Joseph Cain

5 November 1822–20 April 1857 (Age 34)
Douglas St George, Isle of Man

The Life Summary of Joseph

Joseph Cain was born on 5 November 1822, in Douglas St George, Isle of Man as the son of James Cain and Ann Moore. He married Elizabeth Whitaker on 24 January 1847, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Onchan, Isle of Man in 1841. He died on 20 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Cain
Elizabeth Whitaker
Marriage: 24 January 1847
Elizabeth Turner Cain
Joseph Moore Cain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1847At Sea
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    Age 3
    Potato riots caused by imposition of tithes.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 10
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Jos Cain in household of Edwd Kissack, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Joseph in entry for Joseph M Caine, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Joseph Cain, "United States Census, 1850"

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