Rayner Family Cemetery

Markers in the
Rayner Family Cemetery
Powellsville, NC

Spring 2000 – Photos by Dean Fife
Location: Located 1 mile from Powellsville on left side of road (Dilday Road off the Cremo Road) leading to Rosemead, about 600 yards from road in the middle of a field.
Was Garden at the old Rayner home (destroyed by fire about 1945.)
(Transcribed by Sally M Koestler May 1998)

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Mary Winifred Rayner and John A Rayner
Inscriptions: Our Mother, Mary W, wife of, J A Rayner, Feb 3 1840, Apr 26 1925
John A Rayner, Born, July 31 1837, Died, Dec 22, 1901

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Uncle Mark and Aunt Sarah
Sarah, wife of William L Mitchell, Born Oct 3 1845, Died May 26 1915
Gone but not forgotten

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Joseph and Lizzie Smithe and daughter Pansy Ross
Joseph Linwood Smith, Sept 12 1873, Jan 30 1936
In Memory of, Lizzie E, Wife of J L Smith, Born July 23 1872, Died May 1 1905
A Kind Wife and Loving Mother
Pansy Smith Ross, Sept 13 1900, Aug 7 1928
Note: In May 1998 – I Sally also found
Marcu Linwood, son of J L & Lizzie Smith, 1902

Luta I Harrell, wife of, R D Trevathan, Born Jan 25 1870 Died Nov 3 1903
Not my will but Thine be done

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Hattie and Morton and son Rudolph
Hattie P Rayner, Feb 14 1879, Jan 29 1958, In God We Trust
Morton L Rayner, Born Feb 1 1869, Died May 26 1927
How desolute our home be Bereft of thee
Rudolph Rayner, son of ML & HP, 1901 – 1904

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Armisted and wife Bettie and son John
John A Rayner, BORN May 3 1875, DIED Jan 4 1919
He died as he lived, Musing on God
BETTIE L, wife of J A Rayner, Born July 18 1879, Died Feb 25 1919
Gone but not forgotten
John A Raynor, Dec 21 1905, Jan 27 1932
Meet me in Heaven

Note: In May 1998 – I Sally also found marker for the daughter of Ed and Christina
Bettie Lou Rayner, Mar 20 1935, Apr 30 1935
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
also a marker for one of Uncle Percy and Aunt Ella’s children
Lula Nel F, Mar 8 1913, Apr 11 1913, Dau of PL & EA Rayner
[Uncle Percy and Aunt Ella and all six of their children were re-interred in the Ahoskie Cemetery]

6 thoughts on “Rayner Family Cemetery”

  1. The Rayner cemetery sits on the corner of the Rayner land. This was the town of Rayners Courthouse. Which still stands today. Rayner was the first county seat in Stonewall County Texas. This is my mother’s family. The two little girls sitting on the porch with their father Emmett Rayner standing behind them. This was in Memphis Tn

    1. That Rayner Cemetery is a different one. of some of the descendants of Sam Rayner and son Elijah in Texas.
      The one listed on this page is of some of Sam’s brother’s Joshua’s.

      1. The cemetery on the land of the Rayner Texas Courthouse is of the Same family as the Rayners from NC and Memphis Tn. My mother is sitting on the porch of the Eli Rayner home in Memphis with my grandfather Emmitt Rayner standing up. You have done a wonderful job of on your research for many families. I’m old and somewhat cantankerous but I definitely appreciate all of your hard work by researching for all families.

      2. sally i am in hattiesburg miss now. i will be at homein alabama before long i am a descendant of the orginal edward oulaw also my name is larry jones my home address is 1605 county road 11 union springs ala 36089 phone # 334-474-3640 (landline) my great great grandfather was named edward outlaw he homesteaded the place i live on. i have copies of the original land grants.mt great grandfather was named edward outlaw also he was in the 23 ala confederate infantry, as well as his tow brothers, sandy alexander and abud harrisson outlaw. look foward to hearing from you, should be at home in about 2 weeks dont have an email address as of now you can try the yahoo email dont know if it still works

  2. Hi Sally. Been a few years. I just got some news from one of my Raynor cousins who had a DNA study done which connects him to a descendant of Amos Raynor.This tells me that my William David Raynor b 1754 came from your line but we have to figure out who. Either he descends from John Rainer and Judith Chapel or a brother of this John Rainer. Your thoughts.???

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