The Maddox and Gaines families have a surprisingly strong bond going back centuries.  We now have finer details about three Maddox/Gaines marriages, as shown in this attached Word file.  While our Maddox line goes from Charles County, Maryland, to Abbeville and Laurens Counties, South Carolina, to Tennessee, to Kentucky and then to Crawford County, Illinois, we find that the Gaines line goes from Virginia to Abbeville and Lauren Counties, South Carolina, to Kentucky, and then to Crawford County, Illinois.  Both families are notable for their strong participation in the Revolutionary War – especially “Hickory Dick” Gaines!