|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1823|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1902|
JAMES BLAIN was born in Highland County, Ohio, in 1823, and is the son of Alexander M. and Mary (Logan) Blain, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish descent. They removed, in 1841, to that part of Noble County, Ind., now incorporated in Etna Township, this county.
Our subject remained with his parents until he was of age, and the December following married Jane Scott, daughter of John and Elizabeth Scott, natives respectively of Kentucky and Tennessee, and of Irish and Scotch descent. The Scotts located in what is now Etna Township, in 1836.
For the first few years of his married life, our subject farmed on rented land; then in the fall of 1847, he moved into a log cabin on the farm in this township, which he has since made his home. He had at his start in life but $50 in cash, but having secured a good education, he taught school nine successive winters, after corning to this State, and with his earnings therefrom, and with industry and economy on his farm, has secured a. comfortable home, consisting of 160 acres of well-tilled land, furnished with all the necessary buildings of frame.
He is located on the banks of New Lake, which supplies him with an abundance of fish. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1814, and has served faithfully the past eight years. He is the father of twelve children, eight of whom are still living, and he and wife have been members of the Baptist Church for over thirty years.
Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana; by Weston A. Goodspeed; pub. 1882
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, April 2, 1902
James Blain, one of the early settlers of the northwest part of the county, died Saturday evening at his home in Troy township where he had resided since 1847. The deceased had been in poor health for some time on account of heart trouble, and while his death is a shock to the family as well as his many friends, yet it was known he could not long survive. Word was sent to this city Saturday afternoon to Treasurer Blain, one of the surviving sons, that the aged father was seriously ill and he left at once for his bedside, hoping to find him better, but death had taken place before the son reached him.
James Blain was born in Highland county, Ohio, in 1823, and moved with his parents to that part of Noble county now known as Etna township, this county. He remained with his parents until he was of age, and the December following, married Miss Jane Scott, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Scott, who settled in this county in 1836. He lived on a rented farm until 1847, when he moved into a log cabin on the farm in Troy township where he and his wife have since resided.
The deceased started in life with $50 in cash, but having secured a good education, he taught school nine successive winters, and with his earnings there-from and by industry on the farm, secured a 160 acre farm, which now is well-tilled land, furnished with all necessary buildings. In 1874 he was elected Justice of the Peace and served in a faithful way. He was the father of twelve children, eight of whom are still living, and he and his wife have been members of the Baptist church for over fifty years. The funeral occurred Tuesday forenoon at Hecla, the funeral cortage leaving the late home at 9 o'clock.
Alexander M. Blain (1798 - 1873)
Jane Scott Blain (1823 - 1913)*
Lafayette Blain (1846 - 1876)*
Roxie J. Blain (1861 - 1939)*
Melvin Blain (1865 - 1948)*
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Created by: Jim Cox
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33523025