Gaines Family Part 3
to of i is I have resulted from the destruction destruction Of records, it is proposed to hold a convention of the Gaines family at St. Louis on the 28th of September in the Virginia building. From records in the Land Office Office of Virginia and the State Library which contained the history history of colonial and Revolutionary Revolutionary times, with copies of wills, deeds, court orders and land grants, we find that six members of the Gaines family had located in the colony prior to 1050; Savage Genealogical Dictionary mentions Henry Gaines, freeman, Lynn, Mass., Oct. 14th, 1G39; also Samuel Gaines, who married Ann Wright, April 7th, 1607; moved to Hatfield, Conn.; Ham-mott Ham-mott Ham-mott papers, 3 Vol. page 117; Rev. Gaines had a share in Plant Island, Newberry, Mass., 1G44; he married Mary Treadwell and had eight children; died 1G88, hence the New England Gaines. have been upon such terms of familiarity with the King; and it must be observed that Llewelyn was the name by which he was known in that army." The family name in Great Britain has undergone various changes, having been written at different times and places Gam, Gams, Games, Gaynes, Gamme, Gane and Gaines. Theophilus Jones, in his history of Brecknockshire gives the genealogy genealogy of the family and many valuable facts concerning it. Jones gives the genealogy, not only after the surname was assumed, assumed, but traces the line of descent back to the sixth century. David Gam had four brothers, Roger, Griffith, Richard and William, William, and a sister, Helen. David Gam was the son of Llewelyn, a man who was widely known and highly regarded in Wales, and he entered the military military service of the King as Green's army. At Braddock's defeat, two Gaines' were killed. In the war of 1812 and subsequent Indian wars, General Edmund Pendleton Gaines rendered distinguished service, service, besides others of less note. Two Presidents of the United States, James Madison and Zach-ary Zach-ary Zach-ary Taylor have maternal Gaines blood, having intermarried with all the best families of Virginia have filled every position of honor honor and emolument. Today there are two members of United States Congress, a judge of the Supreme Court of Texas, two professors of colleges, etc., all honorable and useful positions. The above interesting sketch is from the pen of Major Richard V. Gaines, of Mosingford, Va., one of Virginia's most talented and honored citizens, who fully exemplifies the chivalry of his forefathers.