Seeking information of the family and descendants of Daniel Gains (Gaines) of Southwick, MA.
The problem I find is in where to look for records. Via Genealogies of Connecticut Families "Henry Gaines of Lynn, Mass., and Some of His Descendants" by Homer Worthington Brainard, Daniel was born in Simsbury, CT and resided in a part of that town that in 1786 became a part of Granby and then in 1804 became a part of Southwick, MA. Also to my understanding, the vital records of Southwick were lost to a fire before 1841.
Any help would be appreciated
Daniel Gaines b. 5 Sep 1732 in Simsbury, Hartford, CT m. 25 Aug 1756 Damarius Holcombe, via 1790 census recorded in Granby, Hartford, CT as the head of household of 2 males above 16 years old & 4 female (himself, son Daniel, and 4 daughters Eunice, Lydia, Lois, & Lucretia), via 1800 census recorded in Granby, Hartford, CT as the head of household of 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45+, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 26-44. d. via 1810 census after 6 Aug 1810 and beforeApr. 1811 in Southwick, Hampden, MA
1). Eunice Gaines b. 31 Jul 1757 recorded in Westfield, Hampden, MA of Granby on 29 Apr. 1797 alive in 1801
2). Damaris Gaines b. 30 Oct 1759 recorded in Westfield, Hampden, MA m. 1785-6, Samuel Warner son of Daniel and Marilla (Case) Warner of Suffield, Hartford, CT of Ganby on 29 Apr. 1797, in Granbyin 1800 census 2 doors down from father Daniel Gaines, alive in 1801.
i. Roswell Warnerb. 5 Jul 1788 Granby, CT, d. 29 May 1861 Tolland, CT
ii. Bethia Warner
iii. Wealthy Warner
iv. Affia Warner
v. Diadama Warner
3). Lydia Gaines m. Johnson, via land sale of Granby on 29 Apr. 1797 alive in 1801.
4). Lois Gaines b. 12 Oct 1765 in Southwick, Hampden, MA, School Teacher, via 1850 census in Southwick in the household of Hiram S Hollister, listed as a pauper living with sister Lucretia Gaines, unmarried, d. 12 Apr 1854 in Southwick, Hampden, MA.
5). Lucretia Gaines b. 17 Jun 1772 in Southwick, Hampden, MA, via 1850 census in Southwick in Hiram S Hollister household, listed as a pauper living with older sister Lois Gaines, via 1855 & 1860 census in Southwick in household of Samuel & Sarah (Sally) Gillett, unmarried, d. 25 Aug 1860 in Southwick, Hampden, MA
6). Daniel Gaines b. about 1775, d. 27 Feb 1823 in Southwick, Hampden, MA
i. Daniel Gaines b. about 1794, m. 8 Mar 1814 in Granville, Hampden, MA, Olive Corintha Westdaughter of Joseph & Olive (Rose) West of Granville. both seemed to have died before 1830.
a. Marilla Eunice Gaines b. 11 Jan 1816 in Southwick, Hampden, MA m. 24 Apr 1834 Ansel Clark Jr. son of Ansel and Tirzah (Miller) Clark ofSouthampton, Hampshire, MA and later ofMesopotamia, Trumbull, OH
1. Mariah Corintha Clark b. 8 Jul 1835 in Freedom, Portage, OH, m. 7 Nov 1854 Granville, Hampden, MA, Norman Henry Cook son of Lyman and Sarah (King) Cook of Granville.
2. Henry Sheldon Clark b. 27 Aug 1848 in Granville, Hampden, MA Clerk, unmarried, d. 31 Aug 1876 in Granville, Hampden, MA of Consumption(tuberculosis).
b. Daniel Gaines b. 1819, d. before 1830.
c. Isaac Watts Gaines b. 1821 or 1823 in Southwick, Hampden, MA, d. 4 Oct 1904 in Granville, Hampden, MA. Via 1850 Census, living in the household of his uncle Joseph Irenaeus West with his grandparents Joseph & Olive (Rose) West in Northampton, Hampshire, MA. m. 1 Oct 1866 in Elmira, NY, Mary Wheeler, daughter of Orrin and Olive (Rounds) Wheeler of Elmira, New York.
1. Mary Ella Gaines b. 23 July 1867, Jersey City Heights, NJ.
2. Isaac W. Gaines b. Sep 1869 in New Jersey, d. 11 Jul 1870 in New Jersey.