Deborah Delong Masters

Brief Life History 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 Robert George Washington 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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Robert George Washington Cain
Deborah Delong Masters
Marriage: about 1815
James Jesse Cain
Thomas Benjamin Cain
John Harold Cain
Washington Hamilton Cain
Emiline Cain
George Jefferson Cain
Sarah Cain
Celina Elizabeth Cain

Sources (4)

  • Delony Cain in household of George Cain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Deborah Delong Cain, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Deborah Martins in entry for Celina Little, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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

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

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

habitational and occupational name from Middle English (atte) maisteres ‘(at the) master's (house)’, a name for someone who lived or worked there, normally a servant. Compare Master and Masterman , and for the type compare Maidens , Monks , Parsons .

variant of Master , with post-medieval excrescent -s.


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

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