Joseph Gwin

Joseph Gwin

Male 1800-1804 - 1875  (71 years)

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  • Name Joseph Gwin 
    Born 1800-1804  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census From 1850 to 1870  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Nov 1875  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Cleek (p.108) says the Joseph with the children shown in the censuses below is Joseph Corbett Gwin, son of Moses Gwin & __Kincaid, b. Sept 15, 1802, d. Nov 20, 1875, married Mary Jane Benson Nov 12, 1829, a dau. of Hamilton Benson and Elizabeth Hodge (a sister of Renick Hodge. The birth, death, and marriage data match the census, although Mary J. would've been only 14 or 15 at marriage. However, the parental assignation is a real problem - Moses & Elizabeth Kincaid didn't marry until 1821, whereas this Joseph was born abt 1802-1804. I think Cleek is wrong about Joseph's parentage and these entries represent Joseph of Robert Jr. This is confirmed by Joseph's death record which lists his parents as Robert & Sarah, as reported by his wife Mary Jane.

      Joseph of Robert Jr. can't be the Joseph who md Elizabeth Kincaid and died in 1823, because Joseph of Robert Jr was alive in 1843 when Robert Jr wrote his will.

      7 Sept 1837 - land deed from Washington Gwinn mentions land adj. to "Joseph Gwin Sr. and Joseph Gwin (of Robert)," - this establishes that Joseph of Robert lived in Augusta at that time and that he was not called Joseph Sr.

      27 Nov 1837 deed from Wm Lockridge & Margaret his wife of Bath Co, VA to Joseph Gwinn of Augusta Co, VA, for $500, 144 acres on the Calfpasture River in Augusta Co being the same on which the said Gwinn now lives and adjoining the lands of Joseph Gwinn, Jacob Beck, Enos Meek, and Wm Clayton. Bounds include "corner to Jos. Gwinn Sr.". [Augusta deed bk 59, p.320] -- I believe this land is sold to Joseph of Robert because the bounds indicate that Joseph Sr. is a neighbor and therefore not this Joseph. Apparently Joseph already lived on Lockridge land, probably somehow connected to his mother.

      Feb 1844: Joseph inherited a 1/8 share of his father Robert's "land in Greenbrier and my share in the Lockridge place on the Big Calfpasture".

      12 May 1845: Joseph Gwin, exec'r of Robert Gwin dec'd, sold to Benjamin Thompson land that had been sold to Thompson by Robert in 1840 but not conveyed. Land is 260 acres on Cowardins Big Spring, a branch of Jacksons River in the Warm Springs Valley, on the line of Thomas Adams dec'd, on the side of Warm Springs Mtn. Said land was devised to Robert by his father Joseph Gwin dec'd. Recorded in Bath in Nov 1860. Joseph's statement was filed in Augusta county. [Bath Deed Bk 12, p.175]

      On Nov 2, 1847, in Augusta County, "the Lockridge farm" [inherited by Robert's children in his will] was sold to Thomas Clayton by Joseph Guin & Mary Jane his wife, Samuel Guin & Elizabeth his wife, and Margaret Guin of Augusta county, David Guin & Jane his wife of Wood county, and Andrew Guin & Polly Guin of Highland county.
      -- this establishes that Joseph (of Robert) had a wife named Mary Jane and lived in Augusta at that time.

      1850 VA, Augusta Co
      #484 (on other side of Wm Clayton), , 2nd District, 20 June
      Joseph Gwin/Givin 46 farmer, value: 300, all b.VA
      George 14 -- Cleek says George Hamilton
      Robert 8
      Mary J. 35
      Amanda E. 13 -- Cleek says Amanda Ellen
      Martha A. 5
      Drucilla C. 4
      Rebecca J. 9/12

      Is this the same person? From Ron Gwinn's Lib. of VA patent database:
      Gwin, Joseph C. Nov 1, 1852 Highland co. 34ac. On East side of Cow Pasture River

      1860 VA, Augusta Co, 1st District, #1716-1670, p.716 (from Valley of Shadow online]
      Joseph Givin 56 farmer, r.e. value: 2000, pers: 573, all b. VA
      Mary J. 47
      George H. 23
      Martha A. 18
      Mary C. 15
      Rebecca J. 12 attended school
      James W. 9 attended school
      William 25
      -- 2 houses away from Wm Clayton. Who's William Gwin - son, brother, cousin? Could be his nephew, s/o his sister Mary/Polly, who is otherwise unaccounted for in 1860.

      1870 VA, Augusta Co, 6th District, Craigsville, p.154, house 302, family 313
      Quinn, Joseph 68 m w farmer, RE=1300, PE=400, all b. VA
      Mary J. 62 keeping house
      Martha A. 29 at home
      Mary S. 26 at home
      Rebecka L. 22 at home
      James B. 19 m w farm labour
      -- son George lives 1 page earlier

      Note J.C. Gwin of Augusta in the Lib of VA online index to Confederate pensions is NOT him, as that pension was applied for in 1908 after this Joseph's death. That is John Clayton Gwin.

      Should try to get will/probate records for his estate.

      Cleek lists an additional child (of Joseph & Mary Jane) named Joseph who he says migrated to the west, but there is no evidence of him in the 1860 or 1870 census..

      Is this the same Joseph, or the Joseph who married Nancy Swink? From the BLM database:
      1831 Jan 3: Joseph Guin of Augusta Co, VA patented in Tippecanoe Co, Indiana:
      80 acres (W half of NE qtr) in Sec 23 Twp 21-N Range 4-W, patent #12169
      80 acres (W half of NE qtr) in Sec 25 Twp 21-N Range 4-W, #12170
      80 acres (W half of NE qtr) in Sec 22 Twp 21-N Range 4-W, #12171
      80 acres (E half of NW qtr) in Sec 22 Twp 21-N Range 4-W, #12172
    Person ID I2254  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2008 

    Father Robert Gwin,   b. Bef 1784, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1843-Feb 1844, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" Lockridge,   b. Bef 1788, Virginia (probably Augusta co) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1815-Jan 1816, Augusta or Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1800  Augusta or Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Jane Benson,   b. 1815-1817, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Nov 1829  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Amanda Ellen Gwin,   b. Abt 1837, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. George Hamilton Guinn,   b. Abt 1836, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1929, Rockbridge Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)
     3. Robert Gwin,   b. Abt 1842, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha A. Gwin,   b. Abt 1845, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary or Drucilla C. Gwin,   b. Abt 1846, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rebecca J. Gwin,   b. Sep 1849, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James W. Gwin,   b. Abt 1851, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F898  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S114] Death records - Augusta county, 20 NOV 1875 JOSEPH GUIN, WHITE MALE, NEAR DEERFIELD, PASTURES DISTRICT, OF GRAVEL, AGE 75, PARENTS ROBERT & SARAH GUIN, BORN AUGUSTA COUNTY, FARMER, REPORTED BY WIFE MARY JANE GUIN. (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.72 - BOND 10 NOV 1829 FOR JOSEPH GWIN & MARY JANE BENSON. SURETY, WILLIAM K. GWIN. HAMILTON BENSON CONSENTS FOR DAU. MARY JANE. WITNESS, WILLIAM K. GWIN. RETURNED 12 NOV 1829 BY HENRY S. KEPPLER. (Reliability: 3).