For many years, as a child I was impressed with this 8
1/2 brown cover book, that I was not to touch. It was in an
envelope addressed to my Grandmother, and sent from 603 Mayola Ave,
Falmouth, Bracken Co., KY to Mrs. O. M. DeCourcy, Revere Minn.
Redwood Co. Postage was 8 cents and the letter (from cousin, Bill Owen)
inside said that it was 27 April 1925. It contained this brown
cover book, of about 40 typed pages, small holes nicely
rounded with a pink ribbon holding it together. It is on paper that I
would call onion skin, and looks like typed from a carbon. Two
family histories, George Lewis and Family from about 1750,
26 pages, and Family of George Mains from about 1777,
When my Grandmother died, it was given to my father
when my folks moved to Redwood Falls, MN. My folks tried to read
it and retype it for several years. Did a pretty good job, and
then when Dad died it was passed on to me. One day I asked another
cousin in Campbell Co., KY if they had a better copy. Instead she
gave me the references to the William and Mary Quarterly, who were
publishing family histories in the early 1920's. You will find it in college libraries,
William and Mary Quarterly, Series 2, vol. 17 no 3 page 399- 408.
So thanks to the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg, VA, and a
cousin, Bill Owen, we have a start on finding our heritage.
Many thanks to Mary Buckley (Levi Mains), Margaret Ward (Laban Mains
family) and Ronald Young (Philip Mains) with all the research
corresponding that we did back in the middle 1980's, I have a more
complete picture of The Family of George Mains.
I have posted four generations of
George Mains and Mary
Unknown' s family. If there are corrections please let me know.
Also resources are listed.
Please contact me if you have information.
Several of us are part of the
www.rootsweb.com Bracken Co., KY
mail list, and also there is a family mail list for Mains.
Where did our George Mains came from??? Many suggestions.
There were a large group of Mains/Maines who settled in Maine, and they
ended up in PA and Ohio. Are we connected??? Another
researcher said we are part of the Means family????? I have seen
no proof of either of these theories.