Individual Details

William Newcomb Gaines

(November 16, 1825 - May 17, 1907)

William Newcomb Gaines was born to Obed and Leydia Connable Gaines on November 16 1825. Samuel Newcomb (his mom's cousin) adopted William (one source says he was 'bound out'). Obed and Lydia were parents of 5 children including triplets when William was born. William's adopted family were early Mormons and moved from Ohio to Illinois to the Salt Lake Territory. William traveled the country, born in New York, died in Oregon, lived much of his life in Janesville, Iowa and is buried there.

Events

BirthNovember 16, 1825New York, United States
Adoption1826Samuel Newcomb
MarriageBef 1850Mary Ann Unknown Gaines
Census1850Salt Lake, Deseret Territory, United States
MarriageAugust 26, 1854Chickasaw, Iowa, United States - Sarah Ann Swain
Residence1855Bremer, Iowa, United States
Census1856Bremer, Iowa, United States
Civil1860Agricultural census
Census1860Bremer, Iowa, United States
Census1870Jackson, Bremer, Iowa, United States
Civil1875Land - Jackson, Bremer, Iowa, United States
Census1880Jackson, Butler, Iowa, United States
Civil1880Agricultural census
CivilFebruary 5, 1881S Newcomb's will - Bremer, Iowa, United States
Census1885Jackson, Bremer, Iowa, United States
Widow1889
Civil1894Land 110 acres - Jackson, Butler, Iowa, United States
Census1895with son - Aldrich, Wadena, Minnesota, United States
Census1900with daughter - Junction City, Lane, Oregon, United States
DeathMay 17, 1907Lane, Oregon, United States
BurialMay 18, 1907Oakland Cemetery, Janesville, Bremer, Iowa, United States
OccupationFarmer
OccupationPostmaster
OccupationHotel proprietor

Families

SpouseSarah Ann Swain (1838 - 1889)
ChildMary Ella Gaines (1855 - 1917)
ChildWilliam Henry Gaines (1856 - 1916)
ChildSamuel Gaines (1858 - 1870)
ChildEmma Jane Gaines (1860 - 1865)
ChildMinerva Ann Gaines (1861 - 1865)
ChildMajor A. Gaines (1862 - 1873)
ChildCharles Elbert Gaines (1864 - 1921)
ChildFlorence Louisa Gaines (1866 - 1948)
ChildJeannette Alice Gaines (1873 - 1949)
SpouseMary Ann Unknown Gaines (1833 - 1855)
FatherObed Gaines (1793 - 1877)
MotherLeydia Connable (1795 - 1854)
SiblingMary Ann Gaines (1816 - 1900)
SiblingMinerva Gaines (1818 - 1901)
SiblingAbigail Gaines (1820 - 1895)
SiblingLydia Gaines (1810 - 1884)
SiblingObed Gaines (1820 - 1910)
SiblingOrlando Gaines (1827 - 1828)
SiblingCharlotte Gaines (1832 - 1838)

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