The 6th child of Leroy Gaines & his wife Cordelia was a son, Sylvester Gaines Sr. Several years after marrying his wife Lucy, in Georgia, Sylvester Sr. moved his family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sylvester Sr. would eventually outlive all of his brothers & sisters. He would become the most documented of all the children of Leroy & Cordelia. Whenever asked about family history, he would readily share his knowledge with others. The wealth of historical information would pass down from Sylvester Sr. to his children & grandchildren in Philadelphia and beyond. It is primarily because of the rich heritage created by him that a website such as this is possible.