Agness "Nancy" Gwin

Agness "Nancy" Gwin

Female 1770 - 1845  (74 years)

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  • Name Agness "Nancy" Gwin 
    Nickname Nancy 
    Born 18 Aug 1770 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between Jul 1845 and Mar 1846  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married Hugh McLaughlin. [Morton's History of Highland Co.]

      Birth & marriage date of Jan 1794 to Hugh & Hugh's death dates. [Carol Watson's Carlile bk, p.19]

      Birth & marriage of 18 Aug 1789 to Hugh in [Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files]. Says she was later married to James Wiley "on the farm of her father where she was born & the said James Wiley d Jul 14 1838, in 1845 a daughter Jane Kirkpatrick rec'd land from the state of VA, wid appl Jul 7, 1845 in Bath Co VA".

      1810 Feb 13: Marriage bond for James Wiley and Nancy McGloughlin. Surety, Robert Kirkpatrick. David Gwin consents for dau. Nancy. Witness, Robert Kirkpatrick. No return filed. [Bath Co Marriages, p.38]

      1820 Apr 18: Father David Gwin's will names her as Nancy Wiley wife of James Wiley. [see father's entry for will]. Based on James Wiley's will in 1838, Nancy & James' children together were Sally and Esther, so James' other children were probably from his first wife Agnes Crawford.

      1838: Named Agness in husband's will. Referred to as Nancy Wiley - widow - in husband's estate sale. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.187, 192]

      1840 Aug: Settlement of husband's estate records payment to Agnes Wiley for boarding field hands who saved crops. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.200]

      1845: Applied for husband's war pension; see above.

      1846 Mar 18: Inventory of the estate of Nancy Wiley, dec'd, by Adam Stephenson, admin. [Bath Co Will Bk 5, p.160]
      p.162 Estate sold March 19. Buyers included Robert Wiley, John Wiley, David Lockridge, Adam Stephenson, John McGloughlin, Elizabeth Greene, Esther Wiley (4 small mugs), David Gwin son of John, David Gwin son of Robt, David Stephenson, Washington Stephenson, Houston Gwin, Logan Gwin...she had lots of stuff to sell, must have been relatively wealthy.

      1850 Jun 12: Estate settlement of Nannie Wiley; Adam Stephenson, admin. Payments to: William W. Fleming, James G. Paxton, John Gwin, James B. Campbell, Andrew Lockridge, John McGloughlin, David Fultz, John Cleek, James Brown, B.F. Hixon, Ewin Dever, David Stephenson, Jacob C. Doyle, David G. Kincaid, Samuel Hiner, Huston F. Gwin, John Wiley, John Cleek Jr.

      The Hugh McLaughlins are very confusing. It looks like 2 Hughs married 2 Nancy Gwins at least 15 yrs apart. First, Nancy Gwin, a dau. of David Gwin, married some McLaughlin who apparently died before Nancy was 21, since her father consented to her 2nd marriage - but that's odd, as she was married to Hugh for about 9 years, so maybe David didn't have to consent but did it to show he supported the marriage? She then married James Wiley. I don't think she married Squire Hugh because Price and perhaps other sources say Squire Hugh had a 2nd wife Elizabeth Lightner Gum (widow of Otho Gum), so presumably his first wife Nancy Gwin died first, so she can't be this Nancy. On the other hand, James Wiley was a witness to the marriage of Squire Hugh's sister Nancy to Jacob Cassel, intimating a close family or friend connection. See the entries of Squire Hugh and James Wiley for other info. Bath Co Marriages p.66 says Hugh McGloughlin married Nancy M.C. Gwin in Dec 1825; surety, John Gwin. I think this is Squire Hugh.
    Person ID I1957  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 

    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 1 Hugh McLaughlin, (a tailor),   b. Est 1760-1770,   d. 5 Jun 1798, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1789  Pendleton Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane McLaughlin,   b. Nov 1794, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F621  Group Sheet

    Family 2 James Wiley,   b. Bef 1782,   d. 14 Jul 1838, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1810  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Esther Wiley,   b. Abt 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah "Sally" Alexander Wiley,   b. 14 Nov 1811, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1897  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F650  Group Sheet

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