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Richard Montgomery Gano
Birth: Jun. 17, 1830
Death: Mar. 27, 1913

Confederate Brigadier General. A graduate of Bethany College and Louisville Medical University he moved to Baton Rouge Louisiana where he served as a physician at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. In 1859 he moved to Grapevine, Texas and became a millionaire through his investments in the livestock and real estate business. He became active in civic affairs, was honored as an "Indian fighter" and was elected to the state legislature in 1860. However, at the start of the Civil War he resigned his seat and became captain of the "Grapevine Volunteers". He spent much of the early part of the War serving with John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky. Later in the war his troops were sent to in Arkansas. While there he was wounded at the Battle of Poison Springs and gained fame for capturing a Union supply train with mules and supplies valued at over one million dollars during the Second Battle of Cabin Creek. After the war he returned to the place of his birth in Bourbon County, Kentucky. While there he became a minister for the churches of Christ. Four years later he returned to Texas where he regularly preached, establishing congregations throughout the area, became active in the Prohibition movement of the 1880's and continued as a successful business man. He died in Dallas, Texas. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Allen Gano (1805 - 1887)
  Mary Catherine Conn Gano (1810 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha "Mattie" J. Welch Gano (1832 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  William B Gano (1854 - 1913)*
  John Thomas Gano (1856 - 1891)*
  Samuel E. Gano (1859 - 1860)*
  Fannie C. Gano (1864 - 1864)*
  Maurice Dudley Gano (1865 - 1927)*
  Robert Lee Gano (1867 - 1911)*
  Sidney Johnston Gano (1867 - 1921)*
  Frank Allen Gano (1871 - 1874)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Conn Gano (1828 - 1863)*
  Richard Montgomery Gano (1830 - 1913)
  Frances Conn Gano Spears (1832 - 1850)*
  Franklin Marius Gano (1839 - 1881)*
  Mary Eliza Gano Buckner (1848 - 1877)*
  William Conn Gano (1870 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 64
GPS (lat/lon): 32.7625, -96.75781
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2000
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