More About Joel Herron Rainer: Education: 2 years at Troy University. Elected 1: 1861, Elected Alabama Legislature in his district. Elected 2: 1888, Represented his congressional district in the National Democratic Convention at St. Louis. Military service: Bet. 15 Sep 1861 - Jun 1865, Captain in the Confederate Army during Civil War; Company I 17th Alabama Infantry; Wounded in arm at Battle of Shiloh. Occupation 1: Taught school for 1 year. Occupation 2: Abt. 1850, Spent 3 years operating a Mercantile business in Bruceville, Pike County, Alabama. Occupation 3: Bet. 1865 - 1869, Farmer in Pike County, Alabama. Occupation 4: 1869, Mercantile busniess in Union Springs called Miles & Rainer, then Rainer, Jelks & Ely, and then renamed J.H. Rainer & Sons. Occupation 5: 1890, President of Home Enterprise Company in Union Springs. Occupation 6: 17 Jan 1890, Opened Merchants & Farmers Bank in Union Springs and was President. He was also a director in the Union Springs cotton mills, a director & stockholder in the Bank of Montgomery, & a stockholder in the Commercial Insurance Company of Montgomery.. Other-Begin: Member of St. John's F & A.M. Lodge at Union Springs. Residence 1: 1870, Union Springs, Bullock, Alabama.113 Residence 2: 1850, Not Stated, Pike, Alabama.114 Residence 3: 1880, Union Springs, Bullock, Alabama.115
More About Joel Herron Rainer and Susan A. Christian: Marriage: 1852
More About Joel Herron Rainer and Roxanna Ellis: Marriage: 1858, Pike County, Alabama.
More About Joel Herron Rainer and Josephine Wood: Marriage: 02 Jan 1866
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