David Gwin

David Gwin

Male 1811-1818 - 1863  (45 years)

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  • Name David Gwin 
    Born 1811-1818  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Between Nov 1863 and May 1866  Camp Chase, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Birthdate of 1818 based on age 32 in 1850 census, where I assume this is the right David because he lives next door to his parents & the kids names are a subset of those listed in Cleek. Morton says he was b. 1809 and d. 1872, but he's all messed up about the Davids & has this one's kids assigned to David the last son of David & Viola Crawford Gwin, so those dates probably apply to the other David too. Cleek says this one died at Camp Chase, so that fits with the will below. Marriage record to Hannah Folks lists him as 46 in 1857, making his birthdate more like 1811. 1860 census calculates to a birth year of 1820.

      2nd wife Hannah Folks. [ Morton's History of Highland Co, Cleek.] but 1860 census shows wife Fanny, which is probably just a censustaker's error, as the 1870 census shows Hannah as a widow with the right kids.

      1st marriage to Jane Lockridge in Bath Co Marriages.

      Named in grandfather David Gwin's will. Inherited land "in the Big and Little Valleys on the waters of Willson's Mill" with his cousins David Gwin and David Kincaid.

      1850 VA, Bath Co, #166/166
      David Gwin 32 b. Bath (whole family b. Bath)
      Jane 34
      Sarah 9
      Mary 8
      Susan 7
      Catherine 5
      Sally Pritt 23
      George Pritt 3

      1860 VA, Bath Co, #62-57
      David Gwinn 50 m farmer, R=3,000, P=1,500
      Sarah A. 18 f
      Mary E. 16 f
      Susan 14 f
      Caroline E. 12 f [Catherine, per 1850 census and mrg rec]
      Fanny 32 f
      Emma 3 f
      David 1 m
      George Pritt 12 m
      -- So Fanny (the censustaker probably misheard Hannah) appears to be a 2nd wife, with new kids Emma & David, which match the will below. Sarah Pritt, 38, lives next door with Caroline, 6, and Lucy P., 2 - I wonder who the father of these children was? In 1870, she has even more children, still without an apparent husband!

      Children Mary & Susan not mentioned by Cleek or in the will and not shown in 1870 census, so must've died young.

      Will of David Gwin dated 12 Nov 1863, proved May 1866
      Executor: none
      Witnesses: John W. Seybert, Granville J. Hill, Daniel M. Auril[Auvil?]
      Intro: "of Bath Co, VA; being now a citizen prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio and regarding the uncertainty of life in prison"
      Bequests:
      to George W. Pritt - a square body of land of about 200 acres south of a sugar camp, provided he continues to live with my family and renders them proper assistance until he is 25
      to son David W. Gwin - home farm; he is to maintain and support my wife
      to my wife - one half my personal esate
      son David W. must pay to his sisters Emma Virginia and Margaret Rosella $400 at his convenience
      tract of land adj. Thomas T. Brown and all other tracts not specifically devised to be sold and proceeds divided among heirs
    Person ID I1981  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 

    Father Robert Gwin,   b. 1783-1785, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" Stephenson,   b. 1783-1787, Pendleton Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1860  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1805 
    Family ID F517  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Jane Lockridge,   b. Abt 1816,   d. 1850-1856, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1841  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Sarah A. Gwin,   b. Abt 1841, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary E. Gwin,   b. Abt 1842, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Susan Estaline Gwin,   b. Abt 1843, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1862, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     4. Catherine J. Gwin,   b. Abt 1845, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Hannah M. Folks,   b. 1828-1830, Pendleton Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1910, (probably) Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1857  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Emma Virginia Gwin,   b. 25 Apr 1858, Back Creek, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Wise Gwin,   b. 15 Oct 1859, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret Rosella Gwin,   b. Abt 1862, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1878, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     4. Moses B. Gwin,   b. Abt 1864, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F909  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Early Western Augusta Pioneers, Cleek, G.W., (1957; reprinted 1995 by Clearfield Co), P.113-114 DIED IN 1863. CAPTURED AT HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW HENRY FOLK'S FARM NEAR HIGHTOWN, HIGHLAND CO, VA; TAKEN TO CAMP CHASE, OH, WHERE HE DIED AND WAS BURIED. [SUBSTANTIATED BY WILL WRITTEN AT CAMP CHASE IN NOV 1863, PROVED MAY 1866.] (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.92 JAN 27 BOND FOR DAVID GWIN AND JANE LOCKRIDGE. SURETY, ROBERT LOCHRIDGE, JR. JANE CONSENTS FOR HERSELF. WITNESS, ROBERT LOCHRIDGE. RETURNED JAN 27 BY WM. J. RIDER. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S45] Marriage Records - Highland Co VA, 29 JAN 1857 DAVID GWIN, 46, WIDOWED, B. BATH, S/O ROBT. & MARY GWIN, FARMER,BY JNO. S.PULLIN (Reliability: 3).