Gainer family of Henry and Montgomery Co. Tennessee
I researching the family of my g-g-g-g-great grandfather John Gainer.I know that he lived in Montgomery county Tennessee as early as 1799.He had a wife named Sally and in his will from 1803 he mentions 4 children:John (S.), Jesse (C.), Samuel and Polly.Jesse C. and John S. both moved to Henry county Tennessee.John Gainer also had a brother named Benjamin, who married Rebecca Raybourn (widow of Thomas Raybourn).
There was also another Gainer family that lived in Montgomery county Tennessee and then moved to Henry county at the time.(Sally Gainer married Simon Holmes who left a will in 1819 naming children James C. Gainer, Sally Gainer, William Gainer and Georganne Holmes).I think this family must be related to ours, but I can't figure out how.
I am most interested to learn about any parents of John and Benjamin Gainer, and where the family lived before moving to Mont. co. TN (I suspect it was North Carolina).
Please contact me with any questions/answers