Person:John Fain (7)

m. ABT 1752
  1. Samuel Fain1753 - 1794
  2. Capt. John Fain1755 - 1788
  3. David Fain1756 -
  4. William Fain1757 - 1839
  5. Thomas Fain1760 - 1832
  6. Ebenezer Fain1762 - 1842
  7. Reuben FainABT 1764 - 1825
  8. Elizabeth Fain1765 - 1850
m. 1781
  1. Nicholas Fain1782 - 1849
  2. Ruth Fain1784 - 1853
  3. Thomas Fain1785 - 1862
  4. John Fain1788 - 1869
Facts and Events
Name Capt. John Fain
Gender Male
Birth[2][1] 1755 New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Military? 10 Oct 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant
Marriage 1781 Virginia or North Carolina (later tennessee)to Nancy Agnes McMahan
Death? 8 Aug 1788 Monroe, Tennessee, United StatesKilled by Cherokee Indians at Sitico, Fort Loudon

Information on Capt. John Fain

Capt. John Fain was later ambushed and killed by Cherokees while he and his small band of troops were getting apples from an abandoned orchard in Tellico Plains (TN). Reuben, the youngest son, was only twelve at the time of the King’s Mountain Battle. [Source:]


Familysearch submissions
  1. Jackson, Robert E. of Seal Beach, California. Jackson, Robert E. of Seal Beach, California. (e-mail to Shawna Woodard of Dayton, Ohio. 26 August 2006.).
  2. Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society. Families of Hawkins County Tennessee, 1786-1994.. (Rogersville, Tennessee, second printing 1999).
  3.   Lewis, Virgil A. History of the Battle of Point Pleasant: fought between white men and Indians at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River (now Point Pleasant, West Virginia), Monday, October 10th, 1774 : the chief event of the Lord Dunmore's War. (Charleston, W. Va: The Tribune Printing Company, 1909), Pages 117-118, 1909.

    A List of Captain Evan Shelby’s Company of Volunteers From The Watauga Valley in The Fincastle County Battalion.


    Evan Shelby, Captain - Assumed chief command on the field of battle after Colonels Lewis, Fleming, and Field had fallen.)
    Isaac Shelby, Lieutenant - (Took command of his father's company, who had assumed command on the field.)
    James Robertson, Sergeant
    Valentine Levier (Sevier), Sergeant

    James Shelby, John Sawyer, John Findley (Finley), Henry Shaw (Span), Daniel Mungle (Mongle), Frederick Mungle, John Williams, John Carmack (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Andrew Terrence (Torrence), George Brooks, Isaac Newland, George Ruddle (Riddle), Emanuel Shoatt, Abram Bogard, Arthur Blackburn, Robert Herrill (Handley), George Armstrong, William Casey, Mark Williams, John Stewart (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Conrad Nave, Richard Burck, John Riley, Elijah Robinson (Robertson), Reece Price (Wounded at Point Pleasant), Richard Holliway, Jarrett Williams, Julias Robison, Charles Fielder, Peter Torney (Forney), William Tucker, John Fain, Samuel Vance, Samuel Fain, Samuel Hensley (Handley), Samuel Samples, Benjamin Grayum (Graham), Andrew Goff, Hugh O’Gullion, Barnett O’Gullion, Patrick St. Lawrence, Joseph Hughey (James Hughey), John Bradley, Bazaleel Maxwell.

    -Total 49-
    The Adversary was Chief Hokoleskwa Cornstalk