Alfred Cain

8 July 1807–27 October 1856 (Age 49)
Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Cain was born on 8 July 1807, in Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Andrew Cain, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Borren, was 32. He married Susanna Hart on 5 January 1832, in Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 27 October 1856, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Cain
Susanna Hart
Marriage: 5 January 1832
Sarah Ann Cain
Alfred W Cain
Andrew M Cain
James M Cain
Henrietta Cain
Katherine Kane
John Hart Kane

Spouse and Children

5 January 1832
Owen, Indiana, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Borren




    Charles Cain


    Sally Cain


    Annie Kane


    Secilia Cain


    Morrison Cain


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 11

Illinois is the 21st state.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 14

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Cain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred Cain in entry for Catherine Gilmore, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Alfred Cain in entry for Catherine Gilmore, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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