Name is actually Anne Gaines Handler, descended from Vance Donald Gaines,JR, ggrandfather was Vance Donald Gaines, Sr., grandmother was Myrtle (Annie) O. Gaines (O'Shields) and from here it gets murky. The story I've been told is that my ggrandfather was a Scottish pots and pans trader who traded said goods to the Cherokee Indians in exchange for my ggrandmother.This pair conceived Charlie, Shumpert, Mildred, and I may have names for other female offspring, but am not sure. Does this story sound like yours? Also, Vance,Jr., my father, had four brothers, one of them named John M. Gaines, who was killed in Ft. Bragg in 1938.The other brothers are Kells Franklin Gaines, who died in 1991, who had a daughter named Diane (Cobb) from Texas, and Kells (Rumsey) also in Texas. The other brother was James Gaines (Helen)who passed away December 2010. My father Vance, Jr. passed away in 2004. There are three sisters, named Dorothy, Geraldine and Lindy. I think only Lindy survives. Does my story link with yours?Would very much appreciate hearing from you.