John Gwin, Sr.

John Gwin, Sr.

Male 1787 - 1872  (85 years)

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  • Name John Gwin, Sr. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1 Aug 1787  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Sep 1872  Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Gwin Family Cem, Tomahawk Farm, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • All data on this family's descendants from Price p.508 unless otherwise stated. Some from Bicentennial of Bath Co p.202, which says John was 9th son of David and Jane. Jane must have died birthing him.

      Death date from [Carol Watson's Carlile bk, p.19]. Also says 2nd wife was Lydia Gum. Children shown in my gwin.txt file from Beckie Rawdon.

      Named in father's will. See his entry.

      Where was John in 1850-1860 censuses? Pat Hiser's online file says he & Lydia married & lived in Greenbrier and had children James K.P. Gwin, Caleb, and Eleanor.
      [http://genforum.genealogy.com/gwinn/messages/247.html]

      1870 Highland census: lives with son David, age 83, infirm, near Monterey
    Person ID I687  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2001 

    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  [5
    Family ID F515  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Margaret "Peggy" Bradshaw,   b. 1785,   d. 17 Apr 1838, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1809  Jackson's River, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Nancy Gwin,   b. Abt 1809,   d. Bef Jan 1844  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. Jane C. Gwin,   b. 9 Feb 1813, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1879, McHenry Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Elizabeth Gwin,   b. 9 Feb 1813, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1865, McHenry Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. John Wesley Gwin,   b. 22 Jul 1816,   d. 7 May 1898  (Age 81 years)
     5. David Gwin,   b. 23 Nov 1818, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1885 OR 28 Feb 1885, Highland Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lydia Gum,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Apr 1839  Greenbrier Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Bicentennial History of Bath County, VA, (Bath Co. Historical Society;1991), P.202 SAYS JOHN WAS THE 9TH SON OF DAVID GWIN AND JANE CARLILE (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S22] Vital Records of Highland County, VA, Matheny, John C. and Emma R., P.121 TOMBSTONE GIVES BIRTHDATE AUG 1, 1787 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S22] Vital Records of Highland County, VA, Matheny, John C. and Emma R., P.121 GWIN FAMILY CEM. ON TOMAHAWK FARM, BURIED NEXT TO FIRST WIFE MARGARET AND SON DAVID - HEADSTONE READS: HUSBAND - JOHN GWIN - AUG 1, 1787 - SEPT. 8, 1872 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S22] Vital Records of Highland County, VA, Matheny, John C. and Emma R., SEE DEATH SOURCE. (Reliability: 0).

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

    6. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901), P. 508 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S5] Bath County Marriages, P.37 BOND FILED APR 11 1809 FOR JOHN GWIN AND MARGARET BRADSHAW. SURETY, JOHN BRADSHAW, SR. RETURNED "JAN 12" BY JEREMIAH BURNS.--MAYBE JUNE 12? SEVERAL MARRIAGES ON THIS PAGE BY THE SAME MINISTERALSO HAVE A JAN 12 RETURN AFTER A LATER BOND. (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S48] Marriage Records - Greenbrier Co, ON BRODERBUND CD 229 (Reliability: 3).