Cain was born in 1835.
Abraham Rasdell testified, "That he has one child named Cain a son begotten on the body of said Onck say onc ah that said child was three years old the fifteenth day of Jany last. that said child is smart and active, and residing with deponant at Four Lakes [in] the Wisconsin Territory." (Waggoner, 22b) This is quoted as it appears in the MS. The deposition was taken 21 Sept. 1838. Four Lakes is the site of Madison, Wisconsin.
Cain was one of the first pupils in the primitive frontier schoolhouse, the first of its kind erected in Madison: "In these limited quarters on the first of March, 1838, Miss Brayton assembled her little flock of some dozen or fifteen scholars. Among them were ... Cain Rasdall ... The benches were of oak slabs with the bark on, roughly whittled pegs driven into auger holes serving as legs." (Madison PS, 13)
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