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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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OSCAR W. GAINES was born in Boone County, March 17, 1853, and is a son of J. A. and Martha (Lyne) Gaines. J. A. Gaines was the son of William; William was the son of George, and George the son of Harry Gaines, the great-great-grandfather of Oscar W. The father of our subject was a farmer by occupation, was once a member of the Kentucky Legislature, and for several years was magistrate of Boone County. Our subject is also a farmer and magistrate of Boone County. May 16, 1878, he married Miss Mary V. Gaines, daughter of Owen Gaines, whose sketch is given above, and by her is the father of three children, viz.: Alberta H., Lyman T. and James Donald Gaines, born in the following order: October 4, 1879, February 3, 1881, and March 20, 1882. In religion Mrs. Gaines is a Missionary Baptist.

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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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