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Martha R. Ellis McLain
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1852
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1926
Dunklin County
Missouri, USA

In 1860 Ezekiel Ellis and his wife Caroline J. Ellis are farming in Stoddard MO (Duck Creek Township). In addition to 6 children, Ezekiel's mother--74 year old Martha Ellis--is living with them. The children are:
Mary J.
John W.
Martha R. Ellis
The four youngest children--including Martha R. Ellis--were born in Tennessee.
Their farm is not far from Joseph McLane's place. He is a shoemaker who is "lame" from the fever. There are 4 children in his household: William, James Thomas, George, and Joseph--all born in Missouri. James Thomas McLane and Martha R Ellis were married on April 4th, 1869 in Stoddard County. They had 9 children, two of whom did not survive to maturity. Children included:
Sarah E. McClain 1870-?
Ethelbert McClain 1871-1943
George Wesley McClain 1874-1936
James Harlin McClain 1877-1939
Lily Livonia McClain 1879-1947
William Edward McClain 1882-1934
Henry August "Gus" McClain 1883-1942
The McLain name has several spelling variants, and "Wesley" as a given name has been used frequently in later family, as has "Ethel" and "Albert" for male members--as a shortened form of "Ethelbert". .
Some of the family moved south into Dunklin County, MO, and farmed near White Oak, MO, and later near Caruth and Hornersville, MO, There are still descendants of James and Martha McClain in the Kennett, MO, area. 
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  James Thomas McLain (1851 - 1915)
  Ethelbert McLain (1871 - 1943)*
  George Wesley McClain (1876 - 1936)*
  James H McLain (1876 - 1939)*
  William Edward McLain (1882 - 1934)*
  Henry August McLain (1883 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Dunklin County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Tom
Record added: Feb 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105613094
Martha R. <i>Ellis</i> McLain
Added by: Tom
Martha R. <i>Ellis</i> McLain
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Added by: Chris Crawford
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You and James became the backbone of this family. You raised various children belonging to your brothers and sisters. You arranged marriages and stood by them when they needed it most. Your photo hangs on my wall as a reminder of the great and caring p...(Read more)
- Jerry Ellis
 Added: May. 20, 2014

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