I am looking for the Gaines Family in the First Colony!

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I would love to begin a discussion on the Gaines Family Genealogy! I am rather new to this wiki. Any help will be appreciated!

Carl Gaines

#Louisiana The Second Colony
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First or Second, > some history to establish a time-frame for the question 

2French exploration and colonization (1682–1763)

Common Creole family names of the region include the following: Aguillard, Amant, Bergeron, Bonaventure, Boudreaux, Carmouche, Chenevert, Christophe, Decuir, Domingue, Duperon, Eloi, Elloie, Ellois, Fabre, Francois, Gaines, Gremillion, Guerin, Honoré, Jarreau, Joseph, Morel, Olinde, Porche, Pourciau, St. Patin, Ricard, St. Romain, Tounoir, Valéry and dozens more
There's the documented long struggle of Between 1834 and 1890, what collectively is called the Myra Clark Gaines Case went to the Louisiana Supreme Court five times and to the United States Supreme Court seventeen times, making the case the longest-running lawsuit in the history of the United States Supreme Court. One of the five lawsuits heard by the Louisiana Supreme Court was heard in the Sala Capitular. The cases arose over Myra Clark Gaines' claims to her father's estate, and although Clark won in the end, she expended the fortune that her second husband, General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, left her and died penniless in 1885, five years before the final lawsuit was decided in her favor.   The Louisiana Purchase
  1. Edmund Pendleton Gaines, b. 20 Mar 1777, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia d. 6 Jun 1849, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (Age 72 years)
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