|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1837|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1903|
Richard Cain was the son of Joshua Cain and Mary Harvey. He was a native of Maryland, but a resident of Sarpy County when he enlisted as a Private on 15 Oct 1862 at the age of 22 years. He enlisted in Co D 2nd Nebraska Cavalry on 3 Nov 1862 and mustered out on 23 Dec 1863 at Omaha, Nebraska.
The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was raised because the Sioux Indians in Minnesota had massacred a large number of white settlers and were retreating westward. The 2nd Nebraska Calvary was formed to meet the threat of these Indians. They spent their entire year of enlistment in the Dakota area fighting the Sioux. They are considered a Civil War regiment because they served between 1861 and 1865. There were 1,384 men in the 2nd Nebraska Calvary. On September 31, 1863, the Battle of White Stone Hills was fought. The Indians were defeated and the regiment disbanded at Omaha in November 1863. Many re-enlisted.
Richard's 1st marriage was to Frances Whittington, also a native of Maryland. They had three children: Milton, Mary (Mullins), and Frances (Graham). Frances died at the age of 35 years 5 months 6 days, the same month their daughter Frances was born.
Richard married Hattie A Ellithorpe on 23 May 1875 at Sarpy County. They had the following "known" children: Elva (Battles), Emma (Russell), Benjamin, Lola Evelyn (Morrison), Carrie (Otten), Alfred, Idelle (Holman), and Richard Jr.
Richard died in 1903 at the age of 66 years, two years after the birth of Richard Jr. Hattie died forty years later.
Frances M Whittington Cain (1835 - 1870)
Hattie A Ellithorpe Cain (1857 - 1943)
Milton W Cain (1865 - 1896)*
Emma R. Cain Russell (1879 - 1961)*
Benjamin R Cain (1883 - 1975)*
Alfred R Cain (1893 - 1954)*
Richard M Cain (1901 - 1968)*
Plot: Lot 2 Space 1
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Record added: Sep 05, 2010
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