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 Edmund Pendleton Gaines

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Edmund Pendleton Gaines

  • Birth 20 Mar 1777 Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 6 Jun 1849 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 10656863

United States Army Major General. Arrested Aaron Burr for treason. Awarded a gold medal and special commendation from congress as well as commendations from the state legislatures of Virginia, Tennessee and New York for gallantry at Fort Erie in 1814. Surveyed the Gaines trace between Nashville and Natchez. Served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek and Seminole campaigns, and served in the Black Hawk War. Son of James Gaines and Elizabeth Strother. Brother of George Strother Gaines. Husband of Frances Toulmin, Barbara Blount, and Myra Clark. Cities of Gainesville Georgia, Florida, and Texas, named for him.

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  • Originally Created by: Mark Gaines Jessop
  • Added: 23 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10656863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Pendleton Gaines (20 Mar 1777–6 Jun 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10656863, citing Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .