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Jessie (Taylor) Rainey (abt. 1907 - 1941)

Jessie Rainey formerly Taylor
Born about in Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1940 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at about age 34 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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In the 1910 Census, two-year-old Jessie W. Taylor was living in the household of her grandmother Charlotte Carhall. Charlotte Carhall was age 47, widowed, mother of 16, 10 then living, b Arkansas as were her parents. Charlotte Carhall's children living with her were Samuel, age 19; Maggie Carhall age 16; Walter Carhall age 12; Alonzo Carhall age 11 and Annabel Carhall, age 8.[1]

In the 1920 Census, 13-year-old Jessie Taylor is the stepdaughter of George Grant.[2]

Jessie Rainey was the daughter of Evan Taylor and Julia Grant, natives of Mississippi. She was the wife of William Rainey. She died of an impacted kidney stone.[3]


  1. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 December 2022), Jessie W Taylor in household of Charlotte Carhall, Beat 3, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 75, sheet 16B, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 760; FHL microfilm 1,374,773.
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 August 2018), Jessie Taylor in household of George Grant, Beat 3, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States; citing ED 82, sheet 7B, line 72, family 140, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 895; FHL microfilm 1,820,895.
  3. "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 March 2021), Julia Grant in entry for Jessie Rainey, 22 Aug 1941; Death, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 January 2021), Jessie Lee Rainey in household of William Rainey, Civil District 1, Shelby, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 98-273, sheet 15B, line 59, family 320, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3969.

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