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1. FATHER1 CAIN He married MOTHER CAIN.
Notes for FATHER CAIN:
Name of head of family: Cain, Joseph
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.
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.
Notes for ABLE A. CAIN:
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:
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 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 AUTIE AUG 26,1881 JUL 15,1883 BROTHER
MOSES P. JUL 22,1818 DEC 6,1897
LEE WILLIE JAN 30,1885 FEB 13,1885 SISTER
x. NANCY J. CAIN, b. 1833; m. F. MARION WHITWORTH.
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:
Notes for JAMES T. CAIN:
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