Rebecca Jane Gaines

8 May 1827–28 July 1897 (Age 70)
Odds, Johnson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Gaines was born on 8 May 1827, in Odds, Johnson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Noble Gaines, was 48 and her mother, Elizabeth DeLong, was 21. She married Thomas Whitt Spears on 26 July 1847, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Johnson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Floyd, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 28 July 1897, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Auxier, Floyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Whitt Spears
1829–1880
Rebecca Jane Gaines
1827–1897
Marriage: 26 July 1847
Amos Spears
1846–1927
John Walker Spears
1848–1923
Amos A. Spears
1849–1926
James H Spears
1850–
Serina F. Spears
1851–
Lafayette Spears
1853–
Elizabeth Jane Spears
1854–
Hiram Harrison Spears
1856–1912
Mary Martha Spears
1858–1901
David Marion Spears
1861–1900
Garnea F Spears
1861–
Corilda Jane Spears
1863–1887
Emily " Sis" Spears
1864–
Kenis Pritchett Spears
1866–1927
Emaline "Emma" Spears
1869–1955
Willie Spears
1870–1872

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 3
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
Age 3
The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1846
Age 19
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.2 This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Gurganus
Gaynes
Gain

Sources (17)

  • Rebecca J Spears in household of Thomas M Spears, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca J Spears in household of Thomas W Spears, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca J Spears in household of Thomas W Spears, "United States Census, 1870"

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