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James Cain (1817 - 1880)

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James Cain
Born in Somerset, Reading Township, Perry County, Ohiomap
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Husband of — married in Somerset, Perry County, Ohiomap
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Died in Somerset, Reading Township, Perry County, Ohiomap
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Ludwig Brandt Sr., in his Last Will and Testament listed his grandchildren- Martin Mohler, Jacob Mohler, Mary Mohler, Eliza Mohler, Isaiah Cain, James Cain, Lewis Cain and John Cain who are the children of Elizabeth Brandt Cain. Ludwig Brandt Will

On December 5, 1838 he married Ann Maria Decot [1]

Isaiah and Mary had 11 children: Mary E Cain, Henry Cain, Sarah Cain, Emily Cain, Ellenora Cain, Caroline Cain, Harriet Cain, Robert A. Cain, Catherine M Cain, William Cain, and Laura Cain.

Obituary: Somerset Press, September 2, 1880 Mr. James Caine, an old and respected citizen of this vicinity, died on Sunday afternoon at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. A. Decot, after a long and protracted illness. Deceased was born near this place, on the 3d day of August, A.D. 1817 and at the time of his death was 63 years and 27 days old. He was married December 6th, 1838, to Mary Decot, who still survives him, and by whom thirteen children were born to them. The wife and but one child survive him. He was a man generally respected; always affable and friendly, and the community in which he moved have lost in him a friend and respected neighbor. He remains were buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Rev. Father Kehoe officiating.


Census: 1840 Perry Co. Ohio, Reading Twp.-- James Cain age 20-30, female age 20-30; female age under 5 years. James and family are living next door to his parents, John and Elizabeth Cain.

Census: 1850 Perry Co. Ohio, Reading Twp. - James Cain age 31, farmer, value of real estate is $500; Mary Cain age 31; Mary Cain age 11; William A. Skinner age 4; Henry C. Cain age 9; Sarah Cain age 7; Emily Cain age 5; Ellenora? Cain age 3; Caroline Cain age 1 month; John Cain age 50 (or 57?) laborer born in Pennsylvania.

Census: 1860 Perry Co. Ohio, Reading twp- James Cain age 41, carpenter, value real estate $210, value personal prop $75; Ann Maria age 41; Mary E. age 21; Henry age 19; Sarah age 17; Emily age 16; Ellen age 13; Harriet age 9; Robert A. age 8; Catharine M age 1.

Census: 1870 Perry Co. Ohio, Reading twp-- James Cain age 52, day laborer; Mary age 52; Robert age 16, farm hand; Catharine age 11; William age 9; Laura age 8.

Census: 1880 Perry Co. Ohio Reading twp-- James Cain, age 62, laborer, paralysis; Mary age 62; Mary Decot, age 89, mother in law.


  1. Perry Co, Ohio Marriage Index, vol 1, page 27
  • Obituary and Census Records

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