John M. Gwin Family
and
Gwin Family Cemetery
Richland Parish, LA

(Lat: 32° 22' 29" N, Lon: 91° 45' 21" W) -- (T14N R7E Sec16)

COULD HE BE A DESCENDANT OF
ISHAM AND MARY CANTERBURY GWIN'S SON, WILLIAM GWIN?


 

Page Updated 29 Mar 2014
Page Updated April 2010
Page Started June 2006


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Mar 2014


 

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Isham and Mary Canterbury Gwin 



Contributed by Dorothy Atkins, Oct 19, 2003 <dotatkins2003atyahoodotcom>.  Total records = 3.


This was an old family cemetery; it is in very bad shape and is overgrown with vines and bushes, very hard to get through. The land belongs to the Thompson family. I can't say if this is all of the people in this cemetery or not. I did copy all of the stones that I could find, when I visited this cemetery on Oct 15, 2003. -- Dorothy Atkins
How to get there--i.e., to what we're calling, for now, the Parish Farm Road Cemetery:
Take I-20 in Louisiana, exit 141, and go south on Bee Bayou Rd. six miles to where it curves to the right. Around the curve, the name changes to Crawford Road [John M. Gwin Note: According to Google maps, now you're going west]. Nine-tenths of a mile later the name of the road changes again to John Crocker Rd. for another nine-tenths of a mile, then tees into another road [John M. Gwin Note: According to Google maps, this would be Johnny Walker Road] which is unmarked. Go south about fifty feet, then turn east on Parish Farm Rd. for about one and three-tenths miles. [John M. Gwin Note: According to Google maps, John Crocker Rd. tees into Johnny Walker Road, but going south on JWR, it is approximately 1600 feet--not 50--to Parish Farm Rd.--and PFR only goes to the west, not the east.] The cemetery is on the south side next to the road, but it's so overgrown, you can't see the stones from the road. [John M. Gwin Note: Until we have a more correct name, we'll call this the Parish Farm Road Cemetery.]

Stones Dorothy read:
Gwin, Isabell, b. 25 Jun 1845; d. 8 Jan 1919
Gwin, John M., b. 29 Oct 1845; d. 22 Oct 1910
Gwin, Oscar L., b. 11 Jun 1876; d. 20 Aug 1901

Roberts, Vencent, b. 2 May 1909; d. 11 Aug 1939


A Rough Outline of the Known Family So Far



24.00--James Gwin, b. ca. 1806; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Malinda Ellison (b. ca. 1813; d. unk. bd. unk.); at least four ch.
[listed as James Gwin, planter, 44 and b. in TN, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as James Gwin, Master G___ (illegible) and Farmer, 54 and b. in TN, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as James Gwin, farmer, 74 and b. in TN/TN/Scotland, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]

[listed as Malinda Gwin, 35 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as Malinda Gwin, housewife, 47 and b. in LA, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as Malinda Gwin, 67 and b. in LA/KY/KY, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]

Name: James Gwin
Age: 44
YOB: abt 1806
POB: Tennessee
Home
20 Aug
1850
:
Western District,
 Carroll, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Fam. No.: 4
House-
hold:
Name Age
James Gwin 44
Malinda Gwin 35
Elva A Gwin 16
Mary A Gwin 13
Elizabeth Gwin 10
Margaret Gwin 6
John M Gwin 5
Cornelia M Gwin 2
Samuel Weeks 25
Phillip Ingram 35




Name: James Gwin

Age: 54

YOB: abt 1806

POB: Tennessee

Home in
1860
:
Ward 7, Carroll, LA

PO: Delhi

House-
hold:
Name Age
James Gwin 54
Malinda Gwin 47
Elisabeth Gwin 19
Margaret J Gwin 17
John M Gwin 14
Pamelia M Gwin 12
Malinda L Gwin 9
Andrew J Gwin 3



Name: James Gevin
[James Gwin] 
Age: 64
YOB: abt 1806
POB: Tennessee
Home
30 Jul 1870:
Ward 1, Richland, LA
PO: Girard
House-
hold:
Name Age
James Gevin 64
Malinda Gevin 57
Cornelia Gevin 21
Andrew Gevin 14
Mary A Covington 33
William Covington 7
Malissa Covington 2
Emma Hennington 13
Roland Hamilton 7
Samuel S Smith 59


25.01--William C. Gwin, b. ca. 1827 in TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Harriet (nee unk.; b. ca. 1830 in LA; d. unk. bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as William C. Gwin, planter, 23 and b. in TN, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]

[listed as Harriet Gwin, 20 and b. in SC, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]

26.01--Mary J. Gwin, b. ca. 1849 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary J. Gwin, 1 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]

25.02--Elva A. Gwin, b. ca. 1834 in TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Elva A. Gwin, 16 and b. in TN, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]

25.03--Mary Ann Gwin, b. ca. 1837; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Covington (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[listed as Mary A. Gwin, 13 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]

26.01--William "Willie" O. Covington, b. 5 Aug 1861 in LA; d. 2 Nov 1915 in LA; bd. Crowville Cem., Crowville, Franklin Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 34186336; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Willie Covington, farm laborer, grandson, 18 and b. in LA/TN/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]

26.02--Melissa Covington, b. ca. 1862 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Malissa Covington, 28 and b. in LA/TN/LA, in the 30 Jul 1870 Census of Ward 1, Richland Par., LA]

26.03--M. A. Covington, b. ca. 1868 in LA/TN/LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as M. A. Covington, niece, 12 and b. in LA/TN/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]

25.04--Elizabeth Gwin, b. ca. 1840-1 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Elizabeth Gwin, 10 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as Elizabeth Gwin, housekeeper, 19 and b. in LA, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]

25.05--Margaret J. Gwin, b. ca. 1843-4 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Margaret Gwin, 6 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as Margaret J. Gwin, housekeeper, 17 and b. in LA, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]

[25.00]--Could be either Eliz. or Marg., b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Carpenter (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); at least one ch.

26.00--Willie Carpenter, b. ca. 1864 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Willie Carpenter, farm laborer, grandson, 16 and b. in LA/LA/LA in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]

25.06--John M. Gwin, b. 29 Oct 1845 (from tombstone) in TN; d. 22 Oct 1910 (from tombstone); bd. Parish Farm Rd. Cem.; m. Isabelle (nee unk., b. ca. 1845; d. unk. bd. Parish Farm Rd. Cem.); at least seven ch.
[listed as John M. Gwin, 5 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as John M. Gwin, 14 and b. in LA, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as John M. Gwin, farmer, 34 and b. in LA/TN/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]
[listed as John M. Gwin, 54, m. 32 yrs., and b. in LA/TN/TN in the 27 Jun 1900 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA];
[listed as John M. Gwin, 64, m1. 42 yrs., farmer, b. LA/KY/KY(sic!), in the 5 May 1910 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]


[listed as Isabelle Gwin, wife, 35 and b. in
LA/TN/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Isabelle Gwin, 54, m. 32 yrs., and b. in LA/TN/TN in the 27 Jun 1900 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Isabell Gwin, 64, m1. 42 yrs., 4 of 7 ch. lvg., b. LA/LA/LA(sic!), in the 5 May 1910 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]


26.01--Levi James Gwin, b. ca. 1870; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Julia I. (nee unk., b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 ch.
[listed as James Gwin, 10 and b. in LA/LA/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Levi J. Gwin, 40, farmer, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Apr
1910 census of Ward 5, Mangham Village, Richland Parish, LA]

[listed as Julia I. Gwin, 37, wife of 17 yrs. w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., b. AL/AL/AL, in the 15 Apr 1910 census of Ward 5, Mangham Village, Richland Parish, LA]

27.01--Isabell W. Gwin, b. ca. 1894 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Isabel W. Gwin, 16, single, b. LA/LA/AL, in the 15 Apr 1894 census of Ward 5, Mangham Village, Richland Parish, LA]

27.02--Mabel Gwin, b. ca. 1894 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mabel Gwin, 14, single, b. LA/LA/AL, in the 15 Apr 1894 census of Ward 5, Mangham Village, Richland Parish, LA]

26.02--Harvey James Gwin, b. ca. 1873; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Harvy J. Gwin, 7 and b. in LA/LA/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]
 [listed as James H. Gwin, 28, single, and b. in LA/LA/LA, in the 27 Jun 1900 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]

26.03--Oscar L. Gwin, b. ca. 1876; d. 20 Aug 1901 (from tombstone); bd. Parish Farm Rd. Cem.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Oscar L. Gwin, 4 and LA/LA/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Oscar L. Gwin, 23, single, and b. in 
LA/LA/LA, in the 27 Jun 1900 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]

26.04--John Gwin, b. Feb 1880; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as John Gwin, 4 mos and b. in Feb 1880 in LA/LA/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]

26.05--Maggie Gwin, b. ca. 1883; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Maggie Gwin, 17, single, and b. in LA/LA/LA, in the 27 Jun 1900 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]

26.06--Malinda Gwin, b. ca. 1886; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Malinda Gwin, 14, single, and b. in LA/LA/LA, in the 27 Jun 1900 census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA]



Name: James Gwin

Age: 54

YOB: abt 1806

POB: Tennessee

Home in
1860
:
Ward 7, Carroll, LA

PO: Delhi

House-
hold:
Name Age
James Gwin 54
Malinda Gwin 47
Elisabeth Gwin 19
Margaret J Gwin 17
John M Gwin 14
Pamelia M Gwin 12
Malinda L Gwin 9
Andrew J Gwin 3



Name: James Gevin
[James Gwin] 
Age: 64
YOB: abt 1806
POB: Tennessee
Home
30 Jul 1870:
Ward 1, Richland, LA
PO: Girard
House-
hold:
Name Age
James Gevin 64
Malinda Gevin 57
Cornelia Gevin 21
Andrew Gevin 14
Mary A Covington 33
William Covington 7
Malissa Covington 2
Emma Hennington 13
Roland Hamilton 7
Samuel S Smith 59

25.06--Cornelia Matilda Gwin, b. ca. 1848 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Burk (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Cornelia M. Gwin, 2 and b. in LA, in the 20 Aug 1850 Census of Western Dist., Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as Pornelia Gwin, 12 and b. in LA, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]

25.07--Melinda L. Gwin, b. ca. 1851 in TN!; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk. bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Malinda L. Gwin, 9 and b. in TN!, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]

25.08--unk. ch. Gwin, b. aft. 1850; d. bef. 1860 census; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.

25.09--Andrew Jackson Gwin, b. 10 Jul 1856 in TN; d. 31 Jan 1927, Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA; bd. Winnfield Cem., Winnfield, Winn Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 54182025; m1. Mary Augusta McNeil (b. 31 Oct 1855 in Camden, Wilcox Co., AL; d. 6 Feb 1909 in Winnfield, Winn Par., LA); m2. 1911 to Florence Humble (); at least four ch.

[listed as Andrew J. Gwin, 3 and b. in TN!, in the 20 Jun 1860 Census of Delhi P. O., Ward No. 7, Carroll Par., LA]
[listed as Andrew J. Gwin, 23 and b. in LA/TN/LA, in the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA]


OBITUARY
The entire community mourns the passing of Andrew Jackson Gwin, for twenty-one years one of the foremost enterprising citizens of Winnfield, whose death occurred at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning at his home on Main Street.

Though Mr. Gwin had been suffering with heart trouble for more than a year, he had not been critically ill for more than thirty days, and his death Monday morning, while not unexpected, was a distinct shock to the entire town because of the high esteem in which he is held.

A. J. Gwin was a native of Tennessee, being born there July 10, 1856.  Soon after his birth, his parents came to Louisiana and located at Rayville, where Mr. Gwin was reared, receiving his education in the schools of Richland Parish.

In 1881, A. J. Gwin was married to Miss Augusta McNeill, and to this union four children were born, three of whom are now living.

In the year 1885, Mr. Gwin with his family left Richland Parish and located for a short time in Ruston, moving from there to Gibsland where he remained until 1887; he then went to Minden where he was engaged in the contracting business for something like fifteen years.  He came to Winnfield in 1903, continuing his business as a contractor until 1905, when he established the Winnfield Brick Factory and began the manufacture and sale of brick, from that time on being the only enterprise of its kind in town and the first after a period of many years.

In March, 1909, Mrs. Augusta Gwin died, and in 1911, Mr. Gwin was married to Miss Florence Humble of Mississippi, who with his three children, J. M. Gwin and Mrs. Mack L. Branch, both of Winnfield, and D. J. Gwin, of Union Springs, Alabama, survive him.

The deceased was affiliated with the Knights of Pythian Lodge and was one of the most faithful, influential members of the local Methodist Church, being a trustee of this institution for the past fifteen years.  His work as a church member was characterized by a simple dignity, profound faith and unswerving loyalty, the same attributes being shown in his work as a citizen. In all his activities, Mr. Gwin was supported and encouraged by his wife, a fine consecrated Christian character.

At three o'clock Monday afternoon funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church, Rev. P. M. Caraway conducting same, with interment in the Winnfield Cemetery at four o'clock. The pallbearers acting were J. M. Hyde, B. W. Bailey, C. E. Tannehill, R. W. Oglesby, Dr. F. C. Wren, P. K. Abel, together with the honorary pallbearers R. S. Walsh, J. T. Wood, Dr. A. W. Radescich, E. N. Jackson, J. R. Heard, G. W. Barton, J. A. Nugent, L. R. Neill, M. D. Morgan, G. B. Dalton, A. L. McDonald, W. W. Curry, C. L. Smith, D. F. Shell, W. J. Walker, Tracy L. Harrel, L. Rickerson, J. W. Harrel, J. R. Watts, B. L. Fulton.  The out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Earl, Mrs. Thomas Burke of Rayville, Misses Lillian Anderson and Velva Wooldridge of L. P. I., Ruston, and Messrs. Tom Wooldridge and Oscar Kincade of Ft. Necessity, La.

Published in The Winnfield News-American, February 4, 1927
Taken from his good Findagrave.com memorial




OBITUARY
Died in Winnfield, La, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 1909, Mrs. Mary Augusta Gwin, the wife of Mr. A. J. Gwin, aged 54 years. She was born in Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, October 30, 1855.

The deceased was a sufferer for a long time. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a devoted Christian mother, an affectionate wife and a kind and charitable neighbor. Her life work was devoted to the practice of all those home virtues that illumine a woman nobly planned. She was esteemed by all who knew her.

She was laid to rest last Sunday afternoon in the city cemetery. Around her last resting place were gathered hundreds of the citizens, attesting the high esteem in which her character was held and the deep sympathy felt for the bereaved family. Services were held at the residence and concluded at the cemetery by Rev. J. R. Edwards. A devoted husband, a daughter and three sons mourn the loss of the wife and mother, and numerous relatives cherish her memory.  The home has lost its chief magnet and this community a beloved resident. May she rest in peace.

Published in The Southern Sentinel, February 12, 1909
Taken from her good Findagrave.com memorial



26.01--John Malcolm Gwin, b. 19 Sep 1882 in Rayville, Richland Par., LA; d. 22 Jun 1952 in Winnfield, Winn Par., LA; bd. ; m. Linnie E. Martindale (b. 25 Dec 1885 in Carmona, Polk Co., TX; d. 14 Nov 1966 in Winnfield, Winn Par., LA; bd. Winnfield Cem., Winnfield, Winn Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 54184514);


OBITUARY

J. M. Gwin, retired building contractor, was buried here Tuesday, following his death in a local hospital Sunday. He had retired about four years ago because of ill health.

Mr. Gwin was born in Richland Parish Parish, near Rayville, September 19, 1882, and had lived in Winnfield since 1906. He was married to the former Linnie Martindale of Lufkin, Texas.

He was a member of the Methodist Church, of the bricklayers union, and the Winn Parish Sportsmen's Club.

Funeral services were held in the Winnfield Methodist Church with Rev. P. M. Caraway, Dr. W. L. Holcomb, and Rev. Alwin Stokes officiating. Burial was in the Winnfield Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gwin, prominent residents of Winnfield. Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Ms. H. S. Glover of Stutgart [sic Stuttgart], Ark., and Mrs. J. O. Dockins of Dacca, Pakistan; one son, Malcolm M. Gwin of Cleburne, Texas; two grandchildren, John Gwin Glover and Connie Sue Glover; one sister, Mrs. Mack Branch of Winnfield; one brother, D. J. Gwin of Union Springs, Ala.; and his stepmother, Mrs. A. J. Gwin of Winnfield.

Pallbearers were Louis Sholars, Bryant Sholars, Tracy Harrel, Coy Miller, Jim Madden, and Earl Applewhite.

Out of town relatives attending were Mr. Carl Earl and daughter of Rayville, Mrs. Tom Burke of Liberty, Miss.

Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise, June 26, 1952
Taken from his good Findagrave.com memorial.



OBITUARY

Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie Gwin, 72, wife of the late John Gwin, were held at 2 P. M. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1966, in the First Methodist Church here by Rev. Richard Walton. Burial was in Winnfield Cemetery, under direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gwin, a retired school teacher, died at 11:45 Monday, November 14, 1966 in a nursing home here after a short illness. She was a native of Texas and a member of First Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Malcolm M. Gwin, Hale Center, Tex., two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Dockins, Scott, Ark., and Mrs. Herbert Jones, Stuttgart, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Turner, Lufkin, Tex., Mrs. Dora Burch, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Vernon Murray, Fedias, Tex.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. G. Russell Jr., Frank Shaw Jr., Dr. Ray Jenkins, Dennis Shell, Kelly Peterson and Dudley Shell.

Honorary pallbearers were J. G. Russell, Sr., Dr. F. C. Wren, Jim Collins, Willie Garr, L. Rickerson, M. T. Crowe, W. F. Minor and Judge R. D. Cantwell.

Pub. in The Winn Parish Enterprise, 24 Nov 1966
Taken from her good Findagrave.com memorial.

27.01--unk. dau. Gwin; m. H. S. Glover;

28.01--John Gwin Glover

28.02--Connie Sue Glover

27.02--unk. dau. Gwin; m. J. O. Dockins;

27.03--unk. dau. Gwin; m. Herbert Jones;

27.04--Malcolm Martindale Gwin; b. 27 Jul 1919 in Lufkin, TX; d. 2 Sep 1992 in Lubbock, TX; bd. Parklawn Mem. Gardens, Plainview, Hale Co., TX--Inscription:  "Sgt., US Army Air Corps, WW II"--Find A Grave Memorial# 18035040; m. 24 Dec 1948 in Hale Co., TX, to Irene Rastetter (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.;

26.02--Beulah Cornelia Gwin, b. 1886; d. 1967; m. Mack Lunsford Branch (b. 9 Feb 1880 in Gaars Mill, Winn Par., LA; d. 14 Apr 1962 in New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA; bd. Garden of Memories, Winnfield, Winn Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 10944057); at least two ch.


Mack L. Branch, who had a 55-year career in the drug business in Winnfield, died April 14 in New Orleans where he was hospitalized for several days before his death. He was 82.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. April 15 in the First Presbyterian Church here and burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Hixon Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah G. Branch, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Virginia Reinhard, Winnfield, Mrs. Robert Walsh, New Orleans, a sister, Mrs. Carrie Tugwell, Winnfield, and one granddaughter, Carla Reinhard, Winnfield.

Mr. Branch moved to Winnfield from Gaars Mill, November 11, 1901, and went to work at the age of 21 for the Smith-Grisham Drug Store. Seven years later, he and Grisham erected a brick building for a second drug store to be managed by Mr. Branch.  This building now stands on the west side and adjoining the Enterprise office at the corner of Court and Jones Streets.  By 1918, he had purchased Grisham's interests and passed the State Pharmaceutical Board examination.  He also purchased a building and until his retirement occupied that structure.
  He accepted the Walgreen Agency name in 1947 and kept it until he retired.  On March 8, this year, he announced the selling of his stock to the J. A. West dry goods chain and said he was retiring.

In 1934 the Winn Parish Police Jury was increased to three members from Ward One, and Gov. Oscar Allen appointed Mr. Branch to fill a two-year term. He was reelected for another four years in 1936.


He was a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church and served on the building committee there.


Serving as pallbearers at Mr. Branch's service were J. R. Harrison, F. L. Main, H. E. Powell, Jr., Kenneth Watts, Earl Applewhite, Robert Kraft, D. L. Hoffman, and A. W. Radescich.

Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise-News American, April 19, 1962


27.01--Mary Virginia Branch, b. 12 Nov 1915 in Winnfield, Winn Par., LA; d. 26 Oct 1985 in New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA; bd. ; m. Robert William Reinhard (b. unk.; d. bef. 1985; bd. unk.); one ch

28.01--Carla Reinhard

27.02--Gwendolyn Lydia Branch, b. 1917; d. 2005; bd. ; m. Walsh (); one ch

26.03--David Jackson Gwin, son, b. 1888; d. 1962

26.04--Joseph Angus Gwin, b. 1892; d. 1920





Some Pertinent Census Data

From the 10 Jun 1880 Census of Ward 4, Alto, Richland Par., LA:
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.YOB
Marr
Stat
Relat
2HoH
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
 
John M. Gwin's Comments
193/212
John M. Gwin 34
1846 m
Self TN/LA

It occurs to me that this could be a grandson of William Gwin, son of Isom and Mary Canterbury Gwin. We know that William and Susanna were married in Tennessee and several of their children were born there as well.

Isabelle Gwin 35
1845 m
Wife TN/LA

I would like to see Isabelle's maiden name.

Levi J. Gwin 10
1870 s
Son . .
This middle initial probably is a J; however, it could easily be a  mistranscribed "I"--for Isom? 

Tracking down the descendents of these four sons (Levi, Harry, Oscar, and John) in later censuses could lead us to living descendents who might be able to tell us about these parents, John M. and Isabelle.


Harvy J. Gwin 7
1873 s
Son . .
This middle initial probably is a J; however, it could easily be a  mistranscribed "I"--for Isom? 

Tracking down the descendents of these four sons (Levi, Harvey, Oscar, and John) in later censuses could lead us to living descendents who might be able to tell us about these parents, John M. and Isabelle.


Oscar L. Gwin 4
1876 s
Son . .
Oscar is buried with his parents at the cemetery, above. Tracking down the descendents of these four sons (Levi, Harvey, Oscar, and John) in later censuses could lead us to living descendents who might be able to tell us about these parents, John M. and Isabelle.

Jno. Gwin 4mos.
Feb 1880 s
Son . .
Tracking down the descendents of these four sons (Levi, Harvey, Oscar, and John) in later censuses could lead us to living descendents who might be able to tell us about these parents, John M. and Isabelle.
191/210
James Gwin
74
1806

head
TN/TN/Scotland


James is the one who would be the son of our William and Susannah Beard Gwin, i.e.,  if any of these are.  He and William were b. in TN, but I don't tink Susannah was b. in Scotland, though we can't rule that out yet.

Malinda Gwin
67
1813

wife
LA/KY/KY




Andrew J. Gwin 23
1857

son
LA/TN/LA




Willie O. Covington
18
1862

grandson
LA/TN/LA



Willie Carpenter
16
1864

grandson
LA/LA/LA

































From the 27 Jun 1900 Census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA:
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB Age
MS/YrsMd/
#Ch/#Lvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
307/329
John M. Gwin
head
wm

54
m/32 LA/TN/TN
farmer



Isabelle Gwin wife
wf

54
m/32/7/5
LA/LA/LA




James H. Gwin son
wm

28
s
LA/LA/LA



Oscar L. Gwin son
wm

23
s
LA/LA/LA



Maggie Gwin daughter
wf

17
s
LA/LA/LA



Malinda Gwin daughter
wf

14
s
LA/LA/LA




From the  Jun 1900 Census of  Par., LA:
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB Age
MS/YrsMd/
#Ch/#Lvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments





































































From the 5 May 1910 Census of Ward 4, Richland Par., LA:
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB Age
MS/YrsMd/
#Ch/#Lvg
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
307/329
John M. Gwin
head
wm

64
m1/42 LA/KY/KY
farmer

Oho! Now John says his parents were from Kentucky!  I really don't think this is true; however, that's what the enumerator reports.

Isabelle Gwin wife
wf

64
m1/42/7/4
LA/LA/LA


One more of their children has died, according to this report.


















































From the Thames page at http://www.indixie.com/genealogy/newberry/datafile/newberry_the_thames_connections.htm

After Thoughts

During the 1820's and "30's, when William Hixon was living a few miles east of the Alabama River near Claiborne, Alabama, Samuel Boughton had a store across the river several miles north in the next county. He had married Harriet P. Strother, a native of South Carolina; most, if not all, of their children, including Rebecca (Prewitt) and Roger Sherman, were born there at Lower Peach Tree.

James and Lucy Newberry, the parents of Mary (Hixon), Susan (Hixon), and Jane (Thames), had a number of sons, one named James. James, likewise, had a son named James Henry, who was the father of Eugene, Mack, and Julia; Julia married Levi Gwin, and their daughter, Isabelle, married T. A. Judd.
 

 
[John M. Gwin Note: It is this last paragraph above which seems to positively relate to the family of this John M. and Isabelle Gwin of Richland Parish, LA, and I translate it here to my format:]
1.0--James and Lucy (nee Thames) Newberry
2.0--Mary Newberry (Hixon)
2.0--Susan Newberry (Hixon)
2.0--Jane Newberry (Thames)
2.0--James Newberry
3.0--James Henry Newberry
4.0--Eugene Newberry
4.0--Mack Newberry
4.0--Julia Newberry m. Levi Gwin 
5.0--Isabelle Gwin married T. A. Judd.
[John M. Gwin Note: But the census documents (1880 and 1900 so far) tell a different story: Isabelle, nee unk., has married John M. Gwin.  The only way these two could be the same person is if T. A. Judd is her first husband and John M. Gwin is her second.]



Posted by: JoyceHornback Date: August 16, 2001 at 10:24:38
In Reply to: Re: James Gwin b 1786 NC died after 1880 LA by Mike Rouse of 558

Mike,

There was a James Gwin who was b. 31 Mar 1806 in TN and died in 27 Jun 1881 in Richland, Parish, LA He is bur: in the Old Gwin cemetery near Rayville, LA. He was married twice. The first wife I do not know the second was Malinda Ellison b. 1 Sep 1812
d. 24 May 1888. bur: Old Gwin Cemetery.

Their children were Mary Ann Gwin, Elizabeth Gwin, Margaret Jane Gwin, John M. Gwin, Cornelia Matilda Gwin, Malinda Lucretia Gwin, James Enoch Gwin, Andrew Jackson Gwin. Could this be the family you are looking for?
 
Following are excerpts from the Findagrave memorial for
James Gwin

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=gwin&GSfn=james&GSby=1810&GSbyrel=before&GSdy=1880&GSdyrel=after&GSst=20&GScnty=1150&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=68249919&df=all&

Birth:  Mar. 31, 1806
Obion County
Tennessee, USA
Death:  Jun. 27, 1881
Richland Parish
Louisiana, USA

James Gwin was married to Malinda Ellison on Aug. 2, 1835 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.

The actual location of his grave and his wife's grave is about 1 1/2 miles Northwest of the Gwin Family Cemetery.

Photo courtesy of owner, Rebecca Gwin Morris. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Malinda Ellison Gwin (1812 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  John M Gwin (1845 - 1910)*
  Cornelia Matilda Gwin Burk (1848 - 1911)*
  Andrew Jackson Gwin (1856 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gwin Cemetery
Richland Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Created by: Caçadora
Record added: Apr 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68249919



4.  Mack Lunsford BRANCH was born in February 1880 at Winn, LA. He
married Beulah GWIN [#15], daughter of Andrew Jackson GWIN and Augusta
Mc Neill
, on 21 December 1913. He died on 14 April 1962 at New Orleans,
Orleans, LA, at age 82, but was buried in April 1962 at Garden of Memories,
Winnfield, Winn, LA.
"In Memoriam Mack L. Branch was born in 1880 and moved to Winnfield from Gaar's Mill on November 11, 1901, where he went to work for the Smith-Grisham Drug Store, at the age of 21. In 1907 he and Mr. Grisham erected a brick building for a second drug store to be managed by Mr. Branch. This bulding was at the corner of Court and Jones Streets. By 1918 Mack had purchased Grisham's interests and passed the State Pharmaceutical Board examination. He also purchased a building joining the old Bank of Winnfield building and moved into this structure. He accepted the Walgreen Agency name in 1947 and kept it until his retirement in 1962. In 1934 Governor Oscar Allen appointed Mr. Branch to fill a two-year term on the Winn Parish Police Jury. In 1936 he was elected for a four-year term. He was a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church and served on their building committee. Mr. Branch died April 14, 1962 in New Orleans where he was hospitalized. In March he had sold his stock to the J. A. West Dry Goods chain and retired. Funeral services were held April 15 in the First Presbyterian Church in Winnfield and he was buried in the Garden of Memories. Serving as pallbearers were J. R. Harrison, F. L. Main, H. E. Powell, Jr., Kenneth Watts, Earl Applewhite, Robert Kraft, D. L. Hofmann, and A. W. Radescich. Surviving Mack L. Branch were his wife, Mrs. Beaulah Gwin Branch of Winnfield, (now deceased); two daughters, Mrs. Mary Virginia Reinhard
and Mrs. Gwendolyn Walsh, both of New Orleans; one grandaughter, Carla
Reinhard of New Orleans
, and a sister, Mrs.Carrie Branch Tugwell, of Winnfield
(now deceased)."
Extracted from the "Winn Parish History Winnfield, Louisiana
1852-1985" pg 293 published by Winn Parish Historical Society

"In Memoriam
Andrew Jackson Gwin was born July 10, 1856 in Tennessee, the son of
James and Malinda Gwin. When he was six weeks old his parents moved to
Louisiana and settled at Rayville where he spent his boyhood days. His
schooling was meager because of the adverse educational conditions
existing in the south at the close of the Civil War. These conditions
were not a serious handicap to A.J., whose indomitable will enabled him to
surmount this obstacle by home study.
Before coming to Winnfield, in 1903, Mr. Gwin lived in Ruston, Gibsland
and Minden from 1885 to 1903. Soon after arriving in Winnfield he started
construction on several brick buildings. At that time the Morris
Bernstein store occupied the only brick building in town. In 1905 Gwin
established a brick manufacturing plant here, which was one of Winnfield's
first industries. It grew to be one of the chief business assets of the town,
with its average yearly capacity of three million bricks, which were shipped
to all sections of the country.


In 1881 Mr. Gwin and Miss Augusta McNeill were married. To this union
were born four children: John Malcolm and Beulah (Mrs. Mack L. Branch) ,
both of whom resided in Winnfield; David Jackson, of Union Springs,
Alabama, and Joe Angus, who died in 1920. Mrs. Augusta Gwin died in March,
1909, and in December, 1911, Mr. Gwin married Miss Florence Humble of
Mississippi. She was a teacher in the Winnfield school, and her personal charm
and deep religious consecration made for her a special place in the hearts
the people.

Andrew Jackson Gwin died January 31, 1927,and Florence Humble Gwin died
May 7, 1961. Both were buried in the Winnfield cemetery. Mr. Gwin was a
Christian and one of the most influential members of the local Methodist
Church. One of his rare traits of character wash is inherent aversion to the
limelight. He never sought nor held public office, and was especially reticent
about matter concerning himself. His quiet, gentle manner carried conviction
of his true worth, and fortunate were those who came under his influence.
Andrew Jackson Gwin had a peculiar claim on the interest of his fellow
citizens because of the rare combination of character in his life which
was unusually influential in many respects. His fidelity to high ideals,
strength of character, and lovable personality together with sound business
ability, accorded him a place in the respect and esteem of the people that is
given to few. '

Extracted from the "Winn Parish History Winnfield, Louisiana
1852-1985" pg 292 published by Winn Parish Historical Society