Jacob Cain

21 May 1837–22 December 1903 (Age 66)
Marshall, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Cain was born on 21 May 1837, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Jacob Cain, was 22 and his mother, Ann Elizabeth Earlewine, was 20. He married Mary Miller on 10 February 1862, in Wetzel, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wetzel, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Center District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 22 December 1903, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Knob Fork, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Cain
Mary Miller
Marriage: 10 February 1862
Jefferson Cain
Wells Cain
Martha Cain
Catherine Carrie Cain
Dolover Cain
Emily Cain
Lindsay Ellsworth Cain

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 7
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas
Age 24
The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

(1997: 21548;2007: 44498; 2010: 60948)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 .

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

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Sources (18)

  • Jacob Cane in household of John Cane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Cain, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Jacob Cane in entry for Wells Cain, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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