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William Cain

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
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Father of John Cain, Sr.

Managed by: James D Roberts
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Source 1: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jecain/index.htm#cain Site built and owned by John E Cain 1211 Maritime Lane Wylie, TX 75098

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MY CAIN LINE .. Links to Other Cain Pages: A Quick Look At My Cain Line The Descendants of William Caine of Baltimore County Maryland (42k) .. IN MARYLAND [16?? - c1750] The Compiled Records of Baltimore County Maryland (56k) .. IN NORTH CAROLINA [c1750 - c1780] The Compiled Records of Orange County North Carolina (79k) HCB Manuscript: The Family of Hugh and James Caine (127k) .. IN GEORGIA [c1780 - c1805] The Compiled Records of Hancock County Georgia (42k) .. IN MISSISSIPPI [c1805 - c1858] The Compiled Records of Wilkinson County Mississippi (167k) The Compiled Records of Amite County Mississippi (96k) .. IN LOUISIANA [c1858 - c1869] The Compiled Records of Caldwell Parish Louisiana (41k) .. IN TEXAS [c1869 - c1894] The Compiled Records of Harrison County Texas (15k) The Compiled Records of Panola County Texas (9k) .. IN OKLAH0MA [c1894 - c1920] The Compiled Records of Jefferson County Oklahoma (26k)

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A Quick Look at My CAIN Line WILLIAM CAINE bought land called "Richardson's Plain" in Baltimore County Maryland in 1686. The land was located on the Gunpowder Falls River in what is now the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The only known child of William Caine was a son John Caine.

JOHN CAINE, along with three of his sons, John Caine Jr, Hugh Caine, and James Caine were mentioned in Scharff's "History of Baltimore City and County" as part of a group of people who were to receive land in disputed territory between Maryland and Pennsylvania in 1736. The name was spelled "Kaine" in this accounting.

HUGH CAINE, along with his brother JAMES CAINE, migrated to Orange County North Carolina around 1750/60. It was about this time that the "e" was dropped from "Caine" and the normal spelling became "Cain". Hugh had children: William Cain, Hugh Cain , Jacob Cain, Allen Cain, Ann Cain, John Cain, Margaret Cain and James Cain.

WILLIAM CAIN along with wife Rachel, moved to Hancock County Georgia sometime in the 1780's. The children of William and Rachel were: John Cain, James Cain, Nancy Cain, Frances (Fanny) Cain, Margaret Cain, Allen Cain, and William Cain, Jr. About 1806, William Cain Sr, with most of his family moved to the Natchez District of Mississippi in what is now Wilkinson County Mississippi.

WILLIAM CAIN, JR. Very little is known of William Cain, Jr. He, along with David Irwin and David's wife Frances (Fanny) Cain, obtained a passport in 1807 to pass through the Creek nation to the Natchez district of Mississippi where they joined the rest of the family.

ARCHIBALD W. CAIN (c1799-1869). It is not known for certain that Archibald Cain was the son of William Cain, Jr but evidence points to it. Archibald was born c1799 in Georgia. In 1828, he married Sarah Ann Logan in Wilkinson County Mississippi. Sarah died after giving birth to one child, William L Cain. Archibald married next, in 1831 in Wilkinson County, Julia Ann Cox the daughter of David Cox and Sabrina Glanton. Arch and Julia had the following children: Henry T Cain (died as infant ), Franklin F Cain, Fountain Fairchild Cain, Lemuel Lafayette Cain, Lethia Cain, Carlton C Cain, Archie A Cain, Azaline Cain, Sarah J Cain, and Franklin Cain. In 1834, Arch and Julia moved to Amite County Mississippi where they lived until 1858. In 1858, the family pulled up roots and moved to Caldwell Parish Louisiana. Arch died in Caldwell parish in 1869.

LEMUEL LAFAYETTE CAIN (1842-1909), along with brothers William L and Fountain Fairchild, served in the Third Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War and were all present at the surrender of Vicksburg. After the war, Lemuel married Mary Jane East, daughter of Tarlton and Mary L East. In 1870, Lemuel and Mary Jane were in Harrison County Texas where he was a carpenter. In 1880, the family was in Panola county Texas. Lemuel and Mary Jane had the following children: William Eugene Cain, Charles Quantrelle Cain, Floyd Vaughn Cain, Alda Ella Cain, Freddie Sion Cain, Mary Lila Cain, and Carl Crawford Cain. In approximately 1894, Lemuel and most of the family moved to the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma (now Jefferson County). Lemuel died there in 1909 and Mary Jane in 1923.

FLOYD VAUGHN CAIN (1874-1939) married in 1896, Cora Lee Woolley, the daughter of Elbert P Woolley and Nancy Mary Boyles. Floyd and Cora had children: Herschell Howard Cain, Etha Cain (died infant), Ela Cain, and Maureen Cain. Cora died in 1922 and Floyd married Mitty Guest. Floyd died in 1939.

HERSCHELL HOWARD CAIN (1899 - 1956) is my father.

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Source 2A: Brady, Stokes, Pennington, Hodge, Sherlock, Nilles Entries: 3527 Updated: 2009-02-11 19:43:02 UTC (Wed) Contact: Barbara Sherlock Email: bhsherlock@hotmail.com

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ID: I858 Name: William Cain Sex: M Birth: ABT 1740 in Baltimore Co, MD Death: 1818 in Wilkinson Co, MS Event: Location ABT 1806 Thompson's Creek, Wilkinson Co, MS Event: Location BET 1785 AND 1806 Hancock Co, GA Note: From: North Carolina Dept of Archives and History. (Revolutionary War Service Record of WILLIAM CAIN of Orange Co.Page: 31 Name and Rank: CAIN, WM pt Regiment: 10th Regiment Company: Montforts Date of enlistment: 20 July 78 Period of Service: 9 mos Occurriences: None Reported Other Information: [Register prepared at Philadelphia 28th July 1791] This verifies that the following information is recorded in a manuscript volume in the custody of the State Archives titled "Revolutionary Army Accounts" (Volume I, Page 84, Folio 4): Heading: An account of Specie Certificates paid into the Comptrollers Office by John Armstrong Entry Taker for Land in North Carolina vizt: Number: 3163 By Whom Granted: Mebane and Nichols To Whom Granted: WILLCAIN Date: 20 Aug 83 Sum: 22 pounds, 12 shillings, 4 penceInterest: 14 shillings, 8 pence To What Time: 8 March 1784 Total Amount principal and interest: 23pounds, 7 shillings Approx 1785-1806 in Hancock Co, GA Land on Shoulderbone Creek, Greene Co, GA. (?1786) Moved to Miss. Terr about 1804 1806 Natchez District, MS. 12/24/1806 Thompson's Creek, Wilkinson Co, MS (sold some to Shiloh Baptist Church May, 1815) Came to the Natchez District from Hancock County GA. Early MS Tax Rolls. US Land Patent (Certificate No. 27, 4-1040-R). Wilkinson County Deed Book A-397; Wilkinson County Probate Minutes Book1-028, 029, 030, 031 PASSPORTS ISSUED BY GOVERNORS OF GEORGIA (Page 15 - Mon. 29 Feb 1808) Ordered: That passports through the Creek Nation be prepared for WILLIAM CAIN and David Irwin with the families - which were prepared and signed. PURSUANT TO AN ORDER FROM THE SURVEYOR of the Lands of the United States south of Tennessee and in conformity with a certificate D No. 252. from the Board of Commissioners West of Pearl River, M. T. I have surveyedfor WILLIAM CANE, Assignee of Reuben Dunham, a tract of land on the waters of Thompson's Creek, being Section No. 12 in Township No. 1, RangeNo. 1 East of the Basis-meridian and bounded as follows: Beginning at a White Oak standing on a line of Joseph Dunham's claim andrunning thence with said line South eight degrees East thirty two chainsto a Magnolia standing on the said line thence South fifty two degreesWest fifty five chains to a stake, thence North forty seven degrees Westsixty nine chains to a Dogwood; thence North forty five degrees Eastfifty eight chains to a Holly; thence South thirty three degrees andforty five minutes East thirty two chains & four links to Safsafras;thence North eighty two degrees & fifteen minutes East 31.21 ch. to theplace of beginning. Containing 434 Acres and 54 hundredths of an Acre;and having such shape, form and marks, natural and artificial, as arerepresented in the above plat and description. The 3rd day of April 1806. s/ George Davis. Deputy Surveyor. 24 Dec 1806 #252 WILLIAM CAIN, Assignee of Reuben Dunham 400 ac,Thompson's Creek. Wilkinson County, Mississippi 1813 Tax Record poll=white voter James Cain 40acres Buffalo USA grant 1Poll Allin Cain 150acres Comite USA grant 1Poll 1Slave William Cain 9Slaves (Orange County North Carolina Record of Deeds, Book 25, Page 10.) 26 Nov 1831. This indenture made this 26th November A.D. 1831 by & between JOHN CAIN, JAMES CAIN, WILLIAM CAIN, ALLEN CAIN, David Irvin and Fanny his wife, Lewis Cason & Margaret his wife of Wilkinson County in the state of Mississippi, William Hall, Samuel Hall, Sarah Hall & Nancy Hall of Hancock county in the state of Georgia which said JAMES CAIN, JOHN CAIN,WILLIAM CAIN, ALLEN CAIN, FANNY Irvin & MARGARET Cason are the children &heirs at law of WILLIAM CAIN the elder, all of the county and state first above mentioned, deceased. and which said William Hall, Samuel Hall,Sarah Hall & Nancy Hall are the heirs at law of NANCY Hall dec., daughterof the said WILLIAM the elder, dec. of the one part and Duncan Cameron of Orange County state of North Carolina of the other part. Witnessth that the said parties of the one or first part hereto for & in consideration of the sum of Eight hundred & fifty dollars to them paid by the other orsecond part hereto the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, & confirmed and by thesepresents do give, grant, bargain, sell, alien & confirm unto the party ofthe second part one certain tract of land situate lying & being on Little River in Orange county aforesaid and bounded as follows. Beginning at astake on the river, corner of land Cameron running with his line South117deg East 28 chains & 50 links to a Spanish Oak, thence South 112 deg.West 2 chain & 50 links to a Stake. Thence South 87 deg. East 19 chains & 50 links to a pine, thence South 18 deg. East 22 chains & 50 links to a stake corner of lot no. 6. Thence with lines of said Lot no. 72 deg. West 73 chains to the River, thence up the meander of the same to the first station. Containing ninety five acres and 3/4 acre to the same more or less: being that part of the lands of which HUGH CAIN late of Orange county died seized & possessed, allotted by the commissioners appointed to divide the Real Estate of the said HUGH CAIN deceased to the heirs of the aforesaid WILLIAM CAIN the elder, dec. one of the brothers of the said HUGH CAIN dec. and is _______ marked in the plan & survey the lands of the said HUGH CAIN dec. as lot no. 5 to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all of the rights & appurten there unto belonging to the said party of the second part hereto & his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part hereto for themselves and their heirs & do by these presents covenant, promise and agree to & with the party of the second part hereto, his heirs and assigns as follows that they are the heirs at law of WILLIAM CAIN theelder of Wilkinson county Mississippi dec. that they are seized of an absolute Estate in fee simple in & of the tract of parcel of land herein before mentioned & hereby conveyed that they have full and ample power & authority to sell & convey the same in fee simple that there is no incumbrance or charge on the same, and that will forever warrant & defend the same and every part thereof to this party of the second part hereto his heirs & assigns against the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony of all which the said parties of the first part hereto have set their hands & seals the day and year first herein written.

Orange county November term 1831

The execution of this deed was duly proved in open court by the acknowledgement of David Irwin the subscriber thereto for himself and others and ordered to be registered. Fist(?) s/ J Taylor CC

(Volume 2, Page 146) Inventory and appraisement of WILLIAM CAIN. 1 Negro man $ 750 1 .. Jack $ 950 1 .. Goto (Juto?) $ 700 1 .. Stafford $1100 1 .. Coulman (Coleman?) $1000 1 .. Mishack $1100 1 Negro woman $ 950 1 .. Jane $ 950 1 .. Minnie $ 800 1 .. Ging $ 400 1 .. Chice $ 800 1 .. Chaney $ 800 1 .. Lida $ 800 1 .. boy Sam $ 400 1 .. boy Rapide $ 350 1 .. girl Julyann $ 150 1 Tinsel mare $ 96 1 .. $ 130 1 Sorrel horse $ 125 1 Bay horse $ 90 1 .. $ 40 24 head cattle 7/hd $ 168 20 head meat hogs 7/hd $ 140 1 waggon & gear $ 130 35 head cut hogs, 7/hd $ 144 6 open sows 5/hd $ 30 27 small hogs 2/hd $ 54 5 plows 5/ea $ 25 1 syth & cradle $5, six axes $12 $ 17 1 broad ax $4, 1 stillard $6 $ 10 8 weeding hoes $8, one hand saw at ? $ 12 1 --- at $1, 3 iron wedges $3 $ 4 1 lot of old irons $ 6 3 pairs harness and 3 pairs drawing chains $ 7 one half the price of a cross cut saw $ 3 ? $ 100 2 tables & 4 chairs $5, ----------- $5 $ 10 Household & kitchen furniture $ 18 1 iron kettle $4, 1 rifle gun $10 $ 14 cash in Lard Young (?) hands $ 599.75 ALLEN CAIN to cash $ 50 1 Large Bible $10, one hymn book and Pilgrims $ 10.75 RACHEL CAIN to cash $1787.50 1 iron tooth harrow at $5 $ 5 We the undersigned, being appointed by the Chief Justice of the Orphan's court to appraise the Estate of the late WILLIAM CAIN deceased do hereby certify the above to be a true inventory appraisment of all the Estate(shown?) us by the administrator John. Given under our hands this 21st day of July 1818. ----before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace for Wilkinson County, State of Mississippi, the day and date above aforesaid.

John H. Loves. J P s/ Daniel Williams Lovick Ventrop JOHN CAIN, admins. (Volume 2, Page 176) 20 Oct 1818. Orphans court. Set apart dower of RACHEL CAIN. (Volume 2, Page 199) Account of sales of the Estate of WILLIAM CAIN Senr. deceased to persons following. To Nathaniel Scudder: One lot of tools. To WILLIAM CAIN: One man Hutgards (?) $450, one man Freday(?) $675, one trunk, one bed, one potrack, one lot hogs, one lot of corn, one Negroman Stafford, one Table, one wheel and reel, one sow and pigs. To James McDowell: 4 hoes. To ---- Edwards: 3 --- axes, 1 lot of corn. To Gabriel Caston: 5 hoes, 1 Plough, 1/2 part of Crop out now, 1 Demijohn. To JAMES CAIN: one broad Axe, one Plough, one wedge, one lot hogs, Sowand pigs, one Negro Chain, one Negro Sam, one grind stone, one lot ofcorn, one oven. To Benjamin Germany: 3 --- axes. To David Erwin: farming tools, Scythe and cradle. To Francis Ricahrdson: one lot hogs. To RACHEL CAIN: one plough, one ----, one lot crockery ware, plates,tableware, books, candlestick, one sugar tub, table, bed, trunk, ovenand pot, one large kettle, hogs, cattle, one Negro Ging, one Negro Jack,one demijohn, cookware, one spinning wheel, one tea kettle, one lotcorn, one --- & drawing knife, one plough, one sorrel mare. To Lewis Cason: One plough and chain, Plates etc, Negro Geoles, one Negro Minning. To ANDREW CAIN: one plough. To James W. Caleb: two hides. To JOHN CAIN: One large Bible, Negroes Nice and Julyann, Negro Coleman,one potrack, one sorrell horse. To Daniel McGahey: one waggon. To William Bryan: one lot of hogs. To ALLEN CAIN: one whip, one trunk, one bay horse, one lot hogs, NegroJenny, Negro Mick, Negro Mark, one harrow. To William H. Erwin: one bay filly. To Joseph Whetone: one bay horse. To James Carraway: 6 hogs. To Jannett Nelson: one lot hogs, one lot corn, 22 head cattle, stackfodder. To Henry Duncan: one lot corn. To Thomas R. Plaister: one lot corn. To James Seals: one lot of corn. To James Hall: Negro Lyd, Negro Rapide, one gun. To Merchant at Francisville: 7 bales cotten, s/ JOHN CAIN, admnr. _UID: DA3BE84B4C0845B4B9A5388487B1949E19A6 Change Date: 10 MAY 2008 Father: Hugh Caine b: 1740 in Baltimore Co, MD Marriage 1 Rachel ?? Married: Children:

Ann Cain
Nancy Cain
Frances (Fanny) Cain
Margaret Cain
Allen Cain
William Cain
James Cain b: ABT 1770 in Orange, NC
John Cain b: 24 JUN 1770 in Orange Co, NC
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Source 2B:


Barbara Sherlock's Family Tree

Contact: Barbara Sherlock

Email: bhsherlock@hotmail.com

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  1. ID: I0871 View Post-em!
  2. Name: William Caine
  3. Sex: M
  4. Death: in Baltimore Co, MD
  5. Note:
   WILLIAM CAINE bought land called "Richardson's Plain" in Baltimore County Maryland in 1686. The land was located on the Gunpowder Falls River in what is now the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The only known child of William Caine was a son John Caine. (Source John Cain website)

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


  1. Has Children John Caine
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Source 3: http://www.rootsweb.com/~jecain/index.htm#cainlist

WILLIAM CAINE bought land called "Richardson's Plain" in Baltimore County Maryland in 1686. The land was located on the Gunpowder Falls River in what is now the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The only known child of William Caine was a son John Caine.

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Additional Data and Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~jecain/cain170.htm

WILLIAM CAINE who purchased land called "Richardson's Plain" from Thomas

Richardson in 1686 is the first known Cain of his line. A partial list

of his descendants is shown below.

WILLIAM CAINE (1) - The immigrant? Bought land called Richardson's

  |Plaine |in Baltimore County Maryland in 1686.
  JOHN CAINE (1) - Involved in 1737 Md/Pa border dispute.
     JOHN CAINE, Jr.
     JAMES CAINE (1) - b. Balt. co., Md; d c1782, Orange co., NC.
     |for continuation of this line see Orange co. NC.
     HUGH CAINE (1) - b. Balt. co., Md.; d1781, Orange co., NC.
        HUGH CAIN (3) - b. Balt co., Md; d1826, Orange co., NC.
        JOHN CAIN (2) - b. Balt co., Md; m1769 Catherine Gibson in Balt.
        |  |           d. Balt co., Md;
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        |  HUGH CAIN (2) - b1770 Balt co., Md; m1799 Martha Allison
        |                  d 1839 York co., SC. (For continuation of
        |                  this line, see Cain168.doc.)
        WILLIAM CAIN, Sr (2) - b c1740 Balt. co., Md; m ? in NC; Rev.
           |War soldier; after war settled briefly in Hancock co., GA;
           |moved to Mississippi Terr. c1804; d1818 Wilkinson co. MS.
           (For Continuation of this line, see Orange County, NC)
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Baltimore, Maryland
Age 22