THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 65.
John Main served in the War of 1812 with the troops in the defence of Stonington when attacked by the British in August, 1814.
LAND RECORDS (not sure if this is the correct John L. Main)
1 APR 1807, VOL. 15, PAGE 112-113.
George D. Coats to JOHN L. MAIN, for $175.00, Vol. 15, page 112-113 dated April 1, 1807 -- tract of land on the west side of Wyassup Pond, bounded northerly by lands now or formerly belonging to Goerge Wilkinson, easterly by said Wyassup Lake, southerly by land now or formerly owned by Uraula Main, and westerly by land formerly owned by Asher Millikin, containing 76 acres, more or less, and is the same and all the same land deeded by Theodora G. Main to P. G. Gadbois, dec., and deeded by George O. Gadbois to Clifford W. Campbell by deed dated Jan. 2, 1902 and rec. Book 14, page 179 and 180, and deed by Campbell to Richard B. Wheeler as per deed dated Apr. 28, 1903, rec. Book 14, page 499, and deeded to me, the said George D. Coats by Richard B. Wheeler as per his deed dated Dec. 7, 1904, and rec. Book 14, page 50. Excepting public right of way through the above premises.
VOL. 15, PAGE 401. (No date on page)
John L. Main to Otto Anderson dated ______, Vol. 15, page 401, 150 acres, bounded on the north by land of Stiles P. Ecclestone, dec., and land of William Eccleston, on the east by land of Stiles P. Egglestone dec. and land of George F. Wilkinson and land of Nathan W. Eccleston, south by land of Orrin C. Maine and land of Nathan N. Maine, and on the west by land of Nathan N. Maine, excepting an old driftway which is and has been for a long time a public way, not meaning by this deed to convey said driftway as herein stated. Signed by John L. and Emma A. Main in the presence of Calvin A. Snyder and Frank B. Geer.
10 MAR 1808, VOL 1, PAGE 45.
Isaac Wilbur to JOHN MAIN, Mar. 10, 1808, Vol. 1, page 45, 37 acres, beginning at the northeast corner of land belonging to John Wilbur where is a stake and stones, thence westerly by said Wilbur to a heap of stones about 2 rods from Peter Main's corner of land, thence northerly 17 chains and 17 links to a stake and stones, thence westerly 6 chains and 32 links to a stake and stones by Peter Main's wall, thence northerly by said Peter's wall to a rock at the SW corner of the Sawmill lot, thence easterly, thence northerly on said Mill Lot until it comes to Bentley land thence easterly by said Bentley land to a large white oak tree, thence southerly to the first mentioned bound.
14 MAR 1836, VOL. 4, PAGE 454.
Amos Collins to JOHN MAIN, dated Mar. 14, 1836, Vol. 4, Page 454 -- and beginning at a hos about one rod easterwardly of land formerly owned by Peter Main, thence northward 17 chains and 17 links to a stake and stones near the cart way, thence westwardly 6 chains and 32 links to a stake and stones by Amos S. Maine's land and on lands of David Main, 2nd., where the fence formerly stood til it comes to the corner one rod from the first mentioned bound, from thence to the first mentioned bound, containing about 10 acres.
Witnessed by Liberus Cottrell and Stephen Maine.
14 MAR 1836, VOL. 4, PAGE 455.
JOHN MAIN to Amos Collins same day as above, Vol. 4, Page 455, beginning at a stake and stones at the northeast corner of said lot, thence westwardly by land of Gershom and Charles Eccleston to a heap of stones in Galde Brook, near a stone bridge, thence southeastwardly by land of the grantor to a heap of stones, thence eastwardly by said grantor to a stake and stones at the corner of the wall, thence northwardly to the first bound, containing about 5 acres, more or less.
15 MAY 1857, VOL. 8, PAGE 166.
Estate of JOHN MAINE, late of North Stonington dec., by John S. Maine, adm. to David M. Maine dated May 15, 1857, Vol. 8, page 166 -- on the north by lands of Horace F. York and of William O. York, on the east by the highway, on the south by lands of the heirs of John Maine, and on the west by lands of Horace F. York being about 41 acres.
Witnesses: Charles P. White and Hannah E. Champlin.
9 OCT 1858, VOL. 8, PAGE 277.
JOHN MAINE and Philura Maine to Elijah Kenyon of Richmond, RI, free and uninterrupted use and control of the water at the dam to be erected by him, the said Elizabeth Kenyon acr9oss the Ashaway Brook from land of Charles Randall to lands of Russel W. Burdick being the same stream of water that runs into the Mill Pond now owned by John Maine and Philura Maine his wife, dated Oct. 9, 1858, Vol. 8, page 277.