1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Inter-State Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois, 1881



Page 818

EDWARD C. BAIN, M.D., Pleasant Plains, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on the 20th day of June, 1842; son of Rev. J.R. Bain, of the old school Presbyterian Church and Sarah Crockett, father a native of North Carolina, and mother of Virginia. They were married in Nashville, Tennessee, where children were born, four sons and three daughters, six of whom are living, viz: Dr. S.C.D. Bain, a graduate of Nashville University, now practicing medicine in Tennessee; John S. C. a farmer of Williamson county, Tennessee; Mary A., widow of Crockett Sayers; Sarah J., of Clarksville, Tennessee; Martha A., now Mrs. William Macon, near Clarksville, Tennessee. His father died in 1868; mother died in 1877. The subject of this sketch received a classical education at what is known as the Old Oakes School. At the age of sixteen took up the reading of Medicine, under the tutorship of Professor J. Berrian Lindsley, where he remained three years. In 1861, enlisted in the southern army, where he served with distinction, being promoted to a captancy, and ranked as major, and was on the staff of T. H. Bell. Dr. Bain married Miss Sarah Hardin, of Mississippi. By this union there were two children, William H. and Irvine. In 1865, he graduated at Nashville University, with honors; for his second wife married Miss Matilda Johnston, a daughter of Thomas Johnston, of Virginia. by this marriage there was two children, one of which is living, Paul Eve Bain. In 1872, the Doctor located in Pleasant Plains, Cartwright township, where he has followed his profession since.


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