Christopher Columbus Fain

Male1 May 1832–4 November 1869

Brief Life History of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Fain was born on 1 May 1832, in Gadsden, Florida, United States, his father, Reuben Fain, was 26 and his mother, Amarintha Whiddon, was 19. He married Gilley Bridges on 21 December 1851, in Stewart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Blakely, Early, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1860. He died on 4 November 1869, in Union Township, Fulton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Parker Township, Nevada, Arkansas, United States.

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Christopher Columbus Fain
Gilley Bridges
Marriage: 21 December 1851
Sophronia Catherine Fain
Sarah Elizabeth Fain
Susan Amanda Fain
Martha Frances Fain
James Reuben Fain

Sources (16)

  • C C Fain, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christopher C Fain, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865

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  • Marriage
    21 December 1851Stewart, Georgia, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1835 · Second Seminole War

    Age 3

    The Second Seminole War, often called the Florida War, was a conflict between Native Americans and the United States. Taking place from 1835 until 1842, it is regarded as the lengthiest, most expensive conflict that the United States had with the Native American people. There were roughly 1,600 US military casualties and over 3,000 deaths among the Seminole people. The war was followed by a brief period of peace, but the government's insistence on removing Native Americans from Florida would eventually result in further conflicts.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries - 1843: Fulton, Arkansas, United States

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Fein .

    English: variant of Fayne .

    Possibly also French: habitational name from any of various places in France, deriving their names from Old French fain ‘swamp’ or, in some cases, Latin fanum ‘temple’.

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

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