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Re: Brown-Gainer-Taylor
Posted by: Phyllis Mistrot (ID *****4195) Date: March 24, 2004 at 07:22:48
In Reply to: Brown-Gainer-Taylor by Andy Erdelt of 223


I have a little bit of information on both the Brown and Gainer families. I am not descended from either family, but found some of the info when researching Confederates from Jackson Co.

The 1850 Jackson Co Census shows only Winny Brown and her son, Benjamin - the census states that Winny was born in SC and Benjamin was born in MS. The 1860 Census shows Winny born in NC and Benj. W. born in Jackson Co, FLORIDA. Winny is not on the 1870 Census, but B. W. and his wife, Emily (Emma Jones) and daughter, Fannie are listed. He is shown as being born in AL. The 1880 Census shows Benjamin W. Brown born in Florida, mother born in NC and father in SC. Also on the 1880 Census are Sophia and Malidia Mankie, half sisters-in-law. Emma/Emily Jones md. B. W. Brown in Sept, 1860. The Jones/Mankie family was living next door to Benj. and Winny Brown on the 1860 Census. Benjamin Brown is buried in the Confederate Section of the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. His Confederate Pension shows he entered the Confederate Soldiers' Home in Austin.

The book, "Cavalcade of Jackson Co," shows William Taylor Gainer was born in San Augustine, Florida, Mar 9, 1840, son of Redden Gainer. Redden Gainer was at the Battle of San Jacinto and died in 1849 in the California Gold Rush. He and his sister, Amanda, were raised by aunt, Winny Brown.

W. T. Gainer was enlisted in the 8th TX Cavalry, Terry's Texas Rangers. He is buried in Edna Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Maybe you already have all of this information, but hopefully, some of it helped.

Phyllis Mistrot

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