Leydia Gaines b. 1820

Leydia Gaines (Lyda on headstone) 4th great aunt on RootsMagic tree

Leydia was named after her mother Leydia Connable and was a triplet with Obed and Abigail Gaines, all born July 24, 1820 in Cazenovia, New York south of Syracuse. The Gaines family moved to Plainsville, Ohio about 1826, then to Concord Ohio in 1828, to White Pigeon, Michigan by 1831 and Eden, Indiana by 1838. Leydia married first Alexander Berry on July 21, 1839 in LaGrange Indiana, she was a widow by 1842 so probably traveled with her parents and children to Barclay, Iowa near Dunkerton where she married John Ramsey and they had 6 children. Leydia died February 20, 1884 and is buried in Old Barclay, or High Point Cemetery. Leydia’s headstone shows a hand holding a book, maybe that book is Bible or the book of life with her good deeds recorded.

Leydia Gaines 1820-1824 sister of William Newcomb Gaines 1825-1907
Mary Ella Gaines 1855 – 1917
William Earl Miller 1879 – 1949
Faber W Miller (1905 – 1957) m. Gladys Cable 1913-1991


Volume 1 page 85, John Cunnabell and his descendants, Genealogical memoir of the Cunnabell, Conable or Connable family. At HathiTrust

“4 Lydia Gaines, b. July 24, 1820, in Cazenovia, N. Y.; m. (1) in Lima, Ind., 1839, Alexander Berry, b. Nov. 29, 1810, d. Feb. 15, 1842; m (2) in 1844, John F. Ramsey. They reside in High Point, Decatur Co., la., where she d. Feb. 20, 1884. Children by Mr. Berry: 1 Mary, 2 Lydia Anna; by Mr. Ramsey: 3 John Foster, 4 John Gaines, 5 Harriet L., 6 Almond J., 7 Alma J.”

Gravestone Symbolism at Grave Addiction

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