James Gwin

James Gwin

Male 1774 - 1844  (70 years)

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  • Name James Gwin 
    Born 27 Jun 1774 
    Gender Male 
    Died July/August 1844 
    Notes 
    • Most info from Morton's History of Highland Co. Birthdate from [Carol Watson's Carlile bk, p.19]. Watson says he fought in the War of 1812.

      These land entries (from Lib. of VA online) are PROBABLY for this James:
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      July 29, 1800, Bath county: James Guin, 250 acres, on Jackson's River and adjoining the land of William Willson, decd. and David Guin.

      December 20, 1814, Bath county: James Gwin, 80 acres, on both sides of Back Creek & branch of Jacksons River, adjoining his own land.
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      Named in father's will in 1820; got 100 lbs and served as executor. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories, p.109]

      Wife must have died first since she's not named in his will.

      Will of James Gwin dated 19 July 1844, proved Aug 1844
      Exec: Adam Stephenson and James B. Campbell
      Wit: J.B. Campbell, Samuel Ruckman, R. Slaven, William Townsend, Adam
      Stephenson
      Beq: son Matthew - land
      3 sons James, Samuel, John - land on Jacksons River in Bath and
      Pendleton counties, where I now reside, to be divided equally when
      the youngest reaches 21
      daus. Eliza Gwin, Anna Gwin, Alcinda Gwin
      children of my dec'd dau. Jane Hamilton - $300 out of a bond I hold
      on Davis Hamilton for $400
      dau. Rachel Hiner
      land on Allegheny Mtn in Bath and Pocahontas Co to 5 sons: Matthew,
      David, James, Samuel, and John
      [Bath Co Will Bk 5, p.67]

      Here's the remaining family:
      1850 VA, Highland Co
      p.85, #245, August 9th
      Samuel Gwin 24 b. Bath (as were all these people)
      John 23
      Eliza 27
      Ann 26
      Alcinda 25
      #246
      James Gwin 33
      Mahala 29 b. NY

      1860 VA, Highland Co - Samuel & wife Ellen, James & Mahala, and John, Anna, & Alcinda all live next to each other -- see their entries
    Person ID I1953  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2005 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Jane Carlisle,   b. 26 Nov 1746, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1768  (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F515  Group Sheet

    Family Rachel Stephenson,   b. Bef 1784,   d. Bef Jul 1844  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1799  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Matthew Gwin,   b. Feb 1801, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Gwin,   b. Mar 1802, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Gwin,   b. 1801-1812, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1844, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     4. Rachel Gwin,   b. Abt 1809, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Gwin,   b. Abt 1816-1817, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1867, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     6. Eliza Gwin,   b. Abt 1823, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1853, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     7. Samuel Gwin,   b. 1824-1826, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1871, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     8. Anna Gwin,   b. 1824-1826, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1875, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     9. Alcinda Gwin,   b. 1822-1828, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1892, Bullpasture river, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. John Gwin,   b. Abt 1827, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1876, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Early Western Augusta Pioneers, Cleek, G.W., (1957; reprinted 1995 by Clearfield Co).

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.19 1799 JULY 20 BOND FOR JAMES GIVEN AND RACHEL STEPHENSON. SURETY, JOHN STEPHENSON. JAMES STEPHENSON CONSENTS FOR DAU. RACHEL. WITNESS, JN. STEPHENSON.--A MONTH EARLIER, JAMES GWIN WAS SURETY FOR JOHN STEPHENSON ON HISMARRIAGE TO JENNEY GREEN. (Reliability: 3).