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Nicholas Fain (abt. 1730 - 1785)

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Nicholas Fain
Born about in Irelandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Knob Creek, Washington Co., NCmap
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2 July 2016
19:18: Patricia Roche proposed a merge of Fain-129 and Fain-8 with a comment. [Thank Patricia for this]
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Birth: 1730, IRELAND
Service Source: NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL # 1, P 62, FOLIO 4, ROLL #S.115.57.1
Service Description: 1) PAID FOR SERVICES RENDERED


Nicholas was born in Ireland abt. 1730. His ancestors had fled persecution in France in the late 1600s. Nicholas married Elizabeth Taylor about 1752. They emigrated to Pennsylvania and settled in Chester County where their children were born. They had seven sons and one daughter.

  1. Samuel Fain
  2. John Fain
  3. David Fain
  4. William Fain
  5. Thomas Fain
  6. Ebenezer Fain
  7. Reuben Fain
  8. Elizabeth Fain


Fain of Tennessee: Descendants of Nicholas Fain, By Bradford, Augusta, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Pub. Co., 1930, page 7. Paid Link.


  1. Jan 30, 1774, Washington Co Virginia 130 acres on Wolfe Creek, south fork of the Holston River
  2. Oct 23, 1782, Washington Co, North Carolina (Pre-state TN), North Carolina Land Grant#87, 400 Acres on a branch of the Little Limestone
  3. Oct 24, 1782, Washington Co, North Carolina (Pre-state TN), North Carolina Land Grant#104, 200 Acres on a branch of the Little Limestone next to #87.

Adjacent to:Jacob Wamick, Abendnego Inman. 50 Shillings per 100 acres.


Washington County Tennessee Deeds, 1775-1800, By Loraine Rae, Southern Historical Press, Inc, 2001, page 30. Owned by Kari Lemons


Thank You to Ryan Oldigs for creating this page on 17 October 2010.

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On July 2, 2016 at 23:18GMT Patricia Roche wrote:

Fain-129 and Fain-8 appear to represent the same person because: same name, date and family

On July 8, 2014 at 13:04GMT Allan Thomas wrote:

Nicholas is 27 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 43 degrees from Anne Frank, 25 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 31 degrees from Neil deGrasse Tyson and 24 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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