Raines, John a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Hull, England, Jan. 14, 1818. He came to the United States while yet a child, and at the age of nineteen years professed conversion, and united with the Church. Four years later he became a local preacher, and in 1845 was received on trial in the Genesee Conference. He gave to the Church twentysix years of uninterrupted labor, when he was seized with blindness. He died in Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1877. He was a man of strong convictions, earnest and uncompromising piety, and devoted to his work. Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M E. Church, 1877, p. 149.