John Stephen Gano

Male20 June 1806–11 February 1883

Brief Life History of John Stephen

When John Stephen Gano was born on 20 June 1806, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Gano, was 33 and his mother, Abigail Middleton, was 40. He married Mary Hartsook on 26 March 1828, in Berkeley, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Osage Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 11 February 1883, in Brownington, Henry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Brownington Cemetery, Osage Township, Henry, Missouri, United States.

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John Stephen Gano
Mary Hartsook
Marriage: 26 March 1828
Elizabeth Ann Gano
Daniel Gano
Charles Florentine Gano
Ellen Gano
Barnett John Gano
Ann Gano
John Edward Gano
David Gano
James Stephen Gano

Sources (16)

  • John S Gono, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John S Gano, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • John S. Gano, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1828Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 15

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Greene, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 24

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Gaineau, itself a variant of Ganeau: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gagino, from gagin ‘gain, win’. The surname Gaineau is very rare in France. Compare Ganoe and Gunnoe .

    Slovak (Gaňo) and Polish: unexplained.

    History: The Huguenot Étienne Gaineau or Gayneau from La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime, France, married Lydia Mestereau in La Rochelle in 1653, died in Staten Island, NY, in 1706. His name is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (as Étienne Gaineau or Ganeau or Geneau or Gano) and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America (as Etienne Gaineau or Gano).

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

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