Major John P. Gaines
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 38° 53.899 W 084° 39.594
16S E 702935 N 4308095
Quick Description: In front of the house site on Richwood Rd (KY 338).
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2015 7:39:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMNKHY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
Home site of John Pollard Gaines, 1795-1857. Fought in War of 1812. In state legislature, 1825-36. Major in the 1st Ky. Cavalry and an aide-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott in Mexican War. Elected to Congress, 1847-49, while prisoner of war. Governor of the Territory of Oregon, 1850-53, appointed by President Zachary Taylor, who was a comrade in arms on Mexico.
Marker Name: Major John P. Gaines

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number (for official markers): 1194

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways

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