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Nathaniel Dain (1819 - 1888)

Nathaniel Dain
Born in Lisbon, Androscoggin County, Maine, USAmap
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Husband of — married 22 Oct 1851 [location unknown]
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Died at age 68 in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, USAmap
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Nathaniel Dain was born on 19 Aug 1819 in Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, USA. He was the son of Samuel Dain Margaret McLelland. He Passed Away on 19 Jun 1888 in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, USA.




Nathaniel Dain, deceased, was born in Lisbon, Maine, August 9, 1819, of an old Colonial family, his grandfather having been a soldier of the Revolution. Through his mother he was of Scotch-Irish ancestry, possessing the rugged characteristics of the former race and the genial temperament of the latter. Reared on his father's farm, he derived his early education from the district schools, afterwards receiving an academic course at Monmouth. After completing his education he taught school for a time in New York and later in St. Louis. Returning to the East, he attended a course of lectures in the medical department of Bowdoin College, though he never entered the medical profession. Going to Peekskill, he engaged in the drug business for several years, under the firm name of Fuller & Dain. In 1841 he purchased in conjunction with John Armstrong the lumber business of James Underwood, on Water Street, which he conducted up to the time of his death, a period of forty-seven years. While still a young man, he was chosen lieutenant of a military company of the old State of Maine, and held a commission from the Governor of the State during his term of office. He was for many years trustee of School district, No. 8; trustee and treasurer of the Peekskill Savings Bank; trustee and treasurer of the Peekskill Military Academy, and trustee and member of the First Presbyterian Church. October 22, 1851, Mr. Dain married Eliza A. Briggs, by whom he had three children - Emily Bradly Dain, now wife of John B. Reynolds, of Kingston, Pa., a candidate for Congress in 1894; Frank McClellan Dain, and Harry Paulding Dain. during his successful business career in Peekskill, Mr. Dain was held in high respect as a citizen. Since his death, his large business has been successfully conducted by his two sons. From: "The Republican's Illustrated History of Peekskill" (1902)


  • Find A Grave: Memorial #37125664 Nathaniel Dain
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 September 2017), Henry Dain in household of Nathaniel Dain, Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 88, sheet 76A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0945; FHL microfilm 1254945.
  • "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Samuel Dain in entry for Nathaniel Dain, 09 Aug 1819; citing Civil, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine; FHL microfilm 1564.

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