Deborah Delong Masters

7 April 1794–9 August 1870 (Age 76)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Deborah Delong

When Deborah Delong Masters was born on 7 April 1794, in Virginia, United States, her father, Hillery Masters, was 36 and her mother, Mary Davies, was 36. She married George Cain about 1815, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 9 August 1870, in Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jones Cemetery, White Hall Township, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Cain
Deborah Delong Masters
Marriage: about 1815
James Jesse Cain
John Harold Cain
Washington Hamilton Cain
Thomas Benjamin Cain
Emaline Cain
George Jefferson Cain
Sarah Cain
Celina Elizabeth Cain

Spouse and Children

about 1815
Overton, Tennessee, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Robert Masters


    Thomas Masters


    Nancy Goodman Masters


    William Carroll Masters



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 18

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Master . Reaney notes the medieval example atte Maysters ( 1327 ), and suggests this might have denoted someone who lived at a master's house, a master's servant or perhaps an apprentice.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Delony Cain in household of George Cain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Deborah Kane in household of George Kane, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Deborah Delong Cain, "Find A Grave Index"

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