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John, Ranson, William and Able Cain 179
Posted by: Audrey Date: October 30, 1999 at 05:21:32
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Looking for information on these brothers.
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Descendants of Father Cain

Generation No. 1


Notes for FATHER CAIN:
HALIFAX DISTRICT EDGECOMBE COUNTY. Could this be their father???

Name of head of family: Cain, Joseph
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 1

Children of FATHER CAIN and MOTHER CAIN are:

i. RANSON2 CAIN, b. July 1797; d. 1878; m. ELIZABETH BRYANT; b. 1787; d. 1886.

2. ii. WILLIAM CAIN, b. Abt. 1788, Georgia; d. January 1856, Calhoun County, Mississippi.

3. iii. THOMAS CAIN, b. 1792, Georgia; d. August 1873, Monroe County, Mississippi.

4. iv. ABLE A. CAIN, b. Abt. 1810, Georgia; d. Bef. 1870, Monroe County, Mississippi.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 CAIN (FATHER1) was born Abt. 1788 in Georgia, and died January 1856 in Calhoun County, Mississippi. He married (1) ANNIE NEAL, daughter of JOHN NEAL and NOEL NEAL. She was born in Georgia, and died Bef. 1853. He married (3) CATHERINE KATTY JENKINS. She was born Abt. 1798 in South Carolina, and died Bef. 1860.

Children of WILLIAM CAIN and ANNIE NEAL are:
ii. ALPHA CAIN, b. Abt. 1815; d. m. (1) JACOB FREE; m. (2) SIMON JENKINS, iii. JOANNAH T. CAIN, b. April 07, 1816; d. January 12, 1877, Dallas, Texas - MCCree Cemetery; m. (1) J. M. MOSLEY; m. (2) JONATHON JETER CROSBY, October 29, 1839, Monroe County, Mississippi
iv. LAURA F. CAIN, b. Abt. 1818; m. (1) JONATHON PETER CROSBY; m. (2) J. M. MOSLEY,
Children of WILLIAM CAIN are:
v. WILLIAM R.3 CAIN, b. WFT Est. 1809-1837.
vi. JINCY WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1815, South Carolina; Stepchild; m. ABLE A. CAIN, June 28, 1835, Monroe County, Mississippi; b. Abt. 1810, Georgia; d. Bef. 1870, Monroe County, Mississippi.

Notes for ABLE A. CAIN:
Abel came to the United States from England when he was about 12 years old with his brothers, William, Rawson and Thomas. He later married William's step-daughter Gincy..

vii. ELIZABETH3 CAIN, b. Abt. 1826, Monroe County, Mississippi; m. ANDERSON STEWART, August 1845, Monroe, MS;
viii. ELVIRA CAIN, b. March 04, 1827, Monroe County, Mississippi; m. (1) RYAN C. TROTTER; m. (2) RYAN C TROTTER, ix. OLIVE CAIN, b. Abt. 1831, Monroe County, Mississippi; x. FRANKLIN M. CAIN, b. Abt. 1833, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. Aft. 1880; m. MARTHA ANN CARTER, 1857, Calhoun County, Mississippi; b. 1840, Mississippi; d. February 01, 1910, Eufaula, Oklahoma.
xi. ALBERT T. CAIN, b. Abt. 1835 xii. GILES LEROY CAIN, b. Abt. 1837; d. Blythevile, Arkansas; m. (1) MARTHA C. BROWN, m. (2) MARY EMILY CASTLEBERRY, September 1869, Calhoun Co., MS; b. Abt. 1850;
xiii. AMORILLA CAIN, b. Abt. 1839; xiv. EMILY CAIN, b. Abt. 1841;
3. THOMAS2 CAIN (FATHER1) was born 1792 in Georgia, and died August 1873 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He married SARAH NIX December 31, 1815 in Franklin County, Georgia, daughter of JOHN NIX and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1798 in Union County, South Carolina, and died Bef. 1870 in Monroe County, Mississippi.

Notes for THOMAS CAIN:

Left the State of Georgia in the year of 1819, and settled aong the banks of the Buttahatchie River in the "Monroe County Missippi Area"/

1. Thomas Cain (Cain-Cane) was born Abt. 1792 in Georgia, and died August 28, 1873 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He married Sara "Sallie" Nix on December 31, 1815, in Franklin County, Georgia, daughter of John Nix and Sarah Unknown.

In October, Thomas enlisted as a private in Captain Walter's company of the Georgia Militia in the war of 1812 at Red Hollow, Franklin County, Georgia as a substitute for John Bowman. He was discharged at Fort Hawkins, Georgia. Thomas was served in the U. S. Army during the War with the Creek Nation from August 1813 to March 1814. He was honorably discharged at Milledgeville (Now Balwin County) Georgia. Pension file #20303.)

Sometime during this time period and before 1820, Thomas and his family moved to Monroe County, Mississippi along with two brothers, Rawson and William CAIN. All are listed on the 1820 Federal Census. Thomas settled near what is now Old Hamilton on a farm of 160 acres In the area known as the Buttahatchie Settlement.

In 1833, Thomas CAIN was named guardian of Franklin, James Monroe, Austin NIX and another NIX child not named. Thomas WHITWORTH was appointed as final guardian for these children. A Thomas G. WHITWORTH married Elizabeth Jane EASTER THOMAS in 1877. Elizabeth Jane's first Husband, William M. Thomas was a half brother of Thomas G. WHITWORTH mentioned above and the daughter of Joannah T. CAIN & J. CROSBY? The mother of T.G. Whitworth and Wiliam M. THOMAS was indian.

The children of Thomas and Sally have been compiled from census, deeds and other sources. Because the census before 1850 did not list the names or relationships in the households, it is not always possible to identify them or determine if in fact the minors listed were children or younger siblings. On the 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi census shows two children (one male and one female) born 1810-1820, while the 1830 census narrows it down to 1810-1815. Since Thomas and Sally CAIN did not Marry until December 1815, it would seem this was not their son. It is possible this male was Thomas' younger brother, Able/Abel CAIN as Abel was closely associated with Thomas CAIN'S children, indicating that he may have grown up with them. The female listed on this early census was probably his sister. George HOWELL, Jr. in his studies of the pioneers of Monroe County, included John CAIN of Itawamba County, Mississippi as a possible son of Thomas CAIN. More likely John was another brother.

On December 19, 1850, Thomas applied for a bounty land for his service in the War with the Creek Nation and the War of 1812. This application was #9675 and his service was verified by the Commissioner of Pensions. He purchased three tracts of land in Monroe County with Military Bounty #11577. One of these land purchases was rejected by the commissioner of the U.S. Land Office on March 19, 1852.

On April 26, 1871, Thomas applied for a pension for his military service in the war of 1812. He was required to swear that he had not given aid or comfort to the Confederacy (Pension #15466). This must have been difficult for him to do since he was a loyal Southerner whose sons had served in the conflict. (His son-in-law Moses Perkins Lee also served in the Confederacy).

Sally CAIN filed a declaration for a pension under the Act of March 9, 1879, as a widow of a veteran. She stated that she was living thirteen miles from the County Seat and because of infirmities connected with old age, she was not able to travel there to execute the papers before an officer of the court of record. Her mark was witnessed by F. M. WHITWORTH and G. W. HOUSE and notorized by James J. BASHAM, Justice of the Peace. She gave her address as Temperance Hill, Mississippi.

Sally described Thomas as 24 years of age when he enlisted, a farmer, about 5 (five) and 1/2 (6 inches) feet tall, with flaxen hair, gray eyes and a fair complexion. Apparently, she was mistaken about his age. On September 17, 1879 she was awarded a pension of $8.00 a month....retroactive to March 9, 1878 (Pension #20303).

Thomas and Sallie CAIN lived with their daughter, Nancy J., the wife of P.M. WHITWORTH. On December 8, 1870, a deed of gift was prepared by the CAINS giving possessions and land located in Section 23 and 24, Township 15, range 18, totaling 120 acres to Nancy and F. M. WHITWORTH. F. M. WHITWORTH was required to furnish for Thomas and Sallie CAIN a "comfortable lodging, they are to eat at his table, and fare as the rest of the family during their natural life". This deed was not recorded until May 4, 1874.

Children of THOMAS CAIN and SARAH NIX are:
i. JOHN3 CAIN, b. 1814; m. NANCY UNKNOWN.
ii. FEMALE CAIN, b. Bet. 1815 - 1830, Mississippi.
iii. LUCINDA CAIN, b. 1822, Mississippi; m. (1) JOHN DILLINGHAM, October 28, 1835, Mississippi; m. (2) JAMES MCGAUGHEY, 1845, Mississippi.
Lucinda and James McGaughed deeded Land to Thomas Cain's son, Benjamin, her brother.
James was married before and had a large family from this marriage.

iv. REBECCA ANN CAIN, b. 1825, Mississippi; m. SAMUEL F. BOYD, March 06, 1845, Mississippi.
Notes for Samuel P. Boyd in 1860 in Calhoun County, Mississippi.
v. FEMALE CAIN, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830, Mississippi.
vi. FEMALE CAIN, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830, Mississippi.
vii. ELI CAIN, b. 1827, Mississippi; m. RUTH ANN STEPPHENS-MCGAUGHEY.
viii. BENJAMIN B. CAIN, b. October 14, 1829, Mississippi; d. 1910; m. ELIZABETH SERENA COOK, February 11, 1852, Monroe County, Mississippi; b. December 12, 1832; d. 1914.
ix. ALPHA OMEGA CAIN, b. 1832, Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. Aft. September 1900, Mississippi; m. MOSES PERKINS LEE, December 23, 1847, Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi; b. July 22, 1818, Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee; d. December 06, 1897, Grayson County, Texas.
100% Mississippi Marriages From 1829 to 1900, Surnames Beginning from L to M LEE, MOSES P. marr. CAIN, ALPHA 23/12/1847

Mississippi State Cavalry (Confederate)

It is uncertain at this time why Moses P. Lee was in Grayson County, Texas at the time of his death. It is possible he was visiting his Son Americus L. Lee residing in Grayson County, Texas. His age at the time of his death would have been 79 years old.

A copy of the 1900 Widows Pension for Civil War Confederates shows that Alpha Omega Lee applied for her husbands pension in September of 1900. Application states she was 68 years old, resided in Serepta, Pontotoc County, Mississippi all of her life. It is unknown at this time where and when Alpha died.

Federal Census shows that her parents were born in Georgia. The Federal Census also shows the parents of Moses P. Lee born in South Carolina (Father) and Virginia (Mother).

The following information is taken directly from Units of the Confederate States Army by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. Published by Derwent Books; Midlothian, Virginia. (c)1987.

2nd Cavalry Regiment [also called the 4th and 42nd Regiment] was organized during the spring of 1863. It was formerly the 47th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, which never completed its organization. Its members were from the counties of Adams, Choctaw, Newton, Lee, Lauderdale, Pontotoc, Kemper, and Hinds. The unit was assigned to W. Adams', Mabry's, and F. C. Armstrong's Brigade. After skirmishing in Mississippi it saw action in various conflicts in North Georgia and Alabama. Some of the men were captured in the fight at Selma, and only a remnant surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Lousiana. The field officers were Colonels Edward Dillon and J. L. McCarty, Lieutenant Colonel James Gordon, and Majors J. L. Harris and John J. Perry.

2nd Cav. Bn., State Troops (Organized for six months fall 1863, Maj. Thomas W. Harris; also known as 2nd Cav. Bn., Minute Men or Harris's Cav. Bn., State Troops; probably consolidated late 1864 with 3rd Cav. Bn. and 3rd Cav. Bn., State Troops, redesignated as Ashcraft's Cav. Regt.)

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

Union Dist. - An Inquisition indented taken at J. Greer's on 2 May 1847 before J. Greer, Magistrate, upon view of the body of a negro man Charles, then and there lying dead, upon the oaths of James Hay, George Tucker, H. B. Murphy, Marshal Barnet, Thos. J. Greer, D. Prince, Wm. Harlin, James M. Greer, M. A. Moore, Wesly Sanders, Moses Lee, James Hoabaugh(?), good and lawful men of said district, who do say upon their oaths, upon the evidence of Dr. Thomas J. Greer, that Charles came to his death by the visitation of God in sending a streak of lightning which caused the instant death of said Charles.

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

Signed and sealed by James Hay, George Tucker, H. B. Murphy, M. Barnett, T. J. Greer, D. Prince, Wm. Harlan, James M. Greer, M. A. Moore, Wesly Sanders, Moses Lee, James Holabaugh(?) and Jason Greer, Magistrate.

Moses and Mollie died of Typhoid Fever.

LEE MOLLIE E. OCT 22,1852 DEC 22,1897 W/O A.L. (Elizabeth Crimm) LEE

MOSES P. JUL 22,1818 DEC 6,1897
LEE WILBURN C. JUL 3,1891 FEB 9,1892 S/O A.L.& MOLLIE E.

1850 LEE MOSES P. Monroe County MS 027 Eastern Division Federal Population Schedule MS 1850 Federal Census Index MSS5a1029216

xi. WILLIAM T. CAIN, b. 1836, Mississippi; m. SUSAN E. COOK, January 11, 1855, Monroe County, Mississippi; b. 1837, York County, South Carolina.
xii. JOSHUA CAIN, b. 1837, Mississippi; m. SARAH FRANCIS MCGAUGHEY; b. January 1840, Mississippi.
xiii. HARRIET ARILLA CAIN, b. 1839, Mississippi; m. JACKSON A. MINTER, July 20, 1857, Monroe County, Mississippi.

4. ABLE A.2 CAIN (FATHER1) was born Abt. 1810 in Georgia, and died Bef. 1870 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He married JINCY WILLIAMS June 28, 1835 in Monroe County, Mississippi, daughter of WILLIAM CAIN. She was born Abt. 1815 in South Carolina. Notes for ABLE A. CAIN:
Abel came to the United States from England when he was about 12 years old with his brothers, William, Rawson and Thomas. He later married William's step-daughter Gincy.

Children of ABLE CAIN and JINCY WILLIAMS are:
i. ELIZABETH JANE3 CAIN, b. May 01, 1836, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. January 12, 1917, Westminister, Texas - Elk Grove Cemetery; m. (1) JOHN MCFERREN, July 11, 1853; m. (2) JAMES W. MAXWELL, 1866.
ii. JOHNSON WYLEY CAIN, b. February 22, 1839, Aberdeen,Monroe County, Mississippi; d.Est. 1875-1929, Cadian, Texas - Buried in Eller Flat Cemetery; m. MARTHA ROBINSON, March 1870, Fannin County, Texas;
iii. MARY C. CAIN, b. Abt. 1840; m. GEORGE W. TUCKER, March 18, 1858, Fannin County, Texas.
iv. JAMES T. CAIN, b. Abt. 1843; d. Abt. 1864.

Notes for JAMES T. CAIN:
James Died while serving in the Confederate Army, During the Civil War.
v. WILLIAM ABLE CAIN, b. 1844, Monroe County, Mississippi; m. (1) MARY RIGSBY, November 1860, Lowndes County, Mississippi; m. (2) ADALINE SHANNON CAIN, March 06, 1866, Fannin County, Texas.
vi. FRANKLIN MONROE CAIN, b. May 14, 1845, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. April 29, 1924, Westminister, Texas - Elm Grove Cemetery; m. (1) MARGARET ELIZABETH FORBES, Bef. 1868; m. (2) BARBARA COODY, January 15, 1868, Falls County, Texas.
vii. NANCY E. CAIN, b. Abt. 1848; m. MILTON M. ROBINSON, December 30, 1870, Fannin County, Texas.
viii. JINCY M. CAIN, b. Abt. 1849, Monroe County, Mississippi; d.Texas.
ix. FRANCES MAY CAIN, b. July 1851, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. Texas; m. JOHN M. CARTER, September 08, 1870, Indianola, Fannin County, Texas.
x. SUSAN ARILLA CAIN, b. June 23, 1853, Calhoun Co., Mississippi; d. September 22, 1934, Marlin Falls, Texas; m. (1) ROBERT JOLLY; m. (2) ROBERT WASHINGTON JOLLY, January 01, 1871, Marlin, Texas; b. 1851, Mississippi; d. 1927, Marlin, Texas.
xi. HENRY T. PETTY CAIN, b. June 09, 1857, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. April 29, 1937, Durant, Oklahoma - Buried in the L'Roy Family Plot, Highland Cemetery; m. MARY EVALINE FORBES, September 20, 1876, Falls County, Texas; b. April 28, 1857, Texas; d. June 13, 1901, Buried at Albany, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.
xii. MINERVA VIRGINIA CAIN, b. July 1855, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. February 1917, Falls County, Texas; m. (1) DAVID A. BARTON, December 18, 1872, Falls County, Texas; m. (2) THOMAS JEFFERSON D. JOLLY, Aft. 1888.
xiii. M. BAILEY CAIN, b. April 1860, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. 1860, Monroe County, Mississippi.
xiv. SALLY REBECCA CAIN, b. July 26, 1861, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. October 18, 1946, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas - Buried in Hico Cemetery; m. (1) WILLIAM KILABREW JOLLY, September 10, 1876, Falls County, Texas; m. (2) FILMON THOMPSON DAVIS, November 25, 1890, Falls County, Texas.


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