From typescript from Family History Library, Salt Lake
James Cain, Sr., born 1695-1696
Lived in Surry County, VA, 1719 - 1754
Lived in Sussex County, VA, 1754 until death in 1770
Will written 18 Sept 1765
Will probated 16 Aug 1770
Sons named in will: James, Peter and Isham
Daughters named in will: Elizabeth Woodard, Susannah Wade, Winneay Robertson,Nealey burrow, Hessiah Cain, Angillico Cain (last named sole executrix of will)
Isham Cain married Martha Burrow about 1757. Isham received from his father (James, Sr.) 165 acres in Sussex County on north side of Nottoway River on June 7, 1762. Martha received from her grandfather, john burrow of Dinwiddie County, VA, a slave on 11 May 1764. children of Isham Cain and Martha Burrow follow:
Elenor Cain, d 3 Sept 1758
Rebecca Cain, b 20 April 1759
George Cain, b 24 March 1761
Ruffin Cain, b 6 April 1763
John Cain, b 6 April 1765
Thomas Cain, b 8 Jan 1768
Susanna Cain, b 15 Sept 1769
Jordan Cain, b 30 Oct 1771 (30 Sept 1771)
Isam Cain, b 14 April 1775
Isham Cain was head of household of 8 Whites and 4 Blacks in 1782 in Sussex County, VA. His will was written on 14 January 1783 and probated 21 April 1785.
(Thomas Cain's widow and son moved in later years to Limestone County, AL. This typescript became the story of the descendants of Thomas.)
I copied this because of repetition of names in the Cain family I was trying to follow. And the names may all be coincidental, but often names are repeated through many generations.
I wondered if you had worked with any of the early VA Cains.
Martha Tootle Cain