John Thomas Caine

Brief Life History of John Thomas

When John Thomas Caine was born on 8 January 1829, in Glen Maye, Isle of Man, his father, Thomas Caine, was 22 and his mother, Elinor Cubbon, was 18. He married Margaret Nightingale on 22 October 1850, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 September 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Thomas Caine
Margaret Nightingale
Marriage: 22 October 1850
Agnes Ellen Caine
John Thomas Caine Jr.
Albion William Caine I
Alice Nightingale Caine
Alfred Henry Caine
James Edward Caine
Joseph Edgar Caine
Julia Dean Caine
Henry Nathaniel Caine
Charles Arthur Caine
Florence Nightingale Caine
Margaret Nightingale Caine
Kinnie Richardson Caine

Sources (86)

  • John T Caine, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Thomas Caine, "Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1607-1910"
  • John T Conner, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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John T. Caine Legacy

John T. Caine is my great-great-great Grandfather. As a fifth grader and as a sophomore in high school, I researched and wrote two research analysis papers on his life. In both of these situations, …

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