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Isaiah Cain


Cecelia Caroline Campbell

Isaiah Cain was born about 1822 the son of John Caine and Elizabeth Brandt. He died in 1893 in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio and is buried in the Holy Trinity Cemetery. On December 11, 1842 (Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index, 1818-1914) in Perry County, Ohio he married Cecelia C. Reynolds.

Cecelia Caroline Campbell was born March 27, 1824 and died September 15, 1880 (cemetery records). She is buried in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio. The marriage information in the Perry County records and also in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church records show that Cecelia Caroline's name was Reynolds (at time of marriage)--- however, the biography of her son (Alexander C. Caine) says that her brothers name was Samuel Campbell. "His mother's maiden name was Campbell, a sister of Samuel C. Campbell, of Effingham, Illinois" is the information in the History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, 1883. In the death certificate of Cecelia's son, Samuel Albert Caine, it is stated that her maiden name is Carolyn Campbell.

Somerset Press article on Sept 30, 1880: 'Sam Campbell and wife arrived here on Frinday evening last. They were telegraphed the death of Mrs. Cain, but received the sad intelligence too late to reach here in time for the funeral."

Somerset Press, September 23, 1880, Obituary: Died, on Wednesday evening, Sept 15, 1880, Mrs. Caroline C. Caine, wife of Mrs Isaiah Cain, aged 56 years, 6 months and 8 days. She was the mother of ten children, two daughters and eight sons. One daughter and three sons preceded her to 'the house appointed for all the living." She was a devoted and loving wife, a kind neighbor and friend, the idol of her household, andloved and respected by all who knew her. Heavy and grievous to be borne is the hand Affliction laid upon the surviving husband and children. May the angels of Hope and Peace pour the oil of consolation into their troubled hearts, and may they find comfort in the knowledge that she, whom they loved and who loved them so well, "Has gone to dwell at last, In the House Beautiful." Mrs. Caroline c. Caine, the subject of this sketch, was far above the ordinary. She possessed many beautiful and admirable traits of character. In her Christian life she was constant and under all circumstances, consistent. With the strongest domestic and maternal instincts she was enabled to make her home the happiest spot on earth for its members; indeed, her great ambition seemed to be to do her duty in this respect, and well she succeeded. Humble and unassuming, she taught, by her good life, a lesson that was profitable to all that were brought under its influence. Possible the most marked feature in her excellent character was her patriotism. The interest she always felt in the affairs and condition of her country were only broken by death. This devotion to country was subjected ot the severest trial, when she consented to give up her three sons, John L., Henry B., and Alex. C, during the late war, to defend the land she loved. No Spartan mother could have made a greater sacrifice. As life was fast ebbing away this characteristic trait was as strong as ever. A few hours before her death, fully aware of the approaching end, she exhorted her sons "To be true to their country and their God" And thus departed a consistent Christian, a devoted wife and mother.

Isaiah was listed on the 1851 Perry Co, Ohio Soldier Enumeration list of males in the county over 21. His brother, Lewis Cain was also listed.

Isaiah was a tailor in the town of Somerset according to census records. We found the following ad in the newspaper, Somerset Tribune, May 30, 1872, Somerset, Ohio: "Having procurred the services of a first class journeyman, Isaac Cain is now prepared to do first class tailoring on short notice. Call and get fit."

Somerset PRess, October 7, 1880: "Isaiah Caine has made ten wedding suits within the past thirty days. He has received his Winter styles and guarantees a perfect fit in all his work."

Children of Isaiah and Cecelia Cain:

John L. Cain was born October 14, 1843 in Reading twp, Perry County, Ohio (obituary, Columbus Daily Times)

Henry Benjamin Cain was born about 1846 in Ohio -- Holy Trinity Cemetery records show that he died in 1864 at age 18.

Alexander C. Cain was born about 1849 in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio

Samuel Albert Cain was born April 4, 1852 in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio

Wallace Cain was born about 1860 in Ohio

Frank Cain was born about 1864

Cora C. Cain was born October 1864 (source 1900 Licking Co., OH census) in Perry County, Ohio

Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 -- Isaiah and family in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio - occupation was listed as tailor.

Isaiah is listed in the Soldier Enumeration List of 1851, Reading twp, Perry Co. Ohio.

John L. Cain was born October 14, 1843 in Perry County, Ohio the son of Isaiah and Cecelia Caine. He died November 4, 1886 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. He was married to Emily L. 'Emma' Law. They had a daughter, Sarah "Sallie" Cain (married to George Melvin) born about 1876. Emma Law was born June 18, 1844 in Somerset, Perry Co. Ohio and died March 11, 1915 at Columbus, Franklin Co. Ohio. Two land deeds are on this website-- scroll down to view John & Emma's deeds.

Somerset Tribune, Somerset, Ohio: October 3, 1872 "Mr John L. Caine and lady, of Pittsburg, are visiting friends in this place. Mr. Caine has at this time a lucrative position in the Dispatch office in Pittsburgh, and it affords us pleasure to announce that he is in a prestigous condition."

Somerset Press, Sept 2, 1880: "Mr. John L. Caine, wife and child, of Pittsburg, Pa. are visiting relatives at this place. John L attended the reunion at Columbus, a few weeks since, being a member of the Thirty-first O.V. V Infantry, which organization numbered among its members several hundred Perry county boys. We wish John L. prosperity."

His obituary was listed in the Columbus Daily Times on November 6, 1886. "Death of Lohn L. Caine, A Well Known Printer Crosses the River. Mr. John L. Caine died at his home on East Spring Street, at four o'clock yesterday morning, of complication of diseases, which have threatened his death for a long time. Mr. Caine was born near Somerset, in Perry county, October 14, 1843. He spent his boyhood days in that part of the State. When the war began he enlisted in July of 1861, and was assigned to the 31st O.V.I. He served honorably as a private until the close of the rebellion, when he was honorably dischared. In 1866-7 Mr. Caine published the Somerset Record, then the Republican organ of Perry county. A few years later he went to Pittsburgh, where he worked at his trade- that of a printer- until 1882, when he came to this city, where he has lived ever since, and during most of which time he spent employed on the Times. Mr. Caine was a good printer, and a man of pleasant address. He was always ready to do his fellows a service, and his general demeanor was such as to draw to him many warm friends. No one among all the printers in Columbus was liked better than Mr. Caine, and his death is a source of profound sorrow to many. He leaves behind him a wife and one girl, aged about ten years. The funeral will take place tommorrow morning at nine o'clock, from his late home on East Spring street. The services will be in charge of Columbus Typographical Union No. 5, of which the deceased was a respected member.

Emma Caine's obituary appeared in the Columbus Daily Times on March 11, 1915. "Mrs. Emma L. Caine, 70, died of diabetes, Thursday at her home, 120 1/2 North Grant Avenue. One daughter, Miss Sarah Caine, survives. Funeral services at 2:30pm Saturday at Central M.E. church. Burial in Green Lawn by the Fisher company."

Henry B. Cain was born about 1846 and died January 2, 1864 (per cemetery records). He was a Private in the 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was wounded at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on November 25, 1863. He died of his wounds in Nashville, Tennessee on January 2, 1864 and was buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio.

Alexander C. Cain was born December 9, 1849 in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio and died in 1909 in Reading Twp, Perry Co, OH. He is buried in the Somerset M.E. Cemetery in Somerset, Ohio.

1850 census of Reading Twp, Perry Co., Ohio at age one --- listed with his parents.

1860 census of Reading Twp, Perry Co., Ohio at age 11 with his parents.

1870 Census of Butler, Bates Co, Missouri -- in the home of John Keller?--- Alexander Caine, age 22, male, white, clerk in store, born Ohio.

1880 census of Shawnee twp, Perry Co., Ohio he is living with his brother Frank.( A.C. is age 30 and Frank is age 20 and are listed as boarders and store clerks).

1910 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio --Ward 22-- Julia S. Caine, head, female, white age 50, widowed, mother of one child, one child still living, born Ohio, father born? German, mother born Ohio, speaks English, no occupation, rents house; Louis S. Caine, son, white male, age 19, single, born Ohio, mother and father born Ohio, speaks English.

1920 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Julia S. Caine, head, rents house, female, shite, age 60, widowed, born Ohio, partents born Germany, no occupation; Louis S. Caine, son, male white age 23, single, born Ohio, assistant manager, paint factory.

He married Julia Smithnight on June 25, 1890 (source: "Representative Men of Ohio, 1896-97, p.105) daughter of Louis Smithnight. She was born about 1855 and died August 1, 1926 in Cleveland Ohio.They have one son, Louis Smithnight Caine. Julia had been married first to Elbert W. Husted on January 23, 1884 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. (0027 0183) Cleveland Necrology File- Cleveland Public Library; Online Database --- Julia Smithnight Caine; date Aug 2 1926; ID# 0046564, reel 012; notes-- Caine- Julia Smithnight, beloved mother of Louis S., Saturday morning. Services at Grace Church, Prospect Avenue and Huron Road, Monday, Aug 2 at 2pm. Burial private.

Land Deeds of Alexander are on this site also. A brief biography of Alexander was published in the " History of Perry County, Ohio" compiled by A.A. Graham, W.H. Beers Company of 1883.

Ohio Statesmen Annals of Progress, Alexander Taylor, 1899: 72nd General Assembly, January 6 1896; Alexander C. Caine, Clerk

Columbus, Ohio Directories, 1887-92 (

"Representative Men of Ohio, 1896-97", James Mercer, C.N. Vallandigham, authors; published 1896. Alexander Clinton Caine was born in Somerset, Perry county, Ohio, December 9 1849. He received his education in the common schools of his native village. During the first year of the rebellion he volunteered in the Thirty-first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and in September, 1862, he re-enlisted in the Ninetieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served his country with that regiment until June, 1864. At the close of the war he engaged in commercial pursuits until January 1886, when he was appointed by General Axline a clerk in the office of the adjutant general of Ohio, where he remained until January, 1888. Mr. Caine was then appointed by Hon. E. W. Poe land clerk in the office of the auditor of state, which position he retained until January, 1892, when he was elected chief clerk of the Ohio state senate. He was re-elected without opposition for the Seventy-first general assembly, and again chosen chief clerk of the senate for the Seventy-second general assembly, beginning January, 1896. Mr. Caine has always been an active republican, and he has served as a member of the state central and state executive committees. He was married June 25, 1890, to Miss Julia Smithnight, of Cleveland, Ohio. They have a son, Louis Smithnight Caine. Mr. Caine is a Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner, and a Knight of Pythias.

Somerset Tribune, Somerset, Ohio; October 10, 1872-- "Mr. Alex Caine of Butler, Missouri visited Somerset last week. Alex speaks of southwestern Missouri in rapturous terms."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Ohio; December 31, 1879--- " Ladies in Cleveland and Elsewhere Who Will Be at home on New Year's to receive their gentlemen friends. -- Bolivar Street: Mrs. Thomas Quayle, assisted by Miss Annie Coley and Miss Julia Smithnight".

Samuel Albert Caine was born April 4, 1852 in Somerset, Perry Co, Ohio. He died July 22, 1919 and is buried in the Somerset M.E. Cemetery. He married Sophia Exner and she died June 17, 1933 in Somerset, Perry Co. Ohio. The had two children: Caroline Cain and Jay J. Caine who was born about 1889.

Somerset Press, Dec 16, 1880: "Sam Caine is still quite ill, having taken a relapse. A.C. Caine came up from Shawnee to see his brother who is dangerously ill with pneumonia."

"State of Ohio, Certificate Of Death: County of Perry, township of Reading, Village of Somerset. Registration District No. 1018; File No. 46211; Primary Registration district No. 3096, Registered No. 17. Full Name: Samuel Albert Caine; Male, white, married --Date of birth: April 4 1852-- Age 67 yrs. 3 mos. 18 da. --- Date of Death, July 22 1919 --Cause of Death: Mitral Insufficiency; secondary Bronchial Asthma --Place of Burial: Somerset Cem on July 24 1919-- Helser & Son Undertaker --Occupation: Laborer-- Birthplace: Somerset Ohio-- Name of Father: Isaiah Caine, birthplace of father, Ohio --Maiden Name of Mother: Carolyn Campbell, birthplace of mother, Pennsylvania -Informant: J.J. Caine, Columbus, O"

Samuel married Martha Sophia Exner. She was born about 1854 and died June 17, 1933 in Somerset, Reading twp, Perry Co., Ohio. She is buried in the Somerset Methodist Cemetery, Row 5. The cemetery records and her tombstone show her name as Martha S. Caine, however her will and probate records show her name as Sophia Caine. The Last Will & Testament and "Application for Probate of Will" lists their children as: Caroline Kline, Jay Caine, Lulu Hinger, Cora McElroy, Anna Belle Caine.

Wallace C. Caine was born about 1860 in Ohio (source: census). His wife's name is unknown. The census lists one child, Kathryn Caine, born about 1900.

Western Reserve Historical Society: Annual Report for 1921-1922 Annual Member listed is W.C. Caine

Western Reserve Historical Society, year ending May 1st, 1926; Museum additions: Mrs. W. C. Caine: A number of military hats, dress hats and fatigue caps, gauntlets, etc., that were worn by Colonel L. Smithnight in the Civil War.

Census: 1910 Ohio Cuyahoga, Cleveland Twp, Ward 25, ED 385, Sheet 15 B: Caine, W.C., head, male white age 50, married for 17 years, born Ohio, Father born Eng-Manx, Mother born Ohio, speaks English, occupation cashier at a bank, own house no mortgage. Mrs W.C. Caine, wife, female, white age 45, married 17 years, mother of 2 children, one still alive, born Ohio, mother and father both born Ohio, speaks English, no occupation. Kathryn Caine, daughter, female, white age 10, single, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, speaks English. Justina Ole, servant, female white age 30, single, born Fin-Finnish, parents both born Fin-Finnish, came to USA 1897, speaks English, servant,private family.

Frank Caine was born about 1864 in Ohio. He married Mary F. ?? according to census records.They had one daughter, Pauline F. Caine born about 1906.

Census 1880 Perry Co, Shawnee twp, Ohio --A. C. Caine at age 30 , boarder and occupation was a store clerk; also listed is Frank Caine age 20, boarder and store clerk.

Census 1920 Ohio, Perry Co, Thornville: -- Frank Caine, head, rents house, male, white age 58, married, can read and write, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, salesman in clothing store. Mary F. Caine, wife, female, white age 41, can read and write, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, no occupation. Pauline F. Caine, daughter, female, white age 14, single, can read and write, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, no occupation. Joe M. Bowman, foster son, male, white age 14, can read and write, born Ohio, parents born Ohio.

Cora Caine was born October 1864 (source :census). She married Thomas V. Rutledge in 1886 in Perry Co., Ohio according to the Perry County Marriage Index, Book 7, page 115. Thomas was born October 1857 in Ohio (source: census).

Census: 1900, Licking Co, Neward twp, Newark City, Ohio-- Thomas V. Rutledge, born Oct 1857, age 42, married 14 years, born Ohio, clothing salesman; Cora, wife, born Oct 1864, age 35, married 14 years, mother of 4 children, 3 children still alive, born Ohio; Harold, son, born Oct 1892, age 7, born Ohio; Ethel, daughter, born March 1895, born Ohio; Frances, daughter, born May 1899, age 1 born Ohio.

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