Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr.
and
Mary
Etta (Molly) Self

Page Updated 21 Jul 2013

Page Updated 29 May 2012
with input from my 3rd cousin, Billie Gwin Kouns


Page Updated 25 May 2009



The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


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How I'm related to these dear people and their descendants:


John McDonald Gwin's Line
Relationship
John Michael Gwin's Line
William Gwin m. RoseAnne Carlisle Jones Wilson
parents
William Gwin m. RoseAnne Carlisle Jones Wilson
siblings
Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr., m. Mary Etta "Molly" Self
1st Cousins
I.G.G. and M.E.S.G.'s children
Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney
2nd Cousins
I.G.G. and M.E.S.G.'s grandchildren
John McDonald Gwin m. Sharon Lynn Hamrick
3rd Cousins
I.G.G. and M.E.S.G.'s great-grandchildren (e.g., Billie Gwin Kouns)
Sarah Joy Gwin m. Jason Deane Johnson, Sr.
4th Cousins
I.G.G. and M.E.S.G.'s gg-grandchildren
5th Cousins
I.G.G. and M.E.S.G.'s ggg-grandchildren
So Isham and Molly are my great-granduncle and aunt, and their great-grandchildren and I are 3rd cousins to each other.
--John M. Gwin

21.00--Richard Gwin;  m. Sarah Chesley; one known son:

22.00--Isham Gwin m. Mary Canterbury; ten known children:

23.04--John Gwin m. Jane Walker, nine children;


The Nine Children of John and Jane Gwin:
Pictures of some of their graves

24.01--Isom Gwin, b. Mar 1817 in Dallas Co., AL territory; d. 7 Dec 1853; m. Mary Burdine Wilson; MBWG m2. 28 Jan 1859 to John Steadman
24.02--Mary Gwin--b. 1817; m1. 27 Dec. 1838 to Drury H. Roark; m2. on 17 May 1849 to Mr. Abel Turner
24.03--Thomas Gwin--b. ca. 1818-19; data unk.
24.04--William Gwin  (18 Dec 1820--29 Apr 1889); m. 12 (13?) May 1842 Roseann "Roe" Carlisle Jones Wilson
24.05--Sarah Gwin (ca. 1826--31 Mar 1885); m. 18 Mar 1841 to Louis Basset
24.06--Ann Gwin (ca. 1827--1845); m. 19 Jan 1843 to Joseph Lavalette Basset
24.07--Martha J. Gwin (ca.1828--unk).; m. 22 Apr 1847 to Jesse Comelander
24.08--Chesley R. Gwin; (ca.1828--after 1880); m1. 20 Mar 1850 Frances E. "Fannie" Bell; m2. a widow, Mrs. Blevins
24.09--Louisa A. Gwin; (ca. 1829-30--b. bef. 1830 census); m1?. Mr. Gaviness; m2. on 17 May 1849 Mr. Wm. G. (or J.) McKnight.


The Eight Children of Will and Roe Gwin:
Pictures of some of their graves

25.01--Mary Ann Elizabeth Gwin b. 23 April 1843; d. 23 Jan 1882; m. 25 Jan 1866, Dallas Co., AL, to Robert Guy Lochridge (b. 2 Feb 1838; d. 15 June 1926)
25.02--Martha Jane Gwin (1845-1847); -- died as infant
25.03--William Sutton Gwin,b. 5 Jun 1848 at Cahaba, AL; d. 11 Sep 1916 at Wilsonville, AL; m. 2 Dec 1868 to Ida Eliza Basset (b. 5 May 1845 in England; d. 8 Dec 1907; bd. beside husband) 11 ch.;
25.04--John Wesley Gwin, M. D., b. 15 Mar 1851; d. 29 Aug. 1877, age 26, of typhoid fever, at Anniston, AL; bd. at Wilsonville Cem., Shelby Co., AL;
25.05--Rufus King Gwin b. 16 May 1853; d. 20 Aug 1927; m. his first cousin, Ann Turner-, d/o Mary (Gwin and Abel Turner; 4 children;
25.06--Lucy Marcella Gwin b. 1 Dec 1855; d. 22 Feb 1871, age 16; bd. Wilsonville Cem., Shelby Co., AL);
25.07--Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr. b. 25 Sep 1858; d. 21 Dec 1919; bd. Wilsonville Cem., Shelby Co., AL; m. 1881 to Mary Etta (Molly) Self; (1858-1940) bd. beside husband;

25.08--Thomas Wilson Gwin b. 10 Feb. 1863; d. Sunday, 7 Oct 1877;  bd. Wilsonville Cem., Shelby Co., AL;


The Five Known Children of Isham G. and Mary E. Gwin:

26.01--William Henderson "Willie" Gwin m. Nettie Bolding
26.02--John Wightman "J. W." Gwin m. Mamie Bolding
26.03--Isham Griffin Gwin m. Hattie Bolding
26.04--Emmett Brindley Gwin, Sr., m1. Wynona Dove, m2. Leah Brame
26.05--Mary Edith Gwin m. William Arthur "Tony" Daniel


And Now Here's the Family in Greater Detail:

25.07--Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr., b. 25 Sep 1858; d. 21 Dec 1919; both bd. in Wilsonville City Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL (see photo); m. 1881 to Mary Etta (Molly) Self (b. 11 Dec 1858; [Bob Self Note: John, I have Marietta Self as the 6th child of Nathaniel Henderson Self et ux Elizabeth Jane Pearson Self.  b. 1861, AL.]; d. 17 June 1940); these are John Gwin's great-granduncle and aunt; 5 ch., each of whom is John Gwin's 1st cousin twice removed;
[listed as Isham Gwin, fireman at plainer, age 40, md. 18 yrs. and b. Sep 1859, in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Pct. No. 9, Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL]

[listed as Mollie Gwin, age 41 and b. Dec 1858, md. 18 yrs. w/5 of 5 ch. lvg., in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Pct. No. 9, Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL]
[listed as Mollie Gwin, mother-in-law, age 61, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Pct. No. 9 north of Sou. RR, Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL, living with her daughter Mary E. Daniel and son-in-law, William A. Daniel]
[listed as Mollie Gwin, mother-in-law, age 71, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, living with her daughter Edith Daniel and son-in-law, William A. Daniel]


Reported in 1880 Census as:

Name: Isham G. GEOYN
[
JMG NOTE: The enumerator misspelled Gwin as Gwyn,
and Ancestry.com mistranscribed the name Gwyn as Geoyn.
]
Age: 21
Estimated birth year: <1859>
Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Steam Engineer [JMG NOTE: No doubt
Isham worked at his dad's lumber yard, which by 1880
would've converted to steam power.]
Relation: Son
Home in 1880: Wilsonville, Shelby, Alabama
Marital status: NA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Head of household: William GEOYN
Father's birthplace: AL
Mother's birthplace: AL

Reported in 1880 Census as:
Name: Marietta SELF
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: <1861>
Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Keeps House
Relation: Dau
Home in 1880: Wilsonville, Shelby, Alabama
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Head of household: Nathaniel H. SELF
Father's birthplace: AL
Mother's birthplace: AL

GWIN
ISHAM G.          MARY S.
1858 -- 1919     1858 -- 1940


Location:  Wilsonville City Cem.,
Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL--Gwin Plot

26.01--William Henderson "Willie" Gwin b. 17 Aug 1883; d. 23 Nov 1965; bd. Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 64858952; m. ca. 1915 to Nettie B. Bolding (b. 25 Jun 1896; d. 15 Jan 1992; bd. Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 64858972; d/o W. E. Bolding [b. 2 Jan 1857; d. 14 Nov 1927; bd. Maplesville Midtown Cem., Chilton Co., AL] and Emma E. Hicks [b. 24 Nov 1859; d. 21 Sep 1906; bd. Maplesville Midtown Cem., Chilton Co., AL]); one known ch. DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
Name: Nettie B. Gwin
SSN: 419-24-9210
Born: 5 Jun 1895
Died: 15 Jan 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951)

27.01--William Henderson "Bill" Gwin, Jr., b. ca. 1916 in Melville, AL; d. 25 Dec 2008; bd. Port Allen, LA [Gwin, William Henderson, Jr., Memorial service at First Baptist Church, Port Allen, at 2 p.m.-- Published in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) on 12/28/2008]; m1. for 45 years to Iva Matlock (b. Texarkana; d. bef. 2008; bd. unk.); m2. to Jan (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. aft. 2008; bd. unk.); three ch., all by Iva


OBITUARY

William Henderson Gwin, Jr.

A resident of Gulfport, Miss., he died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at age 92. Mr. Gwin, also known as Bill, was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in Melville, Ala., he was the only child of Willie and Nettie Gwin. He had three children and was married to Iva Matlock Gwin from Texarkana, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Kennard Gwin, who was of Gulfport, Miss.  Iva and Bill were  married for 45 years. They always put their children and grandchildren first and foremost. After serving in the Army as an optician, he learned to be a watchmaker and later a jewelry maker. Bill and Iva owned several jewelry stores and had many customers in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and surrounding areas. Bill retired from his store, The Ye Olde Gold Shoppe in Gulfport, at age 85. Mr. Gwin lived a long, full life and he will be missed dearly. Bill is survived by his second wife, Jan Gwin; his daughters, Billie Kouns and husband Bill, of Gautier, Miss., and Patricia Cabiness, of Alabama; step-daughter, Jimmie Spence; stepson, John Covington; grandchildren, J. J. Fletcher, Rain Mayeux and Syndney Fletcher; stepgrandchild, Paige Sutton.; great-grandchildren, Madison Fletcher, Breck and Brenyn Mayeux; and step-great-grandchildren, Mason Suttona and KinKaid Bobinger. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Port Allen on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at 2 p.m.


28.01--Beverly Gwin, [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Kennard [PRIVATE]

28.02--Billie Gwin, CONTRIBUTOR--[PRIVATE], m. William Alvin "Bill" Kouns facebook friend [PRIVATE]

28.03--Patricia Gwin [PRIVATE], m. Mr. Cabiness [PRIVATE]

26.02--John Wightman "J. W." Gwin, Sr., b. 4 Sep 1885 [gravestone says 1885 and so does 1900 census]; d. 1 Oct 1955 [Ancestry.com transcription of death certificate says 1 Oct 1955 in Chilton Co. (Vol. 39, Certif. 19130, Roll 5)]; bd. Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 64858917; m. Maymie C. Bolding  (b. 18 Mar 1889; d. 4 Jan 1971; bd. unk. [but possibly in Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL]; d/o W. E. Bolding [b. 2 Jan 1857; d. 14 Nov 1927; bd. Maplesville Cem., Chilton Co., AL] and Emma E. Hicks [b. 24 Nov 1859; d. 21 Sep 1906; bd. Maplesville Cem., Chilton Co., AL]; Mamie is bd. Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 64858885); at least 1 ch.
[age 24 in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Pct. 7, Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL];
[age 34 in the 20 January 1920 census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL];
[listed as John W. Gwin, age 45, in the 23 Apr 1930 census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL]

[age 21 in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Pct. 7, Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL];
[age 30 in the 20 January 1920 census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL];
[listed as Mamie C. Gwin, age 41, in the 23 Apr 1930 census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL]

27.01--John Wightman Gwin, Jr., Capt., U.S. Army, World War II; b. 25 May 1908 in AL/AL/AL; d. 30 May 1990; bd. Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 64858848; m. unk. time/place to Louise S. (nee unk., b. 8 Nov 1909 in AL; d. 1 Feb 1996; bd. Maplesville Cem., Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 64858791); at least two ch.
[age 22 mo. in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Pct. 7, Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL];
[age 11 in the 20 January 1920 census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL];
[listed as J. W. Gwin, Jr., age 22, in the 23 Apr 1930 census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL]
[listed as John W. Gwin, railroad inspector, age 31, in the 3 May 1940 census of Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL]

[listed as Louise Gwin, age 30, in the 3 May 1940 census of Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL]
Name: John W. Gwin
SSN: 719----2095
Last Res.: 27810  Belhaven, Beaufort, NC
Born: 25 May 1908
Died: 20 May 1990
State (Year) SSN issued:

Railroad Board (Issued Through) (1951-1963)

Name: John Wightman Gwin Jr.
MarStat: Married
SS#: 719182095
Father: Mr. Gwin
Age: 81
Birth: 25 May 1908, AL
Resided: Beaufort Co., NC
Death: 20 May 1990 Beaufort Co., NC
Autopsy: No
POBur: Cremation in NC
Source Vendor: NC Dept. of Health.
NC Deaths, 1988-92

28.01--Hal S. Gwin, b. 3 Feb 1936 in AL/AL/AL; d. 22 Jun 2001 at Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL; bd. unk.; m. Joy (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.; DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
[listed as Hal S. Gwin, age 4, in the 3 May 1940 census of Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL]

28.02--John "Johnny" Gwin, b. aft. 1940 in AL/AL/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.; DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE--unless he is THIS Johnny Gwin:
Birth:  May 5, 1950
Death:  May 5, 1950

 
Burial:
Oak Grove First Baptist Cemetery
Oak Grove
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
 
Created by: Diona Dickerson
Record added: Aug 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75296193
26.03--Isham Griffin Gwin, Jr., b. 8 Jun 1888; d. 17 Oct 1918, age 30 yrs., 4 mos., 9 days; bd. Evergreen Cem., Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 34815915--Plot: Block 70, Plot 42 (WC); in 1910 he was a railroad station agent in Cave Spring, Floyd Co., GA; m. Hattie E. Bolding (b. ca. 1888, d/o W. E. Bolding [b. 2 Jan 1857; d. 14 Nov 1927; bd. Maplesville Midtown Cem., Chilton Co., AL] and Emma E. Hicks [b. 24 Nov 1859; d. 21 Sep 1906; bd. Maplesville Midtown Cem., Chilton Co., AL]);
[age 32 and widowed in 1920 census of Colo. Spgs., El Paso Co., CO]

[John M. Gwin Note:  I stumbled upon this entry while doing random searches of the web: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/co/elpaso/cemeteries/colosprings/evergreen/evgngre.txt

GWIN, ISHAM G., bd. 18 OCT 1918,
cem. section T-070, Evergreen Cem., Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colo
.


Donated to the Colorado Archives by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. Questions may be directed to: Cemetery Project, Pikes Peak GS, P.O. Box 1262, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. The original listing was compiled by Athlyn Luzier and was published by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. See the USGenWeb Copyright Notice at the end of the file. Evergreen Cemetery is at 1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

When and under what circumstances did Isham move to Colorado Springs?
How did he die at age 30?]

In June 2004, while traveling through Colorado Springs, we stopped, found his grave, and took this photo, right.


Isham G. Gwin
June 8, 1888
Oct. 17, 1918


27.01--Mary Vivian Gwin, b. ca. 1907 in AL DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
[age 13 in 1920 Census of El Paso Co., CO]
27.02--Elmer G. Gwin, b. ca. 1909 in GA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. to Mary Ardell Cobb (b. 2 Feb 1911 in Selma, AL; d. 12 Nov 1940 in Selma, AL, age 29; bd. New Live Oak Cem., Selma, Dallas Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 69371784); m2. 12 Jul 1941 in Perry Co., AL, to  unk. [GWIN ELMER G 53 7 12 41 70 19515]; unk. ch. DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
[age 11 in 1920 Census of El Paso Co., CO];
[listed as Elmer G. Gwin, soldier, age 24, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Selfridge Field (U. S. Army post), Harrison Twp., Macomb Co., MI]
[listed as Elmer Gwynn, 32, mill carpenter, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL, and hosting his s-i-l, Josephine Cobb, 13, who has probably come to help care for her older sister.]

[listed as Mary Gwynn, 29, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL, and hosting her sister, Josephine Cobb, 13, who has probably come to help care for Mary.]
[JMG Note: Ancestry.com has this in their "Alabama Marriage Collection" for Elmer G. Gwin: 53/7/12/41/40/19515. They translate that as his marriage in Perry Co., AL, on 12 Jul 1941 (sic); Source: Alabama Center for Health Statistics.]  
Name: Mary Ardell Cobb Gwin
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1911
Birth Place: Selma, Alabama
Death Date: 12 Nov 1940
Death Place: Selma, Dallas Co, Alabama
Burial Date: 14 Nov 1940
Burial Place: Selma, Dallas Co, Alabama
Death Age: 29
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Residence: Selma, Dallas Co., Alabama
Father Name: W A Cobb
Father Birth Place: Maplesville, Alabama
Mother Name: Annie Barnes
Mother Birth Place: Plantersville, Alabama
Spouse Name: Elmer G Gwin
FHL Film Number: 1908594
27.03--Bettie C. Gwin, b. ca. 1911 in GA  DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
[age 9 in 1920 Census of El Paso Co., CO]

26.04--Emmett Brindley Gwin, Sr. b. 20 Jul 1891 at Wilsonville, AL ; d. 17 Mar 1957 [Ancestry.com transcription of death certificate says 29 May 1957 in Wilcox Co. (Vol. 31, Certif. 15489, Roll 5)]; bd. in Selma, AL; m1. 10 Oct 1910 at Winsboro, LA, to Wynona Dove (b. unk.; d. 20 Oct 1918 at Baskin, LA); m2. 10 Aug 1919 to Leah A. Brame (b. 28 Dec 1898; d. 14 Apr 1977; bd. New Live Oak Cem., Selma, Dallas Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 69371783); at least 4 ch.
[listed as Emmett Gwin, age 37 in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

[listed as Leah Gwin, age 31 in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]
27.01--Emmett Brindley Gwin, Jr. b. 20 Aug 1914 at Faunsdale, AL or Morrell, AR; d. 10 Jun 1987; [Ancestry.com transcription of death certificate says Jun 1987 in Fairhope, Baldwin Co., AL (SS issued bef. 1951 in AL)] ; bd. Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, Baldwin Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 85233703; m. Jun 1934 to Irma Rebecca Watkins (b. 9 Nov 1915 in Pike Co., AL; d. 30 Oct 2005 in Fairhope, AL; bd. Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, Baldwin Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 51287306); one known ch.
[listed as Emmett Gwin, age 15 in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as E. B. Gwin, Jr., dry goods salesman, age 25 and b. in AR, in the 27 Apr 1940 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

[listed as Irma Gwin, age 24 and b. in AL, in the 27 Apr 1940 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

OBITUARY

From The Independent, Robertsdale, AL, November 9-10, 2005 Page 11B
GWIN
    Irma Rebecca Watkins Gwin died Oct. 30, 2005, at Thomas Hospital.
She was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Pike County.  "Miss Irma: was for over 30 years a fixture in downtown Fairhope as the bookkeeper for Bedsole's (later Bedsole & Gwin) which was operated by her husband.
    She was an active member of Fairhope United Methodist Church and served as a trustee for the Scheer Trust for Thomas Hospital.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, E. B. Gwin, Jr., her parents, and six siblings.


Survivors include a son, Dr. John (Suzette Burkhart) Gwin of Fairhope; two grandsons, Connor of Fairhope and Colin of Arlington, Va.; a number of nieces and nephews, their children and grandchildren.
     A graveside funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Fairhope Memory Gardens.  A memorial service to celebrate her life was held Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. James Episcopal Church.
     The family requests memorial donations be make to the Beckwith Camp and Conference Center, the Thomas Hospital Foundation, or the worthy organization of your choice. 
     Arrangements were made by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes and Crematory, Fairhope.


Placed on Irma's Findagrave.com memorial by Patricia Dunbar


28.01--John Michael Gwin, Ph.D., CONTRIBUTOR, facebook [PRIVATE]; m1. Pamela Jane Blair (b. 21 May 1951; d. 31 Dec 1998; bd. Charlottesville, VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 42130853); two ch. by Pamela; m2. Suzette Burkhart  facebook [PRIVATE]  
Cousin,
My son and I took a "road trip" on his Spring Break last month and we happened to ride through Gastonburg, AL, where my grandfather lived.  I showed him the plot of ground (now occupied by run-down trailers) where he lived, and visited the old town cemetery where my uncle is buried.  My grandfather, as you may know, is buried in Morrell, Arkansas where my father was born.
Keep in touch, if you will. All the best.
John
Fairhope, AL

29.01--Colin Blair Gwin [PRIVATE]
29.02--Conner Brindley Gwin facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Emma Leigh Cobb facebook [PRIVATE]

27.02--M. Edith Gwin b. 4 Jul 1917 at Morrell, AR; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Jun 1936 to Claude Bryan Sawyer, Jr. (b. 19 May 1912; d. 11 Mar 1973 in Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL; bd. Forestlawn Gardens and Mausoleum, Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 114660733); no ch. lvg. in 1940 census; nevertheless, DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
[age 12 in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as Edith Sawyer, age 22, b. AL, in the 4 Apr 1940 census of Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL--no ch. present]

[listed as Claude Sawyer, Jr., chemical plant chemist, age 29, b. AL, in the 4 Apr 1940 census of Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL--no ch. present]

Name: Claude B Sawyer
Birth Date: abt 1912
Death Date: 11 Mar 1973
Death Place: Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama
Death Age: 61
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Claude B Sawyer
Mother Name: Lillie Rankin
Spouse Name: Edith Gwin Sawyer
Comments: Jr.
FHL Film No.: 2242016

Name: CAUTION!  Data in this yellow box is not that of our Claude Sawyer!
SSN: 420-12-4074
Last Residence: 36445  Frisco City, Monroe, AL
BORN: 18 May 1912
Last Benefit: 36445  Frisco City, Monroe, AL
Died: Feb 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (Before 1951)

27.03--Gladys Beatrice Gwin b. 19 Jan 1921 at Faunsdale, AL; d. 5 May 1922 as inf.; bd. in Wilsonville City Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL (see photo); DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

27.04--Marvin Nathaniel Gwin b. 19 Jul 1923 at Faunsdale, AL; d. 1 Feb 1993; bd. Gastonburg Cem., Gastonburg, Wilcox Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 54080798; m. 28 Aug 1950 in Wilcox, AL, to Elizabeth Lee Fendley (b. 7 Jan 1933; d. 15 Apr 1988; bd. Gastonburg Cem., Gastonburg, Wilcox Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 54080779); unk. ch. DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE
[age 6 in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]
Name: Claude Sawyer
SSN: 420-12-4074
Last Res.: 36445  Frisco City, Monroe, AL
Born: 18 May 1912
Died: Feb 1981
SSN issued: AL (Bef. 1951)

GLADYS BEATRICE GWIN
JAN 19, 1921 -- MAY 5 1922

Name: Marvin N. Gwin
SSN: 423----2391
Last Res.: 36460  Monroeville, Monroe, AL
Born: 19 Jul 1923
Died: 1 Feb 1993
SSN issued: AL (Before 1951)

26.05--Mary Edith Gwin, b. 7 Jun 1893; d. 20 Nov 1981; bd. Forrest Cem., Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL--Plot: SECTION # 9--Find A Grave Memorial# 94622801; m. 7 Feb 1917 to William Arthur "Tony" Daniel (b. 4 Jun 1885 (fr. gravestone); d. 28 Nov 1956 (fr. gravestone); bd. Forrest Cem., Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL--Plot: SECTION # 9--Find A Grave Memorial# 94622801); at least one ch.
[listed as Edith Daniel, age 36, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, living with her husband, son, and mother; Edith is a private teacher]

[listed as William A. Daniel, b. Jun 1886, age 13, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL];
[listed as William A. Daniel, age 44, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, living with his wife, son, and mother-in-law; he's a merchant in the steel plant grocery]

27.01--William Arthur "Bill" Daniel, Jr. b. 5 Apr 1926; d. Aug 1995; bd. unk.; m. ca. age 24 (ca. 1950) to Mary CONTRIBUTOR (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]; two ch., four grandch. 
[listed as William A. Daniel, Jr., age 4, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, living with his parents and maternal grandmother]

29.00--(four grandchildren)

28.01--(son) Daniel  [PRIVATE]  DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE

28.02--(daughter) Daniel  [PRIVATE]  DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE

[Mary Daniel GENFORUM NOTE:  John, I am MARY DANIEL.  I WAS MARRIED TO BILL DANIEL, Jr., FOR 45 Years.  HE PASSED AWAY IN AUGUST 1995. WE HAD A SON AND DAUGHTER, FOUR GRANDCHILDREN]


Some Pertinent Census Data


From the 19 Jun 1880 Census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL
res/fam
Name
Relat.
to HOH
Age
Race/
Sex
Marr
Stat

POB
S/F/M
Occ.
 Other
John M. Gwin Comments
204/204
William Gwyn
head
59
wm
m
AL/TN/TN
lumber and timber dealer

William Gwin, my gg-grandpa.

Rosa A. Gwyn wife
57
wf
m
AL/NC/SC


Roseanna "Roe" Carlisle Jones Wilson Gwin, my gg-grandma

Isham G. Gwyn son
21
wm

AL/AL/AL
steam engineer
Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr., who will marry his next-door neighbor, Mary Etta Self, and together with her become the subjects of this web page.

Anne G Taylor
boarder
18
wf
s
AL/AL/GA



207/207
William S. Gwin
35
wm
m
AL/AL/AL lumber and timber dealer

William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin, Justice of the Peace, Isham's brother, my g-grandpa.

Ida Gwin
33
wf
m
England/England/England


Ida Eliza Basset Gwin, my g-grandma.

James B.

8
wm

AL/AL/England

James Basset Gwin, my grandpa, who will die under the wreck of a passenger train on which he is the conductor--and only fatality.

Kate L.

6
wf

AL/AL/England

Aunt Kate

William S.

4
wm

AL/AL/England

Uncle Duck

John W.

3
wm

AL/AL/England

Dr. John

Lucy J.

1
wf

AL/AL/England

Aunt Lucy, who will marry Lawson "Loss" Hebb and raise an only child, son Gwin Hebb,

Margaret

1/2
wf

AL/AL/England



Henrietta Hebb

15
bf

AL/AL/England (sic!)



208/208
Nathaniel H. Self

53
wm
m
AL/TN/TN Minister of Gospel


Elizabeth Self
50
wf
m
AL/SC/SC



Marietta Self
19
wf
s
AL/AL/AL

This is Mary Etta Self who will marry her next-door neighbor, Isham G. Gwin, and together with him become the subjects of this web page.

Betsy S. Self
18
wf
s
AL/AL/AL



Susan J. Self
17
wf
s
AL/AL/AL



Willie B. Self
15
wf
s
AL/AL/AL



Nathaniel H Self
12
wm

AL/AL/AL



Marin W. Self
7
wm

AL/AL/AL


209/209 John E. Densler

39
wm
m
AL/GA/GA Merchant

This family's last name will become the middle name of my grandaunt Nellie D. Gwin (here she is yet to be born).

Sarah A. Densler
31
wf
m
AL/SC/AL



Lula W. Densler
2
wf

AL/AL/AL



John W.

4/12 (Feb)
wm

AL/AL/AL



From the 6 Jun 1900 Census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL
res/fam
Name
Relat.
to HOH
DOB/
Age
MS/YrsMd/
ChBn/ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
 Other
John M. Gwin Comments
89/89
Isham Gwin head
Sep 1859/40
m/18
AL/AL/AL
fireman at plainer

Ancestry.com mistranscribed this last name as GUIN; Isham and Mollie are buried in Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL (see stone above)

Mollie Gwin wife
Dec 1858/41
m/18/5/5
AL/AL/AL



William H. Gwin son
Aug 1883/16
s
AL/AL/AL



John W. Gwin son
Sep 1885/14
s
AL/AL/AL



Isham G. Gwin, Jr. son
Jun 1888/11
s
AL/AL/AL

Isham Jr. is buried in Colorado Springs, CO!  (We stopped there once and found his grave--see below.)

Emmett B. Gwin son
Jul 1891/8
s
AL/AL/AL



Mary E. Gwin dau
Jun 1893/6
s
AL/AL/AL



From the 22 Apr 1910 Census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat/
YrsMd
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
Maplesville and Randolph
/115/117
John W. Gwin
head
wm
24
m1/3

AL/AL/AL R.R. Co. Agent
John Wightman Gwin, Sr., who is buried in Wilsonville Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL.

Mamie C. Gwin
wife
wf
21
m1/3
1/1
AL/NC/AL

Maymie C. Bolding Gwin

John W. Gwin, Jr.
son
wm
22mos.


AL/AL/AL
John Wightman Gwin, Jr., who will become a captain in WW2

From the 18 Apr 1910 Census of Cave Spring, Floyd Co., GA
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat/
YrsMd
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
Alabama Rd. (houses
not numbered)/72/74
I. G. Gwin
head
wm
21
m

GA/GA/GA
RR Depot Agent
This is Isham Griffin Gwin, Jr., b. in ALABAMA, parents both b. in ALABAMA. (This enumerator somehow didn't get that part straight.)

H. E. Gwin
wife
wf
22
m/5
2/---
AL/AL/AL

In the next census we find Hattie E. Bolding Gwin in Colorado Springs, CO, a widow with no apparent means of income, with three children.

Vaivan (sic)
daughter
wf
3
s

AL/AL/AL
I think her name must be Vivian. From the 1920 census, her full name is Mary Vivian Gwin.

Elner (sic) son
wm
1
s

GA/AL/AL
This is Elmer G. Gwin.

From the 15 Apr 1910 Census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat/
YrsMd
ChBn/
ChLvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
2/2
Isham G. Gwin
head
wm
51
m1/27

AL/AL/AL carpenter


Mary S. Gwin wife
wf
51
m1/27
5/5
AL/AL/AL dressmaker


William H. Gwin son
wm
26
s

AL/AL/AL railway depot agent


Emmett B. Gwin son
wm
18
s

AL/AL/AL carpenter Bride Railway


Mary Gwin daughter
wf
16
s

AL/AL/AL



From the 20 Jan 1920 Census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL

Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
226/230
John Gwin
head
wm
34
m
AL/AL/AL R.R. Agent--works in te. office
John Wightman Gwin, Sr., is buried in Wilsonville Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL.

Mamie Gwin
wife
wf
30
m
AL/AL/AL



J. W. Gwin, Jr.
son
wm
11
s
AL/AL/AL
He is probably an only child, certainly the only surviving child.

From the 3 Jan 1920 Census of Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
YOB
MStat
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
412 Platte Ave./
55/56
Hattie E. Gwin
head
wf
32
1888
wd
AL/SC/AL
none
Wow. Hattie has married, had a child, moved  to Georgia, had two more children, moved to Colorado, and buried her husband, and now has no evident means of income.

Mary V. Gwin daughter
wf
13
1907
s
AL/AL/AL
none

Elmer G. Gwin son
wm
11
1909
s
GA/AL/AL
none

Bettie C. Gwin daughter
wf
9
1911
s
GA/AL/AL
none

From the 22 Apr 1930 Census of Maplesville, Chilton Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat/
Age1stMd.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
64/68
John W. Gwin
head
wm
45
m/21
AL/AL/AL R.R. Agent
John Wightman Gwin, Sr., is buried in Wilsonville Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL.

Mamie C. Gwin
wife
wf
41
m/16
AL/AL/AL



J. W. Gwin, Jr.
son
wm
22
s
AL/AL/AL


From the 4 Apr 1930 Census of Selfridge Field, U. S. Govt. Post,  Harrison Twp., Macomb Co., MI
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat/
Age1stMd.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
27th Squadron
Barracks, 56/57
Elmer G. Gwin
soldier
wm
24
s
GA/AL/AL
soldier, U. S. Army
This is our Elmer G. Gwin as evidenced here by his and his parents' POB.

From the 4 Apr 1930 Census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
MStat/
Age1stMd.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation/
profession
John M. Gwin Comments
1629/
77/90
Emmet B. Gwin
head
wm
37
m/19
AL/AL/AL
Railroad foreman My dad, Adrian S. Gwin, told that once, after his father had been killed in a train wreck, this cousin and a team of railway workers came to their house in McDowell and built them some playground-type equipment in their yard for them to play on, including a teeter-totter made from railroad ties. Emmett and many other of the cousins went out of their way to be father-figures for them.

Leah A. Gwin wife
wf
31
m/20
AL/AL/AL


Emmet B. Gwin, Jr.
son
wm
15
s
AL/AL/AL


M. Edith Gwin daughter
wf
12
s
AL/AL/AL


Marvin N. Gwin son
wm
6
s
AL/AL/AL

Ancestry.com has this cousin marrying in 1950 in Wilcox Co., AL, to some unnamed sweetheart.






[John M. Gwin Note:   In June 2003, Ms. Mary Elizabeth Tinney Hill of Wilsonville, AL, responded to an article I had posted to several list serves.  It turns out that her Tinney family of Wilsonville knew my Gwins of Wilsonville, and she has quite a bit of information about my family.  One item is the picture, below, of the students at Wilsonville School.  On the back are two sets of comments identifying most of the students and telling some things about them.  These two sets of comments are transcribed by me below the picture.  The student closest to the camera is William Arthur "Tony" Daniel who married Mary Edith Gwin, my 1st cousin twice removed (26.05 above).]

Comments by one
unidentified person
Comments by a second
unidentified  person
.
Comments by one
unidentified  person
Comments by a second
unidentified  person
Top Row:

15. Mr. Ellenburg Mr. John Ellingher, school principal
01.  Virgie Boyer (a single person soon after birth of only daughter Mary Va. High) dau. of Dr. John Beuford Boyer
16. Bertie Smith married Alex Lindsay of Oxford, Ala,, area
02.  Annie Evans married
17. Scott Taylor married Lavada _____________
03.  Louise Pope married
18. Perdie Edwards
[NO COMMENT MADE]
04.  Johnny Mooney married
19. Muriel Spearman married Ralph Hill
05.  Inez Ray married her first cousin Odis Ray
Bottom Row:
.
06.  Ennis Blackmon Ennis Blackmond married
20.  Robbie Vick
[NO COMMENT MADE]
07.  Emmie Reinhardt Emmie Rhinehardt  married
21.  Aileen Pope Alieen Pope  (stayed single)
08.  Hart Taylor married
22.  __________ Bozemore married
09.  Kathleen Vardaman married Clayton Young Ray
23.  Willie Mooney
[NO COMMENT MADE]
Middle Row:
.

24.  P. T. Ray P. Thedford Ray married
10. Mae Powers married
25.  Amos Daniel married Myrtie Cooper (Cosper? Corper?)
11.  Sammy Stoudemiere Sammy Stoudimire
26.  Onnie Hill married Flovease (Florrence?) Myers
12.  Mamie Hill (a single person all her life)
27.  Judson Armstrong married Lilian Ray
13.  Johnny Hill Johnny Henry Hill  married Theresa _________of St. Louis, Mo.
28.  Cecil Johns married
14.  Gandie Strickland married
29.  Lower: Tony Daniel married Edith Gwin



John,
You may already have this information, but I thought I would send it just in case you didn't.
Mark Hall

Maplesville Cemetery, Chilton County, Alabama

This once was a Methodist Church and Cemetery. Now it is just called Maplesville cemetery. It is located in what would be classified as the center of Maplesville, on the side of State Hwy 22, across from the drug store, and Seales Grocery.  Emma & William Bolding were the parents of Hattie, Mamie and Nettie Bolding.
Bolding, Emma E Hicks, wife of W. E. Bolding, b. Nov.24,1859; d. Sep. 21, 1906.
Bolding, W. E., b. Jan. 2, 1857; d. Nov. 14, 1927.
Gwin, Louise S., b. Nov. 8 1909; d. Feb. 1, 1996.
Gwin, John W., Jr., Capt., U.S. Army, World War II, b. May 25, 1908; d. May 30, 1990.
Gwin, Mamie C., b. Mar. 18, 1889; d. Jan. 4, 1971.
Gwin, John W., b. Sept 4, 1885; d. Oct. 1, 1955.
Gwin, William H., b. Aug. 17, 1883; d. Nov. 23, 1965.
Gwin Nettie B., b. June 25, 1896; d. Jan. 15, 1992.