David Cain

Brief Life History of David

When David Cain was born on 10 March 1807, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Cain, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ausmus, was 23. He married Nancy Jane Lynch on 23 September 1830, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pettis Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 10 July 1882, in Platte City, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wildhorse Cemetery, McLouth, Jefferson, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Cain
Nancy Jane Lynch
Marriage: 23 September 1830
Jesse Harvey Cain
William Fletcher Cain
Sarah Jane Cain
Drucilla Cain
John T. Cain
Eli Aaron Cain
Martha Mahala Cain
Joseph Riley Cain
John Cain
Jahew A. Cain
Tuly A. Cain

Sources (7)

  • David Carie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Cain, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • David Cain, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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