JACOB CAIN, Company "M"

     CAIN, Jacob - Was born in Marshall Co., (W)VA on 21 May 1837 and was a son of John and Elizabeth (Earlewine) Cain, deceased. He was married in Wetzel Co., (W)VA on 12 Feb 1862 to Mary Miller, who was born in that county on 18 Jun 1840. Her parents, both of whom have passed from earth, were Isaac and Sarah (Carney) Miller, dec'd. Of this union were Isaac and Sarah (Carney) Miller, dec'd. Of this union were born the following children: Jefferson, dec'd; Wells; Martha; Dolover; Emily and Lindsley. Comrade Cain served a short time in the Union army during the late unpleasantness, being enrolled 8 Mar 1865 at Wheeling, WV as a private in Co. M, 1st W.Va. Vol Cavalry. He did not take part in any battle on account of his late enlistment, but did considerable guard and garrison duty. He was honorably discharged 4 Jul 1865 at Wheeling, WV. His uncle, Joseph Cain, served in the late war, and was held in Andersonville prison, where he starved to death. His wife's brothers, Cephus and Levi, also served their country in the hour of peril. Comrade Cain may be addressed at Silver Hill, WV, near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.

Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, by H. H. Hardesty, 1898.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.