Edward "Ned" McCain, my paternal great-great grandfather, was born 19 July 1855 in Washington Parish, Louisiana, the son of James B. McCain and Mary "Polly" Hines. He was enumerated with his parents on the 1860 Federal Census, Washington Parish, Louisiana (shows Edward, age 5, born in Louisiana).
|1860 Federal Census, Washington Parish, Louisiana, Ward 8, Stubbs Mill, Pg 2|
Ned's father died c. 1863. His widowed mother then married Seaborn W. Stogner, the son of Ezell and Martha Pigott Stogner. On the 1870 census, Ned and his siblings are listed with their mother and stepfather, who then resided in Marion County, Mississippi. The household consisted of Seaborn Stayner (Stogner, head), Mary (wife, Ned's mother), Martha (mother of Seaborn), and the McCain siblings: William, Edward, Samuel B and Nicholas.
|1870 Federal Census, Marion County, Mississippi, Pg 20|
Ned married first Margaret Ann Turnage c. 1877. She was born 28 March 1856 in Marion County, Mississippi, the daughter of Robert Daniel "Bob" Turnage and Martha Ellen "Elin" Pigott. In 1880, Edward (Ned) "McKane" and his wife Ann resided next door to his mother and stepfather. The couple had a daughter, Susan C. (Cordelia), age 2. Ned's brother, Nicholas, also resided with them.
|1880 Federal Census, Marion County, Mississippi, Water Holes, Dist 132, Pg 17|
Twenty years later, Ned and Ann remained in Marion County. Their family had grown quite considerably. The 1900 Federal Census shows that the couple had been married 22 years and were the parents of 9 children, of whom all were still living. Their eldest daughter, Susan Cordelia McCain, had married Thomas Edward Stogner. Another daughter, Phylonia Elen McCain (born in 1882), had married Joseph Edward Kennedy. The seven children remaining resided with them- James, age 19, Monroe, age 15, Willie, age 13, Pearlie, age 12, Francis, age 9, Minnie, age 6 and Ned, age 4.
|1900 Federal Census, Marion County, Mississippi, Ball, Dist 80, Pg 6|
Ann died 10 July 1900, shortly after the 1900 Federal Census was taken. She was buried in the Turnage Chapel Cemetery, Marion County, Mississippi.
Ned married second Ophelia Magee c. 1904. She was born 25 July 1862, the daughter of Ben Lensford Magee and Sophronia Ryals. The couple were shown together on the 1910 Federal Census, which indicates they had been married 6 years. Three of Ned's children from his marriage with Ann remained at home- son Willie, daughter Minnie and son Bossie (son "Ned" on the 1900 census). His son, Monroe, had married Rosalie Stogner (daughter of John W. and Frances Stogner) and they resided next door.
|1910 Federal Census, Marion County, Mississippi, Beat 4, Dist 0104, Pg 56|
A decade later, Ned and Ophelia had an empty nest, for all of Ned's children had moved out. Remaining next door was Monroe and Rosa McCain, along with their daughter Francis. By then, Walthall County had been created out of a portion of Marion County, thus explaining the county change on the census.
|1920 Federal Census, Walthall County, Mississippi, Beat 3, Dist 118, Pg 45|
Ned's second wife, Ophelia, died on 26 November 1927. She was buried in the Carson Springs Baptist Church cemetery, Walthall County, Mississippi. In 1930, Ned resided with his daughter, Minnie, who had married Charles Daniel Turnage (son of Eli and Docia Turnage).
|1930 Federal Census, Walthall County, Mississippi, Beat 3, Dist 4, Pg 60|
Edward "Ned" McCain died on 23 March 1935 in Walthall County, Mississippi. He was buried next to his second wife, Ophelia, in Carson Springs Baptist Church cemetery. Ned and Ophelia had no children together.
Children of Edward Ned McCain and Margaret Ann Turnage:
i. Susan Cordelia McCain (1878-1950), married Thomas Edward Stogner
ii. James R. McCain (1880-1960), married Elvira Hines
iii. Phylonia Elen McCain (1882-1945), married Joseph Edward Kennedy
iv. Monroe McCain (1885-1970), married Rosalie Stogner
v. Willie McCain (1887-1939), married Francis Elizabeth Seals
vi. Pearlie McCain (1888- ), no further info
vii. Frances McCain (1890-1909), married Dudley Clarence Brumfield
viii. Minnie Mae McCain (1893-1970), married Charles Daniel Turnage
ix. Bossie McCain (1896-1954), married Annie Jane Herring
Tombstone Tuesday: Edward Ned & Ophelia Magee McCain