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US 1800, NC, Ashe;
p. 88:
Daniel STRUNK;
Males: 0-9 x 2, 16-25 x 1;
Females: 0-9 x 1, 16-25 x 1.

Strunk, William (I25096)
US 1800, NC, Ashe; p. 88:
Daniel STRUNK; Males: 0-9 x 2, 16-25 x 1; Females: 0-9 x 1, 16-25 x 1.

Strunk (I25074)
US 1800, NC, Ashe; p. 88:
Daniel STRUNK; Males: 0-9 x 2, 16-25 x 1; Females: 0-9 x 1, 16-25 x 1.

Strunk (I25095)
4 "George Alexander Harmon, born 8, Dec. 1901, Melbourne, Izard,Arkansas, died 7, Nov. 1978, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona, at his home.
His brothers, Walter, and Hubert and Hubert's wife Eva, were with him at the time of his death.
He was the son of Ruke A. Harmon and Eliza Spurlock. He marriedlate in life to the widow, Mrs. Core Mae (Elsea) Raymond, nee, Husted.She was born 11 Mar. 1899, daughter of John Husted and Nora Strouse.This was her third marriage, and his first. She died 7, Oct. 1957, withcancer. They had no children."
"George Alexander Harmon, 133North Main Street, Gilbert, Arizona,born December 8, 1901. Died November 7, 1978, Gilbert, Arizona. FuneralServices, Friday, November 10, 1978, at 10:00 a.m. Gibbons-Bunker GardenChapel, Mesa, Arizona. Clergy Rev. Vincent Strigas, Jr. Church of theRedeemer, Mesa, Arizona. Life Sketch, Hubert Harmon, Vocal Solo NancyTaylor, Internment Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona. Casket bearers,nephews of George Alexadner Harmon." 
Harmon, George Alexander (I9412)
5 (Gu-U-Li-Si) Paden, Benjamin Franklin Jr. (I5570)
6 1900 census: mar 8 yrs -makes 1892. Family F10949
7 1910 Fresno, CA; 7th TWP; #175
Bradford, Bessie Blanche (I1557)
8 An announcement of his wedding was posted in the Sept 20, 1884 edition of "The Lead Hill Bugler" newspaper in Lead Hill, Boone Co., Arkansas.

From a letter from his son William Walter Fain - dated 1970: "Then papa went to Coleman City, Texas where he worked for about two years then in 1893 he came to Oklahoma and made the run from Stillwater into the Cherokee Strip and got a 160 acre homestead in Pawnee County 6 miles S.E. of Cleveland then Indian Territory until Statehood in 1907." 
Fain, William Tillman "Bill" (I11495)
9 bk 13 pg 507 Geneva CH; mar at home of J P Sprivy Family F10938
10 bk 15 pg 127; stone in Eight Mile Cem, DOB only no DOD Family F10948
11 bk 1821-1868, pg 5 Family F10917
12 bk 6 pg 191 Family F10947
13 Due to complications at birth, Madge was mentally handicapped, and lived with her parents until they were too old to care for her.

Issued a land patent for 315.4 acres in Prowers Co., Colorado on Nov. 26, 1920. 
Fain, Leona Madge (I11502)
14 Geneva Co, Mar Book, (Bay L)

bk 4 pg 470
Geneva Co, Mar Book, (Bay L) 
Family F10935
15 He was a Frontiersman, Indian-Fighter, Revolutionary Soldier, one of the Heroes of Kings Mountain, and a Judge. I requested a copy of his Revolutionary War Pension Application from the National Archives, and it is 88 legal-sized pages. The record contains several pages from his Bible, with birthdates of his children written in his hand. Pension Application number R3421. For a transcription of Ebenezer's Revolutionary War Pension Application, see the "Our Family's Fighting Men" link on my web page. Mike Meyer

Notes from Frank B. Fain:
Ebenezer FAIN was born in Chester Co. PA. Records differ on the name of his wife, which was given as Mary Mercer and Mary Black. It is quite possible that she was born Mary Mercer, and married someone named Black before she married Ebenezer Fain. The extensive use of the name "Mercer" in her descendants substantiates this assumption. The marriage record has not been located.
Although very young, he served in the Revolution and was in the Battle of Kings Mountain, where he was wounded. His pension record states that he was married near Jonesboro in 1781, but it does not state the maiden name of his wife. He lived in South Carolina, and appears on the 1790 Census of Pendleton District. He moved to North Georgia and lived in Habersham Co. where he was a Justice of the Peace. In the Gold Lottery Lists of Habersham County, he was listed as a Revolutionary Soldier. He is reported to have been buried in Habersham County, GA, but the location of his grave is not known. (**note: later research has shown that he probably died in Gilmer Co., Georgia - Mike Meyer)

Taken from .."MEN OF MARK OF GEORGIA" by W. J. Northen "While his people were resident in Washington Co Va(the area was VA and Tn at different times) and when he was but 14 years of age, Ebenezer Fain enlisted in the Patriot armies for a three month term serving under Captain James Montgomery & Col. Wm. Christian. While serving this short enlistment the boy was stationed at Black Fort & Montgomery Station & was engaged in two battles with Indians in one of which 16 were killed. June 1780 found him serving under Cap William Trimble as a Light Horseman in Colonel Charles Robertson's command. They were joined at Gilbertown by other troops & marched to the Pacolet River in SC where they engaged in a successful combat with the Brittish. While acting as sentry at night during the encampment of the command at Buffalo creek on Broad River young Fain shot John Foulin, a spy on whom was found an express note from Lord Cornwallis to the Tory Captain Moore, urging him to defend his fort until some troops could reach him. The Americans took advantage of this information captured Moore & his fort together with 100 men & then dispersed at Musgrove Mills the party sent to reinforce Captain Moore. At Wofford's Iron Works the Americans were attacked suddenly at night and after a severe struggle were driven back but rallying they renewed the fight & defeated the enemy taking Major Dunlap, the commander, prisoner. Young Fain was afterwards transferred to Captain Cunningham's company attached to Col. Elijah Clarke's Georgia Regiment at Augusta, Ga. Discharged from the service at the expiration of his term he immediately reenlisted in Sept 1780 as a mounted horseman and took part in the memorable pursuit of Col. Ferguson who was overtaken at King's Mountain, SC Oct 7 1780; defeated; killed & his entire command captured, In this struggle, Fain was wounded in one leg. From Nov 1780 he rendered valiant service as horseman under Captain Gibson and Col. Sevier in their expeditions against the Indians who were badly defeated & their towns destroyed. He retired from the service April 1781 and in June 1781 married in Jonesboro, to Mary Mercer Black".

Shortly before the battle of King's Mountian, in late September, the British Officer Patrick Ferguson camped at Gilbert Town (near present day Rutherfordton). He sent a message to Colonel Isaac Shelby, whom he considered to be the leader of the "backwater men." The message said that if Shelby and his men did not stop their opposition to the British, Ferguson would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders and "lay the country waste with fire and sword." These boastful words inflamed the Patriots, and would later seal Fergusons fate. The "Overmountain Men" assembled at Sycamore Shoals on Sept 25, and marched in pursuit of Ferguson. They caught up with him on Oct 6, 1780 at King's Mountain. The battle took place the next day and at its conclusion, Ferguson was dead, and all of his men either killed or captured.

From "Nicholas Fain of Tennessee" by Max Fain: “The battle of King’s Mountain was the turning point of the American Revolution. It gave the interior of the American continent to General Washington, with its boundless, available resources and its room to maneuver. It confined the British to the seacoast and their supply lines. It put heart back into the independence cause. The end at Yorktown was inevitable.
The battle of King’s Mountain has become a legend. It is often cited as an example of a brilliant strategist in an impregnable position being utterly defeated by the indomitable spirit of aroused men. It is a frustration to professional militarists because it was fought primarily by civilian militiamen on their own initiative, without the knowledge or consent of higher headquarters. Among the world’s most decisive battles, it remains one of the most unique.
There have been several attempts to compile a roster of the men at the battle of King’s Mountain. None of them can possibly be complete. For instance, one of those killed there was a young boy who had joined the group somewhere along the way and who was never identified.
Most of the early lists include Samuel and Nicholas Fain. The latest list of participants published by historians of the King’s Mountain Military Park includes Ebenezer, John, and Samuel Fain. Family tradition claims that Nicholas and five of his sons were there. It is probable that they were all involved in the campaign in some way, if not the actual battle. There seems little doubt that Samuel was there. Some reports indicate that Ebenezer and John were wounded, John with a superficial wound from a bullet which ricocheted from a tree.
It was unfortunate that the army had no clerks to keep an accurate muster and to call roll during the battle, since having an ancestor at King’s Mountain gives almost certain membership in some worthy patriotic societies.
There is considerable variance among the lists in regards to certain persons with similar names, particularly with the names of men from the Gillespie and Moore families. There may have been three men name Thomas Gillespie involved. The younger George Gillespie was almost certainly there, but it is doubtful if his father was, due to age.
During their later years, the leaders of the King’s Mountain men became involved in an unfortunate squabble over the conduct of the battle. This was a petty argument, which old age can hardly excuse. But one good result was the securing of many “certificates”, "testaments”, and “affidavits” from men who had been there. These proved invaluable to Draper and other historians. Draper published many of them in his book ("Kings Mountain and its Heroes" by Lyman Draper - 1881), including those of Andrew Evins and Felix Earnest, which are of particular interest to us.
Genealogical research continues in this matter, and new evidence can be expected. The men of King’s Mountain have long since found their peace, but the battle of the ancestors goes on.”

Notes from Old Buncombe Co. Genealogical web site: In 1795 Ebenezer was paid by Buncombe Co., N.C. for 25 days work of spying on the Indians. There had been several skirmishes between the settlers and the Native Americans in the area. There are also numerous court records from 1792 through 1796 of Ebenezer serving on Buncombe Co., juries, as well as court cases. He also served as a judge during the 1796 session. See Old Buncombe Co. web site:

Census Info: 1790 Census - living in Pendleton, South Carolina pg 84

1810 Census - Living in Buncombe, North Carolina. Image 28

1820 Census- Living in Habersham Co., Georgia. pg 123

1830 Census- Living in Habersham Co., Georgia. pg 8

1832 Georgia Lottery - listed as a Revolutionary Veteran - won land in Cherokee County.

1840 Census - Living in Gilmer Co., Georgia pg 13

From "Nicholas Fain of Tennessee" by Max Fain:
"John Simpson Fain was a grandson of Ebenezer Fain. In an unsigned letter dated Morganton, GA., Oct. 5th, 1878, he wrote, "I was sort of favorite child of my Grandfather, and he principally raised and educated me, and I learned to love him when quite a child, and I can never forget him. My Grandfather was a man in the true sense of that word, physically and mentally and morally. His death was calm, and without a struggle. He closed his own eyes, and folded his own arms across his peaceful breast, and died without a groan or struggle."
Bradford states that he died in Hutcheson County, Georgia. I find no records of any Hutcheson County in Georgia. The book "Men of Mark" states that he died in Habersham County, Georgia on December 29, 1842.
In the Revolutionary War Files on Ebenezer Fain is the application of John Fain, son of Ebenezer Fain, made on June 19, 1846 before Benjamin Chastain, J.P. in Gilmer County, Georgia to obtian the benefits of widows and heirs of soldiers of the Revolution. He stated that his father died Dec. 29, 1842 and left a widow, Mary (Polly) Fain "who remained his widow till the 11th day of February, 1846 when she died in Gilmer County, Georgia...that she continued to live on the plantation and much of the time at the residence of the desponant (John Fain) until her death". The deposition also lists the surviving children of Ebenezer and Mary Fain.
The accompanying affidavit by Benjamin Chastain of Gilmer County, GA. states that he (Benjamin Chastain) had become acquainted with Ebenezer Fain in Pendleton District of South Carolina, that he had been a school mate of David Fain, that he had known the family intimately for the last fifty years, and that Ebenezer Fain died at the home of his son, John Fain, in Gilmer County, Georgia."

from entry # 22 on Fain forum: Recorded June 20, 1829 Jno. T. Carter C.S.C. James Gilliland To The Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church This indenture made this twenty-sixth day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight between James Gilliland & Elizabeth his wife of the County of Habersham in the State of Georgia of the one part & Ebenezer Fain, Benjamin Crumley, David Fain, Francis Bird, Benjamin Allison, Malchsadic Charles, John Richardson, John Harwell & Thomas Hughes . . . all of the County aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Gilliland & Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar . . . hath given granted bargained sold released & confirmed & conveyed & by these presents doth give grant bargain sell release & confirm & convey unto them the said Ebenezer Fain, Benjamin Crumley, David Fain, Francis Bird, Benjamin Allison and their successors in office . . . a certain Lot or parcel of land situated lying & being in the County & State aforesaid it being part of lot No. 67 in the third district . . . one acre of land more or less . . . in trust that they will erect & build or cause to be erected & built thereon a house or place of Worship for the use of the Members of the Methodist episcopal Church in the United States of America according to the rules & disciplines which from time to time may be agreed upon & adopted by the Ministers of the Said Church at their General Conference in the United States of America . . . Wit: John Butt Senr., A. Vickery J.P. Rec: June 22, 1829. 
Fain, Ebenezer (I11461)
16 In H/H of Bartlett Peaden 1850 census. Son of an unidentified sea captain who deserted Louisa. John was taken from Louisa by Bartlett Peaden, her father, who raised John as his own. Supposedly Louisa was bitter at her father over this. Louisa was a student of penmenship from Frank Spence, they married and eventually moved to MS. This story is supposedly from Louisa herself, told by Carl Spiers ( Peaden, John Barclay (I22171)
17 info from mar app and cem rec; mar bk 23 pg 263 Family F10980
18 pension states date of mar - not place Family F10976
19 Will prob. 4 Mar 1784, Isle of Wight Co, VA, Bk 9, pg 214.
On 2 July 1760, James Pedin of Nottaway Parish, Southampton Co, sold to Jeremiah Godwin of the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, lots #12, 14, 15, 16 in Newport town (being the lots that Richard Wilkinson, grandfather of the said James Pedin left him in his will. (IOW DB 10, pg 224) 
Pedin, James , Jr. (I29691)
20 Will prob. 6 Feb 1751/52, Isle of Wight Co, VA, Bk 5, pg 401 Wilkinson, Mary (I29694)
21 Will probated 3 Aug 1749, Isle of Wight Co., VA, Bk 5, pg 198. Pedin, Rev. James II (I29693)
22 William H. Fain is listed in the 1860 Census of Fannin Co., GA at the Hot House Post Office, and in the 1880 Census of Boone Co., AR in the Sugar Loaf Township. Hot House was the point where Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee met. Some of his children are listed as being born in Georgia; some in North Carolina, but all of his children were born in the vicinity of Hot House in Fannin Co. which was created in 1854 from parts of Union and Gilmer Counties. The 1860 Census listed W.H., Susan and the first five children, although the sixth was at the time over one month old. The fourth was listed as Davy, a five year old male. This should have been Dovey, a female, who later married Marion Francis Manley and who is listed in the 1880 Census as Dovey H., wife of said Manley. The place of birth for William H. is given as North Carolina; of Susan as South Carolina.

William H. Fain was a farmer most of his life, although for a time in Georgia he was a merchant. After Susan died in Boone Co., AR, he sold the farm and bought a place in Lead Hill, where he operated a grocery store.

Both W.H. and his wife Susan are buried in Milum Cemetery, Lead Hill, AR.

1850 Census - 34 yrs old, living with wife Susan and two children in Gilmer Co., Georgia. Occupation is listed as "Merchant" pg 392

1860 Census - 44 yrs old, living at the Hot House P.O., Fannin Co., Georgia with wife Susan and children. pg 1055

1870 Census - 54 yrs old, living at Frick's Gap P.O., Walker Co., Georgia with wife Susan and children. Subdiv. 128 pg 225 B

1880 Census - 64 yrs old, living with wife Susan and children in Sugar Loaf Twnshp, Boone Co., Arkansas. E.D 22 pg 599B

I have a copy of a letter from his son, William Tillman Fain, dated 1940, in which he spells his father middle name "Hollin". 
Fain, William Hollin (I11457)
23 "Christened Myra MayBelle Shirley, she later changed her name to Bella (not Belle) on a whim. Her father was John Shirley and her mother was believed to be Elizabeth Hatfield, related to the fueding Hatfield's of West Virginia/Kentucky. She was born February 5, 1848 and was educated at the Carthage Female Academy where she was liked and considered a very pretty girl. She married first Jim Reed (said to have taken place on horseback). Years later she said she married Jim Reed because he killed the soldier who had killed her brother Bud. Bud had been a big influence in her life and she vowed to marry the man who avenged Bud's death. It was as Reed's wife that Bella's life of crime really began. A little girl was born in 1869, she was named Rosa Lee Reed and was apparently given to Reed's mother to raise. She was later known to history as Pearl Younger.

"During this time she met Sam as well, and moved to California with Pearl.

"Life was good at this time and a second child was born, a son named Edwin. One night while Reed was eating dinner, John Morris entered the room and demanded that Reed surrender himself. Reed didn't and John shot Reed throught the heart. Morris collected the $1700 reward but it did little good because he was killed a short time later. Bella's father died during this time and she moved back to Missouri and acted as a "fence" for stolen animals.

"The James brothers and the Youngers stopped off at Bella's during this time. The rumor circulated that she was at one time married to Cole Younger, the noted outlaw. These reports were further bolstered by the fact that Pearl Reed sometimes went under the name Pearl Younger.

"Another man on Pearl's list was an Indian outlaw named Blue Duck.

"On June 5, 1880, she married Sam Starr and settled on a 1000 acre claim near the Canadian River, near Eufaula, Oklahoma, and moved into a log cabin. This became a popular meeting place for some of the most notorious outlaws of the day. While here, Sam & Bella were arrested on a horse theft and possession of liquor charge. The Starr's said they were "framed" and Hanging Judge Parker apparently believed them. They were given light sentences of one year each in the Detroit, Michigan, House of Correction.

"On release, the Starrs returned to Younger's Bend with Pearl and an orphan, Mabel Harrison. Shortly after this Sam was killed.

"On Sunday, February 3, 1889, Bella rode to the King Ranch Store to eat dinner with the proprietor. Bellas left the store bout 1:00 PM, stopped by Mrs. Barnes' for some corn and passed the time until 3:00 PM. AT 4:00PM, Mike Hoyt spotted Bella's running horse. Hoyt rode back up the road and found Bella's body with two shots from a shotgun in the back. It will probably remain a mystery, but many believe a neighbor (Edgar Watson) had done the killing.

See the folling resources:
'Belle Starr and Her Times', Glen Shirley
'Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearl Starr', Phillip W. Steele
'Belle Starr and Her Pearl', Edwin P. Hicks" - [Descendants of Jasper Reed]
"Belle Starr [...] legally married James C. Reed in Collin Co., TX and both Pearl and Edwin were children of Jim Reed. Jim Reed, who rode with Quantrill during the Civil War, was the son of Solomon Reed and Susan D. Brock of Vernon Co., MO, who moved to near present day Rhome, Wise Co., TX during the Civil War. Solomon Reed died in Wise Co., in 1863. At the end of the war, Susan Reed moved to Collin Co., TX, It was while here that Jim and "Belle" married. Susan later reclaimed her MO land.

" After Jim was killed near Paris, TX, Belle married Bruce Younger in Kansas, but the marriage lasted only a short time before Belle Married Sam Starr. No record of Belle having divorced Bruce Younger who apparently wandered off into the sunset. Supposedly an outlaw also. It was from this brief marriage that Belle named her place in OK 'Younger's Bend." - Shelba Davis - e-mail on RootsWeb.
Sources: Belle Starr and Her Times by Glen Shirley
Starr Tracks Belle and Pearl Starr by Phillip W. Steele
Belle Starr and Her Pearl by Edwin P. Hicks 
Shirley, Myra Maybelle "Belle Starr" (I14357)
24 "He was married in North Carolina, where he and wife Margaret commenced in very low circumstances to make a living; he having but one horse, and it soon died; this loss was keenly felt, yet they persevered. He managed to raise a good crop of wheat and corn in one season a few weeks before harvest he pulled up the corn stubs or roots, his wife dropping corn therein, and he covering it with the hoe. And when the wheat was taken off the ground, he commenced tending his corn and this made a good crop. I mention this that the reader may form an idea of the man."

"Stephen and Margaret Hockett trekked to Ohio with nine children in 1805, taking up their abode in Fairfield Township, Highland County. [He acquired land grants in OH and farmed.] Then in 1817 the father Stephen and his married sons sold their land and pushed farther west to Indiana, which was sparsely settled when admitted to the Union in 1816, but was pioneered rapidly after that. " "[There] he bought land for himself and sons; and lived there until his children were all married." "Stephen and his sons purchased farm land in Washington Township, Randolph County."

"Now they [Stephen and Margaret] had lived to a good old age, but the news came to his ear that there was good rich prairie in Iowa, and he seemed to think it would be best for him and offspring to cross the great Father of Waters. And accordingly he and many of his connexions came here in the spring of 1837 [in covered wagons] and settled near Same."(sic)

"In 1837...Another westward thrust was undertaken to that part of Wisconsin Territory destined to become Henry County, IA." Stephen and Margaret and their six sons went to settle Salem."

"But it was not long until they went the way of all the earth. He deceased the 26th of 6th month 1839; aged 72 years, 2 months and 20 days. His wife deceased 23rd of 9th month 183; aged 76 years, 8 months, and 11 days. They were both consistent members of the Society of Friends. Their children were all living (eleven in number) at the time of her death, and if I am not mistaken, had not a doctor in their family until they were all grown.

The following table will show the condition of their generation at the time of her death, it being written about that time by some of the relatives and kept in manuscript, and as many of their relatives are subscribers and readers of Democrat, I thought it would confer a favor on them to have it published.
Hoggatt, Stephen (I746)
25 (Medical):A disease caused by the lack of vitamin B. Peden, Phoebe J. (I16492)
26 (Medical):Accidentally shot by a .32 S & W revolver in the hands of L. L. Trout while playfully acting old frontier days. Martin, Troy Franklin (I3356)
27 (Medical):Blind from pink eye. Mackey, Nancy Catherine (I703)
28 (Medical):Died in a sanitarium in Arizona. Gillette, James Wallace Jr. (I5421)
29 (Medical):Drowned in an irrigation cannel on Clyde and Irene Probert's property. Mahoney, Patricia Jean (I25616)
30 (Medical):Had a mild heart attack when she was about 52. Had numerous small strokes later in life. No permant damage as of 01/03. Was in pretty good health and looked about 10 years younger at 80 years old. Gillette, Betty Ellen (I5088)
31 (Medical):Had colon cancer. Had a colostomy . Grant, Elizabeth Faye (I5397)
32 (Medical):Had many heart attacks from the time he was in his twenties. Smoked until about 50 years old. Was an alcoholic from about age 14 until he died. Told me he began drinking alcohol about age 12. Preferred Jim Beam whiskey, but occasionally drank beer. Grant, Kenneth Verlon (I5087)
33 (Medical):Had polio. Doctor did an experimental operation that left him in a wheel chair and in constant pain. He shot himself. Grant, Doris Eldon "Buster" (I5394)
34 (Medical):Lost three toes on right foot. Peden, William Lindsay Jr. (I34629)
35 (Medical):Mentally ill. Grant, Nellie Mae (I5395)
36 (Medical):One leg shorter than the other. Walked with a limp all her life. Died in her sleep. Hull, Laura Pearl (I5410)
37 (Medical):She had "the misfortune to be deaf and dumb",«u»[2]«/u» and was known as «i»muta domina«/i» or "the mute lady".«u»[«/u»
Stewart, Joan Countess of Morton (I44104)
38 (Medical):She had diabetes. Murphy, Mary Etta (I5380)
39 (Medical):Shotgun accidentally discharged while he was pulling it through a fence. Peden, Paris Nees (I29885)
40 (Medical):Thomas was blind, perhaps from Cival War wound. Fowler, Thomas E. P. (I34381)
41 (Medical):throat was slashed by brother Lester when he interceded in a quarrel between Lester and his wife Peden, Luther Dee (I43602)
42 (Research):1. Tribble family tree by Linda J. Hoover.

Tribble, Leland Henry "Jack" (I5435)
43 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paden, Mark Christopher (I5)
44 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paden, Tiffany Ann (I6)
45 11 children total Family F5501
46 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paden, Hope Elizabeth (I4)
47 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paden, Jennifer Lynn (I7)
48 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Paden, Jennifer Lynn (I7)
49 14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers')
14th (Mitchell's-Powers') Infantry Regiment was organized during the fall of 1861 with 939 officers and men recruited in the northwestern region of the state. It fought at Elkhorn Tavern and later moved east of the Mississippi River . The regiment reported 17 casualties out of the 116 engaged at Iuka , and there were 12 wounded and 2 missing at Corinth . It was then assigned to Beall's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and in April, 1863, united with Crockett's 18th and Lyles' 23rd Arkansas Regiments. This command was captured at Port Hudson on July 9. After being exchanged, the 14th was not reorganized. Its commanders were Colonels Eli Dodson, M. C. Mitchell, and Frank P. Powers; Lieutenant Colonel Pleasant Fowler; and Majors John Allen, E. H. Messick, and J. H. Messick.
Fowler, Pleasant (I52)
50 1810 Census - Living in Buncombe, North Carolina. Image 28

1820 Census- Living in Habersham Co., Georgia. pg 123

1830 Census - Living in Roane Co. Tennessee.

1846 - listed on the Shelby County, Texas Tax List - no page numbers

1850 Census - 63 yrs old, living in Shelby Co, Texas with wife and children. pg 19 B

Mercer Fain moved to Missouri about 1831. About 1836 Mercer Fain moved to Shelby County, Texas, where he and his second wife Louisa are found in the 1850 Shelby Co., TX, census. REPRINT of OFFICIAL REGISTER of LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA 1827 13th DAY'S DRAWING-March 21 HABERSHAM. page 37 Fortunate Drawers: Mercer Fain, Captains District: Fains Number: 249 District: 18 County: Lee County He was in Texas in the mid- 1840s. Listed on a Tax poll, and a land abstract.

Texas Land Abstracts: District: Nacogdoches; Robertson County: Dallas Grantee: Mercer Fain Certificate: 191 Patentee: James G. Hyden Patent Date: 23 Nov 1854 Patent #: 648 Patent Volume: 10 Acres: 320 Class: Nac. 3rd. File: 1572

From files of Gery Davis:

North Georgia Journal of History Clarkesville: The Early Days Page # 78 On Feb. 12, Benjamin Cleveland conveyed 10 acres of Lot 17 of the 10th land district and Benjamin Chaistain conveyed 32 acres of Lot 2 of the 12th land district to the justices of the Inferior Court, Benjamin Chastain, Benjamin Cleveland, John H. Jones, James Hodgins and Mercer Fain, who caused the town to be laid out. "Living on the Unicoi Road" Land Lot # 40 Mrs. Nancy Wood won this lot in the 1820 Land Lotttery, She did not claim the land until Nov. 1825. Her belated decision to exercise her grant was evidently prompted by a purchase offer; only a month after obtaining title, she sold the lot to Mercer Fain for $600.00 . Mercer Fain was up to something, though, for he also sold the lot only a month after acquiring it, and at a considerable profit. Mercer had been in the area for years. His sister lived about two miles upriver from land lot #40 where the Robertstown community now is and his parents lived in the nearby town of Clarkesville, the county seat. His father was Ebenezer Fain, a tough old Indian Fighter and Revolutionary Vetern who had been a Public Servant in several of the many places he had lived. Ebenezer served a few other things as well, for in 1823 he was found guilty of "keeping a tippling house open on the Sabbath Day".****(see note at bottom) Mercer may have actually lived on Land Lot #40 before he sold it, but it appears more likely that , upon learning of his buyer's interest and perhaps even his residence there. Mercer simply applied some of his father's savvy and got to the lottery winner first. In any event, Mercer Fain lived elsewhere in the county for several years after the sale, but by 1830 he had moved to Tennessee, continuing from there to Missouri and finally to Texas. Although Mercer left, other Fain's eventually came to the Helen valley. Today, descendants of Ebenezer Fain can be found running Betty Fain's Country Store and the Nora Mill Granary. Although the Sunday sale of alcohol has recently been allowed in Helen Restaurants, neither of these modern Fain establishments has any direct involvement with "tippling". It was Richard England who bought Land Lot #40 from Mercer in February, 1826 for the hefty sum of $1500.00, giving Mercer a nice $900.00 profit for his month of ownership. "Buncombe County Deed Index" 10-9-1819 to Mercer Fain from David Fain 350 acres, French Broad River, Bk 12, Pg # 249

****Note - I don't think this was Ebenezer Fain (b. 1762) - I think this was Ebenezer Fain (b. 1802) Grandson of Ebenezer, Sr. and son of David Fain and Rebecca Moore. (Mike Meyer) 
Fain, Mercer (I11473)

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