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William Gaines

Nicknames: "Henry"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: King and Queen Co, Virginia
Death: Died in Culpeper, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard M Gaines, I and Catherine Madison Gaines
Husband of Isabella Gaines
Father of Benjamin Gaines; Richard Gaines; Thomas William Gaines; Robert Gaines; James Taylor Gaines and 7 others
Brother of Pvt James Gaines I; Francis Gaines, Sr.; John Gaines; Roger Gaines; Robert Gaines, I and 6 others
Half brother of Richard Gaines, II and Dorothy Gaines

Occupation: Member of House of Burgesses of Virginia
Managed by: Stephanie Powers
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About William Gaines

Will probated 1796. May have been the William Gaines mentioned among foot soldiers of Culpepper County who had part in Braddock's campaign.

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The Will of William Gaines was not dated, but was probated on July 18, 1796, Will Book D, page 180, Culpepper County, Virginia, some months after his death. He was often referred to as 'William Henry Gaines', but his Will was signed 'William Gaines', no 'Henry'. Some genealogists published undocumented data having this 'William' and his brother 'Henry' combined as one individual, which is now impossible bcause of the now existing data. From Slaughter Records, William Gaines fought Inians in 1753. From Henning Statute, Vol. I, page 23, he was a foot soldier in the Culpepper Militia in 1758. Augusta County Virginia Files, Vol. 2, pages 171, 174 and 175, William Gaines in 1776 had for militiary service under proclamation of 1736 entries for 1500 acres of land. From 1781 Revolutionary Archives, Richmond Virginia,William Gaines was authorized to aid in the purchase of food, ammunition and war supplies. See DAR #367233 and #378887.

Willl is William Gaines, as recorded, "In the name of God, Amen. I, William Gaines of the county of Culpepper, being now sick but in perfect memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit: I resign up my soul to Almighty God who gave me and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my children and friends and the small remains of my world goods and estate I bestow in the following manner, Imps:

Item---I lend the remaining part of my land unto my daughter Isabella Gaines Brown. It includes my home I now live in and by estimation eighty acres during her span of life. At her death, I give it to her daughter Lucy Brown and her heirs forever;

Item---I give my son Phillip my saddle and wearing clothes;

Item---I give one cow and calf to granddaughter Ann Brown;

Item---My debts due me I leave in the first place to satisfy my just demands against me and the balance to the remaining part of my children, Richard, Henry, Ben, Robert, Thomas, James, and Ann Steenbergen, to be equally divided.

This being my last will and testament and revoke any former will by me made.I leave my son Bejamin my executon. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal. /s/ William Gaines + seal. Witnessed aby Henry (X) Scott and Frances Botts

At a court held for Culpepper County, Virginia, the 10th day of July 1796, the last will and testament of William Gaines, deceased, was exhibited to the court and was proved by the oaths of Henry Scott and Frances Botts. Witnesses thereto and come to be recorded. Tests John James, C.C.

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Incredible amount of resources by Jill Colleen on Rootsweb:

•Note: "I am convinced that William, as all records originating in his lifetime call him, was not 'William Henry.' He was born probably about 1710, when middle names were practically unknown in Va. When Mrs. Clotworthy began her work in 1885, he was supposed to have been Henry Gaines (tradition). Later she found that he was called William; so it seems, something like a century after his death (1791 or possibly late 1790), he became William Henry." by Dr. Kelly 7

Note: Spotsylvania County Virginia Records 1721-1800, by William A. Crozier, page 135: "Sept. 28 1734, Anthony (x) Ghoston of Spotsylvania Co. to William Gaines of King and Queen Co., Va. 23 pounds currency, 442 1/2 a. in St. Geroge Parish, Spotsylvania Col, part of pat. granted to Gholston Sept. 28, 1728. Joseph Thomas, John Cook, Charles Stevens, Oct. 1, 1734. Jane, wife of Anthony Gholston acknowledged her dower rt. Deed Book C. 1734-1742."

Note: Spotsylvania County Virginia Records 1721-1800, by William A. Crozier, page 135: "Sept. 28 1734, Anthony (x) Ghoston of Spotsylvania Co. to William Gaines of King and Queen Co., Va. 23 pounds currency, 442 1/2 a. in St. Geroge Parish, Spotsylvania Col, part of pat. granted to Gholston Sept. 28, 1728. Joseph Thomas, John Cook, Charles Stevens, Oct. 1, 1734. Jane, wife of Anthony Gholston acknowledged her dower rt. Deed Book C. 1734-1742."

•Event: Fought Indians Note 1753 8 •Event: Culpeper Militia Military 1758 , Culpeper, Virginia 8 •Event: Revolutionary War Military •Note: Augusta County Virgina Files, Vol. 2, pages 171, 174, 175, William Gaines in 1776 had for Military Service under proclamation of 1736 entries for 1500 acres of land. From 171 Revolutionary Archives, Richmond Virginia, William Gaines was authorized to aid in purchase of food, ammunition ad war supplies. See DAR 367233 and 378887 8

WILL OF WILLIAM GAINES

«tab»Undated. Proved July 18, 1796, Culpeper County, Va. Will Book D, p. 180. «tab» «tab»In the name of God Amen, I William Gaines of the County of Culpeper being now sick but in perfect memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following to wit, I resign my soul to almighty God who gave it me and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Children and friends and the small remains of my wordly Goods and Estate I bestow in the following manner Imps. «tab» «tab»Item. I lend the remaining part of my land to my Daughter Isabella Brown it includes my house in which I now live in and by Estimation Eighty six acres during her life at her death I give it to her daughter Lucy and her heirs forever.

«tab»Item. I give my horse to my granddaughter Elizabeth Brown.

«tab»Item. I give my household furniture without mention (sic) particularly any article to my daughter Isabella Brown.

«tab»Item. I give my son Philip my saddle and wearing cloths.

«tab»Item. I give one cow and calf to my Granddaughter Ann Brown.

«tab»Item. My debts due me I leave in the first place to satisfy any just demands against me and the balance to the remaining part of my children, Richard, Henry, Ben, Robert, Thomas, James, and Ann Steenbergen to be Equally divided this being my last will and Testament and revoke any former Will by me made. I leave my son Ben Gaines my Executor. In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»(Signed) William Gaines Witnessed: Henry Scott (mark) Frances Botts

At a court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of July 1796.

«tab»This Last Will and Testament of William Gaines dec'd. was exhibited to the Court, and was proved by the oaths of Henry Scott and Frances Botts witness's thereto and ordered to be recorded. «tab» «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Teste John Jameson C1: Cur: 9 10 8 •Probate: His will was probated in Culpeper Co., Va., July 18, 1796 18 Jul 1796 , Culpeper, Virginia 7 6

Sources: 1.Media: Book Abbrev: Gaines Family Records Title: Gaines Family Records Author: Compiled by Mabel Hon Woods Text: From "The Compendium of American Genealogy" Vol. 5:

Gaines

Arms: Sable, a chevron between three spear's heads, argent, embrued gules.

Crest: Out of ducal coronet or a lion rampant

Gaines: The Gaines family was originally the Llewellyn family, and the lion, its heraldic charte - described as follows: Argent, a lion passant gules. (This means that on a silver background there is a lion walking and looking to the right and the lion is colored red.)

Pendleton: gules, a shield between four escallops (shells)

Taylor: Argent, a cross engrailed sable, in chief and base, a heart gules, in flanks, a cinquefoil vert. (This means that on a silver background there is a cross ornamented with curved indentations and colored black. At the top and bottom are hearts colored red and at the sides there are plants of the genes of the rose family in a green color.)

Crest: A lion rampant bules, issuing from a crown. (This means that there is a lion standing up on hind legs and oming out from a crown.)

Motto: Consequitor Quodcunque Petit (Translated this means "He accomplishes whatever he undertakes.")

The helmet and mantling must be of the principal colors of the shield, which are silver and black.

The mantling represents the drapery hanging from the helet of the knight, to protect his neck from the sun and heat. -- Miss Frances M. Smith Pinebridege Road Chappaqua, New York

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The Reverend Theoplidus Jones in his history of Brecon City, Wales (a folio edition of which is to be found in the Congressional Library of Washington, D.C.) has given the origin and history of a number of families which embraced some of the earlier settlers of Virginia. From the Virginia Record in the Land Office of Virginia and the State Library, we find that six members of the Gaines family had located in the colonies prior to 1650....

The Virginia Gaines family entered America by way of the Chesapeake Bay and settled on the Eastern shores in Accomack County.

Thomas Gaines and his son James Gaines settled on the Eastern shore inAccomack County in the 1620's. Edward Gaines (30 years old), the oldest of Thomas Gaines' children, settled in Virginia in 1634. Thomas Gaines apears in the Old Rappahannock in 1622, and an Alexander Gaines in 1635.

In 1634 the Old Dominion had been divided into eight shares -- and James Gaines' name appeared in the Rappahannock. see Research Binder "Gaines" for full information;

Also contains "Royal Descent of the Gaines Family through Mary Gregory" listing a direct line from Charlemagne through Mary Gregory and a few descendants. This royal list is from a copied record of Vol. V, Compendium of American Genealogy. Repository: Name: copy in poss of Jill Rigg Johnson 2.Media: Internet Abbrev: Ancestors of Veronica Rowe Title: Ancestors of Veronica Rowe Repository: Name: www.familytreemaker.com 3.Media: Internet Abbrev: Laird-Jeffrey Family Home Page Title: Laird-Jeffrey Family Home Page Publication: Larry D. Laird, 67092 Highway W, Latham, MO 65050; 660-458-6675; ldlaird@mid-mo.net; www.familytreemaker.com/users/l/a/i/Larry-D-Laird/index.html 4.Media: Internet Abbrev: Pendleton Family Title: Pendleton Family Author: Janet at monkey@getgoin.net Publication: http://www.geocities.com/janet_ariciu/Pendleton.html Text: The foregoing was copied from photographic copy of the original Chronology, which is in the Bible of Judge Edmund Pendleton the son of was the fifth son of Henry Pendleton and Mary Taylor, now (1792) in Williamsburg, Va. per GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES From Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. The Edmund Pendleton of Viginia, in his family Choronlogy of 1792 states his family history. by Mrs Katherine Cox Gottschalk, Washington DC and Major John Baily Calvert Nicklin, Chattanooga. "Pendleton is the name of a town in Lancashire, near Manchester. England. In 1469 Thomas Pendleton was living in Lancashire, in which county he held lands; at the same time were two brothers William and Robert Pendleton, who were probably his sons. Another member of the family was the Rev. Henry Pendleton (1521-1557), who may have been a brother of George Pendleton ST. Who lived in the town of Pendleton during the reign of King Henry VII. Thomas Pendleton, who died in 1534, was nephew of the Rev Henry Pendleton(supra); he had five sons: George, Edward,(who died in 1576 and was married to Anne Newton adn they had four children: Edward; Frances,Thomas and Elizabeth) William, Henry and Frances Pendleton, who married Cecily Beck (a daughter fo Thomas Beck and his wife, Isabel Beswicke, daughter and heiress of Richard Beswicke, JR., who was Founder of Jesus Chantry, Manchester and married Joan, sister of Bishop Oldham of Exeter, who died in 1519 and was buried in the Cathedral Chantry) and they had with three daughters and a son Henry Pendleton who was grandfather of Henry Penleton, Gentleman, living in Manchester in 1635. George Pendleton, Esq Sr of the Town of Pendleton was living in the regin of King Henry VIII. His son George Pendleton Jr. was born abt 1558 and died 1603. He was buried at St Stephen's Norwich on Oct 27, 1603 the family haveing moved to Norfolk. He was admitted to the Freedom of Norwich as a Scrivener's apprentice on Sept 21,1578. He married at St Peter's Mancroft, Norwich, July 29,1578 Elizabeth Penttingale (who died in 1625 and was buried at St. Stephen's Norwich, on Jan 27,1625) daugher of John Pettingale, Gent of Swardiston, Norwich. (Harleian 1552, folios 241 adn 246, Vistation of Norfolk 1613 Harleian Society, Vol. 32 page 219. More on this family look below,. GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES From Tyler's Quarterly Historial and Genealogical Magazine VOL II" by Indexed by Robert and Catherine Burns THE BEGINNING OF THE VIRGINIA PENDLETONS The name Pendleton seems to have been originally pen-Hulton, meaning top of the hill; then Pen-Elton and finally Pendleton. The name is from the Gaelic words, pendle and dun, meaning summit (or top) and hill respectively. The Pendletons were rooted in England 500 years before the name was transplanted in America. They emerged from the Crusades with a coat of arms for bravey, old English churches abound in baptismal records of the family, and around Pendleton, England, are tombs of many generations of them. Siward Pendleton b c 1246 of Lancashire was one of the earliest recorded progenitors, the name appeared in public life during the regin of Henry VII (1485-1509). About 1580 George Pendleton of Manchester married Elizabeth Pettinglae for more go below. The same year, in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire, mention was made of Thomas de Parva Pendleton who was surty for Adm. Richard and Roger de Pendleton, sons of Matilda de Penelton, who was probabley the widow of Siward de Penelton. In 1332 Adam de Penholton paid taxes in Saford and Robert and Thomas de Penholton of Penholton paid taxes there. The town of Pendleton was portion of Saldfordborough. Virginia, Prominent Families, Vol. 1-4; Volume IV; Chapter X The Pendleton Family Three miles from Manchester, in Lancashire County, England, is the town of Pendleton, known as a portion of Salfordborough. Over the door of one of the inns swings the arms of the Pendleton family, exactly like those brought to America by the emigrant, Philip Pendleton. Some little distance off is the manor house, occupied still by a family of Pendletons, and around the old church are the tombs of departed Pendletons. Here we pause, feeling ourselves aliens in our father's house. Under that roof tree are the records that would carry us back along the line of English history until we found the ancestor whose bravery in the Crusades, won him the right to place upon his shield the silver pilgrim's shells, which form a distinctive feature of the coat-of-arms. The family evidently belonged to the English gentry, a purer and prouder distinction oftentimes than many of the titles which have changed hands and family names many times as they come down the avenue of ages. The first name upon the Virginia record is that of George Pendleton, Esquire, of the town of Pendleton, Lancashire, England. His son was George Pendleton, who married, sometime in the fifteenth century, Elizabeth Pettingall, daughter of John Pettingall, Gentleman, of Norwich, Norfolk County. George Pendleton moved to Norwich, and was buried at St. Stephen's, Norwich, in 1613. His eldest son was Henry Pendleton, who married in 1605 Susan Carmyer, at St. Simeon and St. Jude's. He was buried on July 15, 1635, at St. Stephen's, Norwich. His third son was Henry Pendleton who married Elizabeth -. This gives four generations on English soil, carrying us from Pendleton near Manchester, to Norwich. In 1613, Sir John Pettus and his brother Thomas Pettus both made wills, remembering their cousins, Henry and Susan Pendleton, of Norwich, leaving them property in that city. These gentlemen lived at Cristree, St. Edmund's, near Norwich. Thomas Pettus, the son of one of these men, was one of the early councilors of the Colony, and probably influenced his cousins to come to Virginia. The two sons of Henry and Elizabeth Pendleton came to Virginia in 1674, Philip, a young teacher, and Nathaniel, a minister of the Church of England. Nathaniel died very soon, leaving no children The arms of Pendleton are taken from English records and are described as follows: Arms-Gules, an inescutcheon argent, between four escallops (or shells) or. Crest-On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, a demi-dragon, wings expanded, or, holding an escallop (or shell) argent. Motto-Maneo Qualis Manebam George Pendleton, Esq., born Bef. 1542 in Pendleton, Lancashire, England; died Deceased.George of Lancs ("of the community of Pendleton, Lancashire who flourished...1509-1547"

Pendleton Township stretches across Pendle Hill and Pendle Forest. One hall called Malkin tower once stood on Pendle Hill. It was from this area that the Pendletons removed to Norwich, Norfolk County. Pendle Hill is an elevation of I, 831 feet lying about five miles south of Skipton and about thirty one miles west of Leeds. This configuration still bears the name, Pendle Hill. Pendleton community is still shown on good maps of England--just south of the city of Clitheroe. A continuous line of descent can be traced from George Pendleton, Esq., Sr., of the community of Pendleton, Lancashire who flourished during the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547). It was either this George Pendleton or his son George Pendleton who moved from Pendleton and settled in Norwich. (For verification of these details see Harlean 1552, Folios 241 and 246, Visitations of Norfolk, 1613, and Harlean Society, Volume 32, page 219. These sources are cited in the article quoted above and have also been independently examined and confirmed by the compilers of these notes.) Book, "Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, VA", Raleigh Travers Green, 1958, Page 80 ARMS OF "PENDLETON" OF NORWICH, ENGLAND. Gules, an inescutcheon, argent, between four escallop shells in saltire. Or. Crest. On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, a demi-dragon, wings inverted, or holding an escallop shell argent. 5.Media: Book Abbrev: Rhodes Family in America Title: The Rhodes Family in America, A Genealogy and History, From 1497 to the Present Day Author: Rhodes, Howard J. Publication: Copyright 1959 by Howard J. Rhodes. Greenwich Book Publishers, 489 Fifth Ave., New York 17, NY. Library of Congress catalog card number: 59-8018 Text: Page 368 Thomas Botts «tab»Thomas Botts (so designated, not the immigrant), b. ca. 1674, d. testate Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia 9 Mar. 1742 at the home of Robert Ashby; will dated 17 Feb. 1741/2, probated 11 May 1742, mentions wife, names sons Thomas, John, Moses, Aaron, Archibald, and Seth, friend Robert Ashby; m. ca. 1697 Elizabeth«tab», b. ca. 1679, d. Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va. 17 Apr. 1751. «tab»The place and date of birth of Thomas Botts, earliest ancestor named in existing family records, has not been ascertained. Traditionally, he was a son of one of two (or three) brothers who came early from England to America. It is believed that he was born in Northampton Co. Va. 1672-76, a son of Thomas Botts, Sr.* A chart made by Ann E. (Botts) Rhodes in 1860 gives her line of descent from Thomas Botts (d. 1742), with notation "Botts from England"; the Rhodes family history (pub. 1893) states that her ancestors "were originally from England." «tab»Thomas Botts was of Richmond, Co. Va. On 22 June 1711, for on that date John O' Rear assigned to Thomas Botts of Richmond Co. a warrant dated 30 Dec. 1710 for land in Stafford Co. On 7 Nov. 1711 Lady Catherine Fairfax, "Sole and only Proprietor of ye Northern Neck of Virginia," granted, "unto ye sd. Thomas Botts One Hundred and Ninety Eight Acres of Land ------on ye head of the branches of ye Middle Run of Chappawamsick in ye County of Stafford -----." Rent Roll, Staf. Co., 1723 - Thomas Botts, 198 acres, paid 48 lbs. of tobacco. Rent Roll (no date-prob. 1743), "Thomas Botts Executors." «tab»Robert Ashby, Sr. and "Elizabeth his wife" received from estate of Thomas Botts at least 120 of the original 198 acres, and on 14 July 1747 sold this 120 acres to Elias Ashby. On 21 Jan. 1755 Elias Ashby and Winifred (Millan), his wife, sold same to Wm. Geerrard. On 9 Mar. 1755 Wm. And Mary Gerrard sold the identical property to Weedon Smith ----land bounded by land of Samuel Bredwell - "land originally granted Thomas Botts by the proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia by their deeds bearing date of thirtieth day of Dec. 1710----."

«tab»*William Sterling obtained a judgment in the sum of 415 lbs. of tobacco and casks against Thomas Botts (agt. for John Hopkins) in Northampton Co. Va. 3 May 1669; also against John Rhodes (agt. for Henry Wallcott) for 2664 lbs. of tobacco and casks 28 Mar. 1670; (The Sterling Gen., Sterling, A.M., 1909, pp. 231). Isaac Botts (killed by Indians in York Co. Me. 1675) and Thomas Rhodes both settled on the Salmon Falls River near Berwick, Me,. bef. 1675; York Co. Maine Deeds, also Bracket Gen., (Bracket, H.I., 1907, pp. 94-95). John Rhodes (wife Martha) settled near Thomas Botts in Stafford Co. Va.; (Overwharton Reg.).

page 370 «tab»Seth Botts and Sabina Bridwell* both mem. Aquia Episcopal Church. Will of Seth Botts, dated 29 Jan. 1763, recorded (O.G.I.) in Stafford Co. Will Book N, p. 323, witn. Robt. Millian, Wm. Bridwell, Moses Bridwell, probated Aug. Court 1776. Will Book N covering yrs. 1767-83 has been lost, but a certified copy of the will of Seth Botts was presented as evidence in the Thornberry vs. Wigginton lawsuit, (Fredericksburg Dist. Court). The copy of this will names wife Sabina, children William Botts, Aaron Botts, Joseph Botts, Joshua Botts, Nancy Botts, Jenny Botts, John Botts, Mary Prince, Elizabeth Botts and Sarah Wigginton; dau. Nancy Botts, named in 6th paragraph, is mistakenly referred to as Mary in 7 paragraph (a copying error). Sabina, widow of Seth Botts, d. intestate Stafford Co. Va. 1785 and her estate was divided equally among William, Aaron, Joseph, John, and orphan children of Joshua Botts (Stafford Co. Deed Book Liber S, p. 218, dated 13 June 1785). «tab»On 10 Jan. 1756 Humphrey Pope of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co.,m Va. Deeded certain household goods and cattle to Seth Botts of same parish and county, consideration twenty pounds; witn. Mary Botts, Sarah Botts; recorded 13 July 1756, (Liber P, p. 107). On 15 Jan. 1756 Humphrey Pope, planter, and Mary his wife deeded 100 acres in Overwharton Parish to "Seth Botts, planter, land granted Robert Ashby (Sr.) in 1741 by Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Va. And sold to Wm. Black, Gent. ----now in possession of Humphrey Pope, consideration 20 pounds"; witn. Mary Botts, Sarah Botts, Elizabeth Botts; recorded 13 July 1756, Henry Tyler, Co. Clerk. Seth Botts and "Sib," his wife, of Overwharton Parish sold 100 acres to James Wigginton on 15 Jan. 1756; witn. Joshua Carney, Robt. Millan, and Wm. Botts, (Liber P, p. 260-1). «tab»Seth Botts was a wealthy and influential Virginia planter and long associated with the prominent families of the Northern Neck of Va.; his five sons were Virginia planters and Kentucky pioneers. All children b. Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va.

«tab»*The earliest record found among desc. of Rev. Jos. Botts, dim with age and written in a flourishing hand, seems to be Labucah or Sabinah (nickname "Libby" or "Sibby") Bridwell. The name is clearly written Sabacah in will of James Wigginton, Sib and Sebina in a deed of Seth Botts to James Wigginton, Lib in published version of Overwharton Parish Register, Sabina in copy of will of Seth Botts, etc. The confusion seems to stem mostly from the similarity of the letters S and L. A study of primary sources leaves no doubt that her name was Sabina. The name Bridwell is identical to Bredwell.

Page 380 «tab»Joseph Botts named in will of his father Seth Botts - "I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Botts one hundred acres of Land out of the parcel of Land bought of Capt. John Lee beginning at a marked white oak on the middle run of Chappawamsic near the mouth of a branch called the school house branch ---- thence to a corner red oak ----- thence along Lee's line on part whereof I have a small plantation ------- " (q.v.). Joseph Botts listed 1785 Stafford Co. Census, (11 in fam.); taxed in Stafford Co. 1783-1798; rem. With family, (except for three older children), to Montgomery Co. Ky. 1798, entered 400 acres of land there 22 Sept. 1798; inventory filed Montgomery Co. Ky. 1815.

Page 383 «tab»John Botts named in will of his father Seth Botts - " I give and bequeath unto my son John Botts ----- (q.v.). On 7 Nov. 1780 John Botts witn. Will of his brother Joshua Botts of Prince William Co. Va.; John Botts listed 1785 census Stafford Co. (7 in fam.); taxed in Stafford Co. 1783 through 1787; rem. Culpepper Co. Va. 1787; rem. With brother William Botts to Limestone Creek (now Maysville, Mason Co., Ky., arriving 1 Nov. 1793, Lucy Botts and children following in fall of 1794; Lucy appointed adm. Estate of John Botts, decd., (Mason Co. April Court 1797); Sureties George Berry, Jr., Eli Metcalf, Richard Botts - appraisers, Henry Putnam, Burgess Mason, Geo. Berry, Sr., Edward Lee (Mason Co. Ky. Court Order Book C, p. 22); inv. Reported June 1797 (Will Book A, p. 270). Lucy Botts appointed guardian of Lucy, Rowland, John, Joseph, and William, orphan children of John Botts - Sureties, George W. Botts, Joshua Botts, Rowland T. Parker (June Court 1802); Miles W. Conway, Winslow Parker, Edward Alee, and Joseph Williams appointed commissioners to settle accounts, divide estate, allot widow's dower, and division made to Richard Botts, Jane Campbell, Milly Sherrill, Joshua Botts - balance kept intact for five infant children (Will Book B, p. 188). «tab»John Botts m. ca. 1774 Lucy Gaines, b. Culpeper Co. Va. 1756, d. Boone Co. Ky. 1826, dau. Of Richard and Ann (Cornelius) Gaines* of Culpeper Co. Va.; she m. (2nd) Josephus Waters of Boone Co. Ky. Josephus Waters gave bill of sale to Joseph Botts on 21 May 1816; acknowledged marriage to Lucy, widow of John Botts; turned property over to Joseph Botts, requesting he care for his mother should he (Josephus) die first; (Boone Co. Deed Book A, p. 385). «tab»A letter dated 4 July 1806 from George W. Botts to his brother Seth (then res. In Va.) states that "Aunt Lucy has moved to neighborhood near Germantown in Bracken Co. (Ky.) on some land she bought last spring." All of the family except Richard, Jane, and Milly, had rem. to Boone Co. Ky. by 1811; res. near Gainesville (now Idlewild) and Bullittsburg Baptist Church. The seven oldest children of John and Lucy Botts were born in Stafford Co. Va., three youngest in Culpeper Co. Va.

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«tab»«tab»WILL OF RICHARD GAINES

«tab»I, Richard Gaines, being now of perfect memory and sound mind, do make this my last Will and Testament, revoking all others this 27th day of July in the year of one thousand eight hundred and two in manner and form following, to wit:

«tab»1st. It is my desire that my just debts be punctually paid.

«tab»2nd. I leave unto my loving wife one Negro man call'd Steven and one Negro Woman call'd Rachel, two work horses, two feather beds and furniture, also two hundred dollars for the purpose of laying in the necessary cattle, Household and Kitchen furniture, and farming implements (sic) during her natural life. «tab» «tab»3rd. I leave unto my Grand son Travis Gaines one hundred Dollars for the purpose of his Education which same I request may be under the direction of my son Banjamin, but if the said Travis should not live until the sum above mentioned shall be expended for the purpose aforesaid that the balance shall be equally divided amongst my lawful heirs.

«tab»4th. It is my desire that the residue of my Estate shall be proportioned amongst my Children, having reference to the sums affix'd to each of their names, which sums have received prior to this date, so as for each to have an equal dividend (to wit): «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab» «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab» Pounds «tab»«tab»William Gaines«tab»35 «tab»«tab»Lucy Botts«tab»«tab»50 - 10 «tab»«tab»Rowland Gaines«tab»21 - 10 «tab»«tab»Gemima Speak«tab»21 - 10 «tab»«tab»Benjamin Gaines«tab»20 - 15 «tab»«tab»Nathaniel Gaines«tab»24 - 8 «tab»«tab»James Gaines«tab»«tab»28 «tab»«tab»Judith Chancellor«tab»38 - 17 «tab»«tab»Ann Crigler«tab»«tab»29 - 19 «tab»«tab»John Cook Gaines«tab»30 «tab»«tab»Elizabeth Thomas«tab»33

«tab»5th. I constitute and appoint my loving wife Gemima Executrix my Sons William Gaines Rowland Gaines and Benjamin Gaines Executors to this Will. «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Richard Gaines (LS) «tab»Wit: John S. Slaughter «tab» William B. Yates «tab» Charles C. Robinson

«tab»Codicil: In addition to the foregoing I appoint my friend John S. Slaughter an additional Executor of this my last Will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of December 1804. «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Richard Gaines (LS) «tab»Wit: Wm. Slaughter «tab» Nathaniel Stewart «tab» John Jasper

At a Court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of Feb. 1805. «tab»This last Will and Testament of Richard Gaines dec'd. together with the addition for another Executor was Exhibited to Court proved and ordered recorded and on the motion of William Gaines one of the Executor's therein named Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. He having made oath thereto and given bond and security according to Law. «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Teste John Jameson Clk.

Culpeper Co. Va. Will Book E, p. 63. Will dated 27 July, 1802, Codicil 14 Dec. 1804, Probated 18 Feb., 1805.

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«tab»«tab»WILL OF WILLIAM GAINES

«tab»Undated. Proved July 18, 1796, Culpeper County, Va. Will Book D, p. 180. «tab» «tab»In the name of God Amen, I William Gaines of the County of Culpeper being now sick but in perfect memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following to wit, I resign my soul to almighty God who gave it me and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Children and friends and the small remains of my wordly Goods and Estate I bestow in the following manner Imps. «tab» «tab»Item. I lend the remaining part of my land to my Daughter Isabella Brown it includes my house in which I now live in and by Estimation Eighty six acres during her life at her death I give it to her daughter Lucy and her heirs forever.

«tab»Item. I give my horse to my granddaughter Elizabeth Brown.

«tab»Item. I give my household furniture without mention (sic) particularly any article to my daughter Isabella Brown.

«tab»Item. I give my son Philip my saddle and wearing cloths.

«tab»Item. I give one cow and calf to my Granddaughter Ann Brown.

«tab»Item. My debts due me I leave in the first place to satisfy any just demands against me and the balance to the remaining part of my children, Richard, Henry, Ben, Robert, Thomas, James, and Ann Steenbergen to be Equally divided this being my last will and Testament and revoke any former Will by me made. I leave my son Ben Gaines my Executor. In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»(Signed) William Gaines Witnessed: Henry Scott (mark) Frances Botts

At a court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of July 1796.

«tab»This Last Will and Testament of William Gaines dec'd. was exhibited to the Court, and was proved by the oaths of Henry Scott and Frances Botts witness's thereto and ordered to be recorded. «tab» «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Teste John Jameson C1: Cur:

Page 405 «tab»Deacon Bullittsburg Baptist Church for more than 50 years; will dated 7 Oct. 1861, probated 19 May 1862, witn. A.F. Rouse, Nath. Carpenter, N.S. Walton, and John W. Walton, names wife Nancy, son Joseph G. Botts, (only living child), gr. Daus. Amanda and Polly Ann Mitchell, Nancy Botts relinquished dower right (Will Book H, p.15); m. (1st) Boone Co. Ky. 26 Feb. 1807 Lucy Muhlenberg Terrill, b. Va. 16 Aug. 1783, d. "Hillcrest," Idlewild, Ky. 5 Apr. 1836, dau. Of Edmund and Margaret (Willis) Terrill of Culpeper Co. Va.; m. (2nd) Mrs. Ann ("Nancy") Mitchell, b. Va. 1799/1800, a widow. Rowland and Lucy Botts and William Willis, all of Burlington, Ky., deeded land in Culpeper Co. Va. To Isaac Willis in 1816 (Culpeper Co. Deeds). Margaret Willis was a dau. Of John Willis of Orange Co. Va. All children (1st. m.), b. "Hillcrest," near Idlewild, Ky.

Page 407 Lucy Botts and "Jack" Smith Campbell. They res. near Germantown, Bracken Co., Ky. in 1810; rem. Boone Co. Ky. 1812 and settled one mile from Burlington (near Gainesville, now Idlewild), Ky.; both bur. in family burial plot on their farm. Mills Wilkes, served in War of 1812 from 17 Aug. 1812 to 4 Mar. 1813, Cpl. Six months in Uriel Sebree's Co. of Inf., Scott's 1st Regt. of Ky. Vol. Militia; severely wounded in the Battle of Frenchtown, (River Raisin Massacre). Indians later attacked the camp where he was convalescing, and killed many of the injured, including a soldier next to him. With the aid of a friendly Indian he escaped to Ft. Malden at the mouth of Detroit River, and was eventually returned to Ky. in a carriage. His serious injuries resulted in much suffering the rest of his life. On 15 Apr. 1855 their house and all contents was consumed by fire. In June 1865, Mills and Lucy Wilkes were driving into Burlington with their eight-year old grandson, Samuel Haywood Wilkes. Their horse became frightened while crossing a stream, and backing off the bridge upset them into the water. Lucy was killed instantly.

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Page 409 «tab»Joseph Botts and Sabra Wilkes. Both bur. with many of their descendants at St. Marys Cem., St Marys, Ill. The History of Hancock Co. Ill., p. 581-3, states that "Joseph Wilkes, b. Va., father of Sabra Wilkes was a Rev. War hero (an exaggerated statement) and died in Ky. at an advanced age." «tab»Joseph Botts was four and a half years of age when his family settled in Limestone Creek (now Maysville), Mason Co., Ky. John, father of Joseph, d. in Mason Co. in 1796. In the summer of 1805 the family rem. to Bracken Co. (near Germantown), Ky. and shortly afterward to Gainesville (now Idlewild), Boone Co., Ky. Joseph res. in Mason Co. Ky. during the summer of 1810 (appears in 1810 census there), and rem. to vicinity of Idlewild (near Bullittsburg Baptist Church), Boone Co. Ky. in the fall of 1810. In Dec. of 1817 Joseph Botts joined the Bullittsburg Baptist Church and began to study for the ministry under Rev. Absalom Graves; Deacon from 2 July 1826; licensed as a minister in Dec. 1829. Elder Joseph Botts was ordained at the East Bend Church on the first Sunday in Oct. 1833 and served the Bullittsburg and neighboring churches until he rem. to Hancock Co. Ill. in the fall of 1836. See reference to deed of Josephus Waters under John Botts (#16). Joseph Botts was one of the founders of the village of St. Marys, Ill. and organized the St. Marys Baptist Church; aided in the organization of 40 Baptist Churches; active minister for 50 years. All children, except Sidney, b. on the farm of Joseph and Sabra (Wilkes) Botts near Idlewild, Boone Co., Ky.

Page 411 «tab»William Botts served as Pvt. War of 1812 in Capt. Jeremiah Marston's (Marsten's) Co., later in Capt. Arthur Mitchell's Co., 3rd Regt. Ky. Vol., commanded by Col. John Poque; (volunteered in Mason Co. Ky. 28 Aug 1813, discharged Maysville, Ky. 2 Nov. 1813). In 1820 William Botts owned land in Boone Co. Ky.; rem. Howard Co. Mo. ca. 1825; County Judge, Howard Co. Mo. 1838 through 1851; made application for bounty lands on 7 Nov. 1850 (Wt. 5378-40 issued 2 May 1851), Joseph Carey, J.P. and A.J. Herndon, (Clerk, Howard Co. Mo.), certified. On 6 Apr. 1855, Catherine Botts ("aged abt. 62 years.") applied for bounty lands; deposed she m. William Botts in Boone Co. Ky. 4 May 1817, her name before marriage was Catherine Rogers, her husband died Howard Co. Mo. 26 Dec. 1853; Lewis and Parmelia Crigler* deposed well acquainted with William and Catherine Botts for 35 years; Granville Botts, Sanford J. Preston, J.P. attested; (Wt. 26 280-55 for 120 acres).

Page 417 «tab»John Minor Botts bur. Shockoe Hill Cem., Richmond; practiced law 1820-26; served in Va. Legislature 1833-39; elected to Congress 1839 and served until 1849; prominent mem. Whig. and American Parties; proposed as candidate for Pres. In 1859; determined opponent of secession; outstanding neutral during the Civil War, protected by both Union and Confederate Armies; author of The Great Rebellion, Its Secret History, Rise, Progress and Disastrous Failure, and other works; one of those who went bail for Jefferson Davis; patron of turf, bred Johanna, Revenue and other horses of note; res. Richmond, Va. Until Jan. 1863, when he rem. to "Auburn," Culpeper Co., Va.; refused appointment as U.S. Senator from Va. On 7 Jan. 1864. A full length oil painting of John M. Botts is owned by John M.B. Lewis, Jr. of Bluefield, W. Va., (portrait reproduced in Richmond Portraits, by Valentine Museum 1949). He m. Richmond, Va. 11 May 1822 Mart Whiting Blair, dau. Of Archibald and Mary (Whiting) Blair; (Archibald Blair, d. 7 Oct. 1824, ae. 71 y., was Clerk of the Council and Clerk of the Committee of Safety during the Revolution). All children born Henrico Co. Va. Repository: Name: copy in poss of Jill Rigg Johnson

Page: p. 383 Quality: 3 6.Media: Book Abbrev: Our Gaines Family in America Title: Our Gaines Family in America from Wales to Virginia to South Carolina, Georgia and Texas, 1641-2002 Author: Thomas B. and Lorene Taylor Gaines Repository: Name: Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA 7.Media: Book Abbrev: History of the Gaines Family Title: One Line from 1620 to the Present Time, 1918 Author: Lewis Pendleton Gaines Publication: Brazelton-Wallis Printing Company, Inc., Rome, Georgia 1973, see file for copied pages Repository: Name: Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA 8.Media: Book Abbrev: Compilation of Gaines Family Data Title: A Compilation of Gaines Family Data with Special Empahsis on the Lineage of William and Isabella (Pendleton) Gaines Author: Calvin E. Sutherd Publication: June 1969, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Contains photos of Brecon, early history of Games in Wales, and early history of Gaines in Virgina. Appears to be very well-researched. Repository: Name: Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA 9.Media: Book Abbrev: Rhodes Family in America Title: The Rhodes Family in America, A Genealogy and History, From 1497 to the Present Day Author: Rhodes, Howard J. Publication: Copyright 1959 by Howard J. Rhodes. Greenwich Book Publishers, 489 Fifth Ave., New York 17, NY. Library of Congress catalog card number: 59-8018 Text: Page 368 Thomas Botts «tab»Thomas Botts (so designated, not the immigrant), b. ca. 1674, d. testate Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia 9 Mar. 1742 at the home of Robert Ashby; will dated 17 Feb. 1741/2, probated 11 May 1742, mentions wife, names sons Thomas, John, Moses, Aaron, Archibald, and Seth, friend Robert Ashby; m. ca. 1697 Elizabeth«tab», b. ca. 1679, d. Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va. 17 Apr. 1751. «tab»The place and date of birth of Thomas Botts, earliest ancestor named in existing family records, has not been ascertained. Traditionally, he was a son of one of two (or three) brothers who came early from England to America. It is believed that he was born in Northampton Co. Va. 1672-76, a son of Thomas Botts, Sr.* A chart made by Ann E. (Botts) Rhodes in 1860 gives her line of descent from Thomas Botts (d. 1742), with notation "Botts from England"; the Rhodes family history (pub. 1893) states that her ancestors "were originally from England." «tab»Thomas Botts was of Richmond, Co. Va. On 22 June 1711, for on that date John O' Rear assigned to Thomas Botts of Richmond Co. a warrant dated 30 Dec. 1710 for land in Stafford Co. On 7 Nov. 1711 Lady Catherine Fairfax, "Sole and only Proprietor of ye Northern Neck of Virginia," granted, "unto ye sd. Thomas Botts One Hundred and Ninety Eight Acres of Land ------on ye head of the branches of ye Middle Run of Chappawamsick in ye County of Stafford -----." Rent Roll, Staf. Co., 1723 - Thomas Botts, 198 acres, paid 48 lbs. of tobacco. Rent Roll (no date-prob. 1743), "Thomas Botts Executors." «tab»Robert Ashby, Sr. and "Elizabeth his wife" received from estate of Thomas Botts at least 120 of the original 198 acres, and on 14 July 1747 sold this 120 acres to Elias Ashby. On 21 Jan. 1755 Elias Ashby and Winifred (Millan), his wife, sold same to Wm. Geerrard. On 9 Mar. 1755 Wm. And Mary Gerrard sold the identical property to Weedon Smith ----land bounded by land of Samuel Bredwell - "land originally granted Thomas Botts by the proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia by their deeds bearing date of thirtieth day of Dec. 1710----."

«tab»*William Sterling obtained a judgment in the sum of 415 lbs. of tobacco and casks against Thomas Botts (agt. for John Hopkins) in Northampton Co. Va. 3 May 1669; also against John Rhodes (agt. for Henry Wallcott) for 2664 lbs. of tobacco and casks 28 Mar. 1670; (The Sterling Gen., Sterling, A.M., 1909, pp. 231). Isaac Botts (killed by Indians in York Co. Me. 1675) and Thomas Rhodes both settled on the Salmon Falls River near Berwick, Me,. bef. 1675; York Co. Maine Deeds, also Bracket Gen., (Bracket, H.I., 1907, pp. 94-95). John Rhodes (wife Martha) settled near Thomas Botts in Stafford Co. Va.; (Overwharton Reg.).

page 370 «tab»Seth Botts and Sabina Bridwell* both mem. Aquia Episcopal Church. Will of Seth Botts, dated 29 Jan. 1763, recorded (O.G.I.) in Stafford Co. Will Book N, p. 323, witn. Robt. Millian, Wm. Bridwell, Moses Bridwell, probated Aug. Court 1776. Will Book N covering yrs. 1767-83 has been lost, but a certified copy of the will of Seth Botts was presented as evidence in the Thornberry vs. Wigginton lawsuit, (Fredericksburg Dist. Court). The copy of this will names wife Sabina, children William Botts, Aaron Botts, Joseph Botts, Joshua Botts, Nancy Botts, Jenny Botts, John Botts, Mary Prince, Elizabeth Botts and Sarah Wigginton; dau. Nancy Botts, named in 6th paragraph, is mistakenly referred to as Mary in 7 paragraph (a copying error). Sabina, widow of Seth Botts, d. intestate Stafford Co. Va. 1785 and her estate was divided equally among William, Aaron, Joseph, John, and orphan children of Joshua Botts (Stafford Co. Deed Book Liber S, p. 218, dated 13 June 1785). «tab»On 10 Jan. 1756 Humphrey Pope of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co.,m Va. Deeded certain household goods and cattle to Seth Botts of same parish and county, consideration twenty pounds; witn. Mary Botts, Sarah Botts; recorded 13 July 1756, (Liber P, p. 107). On 15 Jan. 1756 Humphrey Pope, planter, and Mary his wife deeded 100 acres in Overwharton Parish to "Seth Botts, planter, land granted Robert Ashby (Sr.) in 1741 by Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Va. And sold to Wm. Black, Gent. ----now in possession of Humphrey Pope, consideration 20 pounds"; witn. Mary Botts, Sarah Botts, Elizabeth Botts; recorded 13 July 1756, Henry Tyler, Co. Clerk. Seth Botts and "Sib," his wife, of Overwharton Parish sold 100 acres to James Wigginton on 15 Jan. 1756; witn. Joshua Carney, Robt. Millan, and Wm. Botts, (Liber P, p. 260-1). «tab»Seth Botts was a wealthy and influential Virginia planter and long associated with the prominent families of the Northern Neck of Va.; his five sons were Virginia planters and Kentucky pioneers. All children b. Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va.

«tab»*The earliest record found among desc. of Rev. Jos. Botts, dim with age and written in a flourishing hand, seems to be Labucah or Sabinah (nickname "Libby" or "Sibby") Bridwell. The name is clearly written Sabacah in will of James Wigginton, Sib and Sebina in a deed of Seth Botts to James Wigginton, Lib in published version of Overwharton Parish Register, Sabina in copy of will of Seth Botts, etc. The confusion seems to stem mostly from the similarity of the letters S and L. A study of primary sources leaves no doubt that her name was Sabina. The name Bridwell is identical to Bredwell.

Page 380 «tab»Joseph Botts named in will of his father Seth Botts - "I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Botts one hundred acres of Land out of the parcel of Land bought of Capt. John Lee beginning at a marked white oak on the middle run of Chappawamsic near the mouth of a branch called the school house branch ---- thence to a corner red oak ----- thence along Lee's line on part whereof I have a small plantation ------- " (q.v.). Joseph Botts listed 1785 Stafford Co. Census, (11 in fam.); taxed in Stafford Co. 1783-1798; rem. With family, (except for three older children), to Montgomery Co. Ky. 1798, entered 400 acres of land there 22 Sept. 1798; inventory filed Montgomery Co. Ky. 1815.

Page 383 «tab»John Botts named in will of his father Seth Botts - " I give and bequeath unto my son John Botts ----- (q.v.). On 7 Nov. 1780 John Botts witn. Will of his brother Joshua Botts of Prince William Co. Va.; John Botts listed 1785 census Stafford Co. (7 in fam.); taxed in Stafford Co. 1783 through 1787; rem. Culpepper Co. Va. 1787; rem. With brother William Botts to Limestone Creek (now Maysville, Mason Co., Ky., arriving 1 Nov. 1793, Lucy Botts and children following in fall of 1794; Lucy appointed adm. Estate of John Botts, decd., (Mason Co. April Court 1797); Sureties George Berry, Jr., Eli Metcalf, Richard Botts - appraisers, Henry Putnam, Burgess Mason, Geo. Berry, Sr., Edward Lee (Mason Co. Ky. Court Order Book C, p. 22); inv. Reported June 1797 (Will Book A, p. 270). Lucy Botts appointed guardian of Lucy, Rowland, John, Joseph, and William, orphan children of John Botts - Sureties, George W. Botts, Joshua Botts, Rowland T. Parker (June Court 1802); Miles W. Conway, Winslow Parker, Edward Alee, and Joseph Williams appointed commissioners to settle accounts, divide estate, allot widow's dower, and division made to Richard Botts, Jane Campbell, Milly Sherrill, Joshua Botts - balance kept intact for five infant children (Will Book B, p. 188). «tab»John Botts m. ca. 1774 Lucy Gaines, b. Culpeper Co. Va. 1756, d. Boone Co. Ky. 1826, dau. Of Richard and Ann (Cornelius) Gaines* of Culpeper Co. Va.; she m. (2nd) Josephus Waters of Boone Co. Ky. Josephus Waters gave bill of sale to Joseph Botts on 21 May 1816; acknowledged marriage to Lucy, widow of John Botts; turned property over to Joseph Botts, requesting he care for his mother should he (Josephus) die first; (Boone Co. Deed Book A, p. 385). «tab»A letter dated 4 July 1806 from George W. Botts to his brother Seth (then res. In Va.) states that "Aunt Lucy has moved to neighborhood near Germantown in Bracken Co. (Ky.) on some land she bought last spring." All of the family except Richard, Jane, and Milly, had rem. to Boone Co. Ky. by 1811; res. near Gainesville (now Idlewild) and Bullittsburg Baptist Church. The seven oldest children of John and Lucy Botts were born in Stafford Co. Va., three youngest in Culpeper Co. Va.

Page 386

«tab»«tab»WILL OF RICHARD GAINES

«tab»I, Richard Gaines, being now of perfect memory and sound mind, do make this my last Will and Testament, revoking all others this 27th day of July in the year of one thousand eight hundred and two in manner and form following, to wit:

«tab»1st. It is my desire that my just debts be punctually paid.

«tab»2nd. I leave unto my loving wife one Negro man call'd Steven and one Negro Woman call'd Rachel, two work horses, two feather beds and furniture, also two hundred dollars for the purpose of laying in the necessary cattle, Household and Kitchen furniture, and farming implements (sic) during her natural life. «tab» «tab»3rd. I leave unto my Grand son Travis Gaines one hundred Dollars for the purpose of his Education which same I request may be under the direction of my son Banjamin, but if the said Travis should not live until the sum above mentioned shall be expended for the purpose aforesaid that the balance shall be equally divided amongst my lawful heirs.

«tab»4th. It is my desire that the residue of my Estate shall be proportioned amongst my Children, having reference to the sums affix'd to each of their names, which sums have received prior to this date, so as for each to have an equal dividend (to wit): «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab» «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab» Pounds «tab»«tab»William Gaines«tab»35 «tab»«tab»Lucy Botts«tab»«tab»50 - 10 «tab»«tab»Rowland Gaines«tab»21 - 10 «tab»«tab»Gemima Speak«tab»21 - 10 «tab»«tab»Benjamin Gaines«tab»20 - 15 «tab»«tab»Nathaniel Gaines«tab»24 - 8 «tab»«tab»James Gaines«tab»«tab»28 «tab»«tab»Judith Chancellor«tab»38 - 17 «tab»«tab»Ann Crigler«tab»«tab»29 - 19 «tab»«tab»John Cook Gaines«tab»30 «tab»«tab»Elizabeth Thomas«tab»33

«tab»5th. I constitute and appoint my loving wife Gemima Executrix my Sons William Gaines Rowland Gaines and Benjamin Gaines Executors to this Will. «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Richard Gaines (LS) «tab»Wit: John S. Slaughter «tab» William B. Yates «tab» Charles C. Robinson

«tab»Codicil: In addition to the foregoing I appoint my friend John S. Slaughter an additional Executor of this my last Will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of December 1804. «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Richard Gaines (LS) «tab»Wit: Wm. Slaughter «tab» Nathaniel Stewart «tab» John Jasper

At a Court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of Feb. 1805. «tab»This last Will and Testament of Richard Gaines dec'd. together with the addition for another Executor was Exhibited to Court proved and ordered recorded and on the motion of William Gaines one of the Executor's therein named Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. He having made oath thereto and given bond and security according to Law. «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Teste John Jameson Clk.

Culpeper Co. Va. Will Book E, p. 63. Will dated 27 July, 1802, Codicil 14 Dec. 1804, Probated 18 Feb., 1805.

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«tab»«tab»WILL OF WILLIAM GAINES

«tab»Undated. Proved July 18, 1796, Culpeper County, Va. Will Book D, p. 180. «tab» «tab»In the name of God Amen, I William Gaines of the County of Culpeper being now sick but in perfect memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following to wit, I resign my soul to almighty God who gave it me and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Children and friends and the small remains of my wordly Goods and Estate I bestow in the following manner Imps. «tab» «tab»Item. I lend the remaining part of my land to my Daughter Isabella Brown it includes my house in which I now live in and by Estimation Eighty six acres during her life at her death I give it to her daughter Lucy and her heirs forever.

«tab»Item. I give my horse to my granddaughter Elizabeth Brown.

«tab»Item. I give my household furniture without mention (sic) particularly any article to my daughter Isabella Brown.

«tab»Item. I give my son Philip my saddle and wearing cloths.

«tab»Item. I give one cow and calf to my Granddaughter Ann Brown.

«tab»Item. My debts due me I leave in the first place to satisfy any just demands against me and the balance to the remaining part of my children, Richard, Henry, Ben, Robert, Thomas, James, and Ann Steenbergen to be Equally divided this being my last will and Testament and revoke any former Will by me made. I leave my son Ben Gaines my Executor. In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»(Signed) William Gaines Witnessed: Henry Scott (mark) Frances Botts

At a court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of July 1796.

«tab»This Last Will and Testament of William Gaines dec'd. was exhibited to the Court, and was proved by the oaths of Henry Scott and Frances Botts witness's thereto and ordered to be recorded. «tab» «tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Teste John Jameson C1: Cur:

Page 405 «tab»Deacon Bullittsburg Baptist Church for more than 50 years; will dated 7 Oct. 1861, probated 19 May 1862, witn. A.F. Rouse, Nath. Carpenter, N.S. Walton, and John W. Walton, names wife Nancy, son Joseph G. Botts, (only living child), gr. Daus. Amanda and Polly Ann Mitchell, Nancy Botts relinquished dower right (Will Book H, p.15); m. (1st) Boone Co. Ky. 26 Feb. 1807 Lucy Muhlenberg Terrill, b. Va. 16 Aug. 1783, d. "Hillcrest," Idlewild, Ky. 5 Apr. 1836, dau. Of Edmund and Margaret (Willis) Terrill of Culpeper Co. Va.; m. (2nd) Mrs. Ann ("Nancy") Mitchell, b. Va. 1799/1800, a widow. Rowland and Lucy Botts and William Willis, all of Burlington, Ky., deeded land in Culpeper Co. Va. To Isaac Willis in 1816 (Culpeper Co. Deeds). Margaret Willis was a dau. Of John Willis of Orange Co. Va. All children (1st. m.), b. "Hillcrest," near Idlewild, Ky.

Page 407 Lucy Botts and "Jack" Smith Campbell. They res. near Germantown, Bracken Co., Ky. in 1810; rem. Boone Co. Ky. 1812 and settled one mile from Burlington (near Gainesville, now Idlewild), Ky.; both bur. in family burial plot on their farm. Mills Wilkes, served in War of 1812 from 17 Aug. 1812 to 4 Mar. 1813, Cpl. Six months in Uriel Sebree's Co. of Inf., Scott's 1st Regt. of Ky. Vol. Militia; severely wounded in the Battle of Frenchtown, (River Raisin Massacre). Indians later attacked the camp where he was convalescing, and killed many of the injured, including a soldier next to him. With the aid of a friendly Indian he escaped to Ft. Malden at the mouth of Detroit River, and was eventually returned to Ky. in a carriage. His serious injuries resulted in much suffering the rest of his life. On 15 Apr. 1855 their house and all contents was consumed by fire. In June 1865, Mills and Lucy Wilkes were driving into Burlington with their eight-year old grandson, Samuel Haywood Wilkes. Their horse became frightened while crossing a stream, and backing off the bridge upset them into the water. Lucy was killed instantly.

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Page 409 «tab»Joseph Botts and Sabra Wilkes. Both bur. with many of their descendants at St. Marys Cem., St Marys, Ill. The History of Hancock Co. Ill., p. 581-3, states that "Joseph Wilkes, b. Va., father of Sabra Wilkes was a Rev. War hero (an exaggerated statement) and died in Ky. at an advanced age." «tab»Joseph Botts was four and a half years of age when his family settled in Limestone Creek (now Maysville), Mason Co., Ky. John, father of Joseph, d. in Mason Co. in 1796. In the summer of 1805 the family rem. to Bracken Co. (near Germantown), Ky. and shortly afterward to Gainesville (now Idlewild), Boone Co., Ky. Joseph res. in Mason Co. Ky. during the summer of 1810 (appears in 1810 census there), and rem. to vicinity of Idlewild (near Bullittsburg Baptist Church), Boone Co. Ky. in the fall of 1810. In Dec. of 1817 Joseph Botts joined the Bullittsburg Baptist Church and began to study for the ministry under Rev. Absalom Graves; Deacon from 2 July 1826; licensed as a minister in Dec. 1829. Elder Joseph Botts was ordained at the East Bend Church on the first Sunday in Oct. 1833 and served the Bullittsburg and neighboring churches until he rem. to Hancock Co. Ill. in the fall of 1836. See reference to deed of Josephus Waters under John Botts (#16). Joseph Botts was one of the founders of the village of St. Marys, Ill. and organized the St. Marys Baptist Church; aided in the organization of 40 Baptist Churches; active minister for 50 years. All children, except Sidney, b. on the farm of Joseph and Sabra (Wilkes) Botts near Idlewild, Boone Co., Ky.

Page 411 «tab»William Botts served as Pvt. War of 1812 in Capt. Jeremiah Marston's (Marsten's) Co., later in Capt. Arthur Mitchell's Co., 3rd Regt. Ky. Vol., commanded by Col. John Poque; (volunteered in Mason Co. Ky. 28 Aug 1813, discharged Maysville, Ky. 2 Nov. 1813). In 1820 William Botts owned land in Boone Co. Ky.; rem. Howard Co. Mo. ca. 1825; County Judge, Howard Co. Mo. 1838 through 1851; made application for bounty lands on 7 Nov. 1850 (Wt. 5378-40 issued 2 May 1851), Joseph Carey, J.P. and A.J. Herndon, (Clerk, Howard Co. Mo.), certified. On 6 Apr. 1855, Catherine Botts ("aged abt. 62 years.") applied for bounty lands; deposed she m. William Botts in Boone Co. Ky. 4 May 1817, her name before marriage was Catherine Rogers, her husband died Howard Co. Mo. 26 Dec. 1853; Lewis and Parmelia Crigler* deposed well acquainted with William and Catherine Botts for 35 years; Granville Botts, Sanford J. Preston, J.P. attested; (Wt. 26 280-55 for 120 acres).

Page 417 «tab»John Minor Botts bur. Shockoe Hill Cem., Richmond; practiced law 1820-26; served in Va. Legislature 1833-39; elected to Congress 1839 and served until 1849; prominent mem. Whig. and American Parties; proposed as candidate for Pres. In 1859; determined opponent of secession; outstanding neutral during the Civil War, protected by both Union and Confederate Armies; author of The Great Rebellion, Its Secret History, Rise, Progress and Disastrous Failure, and other works; one of those who went bail for Jefferson Davis; patron of turf, bred Johanna, Revenue and other horses of note; res. Richmond, Va. Until Jan. 1863, when he rem. to "Auburn," Culpeper Co., Va.; refused appointment as U.S. Senator from Va. On 7 Jan. 1864. A full length oil painting of John M. Botts is owned by John M.B. Lewis, Jr. of Bluefield, W. Va., (portrait reproduced in Richmond Portraits, by Valentine Museum 1949). He m. Richmond, Va. 11 May 1822 Mart Whiting Blair, dau. Of Archibald and Mary (Whiting) Blair; (Archibald Blair, d. 7 Oct. 1824, ae. 71 y., was Clerk of the Council and Clerk of the Committee of Safety during the Revolution). All children born Henrico Co. Va. Repository: Name: copy in poss of Jill Rigg Johnson

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From George Cassady on rootsweb:

Letter from William Pendleton Gaines of Austin TX, (a great-great-grandson of James and Mary (Pendleton) Gaines, dated 12-Jun-1892, to Albert Winston Gaines (1855-1916), of Chattanooga TN, states that at, " . . an early date two of the Gaines brothers married two sisters by the name of Pendleton - relatives of Edmund Pendleton, of Caroline County . . Do not know the full names - my father has often told me of this marriage, but he could not give the Christian names . . " This letter is in the possession of John A. Kelly of Haverford PA

Judge Edmund Pendleton wrote in his Family Chronicle of 1792, " . . Isabella, daughter of Henry (Pendleton), was married to William Gaines by whom she had many children and died long ago . ." found in, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 39, page 277-278 AND in Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, page 176, accessed on CD# 187, Family Tree Maker, Virginia Genealogies #3, 1600's-1800's - The Genealogies of Virginia Families - The Family of Benjamin Gaines Botts

Sources: 1.Title: Genealogies of Virginia Families Publication: Name: From, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine; Repository: Name: may be accessed on CD# 187, Family Tree Maker, Virginia Genealogies #3

Note: Source Medium: Magazine

copy is in my Gaines files

Page: Volume I: The Family of Benjamin Gaines Botts 2.Title: Ancestral File Publication: Location: Church of Latter Day Saints; Family History Dept,;50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City UT; Note: Source Medium: Electronic Source Quality: fair 3.Author: Family Tree Maker/Genealogy.com Title: World Family Tree Publication: Name: Broderbund; Note: Source Medium: Family Archive CD Source Quality: average

Page: Archive CD # 34, Tree # 574, gedcom file 'Gaines_v34t0574.ged - 'Gaines, Shelton, Smith of IL, VA, 613-1999' 4.Title: Electronic Communication, Private Family Files Note: Source Medium: Electronic Source Quality: poor

Page: Descendents of Sir John Gaines (1559-1696), found at http://www.chuckspeed.com/waggener/gaines.ged/d1.htm on 10-Mar-2003 5.Title: Genealogies of Virginia Families Publication: Name: From, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine; Repository: Name: may be accessed on CD# 187, Family Tree Maker, Virginia Genealogies #3

Note: Source Medium: Magazine

copy is in my Gaines files

Page: Volume I: The Family of Benjamin Gaines Botts, by George W. Glass 6.Title: Will Book D, Culpeper Coujnty VA Note: Source Medium: Civil Registry Source Quality: good

Page: page 180 7.Title: Electronic Communication, Private Family Files Note: Source Medium: Electronic Source Quality: poor

Text: John Gaines, jhgaines@aol.com - Ancestry World Tree Project - the John H. Gaines Family (33,585 entries as of 06-Jun-2003) 8.Title: Manuscript (Letter) Note: Source Medium: Letter Source Quality: good

Page: Handwritten document, in the Gaines file at the Orange County Virginia Historical Society 9.Author: Clayton Torrence Title: Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800 Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1001 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202; Repository: Name: Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 65-29031

Note: Source Medium: Book Source Quality: good

Text: William Gains, Culpeper County, Inventory, recorded 1779

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William Gaines's Timeline

1705
March 13, 1705
King and Queen Co, Virginia
1730
1730
Age 24
Culpeper Co, VA
1732
1732
Age 26
Culpeper Co, VA
1733
1733
Age 27
King and Queen Co, VA
1735
1735
Age 29
1738
January 1738
Age 32
Hanover, Virginia
1740
1740
Age 34
Culpeper Co, VA
1742
1742
Age 36
Culpeper Co, VA
1742
Age 36
Culpepper, VA
1746
1746
Age 40