Henry Gaines b. 1612

Henry Gaines 8th great grandfather of Faber Miller who married Gladys Cable.

Henry was born about 1612 in England, near Buckinghamshire, Olney Parish. May 17, 1634 Henry married Jane Partridge. Then in about 1637 Henry and his brother in law William Partridge sailed to America either on their own and spouses followed later or with their spouses. March 14, 1638 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony Henry and William become Freemen: they vowed to defend the Colony and to not overthrow British rulers. Being a freeman required membership in a church. Detailed description at Vita Brevis (AmericanAncesters.org) .

Lynn Marshes

Henry settled in Lynn, Massachusetts where he was a juryman, owned land and farmed. The Gaines family probably lived near the seashore. A land deed of Thomas Newell deeds land near the town marsh “Gaines Neck”. Both Henry and Jane pass away in their 30s and their three young sons are set up in apprenticeships.

Lynn postcard
Lynn, Massachusetts on Wikipedia Public Domain, File:Lynn Marshes undivided back postcard.jpg. Created: circa 1907-1915

Freeman 1638 Massachusetts Bay Colony
HathiTrust. Records of the Governor and company of the Massachusetts Bay, Volume 1 page 375