Col Alexis Theodore “A.T.” Rainey

Col Alexis Theodore “A.T.” Rainey

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Death 17 May 1891 (aged 68)
Burial Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5431424 · View Source
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~~A.T. Rainey~~
Was born to parents Mathew F. Rainey and Polly Hobsen Rainey, of Georgia.
He had the following siblings;
Oscar F. 1820-1844, Christopher Columbus 1824-unk, Thaddeus A., Alexander, Sarah Albina, Martha Julia 1832-unk. & Frank 1837-unk. (Sarah married a Quarles)
He married Ann Elizabeth Quarles.
They had the following children;
1. Arthur 1852-1933
2. Frank Caro (married Dollie Fields)1869-1936
3. Annie (married a Ralph Lacy)1863-1886
4. Herbert (died as a child)1858
5. Lulah (died as a child)1858

On January 1, 1850 he married Ann E. Quarles of
Alabama; they had 7 children. The 1860 census listed Rainey and his family living in Palestine, Texas where he worked as a lawyer. In 1859 Rainey was elected to a seat in the Texas senate as a Democrat and represented the Twelfth Texas District through the regular session. He resigned in February 1860. Anderson County selected him to be one of three delegates to the Secession convention held in Austin where he voted to secede from the United States.

After the outbreak of the Civil War, Rainey organized the Anderson county Invincibles at Palestine on May 11, 1861. They were soon absorbed in to the First Texas Infantry, Company H, and Rainey was made major. He was promoted to lieutenant colonial on November 12, 1861, and then made colonel on January 2, 1862. In the battle at Gaines' Mill June 27, 1862, he was wounded and went home to Texas. Although he was unable to return to active military engagements, he was assigned to staff duty in Houston by Gen. John Bankhead Magruder. He was dropped from the rolls of the First Texas Infantry early in 1864 when he was succeeded by Frederick S. Bass.

Alexis Rainey resumed his law practice and farmed in Anderson County after the war. He remained active in public life; he was a presidential elector for Horace Greeley in the 1872 election. Rainey died in Elkhart, Texas on May 17, 1891.

Source; Handbook of Texas, Online
Family history; Dollye Sheridan Jeffus, Great-Grandaughter of A.T. Rainey


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  • Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
  • Originally Created by: Norida Meredith
  • Added: 8 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5431424
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Alexis Theodore “A.T.” Rainey (5 Jun 1822–17 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5431424, citing Pilgrim Cemetery (White Section), Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paul Gunnels (contributor 47394940) .