Samuel Main

12 March 1832–27 January 1900 (Age 67)
Dubois, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Main was born on 12 March 1832, in Dubois, Indiana, United States, his father, Johnson Cleveland MAIN, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Wilson, was 22. He married Precious Rosina Abell on 1 February 1854, in Dubois, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Hall Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Jefferson Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 27 January 1900, in Ripley, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pine Cemetery, Pine Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States.

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Samuel Main
Precious Rosina Abell
Marriage: 1 February 1854
Nancy Ann Main
Samuel Cleveland Main
Elizabeth H Main
Elijah Goodwin Main
Enoch Jeremiah Main
Sarah Belle Main
Martha Elizabeth Main
Dr Robert Eli Main
George Thomas Main
Mary Catherine Main
Dora Jane Main
Ellen E Main

Spouse and Children


    Precious Rosina Abell


1 February 1854
Dubois, Indiana, United States


    Nancy Ann Main


    Samuel Cleveland Main


    Elizabeth H Main


    Elijah Goodwin Main



+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings






    John Westley Main


    Lewis W "Luke" Main


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 2

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
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.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 19

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Main, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Main, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Main, "United States Census, 1880"

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