|About North Carolina Raynor Family Genealogy
Welcome to my North Carolina family . . .
North Carolina has provided the backdrop for the history of many Raynor and
connected families who by now have spread throughout the United States. My
first documented ancestor was David Rainer who may have actually been named
William David Rainer. Currently knowledge exists to substantiate that David
Rainer had at least two wives.
I have designed this site to preserve the history of the NC Raynors,
descendants of David Rainer, his two wives and associated families and to
separate us from the Northern lineage with whom we currently have found no
Information has been discovered about many other early North Carolina
Rainers/Raynors who are possibly connected to David`s line. Some of that
information, although not currently documented as actually being connected to
this line, is also being presented in these pages for interested family
This site is currently under construction with only a limited amount of
material to view at present. Over time information that has been collected
throughout the years about my Raynor and connected families who originated
primarily in North Carolina will be placed on this site and the site will
begin to grow. Any and all information from connected families will be
welcome and your family photos will share an honored position on the site for
all family members and interested parties to enjoy.
Additional connected Raynor family history can be found at Sally`s Family
Place by going to http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/ and for those interested
in the Canadian Raynors of Prince Edward Island go to
Donna Sherron of Johnston County, NC is a major co-contributor to this web
site. Her husband is a descendant of David Rainer and his second wife Amy.
Donna is herself a virtual library of family information in her own right and
eagerly welcomes your family history questions. She can be contacted at
John L. Edwards, also a Raynor descendant, born in Grantham, Wayne Co, NC, now
resides in Houston, Texas and has also contributed family information as
well as numerous photos for use on this site. John's father, John Edwards,
was brother to my grandmother Annie Edwards Raynor, children of Gaston Edwards
and Civil Eliza Draughon. Civil Eliza descended from David Rainer through his
daughter Piercy Rainer who wed both Green Wood and John Bright Draughon.
Please sign our guestbook. We may not yet have much information to offer but
hearing from you will add so much more to this family.
ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ...
at our doorstep.
***To all who access this site, please enjoy all the benefits of exploring our
Raynor family history but please do not utilize any of this material for
commercial or financial gain or publication of any kind***
One of the newest tools available to genealogists utilizes DNA testing. These
tests can help to solve long standing problems in tracking family lines and
determining areas of origin.
In order to help solve the puzzles remaining in the Rainer/Rayner/Raynor family
ancestry, a DNA project has been established. The project is set up through
Family Tree DNA, which is also working with the National Geographic Society and
IBM on the human genographic project. Details are available at:
www.familytreedna.com. For testing information, click on "Pricing", for the
various tests from which to choose.
When ready to order a kit for being tested, click on "Projects", then go to the
search window in the upper right corner of the screen. Enter "Rainer" and click
on "project search. In the next screen, click on the Rainer name, underscored.
There will be a screen for ordering a kit for testing.
If I can help with answering questions, just let me know.
Sue S. Coffelt
Rainer Project Administrator
Archie Raynor Jr, aka James Archie Raynor died last Monday, January 10, 2005
at his home at 6705 William R. King Rd in Newton Grove, NC. He was the uncle
of the site web master, Betty Raynor.
Lorene Shields died also on Monday, January 10, 2005. She was the mother of
Donna Sherron who is also a major contributor to this site.