Rebecca Jane Gaines

Female8 May 1827–28 July 1897

Brief Life History 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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Rebecca Jane? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas Whitt Spears
Rebecca Jane Gaines
Marriage: 26 July 1847
Amos Spears
John Walker Spears
Amos A. Spears
James H Spears
Serena Frances Spears
Lafayette Spears
Elizabeth Jane Spears
Hiram Harrison Spears
Mary Martha Spears
David Marion Spears
Garnea F Spears
Corilda Jane Spears
Emily " Sis" Spears
Kenis Pritchett Spears
Emaline "Emma" Spears
Willie Spears

Sources (18)

  • Rebecca J Spears in household of Thomas M Spears, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Gains, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rebeca Gains in entry for John Wesley Spears, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1847Floyd, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (16)

    +11 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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.


    Age 19

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.