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 ====== Abner Gaines ====== ====== Abner Gaines ======
 A member of the prominent [[Gaines family]], Abner Gaines (b. 1766) purchased property in southern [[Boone County]] from [[Archibald Reid]] in ca.[[1813]].((Elizabeth Comer, "​[[http://​www.nkyviews.com/​boone/​pdf/​Gaines_Tavern_Coomer.pdf|Gaines Tavern]],"​ 4.))  Gaines continued to operate a [[[[gaines_tavern|tavern]] and [[hotels|inn]],​ building a striking new [[historic homes|house]] in ca.[[1814]],​ which is preserved today as the Gaines Tavern History Center. Gaines also became the proprietor of the first stagecoach line that carried mail and passengers between Cincinnati and Lexington; a thirty-four hour trip in [[1818]]. ​ A member of the prominent [[Gaines family]], Abner Gaines (b. 1766) purchased property in southern [[Boone County]] from [[Archibald Reid]] in ca.[[1813]].((Elizabeth Comer, "​[[http://​www.nkyviews.com/​boone/​pdf/​Gaines_Tavern_Coomer.pdf|Gaines Tavern]],"​ 4.))  Gaines continued to operate a [[[[gaines_tavern|tavern]] and [[hotels|inn]],​ building a striking new [[historic homes|house]] in ca.[[1814]],​ which is preserved today as the Gaines Tavern History Center. Gaines also became the proprietor of the first stagecoach line that carried mail and passengers between Cincinnati and Lexington; a thirty-four hour trip in [[1818]]. ​
-((Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board, ​[[http://catalog.bcpl.org/​POLARIS/​search/​searchresults.aspx?​ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&​type=Keyword&​term=109819&​by=CN&​sort=RELEVANCE&​limit=TOM=*&​query=&​page=0|Historic Structures of Boone County, Kentucky]], 86.)) Gaines was a Boone County [[justice of the peace|Justice]] from [[1805]] to [[1817]], at which time he was appointed [[Sheriff]]. ​+((Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board, //Historic Structures of Boone County, Kentucky//, 86.)) Gaines was a Boone County [[justice of the peace|Justice]] from [[1805]] to [[1817]], at which time he was appointed [[Sheriff]]. ​
  
 Abner and his wife Elizabeth (née Matthews) had 13 children; several of them experienced some notoriety in various areas of the United States. Abner'​s oldest son, James Matthews Gaines, became the first postmaster for the community referred to as Gaines Cross Roads, now [[Walton]], in [[1815]].((Elizabeth Comer, "​[[http://​www.nkyviews.com/​boone/​pdf/​Gaines_Tavern_Coomer.pdf|Gaines Tavern]],"​ 5.))   ​Woodford Gaines became a paymaster in the regular army and spent time at Fort Smith, Arkansas. President Andrew Jackson appointed Richard Gaines U.S. District Attorney of Mississippi. Legrand Gaines became a wealthy cotton farmer in New Orleans. Benjamin Gaines owned extensive plantations in Chicot County, Arkansas. William H. Gaines made a successful claim for a large portion of Hot Springs, Arkansas.((Frances Marion Hanger, "​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​John_Pollard_Gaines.pdf|John Pollard Gaines, Oregon'​s Governor 1850-53]],"​ //The Oregonian//,​ August 16, 1908, 5.)) [[Major John Pollard Gaines]] was a soldier and a statesman, also the original owner of the Maplewood farm along with [[Margaret Garner]] and her family before he sold to his brother, Archibald, and moved to the Oregon Territory to assume his position as governor. Abner and his wife Elizabeth (née Matthews) had 13 children; several of them experienced some notoriety in various areas of the United States. Abner'​s oldest son, James Matthews Gaines, became the first postmaster for the community referred to as Gaines Cross Roads, now [[Walton]], in [[1815]].((Elizabeth Comer, "​[[http://​www.nkyviews.com/​boone/​pdf/​Gaines_Tavern_Coomer.pdf|Gaines Tavern]],"​ 5.))   ​Woodford Gaines became a paymaster in the regular army and spent time at Fort Smith, Arkansas. President Andrew Jackson appointed Richard Gaines U.S. District Attorney of Mississippi. Legrand Gaines became a wealthy cotton farmer in New Orleans. Benjamin Gaines owned extensive plantations in Chicot County, Arkansas. William H. Gaines made a successful claim for a large portion of Hot Springs, Arkansas.((Frances Marion Hanger, "​[[http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​John_Pollard_Gaines.pdf|John Pollard Gaines, Oregon'​s Governor 1850-53]],"​ //The Oregonian//,​ August 16, 1908, 5.)) [[Major John Pollard Gaines]] was a soldier and a statesman, also the original owner of the Maplewood farm along with [[Margaret Garner]] and her family before he sold to his brother, Archibald, and moved to the Oregon Territory to assume his position as governor.
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