When Martha Ward Gaines was born on 17 February 1741, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, her father, Bernard Gaines, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Martha Ward, was 21. She married Thomas Turpin III on 9 April 1767, in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 December 1781, at the age of 40.
English (of Norman origin): variant of Gain , with post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has also assimilated several surnames of Welsh origin, such as Gainous , derived from Gurganus .
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