Francis Henry Gaines

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Born in Stokes, North Carolina, USA on 31 May 1798 to James Strother Gaines and Judith Easley. Francis Henry married Mary Henry and had a child. He passed away on 1823 in Washington, Alabama, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Gaines"

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.

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