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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE W. GAINES, a native of Boone County, Ky., was born in 1836, and is the eighth in a family of ten children born to James and Virginia (Watts) Gaines. James Gaines was a son of George and Susan (Graves) Gaines, and Virginia Watts was a daughter of Johnson and Susan (Davis) Watts, natives of Orange County, Va. George Gaines is a member of that large and numerous family in the United States who are descendants of four brothers by that name, who came from England, but by someone said to be of Welsh origin; the Watts are English. George W. Gaines is a typical Kentuckian in that he has an interest in the progress of his country; he is a farmer by occupation, and has always been so from choice, having been brought up on the farm. In 1865 he married Elizabeth Winston, daughter of Elder William and Lucetta (Watts) Winston. Lucetta Watts was a daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (Goodrich) Watts. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Gaines, viz.: William W., Bettie and Lulie V. William Winston was born in 1866, and graduated at Georgetown College, Ky., in a class of six in 1887.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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