Robert George Washington Cain

Brief Life History of Robert George Washington

When Robert George Washington Cain was born in 1793, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Cain, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Goodpaster, was 20. He married Deborah Delong Masters about 1815, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years and Greene, Illinois, United States for about 5 years. He died on 23 December 1868, in White Hall, Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, 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 (7)

  • George Cain, "United States Census, 1820"
  • George Cain, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Geo. Cain in entry for Celina Little, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Manx: from Gaelic Mac Catháin ‘son of Cathan’, see Kane . The personal name literally meant ‘warrior’, a derivative of Manx cah ‘battle’ (Irish cath).

English: variant of Cane .

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the city of Caen in Calvados, France.

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

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