Lewis Fisher Crain was the son of Samuel Crain Jr & Eleanor Cluke Crain
Lewis married Clarisa Phifer, daughter of John & Catherine Radar Phifer.
Clarissa was married first to Selah Waite, who died in 1825. She married Lewis Crain in 1827 & they had three children:
James, Lucinda & Louise.
After Lewis Crain's death, Clarissa married William Vance.
September 03, 1837
State of Illinois
In Tazewell circuit court
September Term 1837
The People of the State of Illinois for the use Benjamin Kellogg administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Lewis F. Crain deceased
James W. Crain, James Kinman, John Shitton, William Woodrow, Seth Wilson, Alexander McNaughtin, Nathan Dillon, Ben Buggs, Hugh Woodrow, John Summers, Enos Coldrin, Hezekial Davis and David Bailey.
The clerk of Tazewell Circuit Court will (???) in the above case returnable to the next Term of said court
Stuart & Lincoln for plantiffs.
The People of the State of Illinois for the use of Benjamin Kellogg administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Lewis F. Crain deceased
James W. Crain, James Kinman, John Shitton, William Woodrow, Seth Wilson, Alexander McNaughtin, Nathan Dillon, Ben Buggs, Hugh Woodrow, John Summers, Enos Coldrin, Hezekial Davis and David Bailey---I do hereby enter myself
This early legal document is entirely in Lincoln 's hand. He had just partnered with John Todd Stuart who was a cousin of Mary Todd in 1837. In regard to the case, Benjamin Kellogg and Lewis Crain had dissolved their business partnership, but Crain owed Kellogg $16,000 to pay off the business's debts. Crain died before paying, and Kellogg sued James Crain, who served as surety for Lewis Crain, in an action of debt for $16,000. The court granted a change of venue to Peoria County , but the court there remanded the case back to Tazewell County . Kellogg retained Lincoln but failed to appear, and the court dismissed the case. Kellogg motioned to reinstate the case because he was ill and could not attend court. The court set aside the dismissal and ruled for Kellogg for $16,000. Stuart and Lincoln received $20 for their legal services.
Ex parte Kellogg (L04424)
Ex parte Kellogg Tazewell County Circuit Court sell real estate to pay debts 04/1838
At the time of Crain's death, he owned 1,320 acres of land and ninety-two lots. His estate was $21,000 in debt. Kellogg, the administrator of Crain's estate, retained Stuart and Lincoln and petitioned the court to sell the land to pay the debts of the estate. The court ruled for Kellogg and ordered him to sell the land. Kellogg sold the land for $200. Stuart and Lincoln received $20 for their legal services.
source: Wiki of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Samuel Crain (1761 - 1825)
Eleanor Cluke Crain (1761 - 1819)
Clara Crain Vance (1796 - 1859)
Lucinda J Crain Espy (1828 - 1918)*
James L Crain (1830 - 1904)*
Simeon Crain (1782 - ____)*
Rhoda Crain (1784 - 1847)*
Lucinda Crain Pearce (1786 - 1813)*
Sarah Frances Crain Crain (1787 - 1874)*
Elizabeth Crain (1790 - 1854)*
Lewis Fisher Crain (1796 - 1833)
James Warren Crain (1800 - ____)*
Thomas M. Crain (1820 - 1862)**
Loueza Rebecca Crain Riggen (1823 - 1847)**
Charles A. Crain (1825 - 1846)**
Samuel W. Crain (1826 - 1849)**
Buck Creek Cemetery
Created by: Jan Waddell
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67474611