Thomas Cain

1792–August 1873 (Age 81)
Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Cain was born in 1792, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, his father, William Cain, was 16 and his mother, Annie Neal, was 15. He married Sarah Nix on 31 December 1815, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died in August 1873, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cain
1792–1873
Sarah Nix
1798–1873
Marriage: 31 December 1815
John Franklin Cain
1816–1878
Eli Cain
1827–1858
Benjamin B. Cain
1829–1910
Alpha Omega Cain
1832–1915
Nancy Jane Cain
1833–1912
William Thomas Cain
1835–1912
Joshua Cain
1837–1878
Harriet Arrilla "Rilla" Cain
1839–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1815
Franklin, Georgia, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1776–1830Male

    Annie Neal

    Female1777–Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1792–1873Male

    Ransom Joseph Cain

    Male1797–1878Male

    Nancy E. Cain

    Female1802–1885Female

    Male1810–1862Male

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 3

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1817

Age 25

Mississippi is the 20th state.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain, patronymic from Iain, one of the Gaelic forms of John . This name is found in many other spellings, including Mccain , Kean , and Mckean . In some cases it may also be a variant of Coyne .2 English: variant spelling of Cane .3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados, France, named with the Gaulish elements catu ‘battle’ + magos ‘field’, ‘plain’.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Cain, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"
  • Thomas Cain / Changing Father to William
  • Thomas Cain / Sarah Nix

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