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Gilbert was reported as an 8 year old child in the 1850 census, son of Joel Rains in a large family. He was reported in 1860 as head of household including him and his presumed spouse, Rebecca Carver. I believe he is the father of Gilbert Raines (note spelling change)who
is my grandfather and was born in 1862. I can't find anything else on him. Makes me wonder if presumed Great-grandpa Gilbert was in trouble and got hung or something and Grandpa Gilbert changed his name. To look better, there was report of one Gilbert Raines being a civil war POW, but I haven't been able to track that down.
I am also Gilbert Raines (b. 1931 - ). I would like to hear from you.
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