For others searching, I found death certificate Cheatham County Tennessee transcribed/filed as "McLaw" since they used the middle initial field "Mc" and joined it to the "Law" last name field. I have attached a photocopy as found on Ancestry.com.
Hello! John Jacob McLain Law was/is a hard person to chase down!!! I found his death cert strictly by accident. His 2nd wife filled it out and signed it, listing his name as "Jake Mc. Law" ... then it was entered into the database as "Jake McLaw"
I am trying to attach a copy below and hope it works and is legible for you. He was my first (late) husband's grandfather and apparently has no headstone or marker. However burial info is shown on the death cert.
Good luck in your search!!! I have reverted to Ancestry.com for most of my research and feel free to go browse!
Thanks for your reply. All of my McLains are hard to chase down :) I'm not able to pull up your attachment and don't have access to Ancestry. Can you tell me if your John Jacob McLain is related to Rebecca Cucklereese? My dad is Harley Arden McLain, his father = Horace Arden McLain, his father = Mills B McLain. Are any of these names familiar to you?
Hello! None of my family are "McLains" .... that is a middle name, surname "Law" and perhaps the confusion for you. Also it makes my searches more difficult as it brings up lawyers, law buildings, and asian Lau etc. !!!
There is 'free' access to Ancestry.com, and a small sampling of free treeware. I can invite you to visit my site with your email address. OR, you can go to www.ancestry.com and register for an account... again, free to look and browse. You must pay or subscribe for viewing hints, documents and records.
Also, with your email address I can send you the photo of Jake's death cert that I have in my file!!
Oh! LOL! Yes, that would be my confusion. Isn't family history fun :) My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I can see that your searches would be more challenging with the surname Law. My word! Thanks so much for taking the time to reply and clarify my misunderstanding.