John Lewis Main (1834-1918)

John Lewis Main
John Lewis Main
Born:22 Aug 1834 Gaines, New York
Died:6 Nov 1918 Lansing, Michigan
Father:Samuel Main
Mother:Hannah Maria Perkins
SiblingsMiles Main
Burton Main
John Lewis Main
Jarvis Whitman Main
Daniel Canfield Main
Francis Newton Main
Fredrick Truman Main
Harvey Perkins Main
Franklin R. Main
Married:15 Sep 1867 Alpine, Michigan
Spouse:Ella Isadora Scothorn
Children:Minnie Pearl Main
Frederic Main
Cora Bell Main
Marion Main
Baby boy Main

Unnamed Petoskey newspaper, Saturday, November 9, 1918:

F. F. Main received a telegram Wednesday announcing the death of his brother, John L. Main at his home at Lansing at the age of eighty-two years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, Co. L. 61st Military Cavalry. This leaves F. F. Main the only survivor of a family of ten children.

Main home, 1107 N. Washington, Lansing, Michigan


*Brown, Katherine E. Heinz. Heinz.ged, 31 Mar 2008
              possible that gggrandfather John Lewis Main was named after the husband of Betsey Main. He was John Lewis of Lancaster, Pa. She was killed by a burglar and he committed suicide.

*Birth: Main Family Bible:
          - Born on  Friday.

*Military: from his headstone: Pvt 6 Mich Cav

*Marriage: Scothorn Family Bible:
                  Ella I. Scothorn was married to John L. Main at Alpine, Kent Co., Michigan, Sept. 15, 1867

*1870 Federal Census, 2 Ward Lansing, Ingham Co., MI, Dwelling #117, Family #118, enumerated 24 Jun 1870:
                Main, John L., 34, male, Carpenter, -/300, NY
                          Ella, 19, female, keeping house, 1000/-, OHIO
                          Minnie, 1, female, MI

*1880 Federal Census, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
               Main, John L., head, married, male, white, 44, NY, Carpenter, NY, NY
                       , Ella, wife, married, female, white, 28, OH, Keeping House, VA, NY
                       , Minnie P., daughter, single, female, white, 11, MI, At School, NY, OH
                       , Mabel C., daughter, single, female, white, 8, MI, At School, NY, OH
                       , daughter, single, female, white, 1M, MI, NY, OH

*Death: Main Family Bible

Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan

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