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Raines, Mary Remington () | Marriage Date: 5-8-1838

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"Rev. John Raines was the son of Rev. John and Mary (Sadler) Raines. He was the husband of Mary (Remington) Raines. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church: Genesee (now Western New York) Conference 1845 F 1847 To East Genesee Conference at organization 1848 To Genesee Conference by change of boundaries 1872 To East Genesee Conference at reorganization and to Genesee Conference by consolidation 1876."

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"Rev. John Raines was the son of Rev. John and Mary (Sadler) Raines. He was the husband of Mary (Remington) Raines. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church: Genesee (now Western New York) Conference 1845 F 1847 To East Genesee Conference at organization 1848 To Genesee Conference by change of boundaries 1872 To East Genesee Conference at reorganization and to Genesee Conference by consolidation 1876."
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"Rev. John Raines was born in Hull, England, on the 14th day of January, 1818, and died in Canandaigua, New York, September 4th, 1877. His father, a Local Preacher of the English Wesleyan church, removed to the United States while John was yet a child, and settled, first at Philadelphia and afterward, upon a farm in the vicinity of Canandaigua. At the age of nineteen, he became the subject and possessor of a Christian experience and united with the Methodist Episcopal church in connection with the ministry of Rev. Mr. Perry. Four years later, he became a Local Preacher, and in 1845, he was received on trial into the Genesee Conference, that year holding its session in the City of Buffalo. In 1849, he graduated from the conference course and was ordained both Deacon and Elder by Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamlines. After his reception into the conference as a probationer, his appointments were the following in order: Pultneyville and Victor, two years; Dansville, one year; Lima and Geneve: St. John's Church, Rochester, Lyons, Corning: Hedding Church, Elmira, each two years; Rochester: Alexander Street Church, three years; Newark, one year; Geneva, a second term, two years and Lyons a second term, two years. During the third year of this his last pastorate, after 26 years of uninterrupted labor, his nervous system gave way under his severe labors, and he became at first partially and soon after totally blind. From that time he slowly but steadily declined until his decease, on the 4th of the present month. Brother Raines was a man of strong convictions, to which he was steadily faithful. His piety was earnest and uncompromising. He was an ardent lover of his church, and to her ministry, his whole thought and energy were devoted. He possessed a zeal which never faltered, but burned more brightly as the close of his labors drew near. His private memoranda recorded 700 baptisms by his own hands, 400 marriages and nearly a thousand funerals at which he ministered. The number of persons professing conversion in connection with his ministry must be reckoned literally by thousands. He was a warm hearted and faithful brother, a kind and generous friend and to one and all, a gentleman and a Christian. His works do and will follow him." Written by Rev. DeWitt Clinton Huntington
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Brother of Mary Raines, who is found in 18601219MaryRaines_FMS1. Mary Raines, the daughter of Rev. John Raines Sr. and Mary Sadler Raines, consoles the Seward family following the death of Hugh McClallen.
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