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Dr Frank Henry Gaines
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1832
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1907
Carroll County
Kentucky, USA


☆☆☆~ Civil War Veteran ~☆☆☆


Leader---April 15, 1907

Carrollton, Ky., Dr. Frank H. Gaines, one of the best known physicians in the State, died at his home here Sunday, following an operation for strangulated hernia. Dr. Gaines was born November 9, 1832, in Tennessee, where he was reared. When the war broke out he enlisted in the Confederate service and acted as a surgeon during the war.


Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887, Carroll Co.

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 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.


Frank Henry Gaines was the son of Samuel Dalton Gaines and Sarah Ellison. He married #1-Almira McFarland in October 1857. He married #2-Priscilla Lindsay Fisher in 1883 in Carroll County, KY.

Children of Frank Henry Gaines and Almira McFarland:

1. Lula May Gaines born about 1858 in Tennessee.
2. Sparta Gaines born about 1860 in Tennessee.
3. Hattie Gaines born about 1862 in Tennessee.
4. Roxie Gaines born about 1866 in Carroll County, KY.
5. Francis M. "Frank" Gaines born about 1870 in Carroll County, KY.
6. Samuel Gaines born about 1873 in Carroll County, KY.


Ghent Masonic Cemetery
Carroll County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: GenealogyGirl
Record added: Jun 14, 2006
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Dr Frank Henry Gaines
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Dr Frank Henry Gaines
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Dr. Frank Henry Gaines (Gains) was appointed Surgeon of the 3rd TN Cav. (Brazelton's)- CSA in 1861 by TN Governor Isham Harris.
- Stephen Street
 Added: Feb. 6, 2016

- GenealogyGirl
 Added: May. 21, 2012
RIP Frank...I'm a GGG-Grd Nephew of Pricilla Lindsay.
- John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
 Added: Feb. 27, 2012
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