Josiah Marion McLain
Birth: 1838 in GA
Death: ABT 1897 in Ramer AL,
Served in the Civil War and was wounded,
stayed in Montgomery, Elizebeth filed for Pension in1897
McCLAIN, Josiah Marion (aka McClane) (Private, Company K,33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) married Elizabeth Broadway; theirchildren were Mary, Ida O., and Charlie.Elizabeth filed for a widow's pension in Montgomery County on August 2, 1899;
Last Name: McLain
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Regimental Unit: 33rd Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: K
Co. Unit Name:
Authority: Pension Application, Montgomery, Alabama,1897/06/09
First Name: J. MI: M.
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Private
Engagements: Wounded; Nov. 30, 1864 at Franklin,Tennessee.
Remarks: Applicant; McLain, E. B. (Widow)
Updated: October 13, 2006
Josiah M. MCLAIN Self M Male W 42 GA Farmer SCGA
Elisabeth B. MCLAIN Wife M Female W 27 AL Keeping HouseAL SC
Mary MCLAIN Dau S Female W 11 AL GA AL
Ida O. MCLAIN Dau S Female W 9M AL GA AL
Census Place E.D. 142, Tuckers Store, Montgomery,Alabama
Mother: Anna Unknown
Marriage 1 Julie Ann America King b: 1841 in single on1870 census Carrol, GA
Married: 1857 in divorced 1872 for desertingher.
James Benjamin McClain b: 14 JUL 1858 inGA
Joseph Marion McClain b: 14 JUL 1859 inGA
Marion D McClain b: 1860
Mary Jane McClain b: 1862
John Henry Hiram McClain b: 1864 inGA
Married: ABT 1868 in Montgomery Alabama
Mary McClain b: 1869 in Ramer Alabama, diedyoung.
Ida O McClain b: 1879 in Ramer Alabama, diedyoung.
Charles Allen McClain b: 7 OCT 1886 - farmer andcasket maker, WWI Vet, Ramer, Montgomery, AL
Charles and Lorena cannot be found in Alabama censusrecords for 1920 nor 1930 - his grave wasnever found it should have a nice headstone furnished by the VA howeverthere are now many woods growing around the Church wheremany others might have been buried. Weknow that his daughter and her husband and child are buried by or nearher father, because this author visited those gravesmany many years ago, but those graves are not found either; then what if the parents of Charles are buried herealso
JAMES was in Alabama 1860 after the death of his wife soJosiah must have joined him, or helped himmove, and then enlisted in the Civil War...
Home in 1860
(City,County,State) Age in 1860 Birth Year BirthplaceGender View Image
View Record James McLain Precinct 1, Coffee, AL 46 abt 1814 South Carolina Male
View Record James P McLain Precinct 1, Coffee, AL 14 abt 1846 Georgia Male
View Record James M McLain Division 1, Montgomery,AL 49 abt 1811 South Carolina Male
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1
1. Josiah Marion McLain was born 1838 in GA, and died ABT1898 in Ramer AL. He was the son of 2. JamesWalker McClain and 3. Anna Unknown. He married Julie Ann AmericaKing 1857 in divorced 1872, daughter of Benjarmin King and MaryAnn Burson. She was born 1841 in single on1870 census Carrol, GA, and died 1895 in AL. He married Elizabeth"Bettie" Broadway ABT 1868 in Montgomery Alabama, daughter ofAbner Abros Broadway and Mary SusanStephens. She was born 1853 in Ramah AL, and died 21 JAN 1927 in RamerAlabama. The Stephens were nativeamericans from north carolina
Finding no marriage record here for Josiah, this authorwonders if there are other wives andchildren by Josiah......
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2
2. James Walker McClain was born 8 NOV 1810 in SC, anddied 10 MAY 1889 in Indian Creek BaptistChurch Cemetery, Stone Mt, GA. He was the son of 4. Josah McClain and 5.Nancy Ann Wood.
3. Anna Unknown was born ABT 1854. Was she nativeamerican??
Children of Anna Unknown and James Walker McClainare: i. William H McClain was born ABT 1836. He marriedCaroline. She was born ABT 1837.
1. ii. Josiah Marion McLain was born 1838 in GA,and died ABT 1898 in Ramer AL. He married Julie Ann America King1857 in divorced 1872, daughter of BenjarminKing and Mary Ann Burson. She was born 1841 in single on 1870 censusCarrol, GA, and died 1895 in AL. He marriedElizabeth "Bettie" Broadway ABT 1868 in Montgomery Alabama, daughter ofAbner Abros Broadway and Mary SusanStephens. She was born 1853 in Ramah AL, and died 21 JAN 1927 in RamerAlabama.
iii. Mary Elizabeth McClain was bornABT 1839.
iv. Anna L McClain was born ABT 1841.
v. Francis C McClain was born ABT 1844.
vi. James L McClain was born ABT 1851.
vii. Joseph Walker McClain was born ABT 1854in Lived next to his fathers house, Stone Mtn, DeKalb GA. Hemarried Isabella N ABT 1878.
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3
4. Josah McClain was born DEC 1788 in Spartanburg County,SC, and died 21 JUL 1883 in Mars HillCemetery, Cobb Co GA. He was buried in Not spelled Josiah on his headstone!. Hewas the son of 8. Charles McClain and 9.Elizabeth MOON.
5. Nancy Ann Wood was born 26 AUG 1790, and died 25 NOV1867 in Mars Hill Cemetery, Cobb Co GA. Shewas the daughter of 10. Wm Wood and 11. Martha Glenn.
Children of Nancy Ann Wood and Josah McClain are: i. Cassandra McClain. She married Trout.
2. ii. James Walker McClain was born 8 NOV 1810 inSC, and died 10 MAY 1889 in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery,Stone Mt, GA. He married Anna Unknown. Shewas born ABT 1854. He married Amanda Caroline Austin ABT 1856 in GA.She was born 20 MAR 1832 in GA, and died 9MAR 1907 in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Stone Mt, DeKalb,GA.
iii. Silas McClain was born 1813 in SC.
iv. T. T. McClain was born 1816 inSpartanburg SC. He married Rebecca?. She was born in GA.
v. Charles Pinkney McClain was born 26OCT 1818 in Spartanburg, SC, and died 30 APR 1897 in Mars Hill , Cobb,GA. He married Jane Oliver 1837, daughter ofPeter M Oliver and Lydia P Smith. She was born 20 AUG 1820 in SC.
vi. Emoline Malissa McClain was born1822. She married Trout.
vii. P. E. McClain was born 1830 inAcworth Cobb GA, and died MAY 1898 in Cobb County, GA.
viii. William Greenbury McClain was born1831 in GA, and died 1865. He married Pamela Emaline Doggin. She died1898.
ix. Malinda J McClain was born 26 AUG1832 in GA, and died 9 MAY 1924. She married David S McClesky ABT 1851 inGA. He was born 1829 in GA.
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4
8. Charles McClain was born ABT 1750 in Pennsylvania to VAto Rutherford NC, and died OCT 1821 inSpartanburg Dist SC.
9. Elizabeth MOON was born ABT 1762 in VA, and died 1837in Spartanburg Dist SC. She was the daughter of 18.Gideon Moon and 19. Mary Hudson Hill.
Children of Elizabeth MOON and Charles McClain are: i. Nancy McClain. She married James Leonard, son of JonasLeonard and Sara Lanford.
ii. Elizabeth McClain. She marriedThornton Ward. He was born 1791 in SC, and died 1826 in Decatur, Fulton, GA.
iii. Jenny McClain. She married ThomasM Brockman.
iv. Polley McClain died 1822 inGreenville SC. She married George Mayfield, son of Abraham Mayfield and MarthaJones.
4. v. Josah McClain was born DEC 1788 inSpartanburg County, SC, and died 21 JUL 1883 in Mars Hill Cemetery,Cobb Co GA. He married Nancy Ann Wood 1808 in SpartanburgSC, daughter of Wm Wood and Martha Glenn. She was born26 AUG 1790, and died 25 NOV 1867 in Mars Hill Cemetery, CobbCo GA.
vi. John McClain was born 1792 in SC,and died AFT 1849 in Cobb County Georgia. He married Phillipina Glenn,daughter of Tyre Glen and Rachel Moon. She died 1849 in SpartanburgCounty SC.
vii. James McClain was born 1795. Hemarried Eliza Glenn, daughter of Tyre Glen and Rachel Moon. She was born 1806.
10. Wm Wood was born 1755 in VA. He was the son of 20. WmWood and 21. Ann Crane.
11. Martha Glenn. She was the daughter of 22. TyreeGlenn??.
Child of Martha Glenn and Wm Wood is:5. i.Nancy Ann Wood was born 26 AUG 1790, and died 25 NOV 1867 in MarsHill Cemetery, Cobb Co GA. She married JosahMcClain 1808 in Spartanburg SC, son of Charles McClain and ElizabethMOON. He was born DEC 1788 in SpartanburgCounty, SC, and died 21 JUL 1883 in Mars Hill Cemetery, Cobb Co GA.
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 5
18. Gideon Moon was born ABT 1730 in New Kent County VA,and died 1790 in Lunenburg County VA. He wasburied in NSDAR #825592. He was the son of 36. Peter Jr. Moon and37. Elizabeth Stone.
19. Mary Hudson Hill died 1799 in VA. She was the daughterof 38. Hall Hudson and 39. Elizabeth Hampton.
Children of Mary Hudson Hill and Gideon Moon are: i. Mary MOON was born ABT 1750. She married Richard Ingram.
ii. Dicey MOON was born ABT 1752 in VA,and died 1843 in TN. She married John Scott. He died 1793 in va. Shemarried Jonas Sikes 1794. He died 1843 in TN.
iii. Anne MOON was born 1754 in VA, anddied 1842 in SC. She married Ashwell Stone 1776, son of William Stone andSarah Elizabeth?. He was born 1750 in willFEB 02, 1729, St Philips Parish, Charleston, SC, and died 1781 in VA. Shemarried William Lynch 1785. He was born1742, and died 1820.
iv. Pleasant MOON was born 1758 in VA,and died 1815 in VA. He married Sussanah Bacon 1800 in VA. She was born1777, and died 1839.
v. Abner Hudson MOON was born 1760 inVA, and died 1814 in VA. He married Julaney Farmer 1786 in VA,daughter of Lodowick Farmer and Sarah Cheatham. She was born ABT1760 in VA.
vi. Sarah MOON was born 1761, and died1797. She married John Cureton 1778, son of John Cureton and WinifredHeath. He was born 1757 in VA, and died 1821 in SC.
9. vii. Elizabeth MOON was born ABT 1762 in VA, anddied 1837 in Spartanburg Dist SC. She married Charles McClain.He was born ABT 1750 in Pennsylvania to VA toRutherford NC, and died OCT 1821 in Spartanburg Dist SC.
viii. Lurine Levena MOON was born ABT1764. She married Joseph Smith 1795 in VA.
ix. John MOON was born 1765 in VA, anddied 1840 in SC. He married Nancy. He married Mary Dudley 1795 in VA. Shewas born 1772 in VA, and died 1825 in SC.
x. William MOON was born 1768 in VA,and died 1833 in SC. He married Martha Knewstep Glenn 1791 in VA. She wasborn 1771, and died 1856 in SC.
xi. Rachel Moon was born 1771 in VA,and died 1849 in SC. She married Tyre Glen 1785 in VA, son of Tyree Glenn andSarah Garland. He was born ABT 1760 inLunenburg VA, and died 1832 in SC.
20. Wm Wood was born 1730 in VA, and died 1808 inAlbemarle VA. He was the son of 40. JohnWood and 41. Susannah Anderson.
21. Ann Crane was born 1733. She was the daughter of 42.John Scanlon Crane and 43. ElizabethFerguson.
Child of Ann Crane and Wm Wood is:10. i. WmWood was born 1755 in VA. He married Martha Glenn, daughter ofTyree Glenn??.
22. Tyree Glenn??.
Child of Tyree Glenn?? is:11. i. MarthaGlenn. She married Wm Wood, son of Wm Wood and Ann Crane. He was born1755 in VA.
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 6
36. Peter Jr. Moon was born ABT AUG 1710 in VA. He was theson of 72. Peter Moon and 73. ElizabethSmith.
37. Elizabeth Stone was born ABT 1710.
Children of Elizabeth Stone and Peter Jr. Moon are: i. Peter Moon.
ii. John Moon.
18. iii. Gideon Moon was born ABT 1730 in New KentCounty VA, and died 1790 in Lunenburg County VA. He married MaryHudson Hill ABT 1743, daughter of HallHudson and Elizabeth Hampton. She died 1799 in VA.
38. Hall Hudson. He was the son of 76. Richard Hudson and77. Mary Hall.
39. Elizabeth Hampton was born in Amelia VA.
Children of Elizabeth Hampton and Hall Hudsonare:19. i. Mary Hudson Hill died 1799 in VA. She married Hill. Shemarried Gideon Moon ABT 1743, son of PeterJr. Moon and Elizabeth Stone. He was born ABT 1730 in New Kent CountyVA, and died 1790 in Lunenburg County VA.
ii. Joshua Hudson.
iii. Richard Hudson.
iv. Elizabeth Hall Hudson was born 1734 inAmelia VA, and died 1825 in Elbert GA. She married Cuthbert Hudson 1754in Charlotte VA, son of John Hudson and Elizabeth Harris. Hewas born 1733, and died 1801.
v. Obediah Richard Hudson was born 1735in Prince George VA, and died 1785 in Henry VA. He married Rhoda Hallor Anderson.
40. John Wood.
41. Susannah Anderson.
Child of Susannah Anderson and John Wood is:20. i. Wm Wood was born 1730 in VA, and died 1808 in Albemarle VA.He married Ann Crane, daughter of JohnScanlon Crane and Elizabeth Ferguson. She was born 1733.
42. John Scanlon Crane.
43. Elizabeth Ferguson. She was the daughter of 86. JamesFerguson and 87. Anne.
Child of Elizabeth Ferguson and John Scanlon Craneis:21. i. Ann Crane was born 1733. She married Wm Wood, son ofJohn Wood and Susannah Anderson. He was born1730 in VA, and died 1808 in Albemarle VA.
Descendants of James W. McClain
Generation No. 1
1. JAMES W.4 MCCLAIN (JOSIAH3, CHARLES2, PAPA1) wasborn Abt. 1814 in South Carolina, and diedAft. 1860 in Possibly Coffee County, Al. (near Geneva). He married (1)ANNA L Abt. 1838 in South Carolina orGeorgia. She was born 1822, and died Aft. 1850 in DeKalb County, Georgia. Hemarried (2) MALINDA Abt.1856.
Notes for JAMES W. MCCLAIN:
There were two James W. McClains in DeKalb County before1850. Some researchers think that the oneborn in 1811 is the son of Josiah and Nancy. Your Compiler thinks that J. W.McClain, b. 1814 is their son. Reason #1being that the James W. b. 1814 named his first child Josiah(after his father)Reason #2 being that the James W. born in 1811 did not movefrom Dekalb County but died there in 1889. The James W.McClane, b, 1811 is thought to be the son of John McClain, abrother of Josiah McClain's. This would mean that the two James W.McClains were firstcousins.
Both of the James W. McClains that were in DeKalb County,Ga. in 1832 drew in the Gold Lottery andLand Lottery. They had lucky draws. One drew (Gold Lottery) land in Section12, Dist. 1, Lot #0068. One drew in the Land Lottery Section4, Dist 7, Lot 241. Both of these Lots are located in whatis now Cobb County, Ga. (was originally at drawing time in 1832known as Cherokee District).
James W. McClain, born 1814 must have lost his first wifeand married again. He is found on the 1860 Coffe County,Alabama census (P.O.Geneva) as follows: (same children aslisted on 1850 census of Dekalb County). The oldest child Josiah M.McClain has left his father's home andmarried.
McLain, James, age 46, b. S.C. farmer, value of realestate 100, person 200
" Malinda, age 26, (does not state wife), b.N.C.
" Benjamin L. age 18, farm laborer, b.Ga.
" Sarah E., age 16, b. Ga.
" Martha J., age 15, b. Ga.
" James P., age 14, b. Ga.
" Nancy C., age 12, b. Ga.
" Thomas A., age 3, b. Ga.
" Frances, age 2, b. Ga.
" Thomas F., 2 months
Since there is a 2 month old in this household and a skipin the children's ages (from 12 to age 3), it points toMalinda being James's wife. Why they named two children Thomas isnot known - Thomas A and Thomas F ?. On thetwo censuses James W. McClain is shown as having fathered ten children.More work needs to be done on thisfamily.
Marriage records of Coffe County, Al: UnidentifiedMcLains.
McLain, D. mar. Myrtle Eiland, 1903 BK6A
McLean, Horace J., mar. Ella Martin 1935,BK6
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and ANNA L:
Marriage: Abt. 1838, South Carolina orGeorgia
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and MALINDA:
Marriage: Abt. 1856
Children of JAMES MCCLAIN and ANNA L are:
2. i. JOSIAH MARION5 MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1838, DeKalb County,Georgia; d. Bef. 1897.
ii. ANN E. MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1840.
iii. BENJAMIN L. MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1842.
iv. SARAH E. MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1844.
v. MARTHA MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1845.
vi. JAMES P. MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1847.
vii. NANCY C. MCCLAIN, b. Abt. 1848.
Children of JAMES MCCLAIN and MALINDAare:
viii. THOMAS A.5 MCCLAIN, b. 1857.
ix. FRANCES MCCLAIN, b. 1858.
3. x. THOMAS F. MCCLAIN, b. 1860, Coffee County,AL..
Generation No. 2
2. JOSIAH MARION5 MCCLAIN (JAMES W.4, JOSIAH3,CHARLES2, PAPA1) was born Abt. 1838 inDeKalb County, Georgia, and died Bef. 1897. He married (1) JULIA ANNAMERICA KING Abt. 1857 in In Carroll or CobbCounty, GA, daughter of BENJAMIN KING and MARY BURSON. She wasborn 19 Mar 1837 in Carroll County, Georgia,and died Abt. 1894 in Cleburne County, Al.. He married (2) ELIZABETHBROADWAY Abt. 1868 in Alabama. She was bornAbt. 1853 in Alabama, and died 21 Jan 1927.
Notes for JOSIAH MARION MCCLAIN:
Josiah M. McClain deserted Julia Ann America King withfour small children. He is believed to have fought in the theCivil War and moved to Alabama where he married again. JuliaAnn filed for a divorce in Carroll County,Ga. on grounds that he was missing and believed to have deserted her and thechildren. In 1870 Julia Ann and fourchildren were living near Bowden, Georgia. On June 17, 1880 she lived in the 9thDistrict, 1006 of GMD of Carroll County, hadtwo children in her household with one living a short distance away. Thefollowing census seems to be the same JosiahM. who left his first family in Georgia.
JULIA filed an application with the Cherokee Nation butrejected.
The 1880 Montgomery Co., Ala. (Tuckers Store), ED142, FilmT9-0027, Page 523B read asfollows:
Josiah M. McLain, b. 1839 GA.
Elisabeth B. McLain, b. 1853, AL
Mary McLain, dau. age 11,
Ida O. McLain, age 9 months
The Marion McLain found in Texas in 1900 is believed to bethe son of this Josiah Marion McClain andhis second wife who he married in Alabama.
Proofs: (for Lineage Societies)
1850, 1860 Carroll County census(Julia A.King) 1870 censusshowing Julia Ann McClain without herhusband Court Records of Carroll County(Julia claimed dessertion)Marriage Record missing
The following information was found on the 1900 WoodCounty, Texas census, page 169a House164McLain, Marion b. Mar. 1874 (age 26) married 7 years - b. Al, Fa b.Ga. Mother b. Al
Annie (wife) b. Apr. 1878 (age 22), b.Texas
Mabell, daug. b. Oct. 1894 (age 5), b.Texas
Lewis,son, b. May 1898 (age 2), b. Texas
The following McClains have not yet been identified butare buried in Carroll County, Ga. and are probablyrelated.
Poplar Springs Cemetery: McLain, Annie w/o John 1861-1912Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery: McLain,B.L 5 March 1897 - 3 November 1918 Carrollton City Cemetery - Bradley,Charlie McClain w/o James Pal 9 July 1894-9Jun 1969
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery - McClain, Lavonie1887-1974
Spence Cemetery - Rowe, Ida L. McClain 12 March 1885 - 22Apr. 1956
Asberry Cemetery - McClain, Milton Charles 22 oct. 1942 -23 Jan. 1965 mar. Barbara Florence - McClain, Milton Coy 18Jun 1920 - 11 Sept. 1971
GA Pfc US Army WWII, married Edna Adams
It is the opinion of this compiler the Josiah M. McLainwho enlisted in the Civil War in Co. K, 33 Alabama Infantry inGreenville (Butler County) in 1862 is thisJosiah. Records show that his father James W. McClain was in CoffeeCounty, Ala. in 1860 and that he moved there from DeKalb Co., Ga. afterhe lost his first wife. In 1860 James' parents wereliving in Cobb County, Ga. Josiah could have gone Ala. to visit hisfather and enlisted; however, he returned home for a visit longenough to father his last child with Juliann America King who in1872 filed for a divorce in Carroll County stating she did notknow where he was living. Evidently, he deserted his family. Norecord can be found of themarriage.
No record has been found of his second marriage toElizabeth Broadway. . They are found on the 1880 Montgomery,Ala. E.D. 142 Tuckers Store
Josiah M. McLain, Self M Male W 42 b.GA, Farmer,Fat.b.S.C., M.b.GA
Elisabeth B. McClain Wife, M Female W age 27, b.AL KeepingHouse, fat.b.AL, M.B. S.C.
Mary McClain, dau. age 11
Ida O. McClain, dau. age 9 mo. b. Ala.
This census would indicate that Josiah married about 1869in Alabama. He evidently married again before Julia Anndivorced him. The question is - was he abigamist or did he get a divorce over in Ala? Elisabeth had her first childwhen age 16. Perhaps this was a common lawmarriage.
Elizabeth married again abt. 1899 in Al. Was she widowedor did Josiah run off again?
The 1910 census, Mongomery County (Tuckers Twp., Beat 15),page 192, household #68shows:
Gardner, John L. Head, age 53(mar.11yrs.)
AL SC SC; Elizabeth B. Wife, age 47 (mar. 11 yrs) AL ALSC; Stepson McClain, Charles A. age 23 AL GA AL; LorenaE.Step-Da-L, age 19 mar. 2 yrs; Lillie M,Granddaughter, age 6-12 mos. AL AL AL
Notes for JULIA ANN AMERICA KING:
Julia Ann America King McClain filed for a divorce afterJ. M. McClain deserted her and his fourchildren.
No marriage license for this couple can be found. It isbelieved that they married in Cobb County,Ga. and that the records were destroyed when Sherman set fire to theCourthouse. The following record was foundin Carroll County, Ga. which proves there was a marriage between thetwo.
SUPERIOR COURT MINUTES, CARROLL COUNTY, GA.; Aprilterm 1872, America M. McLain vs. Josiah M.McLain liable for divorce....We appointed to the court by the vesture of theSherrif that defendant does not reside inthis county and is of ???(whereabouts unknown), that he does not reside in thisstate it is ? of cuasel? ordered that saiddefendant appear and answer at the next term of this else that the casebe considered in default and the Plaintiff allowed to ? andit is further ordered that this rule be published in the CarrollCo. Times once a month for four months. N. Shilnut Atty. forthe Plaintiff. Superior Court Minutes, Carroll Co.,Ga.
Oct. term 1872 - Liable for divorce, Juliann McLain vs.Josiah McLain verdict for defendant ?? two concurrent ?? in theabove stated case granting a total divorcethat is to say a divorce upon legal ? between the parties ?? consideredordered and decreed by the court that themarriage heretofore existing between the said Juliann McLain andJosiah M. McLain be absolutely anulled andset aside and that said Julian McLain be fully free from any liabilitywhich she might incur by reason of a second marriage and ? of theClerk of the Court ?? Judgment against the ? for cost.S/Hugh Buchannon, Judge
It can be seen from above that Julia Ann was granted adivorce but it is not clear who paid forit.
1880 Carroll Co.,Ga census reads:
Julia A. McClain, age 42, b. GA, parents b.GA
Mary J. , dau., age 18, b. GA
John H. McClain, age 16, b. GA
More About JULIA ANN AMERICA KING:
Burial: Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleburne Co.,AL
More About JOSIAH MCCLAIN and JULIA KING:
Marriage: Abt. 1857, In Carroll or Cobb County,GA
Marriage Note: Cobb County Records Burned bySherman.
Notes for ELIZABETH BROADWAY:
The surname was given by Kathy (online) Kathy36110@wmconnect.com who descends from Josiah andElizabeth Broadway. Kathy states that shelives in Montgomery, Al and that the daughters of Josiah andElizabeth died young leaving Charlie an onlychild. Emma Lorena is her great grandmother.
More About JOSIAH MCCLAIN and ELIZABETHBROADWAY:
Marriage: Abt. 1868, Alabama
Children of JOSIAH MCCLAIN and JULIA KINGare:
i. JAMES BENJAMIN6 MCCLAIN, b. 14 Jul 1858, CarrollCounty, Georgia; d. 06 Jul 1935, Dadeville, TallapoosaCounty, AL; m. (1) MARY "MOLLY" F. J. CHANDLER, 20 May 1877, CarrollCounty, GA; b. 23 Apr 1853, Carroll County,Georgia; d. 01 Oct 1884, Cleburne County, Al.; m. (2) MARTHA ANN MOBLEY, 20Aug 1885, Cleburne County, Alabama; b. 31Jul 1861, Georgia; d. 26 Nov 1912; m. (3) SALLY WIGGANS HOGAN, 09 May1914, Carroll County, Georgia; m. (4) LOUISANA STRENGTH, 20 Aug1921, Carroll County, Ga.; m. (5) SARA ALICEWEATHINGTON BOATRIGHT, Bef. 1928, Lee County, Ala. (RidgegroveCommunity); m. (6) LAURA JANE YARBROUGHHALL, 09 Jun 1928, Lee county, Alabama.
Notes for JAMES BENJAMIN MCCLAIN:
Proofs (for Lineage Societies)
1870, 1880 and 1900 census
James Benjamin McClain is found on the 1900 CleburneCounty, Alabama census, page 271 asfollows:
He is shown on this census as being born in July 1856.Census states that Martha Ann is the mother of six children (4living). Relatives state the son named "Penn" on this census isactually a female.
House 186/187 McLain, James W M b. July 1856 Georgia(parents born in Georgia) Married 15 years,Farmer (age 43)
Mothy(Martha) Ann, wife, W. F. b. July 1861 (age 38), bornin Georgia,both parents born in Georgia
Lucy (daughter by first wife) b. March 1880 (age20)
Marion (son by first wife) b. July 1884 (age15)
Penn, son, b. April 1890 (age 10)
Fannie, daughter, b. December 1892 (age7)
Leander, son, b. March 1897 (age 3)
Cassie Belle, daughter, b. December 1898 (age1)
Owens, Annie Jane Mobley, Mother-in-law, b. Aug. 1835 (age64), born in Georgia
Benjamin's first wife, Mary "Molly" died of thyphoid feverin 1884 in Cleburne, Co., Al. (Abernathy District). She lefthim with 4 children under the age of six.
James Benjamin's second wife Martha Ann Mobley is foundhere on the 1900 census with her mother,Annie Jane first married Joseph Chapel Mobley and then married an Owens(was widowed twice). James married sixtimes. The third wife was Sally Wiggans (mar. 5/9/1914), the fourth wifewas Louisana Strength (mar. 8/20/1921), the fifth wife wasSarah Alice Weathington Boatright (mar. bef.1928). Laura AnnYarbrough Hall) sixth wife signed his deathcertificate. He had children by the first two wivesonly.
Information obtained June 30, 2003 in an interview withCousin Estelle Boatright Messer, age 94 (agranddaughter of J. B. McClain) is as follows: She states that one ofher grandfather's wives was her widowed Grandmother Boatrightwhose name was Sarah Alice WeathingtonBoatright. She states that this was not his last wife, however the orderof wiv She said that her grandfather McClain married sisters, butthat she did not know their names. After the first sisterdied, he then married her older sister (90 years old and ailing)who was living with them because he could not live with herand take care of her without gossip. She had nobody to takecare of her and no place to move to, so he married her. Moreresearch will have to be done to put thewives in the correct order of marriage. She stated that he was a smart, kindold man. He always had a garden and planted fruit and nuttrees(as well as grape vines) every place helived.
James Benjaman was the son of Josiah Marion McClain, b.1840 DeKalb Co., Ga. and Julia Ann AmericaKing, b, 17 Mar. 1841, Carroll County, Ga. married 1857 in Carroll County,Ga.
In 1914 James, a farmer, was a registered voter in theTurkey Creek Dist. 1240, Carroll County, Ga. James fathered fourchildren by his first wife and seven by hissecond wife and ended up marrying six times. He was widowed four times,divorced once, and left the last wife awidow. His first wife was Mary "Molly"Chandler (died), 2nd was Martha AnnMobley (died), 3rd, was Sally Wiggans (died), 4th wasLouisanna Strength (died), fifth was Laura Jane Yarbrough(divorced), and sixth was Ethel Boatright (living when hedied).
Sources: 1. James Benjamin McClain family info & copyof bible info - contributed to the Neva Lomason LibrarySpecial Collections,Carrollton, GA by John W. Reese, Jr. andVirginia Tuttle. 2. "Our Smith/King Families" book by McBride,censuses and marriagerecords.
Your compiler remembers her great grandfather McClain.She was nine years old when he died. He bought a smallfarm (about 100 acres with a house on it) in the RidgegroveCommunity in Lee County, AL. near hisdaughter Laura, her grandmother. He sold this house and land to his daughterLaura Clements in 1934. He and his daughterlived about 1/3 mile apart when he bought the farm. She and her husbandwere renting their land from the Sanfordfamily of Opelika. The cause of death of his wives varied. His first wifedied of typhoid fever leaving four little children, the oldest wasLaura, about six years of age. James Benjamin (called Jim)was about 6' tall, brown eyes, (brown curly hair before itturned gray), olive complexion), large bone structure but thin.He was probably quite handsome in his youth. His daughterLaura, my grandmother, looked a lot likehim, with olive complexion, dark wavy hair, and brown eyes (she was about5'7" tall) with nice facialfeatures.
The following letter was written to John Reese of Utah in1976 by Enoch Smith, Rt. 4, Box 155, Heflin, Ala. Itseems John had asked for some church records and Enoch wasresearching for John. I cite this information because it definitelyties in our James Benjamin McClain to the McLain/McClains ofAcworth, and Cobb County, Ga.
Records of Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Cleburne Co.,Al (formerly Carroll Co):
"James McClaine joined Nov. 28, 1879; Julia Ann McClainjoined 1894; John Free joined Aug. 10, 1885;sister M. J. Free by acceptance of grace; receivied J. J. McClaine byletter; received brother J. H. McClain by acceptance of grace(baptized July 18, 1895). Brother J. B.McClaine served as a delegate to our sister church at (Mars Hill, Acworth, Ga.in 1896.
(Note: Jim's grandfather Josiah McLain and many otherMcLains are buried at this Mars Hillcemetery located in Cobb County between Acworth and Marietta.)
Dear Brother Reese sorry I have not found more on thesenames you requested information on but ourold Records Book is in bad shape from 1860 to 1920. It has faded outuntil I just cannot read it............You might find moreinformation at Poplar Springs Church in Carroll Co., Ga. that might beyour best bet, so I will hush by asking you say pray for me andmine. My wife and myself has retired and weare 70 years old and enjoying life pretty good. Good night. My membershipis at Harmony Church."
James B. McClain is found on the 1880 Cleburne Co., Al.census (Abernathy Dist.), NA Film 1254008,Film T9-0008, Page 190D as follows:
James B. McClain, age 22, b. Ga.
Mary F. G. McClain, wife, age 27, b. Ga
Laura J. E. McClain, dau. age 2, b. Ga.
Lucy A. A., dau. age 3 months, b. AL.
In the same area is Mary "Molly" Chandler McClain's sisterMargaret who is married to Thomas J. Patison(or Patterson). Many of the Chandlers moved to Cleburne County, Al. before1880.
More About JAMES BENJAMIN MCCLAIN:
Burial: 09 Jul 1935, Farmville Baptist Church, Lee County,Al.
Notes for MARY "MOLLY" F. J. CHANDLER:
Molly Chandler died of Thyphoid fever. She left 4 youngchildren and a husband. There was anepidemic at the time. The youngest child, Marion is said to have gotten sickalso but he survived.
More About MARY "MOLLY" F. J. CHANDLER:
Burial: Probably Harmony Primitive Bapt. Church, CleburneCo.,AL.
Marriage Notes for JAMES MCCLAIN and MARYCHANDLER:
Carroll Co. Marriages: Book K1 pg 509..
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and MARYCHANDLER:
Marriage: 20 May 1877, Carroll County, GA
Notes for MARTHA ANN MOBLEY:
Martha Ann Mobley was the daughter of Joseph ChappelMobley and Permelia Ann Jane Duncan Mobley.Information on children taken from Family Bible of Ruffus Adamson8/5/1978. She had remarried a Mr.Owens. Herdeath is in the bible. She died April 10,1901.
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and MARTHAMOBLEY:
Marriage: 20 Aug 1885, Cleburne County,Alabama
Notes for SALLY WIGGANS HOGAN:
Bible records show this wife as Sally Wiggans. The courtrecords show her as SallyHogan.
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and SALLY HOGAN:
Marriage: 09 May 1914, Carroll County,Georgia
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and LOUISANASTRENGTH:
Marriage: 20 Aug 1921, Carroll County,Ga.
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and SARABOATRIGHT:
Marriage: Bef. 1928, Lee County, Ala. (RidgegroveCommunity)
Notes for LAURA JANE YARBROUGH HALL:
Marriage license issued in Lee County, Ala. June 9, 1928by G. O. Butler, J.P.looks as if they married atDadeville, Ala. on June 17, 1928, I. I. Adcock, JP. This isconfusing.
More About JAMES MCCLAIN and LAURA HALL:
Marriage: 09 Jun 1928, Lee county,Alabama
ii. JOSEPH MARION MCCLAIN, JR., b. 14 Jul 1859, CarrollCounty, GA; d. 10 Feb 1942, Bowden, Ga.; m.NANCY E. SMITH, 15 Dec 1878, Haralson County, Georgia; b. 04 Aug1858, Haralson County, Ga.; d. 26 Jun 1936,Bowdon, Georgia.
Notes for JOSEPH MARION MCCLAIN, JR.:
The 1900 Carroll County census reveals that this couplelived in the Smithfield Community. In 1910 they lived onMountain Road and had six of twelve children living, all born inCarroll County, Ga. Marion was a farmer and registered voter inDistrict 1006 of Carroll County in 1914. J.M. McClain and wife N.E. with 4 minor children are on the Carroll CountyHomestead Records dated November 30-, 1895.They are supposed to be buried in the Poplar SpringsCemetery.
Compiler has death certificate. Miller Funeral Home madefuneral arrangements (Tallapoosa, HaralsonCounty, Ga.)
The 1920 Carroll County census, Smithfield Dist. is asfollows;
Joseph M. Mclain, age 50, mar. 32 years, b.Ala. parentsborn in Ga.
Nancy " (wife), age 51, mar. 32 years, mother of 12children, 6 still living.
James T. " (son), age 22, b. Ga.
Shaw B. " (son), age 18, b. Ga.
Aubry H. " (son), age 13, b. Ga.
William C. " (son) age 10, b. Ga.
Living next door is his son Joseph A.McClain.
The 1880 Carroll County, GA census reads:
Marion D. McClain, age 20, b. GA
Nancy E. McClain, age 21, b. GA
Note: The Marion D. (?) here, could this be a cousin? Theages are right for this Joseph Marion McClain who marriedin 1868.
More About JOSEPH MARION MCCLAIN, JR.:
Burial: Poplar Springs Church Cemetery, Carroll County,Ga.
Notes for NANCY E. SMITH:
Nancy was the daughter of Aaron and Rhoda LewallenSmith.
An indenture was made in Haralson County, Ga. on 6December 1894 between the heirs of AaronSmith (H. G. Smith, J. G. Smith, M. C. Patterson, R. G. Smith, B. A.Smith, Nancy E. McLain, M. J. Smith, R. M. Bearden, A. J. Smith,R. M. Smith, S.A. Smith) and Richard Smith in which Richardpaid $150.00 for the east half of lot numberninety-one in the 8th District and 5th Section of originally Carroll nowHaralson Co. containing one hundred one and one fourth acres(101.25) and signed by the above mentioned heirs.
More About NANCY E. SMITH:
Burial: Poplar Springs Church Cemetery, Carroll County,Ga.
More About JOSEPH MCCLAIN and NANCYSMITH:
Marriage: 15 Dec 1878, Haralson County,Georgia
iii. MARY JANE MCCLAIN, b. Oct 1862; d. Bef. 1904; m. JOHNM. FREE, 21 Sep 1882, Carroll County, Ga.;b. Apr 1861, Georgia.
Notes for MARY JANE MCCLAIN:
On Questionare sent out was the following note: Mothercannot remember very much about all of thisand I never heard of them, so I believe we have told you everything.This all seems a great waste of time unless some of them werekings or queens, or people of greatimportance and wealth that might leave an inheritance. Signed Love, Aunt Meliaand Opal
Notes for JOHN M. FREE:
John was the son of Dennis Free and Louisa Free ofHaralson, Ga. (both born in S.C.)
More About JOHN FREE and MARY MCCLAIN:
Marriage: 21 Sep 1882, Carroll County,Ga.
iv. JOHN H. MCCLAIN, b. Jun 1865, Carroll County, Georgia;d. 19 Nov 1932; m. JOHNNIE D. ADAMSON, 13 Dec 1882, CarrollCounty, Georgia; b. Dec 1865,Alabama.
Notes for JOHN H. MCCLAIN:
This couple is found on the 1900 census in Mandeville, GMD1496 with his widowed mother-in-law in theirhousehold and seven children; eight minor children are recorded onCarroll County Homestead Records, recorded Oct. 24, 1904. They hadone more child after the 1900 census wastaken.
Notes for JOHNNIE D. ADAMSON:
Johnnie was the daughter of Amh D. (Anna)Adamson.
More About JOHN MCCLAIN and JOHNNIEADAMSON:
Marriage: 13 Dec 1882, Carroll County,Georgia
Marriage contract: CCo. Lic. F56
Children of JOSIAH MCCLAIN and ELIZABETH BROADWAYare:
v. MARY6 MCCLAIN, b. 1870.
Notes for MARY MCCLAIN:
No information has been found on thisMary.
vi. J. MARION MCCLAIN, b. Mar 1874, Alabama; d. probablyTexas; m. ANNIE, Abt. 1893; b. Apr 1878,Texas.
Notes for J. MARION MCCLAIN:
The Marion McLain found in Texas is believed to be the sonof this Josiah Marion McClain and his second wife whohe married in Alabama. The following information was found onthe 1900 Wood County, Texas census, page169a
House164 McLain, Marion b. Mar. 1874 (age 26) married 7years - b. Al, Fa b. Ga. Mother b.Al
He is not found in the house of his parents on the 1880census. He would have been six years old. Who raisedhim?
Annie (wife) b. Apr. 1878 (age 22), b.Texas
Mabell, daug. b. Oct. 1894 (age 5), b.Texas
Lewis,son, b. May 1898 (age 2), b. Texas
The 1910 Wood County, Tx census shows thefollowing:
McLain, J. Marion, age 36, b. Ala., mar. 17years
" Annie (wife), age 32, b. Texas, mar. 17 years, mother of4 children, 4 living
" Mable (dau), age 15, b. Texas
" Louis R., (son), age 11, b. Texas
" Bertie, (dau), age 9, b. Texas
" Gracey D. (dau), age 3, b. Texas
More About J. MCCLAIN and ANNIE:
Marriage: Abt. 1893
vii. IDA O. MCCLAIN, b. 1879.
viii. CHARLES ALLEN MCCLAIN, b. 07 Oct 1886, Ramar,Montgomery, Ala.; d. 24 Oct 1949, Alabama;m. EMMA LORENA BOZEMAN, Abt. 1908, Ramar, Alabama; b. 11 Jan1892, Ramar, Alabama; d. 12 Jun 1982,Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, AL.
Notes for CHARLES ALLEN MCCLAIN:
Information found on World Family Tree Vol. 133, Tree0150. Submitter: Richard Lee King, 358 N. Chestnut St., Clinton,In. 47842
BURIAL: The funeral home register book is in thepossession of Kathy Cochran Brooks and has many names listed whomight be relatives.
BURIAL: W. H. Manning
BURIAL: Horace Powell
BURIAL: H W Crawford
BURIAL: Max Heisler
BURIAL: J C Gibson and many other Gibsons
BURIAL: M C Stubbs
BURIAL: Horace and Helen Broadway
BURIAL: E F Doster
BURIAL: Emmett Killough
BURIAL: Leona Gardner
BURIAL: Oneida Baldwin
BURIAL: Thurman Baldwin
BURIAL: Dorothy Glass
Message Board Posting by Lorena states that the sistes ofCharles Allen McClain died very young and hehad no other siblings. He said that he was an only child so they mayhave died before he was born.
Charles served in WWI and his sons were also military butthere are no surviving males in this line.His son Joe was in Pearl Harbor, was married to a Broadway but had nochildren. His son Charles had only onedaughter and the other son Walton is buried at Arlington.
Elizabeth Broadway is found on 1860 census with parentsAbner and Susan Broadway. Elizabeth ltermarried John Gardner in Ramer, Al after the loss of Josiah. In 1910 sheis found with John and Charles with his new bride in the samehousehold. Elizabeth's sister RebeccaBroadway married Clopton Gibson who's family lso came from SouthCarolina.
Lorena also states that Gr. Grandpa Charlie McClain raisedmy native american mother when her parentsdied so young. Charlie's mother has been referred to as Elizabeth B, andlater and later as Betty Gardner when sheremarried
More About CHARLES ALLEN MCCLAIN:
Burial: Dublin Church of Christ Cemetery
Notes for EMMA LORENA BOZEMAN:
Emma was the daughter of John Thomas Bozeman and AliceStephens. Her father died 9-28-1919 at age91.
More About EMMA LORENA BOZEMAN:
Burial: Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, AL
More About CHARLES MCCLAIN and EMMABOZEMAN:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1908, Ramar, Alabama
Marriage 2: Abt. 1908, Ramer AL?
3. THOMAS F.5 MCCLAIN (JAMES W.4, JOSIAH3, CHARLES2,PAPA1) was born 1860 in Coffee County, AL..He married MARTHA FORD.
Notes for THOMAS F. MCCLAIN:
Thomas and Martha moved to Hubbard County, Texas. Thisinfo per Tim Panell, Email:
Child of THOMAS MCCLAIN and MARTHA FORDis:
i. JOSEPINE AMERICA6 MCCLAIN, b.1879