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About Henry Gaines

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's Timeline

1737
1737
Virginia, United States
1756
1756
Age 19
1763
1763
Age 26
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
1765
May 19, 1765
Age 28
1776
September 25, 1776
Age 39
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
1782
1782
Age 45
Culpeper Co, VA
1830
July 25, 1830
Age 93
South Carolina, United States
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