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Drain Family


Of Tennessee and Beyond




This page last updated November 14, 2004.




This family begins with John Drain who was born about 1780 in Virginia. He married Margaret LANE and had at least three children. The only child of theirs I have information on at this time is Solomon.

According to a deposition that Solomon gave when he applied for a pension after his son Thomas' death, following an illness Thomas contracted during the Civil War, Solomon stated that he didn't know his father because he had left his mother when Solomon was an infant. I suspect that John Drain moved to another county in TN, and have read other researcher's files that suggest John Drain later married another woman. Whether or not he had other children is unknown to me. I have no knowledge of when or where John Drain died or where might be buried.

If you can shed some light on anything pertaining to this family, I would very much like to know. If there are any errors in what you see here, I would like to know that too. Click here to contact me. I will be adding new information as I discover it.

Thanks goes to Carrol Draine Herr for sharing her research with me on our Drain ancestors.







John Drain: b. about 1780 in VA, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married to Margaret LANE.

+ Margaret LANE: b. about 1790, location unknown, d. unknown. Buried unknown.

John and Margaret were married in Greene County, TN on 1 Sep 1810.

    Children of John and Margaret:

  1. Thomas Drain: b. & d. unknown. Married unknown.
  2. John Drain: b. & d. unknown. Married unknown.
  3. Solomon Drain: b. 4 Dec 1815 in Greene County, TN, d. 11 Oct 1903 in Greene County, TN. Buried at Old Doty's Chapel Cemetery in Greene County, TN. Married Mary Ann HOLLAND.

      Children of Solomon and Mary Ann:

    1. Sarah Ann HOLLAND: More info b. 14 Oct 1839 in Greene County, TN, d. 28 Apr 1894 in Cushman, Independence County, AR. Buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman, Independence County, AR. Married Madison FALLS. More info
    2. John Drain: b. 21 Mar 1841 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married Emma DAVIS.

        Children of John and Emma:

      1. Thomas Drain: b. about 1864 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      2. Mary E. Drain: b. about 1866 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      3. Miriam Virginia Drain: b. about 1867 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      4. Sarah Drain: b. about 1868 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      5. James H. Drain: b. about 1872 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      6. Mattie Drain: b. about 1873 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      7. William Drain: b. about 1876 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      8. John Drain: b. Aug 1879 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.

    3. Thomas Drain: b. 6 Jul 1843 in Greene County, TN, d. 5 Feb 1864 in Greene County, TN. Buried at Old Doty's Chapel Cemetery in Greene County, TN. He did not marry.
    4. James M. Drain: b. 9 Sep 1850 in Greene County, TN, d. 23 Dec 1911. Buried at Old Doty's Chapel Cemetery in Greene County, TN. Married Melvina FALLS.

      + Melvina FALLS: b. about 1842 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Buried unknown.

        Children of James and Melvina:

      1. Delilah Drain: 3 Feb 1874 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      2. King Solomon Drain: b. 2 Nov 1875 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      3. Sara Orlina Drain: b. 2 Jan 1877 in Greene County, TN, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      4. George Drain: b. between 1879 - 1882, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      5. Nancy Dessie Celinda Jane Drain: b. Feb 1885, d. unknown. Married unknown.
      6. Ellie F. Drain: b. about 1886, d. unknown. Married unknown.



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