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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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FRANK H. GAINES, M. D. is a native of Sullivan County, Tenn., was born November 24, 1832, and is a son of Samuel D. and Sarah E. Gaines, of Tennessee and Alabama, respectively, and of Virginian descent. His great-uncle, Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, of Revolutionary fame, was commander-in-chief of the patriot army at one time, and it was he who caused the arrest of Aaron Burr, for treason. Both the Doctor’s grandfathers were soldiers during the Revolution, and served in the patriot army. The Gaines family are of English extraction, and came from one of the kings that reigned during the Heptarchy. Frank H. Gaines remained on the home farm until eighteen years old, when he went to Virginia to read medicine. In 1853-54 he was a student at the University of Louisville; in 1856 he graduated from the medical department of the University of Nashville, and then attended Jefferson College, Philadelphia, and Bellevue, New York, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. At the breaking out of the war he returned to Tennessee, and in 1861 united with the Second Tennessee Battalion, Confederate service, and after the first year did duty as surgeon until the close of the struggle. He then practiced a short time at Warsaw, Ky., and in 1869 settled in Carroll County, where he still resides, engaged in the active discharge of his professional duties. In October, 1857, he married Miss Almira McFarland, a native of Tennessee, who died in 1882, the mother of five children. In 1883 the Doctor married Mrs. Priscilla (Lindsay) Fisher, daughter of Gen. Jesse Lindsay, of Carroll County, Ky. The Doctor is a Freemason and an Odd Fellow.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll 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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