About Daniel Gaines
Name: Daniel Gaines
Daniel Gaines was born 1614. His father is listed as Thomas Gaines who immigrated to Virginia about 1650. This information seems to come from a book on the Gaines Family by Calvin Suthherd.
Daniel, married the widow Margaret Bernard Rowzee about 1650 probably in Virginia soon after arriving there with his father. Daniel was in the Militia and carried the title Captain when they wed.
The children of Daniel and Margaret were:
1. Bernard Gaines born 1650 wed Martha Taylor
2. Elizabeth Gaines born 1652 wed John Catlett Jr.
3. Margaret Gaines born about 1653, died about 1719
4. Mary Gaines born about 1654 wed John Smith
Daniel was a distinguished and trusted man of the community. He was the first Justice of the Peace in Rappahannock Ct, and active in an Amherst County committee in 1671. He was appointed attorney in a deed transfer in 1667, and thus noted in Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol III: Early Immigrants to Virginia by Greer. Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nugent, page 334.
The will of Daniel was written August 18, 1682 and proved October 16, 1684 in Old Rappahannock. In the will he mentions wife Margaret, children Bernard, Margaret and Mary, sons in law (stepsons) Ralph Rowzee and John Smith, the deceased Col. John Catlett and son, kinsman John Catlett, Jr.
Margaret had at least one child by her first marriage. In Old churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia by Meade 1857 the Catlett’s were described as "planters of the respectable, yet not most opulent class".
There is great disagreement on whom their daughter Margaret married.
One website, email@example.com states their daughter Margaret Gaines wed 1st John Prosser and 2nd Symon Miller.
A Second website, TEbel2888@aol.com states that the daughter Margaret Gaines wed Ralph Rowzee, who may have been her stepbrother. They had 8 children and he died in 1719. Margaret is mentioned in the will the same way that Mary and John Smith were, so it seems more likely that this Margaret wed Ralph Rowzee. However, we don’t know if it was her stepbrother or another Ralph Rowzee. It would be helpful to read Mr. Rowzee’s will.
A third website, firstname.lastname@example.org states this Margaret wed the Honorable John Pryor and had a daughter Mildred Pryor.
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Change Date: 27 AUG 2002 at 11:29:27
Father: Thomas Gaines b: 1580 in Wales
Mother: Blanche Kemis
Marriage 1 Margret Benard b: 1625
Margaret Gains b: 1644
Title: GEDCOM File : gentracker.ged
Author: Joesph Lafayette Murray
Abbrev: fate murray
Abbrev: GEDCOM File : gentracker.ged
Date: 8 JAN 2002
-------------------- Daniel Gaines, son of Thomas and grandson of Sir John Gaines, direct descendant of Bryehan, King of Wales, among whose descendants were Beli (Heli) The Great, emperor of Great Britain: St. David, Patron Saint of Wales, Roderick the Great, from whom descends King George of England, and Llewellyn the Great, last and probably the greatest of Welch Kings (who reigned 1194 to 1240). Captain Daniel Gaines was born about 1623 in England, died about 1683. He made his will in Sittingbourne, Parish, Rappahannock--now Richmond County, Virginia, which was probated 16 October 1684. He was Captain in Virginia Militia in 1680. His four children are mentioned.
Capt Daniel Gaines's Timeline
Aberdeen, Breconshire, Wales
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
August 18, 1682
Essex, VA, USA
October 16, 1684