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Descendants of James Crain


      4. Friend5 Crain (James4, John3, Ambrose2, The Immigrant1) was born October 12, 1808 in near Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, and died December 15, 1890 in Jackson County, Illinois. He married Elizabeth House November 08, 1836 in Perry County, Illinois 1/7513, daughter of John House and Catherine Misenheimer. She was born January 22, 1815 in Mecklensburg County, North Carolina14, and died December 12, 1910 in On Creekpaum Hill.

Notes for Friend Crain:
Friend Crain--Born in 1808- on November 22 near Chester, Illinois. Son of James. Married Elizabeth House who came from North Carolina in early days. Lived and died on Creek Paum Hill in Jackson County, Il, and burried Creek Paum Cemetery. Elizabeth House was born January 22, 1815.

The above dates were taken from Friend Crain's family Bible, now in the possession of Zardia Crain. (1929) This Bible is now in the possession of Zardia Crain's grandson Kent, son of Robert Kent Crain.
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Some genealogists list a son Leo and a daughter Dollans. I can find no record of these two, they are not on the census records I have seen.
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1840 Perry County, IL Census
p.5
Crane Friend 1000010000 000 10001 00000 000

1 male under 5
1 male 30-40
1 female under 5
1 female 20-30
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1850 census Jackson Co, IL
section 11, Ora

household #366
CRANE
Friend 39 IL farmer
Elizabeth 29 NC
Rice 12 IL
George 4 IL
Indiana 6/12 IL

1850 Northern District, Jackson County, Illinois Census
Crain, Friend m 39 $400 Farmer IL
Elisabeth f 29 NC
Rice m 12 IL
George m 4 IL
Indiana f 7/12 IL
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1870 Jackson County, Illinois Census
#64 Crain, Friend 60 Farmer $1800/200 IL
Elizabeth 50 Keeps house NC
Sandy(m) 17 Farm hand IL
Thomas 15 IL
Ashby(m) 12 IL
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1870 Killian Precinct, Jackson Co., Illinois
#64
Crain, Friend 60 Farmer IL
Elizabeth 50 Keep house NC
Sandy 17 farmhand IL
Thomas 15 IL
Ashby 12 IL
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1880 Jackson County Census
Ora Township
#354 #354
CRAIN Frank WM 30 father farmer IL IL
Lydia WF 25 wife keeping house IL IL IL
CRAIN Ashby WM 22 father farmer IL IL NC
Vilsuia(Violet) WF 28 wife keeping house IL IN IL
William WM 6/12 son IL IN IL
CRAIN Friend WM 60 father IL IL IL
Elizabeth WF 60 wife SC SC SC
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Friend CRAIN Self M Male W 69 IL At Home IL IL
Elizabeth CRAIN Wife M Female W 60 SC At Home SC SC
Source Information:
1880 Census Place Ora, Jackson, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254214
NA Film Number T9-0214
Page Number 20A
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Friend CRAIN Self M Male W 69 IL At Home IL IL
Elizabeth CRAIN Wife M Female W 60 SC At Home SC SC

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Source Information:
Census Place Ora, Jackson, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254214
NA Film Number T9-0214
Page Number 20A
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Land Records
Friend Crain FD NWSE Sec 30 Twp 5S R2W 40 acres $1.25 January 25, 1839 Reside 73 V.31, p 144
Friend Crain FD NWSE Sec 30 Twp 6S R2W 40 acres $1.25 September 30, 1839 Reside 73 V.31 p. 174
Friend Crain FD NWSW Sec 11 Twp 7S R3W 40 acres $1.25 October 8, 1853 Reside 39 V. 32 p. 177
Friend Crain RR SENE Sec 12 Twp 7S R3W 40 acres $8.00 October 31, 1872 Reside 00 V.794 p. 80
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CRAIN FRIEND FD NWSE 30 05S 02W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 01/25/1839 PERRY 031 144 PERRY

CRAIN FRIEND FD NWSE 30 06S 02W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 09/30/1839 PERRY 031 174 PERRY
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Jackson County, Illinois Records:
The Death Book has a Friend Crain died Dec 15 1890 at 82 years 2 months and 3 days
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Ancestry.com...Family Data Collection, Indivual Records

Friend Crain
Birth: 22 November 1808-- , Jackson, IL
Death:
1895 --
Spouse: Elizabeth House
Parents: James Crain
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I believe that Elizabeth wife of James might have been a FRIEND, possibly from this family: I think this is where the name Friend came from for her son.

Peg Crain Luthy

FRIEND, THOMAS

State: GA Year: 1794
County: Warren County Record Type: Tax List
Township: Friends District Page: 165
Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index
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Name: Friend Crain
Spouse: Elizabeth House
Parents: James Crain ,
Birth Place: Jackson, IL
Birth Date: 22 November 1808
Marriage Place: Perry, IL
Marriage Date: 8 December 1836
Death Date: 1895
Ancestry.com fFamily Data Collection--Individual Records

More About Friend Crain:
Alt.birthdate: 1811, 1880 Jackson Co., Illinois Census
Alternate birthdate: November 22, 1808, near Chester, Randolph County, Illinois
Birthdate: October 12, 1808, Jackson County, Illinois records
Burial: Unknown, Creekpaum, Jackson County, Illinois

Notes for Elizabeth House:
Different dates noted from my records of Jan. 22,1821 and the tombstone date of 1815

According to Zardia Crain's journal, the 22 January 1815 date for Elizabeth was taken from Friend Crain's family Bible, then in the posession of Zardia Crain. The Bible is now in the possession of Kent Crain, grandson of Zardia, and son of Robert, Zardia's youngest son.

In 1880 census Elizabeth says her parents and herself were born in S.C. not N. C., in 1910 she says NC

In 1900 Jackson Co., IL census Elizabeth is living with her son Sandy, she says she was born in SC and her parents were born in Germany, her age 81, born 1819, this is different than the info I had.


Elizabeth lived with George and Catherine Crain until her death in Dec. 1910.

More About Elizabeth House:
Alt.birthdate: January 22, 1821
Burial: Unknown, Creekpaum, Jackson County, Illinois

Marriage Notes for Friend Crain and Elizabeth House:
Illinois Marriage records online:
CRAIN, FRIEND HOUSE, ELIZABETH PERRY 11/08/1836 1/ 75
Perry County, IL by Jacob Short, JP
     
Children of Friend Crain and Elizabeth House are:
+ 23 i.   John Rice6 Crain, born March 23, 1838 in 2 miles S.E. of Denmark, Perry County, Illinois; died December 29, 1928 in Roy, Pierce, Washington.
  24 ii.   Dollan Crain, born 1839; died Unknown.
  Notes for Dollan Crain:
I had 1861 as Dollan's date of birth, but the 1840 census shows 1 female and 1 male under 5, so I now think that Dollan is the female under 5 because Indiana is only 7/12 in the 1850 census and I have a full birthdate for Martha.

+ 25 iii.   George Crain, born June 10, 1846 in Perry County, Illinois; died July 03, 1924 in Perry County, Illinois.
  26 iv.   Indiana Crain, born 1849; died Unknown.
+ 27 v.   Sandy Crain, born July 26, 1852 in Jackson County, Illinois; died Bet. 1920 - 1930.
+ 28 vi.   Thomas Crain, born December 29, 1855 in Jackson County, Illinois; died Bef. May 01, 1893.
+ 29 vii.   Ashby C. Crain, born August 28, 1857 in Ora Township, Jackson County, Illinois; died April 21, 1915 in Percy, Randolph County, Illinois at home of son Don..
  30 viii.   Martha Crain, born December 03, 1859; died 1860.
  31 ix.   Leo Crain, born June 10, 1863; died Unknown in Infancy.


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