I am searching for information on the father and ancestors of Robert Mack Gaines. Robert was born in Alabama in 1853 and died in Minden, Louisiana on 7-7-1926. His wife's name was Rebecca Ralston. Rebecca's parents were Frank Ralston, born 1817, and Lucy Robinson, born 1822. Rebecca was born in 1858 and died on 2-3-1927 in Minden, Louisiana. Robert and Rebecca lived in Webster Parish, Louisiana and had 17 children.
Robert's father (first name unknown) was born in Ireland. I think that he was born before 1818. He arrived in the U.S. some time before 1853. Unfortunately, I do not know from which county he came, the name of the ship he traveled on to come to the U.S., the port from where he departed, or the one where he arrived. I do not know if he had other children. Robert's mother was named Mariah Carter. She was born on 9-12-1818 in Virginia. She died on 8-9-1884 and is buried in Minden, Louisiana.
Any info on any of the above mentioned people would be very much appreciated. For anyone interested, I have much info on Robert's descendants that I will share.