Robert Gwin

Robert Gwin

Male Abt 1720 - Aft 1785  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name Robert Gwin 
    Born Abt 1720  Wales or Orange Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1758  Capt. William Preston's Company of Rangers, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft May 1785  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Settled on Calfpasture River about 1744, came from North Carolina. Bought 544 acres on both sides of river from James Patton and John Lewis. Had 9 kids. 3rd son was David. [Hugh S. Gwin, in Bath Bicentennial book]
      -- NOTE that no primary evidence has been brought forward to show that he settled in NC or that he came from Wales.

      1745 July 17: James Patton & John Lewis of Beverley Manor of Augusta county grant to Robert Gwin of the Calf Pastures of same county 544 acres on both sides of the Calfpasture river in Augusta co, adj. John Preston, John Graham. Witnessed by David Kinkead, Rob't Bratton, and Loftus Pullin. [Augusta Deed Bk]

      Augusta County, VA: Scotch-Irish in VA - Vol. I, Order Book I, pgs. 12-19
      MAY 12, 1746.
      (45) Robert Gwin appd. Constable at head of Great Calfpasture.
      JUNE 18, 1746.
      (48) James Hogshead, Thomas Black, William Wright, William Guy, Robert Gwin, Charles Hays, George Anderson, Adam Miller, James Robinson, Thomas McCulloch, appd. Constables last Court qualified.

      ANNALS OF 1731-1777 Selections from the records of Orange, Augusta, and Botetourt

      AUGUSTA ORDER-BOOK

      1746 ...Feb 19th ....Constables: William Taylor from Benjamin Allens to the lower end of the county; William Gay on the Calfpasture; Michael ODougherty in Woods company; John McCown, Michael Finney, and Thomas Williams in the Forks of James. Samuel Dunlap, John Ramsay, and John Campbell succeed, respectively, Nathaniel McClure, William Gay, and Robert Gwin, Alexander McCroskey is also a constable.

      MARCH, 1754 (B).: Kinkead vs. Lockridge.--William Kinkead, an infant under the age of 21 years, son and heir-at-law of Thomas Kinkead, late of County of Augusta, by James Lockhart, his next friend. Bill filed May, 1753. Thomas Kinkead, in 1747, removed from the Province of Pennsylvania with orator and Thomas's family. On 19th November, 1747, Thomas bought 263 acres joining John Preston, Robert Lockridge, Robert Gwin, in Augusta County. Thomas died in 1750 intestate, leaving a widow and ____ children, of whom orator is eldest. Bond of James Lockridge, of Augusta County, with Thomas Kinkead of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dated 19th November, 1747. [Chalkley vol 1, p.310; Augusta COUNTY COURT JUDGEMENTS]

      1762 May 18: Robert Guin Sener and wife of Augusta co to Robert Guin Juner, for "a piece of work done", 241 acres (part of the 544 acre tract granted to Robert Sr. by Patton & Lewis) on the Great Calfpasture. [Augusta deed bk 10, p.200-201]

      1767: Robert Guinn on list of supernumeraries in Augusta County tax records. [Chalkley vol II, p.421]

      1772 May 18: Robert Gwin of Augusta co sold (via a lease & release deed) to Thomas Kinkead, blacksmith, of the same place, 43 acres (part of the 544 acre tract granted to said Robert) on the Calfpasture river, adj. Wm. Kinkead and said Thomas Kinkead; witnessed by Thomas Hughart, James Hodge, John Carlile; signed Robert Gwynn his mark. [Augusta deed bk 18, p.441-442]

      17th March, 1778--Margt. Anderson, administrator of Wm. Anderson; Wm. Hamilton, administrator of John Stewart; Robt. Guinn (Gwin), administrator of James O'Neal; Benjamin Wilson, administrator of Derby Connolly. [Chalkley vol II, p.

      OCTOBER 21, 1778. (363) Samuel Neal, orphan of James Neal, to be bound to Lanty Graham; James Neal to Robert Gwinn. [Chalkley vol 1, p.202]

      Oct 1778: Package marked "Papers--1780 to 1790."--This is to certify that I,
      Robert Gewn (signed Gwinn) and William Forknor, executors, and uncles to
      James Neal's orphans, are desirous that there should be an order to bind
      Samuel Neal to Lanty Graham, and James to Robert Gewn. October, 1778.
      (Signed) Robert Gwinn, William Forknor. [Chalkley vol 1, p.533]
      --this could be Robert Sr or Jr. Would be interesting to know how they were uncles to James's Neal's orphans; did James Neal marry a Gwin sister?

      Feb 15, 1780: Following allowed certificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. [Chalkley vol 1, p.212, AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ORDER BOOK No. XVII.]

      There is a deed from Robert & Jane to James Fulton on 15 June 1784; need to get this deed. Could be Robert Jr...

      17 May 1785: Joseph Gwin bought 220 acres on the Calfpasture river in Augusta co from his father Robert Sr. (DB 24 P 83, copy from Mike Gwinn)
    Person ID I1648  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2003 

    Father (Male) Gwin,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F908  Group Sheet

    Family Jean\Jane Kincaid,   b. Est 1720-1724, (probably) Albemarle Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Est 1730-1740 
    • No proof of this marriage has been found that I've seen, but it's accepted by most researchers and will serve here as a placeholder until we find proof, if any is to be found.
    Children 
     1. Joseph Gwin,   b. Est 1740, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1817-Oct 1817, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Robert Gwin,   b. Bef 1745, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1818 (?), Woodford Co, Kentucky (?) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David Gwin,   b. 1742, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Clover Creek, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Thomas Gwin,   b. 1740-1760, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Simon Gwin,   b. 1740-1760, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Guinn,   b. 1740-1760, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830-1833, Monroe Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Samuel Gwin,   b. Abt 1751, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est Jan 1839-Mar 1839, Monroe Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     8. Agnes Gwin,   b. 1740-1747, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Nell Gwin,   b. 1740-1760, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F516  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Land Records -, SEE NOTES (Reliability: 0).