John Main

ID # 1191, (1843-1902)
FatherGeorge Main (1814-1890)
MotherMargaret Ann Chandler
BirthJohn Main was born in February 1843. 
MarriageHe married Mary Malinda Person, daughter of Charles Person and Arabella Morrison, on 18 November 1863 at Wentworth County; MS248 reel 17
Wentworth Copy ref. 104 Main-Person

Marriages performed by Rev. S. Stewart of the M.E. Church (Methodist Episcopal Church - the difference between the M.E. Methodists and the Wesleyans was that the M.E.'s had bishops.)

John Main, age 20, residing Beverly, born Waterloo (probably in the township, but not necessarily. Could be town of Waterloo, or even town of Preston). Parents George and Margt. Main.
Mary Person, age 17, residing Beverly, born Dundas (near Hamilton). Parents Charles and Arabel Person. Witnesses Robt. Clement and Eliza Main, both residing Beverly. On Nov 18, 1863.

The marriage was almost certainly performed in Beverly Township, possibly at the residence of John and Harriet Gamble, or at the M.E. Church in Troy. 
DeathHe died on 4 December 1902 at Millbrook, Mecosta County, Michigan, at age 59. 
BurialHe was buried at Decker Cemetery, Millbrook, Mecosta County, Michigan. 
NoteThe 1883 Portrait and Biography Album for Mecosta County gives us a short biography of John M. Main. It places his birth in Waterloo County on Feb. 25, 1843. It goes on to say that at age 21, he rented a farm in Canada and there farmed for three years. He arrived in the U.S. at Detroit on Jan 10, 1866. He first located at Lakeview in Montcalm County, Michigan, where he engaged in lumbering for the winter. He then took up 100 acres at Millbrook Township in Mecosta County which was given to him by his father. Bureau of Land Management records indicate George Main purchasing two properties in Mecosta, so this is entirely possible. 

Children of John Main and Mary Malinda Person

Last Edited1 Sep 2016