Thomas Jefferson Gaines Sr.

1848–16 February 1912 (Age 64)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Gaines Sr. was born in 1848, in New York City, New York, United States as the son of Thomas Jefferson Gaines and Emeline Jackson. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Martha Augusta Huyler. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 February 1912, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Gaines Sr.
Martha Augusta Huyler
David Huyler Gaines
Thomas Jefferson Gaines Jr.
Abbeline Gaines

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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Gaines


    Emeline Jackson




    Mary Gaines


    Charles M. Gaines



    Wilbur Gaines


World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

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  • Thos J Gaines in household of Emeline Gaines, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas J Gaines, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas J Gaines, "United States Census, 1900"

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