WHITFIELD FAMILY

WHITFIELD FAMILY Nathan Bryan Whitfield (1799-1868) was born in Lenore County, North Carolina in 1799. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and later served in the...

Postbellum

In 1866, Nathan Bryan Whitfield became gravely ill and his son, Dr. Bryan Watkins Whitfield purchased Gaineswood from him. The family moved into the home on Christmas Eve...

EARLY DAYS

In 1821 George Strother Gaines, an Indian agent for the United States government, came to the Demopolis area and built a home in 1821. Gaines’ double pen dog-trot...

Today

Gaineswood, designated a National Historic Landmark, is open to the public for tours.   As one of America’s finest Greek Revival houses, Gaineswood is a masterpiece. Designed by owner...

MAKING OF A HOME

After losing three children to a yellow fever epidemic, Nathan Bryan Whitfield purchased the Gaines’ property and brought his family here in February, 1843. The members of the...

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