He was born in Crawford county, Indiana, September 3, 1835. He is the son of Eiley and Martha Main. He received a fair common school education in the schools of Indiana and Illinois. He came with his father's family to Mercer county, Illinois, in 1852

. He was married October 15, 1857, to Sarah M. Fleming. Eleven children have been born to them : Floyd, Olive E., Cora M., John T., Walker B., Alta L, George S., Maud E., Lulu J., Oscar K., and Orin W. Mr. Main is a farmer and stock-raiser, and owns one of the many beautiful farms that "blossom as the rose" in western Illinois. His farm consists of 500 acres under a good state of cultivation. He has good buildings on his place.

He pays a good deal of attention to heavy stock business. Mr. and Mrs. Main are members of the United Brethren church. Politically Mr. Main is a republican. Mr. Main and his family are blessed with an abundance of the world's comforts ; or, in other words, are in excellent circumstances.


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