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[Joyce Hornback Notes, Jan. 2011: The name is spelled GWIN and has always been spelled that way since the first information that was found on Mordecai in 1738.
The first record of Mordecai was when he had a piece of land surveyed for him in PA in 1738. He would have been 18 years old or older to have had this done, so this would make him being born in 1718 - 1720 or so. He was not married at this time either.
By 1753, Mordecai and Elizbeth had married and had 2 or 3 children and had bought a piece of land in Orange County, NC. Mordecai is buried on the land, and Elizabeth moved to Hamilton Station in Sumner Co. where she is buried.
Mordecai and Elizabeth were the parents of 10 children: 5 boys and 5 girls. Mordecai and Elizabeth are the grandparents of 72 known grandchildren.]
William Gwin was born in 1744, where unknown, and died Jan 27, 1827 in Sumner Co, TN, age 83. William married Hannah McComb on May 7, 1783 in Orange Co NC. Hannah was born abt 1756 in Orange Co NC and died April 1841 in Sumner Co TN, age 82. They are both buried in the Ellis Cemetery there in Sumner Co TN.
William and Hannah were the parents of 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls.
Sarah "Sally" Gwin b. Feb 19, 1783 Orange Co NC, mar Jeremiah Murphy June 14, 1803 Sumner Co TN -
Jesse Gwin b Jan 09 1785 Orange Co NC d. 1803 Sumner Co TN age 19 buried in the Ellis Cemetery. -
William Gwin, Jr. b. Mar 12, 1787 Orange Co NC mar Elizabeth ? Elizabeth is buried in the Ellis Cemetery.
Elizabeth Gwin b. Sep 03, 1789 Orange Co NC m Benjamin Wilkerson Dec 24, 1817 Sumner Co TN -
John Gwin b. June 15, 1792 Orange Co NC d. 1819 Sumner Co TN -
Ezekiel Gwin b. Mar 22, 1794 Orange Co NC. moved to White Co Ark. -
James Gwin, Jr. b. July 14, 1797 born Sumner Co TN. On the census record you will find him listed as James Gwynne.
Most of this information comes from Hannah McComb's Bible record.
Joyce Hornback, Gwin Genforum #570, June 2010
Frank Mitchell sent some interesting data on his line from Mordecai and Elizabeth through their son John and his 2nd wife Sarah Harper. While I have little of his material's documentation yet, everything in this section which comes from his emails is listed here in this dark turquoise color, and I include it here for the reader's consideration. In the table below, the left column is my transcription of material he sent me in July 2010, and the right column is my transcription of material he sent me in October 2010, if I have understood it correctly. And I certainly may not have understood it correctly, as the two columns do not seem to be completely aligned.
|23.01--Edward Gwin, b. 1799,
Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; served
1822-1836 as Clerk of Carroll County, TN; m.
1824 to Margaret Webb Bowden (b. 1799,
Guilford, NC; d. 1873, Carroll Co., TN; bd.
unk.); at least two ch.
24.01--Robert Donnell Gwin, M.D., b. Oct 1829 in Carroll Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Sep 1877 to Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Bomar (b. 11 Nov 1828 in McKenzie Co., TN; d. 1884 in McKenzie, TN; bd. unk.); at least 3 ch.
25.01--Gladys Bomar Gwin, b. 26 Nov 1878 in McKenzie, TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; edu. Bethel College, Cincinnati Conservatory, Chicago College of Music; was church accompanist for Cumberland Presbyterian; m. 12 Nov 1903 at Holdenville, OK, to William Driskell Kelley, DMD (b. 1870; d. 3 May 1912 at Selma, AL; bd. Live Oak Cem., Selma, AL); at least one ch.
26.00--Frank's parent [PRIVATE]
27.00--Frank Mitchell, contributor [PRIVATE]
25.02--Robert Donnell Gwin II, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
25.03--Edward Gwin, M. D., b. 1880, McKenzie, TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Birdie (nee unk., b. 1885 d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
24.02--Caroline Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.02--Samuel Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.03--Sarah Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.04--Elizabeth Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.05--Margaret Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.06--Mary Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.07--Martha Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
|23.01--John Donnell Gwin, b. unk.; d.
unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.; (MS 1828
23.02--Elizabeth Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.03--Edward Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.; (MS 1826/28 land dealings? 1870 beq/ land to Robert D. and John E.)
24.01--William Edward Gwin, b. 1876; d. 1913; bd. unk.; m. Mattie Mae Watson (b. 1880; d. 1980?; bd. unk.); unk. ch.23.04--James Madison Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.; (moved to MS in 1830's)
24.02--Alice Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
24.03--Helen Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
24.04--May Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
24.05--William Rayford Gwin, Sr., b. 1907; d. 1994; bd. unk.; m. Vera Godbold (b. 1908; d. 1983?; bd. unk.); at least three ch.
25.01--Melinda Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
25.01--William Rayford Gwin, Jr., b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
25.01--James Godbold Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
24.06--Elizabeth Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
24.07--Ann Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.05--Robert Bell Gwin, b. ca. 1812-1820; d. 1909; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.; (bought land from James Madison Gwin 1839 in Holmes City)
23.06--William Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.07--Martha Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.08--Rosannah Brackin Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.09--Littleton Wright Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.10--Mary Polly Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.01--William Henry Hamilton,
b. 25 Dec 1786, Sumner Co., TN; d. 1872, Pope Co., AR;
bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.02--Jacob Brown Hamilton, b. 1788, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.03--Eupha Hamilton, b. 1790, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.04--Nancy Hamilton, b. 1792, Sumner Co., TN; d. 3 Aug 1851, Saline Co., IL; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.05--Elizabeth Hamilton, b. ca. 1794, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.06--Thomas Hamilton, b. 1796, Sumner Co., TN; d. bet. 1840-1850, Gallatin Co., Il; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.07--Andrew Jackson Hamilton, b. ca. 1798, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.08--Patsy Hamilton, b. ca. 1800, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 27 Oct 1842 in Gallatin Co., IL, to John P. Clark (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
23.09--Ann Hamilton, b. ca. 1802, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.10--Jane Hamilton, b. ca. 1806, Sumner Co., TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
23.11--Frederick Hamilton, b. ca. 1810, Sumner Co., TN; d. aft. 1860; bd. unk.; m. Nancy Hampton (b. ca. 1817; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
BibliographyDictionary of American Biography; Quinn, Arthur. The Rivals: William Gwin, David Broderick, and the Birth of California. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1994; Steele, Robert V. (Lately Thomas). Between Two Empires: The Life Story of California’s First Senator. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969
of James and Jane Gwin Hamilton were:
Ann, Jane, Elizabeth, Thomas, Polly, James Jr., Robert Jr., Alexander, John, Sally. Four sons, Thomas, James JR., Robert JR., Alexander were in the War of 1812. being in the Tennessee Militia in the years of 1814 and 1815, and all were in the battles of New Orleans. James Jr. drowned in 1857 in Carroll County, Thomas died in 1879 in Carroll County, Jane married James Latimer and moved to Texas in 1833 with Robert and their families. Hamilton's Station, north of Nashville, was a large rock house, surrounded by a high rock fence. It stood for more than a hundred years. A few years ago (1930's) the rock was used for road making in the vicinity."
for JAMES HAMILTON: JAMES HAMILTON'S WILL
In the name of God, Amen. I James Hamilton of the County of Carroll and State of Tennessee considering the uncertainty of this immortal Life and being of Sound mind and memory Blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz) First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Hamilton all the money that I may be possessed of at the time of my decease by notes or otherwise also first choice of the horse beasts that I may own. Also one cow and calf to be chosen by herself also two Sheep to be chosen. In the same manner and as many hogs as She may think proper To Keep together with the household and Kitchen Furniture the bed and their furniture to be entirely at her disposal the balance of the plunder above bequeathed after supporting her at her decease to To be Sold to the best advantage and the moneys arising therefrom To be equally divided among my children and the children of Jacob and Betsy McKee, deceased giving to the last mentioned Children one Share is to be equally divided among Them. I also give and bequeath to my Son John the horse that he now has in possession which he recd. from John Madon, Esqr. in part pay of my land which be sold to said Madan, together with all the Profits arising from the Sale of Said land - To my Grandson Thos. Hamilton now living with me I give and bequeath one Sorrel Colt and my Rifle gun and ax, also give and bequeath to my wife Such of my farming tools as She may stand In need of also a Saddle and bridle my wagon and gear and all other plunder not before mentioned it is my wish that it be Sold to the best advantage and the profits of Said Sale be equally divided among my children giving to the children of my deceased Daughter Betsy McKee one Share which Share is to be equally divided among them. I hereby appoint James Latimere and Thos. Hamilton executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will by me made, in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 27th day of February 1826 Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
Robert Wilson Jur, Thos. Latimere Jur
James Hamilton his mark
State of Tennessee)
Carroll County Court) September Term 1831
The last will and testament of James Hamilton deceased was this day produced in open court and proved by Robert Wilson one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto and at December Term 1831 it was proven by Thos. Latimer the other subscribing witness thereto to be the act and deed of the said James Hamilton Deceased and ordered to be recorded. Recorded 9th day of February 1832.
and his father Thomas fought in the Revolutionary War from
Guilford County, North Carolina, enlisting with the
Continental Army in November 1778 and serving until after
the surrender of Cornwallis, 19 October 1781. They brought
their families to Sumner County, then part of North
Carolina, prior to 1786. In 1788 after Indians had murdered
several settlers, they built a large fortified house on
Drake's Creek that was known as Hamiltons Fort. They also
brought with them from North Carolina Elizabeth Gwin, widow
of Mordecai Gwin, mother of Jane with her youngest children.
After James Hamilton died his widow, Jane Gwin Hamilton,
received a revolutionary War widow's pension, W 155. James
Hamilton served 3 years during the Revolutionary War,
enlisting with the Continental Forces in November of 1778
and served until after the surrender of Cornwallis, October
DAR papers #554528
More About JAMES A. HAMILTON: Burial: McKenzie, Carroll Co., Tennessee Shiloh Pres. Church. Residence: 1789, Sumner County (Davidson County) established Hamilton's Station protecting about a dozen families.
Children of JAMES HAMILTON and JANE GWIN are:
i. ANN4 HAMILTON, b. March 01, 1783, Guilford Co., North
Carolina; d. November 27, 1848, Gibson County, Tennessee.
11. ii. JANE HAMILTON, b. October 01, 1784, Guilford Co, North Carolina; d. April 19, 1855, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.
12. iii. ELIZABETH BETSY HAMILTON, b. December 27, 1786, Orange Co., North Carolina; d. 1819, Columbia, Maury, Tennessee.
13. iv. THOMAS HAMILTON, b. May 10, 1789, Hamilton Station, White House, Sumner Co, Tennessee; d. June 18, 1879, McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee.
14. v. MARY "POLLY" HAMILTON, b. June 13, 1792, Sumner Co, Tennessee; d. Bef. November 15, 1854, Humphriey County, Tennessee.
vi. JAMES A. JR. HAMILTON, b. November 22, 1794, Sumner Co, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1857, Carroll Co, Tennessee; m. MARGARET PEGGY LANKFORD, 1815, Humphreys County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1798. More About JAMES A. JR. HAMILTON: Cause of Death: Drowned Military service 1: 1812, War of 1812, Military service 2: Bet. 1814 - 1815, Tennessee Militia & was in the Battle of New Orleans More About JAMES HAMILTON and MARGARET LANKFORD: Marriage: 1815, Humphreys County, Tennessee
15. vii. ROBERT SHAW HAMILTON, b. June 05, 1796, Hamilton Station, Sumner Co, Tennessee; d. March 17, 1876, Near Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas.
viii. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, b. October 20, 1798, Sumner Co, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1841; m. JANE EAST, June 12, 1823, Wilson County, Tennessee. More About ALEXANDER HAMILTON and JANE EAST: Marriage: June 12, 1823, Wilson County, Tennessee
16. ix. JOHN G. HAMILTON, b. March 01, 1803, Sumner Co., Tennessee; d. 1841, Hopkins Co., Texas.
x. SARAH SALLIE HAMILTON, b. February 22, 1806, Sumner Co, Tennessee; d. January 31, 1883; m. HENRY LANKFORD, Abt. 1826, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1802. More About HENRY LANKFORD and SARAH HAMILTON: Marriage: Abt. 1826, Tennessee
5. THOMAS JR.3 HAMILTON (THOMAS2, HANSFORD1) was born December 24, 1762 in Guilford County, North Carolina, and died February 14, 1841 in Gallatin Co., Illinois. He married ELIZABETH GWIN9 Abt. 1785, daughter of MORDECAI GWIN and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN). She was born Abt. 1770 in NC, and died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Sumner County, Tennessee. More About THOMAS JR. HAMILTON: Name 2: Thomas Hamilton. Census: 1820, Gallatian, Sumner County, Tennessee Page 181. More About ELIZABETH GWIN: Name 2: Elizabeth Betsy Gwin. Date born 2: 1751, Virginia. Died 2: 1824, Carroll Co, Tennessee. More About THOMAS HAMILTON and ELIZABETH GWIN: Marriage: Abt. 1785
of THOMAS HAMILTON and ELIZABETH GWIN are:
17. i. WILLIAM HENRY4 HAMILTON, b. December 25, 1786, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. 1862, Pope County, Arkansas.
ii. JACOB BROWN HAMILTON, b. 1788, Sumner County, Tennessee.
18. iii. EUPHA HAMILTON, b. 1790, Sumner County, Tennessee.
19. iv. NANCY HAMILTON, b. 1792, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. August 03, 1851, Saline County, Illinois.
20. v. ELIZABETH HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1794, Sumner County, Tennessee.
21. vi. THOMAS HAMILTON, b. 1796, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1840 - 1850, Gallatin Co., Illinois.
vii. ANDREW JACKSON HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1798, Sumner County, Tennessee.
viii. PATSY HAMILTON b. Abt. 1800, Sumner County, Tennessee m. JOHN P. CLARK October 27, 1842, Gallatin County, Illinois. More About JOHN CLARK and PATSY HAMILTON: Marriage: October 27, 1842, Gallatin County, Illinois
ix. ANN HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1802, Sumner County, Tennessee.
22. x. JANE HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1806, Sumner County, Tennessee.
xi. FREDERICK HAMILTON, b. Abt. 1810, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1860, Illinois; m. NANCY HAMPTON; b. Abt. 1817.
Rev. James Gwin started preaching to local slaves around Nashville in 1829. Under his leadership, they formed the "African Mission" until it had 819 members in 1833. In 1853 it became the Capers Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) church in Nashville, Tennessee. The church is still in existence.
During the 1830s, James Gwin removed his family to the lower country of Mississippi settling at first in Madison County and later the Vicksburg area. Shortly after 1830, one of James' sons, Samuel Gwin, was appointed by President Andrew Jackson as the register of the land office at Mount Salus (now, Clinton, in Madison County). When appointed, he was living in Washington, D. C., where he worked in the Postmaster General's office. On October 14, 1831, he wrote the following letter to Senator George Poindexter of Mississippi in relation to his appointment as register of the Mt. Salus land office:
"My recent appointment, Register of the Land Office at Mount Salus, makes it my duty to explain to you, why I sought the position, and to say something of my antecedents. I am a native of Tennessee, was a volunteer under General Jackson in his Indian campaigns; was in Coffee's brigade in the assault and capture of Pensacola in 1814, and in all the engagements with the British below New Orleans. I lost my health by long protracted exposure, and to this day am a habitual sufferer. In 1829 the Postmaster General was good enough to give me a clerkship in his Department, since which I have never been absent a day from my post. My beloved wife is now threatened with confirmed consumption, and I am advised that the only hope for her recovery is to take her to a warmer climate. Under this advice, and with this hope, and for the happiness of a young family, I submitted the case to the President, and, with the noble sympathies of his nature, he conferred on me the Mount Salus appointment. I do not apprehend that any one will doubt my qualifications or character, but I fear my non-residence may be considered an objection. For this I must ask indulgence. I have never resided in Mississippi, but I have shed my blood on her soil, in her defense, as the records of our battles will attest. My venerable father, and six brothers, were soldiers of the Revolution. The whole Tennessee delegation in Congress, a majority of the members from Kentucky, and the late member from Mississippi, Gen. Thomas Hinds, recommend my confirmation. Many citizens of Mississippi will unite in this recommendation. I was introduced to you during the siege of New Orleans, by my friend, Gen. Carroll, but you have probably forgotten the incident. I shall enter on my duties with a determination to discharge them faithfully, and to the satisfaction of the government and the people. When I applied for the place not a single application had been received from the State of Mississippi, though there were several from other States. Within a few days past, some applications from Mississippi have been made. I have the honor to be, Respectfully, your obedient servant. SAM'L GWIN"
More than likely, Samuel Gwin's appointment in Mississippi and his brother, William McKendree Gwin's appointment as U.S. Marshall in the region during 1833 (having practiced medicine in Madison County for six years), is what brought Alexander Mosby Gwin to settle in the region. Shortly after 1830, James Gwin and his sons, Samuel, William McKendree, and Alexander Mosby purchased tracts of land in Issaquena County.
By 1840, it seems that James Gwin had become dissatisfied with the low country in Mississippi. On February 5, 1840, Andrew Jackson wrote the following: "I had the pleasure of meeting with my old friend Father Gwin in good health but dissatisfied with the lower country, and has a wish to return and spend his last days in Tennessee, if it meets the views of his wife, to whom he wrote by me. I enclosed the letter to Mrs. Gwin, requesting to know her determination - as yet have not heard from her. To have this good old man my neighbor in my declining life would be a great pleasure to me."
Just over a year after this letter was written, James Gwin died on August 8, 1841 in Vicksburg. James and Mary Adair McAdams Gwin were the parents of the following children:
1. Thomas W. Gwin: born
about 1791 in Orange County, North Carolina, died October
10, 1833 at Clinton, Madison County, Mississippi
2. Samuel Gwin: born about 1794 in Sumner County, Tennessee, died during 1838 in New Orleans, Louisiana
3. Asa B. L. Gwin: born March 25, 1797 in Sumner County, Tennessee, died April 14, 1809, buried in Fountain Head Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee
4. Margaret Gwin: born April 7, 1800, died July 2, 1863 in Issaquena County, Mississippi
5. William McKendree Gwin (Dr/Senator): born October 9, 1805 in Sumner County, Tennessee, died September 3, 1885 in New York City, buried in Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland, California
6. Catherine P. Gwin: born about 1807 in Sumner County, Tennessee, died May 20, 1893 in San Francisco, California
7. Elizabeth Gwin: born July 30, 1812 in Sumner County, Tennessee, died during September of 1844 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
8. Alexander Mosby Gwin: born about 1817 in Sumner County, Tennessee, died March 30, 1867 in Issaquena County, Mississippi
After the death of James, his widow Mary continued to live in Vicksburg until the 1850s when she moved to Issaquena County to live with her son, Alexander Mosby. Mary died in Issaquena County on July 5, 1858. Alexander wrote an obituary about her to Rev. Drake of Port Gibson, Misssissippi, for a Methodist publication. The obituary reads:
"Mary Gwin was born December 2, 1773 in Orange County, North Carolina and was married and removed to Tennessee in 1790 where they lived in Forts for two years in consequence of the hostility of the Indians. After the country became more settled they settled a place in a few miles of the Fort where they lived in constant fear of an attack from the Indians, until they were finally driven from the Country.
I have often heard my mother speak of the dangers they passed through in their early life. Short after they left the Fort for their own Cabin she was in hearing of the guns of the Indians when they attacked and murdered the family of a neighbor, and could see the light of their burning Cabin. She was alone, my father being out after the Indians at the Time, and with her infant baby lay secreted in an oats patch in light of her Cabin the remainder of the night expecting momentarily to hear the Indians make an attack upon it. It was a number of years after their removal to Tennessee before they could live at their homes with security. Even at that early period Methodist Preachers were among them and had to be guarded from one appointment to another and a guard placed to prevent a surprise during preaching. Every man carried his gun to church and was ready at any moment to receive the Savage foe. My mother was a great deal alone, as my father had to serve as patrol at stated periods. Many sleepless nights she spent when thus alone.
After my father entered the Itinerancy she was alone sometimes for months at a time, and the whole care and support of the family devolved upon her, for Methodist preacher as pittances were not secured to them then as it is now. She had to labor with her own hands for their support. Whatever of good there is in her children we owe mostly to the moral training of our dear Mother. A short time before her death in conversation with Mr. Mosby she said God has been good to me all my life. He has preserved my life to extreme old age with a mind unimpaired. My recollection is as good now as it was forty years ago, and blessed be God I can read my Bible with the first Spectacles I ever used. He has blessed me with an affectionate family who has waited on me tenderly in all my afflictions without tiring, and none of them have ever done anything to make me ashamed of them.
In her last sickness she spoke of many scenes in the Revolutionary was she was an eye witness to, among other things, of the British troops driving the last milk cow of her Grandmother off to butcher it for the use of the army, and of the destitute condition of the family in consequence of the united ravages of the British troops and Tories.
She named the birth day of each of her children and grandchildren, when each married and the date of the death of those who had died. I mention these things to show how clear her memory was even a few days before her death. She spoke with great composure of her condition, and manifested not the least anxiety about her future happiness. For weeks before her death her hourly prayer, while awake, was that the struggle was over with her, and that she was with her Savior, but would conclude each prayer with a Thy will, O God! Be done, and not mine. She made provision for her old faithful servants. She left gold pieces to each as a keepsake from her and requested that they should be kept together after her death.
After sending affectionate messages to all the members of her family who were absent she said Send an affectionate farewell to Brother Marshall & family and to Brother Drake. Tell them I love them all. Let the books good Brother Fulton gave me remain on my table for family service, and put my name in each as coming from him and from me to each of your children. Preserve my good old Family Bible.
My Mother was confined to her bed two months and died at half past nine o'clock Tuesday evening June the 22nd in her eighty sixth year."
James and Mary's son Alexander Mosby owned Brunswick Plantation in Issaquena County. On September 13, 1843 he married Elizabeth Caroline Lowry (born 1826 in North Carolina, the daughter of William Lowry of Fairfield Dist, South Carolina) in Madison County, and shortly thereafter removed to Issaquena County. Brunswick, Alexander's Issaquena plantation, was located near Eustatia plantation, owned by the Eustis family, northeast of the present-day Chotard community. Issue of Alexander Mosby and Elizabeth Caroline Lowry Gwin was: Ida Hampton Gwin (born July 16, 1844 in Warren County and died June 27, 1851 in Issaquena County). Elizabeth Caroline, wife of Alexander, died on August 17, 1851 in Issaquena County. After the death of Elizabeth Caroline, Alexander married Sarah "Sallie" Catherine Crichlow (daughter of James Crichlow and Sarah Howell Nelson, born June 14, 1826 in Murpheesboro, Tennessee, died during February of 1916 at Brunswick Plantation, buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg). Issue of Alexander and Catherine Crichlow Gwin were: Thomas William (born December 13, 1854 in Issaquena County, died February 18, 1948 in Vicksburg, buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg); Alexander Mosby (born April 19, 1858 in Issaquena County, buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg); Mary G. (born April 19, 1858 in Issaquena County); James (born 1859 in Issaquena County); Julia; and Katherine (born October 1, 1864 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana). Alexander Mosby Gwin suffered a fatal accident on Brunswick Plantation, and died there on April 11, 1867.
Alexander Mosby Gwin's brother, William McKendree, removed from Missisippi during 1849 to California where he became California's first senator. William McKendree Gwin was a Jacksonian Democrat (nation first - states second), not a pro-slavery Democrat. The following is taken from the Congressional Biographical Guide:
"GWIN, William McKendree, a Representative from Mississippi and a Senator from California; born near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., October 9, 1805; ..... graduated from the medical department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1828; practiced medicine in Clinton, Miss., until 1833; United States marshal of Mississippi in 1833; elected as a Democrat from Mississippi to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842; moved to California in 1849; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; upon the admission of California as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from September 9, 1850, to March 3, 1855; reelected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy occurring at the expiration of his term, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect, and served from January 13, 1857, to March 3, 1861; chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses); .... retired to California and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in New York City September 3, 1885; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif."
1850 Issaquena County Federal Census
Alexander M. Gwin: age 33, Planter, Tennessee
Elizabeth C.: age 24, South Carolina
Ida H.: age 6, Mississippi
Robert C. Dameron: age 30, Physician, Mississippi
1860 Issaquena County Federal Census
A.M. Gwin: age 43, Planter, Tennessee
Sarah C.: age 32, Tennessee
Thos. W.: age 5, Mississippi
Alex M. Jr.: age 4, Mississippi
Mary G.: age 3, Mississippi
James: age 9/12, Mississippi
Buchanan, Margaret Gwin, DuVals of Kentucky from Virginia, 1794-1935 : descendants and allied families Lynchburgh, Va.: J. P. Bell Co., 1937
Claiborne, J. F. H., Mississippi as a Province,
Territory, and State: with biographical notices of
eminent citizens: Power & Barksdale, Jackson,
25.01--Gladys Bomar Gwin, b. 26 Nov 1878 in McKenzie, TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; edu. Bethel College, Cincinnati Conservatory, Chicago College of Music; occ. Instructor of Piano, Harmony, and Musical History at Bethel College; church accompanist at Cumberland Presbyterian Ch.; m. 12 Nov 1903 in Holdenville, OK, to William Driskell Kelley (b. 1870 in Childersburg, AL; d. 3 May 1912 in Selma, AL; bd. Live Oak Cem., Selma, AL); at least one ch.
[Frank Mitchell Note: The John Gwin in our family tree [JMG: i.e., 21.01] would be my ggg-gf. His father Mordecai started out in the US here ..... http://gwynnsislandmuseum.org/gwin.html. John was married twice. Along the way there was time in Sumner Co., Tenn, & an Andrew Jackson connection .... he sent John's grandson, Wm McKendrick, to Cal from Ms (Wm had played role in removing Indians), Wm was there during gold rush & became 1st Senator thru Civil War. g-gUncle Ed Gwin was govt agent on removal of Indians from Al to Okla where he remained. He was my grandmother's Uncle who she joined in Holdenville, OK, where she taught music and met her husband (Wm. Driskell Kelley) born in Childersburg, but strong connection with Dallas Co. where he is buried alongside his brother, about which I'm still trying to piece rest of story. Wm., a dentist, was serving in the Indian Territory and became ill; they returned to Selma, and he died at 37 leaving widow with 4 young children. It was his father (Emory Kelley) who had Mercantile Store in Wilsonville. Wm's parents died young leaving 4 children orphans, oldest 7 at the time.
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|Descendants of Mordecai "* GWIN
21. Mordecai GWIN (b.1736-IRELAND or WALES; d.Bef Feb 1785-Hillsborough, Orange Co., NC)
-- sp: Elizabeth (w. Mordecai GWIN) (b. Abt 1740-Virginia on the ocean; m. Abt 1748)
---- 22. Edwin GWIN
---- 22. Margaret GWIN (b.28 Mar 1760-Orange Co., NC;d.01 Jan 1797-Humphrey or Sumner Co.,TN)
------ sp: Chamberlain HUDSON "Jr." (b.14 Dec 1753-Chesterfield Co., VA; m. 1780;d.1843-Benton Co.,TN)
---- 22. Mary GWIN
---- 22. Sarah GWIN
---- 22. "Col." Edward GWIN (b.Abt 1749/1750-Orange Co.,NC;d.08 Oct 1831-Carroll Co.,TN)
------ sp: Rachel PERRY (b.25 Dec 1804-Jackson,Madison Co.,TN;m.15 Dec 1824)
-------- 23. 1 child (m) of 2 GWIN
-------- 23. 1 child (f) of 2 GWIN
---------- sp: Martha PERMENTER
-------- 23. Mordecai GWIN (b.Bef 1785-Orange Co.,NC)
-------- 23. John GWIN (b.Bef 1785)
-------- 23. Edward "Jr." GWIN (b.1807-Summer Co.,TN;d.03 May 1879-Carroll Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Martha Polly MOORE (b.1804;m.Abt 1828;d.17 Jun 1880-Carroll Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Rosanah
-------- 23. John GWIN
---------- sp: UNKNOWN
-------- 23. no name GWIN
---- 22. Elizabeth GWIN "Betsy" (b.Abt 1755-Orange Co.,NC;d.1824-Carroll Co.,TN)
------ sp: Thomas "Jr." HAMILTON (b.24 Dec 1762-Anson/Guilford Co.,NC;d.14 Feb 1841-Monroe Twp.. Gallatin Co.,IL)
---- 22. William Rolling GWIN (b.Abt 1755-Orange Co.,NC;d.27 Jan 1827-Sumner Co.,TN)
------ sp: Hannah MCCOMBE (b.Abt 1756;m.07 May 1782;d.Apr 1841-Sumner Co.,TN)
-------- 23. Sarah GWIN (b.19 Feb 1783)
-------- 23. Jesse GWIN (b.09 Jan 1785)
-------- 23. Elizabeth "Betsey" GWIN (b.03 Sep 1789-Sumner Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Benjamin WILKERSON (m.24 Dec 1817)
-------- 23. John GWIN (b.15 Jun 1792)
-------- 23. Ezekiel GWIN (b.03 Sep 1794)
-------- 23. William G. GUINN (b.15 Aug 1795-Orange Co.,NC;d.16 Jun 1878-Grundy Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Lydia PRICE (m.17 May 1817)
---------- sp: Priscilla Colquitt BURROWS (m.Aft 1837)
-------- 23. James GWIN (b.14 Jul 1797)
---------- sp: Sally BAILEY (m.14 Jun 1819)
---- 22. Jane GWIN (b.18 Feb 1762-Orange County,North Carolina;d.08 Sep 1843-McKenzie,Carroll County,Tennessee)
------ sp: James A. HAMILTON (b.01 May 1757-Salisbury,District NC.;m.07 Feb 1782;d.27 Apr 1831-McKenzie,Carroll Co.,TN.)
-------- 23. Ann HAMILTON (b.01 Mar 1783-Gilford Co.,NC;d.27 Nov 1848-Gibson Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Jacob PARKS (m.20 Mar 1800)
-------- 23. Jane HAMILTON (b.01 Oct 1784-Gilford Co.,NC;d.19 Apr 1855-prob. Carroll Co.,TN)
---------- sp: James LATIMER
-------- 23. Elizabeth HAMILTON (b.27 Dec 1786-Sumner Co.,TN;d.Bef 1826)
---------- sp: Jacob MCKEE (m.04 Aug 1807;d.Bef 1826)
-------- 23. Thomas HAMILTON (b.10 Apr/May 1789-Hamilton Station,White House,Sumner Co.,TN.;d.18 Jun 1879-McKenzie,CC,TN)
---------- sp: Elizabeth T. FORREST (b.26 Feb 1792-North Carolina;m.02 Jan 1812;d.16 Apr 1858-McKenzie,Carroll County,Tennessee)
-------- 23. Mary "Polly" HAMILTON (b.13 Jun 1792-Sumner Co.,TN;d.Bef 15 Nov 1854-Humphries Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Lynde L. LATIMER (b.28 Feb 1778;m.29 May 1808)
-------- 23. James A. "Jr." HAMILTON (b.22 Nov 1794-Sumner Co.,TN)
---------- sp: Margaret LANKFORD "Peggy"
-------- 23. Robert Shaw HAMILTON (b.05 Jun 1796-Sumner Co.,TN;d.17 Mar 1876-Texas)
---------- sp: Elizabeth BETHAY-BETHEA
-------- 23. Alexander HAMILTON (b.20 Oct 1798-Sumner Co., TN; d. Bef 1841-In childhood)
-------- 23. John HAMILTON (b.01 Mar 1803-Sumner Co., TN; d. Bef 1841)
---------- sp: Polly MADDEN
-------- 23. Sarah "Sallie" HAMILTON (b.22 Feb 1806-Sumner Co.,TN;d.31 Jan 1883)
---------- sp: Henry LANKFORD
---- 22. John GWIN (b.15 Dec 1764-Orange Co., NC;d. Aft 09 Nov 1839-Dyer,Sumner Co., TN)
------ sp: Sarah HARPER (m.26 Feb 1782;d.Abt 1797)
-------- 23. Samuel GWIN (b.Abt 1783)
-------- 23. Sarah GWIN (b.Abt 1786)
-------- 23. William GWIN (b.Abt 1790)
---------- sp: Sarah "Sally" DONNELL (m.Abt 1797/1798)
-------- 23. Edward GWIN (b.Feb 1799-Sumner Co.,TN;d.1874-Carroll Co., TN)
---------- sp: Margaret BOWDEN (b.1799-Franklin Co.,NC;m.1824;d.1873-Carroll Co., TN)
-------- 23. John Donnell GWIN (b.Abt 1801-Smith Co., TN)
-------- 23. Margaret GWIN (b.1801-Smith County,Tennessee)
-------- 23. Elizabeth GWIN (b.1806-Smith Co., TN)
-------- 23. Mary GWIN "Polly" (b.1808-Smith Co., TN)
-------- 23. James Madison GWIN (b.11 Mar 1810-Humphreys Co.,TN;d.25 Nov 1887-Lexington,MS)
---------- sp: Susan Van Houten DAVIS (b.18 May 1816-Louisiana;m.03 May 1836;d.24 Oct 1887-Lexington,Mississippi)
-------- 23. Robert Bell GWIN (b. 1812--Humphreys Co., TN)
---------- sp: Francis STIGLER
-------- 23. Martha GWIN (b. 1814-Humphreys Co., TN)
-------- 23. Rozana GWIN (b. 1816-Humphreys Co., TN)
-------- 23. Littleberry Wright GWIN (b. 1825--Carroll County, Tennessee; d. 11 Oct 1845--Camargo, Mexico)
---- 22. "Rev" James A. GWIN (b. 1768--Orange Co., NC; d. 03 Aug 1841--Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS)
------ sp: Mary Adair MCADAMS (b. Jan 1763--Tennessee; m. 1790; d. 30 Jun 1858--Issaquena Co., MS)
-------- 23. Elizabeth GWIN (b.18 Jun 1787; d. 24 Jan 1864)
---------- sp: Daniel Fitch LATIMER (b.20 Nov 1781; m. 23 Sep 1806; d. 22 Sep 1856)
-------- 23. "Col" Samuel L. GWIN (b. Abt 1791/1792--Fountain Head, Sumner Co., TN; d. Bef 1854--Mississippi)
---------- sp: UNKNOWN
-------- 23. Asa B. L. GWIN (b.25 Mar 1797;d.14 Apr 1809-Sumner Co., TN)
-------- 23. Margaret GWIN (b.07 Apr 1800--Fountain Head, Sumner Co.,TN; d. 02 Jul 1863--Woodlawn Plantation, Isswaquena Co., MI)
---------- sp: Alexander De La Plaunche DUVAL (b.30 Nov 1793-Richmond,HC,Virginia;m.12 Mar 1818;d.16 Jan 1851-WP,I,Mississippi)
-------- 23. Thomas GWIN (b. Abt 1802;d.29 Oct 1833-Washington Co., MS.)
---------- sp: Polly BLAIR (m.17 Jul 1826)
-------- 23. William McKendree GWIN (b. 05 Oct 1805--Fountain Head, Sumner Co., TN; d. 03 Sep 1885-New York)
---------- sp: Caroline SIMPSON (d. 1835)
---------- sp: Mary E. (Bell) LOGAN (m. 23 Mar 1837)
-------- 23. Catherine P. GWIN (b. Abt 1808--Sumner Co., TN)
---------- sp: Isham L. MOORE (m.02 Aug 1826;d.Abt 1833/1834)
---------- sp: John Wesley DANKS
-------- 23. Alexander Martin GWIN (b.1817-Fountain Head, Sumner Co.,TN;d.11 Apr 1867-Issaquena Co., MS)
---------- sp: Elizabeth C. LOWERY (b.1826-North Carolina;m.13 Sep 1843)
---------- sp: Sarah CRICHLOW (b.1826-Rutherford Co.,TN;m.26 Oct 1853)
---- 22. Alexander GWIN (b. Abt 1762/1770-Orange Co., NC; d. Abt 1850/1854-Humphreys Co., TN)
------ sp: Sarah (w Alexander GWIN) (b.1780-North Carolina;m.1800;d.1850-Humphreys Co., TN)
-------- 23. Alexander "Jr." GWIN
-------- 23. William M. GWIN
-------- 23. Robert H. GWIN