Person:Richard Gano (2)

Gen. Richard Montgomery Gano
  1. William Conn Gano1828 - 1863
  2. Gen. Richard Montgomery Gano1830 - 1913
  3. Frances Conn Gano1832 - 1850
  4. Franklin Marius Gano1839 - 1881
  5. John Allen Gano, Jr.1845 - 1915
  6. Mary Eliza Gano1848 - 1877
  • HGen. Richard Montgomery Gano1830 - 1913
  • WMartha J. Welch1832 - 1895
m. 15 Mar 1853
  1. William Beriah Gano1854 - 1913
  2. John Thomas Gano1856 - 1891
  3. Clarence Welch Gano1858 - 1906
  4. Samuel E. Gano1859 - 1860
  5. Kate Gano1862 - 1944
  6. Fannie C. Gano1864 - 1864
  7. Maurice Dudley Gano1865 - 1927
  8. Dr. Sidney Johnston Gano1867 - 1921
  9. Robert Lee Gano1867 - 1911
  10. Emma Gano1869 - 1936
  11. Frank Allen Gano1871 - 1874
  12. Martha Clara Gano1873 - 1903
Facts and Events
Name[1] Gen. Richard Montgomery Gano
Gender Male
Birth[1] 13 Jan 1830 Bourbon County, Kentucky
Marriage 15 Mar 1853 Garrard County, Kentuckyto Martha J. Welch
Residence? Abt Jan 1860 Grapevine, Tarrant County, TexasMoved to Texas the first time.
Military? 18 Mar 1865 Appointed brigadier general, CSA.
Census[3] 1870 Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky
Residence? 1875 Dallas, Dallas County, TexasMoved back to Dallas from Kentucky.
Census[4] 1880 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Death[1][2][7] 27 Mar 1913 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Burial[1] Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Reference Number? Q1351220?


Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1870 census:[3]

Gano, Richard 39 yrs Farmer & Preacher (rel estate = $7,500; personal estate = $8,160) b. Kentucky
      Mattie 37 yrs Keeping house b. Kentucky
      Willie 16 yrs At school b. Kentucky
      John 14 yrs At school b. Kentucky
      Clarence 13 yrs At school b. Kentucky
      Kate 8 yrs b. Kentucky
      Marris 5 yrs b. Kentucky
      Robert 3 yrs b. Kentucky
      Sidney 3 yrs b. Kentucky
      Pattie 11/12 yr b. Kentucky

Dallas County, Texas, 1880 census:[4]

Gano, R. M. 49 yrs Minister b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      M. J. 45 yrs Wife Keeps House b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      W. B. 25 yrs Son Lawyer b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      J. T. 23 yrs Son Real Estate Agent b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      C. W. 20 yrs Son Real Estate Agent b. Texas (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Kate M. 17 yrs Dau At school b. Texas (parents, b. Kentucky)
      M. J. 15 yrs Son At school b. Texas (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Robt. Lee 13 yrs Son b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Sydny Johnson 13 yrs Son b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Emma 9 yrs Dau b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Mattie 7 yrs Dau b. Texas (parents, b. Kentucky)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    p. 386A, dwelling/family 331/330.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dallas, Texas, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 57, p. 108A, dwelling/family 600/670.
  5.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 8, 1 Nov 1885.

    A Bear Hunt.

    Yesterday as Gen. Gano was proceeding toward East Dallas in his buggy, having for a companion a 6-months'-old bear pup, the latter's instinct sprung into play at the sight of a friendly tree, such as his ancestors climbed in the halcyon days of yore. The bear gazed a moment on the General with a melancholy eye, as much as to say "Well, the nearest and the dearest friends must part," and the next moment was making awkward tracks for the tree, which he climbed like a professional sailor when the captain gives orders to reef the main topsail. Then the small boy to the number of about a hundred and fifty came to the rescue, and one little colored youth, whose ancestor used to wrap his tail around a friendly limb, headed the procession of climbers. In a few moments the bear was yanked down and restored to the General, who now understands the value the small boy in a bear hunt.

  6.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 20, 28 Mar 1913.

    Gen. Richard M. Gano Claimed by Death.

    Texas Pioneer, Doctor, Indian Fighter, Soldier and Preacher Dies.

    Confederate Brigadier.

    Came to Texas in 1857 and Raised Company for Civil War -- Later Entered Ministry.

    Gen. R. M. Gano, aged 83 years, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Scurry, 1903 Bennett avenue. Funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church, Bryan and North Pearl streets at 10 o'clock tomorrow forenoon, Rev. L. S. White, pastor of the church, and Rev. A. B. Barrett of Cleburne officiating. The burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

    Gen. Richard M. Gano was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, June 13 1830. He was a son of Rev. John Allen Gano, a famous preacher in the Christian Church, who in the course of a ministry of sixty years baptized more than 10,000 persons, and who was a co-laborer with Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone and other leaders, who laid the foundations of the Christian Church in Kentucky.

    Came to Texas in 1857.

    Gen. Gano graduated from Bethany College, W. Va., in 1849, and two years later from the Medical University of Louisville. He practiced his profession at Baton Rouge, La., until 1857, when he came to Texas with his family and settled at Grapevine Prairie, in Tarrant County. The following year the Comanche Indians raided through North Texas, attacking settlers in Parker and Wise Counties. Gen. Gano assisted in organizing a company and went in pursuit of the Indians. The campaign lasted a month, and at the end of it the citizens of Tarrant County presented Gen. Gano with a sword for meritorioius conduct on the field.

    He represented Tarrant County in the Legislature in 1860 and 1861, but resigned his seat in 1861 to enter the Confederare Army as Captain of a company which he organized in Tarrant County. The following year he entered active service. During 1862 and 1863 he was with Gen. John Morgan, commanding at first a squadron of Texas rangers, then a regiment and finally a brigade. Just before Morgan's Ohio raid, Gen. Gano was tansferred to the trans-Mississippi department. There he was assigned by Gen. E. Kirby Smith to the command of two brigades of cavalry operating in Arkansas, Indian Territory and Missouri. In seventy-two engagements he was victorious in all except four. His conduct in these was such that he was recommended for promotion from Brigadier General to Major General, and the commission was issued to him at Richmond, but did not reach him. In the battle of Cabin Creek, Indian Territory, his left arm was broken by a minie ball, which left him with a stiff elbow the rest of his life.

    Became Minister in 1866.

    At the close of the war Gen. Gano entered the ministry of the Christian Church, preaching his first sermon at Leesburg, Ky., in July, 1866. He devoted much of his time throughout his life to evangelical work, in the course of which he baptized more than 8,000 persons and established many churches.

    In 1874 Gen. Gano began the importation of fine stock to Texas, and as his interests increased he again moved to the State, locating at Dallas. He probably imported a greated number of blooded animals to the State than any other man. Subsequently he engaged in many large enterprises, handling large bodies of land and advertising the resources of the State abroad. He was an officer and stockholder in several banks and business institutions and was a successful business man on a large scale. In 1887 he took the stump and advocated the adoption of the constuitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors in the State.

    Was Married in 1853.

    In 1853 Gen. Gano was married to Miss Martha J. Welch, daughter of Dr. Thomas Welch of Crab Orchard, Ky. Twelve children were born of this union. Of these the following survive him: W. B. and M. D. Gano of Dallas, Dr. S. J. Gano of New Orleans, Mrs. Dr. H. L. McLaurin and Mrs. Emma Scurry, widow of Gen. Thomas Scurry, of Dallas. All the children were with Gen. Gano in his last hour except W. B. Gano, who was in Chicago, and Dr. Gano of New Orleans, but both started to Dallas last night, and will arrive in time to attend the funeral. John Allen Gano of Austin, the only surviving brother of Gen. Gano, arrived in the city yesterday.

  7. Hafner, Arthur W. Directory of deceased American physicians, 1804-1929. (, c1999).
  8.   Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA)
    p. 3, 27 Feb 1866.

    Among the passengers saved from the wreck of the W. R. Carter , was Richard Gano, late a Brigadier General in the Confederate army. He had been through a thousand perils of the camp and batttle-field, and finally was blown up on the W. R. Carter. He was received from the burning wreck and taken to Vicksburg, where he, at the last dates, was in a fair way of recovery.

  9.   Polk's City Directory (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 345, 1906.

    Gano, Richard M. Rev. 293 South blvd

  10.   Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL)
    p. 6, 1 May 1897.

    "Sunday in the Churches"

    Christian church -- General Richard M. Gano of Dallas, Texas, will preach at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The general is one of the best known and most popular preachers int he Christian church, his work having been chiefly in the South. He is a great-grandson of Rev. John Gano, who immersed George Washington.