Thomas Cain

Male1792–August 1873

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Cain was born in 1792, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, his father, William Cain, was 17 and his mother, Annie Neal, was 16. 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 lived in Monroe, Franklin, Mississippi, United States in 1820. He died in August 1873, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (8)

  • Thos Cain, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Cain, "Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951"
  • Thomas Cain, "United States Census, 1820"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1815Franklin, Georgia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (4)

    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

    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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