William Cain

about 1838–
Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Cain was born about 1838, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States, his father, William M Cain, was 40 and his mother, Kesiah A Townsend, was 36.

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Family Time Line

William M Cain
1798–1878
Kesiah A Townsend
1802–1846
Minerva Roberts Cain
1821–1850
William Cain
1838–
Martha Isabella Cain
1823–1880
Isabelle Cain
1824–1881
Ann Cain
1825–1844
Lucinda Cain
1826–1880
Mahala Cain
1828–1846
Hester Ann Cain
1832–1906
Mary Elizabeth Alice Cain
1834–1860
John Franklin Cain
1837–1898
Nancy Young Cain
1837–1866
Ayers M Cain
1838–1870
Agnes Cain
1841–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Minerva Roberts Cain

    Female1821–1850Female

    Female1823–1880Female

    Isabelle Cain

    Female1824–1881Female

    Female1825–1844Female

    Lucinda Cain

    Female1826–1880Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 8

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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 (1)

  • William Cain in household of William Cain, "United States Census, 1850"

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