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Re: Edward (Ned) Rainbow

Posted: 1 Sep 2002 10:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Jun 2003 11:38AM GMT
Surnames: Rainbow, Jackson
I am a descendant of Ed Rainbow. In the census records of New Kent, VA he can be found in 1810 as Edward Rainbow, in 1820 as Ned Rainbow, and in 1830 again as Edward Rainbow. He was married to Martha Braddenham. I assume that Ed died prior to the 1840 census but have no evidence of that. I was aware of the Buckingham Co., VA Rainbows who are found in the 1880 census. They were possibly Ed's descendants. Edward's daughter, Theodosia, married Shandy Jackson and I am a descendant of this line. I followed census records of the Rainbow name and shortly after 1880, the Rainbow name had disappeared from Buckingham County. I found that Rainbows who had been born in VA had moved to many states including NC, Ohio, and eventually even to California. Family lore has it that Ed was a full-blooded Chickahominy Indian but was listed as Black in the census. Native Americans were treated so badly in VA at the time that many reportedly passed for Black.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Martin Rainbow 4 Apr 1999 4:20PM GMT 
MoccaU 7 Apr 1999 9:40PM GMT 
Alexis Rainbow 13 Apr 2001 8:45AM GMT 
MoccaU 1 Aug 2001 4:02AM GMT 
Alexis 1 Aug 2001 1:17PM GMT 
deoliver47 25 Sep 2001 5:38PM GMT 
calvind1 2 Sep 2002 4:14AM GMT 
Michael Rainbow 10 Apr 1999 8:46PM GMT 
MARTIN GRAHAM RAINBOW 8 Jul 1999 4:09PM GMT 
DougBooth77 9 Feb 2007 3:24AM GMT 
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