Rachel Gwin

Rachel Gwin

Female Abt 1826 - 1887  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Rachel Gwin 
    Born Abt 1826  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jan 1887  Cowpasture river, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1850: In census, age 24, with parents. Future husband/first cousin Wm lives next door.
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      In 1896, a chancery cause was filed in Highland co VA: Rachel Gwin's administrator vs James Gwin & others. It dealt with the estate of Rachel Gwin, daughter of William K. Gwin, and laid out the following relationships and heirs. It says Rachel died in Dec 1886, whereas her death record gives a Jan 1887 date. In the Jan 1887 court term, John W. Arbogast was qualified as administrator. The personal property is not enough to pay the debts of the estate and some real estate will have to be sold. At the time of her death, Rachel owned 70 acres 2 roods & twelve poles, 78 acres and 28 acres one rood & sixteen poles, all adjoining each other on the Cow Pasture River. She left no children or descendants of any children or father, mother, sister, brother, or any descendants of those. According to the law, after her debts are paid, the estate will go as follows, with one moiety to the paternal side and the other to the maternal side.
      Rachel's father was William K. Gwin dec'd, whose heirs on his side are very numerous, and her mother was Jane Kincaid before marriage.
      On the paternal side:
      1) Hamilton & Sallie Gwin are children of John C. Gwin, a brother of William K. Gwin dec'd
      2) Robert Gwin, another brother died & left the following children:
      2-1) Rennick, who died and left a son James in this county
      2-2) David who moved to Maryland, died, and left 4 children, names unknown
      2-3) John who lives in Illinois
      2-4) Kate Friel who lives in Illinois [West VA crossed out]
      2-5) Polly Gwin who is dead & left 4 children, to wit: William, Morgan, Charles C., and Rebecca Hupman, all residing in this county
      2-6) [in the margin, written across 2 pages] Joseph Gwin, a son who is dead and left the following children, to wit:
      1) James B. Gwin
      2) George H. Gwin
      3) Martha Ann Grant
      4) Sallistine Lange
      4) Rebecca Gwin
      6) Amanda Kincaid
      7) Robert Gwin
      3) Jane Steuart a sister died & left the following children:
      3-1) Sallie Steuart in this county
      3-2) Jane Bennett in West VA
      3-3) Elizabeth Wilson in West VA
      3-4) Margaret Carper in West VA
      4) Joseph Gwin another brother died & left children who moved to the west and their names and residence are unknown
      5) Thomas Gwin another brother died & left children who moved to the west and their names and residence are unknown
      6) James Gwin another brother died & left children who moved to the west and their names and residence are unknown, except Julia Dunlap of Augusta county

      On the maternal side [these are siblings of Rachel's mother]:
      1) David Nelson Kincaid of this county
      2) William H. Kincaid of this county
      3) Adaline Kincaid who has departed this life since the death of Rachel Gwin, leaving no children
      4) John Kincaid, dead, left children in some western states
      5) Harriet Wandless, dead, left the following children:
      5-1) Martha J. Smith of Bath co
      5-2) David N. Wandless of Bath co
      5-3) W.C. Wandless of West VA
      5-4) Stephen H. Wandless, dead, left one child Martha J. Lackey of Rockbridge co
      6) Lewis Kincaid, dead, left the following children and grandchildren:
      6-1) Rennick H. Kincaid of Augusta co
      6-2) Logan Kincaid, dead, the names and residences of his children are unknown
      6-3) Mary Gordon, dead, left 3 children: Willia of Augusta co, Edward of Augusta co, Mary Bell of Augusta co
      6-4) Sarah Harris, dead, left 7 childre: Charles, Annie, John (all over 21 yrs), Lilburn, Winston, Ada, Doc Hamilton Harris, all of Augusta co (the last group is under 21)

      Rachel's real estate is not susceptible to partition among the heirs and the adm'r recommends that it be sold and the balance divided after the debts are paid.

      This document has 309 pages. I only read to page 15.
      [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=091-1896-001]
    Person ID I2353  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2012 

    Father William Kinkead Gwin,   b. Abt 1795, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1860, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Jane Kincaid,   b. 1800-1807, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1885, Cowpasture river, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1823  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F783  Group Sheet

    Family William A.B. Gwin,   b. Abt 1822, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1882, Cowpasture river, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1849  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Franklin Nelson Gwin,   b. Abt 1850, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882-1886  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F784  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Death records - Highland co VA, RACHEL GWIN, 16 JAN 1887, COW P.R., VENEREAL, 60, PARENTS W.K. & JANE GWIN, B. COW P.R., WIDOW, REPORTED BY ADMINISTRATOR J.W. ARBOGAST (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S5] Bath County Marriages, 1823 NOV 11 BOND FOR WILLIAM GIVIN (TRANSCRIBER WROTE "GWIN?" NEXT TO NAME) & JANE KINKEAD. SURETY, DAVID KINKEAD. NO RETURN. [BCM P.63] (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S22] Vital Records of Highland County, VA, Matheny, John C. and Emma R., P.350 LICENSE FOR WILLIAM A.B. GWIN & RACHEL GWIN ON DEC 10, 1849; MARRIED BY JOHN S. BLAIN ON DEC 13, 1849 (Reliability: 3).