This collection consists of three Raney family Bibles, personal papers of W.H. Raney, three postcards, and five volumes of the "Rainey Times" publication from the early 1980s.
The Raney family, also spelled Rainey and Ranney in various records, are documented among the earliest permanent white settlers in the region, with members of the family documented in Lawrence County, Missouri Territory, as early as 1816. These family Bibles provide genealogical records of the family dating to the late eighteenth century. Descendants of those early settlers still reside in the Lawrence County, Arkansas, area.
Document; 8.5" x 11"
Lawrence County (Ark.); Arkansas
Raney family papers, MSNE.0042
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Rainey family Bibles, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
United States History