Biography of Henry C. Rains
Tipton County, IN Biographies





HENRY C. RAINS, carpenter, contractor and lumber dealer, was born in Marion County, Ind., October 22, 1842; he is the son of George W. Rains; was retired in the counties of Marion and Tipton. While attending school at Cambridge City, the war of the rebellion broke out, and he enlisted in the Nineteenth Battery, and was mustered into service August 11, 1862; he took part in some of the hardest fought battles of the war, being with Sherman on his campaign to the sea, and participating in the battles of Perryville, Ky., Milton, Tenn., Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga, Rocky Face Ridge, Ga., Chattahoochee River, sieges of Atlanta and Savannah, also at Bentonville, Jonesboro and Peach Tree Creek; he was discharged May 13, 1865, with the same company in which he entered, being one of the thirteen who returned out of 145 who went away. After his return from the service, he entered into the saw mill and lumber business, in which he has been engaged for fourteen years; he owns a saw mill with a capacity for cutting 5,000 feet per day; he is also a contractor, and is meeting with success; he owns 120 acres of land, in Sections 31 and 32, Cicero Township, of which forty acres are under cultivation and well drained by tile and open ditches. He was married in Clinton County, January, 1876, to Miss Mary Moore. They have a family of five children, viz: Henry, Charles, Willie. Mary and Albert.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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