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Abraham Daynes (abt. 1650 - bef. 1691)

Abraham Daynes aka Dains, Daines, Dean
Born about in Casco, Cumberland County, Mainemap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 27 Dec 1671 in New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jun 2017
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Abraham's last name has been spelled variously Dains, Daines & Daynes

Abraham was born 1640-1650, possible January 1646, in Casco, Cumberland County, Maine.

Abraham Daynes married Sarah Peake/Pike as her first husband on 22 or 27 December 1671 in New London, Connecticut.[1][2] Sarah was the daughter of William Peake of New London. [3]

Their children were.: [3]

  1. Joanna, born in New London, Connecticut
  2. John, born in New London, Connecticut
  3. Thomas, born in New London, Connecticut
  4. Ebenezer, b Oct 27 1680, Norwich, Connecticut
  5. Sarah, b Jan 19 1683, Norwich, Connecticut
  6. Ephraim, b Jan 15 1686, Norwich, Connecticut

Abraham died before 15 January 1691 when Micah Rood and Sarah Daynes were married in Norwich, Connecticut, and the record described her as "formerly the wife of Abraham Dayns Deceafed."[4][5][3]

Research Note

Note: Bardsley's dictionary of english and Welsh Surnames gives Dain, Daines,Dains, Deen ,Dean, Deane as derivates from "at the Dene" from residence therein , a valley; Vital Records of Norwich, Conn. 1659-1849 lists Dean, Deens, Dayns, Daynes, Daines. and Daens as variations in the spelling of Deane Abraham Dayne was probably born in Devonshire England He arrived at Casco, Maine (now Portland Maine) probably in the autumn of 1663. Maine was a place where living was not easy with a climate rough and rigorous and soil stubbord. Casco was a small seaport village in the 1660's and subjected to raids by Indians. One could lose his scalp in Maine at this time In the spring of 1664 He moved to New London Connecticut. It was in New London that Abraham met Sarah Peake and married on Dec 27 1671 they had seven children the first three were born in New London. In about 1678 they moved to Norwich were he died between July of 1687 and Dec. of 1690. Norwich Vital Records. A family tree in America from 1630 by Frank Putnam Dean. 2 18 97 AGV !NOTE:Ans. file list as born in No. Yarmouth Cumberland Me. AGV


  1. Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. New London, page 93: Daynes, Abraham, of N. Yarmouth, m. Sarah, d. William Pecke, of New London, Dec. 27, [1671] .
  2. Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700, Volume 1, page 417: DAINES/DAYNE/DEAN, Abram/Abraham & Sarah [PIKE], m/2 Micah ROOD 1691; by 1681, 22 Dec 1671; Norwich, CT {Pike (1904) 61; Luddington 10; New London Hist. 229; New London, 315}.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Some descendants of Abraham Dains and Sarah Peake compiled by Sabria Palmer Lamb of Detroit, Michigan (Detroit) Page 8
  4. Vital Records of Norwich, Vol. 1, page 47: Micah Rood and Sarah Dayns formerly the wife of Abraham Dayns Deceafed, ware married Janur 15th: anno 1691.
  5. Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700, Vol. 2, page 1298: ROOD, Micah (1653-1728) & Sarah (PIKE) DAYNS, w Abraham; 15 Jan 1691; Norwich, CT {Norwich VR 47; Ludlow MA 448}
  • CT Town Marriage Records
  • CT Death & Burials Index
  • Baptism (his son Thomas):
Name: Thomas Dean
Father: Abraham Dean
Baptism Date: 8 Jul 1677
Source Information: Connecticut, U.S., Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

See Also:


  • WikiTree profile Daynes-41 created through the import of RALPHP~1.GED on Sep 10, 2012 by Ralph Polen.
  • WikiTree profile Daines-30 created through the import of Peak_2012-08-12_2012-08-12_AutoBackup_2012-11-01_01.ged on Nov 2, 2012 by Andrea Peak.
  • Thank you to Terry Kraft for creating WikiTree profile Daines-31 through the import of C-G from Kraft-Banks Family_2013-02-11.ged on Feb 11, 2013.

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Daines-30 and Daynes-59 appear to represent the same person because: duplicated spouse, similar dates
Daynes-59 and Daines-47 appear to represent the same person because: Although the birth dates are different, the wife is the same. Daines-47 has more information and better sources. If they are not merged it leaves descendants in a quandary. If someone has more information I will relinquish my hope of merger.
posted by Polly (Machin) Prior
Daynes-41 and Daines-47 appear to represent the same person because: Similar name, similar details
posted by Bob Tonsmeire

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