Jesse Harvey Cain

Brief Life History of Jesse Harvey

When Jesse Harvey Cain was born on 16 July 1831, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, David Cain, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Jane Lynch, was 24. He married Letitia Jackson on 24 March 1856, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Holt, Missouri, United States in 1876. He died on 19 May 1863, in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 31.

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Jesse Harvey Cain
Letitia Jackson
Marriage: 24 March 1856
James David Cain
Harriette Emily Cain
John William Cain

Sources (5)

  • Jessee Caine, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jesse Harvey Cain - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Jesse H. Cain
  • J Cain in entry for John W Cain and Lydie J Poteet, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

World Events (7)

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries 1841: Gentry County created from Non-county Area 12

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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