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Male Silas DeSpain Click to view Silas DeSpain in the family tree

Silas was born in 1811 in Green Co., Kentucky.1   Silas' father was Peter DeSpain and his mother was Nancy Skaggs.  His paternal grandfather was John DeSpain and his paternal grandmother is Susan Scott; his maternal grandfather was Henry Skaggs and his maternal grandmother is Mary Thompson. He had twelve brothers and four sisters, named John M., Hiram, William Marshall, Stephen, Mark, James Simpson, Harrison, William Joseph, Thomas, Andrew Drury, Edmund, George Washington, Susanna Elizabeth, Mary, Nancy and Lucy Ann. He had a half-brother named William Perry.  He died at the age of 47 on May 1st, 1858 in Green Co., Kentucky.1 

Silas' first family with Abigail Edwards

‌Silas and Abigail were married in a religious ceremony on October 30th, 1831 in Green Co., Kentucky.1   They had three sons and four daughters, named William Lewis, Jesse H., James H., Sarah Elizabeth, Nancy J., Mary Frances and Adaline.

Silas' second family with Susan D. Jones

‌Silas and Susan D. were married in a religious ceremony on March 25th, 1857 in Green Co., Kentucky.1 

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