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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Sarah Rowzee

1Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 page 229. "     In January 1662, Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattell (to say) one heiffer and one Calf cropped of both Ears and a hole in the further Ear.
    And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow and one calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the above menconed Catle & fenal Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the ad Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartnership between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased."


Nicholas Moore

1England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 130 Page 1. The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers. Image.

2England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 130 Page 2. Image.


Margery Moore

1England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 152 page 1. The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers. Image.

2England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, Class: PROB 11; Piece: 152 page 2. Image.


Ralph Rowzee Jr.

1Virginia Genealogies: a Genealogy of the Glassell family of Scotland and Virginia, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: E.B. Yordy, printer, 1891, c1885, Page 498. "NOTE: On line three it states, "Ralph Rowzee's will, dat. Sep. 28, 1716, pro. May 19, 1719, names wife ...".  This Ralph had the family as named. His son Ralph III has the listed death dates. I think this was an error in this document." Section: Peyton, of "Iselham," Cambridgeshire, England, Gloucester and Westmoreland counties, Virginia. Image.

2Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 page 229-232. "     In January 1662, Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattell (to say) one heiffer and one Calf cropped of both Ears and a hole in the further Ear.
    And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow and one calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the above menconed Catle & fenal Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the ad Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartnership between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased."


Margaret Gaines

1Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 pages 233-236. "MARGARET WHO?

    There are several messages on the Gaines, Prosser, Miller or French Genforum Bulletin Hoards that have subject lines with Margaret Gaines the wife of either Hugh French or Simon Miller in them. Anthony Prosser, the son of Margaret (?) and John Prosser, was born by 1673, the year his father John signed his will and named him among this legatees. The eldest child of Daniel Gaines and wife Margaret would be no older than ten years in 1673, an age not acceptable for marriage in that society.
    There is no evidence any investigation into the information proving or disproving these facts was ever conducted before passing it on to other unsuspecting arm chair genealogists. So how does one check this type of information? They look for records created by or on behalf of the person and check to set if the statement is true. Does than mean they look for a marriage record with the exact date, when hope of finding one is nil? Of course not, but they can build a biography based on dates when Daniel appeared in court that will help build a framework for further analysis.
    After reading Daniel's will it is apparent his children Bernard and Mary were too young to be married. By implication his daughter Margaret's marriage is fairly recent, because he wants her to have property associated with setting up a household. Was Margaret, the daughter of Daniel Gaines, the same Margaret who married John Prosser as so many have staled over the years?
    Women seldom created records on their own behalf, therefore records for the men in their lives are important in establishing the milestones. A comparison of the age of the two Margarets answers the above question. In this part of the case study three of the four men who married Margaret (maiden name as yet unknown) died testate, so the wills of these men are important to read and the various provisions, dates and names noted and assembled in chronological order.

MARGARET (?) PROSSER, MILLER, FRENCH, SOMERVILLE

23 Aug. 1673 John Prosser signed his will and named four sons including a son Anthony.
30 June 1677 Prosser's will presented for probate.
15 Feb. 1679 Simon Miller signed his will and named sir Miller children as well as his wife's son Anthony Prosser."
30 Nov. 1683. Margaret as widow of Simon enters into a lease agreement with Anthony Harrison,
7 May 1684. Simon Miller's will accepted for probate.
5 March 1684/5 Margaret's last appearance in the records as relict of Simon Miller.
5 May 1685 Hugh French in court on behalf of the widow of Simon Miller whom he married.

MARGARET GAINES

Jan. 1662 Daniel Gaines in court regarding the property of Ralph and Sarah Rowzee. The property transferred hands from John Catlett, the half-brother of Ralph Rowzee of Ralph Rowzee deceased, to Daniel Gaines the children's new step-father. This record establishes a time frame for the marriage of Daniel Gaines and the widow Rouzee and determines the range wherein a first child [page 235] could have been born.
    1682 Daniel Gaines signed his last will and testament. He named his wife Margaret and two daughters, Margaret and Mary, and a son Bernard, sons-in-law Ralph Rouzee and John Smith, and a grandson-in-law John Smith.
    When records on the two Margarets are compared, it is apparent Margaret, the daughter of Daniel Gaines, was too young to be the same Margaret who married John Prosser and gave birth to a son Anthony by 1673, therefore they are not the same person."


Colonel John Catlett Jr.

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, Page 9. Page 10., FHL 929.273 B345s. "
Caroline County Records.

Book 18, 295.—1126. John Catlett, Jr., of St. John's parish, Spotsylvania, 400 acres in Spotsylvania, on the Rapidan. (He was from St. Mary's parish, Essex county.)
1728.—John Catlett, Jr., of St. Mary's parish, Essex county, 400 acres in Spotsylvania.

Page 10.
Mrs. Annie Catlett Bullock, the daughter of Patrick Robb and Elizabeth (Fitzhugh) Catlett, and granddaughter of John Gibson Catlett (the sixth John in direct descent), and who lives at Guinea, Caroline county, Virginia, has inherited the "old Catlett Bible" with records of two generations, which she has furnished for this work. She writes:
   "The next, an indenture made on the fourth day of January, MDCCXXX, between John Catlett, gent., of Caroline county, to John Catlett, Jr., of the same county, planter, conveying one moiety of tract of land purchased by him and Richard Buckner, gent., of Augustine Smith, gent., is interesting, since both the signatures of "Jo/n— Catlett" and Mary Catlett (Mary Grayson), his wife have attached a seal in red wax, an antelope's head, erased. No. Arms of the Catlett family have been found, but this seal, coupled with the gift to his son John of his "silver seal," in the will of the second Col. John Catlett, is significant of armorial bearings."." Source Image. Citation Image.

2Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Page 12. "
  Starting with Jno. ye younger, d. before 1626 (when his widow Sarah Catlett, 24 years old, Mar. (II) Lodowick Rowzee, aged 36, and bachelor, and doctor of physics), and Sarah, his wife, who furnished their only son, Col. John Catlett, as the immigrant to Virginia in 1650. Col. John appears to have married before coming to Virginia, since there accompanied him Thomas and Nicholas, apparently his sons, and since no mention is made of his wife, it is presumed she died before he left England. He was accompanied by his half-brother, Ralph Rowzee, and together they patented lands, and also a half-brother, Edward Rowzee. Thomas and Nicholas Catlett, though coming over at the same time, did not patent lands until later, showing them to be minors. Thomas Catlett was witness in 1661, and Nicholas patents lands and records his mark for hogs in 1665. Col. John, Thomas and Nicholas are found associated closely in all the early records, and unless proven to the contrary it is reasonable to assume that both Thomas and Nicholas were sons by a deceased wife.
  Col. John Catlett came to Virginia in 1650 and settled upon the banks of the Rappahannock river. He came from Sittingbourne parish (Kent county), England, and doubtless gave this name to his new church parish. As shown above, he was a man of great importance, if not of distinction. He was presiding justice, burgess, sheriff, colonel of militia, and of the vestry. He was one of three commissioners to settle the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland, with Edmund Scarborough and Richard Lawrence, the last a distinguished Oxford graduate. He seems to have been an expert surveyor, and the records of Maryland show much work done by him in that State." Source Image. Citation Image.

3Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 17. "
John,2 known as the 2nd John, was the only son of Col. John Catlett and his wife, Elizabeth Underwood, to leave male issue. It is thought that this John married twice and that Lawrence, and perhaps Elizabeth, were by his first wife, who, it is believed, was a daughter of Major Lawrence Smith, of Bacon's Rebellion. There are deeds recorded in Spotsylvania co. to Jno. Catlett, Jr., and Richd. Buckner, in 1722, from Augustine Smith, the son of Major Lawrence.

Jno2 certainly married Elizabeth Gaines, daughter of Dan'l Gaines, who is believed to have married Miss Rowzie, half-sister of Col. Jno. Catlett the imgt., since Capt. Dan'l Gaines, in his will (Essex co.), Aug. 18, 1682, mentions wife "Margaret," and "orphans of Col. Jno. Catlett to be paid out of the negroes who belong to his estate," and calls Jno. Catlett "his kinsman," and directs that "children of Col. Jno. Catlett to remain with my wife until they come of age or until she married."

Again, in 1671, Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett, widow of Col. Jno., gave power of attorney to Mr. Dan'l Gaines, and also later made him "overseer of her will" and to have main charge of the children (1673). After a suit in May court, 1673, between Rev. Amory Butler (who married the widow of Col. John Catlett) and Capt. Thos. Hawkins, who married the sistr of Mrs. Jno. Catlett, Dan'l Gaines took charge of the Catlett children and Rev. Butler of the estate. (All from Essex Records.)

Col. John2 Catlett was burgess (1693-1702), and justice of the peace (1692), coroner (1700), president of court, sheriff (1705) for Essex co. He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania co. and elsewhere. He gave power of attorney to John Mumford (June 16, 1701), of London, to sell all my lands at Sittingbourne, in Kent co., Eng., and at Radwischeim, which he inherited from his father. His will, dated 1724, is given below:." Source Image. Citation Image.

4Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 19. "
Will of the second John Catlett, dated 18th November, 1724, and witnessed by John Elliott, John Evars and John Catlett, gives to his two sons, John and Thomas, and his daughter, Margaret, 1,800 acres in freshes of Rappahannock river, in the county of Essex.

"To son Thos., lands on south side of Cedar creek.
"To dau. Margaret, dwelling plantation.
"To dau.-in-law Alice Catlett, land and four negroes.
"To son John, household furniture and some stock.
"To granddau. Martha Taliaferro, some negroes, with son John as her trustee.
"To dau, Margaret, household and kitchen furniture and some land.
"To son Thomas, all of my land, purchased by me and Rowland Thornton, of Micajah, and Richd. Perry, being part of mortgage from Chas. Smith, Micajah Perry, Thos. Lane and Richd. Perry.
"To son Thomas, upper part of said purchased land.
"To son Thomas, 600 acres in Spotsylvania co. and 400 acres, part of same tract that I gave to my grandson Catlett Conway.
"To son John, a negro, my silver tankard and silver spoons, silver seal and old damask table cloth and napkins.
"To son Thomas, my clock.
"Rest of personal estate, money, tobacco, cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and whatever else I have not given away, to be divided equally among my said five children, John, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth and Rebecca. Executors, sons John and Thos."." Source Image. Citation Image.

5Virginia, Old Rappahannock County Will Book 1682-1687, p.47-48. "
1724, 18 Nov: John CATLETT of Essex Co., VA made his will.
   Gave to my two sons John and Thomas and my daughter Margarett 1860 acres of land in the Freshes of Rappahannock River in the County of Essex, viz. to my son John the land he lives on and is divided from the other part as followeth beginning at the corner tree of the 100 acres of land I had in exchange of Charles SMITH a little below the road in the line of GILLETs patten, to the rolloing road, to the land of EVANS.
   To my son Thomas that part of the aforesaid tract on the south side of Cedar Creek main branch, to Pewmansend Swamp, to the land of TALIAFERRO.
   To my daughter Margarett during her natural life my dwelling plantation and the land adjacent.
   To my son Thomas all my part of the land purchased by me and Rowland THORNTON of Micajah and Richard PERRY being part of a mortgage from Charles SMITH to Micajah PERRY, Thomas LANE and Richard PERRY, the upper part of the said purchased land.
   To my son Thomas 600 acres in Sporsylvania Co. on the south west Mountain Run and 400 acres being part of the same tract to my grandson Catlett CONWAY, now lying under a survey in the office of the Secretary in my name.
   To my daughter Margaret, Negro Frank, Toney, Charles, Sarah, Cate and all her children, likewise her choice of my feather beds, bolsters, blanketts and quilt, and four pair of sheets, one diaper table cloth, and a dozen of napkins, a great trunk and what other things is called hers, a looking glass, 15 head of old and young cattle and half my hoggs and half my corn, one old feather bed and covering, that is rugg and blanketts, and my mare and colt and the old horse Dull.
   To my granddaughter Martha TALIAFERRO if she lives to the age of 18 or marryed, a Negro woman Sue and all her children and 15 barrels of my corn, and all the Negros working tools. I appoint my son John CATLETT trustee for my granddaughter Martha.
   To my daughter Margarett half my pewter, tin pans and earthen ware and three midling and large iron potts and hooks and two frying pans and a parcel of goods I have sent out for. The one half to her and the other half to my sons John and Thomas.
   To my daughter-in-law Alice CATLETT all my land in the fork of Pewmansend dureing her life or day of marriege and also four Negroes Sambo and Jenny and her two youngest children provided she makes no claime or title to those Negroes given by her husband to her wich he said I give him. In case my said daughter-in-law Alice CATLETT make any claime to those Negroes then I give all to be equally divided between my five children John and Thomas and Mary and Elizabeth and Rebecca.
   All what other Negros I have not given already to be equally divided between my said five children excepting the choice of two Negroes to my sons John and Thomas over and above their share.
   To my son John a Negro man old Johnny and my silver tankard and my silver spoons, silver seal and an old damask table cloth and napkins.
   To my son Thomas my close. [clothes?] All my other personable estate, money, tobacco, chatle, hoggs, horses, sheep and whatever else to be equally divided amongst my five children John and Thomas and Mary and Elizabeth and Rebecca.
   My two sons John and Thomas executors.
Signed John CATLETT.
Wits. Jno. ELLITTS, Jno. EVANS, John CATLETT.

1724/5, 19 Jan: Will presented in Court by John CATLETT and Thomas CATLETT, executors. Proved by John EVANS and John ELLITS. 1725, 17 Aug: Inventory of estate returned, not valued. Includes money due from Maj. Ben. ROBINSO, Benja. TAYLOR, tobacco in hands of Mr. Wm. DAWKINS in London. W. JEFFRIES also mentioned and twenty slaves. Signed by John CATLETT and Thomas CATLETT."

6Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 15. "Col. Catlett was killed by the Indians while defending the fort at Port Royal in 1670. Port Royal is on the Rappahannock river, in Caroline county, Va., opposite Port Conway.

His children were:
(1) John,2 b. 1658, d. 1724.
(2) Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, d. 1710.
(3) Sarah,2 b. 1666, d. 1726.
(4) William,2 b. 1670, d. 1698." Image.

7Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, The Virginia Ancestor Series. Volume II Edition 6. Hauk Data Services, Anderson, Indiana 1996
, pages 1, 2, 929.273 C289h. "John Catlett b. 12 Mar 1626, Sitlingbourne, Kent, England, m. 1657, in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia, Elizabeth Underwood, b. cir 1632, Virginia, (daughter of William Underwood and Margaret d. 1673, Virginia ...
Children.
+ 2. i Nicholas Catlett
+ 3 ii Thomas Catlett
Children by Elizabeth Underwood:
+ 4. Hi John Catlett Jr. b. 1658.
+ 5. iv Elizabeth Catlett b. 1663.
+ 6. v Sarah Catlett b. 1666.
+ 7. vi William Catlett b. 1670

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John Catlett Jr. (I.John1 ) b. 1658, Essex County, Virginia, Occupation: Burgess, J.P.;Sheriff, m. (1)
Smith, m. (2) Elizabeth Gaines, b. 1652, (daughter of Daniel Gaines and Margaret Bernard or Rowzie). John
died 1724, Essex County, Virginia. John was Burgess(1693-1702);juslice of the peace(1692); coroner(1700);
president of the court; sheriff(1705) for Essex County.Vlrginia. He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania County and elsewhere.

Children by Smith:
10. i Lawrence Catlett m Alice Thornton, b. cir 1703, (daughter of Francis Thornton Jr. and Mary
Taliaferro) Lawrence died 1724, Essex County, Virginia.
+ 11. ii Elizabeth Catlett b 6 Sep 1689.

Children by Elizabeth Gaines:
Thomas Catlett
John Catlett III. b. 1677.
Mary Catlett b. 1692.
Margaret Catlett m. John Gibbon.
Rebecca Catlett b. 27 Dec 1702,." Image.

8FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87318020. "Col. John Catlett, Jr. was known as the 2nd John.

His will was probated in Essex County on 18-Nov-1724.

John married first, a Miss Smith. Some researchers believe that she was a daughter of Maj. Lawwrence Smith since deeds recorded in Spotsylvania Co., VA, to Jno Catlett, Jr. and Richard Buckner, in 1722, from Augustine Smith, the son of Major Lawrence Smith. The Catletts owned a large estate at the mouth of Golden Vale Creek in present Caroline County, VA.

John and his first wife were the parents of:

1. Lawrence Catlett
2. Elizabeth Catlett, who married Rowland Thornton

John Catlett married second, Elizabeth Gaines. [Charles Hughes Hamlin, Professional Genealogist, who worked in conjunction with David A. Avant, Jr. could not find evidence to prove that Col. John Catlett, Jr. married Elizabeth Gaines--nor any information about her parentage. Their marriage is widely accepted by many writers and genealogists of the family. In 1706 Mary Catlett released her dower when her husband, John, sold lands ....SO her name could have been MARY--not ELIZABETH. No original documents are available to prove the name "Elizabeth."]

Col. John Catlett,Jr. and his second wife were the parents of:

1. John Catlett, III. who married Elizabeth Taliaferro (daughter of John "The Ranger" Taliaferro and Sarah Smith

2. Maj. Thomas Catlett who married Martha Thornton.

3. Mary Catlett who married Lt. Col. John Taliaferro, Jr.

4. Rebecca Catlett who married first Francis Conway and second John Moore, Gent.

5. Margaret Catlett who married Jonathan Gibson, Jr.

Col. John Catlett, Jr. was a
Burgess (1693-1702);
Justice of the peace (1692);
coroner (1700);
President of the Court; and
Sheriff (1705) Essex Co., VA.

He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania Co. & elsewhere; in 1701 gave power of attorney to John Mumford of London to sell all lands at Sittingbourne, Kent County, Eng., and at Radwischeim, which he inherited from his father. His last will was recorded in Essex County, VA, Wills, Bonds, Inv. #4 (1722-1730) Part 1, p. 84. His will was very long because he was a very wealthy man with much land, slaves, silver,etc." Image.


Mary Gaines

1Virginia Genealogist, The., Vol. 47 page 235-236. "ELIZABETH, A FOURTH CHILD FOR DANIEL

    President James Madison drew a pedigree chart that shows several generations of his ancestors. It is preserved in the Library of Congress. The chart shows his grandmother was the daughter of John Catlett and a wife with the surname Gaines, no first name given. Several years ago the National Society of Madison Family Descendants computer enhanced this chart and inserted the given name Elizabeth along with the name Gaines. Why? Probably for the same reason Gary Boyd Roberts in his work on the genealogies of American Presidents also used the name Elizabeth for the President's Gaines ancestress in his early editions.
    In all fairness to both the Madison family and Roberts, one doesn't have to go too far to find a print source naming Daniel Gaines daughter "Elizabeth" as the wife of John Catlett. This in spite of the fact that Daniel Gaines named no daughter Elizabeth in his 1682/84, Old Rappahannock Co., Va., will. The provision regarding the cherry gardens in the will of John Catlett is important because John Catlett sold this land and his wife at that time, whose name was Mary, released her dower interest. The year was 1706 and the deed was recorded in Essex County and is the only record giving a first name of a wife for John Catlett. Daniel Gaines did have a daughter Mary and it is more than likely she was the Gaines wife of John Catlett.

    All three problems associated with Daniel Gaines can be resolved when the records created by him and members of his kinship web are read, analyzed and compared. Once a time frame for his marriage is recognized and evidence of his wife's identity is duly noted, Daniel's will takes on a different and more plausible meaning. His daughters Margaret and Mary did not marry Ralph Rouzee or John Smith as some have concluded. Ralph Rouzee was his stepson and John Smith married Sarah Rouzee his stepdaughter. This couple had a son John Smith who became Daniel's residual heir should all of his children die without issue. When the dates for Margaret (?) Prosser Miller French Somerville are compared with Margaret, the daughter of Daniel Gaines, the answer is obvious. They were not the same Margaret. Daniel's will, combined with the 1706 record for the cherry garden owned by John Catlett, lays to rest the question of a fourth child for Daniel and his wife Margaret. There was no Elizabeth Gaines in this family."

2Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000. ""Gaines": Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Gaines and Margaret Bernard Gaines, married John Catlett, Jr. A HISTORY OF TWO VIRGINIA FAMILIES TRANSPLANTED FROM COUNTY KENT, ENGLAND, by Dr. and Mrs. William Carter Stubbs: Jno2 certainly married Elizabeth Gaines, daughter of Dan'l Gaines. TALIAFERRO TIMES, Vol. I, No. 11, 15 Jan 1997, edited by Joyce Browning, Reston, VA: Elizabeth Gaines Catlett (mother of Margaret Catlett), daughter of Capt. Daniel Gaines and Margaret Rowzie. THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST, Vol. 38, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1994, "Margaret Prosser Miller French Sommerville and Elizabeth Catlett: A Correction", by Margaret R. Amundson: Daniel Gaines wrote his will in August of 1682 [Will of Daniel Gaines, (old) Rappahannock Co. VA, Will Bk. 2, pp. 47-48, abstract in Ruth and Sam Sparacio, ed., VIRGINIA COUNTY COURT RECORDS: WILL ABSTRACTS OF OLD RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1682-1687 (McLean, Va., 1990), pp. 39-40]. In it he names three children, Margaret, Mary and Bernard. ... Daniel Gaines clearly had no daughter Elizabeth."

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=144935328. "Mary was born probably in the late 1660s in Virginia, a daughter of English immigrants Daniel and Margaret Gaines. Mary Gaines married John Catlett 2nd ca. 1690. Their "dwelling plantation," near Port Royal, was called Green Hill.

Mrs. John Catlett 2nd has long been incorrectly identified as Elizabeth Gaines, an error probably attributable to the Stubbs' genealogy. In recent years, professional genealogist Margaret Amundson, using primary records (including pertinent wills), corrected the error and proved that Mary Gaines was Mrs. John Catlett 2nd. She predeceased her husband who died in 1724. (Bio by Mark Hale)." Image.