Henry Gaines, Rev (1738 - 1830) MP

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Birthplace: King and Queen Co, Virginia
Death: Died in Pickens, South Carolina, United States
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

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Henry Gaines, Rev's Timeline

1738
1738
King and Queen Co, Virginia
1748
1748
Age 10
Culpeper, VA, USA
1756
June 5, 1756
Age 18
Caroline,Virginia,USA
1756
Age 18
Culpeper Co, VA
1760
1760
Age 22
Culpeper County, Virginia
1762
April 14, 1762
Age 24
Culpeper,,Virginia,USA
1765
May 19, 1765
Age 27
Culpeper Co, VA
1767
March 2, 1767
Age 29
Culpeper, Virginia, USA
1775
September 25, 1775
Age 37
Laurens Co, SC
1830
July 25, 1830
Age 92
Pickens, South Carolina, United States