States: Illinois: Calhoun
My line is GUINN of Lincoln Co, NC. I have GUINN ancestry to share with descendants of Mary Guinn m. John H. Bane/Bain and had the following children per this bio. I have found George H. Bain and Levi C. Bain and families in this county to date.
Excerpt from Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois, published in 1891 article on Levi C. Bain.
"Our subject (referring here to Levi's father, John Bain) was united in marriage in early manhood to Mary Guinn who was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina in 1812...Her father, George Guinn, was a Virginian by birth and went from there to South Carolina with his parents, and thence to North Carolina where he married, taking as his wife, Annie Wheeler, a native of North Carolina. He finally moved to the Territory of Missouri, traveling overland and was pioneer of Lincoln County. He bought land near Troy which he developed into a farm and made his home until his death, and his wife also died in Missouri. Mrs. Bain now resides in Batchtown (Calhoun County, Illinois) with her children. She is the mother of 13 children, of whom the following twelve lived to maturity: William, Mary, Effie, Julia, John, Emeline, Rhoda, George, Martha, Levi, Charles, and Sarah. James, the first born, died young."
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