Martha Mahala Cain

Female25 December 1841–1924

Brief Life History of Martha Mahala

When Martha Mahala Cain was born on 25 December 1841, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, David Cain, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Jane Lynch, was 35. She married Isaac Jackson on 23 August 1859. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sugar Creek, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Grand River Township, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in 1924, in Pratt, Kansas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Jackson
Martha Mahala Cain
Marriage: 23 August 1859
Nancy J. "Jenny" Jackson
Mary L. Jackson
William B Jackson
Sarah Elizabeth Jackson
Emily E. Jackson
John Andrew Jackson
David Jackson

Sources (6)

  • Martha Jackson in household of Isaac Jackson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Cain - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Martha Mahala Cain
  • Martha Mahala Cain in entry for Isaac Jackson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1859
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 7

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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