Three Generations Join – Columbus
The Benjamin Franklin Chapter recently welcomed six new compatriots from three generations of direct descendants of George Mains, a Patriot of the American Revolution.
Pictured from left to right are Robert L. Mains, his brother William D. Mains, Robert’s three sons Richard, Robert and Ronald, and Ronald’s son Christian M. Mains.
Patriot George Mains enlisted in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in April, 1777 and served in Captain Henry Heath’s Winchester Company of Colonel John Gibson’s and Colonel Russel’s Virginia Regiments. Private Mains fought in the Battle of Big Beaver and other skirmishes before mustering out in 1780.
He moved his growing family to Bracken County, Kentucky and worked as a cooper and farmer. Late in life he received a small pension for his military service of three years and fourteen days.
George and his wife Mary Vane Mains are buried in the Willow Baptist Church Cemetery in rural Bracken County. ( About thirty miles Southeast of Cincinnati)