John C. Gwin

John C. Gwin

Male Abt 1786 - 1861  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name John C. Gwin 
    Born Abt 1786  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census From 1850 to 1860  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 May 1861  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Married Mary (Pickens) Callahan, widow of Wm Callahan. [Cleek, p.96] No marriage bond for this John in Bath Co and Mary doesn't match wife's name of Rachel in 1850 census. Cleek may be wrong, or John may have married twice. Elsewhere, Cleek has a John Givens married to Rachel Pickens, so perhaps this John's wife really is a Pickens. If she's his first wife, they were married before about 1813. Morton's history of Highland Co says merely that John married a Pickens.

      William CALLAHAN and Mary PICKENS were married, 3 Feb. 1812, at Pendleton Co., Virginia, by Otho WADE. [Pendleton Co marriages, from Bird page vol 5 on Bath Co page)

      Tried John/Rachel/Rachael search at ancestry.com VA marriages database for surrounding counties; no luck.

      From THE JOHN PICKENS FAMILY, Combined Editiion (Baltimore, Gateway Press,
      1981), p. 21: "Alexander PICKENS lived in Highland Co., SC.*** ... His home was
      at the foot of a mountain, one mile south of McD., and his spring is still
      called by his name. At this place ... Rachel [PICKENS] (married John GIVEN,
      1811) and Mary (married William CALLAHAN 1812 and then married John
      GIVEN)..[SOURCE] History of Highland Co., VA"
      *** NOTE this is an obvious typo. she goes on to give the source as
      History of Highland Co., VA. There is no Highland County in either North or
      South Carolina. I suspect Rachel actually married John Gwin and her sister Mary married John Given and they were 2 separate people...

      In father Joseph's will, he left son John "the land he lives on adjoining Hambleton Benson"; to Robert, John, Moses, and William Kinkead joint use of land on Calfpasture Mtn, 428 acres in Pendleton and Bath for use as stock farms

      Need census entries:
      1820 GWINN JOHN Bath County VA 069 (same page as brothers)
      1830 GWIN JOHN C. Bath County VA 189
      1840 GUIN JOHN C. Bath County VA 116

      1850 VA, Highland Co, p.
      #598
      John Gwin 64 all b. Bath, farmer, r.e. value 1500
      Rachael 60
      Sarah 35
      Polly 33
      Hamilton 30
      Margaret 26
      Adison W. 5 b. Pendleton
      #599 Hamilton Benson 64 (wife Elizabeth 55), kids
      --previous 2 houses are brothers Moses and Wm

      1860 VA, Highland Co, #589-557
      Hamilton Gwin 43 m farmer, R=2,380, P=2,095
      John C. Gwin (fa) 75 m
      Sarah 47 f housekeeper
      Adison Hooks 15 m farmhand
      -- next door is John's brother Moses and brother Wm K is a few houses further away.
    Person ID I2246  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2002 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Jane Kincaid,   b. Est 1740-1745, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Sep 1817 and Apr 1822, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Bef 1763  (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F758  Group Sheet

    Family Rachael (Unknown),   b. Abt 1790, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1850  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Gwin,   b. 1813-1815, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1889, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Mary "Polly" Gwin,   b. Abt 1817, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hamilton Gwin,   b. Abt 1820, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1890, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Margaret Gwin,   b. 1824-1825, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1866, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F782  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Death records - Highland co VA, 17 MAY 1861 JOHN C. GWIN, COWPASTURE, "OFFICE OF HEAD"[?], 77, S/O JOSEPH &GWIN (Reliability: 0).