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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John W. Cain is the only son of a family of five children born to Leonard C. and Minerva (Ross) Cain, natives of Whitely County, Ky., born in 1826 and 1829, respectively. The Cain family went from Virginia to Kentucky, and in the latter State the parents of our subject were married and engaged in farming. Mr. Cain was a Whig, and his death occurred in 1864. The mother belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church. She lived with her son John until her death, October 17, 1888. John W. Cain was born in Whitely County, Ky., June 25, 1848, and was reared upon a farm, receiving a common-school education. He lived with his parents until his marriage, September 3, 1871, to Olive K. Meadors, who was born in Crawford County, Ark., May 15, 1854. This marriage was blessed with seven children: Anna V., Crittie A. M., Pricie A. E., William L., James M., John M. and Lucinda E., who died September 28, 1888. Mr. Cain is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and his wife was a member of the same denomination. Her death occurred March 19, 1888. Four years after his arrival in this county Mr. Cain located on his present farm, which contains 320 acres of land, 150 being well cultivated. His property has been the natural result of about eighteen years of industrious work in this county. In politics Mr. Cain is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 222 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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