Francis wrote several books and papers, and a monument/plaque was erected in his honor in front of the George Coles building.
He was first married to Dorothea Rhene and then to Elisabeth Hoschelin.
He had six children and is said to have arrived on Prince Edward Island around the year 1786.
The family settled along the Meadow Bank, West River area and over the years some of the later generations moved into Cornwall.
Interestingly, it is believed that John William Crosby, the third child of William and Margaret “was the first white child born of British parents in the West River settlement.” William Hyde; William was born in 1763 in County Clare, Ireland.
The Bain family was a prominent one in the North River Baptist Church.