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Henry Gaines, Rev

Birthdate:
Birthplace: King and Queen County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pvt James Gaines I and Mary Gaines
Husband of Anne Gaines; Lydia Gaines and Martha Anne Gaines
Father of Elizabeth Johnson; Catherine "Catey" Waggoner; Maj. Richard Gaines; James Gaines; Jonadab Gaines and 7 others
Brother of Catherine Broaddus; Virginia Sarah Gaines; James Gaines, II; Richard Edmund Gaines; Mary Ann Herndon and 7 others

Occupation: Methodist minister, farmer
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About Henry Gaines, Rev

Rev. Henry Gaines was a Methodist Minister for 50 years. He was a lay minister, which meant he was not ordained by the Church in England. He moved to South Carolina in 1789 to Newberry District, then to Abbeville District, and then to Pickens County. He moved supposedly beause of a Methodist covenant in Virginia that stated no member in good standing with the Church could own slaves. He moved to South Carolina which did not have the same covenant and took 30+ slaves with him. Most of his family moved with him. He was married three times; his first wife (Martha Anne George) was the mother of all of his children. He married twice in his old age, but outlived all three wives. He founded the Gaines Chapel near Donalds, South Carolina, and preached near Central South Carolina in a log chapel. His wife Martha Anne is buried in the Gaines Chapel.

His obituary is in the Pendleton Messinger, issue of August 11, 1830. Rev. Henry Gaines died 25th ult in his 94th year of age. He was born in King and Queen County, Virginia, came to South Carolina at the age of 60, resided in Newberry District, then Abbeville District, and for twenty years resided in this neighborhood (near Central South Carolina). He was for 50 years a Methodist Minister. He is buried in the Old Twelve Mile Cemetery, near Central South Caroina. His grave site may be an old field stone with the number 93 on it.

Misc. data: 1773--Henry was desiganated as "my son-in-law Henry Gaines of Culpeppe County by his father-in-law, Richard George; 1777--Henry bought land - 206 acres from his father James Gaines (this adjoined his father's land) and 115 acres from John Waugh (this was on Robinson River); 1782-86--He paid taxes on 321 acres of land; 1782-85--He paid personal property taxes in the same district with his father James Gaines; 1787--He and his wife Anne sold the land on Robinson River to Philip Slaughter. This land was checked for 'metes and bounds' and proved to be the same he had purchased from John Waugh; 1789--He bought land in Wilkes County, North Carolina and sold it in 1792; 1789-91--He bought land in Newberry District,South Carolina; 1800--He appears in the Census of Abbeville District, South Carolina; 1813--He bought land in old Pendleton District, South Carolina (which later became Pickens County, South Carolina). -------------------- Rev Henry Gaines was a methodist minister for 50 years. He was a lay minister-which meant he was not ordained by the church in England. He moved to South Carolina in 1789, to

Newberry Co., South Carolina. Then to Abbeville Co., then Pickens Co. South Carolina. He moved supposedly because of a methodist covenant in Virginia that stated no member in good standing with the church could own slaves. He moved to South Carolina, which did not have the same covenant, and took his slaves with him. Most of his family moved with him. He was married 3 times, his first wife ( Ann George) was the mother of all his children. He married twice more in his old age, but outlived all 3 of his wives. He founded the Gaines Chapel near Donalds, South Carolina and preached near central South Carolina in a log chapel. His wife, Ann is buried in the Gaines Chapel Cemetery, Donalds, South Carolina.

His grave site may be marked with an old field stone with the number 93 on it.

His obit is in the Pendleton Messinger issue of 8/11/1830. "Rev Henry Gaines died 25th ult

in his 94the year of age. He was born in King and Queen Co., Virginia, came to South Carolina at age of 60, resided in Newberry District, then Abbeville District and for twenty years resided in this neighborhood (near Central South Carolina).

He was for 50 years a Methodist Minister. "He is buried in the Old Twelve Mile Cemetery, near Central South Carolina.

data:

1773-Henry was designated as "my son-in-law Henry Gaines of Culpeper Co

by his father-in-law

Richard George.

1777-he bought land from his "father James Gaines" 206 acres adjoining

his father's land; and

from John Waugh 115 acres on Robinson River.

1782-86, He paid taxes on 321 acres of land

1782-85, He paid personal property taxes in the same district with his

father, James Gaines

1787-He and his wife, Ann, sold land on Robinson River to Philip

Slaugher. This land was checked

for "metes and bounds" and proved to be the same he had purchased form

his father, in part.

1789-He bought land in Wilkes Co., North Carolina and sold it in 1792.

1789-91-He bought land in Newberry Dist., South Carolina

1790-Census of Newberry Dist, South Carolina

1800-He appears in the Census of Abbevile Co., South Carolina

1813-he bought land in old Pendleton Dist., South Carolina which later

became Pickens Co., South Carolina

1830-He died in Pickens Co., South Carolina

Henry Gaines' Will

State of South Carolina In the name of God Amen,

Pendleton District being in the decline of

life and infirm of body

but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding. Taking into

consideration the certainty

death and the uncertainty of duration in this life and being desirous of

preventing any disputes which

may arise conerning my estate after my decease, I do make and ordain,

publish and declare, the

following to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all other

except some deeds of gifts to

two of my grandchildren, to wit: Mariah Gaines and Henry P. Gaines,

children of my son Robert Gaines.

It is my desire that my just debts be paid punctually, after my body is

decently interred and my soul

I trust to God- who made it-hoping for mercy through my blessed Redeemer.

Item the first, I give to my daughter Caty Waggoner two hundred dollars

to her and her heirs forever.

Item the second, I give to Elizabeth Johnson one hundred and twenty-five

dollars to her and her heirs forever.

Item 3, I give to my daughter Nancy Dogan two hundred dollars with a

deduction of ninety-three dollars

which she received and receipted.

To my son Reuben Gaines being my legacy of my mother's estate.

Item 4, I give to my daughter Lucy Sims nineteen dollars and ninety one

cents to her and her heirs forever.

5th, I will that the balance of my estate with real as well as personal,

shall be sold by and at the descretion of my ex

-------------------- A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A043030

Married Ann George, daughter of Richard George and Elizabeth Mayo. Rev. Gaines was 94 years old when he died. A Methodist Minister for fifty years. His first wife was the mother of his thirteen children. He married his last two wives in his old age and outlived both of them. Obituary says, "Rev. Henry Gaines died 25th ult. in his 94th year of age. He was born in King and Queen County, Virginia, came to South Carolina at age 60 years, resided in Newberry District, then Abbeville District, and for twenty years resided in this neighborhood. He was for fifty years a Methodist Minister. He married three times. His first wife was the mother of his thirteen children. She lived to see all of them grown. He married his last two wives in his old age and outlived them both." His will was made February 8, 1828 and probated August 2, 1830.

Will of Henry Gaines 1737-1830

Transcription as published in, A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, 3 Vol. p. 134, Rev. Silas E. Lucas, Jr. Southern Historical Press, Easley, S.C.

"Henry Gaines, Sr. Will of Henry Gaines, Sr. Box 16 #205. Probate Judge Office. Pickens, S. C. Being in decline of life and infirm of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, etc. Revoking all other except two deeds made to my grand chn. to wit: Mariah and Henry P. Gaines, chn. of my son Robert Gaines. I give to my dtr. Caty Waggoner $200.00 to her and her heirs forever. I give to my dtr. Elizabeth Johnson $125.00 to her and her heirs forever. I give to my dtr. Nancy Dogan $200.00 with a deduction of $93.00 which she received. To my son Reuben Gaines being legacy of mother estate. I give to my dtr. Lucy Sims $19.91 to her and her heirs forever. The rest of my estate be sold and equally divided between following living chn. Nancy Dogan, Lucy Sims, Jonadab Gaines, Mariah Clardy to have her father part for her affection to her father in his affliction also Henry P. Gaines son of Robert Gaines and Mary P. Gaines dtr. of Richard Gaines. I appoint Robert Gaines and James Gaines, Esq. as Executors. Dated 5 Feb. 1828. Wit: James Gaines, Nancy X Gaines, Marindy J. Gaines. Signed: Henry Gaines. Codicil: for the concerning the maintenance of a Negro woman named Lane profit of a certain tract of land whereon I now live. Beginning at a post oak corner of William Arnolds by the Meeting House a straight line to Robert Gaines line. After the death of Laner I give sd. land to grandson Henry Gaines son of Robert. Dated 19 May 1830. Wit: Mehala Thompson, Andrew Beller, James Gaines. Signed: Henry Gaines. Proven 2 Aug. 1830."

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Henry Gaines, Rev's Timeline

1738
1738
King and Queen County, Virginia, Colonial America
1756
June 5, 1756
Age 18
Caroline,Virginia,USA
1757
November 8, 1757
Age 19
Culpeper County, Virginia, Colonial America
1758
1758
Age 20
Culpeper County, Virginia, Colonial America
1760
1760
Age 22
Culpeper County, Virginia, Colonial America
1762
April 14, 1762
Age 24
Culpeper,,Virginia,USA
1763
1763
Age 25
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
1765
May 19, 1765
Age 27
Culpeper Co, VA
1767
March 2, 1767
Age 29
Culpeper, Virginia, USA
1769
1769
Age 31