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34. Thomas Cain was born in 1792 in Georgia. He was born about 1792 in Franklin County, Georgia USA.(60) He died on Aug 28 1873 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He died on Aug 28 1873 in Monroe County, Mississippi USA. (61) He has reference number 4583. July 17, 1811 DB MM P 65-66 John Nix & wife Sarah to Elijah Sparks, all of Frank Co, in cons of $50. comv 100 AC Prov.by Jno. Morris before Benjamin Hollingsworth, JP July 20, 1811
Franklin Co, Georgia Records
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SOURCES OF INFORMATION :
1850 Monroe County, Ms
Thomas Cain application # 9675-- War of 1812
Wanda West Gregory , The Descendants of John Nix , P. 139
Widow's pension: # 20303
George W. Howell , Jr: Monroe co. and Her People; Aberdeen Examiner , 20 Aug 1964
Monroe County, Ms Tract Book p. 203
Pension # 15466

SOURCES OF INFORMATION :
1850 Monroe County, Ms
Thomas Cain application # 9675-- War of 1812
Wanda West Gregory , The Descendants of John Nix , P. 139
Widow's pension: # 20303
George W. Howell , Jr: Monroe co. and Her People; Aberdeen Examiner , 20 Aug 1964
Monroe County, Ms Tract Book p. 203
Pension # 15466

In October, Thomas enlisted as a private in Captian Walter's company of the Georgia Militia in the war of 1812 at Red Hollow, Franklin County, Georgia as a substitute for John Bowman. He was discharged at Ft. Hawkins, Georgia. Thomas also served in the U.S. Army during the War with the Creek Nation from August 1813 to March 1814. He was honorable discharged at Milledgeville, Georgia. Pension file #20303.

Thomas left the State of Georgia in the year of 1819, and settled aong the banks of the Buttahatchie River in the "Monroe County Mississippi Area".

1. Thomas Cain (Cain-Cane) was born Abt. 1792 in Georgia, and died August 28, 1873 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He married Sara "Sallie" Nix on December 31, 1815 in Franklin County, Georgia, daughter of John Nix and Sarah Unknown.

in October, Thomas enlisted as a private in Captain Walter's company of the Georgia Militia in the war of 1812 at Red Hollow, Franklin County, Georgia as a substitute for John Bowman. He was discharged at Fort Hawkins, Georgia. Thomas was served in the U. S. Army during the War with the Creek Nation from August 1813 to March 1814. He was honorably discharged at Milledgeville (Now Balwin County) Georgia. Pension file #20303.)

Sometime during this time period and before 1820, Thomas and his family moved to Monroe County, Mississippi along with two brothers, Rawson and William CAIN. All are listed on the 1820 Federal Census. Thomas settled near what is now Old Hamilton on a farm of 160 acres in the area known as the Buttahatchie Settlement.

in 1833, Thomas CAIN was named guardian of Franklin, James Monroe, Austin NIX and another NIX child not named. Thomas WHITWORTH was appointed as final guardian for these children. A Thomas G. WHITWORTH married Elizabeth Jane EASTER THOMAS in 1877. Elizabeth Jane's first Husband, William M. Thomas was a half brother of Thomas G. WHITWORTH mentioned above and the daughter of Joannah T. CAIN & J. CROSBY? The mother of T.G. Whitworth and Wiliam M. THOMAS was indian.

The children of Thomas and Sally have been compiled from census, deeds and other sources. Because the census before 1850 did not list the names or relationships in the households, it is not always possible to identify them or determine if in fact the minors listed were children or younger siblings. On the 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi census shows two children (one male and one female) born 1810-1820, while the 1830 census narrows it down to 1810-1815. Since Thomas and Sally CAIN did not Marry until December 1815, it would seem this was not their son. It is possible this male was Thomas' younger brother, Able/Abel CAIN as Abel was closely associated with Thomas CAIN'S children indicating that he may have grown up with them. The female listed on this early census was probably his sister. George HOWELL, Jr. in his studies of the pioneers of Monroe County included John CAIN of Itawamba County, Mississippi as a possible son of Thomas CAIN. More likely John was another brother.

On December 19, 1850, Thomas applied for a bounty land for his service in the War with the Creek Nation and the War of 1812. This application was #9675 and his service was verified by the Commissioner of Pensions. He purchased three tracts of land in Monroe County with Military Bounty #11577. One of these land purchases was rejected by the commissioner of the U.S. Land Office on March 19, 1852.

On April 26, 1871, Thomas applied for a pension for his military service in the war of 1812. He was required to swear that he had not given aid or comfort to the Confederacy (Pension #15466). This must have been difficult for him to do since he was a loyal Southerner whose sons had served in the conflict. (His son-in-law Moses Perkins Lee also served in the Confederacy).

Sally CAIN filed a declaration for a pension under the Act of March 9, 1879, as a widow of a veteran. She stated that she was living thirteen miles from the County Seat and because of infirmities connected with old age, she was not able to travel there to execute the papers before an officer of the court of record. Her mark was witnessed by F. M. WHITWORTH and G. W. HOUSE and notorized by James J. BASHAM, Justice of the Peace. She gave her address as Temperance Hill, Mississippi.

Sally described Thomas as 24 years of age when he enlisted, a farmer, about 5 (five) and 1/2 (6 inches) feet tall, with flaxen hair, gray eyes and a fair complexion. Apparently, she was mistaken about his age. On September 17, 1879 she was awarded a pension of $8.00 a month....retroactive to March 9, 1878 (Pension #20303).

Thomas and Sallie CAIN lived with their daughter, Nancy J., the wife of F.M. WHITWORTH. On December 8, 1870, a deed of gift was prepared by the CAINS giving possessions and land located in Section 23 and 24, Township 15, range 18, totaling 120 acres to Nancy and F. M. WHITWORTH. F. M. WHITWORTH was required to furnish for Thomas and Sallie CAIN a "comfortable lodging, they are to eat at his table, and fare as the rest of the family during their natural life". This deed was not recorded until May 4, 1874.
[Wells - Cain.FTW]

Thomas was a private in Capt. Benjamine Cleveland's and John Walter's Georgia Military. Served 24 August 1813 - 3 March 1814 and 21 Nov 1814 - 6 May 1815. He served as a substitute for John Bowman.

According to an article in "Monroe County History" by Darlene L'Roy Marlow, "He served as a private in the Georgia Volunteers in the war with the Creek Nations from August 1813 until March 1814. He was honorably discharged at Milledgeville, Georgia. In October 1814, he enlisted as a private in Captain Walter's Company of the Georgia Militia in the War of 1812 as a substitute for John Bowman at Red Hollow, Franklin County, Georgia. He was discharged at Fort Hawkins, Georgia in April, 1915. He was described as being 24 years old when he enlisted, a farmer, about 5 1/2 feet tall, with flaxen hair, grey eyes, and a fair complexion.

Thomas made the journey westward to Mississippi around 1820 and settled approximately a mile and a half east of the present day community of Old Hamilton.

Listed in the 1820 census of Monroe County and on the 1830 census they are listed under the name "Thomas Kane."

Thomas and two brothers, William and Rawson, were among the original pioneers of the Battahatchie Settlements.

MY William, Thomas, Rawson, and Able were from Franklin County, Georgia. Is that near the counties you have listed?

"Eli" Cain, son of Thomas Cain and Sarah "Sallie" Nix, b. About 1827 married Ruth Ann Stephens McGaughey, a widow, 17 July 1850. One of their children was Ezekiel Marion Cain b. 25 August 1851. Marion married Martha Louise Dodson 1 December 1875. One of their children was Theodore Hickman Cain b. 24 March 1881. Hickman married Lazo Wells on 22 October 1905. Their eldest daughter Florence Elizabeth Cain b. 28 July 1906 was my grandmother.

Thomas CAIN
Sex: M
Event(s):
Birth: 1792
, Georgia
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Marriage(s):
Spouse: Sarah NIX
Thomas CAIN
Sex: M
Spouse: Sarah NIX
Marriage: 1816
Franklin, Georgia
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Film Number: 1985585
Thomas CAIN
Sex: M
Spouse: Sarah NIX
Marriage: Abt. 1826
<>, , Mississippi He was married to Sarah Nix on Dec 31 1815 in Franklin County, Georgia. He was married to Sarah Nix on Dec 31 1815 in Franklin County, Georgia USA.(62)

35. Sarah Nix was born in 1798 in South Carolina USA. She was born about 1798 in Union County, South Carolina. She died before 1870 in Monroe County, Mississippi. She died after 1879. She has reference number 12342. [Wells - Cain.FTW]

Also look for information under "Nicks."

Applied for a widow's pension in 1879 for Thomas' service in the War of 1812. Her address at that time was given as Temperance Hill, Mississippi. Children were:

child i. John Cain was born in 1814. He was born.(63) He has reference number AUD18473.
child ii. Lucinda Cain was born in 1822 in Mississippi. She was born in 1822. She has reference number 12350. Lucinda and James McGaughed deeded Land to Thomas Cain's son, Benjamin, her brother.
child iii. Eli Cain was born in 1827 in Mississippi. He was born about 1827. He has reference number 12346. MY William, Thomas, Rawson, and Able were from Franklin County, Georgia. Is that near the counties you have listed?

"Eli" Cain, son of Thomas Cain and Sarah "Sallie" Nix, b. About 1827 married Ruth Ann Stephens McGaughey, a widow, 17 July 1850. One of their children was Ezekiel Marion Cain b. 25 August 1851. Marion married Martha Louise Dodson 1 December 1875. One of their children was Theodore Hickman Cain b. 24 March 1881. Hickman married Lazo Wells on 22 October 1905. Their eldest daughter Florence Elizabeth Cain b. 28 July 1906 was my grandmother.

child iv. Benjamin B. Cain was born on Oct 14 1829 in Monroe County, Mississippi. He was born on Oct 14 1829 in Monroe County, Mississippi USA. (64) He died in 1910. He died on Mar 20 1910. (65) He was buried in Center Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, Monroe County, Mississippi USA.(66) He has reference number 12345. [Wells - Cain.FTW]

Benjamin Cain enlisted 18 September 1862, served about 12 months and transferred to hospital as a nurse. His Mississippi pension application was submitted 24 Aug. 1905.

He was a deacon at the Center Hill Baptist Church according to the "Monroe County History" p. 378.
child17 v. Alpha Omega Cain.
child vi. Nancy J. Cain was born on Aug 22 1833. She was born on Aug 22 1833 in Monroe County, Mississippi USA.(67) (68) She died on Mar 22 1912.(69) She was buried in Center Hill Cemetery, Monroe County, Mississippi USA. (70) She has reference number 12356.
child vii. William T. Cain was born in 1836 in Mississippi. He was born about 1836 in Monroe County, Mississippi USA. He died in 1862. He has reference number 12355.
child viii. Joshua Cain was born in 1837 in Mississippi. He was born in 1837. He has reference number 12354. [Wells - Cain.FTW]

Thomas Cain peitioned the court in Monroe County, Mississippi 3 September 1866, to have his son Joshua declared a lunatic. He was to be sent to the asylum in Jackson.
child ix. Harriet Arilla Cain was born in 1839 in Mississippi. She was born in 1839 in Monroe County, Mississippi USA.(71) She has reference number 12353.
child x. Fr. Cain was born about 1840. She has reference number AUD32421.