William Hollin Fain

Male 1816 - 1887  (71 years)


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  • Name William Hollin Fain 
    Born 17 Mar 1816  , Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DNA Family Group Peden01 
    Buried Mar 1887  South Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Milum Cemetery
    South Lead Hill (Boone County), Arkansas 
    Died 24 Mar 1887  South Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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".
    Person ID I11457  Peden1
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2013 

    Father David Fain,   b. 3 Aug 1782, , Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, , Gilmer County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Moore,   b. 1786, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F4480  Group Sheet

    Family Susan Mills,   b. 7 Mar 1821, , , South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1888, , Boone County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1846 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Watson Fain,   b. Aug 1849, , Fannin County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Sarah C. "Sis" Fain,   b. 1851, , Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, South Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. John Calvin "Buck" Fain,   b. Jan 1852, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Dovey Hannah Fain,   b. 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Tillman "Bill" Fain,   b. 16 Apr 1857, , Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1941, Bethany, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Richard Calhoun "Cal" Fain,   b. 15 Jun 1860, , Fannin County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1939, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Iota Oscar Fain,   b. 6 Jun 1862, , Fannin County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1951  (Age 88 years)
     8. Dewitt Farris "Doc" Fain,   b. Feb 1866, , Fannin County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2004 
    Family ID F4479  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S815] CEMETERY: AR, Boone; Milum Cemetery, Tombstone data, (South Lead Hill (Boone County), Arkansas).