We are searching for information about the family of William SPAIN, born 1811/1815 in North Carolina; died unknown.William married before 1835 (date & place unknown) to Penelope FREEMAN, born about 1816 in North Carolina; died between 1860/1870 in Missouri or Kansas.Their known children were: 1) John SPAIN, b. 1835/36 MO; d. 1876/85; m. twice. 2) William A. SPAIN, b. 1842/43 MO. 3) Mary Ann Elizabeth SPAIN, b. 1850 MO; d. 1927 KS; m. John FARNER. 4) Lavina E. SPAIN, b. 1852 MO; d. 1878 KS; m. Gilbert WHEELER. 5) Malinda Angeline SPAIN, b. 1852 MO; d. unk.; m. William LINSDALE. 6) Sarah Ann SPAIN, b. 1855/59 MO; m. Leonard THATCHER. 7) James H. SPAIN, b. 1866 KS.