Tag Archives: McMains

James McMains

James McMains
b. about 1808, Woodford County, Kentucky, to Andrew P. and Sarah (Haddon) McMains
d. Indianola, Iowa

m. 1844
Catherine Sears
b. Monroe County, Indiana, to David and Catherine Sears
d. 14 January 1884, Jefferson County, Iowa

Children with Catherine Sears:
• Manerva
• Malissa A. married David Wertfall
• Lydia

James came to Indiana sometime between 1810 and 1820 from Woodford County, Kentucky, and lived in Lawrence, Parke, and Putnam counties. He was educated in a one-room log school. In 1837, along with his brother, John, and with one horse to ride between them, the brothers headed out to the Iowa Territory, nine years before Iowa became a state.

In 1851, James drove an ox team to California to take part in the Gold Rush there, taking six months to complete the journey. After spending two years working up and down the California and Oregon coasts, James returned to Iowa by way of the Isthmus of Panama, having walked across the isthmus.

Submitted by:
Evelyn Stiles
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Charles Elmer McMains

Charles Elmer McMains
b. 12 June 1864, Putnam County, Indiana, to Robert A. and Elizabeth Claire (Layne/Lane) McMains
d. 25 April 1946, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana

m. 1 August 1894, Rapides Parish, Louisana
Martha Eudora “Mattie” Hendrix
b. September 1877, Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas

Children with Martha Eudora Hendrix:
• Glenn
• Hazel
• Nellie
• Maurine
• Jessie

Charles left Indiana about 1880 and moved to Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Submitted by:
Evelyn Stiles
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

William P McMains

William P. McMains
b. about 1810, Woodford County, Kentucky
d. 10 February 1860, Putnam County, Indiana

m. 29 April 1834
Jane Elizabeth Conerly/Conley
b. about 1811
d. about 1860, Putnam County, Indiana

Children with Jane Elizabeth Conerly/Conley:

  • Mary Rebecca (b. 1834)
  • Robert A. (1837–1873)
  • John F. (b. 1839)
  • William S. (1841–1893)
  • James A. (b. 1843)
  • Granville Finley (1846–1895)
  • Sarah J. (b. by 1850)
  • Samuel W. (b. by 1855)
  • Lucius L. (b. by 1860)

Submitted by:
Bobbie J. Glisson
Pineville LA

Granville Finley McMains

Granville Finley McMains
b. 7 July 1846, Putnam County, Indiana, to William P. and Elizabeth (Conerly/Conley) McMains
d. 18 August 1893, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

m. 29 December 1873, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Amy Ann Rhame
b. 25 April 1845, Butler County, Alabama
d. 20 December 1917, Melder, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Children with Amy Ann Rhame:

  • Mary Francis
  • John
  • Ella
  • Thomas
  • Laura
  • Nonnetta
  • Robert

Granville emigrated about 1870 from Indiana to Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Submitted by:
Bobbie J. Glisson
Pineville LA