The reverse of the photo is inscribed “Ema Rainwater Dan Rainwater 1874 Mom’s cousins.” We originally identified Daniel as Daniel W. Rainwater, son of Alexander Martin Rainwater and Sarah Elizabeth Emmett. Emma presented a quandry — we believed that it was either his sister Emma Jane Rainwater Morrison, or his wife Emma Bemis Rainwater.
According to Kim Rainwater, who is a descendant of this line, the photo she has of Daniel W. Rainwater does not match this one, throwing the identity of the individuals in this photo into question.
This leaves the slim but real possibility that this couple is Daniel and Emma Emmett. Daniel Emmett was Sarah Elizabeth Emmett Rainwater’s brother, and Emma was his 2nd wife.
If you can positively identify this photo, please send an email with the information.
The original photograph is owned by Alissa Hill, who contributed the scan for this page.
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