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Gershom Jayne
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1791
Death: Apr. 17, 1867

Jayne was the first doctor in Springfield. He served as a surgeon in the War of 1812. After moving to Springfield, he was foreman of the jury of the first murder trial in the county in 1826. The following year he was a surgeon to a company of soldiers in the Winnebago War. He was one of the commissioners appointed to construct the first State Penitentiary & then a commissioner of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. He was a member of the first Springfield Board of Health & helped to organized the Illinois State Medical Society. Buried with him & his wife Sybil is his eldest daughter, Julia, who became the wife of Senator Lyman Trumbull. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sibyl Slater Jayne (1807 - 1878)*
 
 Children:
  Julia Maria Jayne Trumbull (1824 - 1868)*
  William Jayne (1826 - 1916)*
  Samuel Jayne (1828 - 1830)*
  Henry Jayne (1834 - 1835)*
  Mary Ellen Jayne (1842 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, 138
 
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Record added: Jan 16, 2001
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Rest in peace.
- Janice Jayne-St.Gemme
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011
In memory of a distant cousin
- Danette Cogswell
 Added: Mar. 7, 2009

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 4, 2007
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