1790 census ?????????? At age 15-16, Christopher has not been identified in any family.
Possible marriage year for Christopher and Amelia Weaver based on
Jr's birth in 1795. Christopher Jr indicates CT birth on 1850-1870 census forms.
1880 form says NY.
1800 census ?????????? At age 25-26, Christopher, wife & 3 children have yet to be found.
Transcription of deed from Joseph
Prudence Denison to Asa Main with
Christopher Main as a witness.
Recollections of 1802 published in 1882 in the Quill & Press a local newspaper of
1808 Transcription of deed from Asa & Mary Main to Christopher Main
1810 census Town of Pharsalia, Chenango County, New York
1811 Transcription of deed from Christopher & "Humility" Main to Bradstreet Tyler
The Cayuga County New York Historian reported finding a land purchase
Liber N p 403 dated 1 Mar 1813 by Christopher from Stephen Merrow and a
subsequent sale in Liber P p 268 dated 29 Dec 1813 by Christopher & wife Amelia.
1820 census Morgan Twp, Butler County, Ohio
1822 Land posting in Henry Co Indiana
Henry County, Indiana Christopher is
shown with no last name listed.
Note: The line above is son in law James Myler spelled as Miller.
The line below is son in law Nathaniel Adkins.
Date(s) Unknown Migration to Warren Twp., St. Joseph
County Indiana, not South Bend.
Michiana map showing the towns on both sides of the IN and MI state line.
St. Joseph County Township map. The church shown in section 18 of German Twp
is believed to be the Dunker/Brethren church. The Portage Prairie Cemetery is
on the north side of the road less than a half mile west of this former church location.
1840 census Warren Twp, St Joseph County, IN
1841 Amelia (Millea Weaver) Main dies. Monument inscription.
marriage document for Christopher Sr and the
widow Elizabeth Hamlin Backus
Household 573 is son Norris (Noyes?) Main age 41 born 1809
Household 574 is grandson Mathias Myler
Household 589 is son John Main age 34 born 1816
Household 590 is grandson Calvin Myler
Household 591 is son-in-law Nathaniel Frame married to daughter Caroline Main
age 24 born 1826
Household 608 is son-in-law James Myler married to daughter Olive Main age 50
1860 census 1860SJWn.html
1866 Christopher dies and is buried at Portage Prairie Cemetery. Monument inscription.
1868 Estate Administration
Page 3 lists widow Elizabeth; sons William, Grant, John & Christopher; daughter
Millie Conaway as well as the heirs of son Norris Main deceased and the heirs of
daughter Olive Myler disceased.
Page 4 lists daughter Caroline Frame, son Orren and the heirs of daughters Annie King,
Marian Adkins and son Ira.
1870-1910 index http://www.rootsweb.com/~insbags/census/censusM.txt
Note that the vast majority of the names show Warren Twp.
Christopher's widow, Elizabeth is shown in German Twp. just east of Warren Twp.
South Bend is in Portage Twp.