Ramage Family History

Andrew Main

Male 1851 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Andrew Main  [1
    Nickname Coon 
    Born 1851 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I586  Ramage
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2014 

    Father David Main,   b. 3 Sep 1819,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susan Troutner,   b. 1826, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Jan 1842 
    Family ID F282  Group Sheet

  • Histories
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    Coon Main Christmas shooting

  • Notes 
    • Killed in a fight at Monte Grant's.
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      The story below was taken from page 340 in the "History Of Pike County" published in 1880.

      Colonel Williams
      A number of people gathered at the house of Monte Gant about ten miles south of Pittsfield, on Christmas eve, to have a dance, and were enjoying themselves in the usual way, when some of the boys asked Andrew Main (commonly denominated "Coon Main") to call a set.
      Main refusing, they said they could get along well enough without him. He thought this a good time as any to whip some of the boys and a quarrel continuing for some time broke out and he commenced striking them. Main struck Williams knocking him down. Williams commenced stabbing at Main with his pocket knife. Main got hold of a long iron poker and commenced striking at Williams.
      About this time the landlord interfered and turned them from the house, when the latter and his brother Colonel immediately left and were followed by Main and two or three others. Then Colonel Williams shot Main with a revolver, and he and his brother immediately ran away, no effort being made at the time to arrest them.
      The wounded man returned to the house, lay down on a bed, saying that Colonel Williams had shot him, and died about five hours afterward. Williams has been arrested and is now in the Pittsfield jail awaiting trial.

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Buddy Gibson, Buddy Gibson, (templar421@earthlink.com).