Jams was the son of Samuel Crain Jr & Eleanor Cluke.
James married Amanda Shanklin.
Children:Eleanor, Mary & James
James Warren Crain served in the Black Hawk war as Adjunant to General Samuel Whiteside.
James W Crain was named a defendant in a lawsuit against his brother, Lewis Fisher Crain's estate ( see Lewis Fisher Crain memorial) Abraham Lincoln represented the Plaintiff in this case, Benjamin Kellogg.
After that case was settled in benefit of Kellogg,
James W. Crain then hired Lincoln & Stuart to defend him: Crain vs. Crain et al
James Crain bought some land from Lewis Crain and fully paid him for the land. Lewis Crain died before conveying a deed to James Crain for the land. James Crain retained Lincoln and sued the heirs of Lewis Crain in an action of specific performance to compel them to convey a deed for the land. James Crain agreed to pay Stuart and Lincoln $500 if the court granted his claim to possession of the land or $300 if the court granted every claim but the possession of the land. James Crain later dismissed the case.
Friday, April 20, 1838 .
Lincoln writes a contingent fee agreement and promissory note for their client James M. Crain in Crain v. Crain et al., a conveyance case before the Tazewell County Circuit Court. Crain signs both the agreement and the note. The fee agreement pays Stuart & Lincoln a $500 fee, if they obtain Crain's full claim in the case, or $300 if they obtain a partial claim. The promissory note was for $25, payable by Crain to Stuart & Lincoln in six months. Privately owned.
Lincoln also writes and files with the court Crain's replication in the case
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Agreement and Note Drawn for James M. Crain 
April 20, 1838
Whereas John T. Stuart and Abraham Lincoln have engaged as attorneys in my behalf in a cause now pending in the chancery sidePage 120 of the Tazewell county circuit court in which I am complainant and the heirs of Lewis F. Crain deceased and others are defendants, therefore if I shall succeed to the full extent of my claim in said case, I promise to pay them, the said Stuart & Lincoln the sum of five hundred dollars; but if I should not succeed in the recovery of the property mentioned in said cause as having been purchased of Peter Menard; but shall succeed in the recovery of all the ballance claimed in said cause, then I promise to pay them the said Stuart & Lincoln the sum of three hundred dollars---
April 20. 1838--- JAMES M. CRAIN
Tremont, April 20. 1838
Six months after date I promise to pay Stuart & Lincoln twentyfive dollars for value received--- JAS. M. CRAIN
 AD, ORB. Crain and Menard were residents of Tazewell County.
Samuel Crain (1761 - 1825)
Eleanor Cluke Crain (1761 - 1819)
Amanda Shanklin Crain (1810 - 1845)*
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)**
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Burial can not be located
Created by: Jan Waddell
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67477632