Margaret J. McClain

Brief Life History of Margaret J.

When Margaret J. McClain was born in February 1839, in Ohio, United States, her father, John McClain, was 30 and her mother, Julia Mary Stephenson, was 27. She married Henry Merryman on 18 October 1858, in Adams, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Eden Township, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Adams, Indiana, United States for about 40 years.

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Thomas Dean
1845–1919
Margaret J. McClain
1839–
Marriage: 5 November 1871
Cora Dean
1872–1916
Martha M. Dean
1874–1885
Morton Berchard Dean
1880–1913

Sources (10)

  • Margaret Mcclain in household of John Mcclain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Jane Mclain, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • M J Maclain in entry for Charles W Merryman and Mary E Andrews, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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

Scottish and Manx: variant of McLean .

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

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