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Myrtle Carlee McLain

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Re: Myrtle Carlee McLain

Posted: 1298350067000
Classification: Query
According to the death certificate of John Thomas McLain,b 1878, and died 24 March 1970, his father was James S. McLain and his mother ws Susan Walls. (Her last name is really Wells.)

James Stephen McLain was born 23 May 1853 in Arkansas and died 24 June 1938 in Floyd County, Texas. His father was Amos McLain and his mother was Elizabeth (Ann) Garrett. Accoring to Arkansas marriages his parents were married in 1849 in Randolph County, Arkansas.

Name: Amos McLain
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1849
Spouse: E. A. Garrett
County: Randolph
Volume: 1
Page: 139
State: Arkansas

Susan Smith McLain was born around 1855 according to her death certificate. She died 4 March 1942 in Castro County, Texas. Her parents were John Wells and Harriett Alcorn. They were also married in Randolph County, Arkansas.

Name: John Wells
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1848
Spouse: Harriet L. Alcorn
County: Randolph
Volume: 1
Page: 123
State: Arkansas

Evidently, Amos McLain, the father of James, died before October 1860. That is when Elizbeth married William White. I believe James McLain appears as James White on the 1870 Randolph County, census.

Name: Elisabeth McLain
Marriage Date: 1 Oct 1860
Spouse: Wm A. White
County: Randolph
State: Arkansas

Here is a URL for one resercher's site. She has the place of marriage for William White and Elizabeth McLain as South Carolina.

If you would like copies of the death certificates, write to me at

Here is a URL for the family of Susan Smith Wells:
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