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Emory Rains Emory Rains
Full Name: Emory Rains
Date of birth: May 4, 1800
Date of death: March 4, 1878

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Springville / Wood   Upshur, Wood
H 25 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Shelbyville / Shelby   Panola, San Augustine, Shelby
H 9 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Shelbyville / Shelby   San Augustine, Shelby
H Shelby Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (3)     Shelbyville / Shelby   Shelby

(1) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(2) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Emery Rains. Senate Journal. 8th R.S.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 157. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • RAINS, EMORY (1800-1878). "Sometime before 1859 he moved to Wood County; he represented that county in the Senate of the Eighth Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Emory Rains. "As a state senator from Wood County, Rains refused to swear allegiance to the Confederacy and remained at home farming for the rest of the war." Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • RAINS COUNTY and EMORY, TEXAS, named for Emory Rains. Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online
  • Sarah Brown Hipp Barrett, mother of Eli Brown Barrett, was the niece of Emory Rains, pp. 104-105. Relatives: Emory Rains - great-uncle; Eli Brown Barrett - great-nephew. Bonham Public Library. Fannin County Folks & Facts, 1977, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Emory Rains, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Private Land Claims  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Claims and Accounts  
    Post Routes  
    Public Buildings  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Apportionment of Representation, Select  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Internal Improvements  

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