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Adam & Cynthia Wood-McLain Family
Posted by: Connie McLain-Guldner Date: December 29, 2001 at 17:26:08
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SEEKING INFO ABOUT FAMILY OF ADAM & CYNTHIA J. WOOD-MCLAIN. This family began in Decatur Co., Iowa when Adam and Cynthia married in 1864. Adam came to Decatur Co., Iowa with his parents in 1850's. 6 of the 7 children were born in Decatur Co. Iowa but the last was born in Plymouth Co. Iowa so they obviously relocated in Plymouth County bet. Jan. 1884 and March 1888.

Adam is the brother to my gr-gr-grandfather, Samuel McLain.

ANY INFO YOU CAN HELP WITH WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. I have lots of info on Adams siblings and ancestry adn even some pictures I'd be glad to swap with other researchers.
Contact me at connieg56@aol.com


Adam McLain (Son of John McLain & Mary M. Ketring)) was born June 18, 1839 in Hopewell Twp, Bedford Co., PA, and died January 14, 1913 in LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa. He married Cynthia Jane Wood November 24, 1864 in Decatur County, IA, daughter of John Wood and Elizabeth Goble. She was born April 24, 1846 in Jefferson County, IA, and died October 27, 1918 in Plymouth Co., IA.

Information obtained from a page out of the history of Decatur County, Iowa which was written when Adam was still living and when he had but one grandchild (Carroll E. Franklin born about 1890) who was the child of his daughter Arilla, and her husband John Franklin.

Adam lived at home until the age of 22 and helped build up the home and contribute to the support and care of his parents. Adam married Cynthia Wood in April, 1846 whose family had also settled in New Buda Township in 1854. For five years after Adam & Cynthia married, they lived on Section 10 (New Buda Township), renting his brother Jacob's farm. In 1869, they moved to his own farm which is also in Section 10 of New Buda Township (Decatur County, IA). Adam devoted his time to stock-raising, being one of the most extensive dealers in the county. Adam was considered on of New Buda's best citizens. He was honorable in his business dealings, enterprising and public-spirited. He was always relied upon to advance any cause tending to the general good.

Children of Adam McLain and Cynthia Wood are:

i.       Arilla Jane McLain, born August 06, 1865 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA; died June 26, 1934 in LeMars, Plymouth Co., IA. She married John Carrol Franklin April 26, 1885 in New Buda Twp., Decatur Co., IA; died January 26, 1933 in LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa.

ii.       Joseph Jacob McLain, born January 04, 1867 in New Buda Twp., Decatur Co., IA; died October 10, 1942 in Leon, Decatur Co., IA. He married Millie Jane Davis November 24, 1889 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA; born May 15, 1873 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA; died April 07, 1967 in Leon, Decatur Co., IA.

iii.       Esther Ann McLain, born June 24, 1871 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA; died in LeMars, Plymouth Co., IA. She married Leonard T. Bullington December 27, 1893 in LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa.

iv.       Mary Ellen McLain, born November 27, 1869 in Decatur Co., IA; died August 13, 1870 in New Buda Twp, Decatur Co., IA.

v.       Bertha Elizabeth McLain, born July 31, 1881 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA; died in Plymouth Co., IA. She married Peter Ruppert December 07, 1897.

vi.       Estella E. McLain, born January 28, 1884 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA; died January 16, 1949. She married William Burton Hasbrooke October 09, 1900.

vii.       John Lyman McLain, born March 22, 1888 in Plymouth Co., IA; died January 1949 in Davis City, Decatur Co., IA. He married Estella E. Thoms 1909 in Davis City, Decatur Co., , IA; born July 26, 1890 in LeMars Plymouth Co., IA; died October 10, 1951.



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