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James Dains (1716 - 1779)

James Dains aka Dayns, Dean, Deanes, Deans
Born in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Oct 1738 in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
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Died at age 63 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Dec 2009
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James Dayns was born ye 28th day of July. 1716. [1] He was the son of Ephraim Daynes and Sarah Pasmouth.[2]

"James Deans; and Elizabeth Rood, were Married to Each other october ye 11th 1738 [by] Henry Willes, Pastor of ye 2nd Church in Norwich."[3]


James passed away in about 1779.


Consistently, the recorded births (in Norwich, Connecticut) of the "Dayns, Dean, Deane, Deanes, Deans, Dains" children is after their recorded baptisms at the Norwich Church.

The discrepancy in dob and baptism dates could be a calendar system issue. James Dayns was born in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony on 28 July, 1716 to parents Ephraim Daynes and Sarah Pasmouth. [4][2]
James , s. Ephriam bp 12 June 1716, Norwich[5]


  1. Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848. Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut. (Hartford: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913) Part I p. 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850", , FamilySearch ( : Thu Nov 09 21:32:23 UTC 2023), Entry for James Dayns and Ephraim, 28 Jul 1716.
  3. "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850", , FamilySearch ( : Thu Nov 09 21:30:39 UTC 2023), Entry for James Deans and Henry Willes, 11 Oct 1738.
  4. . Vital Records of Norwich (Hartford, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913). Available through Internet Archive, accessed online 6 June 2017: ( Volume 1, page 67.
  5. Volume 084 Norwich Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. [ link at Ancestry ($)

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What is the LNAB to be used on the merged profile?
posted by [Living Poole]
What is the LNAB to be used on the merged profile?
posted by [Living Poole]
Daynes-10 and Dains-70 appear to represent the same person because: same person, slight name variant
posted by Mason Garrison

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