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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Thomas Cain
Sarah Nix
Marriage: 31 December 1815
John Franklin Cain
Eli Cain
Benjamin B. Cain
Alpha Omega Cain
Nancy Jane Cain
William Thomas Cain
Joshua Cain
Harriet Arrilla "Rilla" Cain

Spouse and Children

31 December 1815
Franklin, Georgia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Annie Neal





    Ransom Joseph Cain


    Nancy E. Cain



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.

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’.

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

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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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