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McCAIN, Unknown*
HAMILTON, Unknown*
NUTT, William*
(Abt 1707-1759)
UNKNOWN, Eleanor*
(Abt 1711-)
McCAIN, Hugh*
(Abt 1729-1821)
NUTT, Mary Eleanor*
(Abt 1733-Abt 1788)
McCAIN, Andrew*


Family Links

1. MONTGOMERY, Unknown*

2. GRIMES, Mary

McCAIN, Andrew*

  • Born: 1765, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Colony 1387,1453
  • Marriage (1): MONTGOMERY, Unknown* before 1790
  • Marriage (2): GRIMES, Mary
  • Died: 25 Nov 1844, Union County, North Carolina, United States

bullet  Death Notes:

Died at his home.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence, 1788, Lancaster County, Camden District, South Carolina, United States. 1454 A deed from Robert Ramsey Sr to James Ramsey for land on N side of Cain Creek is witnessed by Andw McCain and Robt McCain (Lancaster Co SC Deed Book A, p260-261).

2. Census, 1790, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Andrew McCain, living with 1 male over 16 [Andrew], 1 male under 16 [John Wilson], and one female [wife]. (Salisbury District, Mecklenburg Co, NC)

3. Census, 1810, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Andrew McCain is 26-45 [Andrew should be 44], living with 1 male under 10 [James M], 1 10-16 [Hosea], 2 16-26 [Hugh W, John Wilson], 3 females under 10 [Jane, Martha, unknown], 2 10-16 [Mary, Eleanor], and 1 26-45 [wife]. (Mecklenberg Co, NC, p476)

4. Census, 1820, Lancaster District, South Carolina, United States. Andrew B McCain [maybe this one, probably not] household includes 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45. (Lancaster Co, SC,

5. Census, 1830, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Andw McCain household [maybe this one] includes 1 male 30-40, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 40-50. (Mecklenburg Co, NC, p342)

6. Residence, 1839, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. On the 1839 Revolutionary War Pension Application of his brother John McCain's widow Mary, Andrew is identified as age 73, residing in Mecklenburg Co. (Rev War Pension Application #W9543 at National Archives)

7. Census, 1840, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Andrew McCain, age 70-80, living with 1 female 60-70. (Mecklenburg Co, p314)

8. Will, 5 Oct 1844, Union County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Andrew McCain mentions wife Mary (receives their plantation, my boy Pluto, one of my girls her choice), Jane Steele and Martha Caraway ($40 each in lieu of a horse), John W McCain adn Elanor Harkey ("account for the negroes they have received"), "my girl go to Jane Steele or any of my children she may choose", balance of estate to e sold and divided amongst all children "but if the rest of my negro girls wish not to remain amongst my children they ahve teh privilege to choose a master". Executors are John Stuart and J W McCain. Dated 5 Oct 1844. (Union Co Will Book 1, p19)

9. Obituary, Mar 1845. 1455 His obituary in the March, 1845 issue of "The Christian Magazine of the South", reads "Died, at his residence in Union county, North Carolina, on the 25th Nov., 1844, Andrew McCain, in the 80th year of his age. The deceased was a native of the county in which he died. Owing to his youth he was not called upon to take any part in our struggle for independence; but in early life he engaged in a war more protracted in its duration, and fought with more important results -- a war, in which the soldier is not discharged till death, and if victorious, receives a crown of immortality. Religiously trained by pious parents, he soon connected himself with the Church. Certain prominent traits of character pointed him out as being suitable for a member of session; which office he filled with credit to himself and usefulness to the Church. He was a member of the Associate Church until she became embarrassed in her circumstances, when, in connection with the Rev. Thos. Ketchen and many others, he joined the Associate Reformed Church. The grace of humility appeared conspicuous in his walk, religious conversation was his delight, salvation by free grace was his favorite theme."

10. Probate, 16 Aug 1856, Union County, North Carolina, United States. Notice appears in North Carolina Argus on page 3, mentioning Union Co Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions July term 1856, John Stewart and John W McCain, executors of Andrew McCain, deceased, vs Hosea McCain, Hugh W McCain, R W Steele and wife Jane, John Rape administrator of Martin Rape, J J Williams administrator of James and Eleanor Harkey and others. [I guess there is a court case on settlement of Andrew's estate] (Abstracts of Notices Found in the North Carolina Argus 1848-1858, by Steve Bailey, 1998, p36)

11. Religion: Presbyterian.

12. Story. 1456 Married first unknown Montgomery, second Mary Grimes. Not sure which wife bore which children. All were members of Tirzah Presbyterian Church, probably buried in unmarked graves in that cemetary. Birthyear, deathdate, children names.

13. Story. 1384 The children of Andrew McCain were Hugh, who married a Miss Walker and moved to the west; Hosea, the father of John J., and John W. (Wheel-wright); Mrs. D. Carraway, Mrs. Dick Steele, Mrs. Daniel Harkey, and Mrs. John Stewart, ancestor of all the Stewarts in the Waxhaws and on Cane Creek. Mrs Dick Steele is the mother of Capt. J. J. C. Steele.


Andrew* married Unknown* MONTGOMERY, daughter of Captain James* MONTGOMERY and Elizabeth* McCONNELL, before 1790. (Unknown* MONTGOMERY was born about 1770 in North Carolina Colony 1453.)


Andrew* next married Mary GRIMES, daughter of Family GRIMES and Unknown.

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