Descendants of John Cain
Generation 1: JOHN CAIN was born 1812 in Ireland and died 1868 in Temuka. In 1838 he had married SARAH GREENLEY STEPHENSON (b: 1809, d: 1871 at Temuka) John, his wife and 3 children immigrated 1859 on the ship Clontarf***leaving Plymouth, England for Timaru, NZ.
Generation No. 2: ### SAMUEL CAIN (son of JOHN) was born 17 Oct 1848 Raffrey, County Down, Ireland, and d: 20 May 1931 at Seadown aged 82Y. Bur: 22 May 1931 Temuka Cem. Sect C Blk 2 Plot 179
Samuel left Ireland for the Colony with his parents on the "Clontarf". His father farmed land at Milford near Temuka and Samuel was brought up to farm life. He went on to purchase in 1868 a farm of 187 acres and built his residence in 1891. He also owned another farm "Laurel Grove" of 212 acres on the Seadown block. An active member of the Presbyterian Church and chairman of the Seadown School Committee since 1893. Twice married - first to Miss Eagle who died in 1890 leaving 11 children and then to his wife's sister and they had three children. Ref. Canty Cyclopedia 1902
1st MAR: Samuel mar: 17 Aug 1871 in Timaru to SARAH ANN EAGLE (b: 1854; daughter of Henry Eagle (1828-1877)and Elizabeth nee Neal (1831-1886 Temuka) d: 1 Jan 1890 aged 32Y; bur: Temuka Cem)
DEATH: CAIN - On January 1st, at Waihi Farm, Temuka, the beloved wife of Mr Samuel Cain, after a very painful illness, aged 36 years.
Children of SAMUEL CAIN and SARAH Ann EAGLE are:
i. SARAH CAIN, (b. 27 May 1872, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 01 Nov 1950, Temuka, South Canterbury) mar: 1895 in Temuka to Issaac Smith (b: 1854 in Hampshire,England; d: 03 Sep 1916 in Temuka aged 63Y) Their children:
ii. ELIZABETH CAIN (b. 05 Oct 1873, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 07 Nov 1873, Temuka, South Canterbury)
iii. ELIZABETH CAIN (b. 01 Dec 1874, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 01 May 1940, Timaru)
iv. JOHN HENRY CAIN (b. 12 Jul 1876, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 17 Mar 1947, Timaru; bur: Temuka)
v. SAMUEL CAIN, (b. 05 May 1878, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. Aug 1940, Temuka) mar 12/08/1908 to Kate Fraser (b: 1880; d: 1938 aged 58Y, bur: Temuka Cem)
vi. DAVID CAIN (b. 02 Apr 1880, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 15 Nov 1937, Temuka, South Canterbury aged 57y; bur: Temuka Cem)
vii. FRANCIS CAIN (b. 30 Jan 1882, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 20 Jun 1953)
viii. AGNES CAIN daughter of SAMUEL, and grand-daughter of JOHN (b: 28 Sep 1883 in Seadown, Timaru, and d: 12 Sep 1946 in Temuka. She mar: REGINALD WHITCLIFFE BENBOW 1914 in Temuka, son of WILLIAM BENBOW and EDITH STRINGER. He was b: 02 Mar 1890 in Geraldine, and d: 08 Jul 1970 in Temuka.
ix. MARY CAIN (b. 19 May 1886, Arowhenua; d. 06 May 1972, Christchurch aged 80Y M/I: Karoro Cem. Greymouth)
x. WILLIAM CAIN, b. 28 Jul 1889, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 20 Jan 1966, Temuka, South Canterbury aged 76Y; M/I: Temuka Cem).
Timaru Herald, 24 Feb 1897: FOR SALEó My FARM of 212 Acres, on the Seadown Estate, part in crop and part in grass, and also some ploughed for turnips. For full particulars apply to SAMUEL CAIN, Seadown.
2nd MARRIAGE - On 27 Apr 1891 at Seadown, Samuel married Sarah's sister Ellen Eagle (b: 1868 -1944 aged 77Y; Bur: 20 Jun 1944, Temuka Cem)
Children of SAMUEL CAIN and ELLEN EAGLE are:
xi. ANDREW CAIN (b: 03 Nov 1891, Seadown; occ; Farm Hand; d. 14 Apr 1918 aged 25Y, WW1 France. Killed in action. Next of Kin: Samuel Cain (father), Seadown, Temuka M/I: Temuka Cem)
xii. ELLEN CAIN (b. 14 Apr 1894, Seadown; d. 23 Feb 1968, Timaru)
xiii. GORDON CAIN, (b. 1897; d. 1954, Temuka) World War I, 1914-1918 Serial N M/I: Temuka Cem) mar: 1935 to Mary Patricia Sloan
Ref: Charles Cameron Campbell (My Heritage)