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James McCain, Sr.
b.Abt. 1734
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Name James McCain, Sr.
Alt Name James McKane
Alt Name James McKean
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1734
Marriage JUN 1763 to Margaret Lauderdale
Death? 1793 Sumner County, Tennessee

James McCain was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records of James McCain in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 229.--28th February, 1767. John Smith to Jonathan Smith, £90, slaves. Teste: John Mills, Joseph Luney, James McKair (McKain?), William Bowen.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (341) Grand jurors: Nathanl. Evans, Joseph Raburn, Saml. McPheeters, Francis Erwin, Robt. Thompson, Henry Stone, James McCain, John Ramsey, Archibald Fisher, John White, Henry Campbell, Saml. Briggs, Richd. Renalds, Hugh Hays, Joseph Malcolm, David Laird, John Francis, John Black, James Leatherdale, John McClure, Hugh Donaho.
  • Page 93.--16th March, 1768. James McKain and Jonathan Smith's bond to James Ledderdale to secure Ledderdale, who with John Miller (now deceased) was surety of Margaret Looney as administratrix of her late husband, Peter Looney. (Note: Margaret Looney, widow of Peter Looney later married James McCain).
  • Page 94.--17th March, 1768. Jonathan Smith's bond (with Joseph Luney) as guardian to Peter Looney, orphan of Peter Looney.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1768. - (522) Jurors: James Turk, James Callison, Saml. McClure, Saml. Lawrence, James Beats, Wm. McCutcheon, Francis Stuart, Wm. Moore, James McCain, Wm. Craddock, Wm. Christian, Jacob Lockhart, Nicholas Leahorn, Jr.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1768 - (130) Order summoning James McCain and Margaret (Looney, widow of Peter) dismissed.
  • Page 445.--18th May, 1768. James McKain to Jonathan Smith, Robert Paris and James Latherdale, £30, 1 waggon, 2 black horses, 1 bay mare, 1 bay horse. Teste: Margaret ( ) McKain.

From Genforum.com post:

Re: James McCain, bn 1779 TN Posted by: Merrill Luna Date: November 05, 2000 at 10:51:09 In Reply to: Re: James McCain, bn 1779 TN by Daniel K. Edwards of 1292


Daniel; You mention a James McCain/McKain that married Margaret Lauderdale Looney, widow of Peter Looney. This is my line. Do you have any more information on this James McCain, married after June 1763 to Margaret, and died prior to Jan 1796, Sumner Co., TN. Their only child was James McCain Jr., born 15 Aug 1766, Botetourt Co., VA and married Elizabeth Eaton, died 1857, Sumner Co., TN Merrill Luna azluna@@juno.com


Records of James McCain in Augusta and Botetourt County, VA:

1763, June Margaret (Lauderdale) Luney (sic) relic of Peter Luney, d.1761.

1767, Feb. 28 James McKain is witness to a Bill of Sale.

1767, Aug. 20 Richd. Lawson is a runaway servant of James McKain. Also James McKain gets a "Certificate of Hemp".

1767, Nov. 17 Grand Jurors ... James McKain

1767, Nov. 18 James Ledderdale (sic) asks counter security from Margaret Looney, admix. of Peter Looney, since intermarried with James McKain.

1768, Jan. 22 Margaret McKain, formerly Margaret Looney, vs. Breckenridge.

Page 80. 16th March, 1768. Estate of Peter Looney, Dr., in account with James McCain and Margaret, his wife - cash paid David Smith; cash paid Robert, Alexander and David Looney; cash received from James Holles; cash received from Benj. Estill for Abraham Haines.

1768, Mar. 16 James McKain give bond to James Ledderdale (sic) who was surety of Margaret Looney as administratrix of Peter Looney.

1768, Mar. 22 Order summoning James McKain and Margaret (Looney, widow of Peter) is dismissed.

1768, May 18 James McKain sells for £30, one wagon, two black horses, one bay mare, and one bay horse to Jonathan Smith, Robert Faris, and James Latherdale (sic), witness Margaret McKain.

1769, Nov. Botetourt County, Virginia formed from a part of Augusta County. Botetourt County, Virginia Court Records

1770, Aug. 16 James McKain accuses Michael Lloyd of trespass and assault and battery. Jury trial returned verdict for McKain, fined Lloyd £2 and costs.

1771, Nov. 12 Grand Jurors ... James McKain

1772, Dec. 8 The court doth appoint Joseph Looney guardian to Peter Looney, son of Peter Looney, deceased, in the room of James McKain and Jonathan Smith, who are discharged from that office.

1773, May 13 Jurors ... James McKain.