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McCane, William

Posted by ceddleman 
McCane, William
March 07, 2007 08:27PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B
Bracken County

WILLIAM McCANE was born in Bracken County, December 3, 1824. He is a son of
Samuel and Nancy (Heverin) McCane. Samuel McCane, a native of Virginia,
moved to Bracken County with his parents. He was a farmer by occupation and
a soldier in the war of 1812. After the war he married Miss Nancy Heverin,
daughter of Thomas Heverin, of Virginia, and was the father of four
children, three of whom are now living. He died in 1856, having survived
his wife two years. William McCane, the paternal grandfather of our
subject, was a native of Pennsylvania, and was a weaver by trade. Thomas
Heverin, a native of Virginia, was one of the early settlers of Bracken
County, Ky. He married Elizabeth Bradford, and died in 1856. William
McCane, subject of this sketch, was born December 3, 1824. In 1851 he was
married to Miss Fannie A. Grainge, daughter of Thomas Grainge, of Yorkshire,
England, who after his removal to this country was one of the early settlers
of Cincinnati. Mr. McCane has no family, and still lives near Augusta, this
county, on the old homestead near where he was born. He is one of the most
substantial men of the county, a dealer in fine horses, and one of
Kentucky's stanch Republicans; also a supporter of any and every movement
for the advancement of local and internal improvements.
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