Elvira Cain- (1768 - 1870)

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Elvira Cain-
1768 - 1870
March 7, 1768
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
March 11, 1870
west elkton preble county ohio in west elkton, preble county, Ohio, us
Elvira Cain- was born on March 7, 1768 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina United States, and died at age 102 years old on March 11, 1870 at west elkton preble county ohio in west elkton, preble county, Ohio us. Elvira Cain- was buried in March 1870 at friends cemetery in west elkton. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elvira Cain-.
Updated: July 23, 2019
Biography ID: 1943668

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March 7, 1768
Edgecombe County, North Carolina United States
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March 11, 1870
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Paralysis, secondary to old age
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west elkton preble county ohio in west elkton, preble county, Ohio us
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March 1870
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friends cemetery in west elkton, Ohio 45070, us
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TOWNSEND, Mrs, Elvira died March 11, 1870 of paralysis at the home of her son-in-law in West Elkton, age 102 years 4 days. Born in North Carolina, March 7, 1768 and moved to South Carolina when about 8 or 10. At the close of the Revolution she formed acquantiance with and married John Townsend,a soldier, May 6, 1783. Joined Friends. In 1803 moved to Warren County, Ohio near where Waynesville now is and stayed a few years, moving to Wayne County, Indiana. staying until August 25, 1853 when her husband died. She then came to live with her son-in-law, Elisha and Elizabeth Stubbs in West Elkton. She retained her mental and physical faculties quite well until some 18 months ago when she had a light attack of paralysis She raised 12 children, all dead but 2. In the fall of 1815 or 1816, in company with others she rode horseback from Wayne County,Indiana to Mt. Pleasant Jefferson County 0hio., a distance of over 200 miles to attend Friends Yearly Meeting.

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Elvira Cain- lived 31 years longer than the average Cain family member when she died at the age of 102.
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Elvira Cain Townsend, Spouse of John Townsend Jr. 1768-1870

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In 1828, she was 60 years old when on September 17th, a typhoon - called the Siebold Typhoon because German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold was there and took measurements during the storm - killed over 14,000 people in Kyūshū, Japan. It was the greatest number of deaths in any storm in Japan.

In 1838, Elvira was 70 years old when on May 26th, the Native American Cherokee Nation was forced to march the Trail of Tears - relocating them to west of the Mississippi. When gold was discovered in Georgia in 1828, settlers wanted the Cherokee land. 16,543 natives were forced to march - it is estimated that 2,000 to 6,000 died along the way.

In 1842, by the time she was 74 years old, in January, William E. Clarke - a medical student at Berkshire Medical College - became the first person to use an inhaled anesthetic. He administered the anesthetic to pull a tooth.

In 1865, when she was 97 years old, on April 9th, Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army at Appomattox Court House. Lee's surrender led to a series of surrenders in the Confederacy and in 1866 President Johnson issued a "Proclamation—Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquility, and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America".

In 1870, in the year of Elvira Cain-'s passing, on October 6th, Rome became the capital of the unified states of the Italian Peninsula - the newly created Kingdom of Italy.

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