Saturday, May 9, 2015


MARCY T. CAIN, Ohio County, is the son of Charles S. and Minerva (Thomas) Cain. The father, a native of Grayson County, Ky., removed to Indiana about 1855, where he died, in 1864, of wounds received on the battlefield of Columbia, Tenn. He was a member of the Fourth Indiana Cavalry, having enlisted in 1861. The mother, Mrs. Minerva Cain, now resides in Spencer County, Ind.  Marcy T. is the eldest of seven children, and was born in Grayson County, Ky., September 28, 1847, and when very young removed with his parents to Spencer County, Ind. There he received his education at the common schools and spent his youth on the farm. In January, 1872, in Grayson County, Ky., he married Annie Horn, by whom he had two children: Minnie and Cora. Mrs. Cain departed this life in July, 1876. January 18, 1878, Mr. Cain married Mary, eldest daughter of Rev. George P. and Margaret Jane Jeffries. The issue of this marriage is two children: Minerva Jane and Earnestine. Mr. Cain is the owner of more than 300 acres of good land, on which he has excellent improvements, a fine lot of stock, etc. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he and wife are members of the Masonic fraternity, the latter of the Eastern Star Degree. The other members of his father's family are Sarah, the wife of Benjamin Meredith, a soldier in the Fifty-eighth Indiana Volunteers and also a spy; Nancy E., wife of Andy Jackson Persley; Hardin; Letitia, wife of Edward Roberts, of Indiana, formerly a soldier of the Fifty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Kitty Ann, and Hester E.  Mr. Cain is largely interested in buying and selling stock, and the large farm which he has lately purchased in Ellis Precinct is devoted largely to raising fine graded stock and cattle. His father's two brothers were officers in the Union army: Richard Cain, a captain in the Twenty-fifth Indiana; and Daniel Cain, a Baptist clergyman, and a major in the Forty-eighth Indiana.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

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  1. Marcy Taylor Cain (9/28/1847 – 2/11/1924; he died in my great grandmother’s home in Russellville KY on his way to visit another daughter) was my great great grandfather on my Mother's side of the family (Lannin, Stevens, Cain). It is true that he first married Ann Horn (12/22/1849 - 8/4/1876) by whom he had two daughters, Cora Agnes Cain Mattingly (9/6/1875 – 5/8/1945) and Minnie Cain Schumacher (1873 - 1945). He then married Mary Ellen Jeffries (7/5/1862 - 7/14/1894) by whom he had four daughters, my great grandmother, Minerva Jane Cain Stevens (1/4/1879 – 8/15/1969), Ernestine Cain Morris (8/24/1882 – 8/11/1938), Stella Altha Cain (10/17/1887 – 2/22/1979) and Willie Mae Cain Ferguson Gatton (1/28/1893 – 10/6/1993).