21.00--Richard Gwin; lived near Jamestown, Virginia, said to be of Scotch Irish descent; m. Sarah Chesley; one known son;
22.00--Isham Gwin, b. ca. 1764 in VA; d. Dec 1830; m. Mary Canterbury; 11 children;
23.04--John Gwin (middle name unk.)--b. (Sevier Co.?) in what was then still No. Carolina 7 Nov 1792; d. 7 Mar 1877 at Wilsonville, AL; bd. at Wilsonville Cem., downtown Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL); m. 8 Apr 1812 in Blount Co., TN., by Joseph Walker to Jane Walker (d.o. Thomas Walker, Sr., and Elizabeth Magill, both of Virginia; bd. beside her youngest daughter Louisa McKnight in the "new" cemetery at Cahaba, AL--stones have been found and photographed (see imm. below)--where she must've died before John moved to Wilsonville to live with his son William and William's wife Roe; nine children;
Photo of his gravestone at the Wilsonville Cem., Shelby Co., AL, was sent to me Sep 2001 by Mary Daniel (who married John's descendent) and reads as follows: JOHN GWIN DIED MAR. 7, 1877. AGED 84 YRS. 4 MOS. She also sent photos of other Gwin tombstones there. Thank you, Mary, for sending all these photos! She also motivated me to go see these myself, and I've now visited Wilsonville Cemetery twice.
Meet John's and Jane's Nine Children!
Here they are in summary--birth order is believed to be correct now:
(Return to Richard's and Sarah's page for more info on each of these.)
24.02--Mary Gwin--b. ca.1816; m1. 27 Dec. 1838 to Drury H. Roark; m2. on 17 May 1849 to Abel Turner
24.03--Isom Gwin (b. 17 Mar 1817; d. 7 Dec 1853); m. Mary Burdine Wilson
24.04--William Gwin (18 Dec 1820--29 Apr 1889); m. 12 May 1842 Rosann "Roe" Carlisle Jones Wilson
24.05--Sarah Gwin (ca. 1826--31 Mar 1885); m. Louis Basset
24.06--Mary Ann Gwin (ca. 1827--1845); m. Joseph Lavalett Basset
24.07--Martha J. Gwin (ca.1828--unk).; m 22 Apr 1847 to Jesse Comelander
24.08--Chesley R. Gwin; (ca.1828--unk.); m1. 20 Mar 1850 Frances E. "Fannie" Bell; m2. a widow, Mrs. Blevins
24.09--Louisa A. Gwin; (ca. 1832--unk); m1?. Mr. Gaviness; m2. on 17 May 1849 Mr. Wm. G. (or J.) McKnight.
And now here is William's and Roe's family in more detail:
24.04--William Gwin (middle name unk.)--My great-great grandpa!--b. 18 Dec 1820 at Cahaba, AL; d. 29 April 1889 at Wilsonville, AL, bd. Wilsonville City Cem.; m. 12 (some records say 13) May 1842 in Cahawba to Roseanne "Roe" Carlisle Jones Wilson (sister of William's brother Isom's wife Mary B., above--Roe b. 22 Aug. 1822, d. 29 Mar 1907 at Tampa, FL; bd. at Wilsonville, AL); according to Rev. Cotten's diary entries, William and Roe and his parents were very active in the founding of and service in the Methodist church in Cahaba.Photo of the common headstone for their graves at the Wilsonville cemetery was sent to me Sep 2001 by Mary Daniel. The left side reads: R. C. J. GWIN AUG. 27, 1822; MAR 29, 1907; and the right side: WILLIAM GWIN, DEC. 18, 1820, APR. 29, 1880. Thank you, Mary! Other photos she sent are reported below.[JMG NOTE: Roe and William may have been married on May 13, not May 12, for two reasons: (1) In Oct 1999, Barbara Ward wrote that she had found a marr. record in Dallas Co. (AL) for a Wm. Guin and Rosa Ann Wilson dated 13 May 1842, and (2) when I checked the two dates on a perpetual calendar, the 12th was on a Thursday and the 13th on a Friday; on the other hand, getting married on Friday the 13th might not've been considered very wise a hundred and fifty years ago, so perhaps it WAS on a Thursday!]
[JMG NOTE: Roe died in Tampa, Fl, where she likely had been living at the home of her granddaughter, Mary Alice Lochridge and her husband William Russell Ham--see notes on this family at my Lochridge page.]
[October 1999--NOTE: Barbara Ward wrote: Found a marriage record Dallas County (AL) for a Wm. Guin and Rosa Ann Wilson 13 May 1842.]
[27 Jul 2000--NOTE: Today Mrs. Barbara A. Underhill Smith of Crowley, TX, sent me a packet of copies of much of the work of her late husband, Roy L. Smith,who is a direct descendent of William's brother Isham/Isom, 4.1 above--click link there for more on Roy's line. Among the many items in the packet is a 16-page typewritten transcription of excerpts from a diary of William's pastor and best friend, Rev. Cotten. There are almost 60 entries--many containing references to the Gwins and Bassets--that span from April 1849 to March of 1855, during which time John Gwin and William Gwin lived in Cahaba. I've created two separate pages for (1) my notes from that diary and (2) an alphabetized list of over 80 names referenced therein.
Some of the following is from the typed notes of the late Roy L. Smith sent to me in August 2000 by his widow, Mrs. Barbara A. U. Smith: and from a photocopy of the 1870 Census page from which Roy made his notes, which copy was received 8 Sep 2001 from Mary Daniel, widow of Bill Daniel, grandson of Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr., and great-grandson of William Gwin.In late winter of 1870 (from known birthdays and ages listed below, the census was probably taken in February 1870) John Gwin was living with his son William Gwin at Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL. Evidently a lot of other people were, too, as indicated by this 1870 Shelby Co. census data. Why was that? Remember that the Civil War had just ended five years before, and Alabamans had been suffering financially during the Reconstruction era which was still going on; furthermore, Alabama had not been readmitted to the Union until 25 Jun 1868, only some 20 months before this census was taken. Many of the parents of these children may have died either in the War or from disease. Please view this transcription of the census page, then compare my notes on these transplanted family members, marked below with an asterisk *.
1870 Shelby Co. Census
[NOTE: Surname is Guinn on the census, but John's, William's, and other Gwins' gravestones each clearly say GWIN in photos.]
Family No. 3:
John M. Gwin Comments
This is our William Gwin, son of John and Jane Walker Gwin of Sevier and Blount counties, Tennessee. William is my gg-grandfather.
Rosanna Gwin 48
AL This is his wife, Roseann "Roe" Carlisle Jones Wilson, my gg-grandmother and daughter of Nathaniel Burdine Wilson and Jane Jones Wilson, both of South Carolina. John W. Gwin 18
AL John Wesley Gwin, s/o Will and Roe, will go to medical school and become an allopathic physician and die in the summer of 1877 fighting the epidemic of diseases that plagued Alabama then. Rufus K. Gwin 16
works in saw mill
AL Rufus King Gwin will marry his first cousin, Annie Turner, below (Annie's mom is William's oldest sister), move to Florida, and have several daughters.
Lucy M. Gwin 14
attend school AL Lucy Marcella Gwin will die in two years and be buried at the Wilsonville city cemetery.
Isham G. Gwin 12
attend school AL Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr., will marry his neighborhood sweetheart, Molly Self, raise a family, and die and be buried in the Gwin plot in Wilsonville City cemetery.
Thomas Gwin 9
attend school AL Thomas Gwin will contract pneumonia and die as a teenager in that fateful summer and fall of 1877.
John Gwin 77
TN This is the patriarch, John Gwin, widower of Jane Walker Gwin of Blount Co., TN, whom he buried in Cahaba's New Cemetery beside their daughter, Louisa Gwin.
Annie Turner 19
AL Daughter of John's and Jane's oldest, Mary Gwin (the widow Roark) who married Abel Turner; Annie will marry her own first cousin, Rufus King Gwin, above.
Annie Turner--We know that Rufus King Gwin (16 May 1853 - 20 Aug 1927) married an Ann Turner. If this is the Annie Turner who is living at the William Gwin home in the 1870 census, then she is very likely the oldest child (excluding Walter Roark) of Rufus King's Aunt Mary--i.e., Mary Gwin, William's sister, widow of Drury Roark, and bride of second husband Mr. Turner on 17 May 1849--this date would make Mary Gwin Roark Turner's firstborn about 19 in the 1870 census, the exact age of the above Annie Turner. It would also mean Rufus and Ann were first cousins. We know that Mary's first husband Drury Roark died when their only child, Walter, was just 3 or 4; we know Walter himself was killed at Gettysburg in 1863; and we know that Annie was living with Will and Roe in 1870. Could Mr. Turner have also died and Mary just not been able to handle it? Could Mary also have died, leaving Annie as an orphan? Aha! Today (25 Oct 2001) I see from the 1850 census that indeed, Mary and Abel Turner's daughter IS named Anna, who is listed as 4 months old on Nov. 7, 1850, when the census was taken!
Texas A. Wilson 14
AL Texanna Wilson, d/o Roe's brother Joe Wilson. Texas will never marry, showing up single in every census until she dies.
Texas A. Wilson--Her father was Joseph Jones Abernathy Wilson, younger brother of Roe Wilson (and William Gwin's brother-in-law); he was b. 7 Jul 1830; d. before 1876--(see Probate notes in orange following); Joseph is buried unk. and m. to unk., but they had 4 children, one of whom is Texas; [Did Joseph Jones Abernathy Wilson die in the Civil War?]--According to Dallas County Courthouse Probate Court file #65, on 12 Nov 1875, Joseph A. Wilson, a son of N.B. Wilson, had died before his father and left a widow and four children, to wit:23.01--William Wilson, over 21 and residing in Pulaski, White Co., AR
23.00--Texana Wilson, a minor over 14 and under 21, residing in Dallas Co., AL, part of the family household [According to the notes of my late cousin Roy L. Smith, Texana "Texas" (Texas Anna?) was living with her aunt and uncle, William and Roe Gwin, in the1870 Shelby Co., AL, census, her age listed as 14. According to a Lochridge letter (click link this sentence), in the 1880 Shelby Co., AL census, Texana Wilson, 25, is living with her first cousin Mary Ann Elizabeth Gwin Lochridge's family. This would have made her age nineteen or twenty at the above Probate on 12 Nov 1875.]
Henry Bassett 13
works in saw mill
AL Henry is the son of William's sister, Ann Gwin, who marries Joe Basset then dies early.
Henry Bassett--I'm fairly sure that this Henry is Henry B. Basset, son of Joseph Basset (Joseph married William Gwin's younger sister Mary Ann Gwin and was working in a sawmill just across the Shelby Co. line in Talladega Co. (probably William's mill), when he was killed in an accident there in 1865. Mary Ann had died early in the marriage and Joseph had remarried (to Catherine Louise High--the widow Blann), Henry being the product of the second marriage since he was born ca 1857 (age 13 in 1870 census). In fact, the middle initial B in Henry's name may have stood for Blann. When Joseph was killed and Henry thus orphaned, Will and Roe must have taken Henry to raise.
Mathew Taylor 36
Mathew (?) and Annie Taylor--I speculate that these unknown people--perhaps a war widow and her daughter--could be neighbors who were "left out in the cold" in the financial devastation of the War's aftermath. A related speculation is that she may have told the census taker her name was Mrs. Mathew Taylor, the writer having omitted the title. Annie Taylor 9
Lochridge Family--Some confusion exists in my mind as to the order of events in this marriage, but somehow Robert, a native of Missouri, had met and married (over four years earlier--25 Jan 1866) Will's and Roe's daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth Gwin, and here they are with their firstborn as a toddler living with her parents and the very Texas Wilson they later (1880 census) have living in their own home. Mary A. Lochridge 26
John Lochridge 1
Eliz. Laurince 25 f
School teacher AL Eliz. Laurince--This unknown person may be another war widow whom Will and Roe took in.
MORE NOTES FROM ROY SMITH:
John Gwin died at Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL, on 7 Mar 1877 and is buried in the cemetery there.
Isom Gwin b. ca. 1817 [JMG Note: b. 17 Mar 1817; grave found at Martin's Station.], AL; d. 1853, Dallas Co., AL; s/o John and Jane Walker Gwin; m. Mary B. Wilson (b. ca. 1820, SC; d/o Nathaniel Burdine and Jane Jones Wilson).
Isom Gwin was a Justice of the Peace in Dallas Co., AL, and records show that he married numerous couples in Dallas Co. They lived west of Cahawba, AL, [JMG Note: in the town of Athens, Dallas Co., AL], and he converted to the Methodist Episc. Ch. that was located at Martin's Station (which was later replaced by the St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Cahawba which remained at Martin's Station until it was dismantled and moved back to Cahaba where it has been rebuilt and is being restored). His death is mentioned in Rev. Cotten's diary, and I also have his obituary from the local newspaper.
Isom and Mary B. had two daughters: Mary Jane Gwin b. ca. 1838, AL, & Martha R. [JMG Note: Roseann, after her mother] Gwin b. ca. 1844 AL
Isom Gwin died in 1853 in Dallas Co. AL; his estate was probated in 1854 in Dallas Co. Heirs were wife Mary B. and daughters Mary Jane (wife of William J. Smith) and Martha R. Gwin. William J. and Mary Jane Smith were administrators.
[JMG Note: We all originally thought that Isom was most likely buried at the cemetery at Cahawba where his mother is, but since most of the stones there are gone, nobody knew for sure. Only his mother's and a few others are left. But in July of 2003, I found daughter Mary Jane Gwin Smith's grave in the cemetery across the road from the old Episcopal church at Martin's Station. The building had been moved years before from Cahaba to that site just southwest of Orrville. There were dozens of other graves of which I then made only a cursory check. But when I returned in July 2004, I found Isom's grave right next to hers!]
Linda Derry sent Roy two typed transcriptions, one of the following newspaper article and the other of the advertisement:
From the December 2, 1859 edition of the Dallas Gazette:
|From the 1
Jun 1900 census of Pct. 9,
Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL
my g/grandfather, William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin, who
inherited his father's lumber mill in Wilsonville and established
himself as a man of integrity, becoming a notary public who assisted
his community in many ways. He died the night my father was born,
and my dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin, inherited his middle name.
||AL/AL/AL||Ida Eliza Basset married Sutt
Gwin and gave him 12 children, according to this report, 8 of whom were
still living on 1 Jun 1900. The two are buried together in
||George H. Gwin, my dad's "Uncle George", whom see on the page for William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin.|
||Nellie Densler Gwin, my dad's "Aunt Nell", whom see on the page for William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin.|
||Peter King Gwin, my dad's "Uncle Pete", whom see on the page for William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin.|
||Rebecca C. Gwin
Carlisle Jones Wilson Gwin herself, widow of William
Gwin and my gg-grandmother (subjects of this page), here living next
door to her son Sutt's family. Why the enumerator listed his as
Rebecca can only be guessed--maybe he couldn't hear well--maybe he
couldn't read his own notes. A most interesting revelation here
is that she reports having borne TEN children, not the eight we
originally thought, of whom three are living on June first. Rosanna
will move to Florida and live her last years with her daughter, dying
in 1907, her body being returned to Wilsonville for burial beside her
husband. I still don't know the meaning of the numbers in the
"occupation" column, but they appear to have been added sometime after
the census was taken.
||Texana is the unmarried daughter of
Rosanna's brother Joseph Jones Abernathy Wilson,
here living with the John Pope family of Wilsonville. Mr. Pope
was the proprietor of Pope's merchantile, a picture of which can be
seen on Joseph's page.
G. Gwin family
the family of Sutt's and Ida's son Isham
Gwin and wife Mary Etta "Molly" Self, living in
Wilsonville, whose page see.
N. Wilson Family
the brother of Texana, second row above, Rosanna's nephew and son of
her brother Joseph Jones Abernathy Wilson,
who page see.
Riddle will marry George H. Gwin, above, and become my dad's "Aunt
Valeria", whom see on the page for William
Sutton "Sutt" Gwin. She is living here with her
parents and siblings, helping work the fmaily farm.
25.01--Mary Ann Elizabeth Gwin m. Robert Guy Lochridge
25.02--Martha Jane Gwin (1845-1847); -- died as infant
25.03--William Sutton Gwin m. Ida Eliza Basset
25.04--John Wesley Gwin d. in his 20's; never married
25.05--Rufus King Gwin m. Ann Turner
25.06--Lucy Marcella Gwin d. as teen; never married
25.07--Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr. m. Mary Etta (Molly) Self
25.08--unk. Gwin d. as infant; never married
25.09--unk. Gwin d. as infant; never married
25.10--Thomas Wilson Gwin d. as teen; never married
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)--more at their Lochridge page--click links to go there;
25.02--Martha Jane Gwin (1845-1847); -- died as infant
25.03--William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin--my great-grandfather, b. 5 Jun 1848 at Cahaba, AL; d. 11 Sep 1916 at Wilsonville (my late father, Adrian Sutton Gwin, was born the next day, and thus received his grandfather's middle name as his own. William Sutton's son and Adrian Sutton's father, James Bassett Gwin, Sr., a railroad conductor for the Southern Railway, is said by his widow, Adrian Belle Vardaman, to have asked her September 11, "Mrs. Gwin, do you think you can have this baby alone?" to which she recalled answering, "Mr. Gwin, I had the other three alone and can do quite nicely with this one as well--go bury your father."); m. 2 Dec 1868 to Ida Eliza Basset, b. 5 May 1845 in Worthing, Sussex Co., England; d. 8 Dec 1907; bd. beside husband (WC records, p. 249--gravestone found);Photo of William Sutton Gwin's grave was sent to me Sep 2001 by Mary Daniel. Grave is a coffin-sized concrete vault, the top slab of which is broken into several large pieces. The dirt on the inside is several inches lower than the ground outside. Visible portion of slab reads: W. S. GWIN, JUNE 5, 1..., SEPT...
Ida's tomb is similar, but the top slab is intact, which reads: IDA E. BASSET WIFE OF W. S. GWIN, MAY 5, 1845 DEC. 8, 1907
25.04--John Wesley Gwin, b. 15 Mar 1851in Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL; d. 29 Aug 1877, age 26, in Anniston, AL; info. taken fr. records, p. 251 at Wilsonville Cem. (gravestone found), Shelby Co., AL; Copy of a handwritten NOTE (reads like a newspaper obit) sent to me by Mary Daniel in Sep. 2001:"Dr. John Gwin, son of William Gwin, in critical condition with typhoid fever at Anniston, died at Anniston 8-29-1877, buried in Wilsonville." Photo (of his tombstone at Wilsonville Cem.) also sent by Mary reads: JOHN W. GWIN BORN MAR. 15, 1851 DIED AUG. 29, 1877
25.05--Rufus King Gwin, b. 16 May 1853; d. 20 Aug 1927; m. Ann Turner (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 3 children (** Is this the same Annie Turner who is living at the William Gwin home in the 1870 census? [see above] If so, then she is very likely the oldest child (excluding Walter Roark) of Rufus King's Aunt Mary--i.e., Mary Gwin, William's sister, widow of Drury Roark, and bride of second husband Mr. Turner on 17 May 1849--this date would make Mary Gwin Roark Turner's firstborn about 19 in the 1870 census, the exact age of Annie Turner. It would also mean Rufus and Ann were first cousins.)
25.06--Lucy Marcella Gwin, b. 1 Dec 1855; d. 22 Feb 1871, age 16 (fr. records, p. 251 at Wilsonville Cem.--gravestone also found, Shelby Co., AL);Photo (of her tombstone at Wilsonville Cem.) also sent by Mary reads: LUCY M. GWIN BORN DEC. 1, 1855 DIED FEB. 22, 1871
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 (WC records, p. 249); __ known ch.;Photo of the common headstone for their graves at the Wilsonville cemetery was sent to me Sep 2001 by Mary Daniel. The center top bears the large name GWIN, then below that, the left side reads: ISHAM G. 1858 - 1919; and the right side: MARY S. 1858 - 1940.25.08--unk. Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. prob. never; no. ch. [John M. Gwin Note: These eighth and ninth children of Will and Roe are unknown to me but for this census report where Grandma Roe reports them as having been born. This five-year gap between Isham and Thomas seems the most likely place for them in the birth order but is by no means confirmed as correct.]
[John M. Gwin Note: This seventh child of Will and Roe is clearly named for her youngest brother, Isham Griffin Wilson, who was seventeen and a half years old (and possibly already committed to medical school) when I. G. Gwin, Sr., was born.]
25.09--unk. Gwin, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. prob. never; no. ch. [John M. Gwin Note: These eighth and ninth children of Will and Roe are unknown to me but for this census report where Grandma Roe reports them as having been born. This five-year gap between Isham and Thomas seems the most likely place for them in the birth order but is by no means confirmed as correct.]
25.10--Thomas Wilson Gwin, b. 10 Feb. 1863; d. 7 Oct 1877; bd. Wilsonville Cem., Shelby Co., AL, but the date of death does not appear on the stone in the photo Mary Daniels sent; [JMG Note: I've been to the grave myself (Jan 2002) and seen the stone, and I'm convinced that the date of death did originally appear thereupon. Evidently the stone was vandalized and broken off at the ground's surface, then reset into cement that covered the date of death. Jack's e.mail, below, gives the date of death as 7 Oct 1877.]
[JMG NOTE: Mary Daniel sent me two other photos of GWIN gravestones at the Wilsonville Cemetery. I don't recognize the names of either one, but I report them here in hopes that someone else can. The first reads HOWARD CURTIS GWIN BORN NOV. 20, 1914 DIED JULY 7, 1916 and the second GLADYS BEATRICE GWIN JAN. 19, 1921 -- MAY 5, 1922.]
From The Sentinel, Columbiana, AL, Thursday, 6 Sep 1877:Dr. John W. Gwin, a son of our esteemed countyman, Mr. Wm. Gwin, of Wilsonville, died at Anniston on Wednesday night, the 29th int. He was a young physician of great promise, and his early death is lamented by numerous friends and relatives in this county. We copy the following from the Oxford Tribune in relation thereto: Death of Dr. Gwin.
It is with profound sorrow that we record the death of Dr. John W. Gwin, who, after an illness of twenty-one days from typhoid fever, breathed his last, between ten and eleven o'clock last Wednesday night.
A little less than four years ago, the subject of this article, while a medical student, came from Wilsonville and located at Anniston. After pursuing his studies for several months, he went to New York City and attended one or two courses of lectures at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and graduated in the Spring of 1876. He then obtained a position as assistant physician in a hospital on Randall's Island in that city. The writer visited him at that place last summer and found him discharging the duties of his position with great satisfaction to the physician in charge. Last August he returned to Anniston and entered upon the practice of his profession, which be continued till seized by the illness that has taken him hence.
At the time of his death, Dr. Gwin had probably passed his twenty fifth year. Though a man of reticent manners, he was a warm hearted friend to his intimate associates and was polite and agreeable to those with whom he came in contact. His intellectual capacity with his determination and continuity was sufficient to accomplish anything he undertook. He was a young man of great moral stamina, and his manners were cultivated, in a high degree; all of which rendered him an onament to society. As a physician he already enjoyed great popularity. The community has lost a useful citizen, and his parents a devoted son.
His remains were carried to Wilsonville for interment this morning.
Date: Thu., 6 Mar 2003
Subject: Thomas Wilson Gwin obituary
In the most recent issue of the Shelby County Historical Society Quarterly there is a short obituary for Wilson Gwin from The Shelby Sentinel of Columbiana, AL, dated October 11, 1877.
This is Thomas Wilson Gwin, one of your great-grandfather's brothers -- a son of William and Roseann (Wilson) Gwin and your great-granduncle. I went to your web site and saw that you apparently did not have a complete death date for Wilson, only the year, 1877. The obit stated that he had died the previous Sunday which would have been October 7, 1877. So, now you have his complete death date.
The obit also referred to the fact that this was the second son that the family had lost in two months. Again, your website furnished me the information that another son, John Wesley Gwin, had died on the 29th August 1877. Another interesting piece of information is that the obit refers to Wilson as the son of Colonel William Gwin. Where did he come by this rank? Civil War or Militia?
I am sending you a copy of the article by regular mail which you should receive early next week (received--see below).
Died, at Wilsonville, in this county, on Sunday night last, Wilson Gwin aged about 18 years. He was the youngest son of our esteemed county-man, Col. Wm. Gwin, and was a young man of much promise. He had been out with a sorghum mill and evaporator, making syrup for the public for the past two weeks, and probably had been subjected to some exposure. He was taken sick with pneumonia on Friday morning last and continued to grow worse until Sunday night, when he died. He is the second son that his grief stricken parents have buried in the last two months, both young men in the morning of life with bright prospects before them. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved family and friends in the great affliction.from The Shelby Sentinel, Columbiana, Alabama, October 11, 1877
William Gwin and RoseAnn C. J. Wilson
* 1850 US Census, Cahaba Beat, Dallas Co., AL
>Subject: Re: Gwin genealogy
Hello, Sandra--good to meet you!
Thank you for writing. No, a quick search of my database shows no Malinda. But my ggg-grandpa, John Gwin, moved with a William Gwin whom we believe was his brother and perhaps other siblings as well, from TN into AL between ca. 1814 and 1817. They settled in Dallas Co., where both appeared in the 1820 census. Many of their children were born in the same time period as your Malinda. I'm VERY interested to know whatever you find out, therefore. I'll let you know, and you please remember to let me know, if anything turns up. In fact, I'm adding your e.mail to my Gwin info page as a reminder to contact you.
Do you know in what Alabama county she was born? What else do you know regarding her birth and early years?
Thanks again for dropping me this line. I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.
State of Tennessee to
William Gwin, 1812
Source: Sumner County, TN Grant Book 2, Page 3
Transcribed by Alice Jackson
|James Adams Land Grant 1821
James Adams Land Grant 1820
James Adams 1822
James Adams to Samuel Woods 1823
Edward Busey to John C. McLemore 1825
Robt. Flemming to Benjamin Roney 1826
James Greer Land Grant 1820
Edward Gwin Land Grant 1825
Edward Gwin Jr. to Jones Rodgers 1829
Edward Gwin, Sr. to Edward Gwin, Jr. 1826
Edward Gwin Jr. to David McDonald 1861
John and William Gwin 1822
John Gwin to Edward Gwin, Jr. 1828
William Horton to Samuel Ingram 1826
Hiram Langston to Samuel Baxter 1828
Alexander McRae to Edward Gwin 1828
David Moore Bill of Sale 1828
Enoch Morgan Land Grant 1846
Jones Rodgers Land Grant 1826
1855 Land Deed from William Rogers heirs
Abram Shepherd Land Grant 1820
Samuel Woods to Edward Busey 1823
Edward Gwin Grant 1829
Thomas Crawford to John McDonald 1838
James F. Dougherty to Edward Gwin 1838
Edward & John Gwin to George S. Miller 1828
Edward Gwin to George H. Bagby 1831
Edward Gwin to Benjamin Berry 1834
|Edward Gwin to Benjamin Berry
Edward Gwin to Anderson Liles 1834
Edward Gwin to Phillip May 1832
McKennon Estate to John Norman 1834
Robert E. C. Dougherty to Edward Gwin 1838
F. T. Scates to A. H. Scates 1841
Neely, Whitesides to Gwin & McKernon
R. E. C. Dougherty to Edward Gwin 1838
Robert E. C. Dougherty to Edward Gwin 1838
Sion Rodgers, Sheriff to Edward Gwin 1829
Thomas M. Pemberton 1842
Jonathan A. Robinson to H. A. Moore 1845
Edward Gwin to Samuel Ingram 1829
Thomas Pemberton to Hugh A. Moore 1845
Martin C. Randol to Thomas M. Pemberton 1842
Edward Gwin to James Rogers 1832
Thos. A. Crawford to Martin C. Randal 1841
Jones Rodgers to Wm. L. Patton 1835
Land Survey for Alexander Gwin
Lundy, Jackson, McDonald, Scott, Everett, Foster
to A. L. Johnson 1914
Spencer Bomar to George Glover 1858
Spencer Bomer to John W. White 1858
Spencer Bomer to John McDonald 1858
E. T. Burnes to Edward Gwin 1861
David McDonald to John Cooper 1874
David and Joseph McDonald to Sarah G. Ezell 1867
H. A. Moore to D. McDonald 1849
|McDonald to Sparks 1914
Heirs of John Everett Survey 1845
W. B. & Essie Everett to R.M. Hall 1935
W. B. & Essie Everett to A.L. Johnson 1929
Ezells to Joseph McDonald 1867
Heirs of R. G. Ezzell 1900
J. M. Ezzell to J. R. Ezzell 1900
Fuqua Descendents to W.S. Fuqua 1866
John T. Fuqua to Martha Ann Fuqua 1881
R. A. Belew to R. G. Ezzell 1868
W. S. Fuqua to James Fuqua 1866
J. N. & Will McDonald 1905
John McDonald to James S. Taylor 1848
J. N. and Beatrice Johnson to Everett Foster 1962
L. A. Morris to J. N. Johnson 1962
George & Nannie Jones to W. R. Gilbert 1902
Joseph Guinn 1845
E. T. Burns to Joseph R. McDonald 1869
McDonald & Ezell Quit Claim Deed 1867
Littleberry Gwin Land Grant 1846
David McDonald to Brinkley R. & Thomas F. Caraway 1856
W. D. McDonald to Charlie Penick 1936
C. M. McGee to A. L. Johnson 1941
A. C. McGeehee to W. C. Gilbert 1859
C. M. McGee to J. E. McGee 1942
J. E. & Effie McGee to C. M. & Annie McGee 1941
Edward Gwin to Lewis W. DeShony 1869
James G. Roulstone to Edward Gwin 1840
|John C. McLemores 1826
Thomas Moore Land Grant 1846
Hugh A. Moore Land Grant 1846
H. A. Moore to E. T. Burns 1857
H. A. Moore to David Fuqua 1866
H. A. Moore to J. McDonald 1853
G. L. Moseley to W. B. McDonald 1932
John Norman 1845
Oscar McDonald & wife to J.N. & Will McDonald 1896
B. F. Johnson to S. S. Patton 1889
S. S. Patton to T. E. Gilbert 1899
Thomas Patton to John McDonald 1857
R. B. Payne to John McDonald 1862
Thomas Moore to Phebe Scates 1843
Joseph Rannals Land Survey 1823
Phebe Scates to David McDonald 1854
S. G. Gilbert to D. W. Gallemore 1914
Joseph Sweany to Tilmon Johnson 1839
Tilmon Johnson to W. D. Scates 1849
Tilman Johnson to Josiah C. Fowler 1849
Tilman Johnson to Alanson Jones 1849
Tilman Johnson to J. W. White 1847
Thomas Moore Land Grant 1846
W. C. Gilbert to Thomas E. Gilbert 1892
John Norman Survey No. 33 1844
W. R. Gilbert to T. G. and J. H. Gilbert 1912
W. W. McDonald to Betty Lou Penick 1967
Clarke County, Alabama, 1812 - 1815
Clarke County was formed in December,1812 from Washington County by an act of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory. In 1813, there took place battles between the Creek nation and the white settlers. The most famous of these battles in Clarke County were at Fort Sinquefield, Bashi Skirmish and the Canoe Fight. No further trouble was had with the Indians after the Canoe Fight.
I have separated the ancestors and some other interesting folks from the body of the lists.
Taxable Property of Clarke County for the Year 1813
ALFORD, Joseph ANDERSON, Solomon ARMSTRONG, Thomas AUSTON, Eron
Alexander; BARRON, John [My GGGGGrandfather]; BASS, Alexander
George BENGE, Harris BENGE, Betsy BENGE, Susan BETHNEY, John BIDDLE,
J. BLACK, John BOGUE, Robert BONNER, James BONNOR, Jordan BOWEN,
BRADBURY, James BRADEN, James BRADLEY, William BREWER, Matthew
John BROMFIELD, George BROWN, Bartley BROWN, James BROWN, John
Edmund BRUNSON, Josias BRUSTER, Henry BRUTON, Joseph CAIN, James;
CALLER, Robert [My GGGGG-Grandfather]; CALLER, John; CALLUM, David
James CAMPBELL, John CANNON, Joel C. CAPELL, Kingston A. ; CARNACK,
CARNES, Wills CASSADY, Charles CATES, Josiah CATO, Wytch CAZER, Calep
Benjamin CHIRSTMASS, Noel CHRISTMASS, Natt. for the heirs of MITCHELL
Richard CLARKE, John COATS, William COATS, Elijah COCHRAN, Chedell
James COLE, Richard COLE, William COLEMAN, John COOKE, Greenberry
Benedick COX, William COX, John COX, Mathew CRAGEN, John CRANE, Dempsey
CROON, James Jr. CULVERSON, Alexander CURLEY, William CURREN, John
William DANIEL, ? DAVIDSON, Andrew [Calvin’s middle name was
any connection ?]; DAVIS, Wiley DAVIS, Daniel DAWKINS, Silas DAWKINS,
DEAN, John Sr. DEAN, John Jr. DEWITT, James DOOD, Richard DOUGLASS,
DUFFIN, James DUKES, Hardiman EASELY, D.W. EASELY, Warham EASELY,
EASELY, Edward EDWARDS, John ETHERAGE, Samuel EVANS, John EVANS,
FAIRCHILD, Robert FIGURE, Thomas FINCH, John FINDLEY, Norris FISHER,
FONDIEVELLE, Francis FORD, Sarah FORD, James FOSTER, George FRANKLIN,
FRASIER, Thomas FRENCH, John FURLOUGH, James GAINES, David GAINES,
GARDINER, Elias GARRETT, James GAY, Thomas GENTRY, James GENTRY, Simon
GENTRY, Elijah GILL, Richard GILLARD, Isaac GILLEN, Isaac GLASS, David
GLASS, Williamson GOODWIN, Thomas GRAHAM, James GREEN, Raleigh GREEN, ?
GREEN, James Sr. GREEN, Joshua GREENWOOD, George GRIFFIN, David
Jessee GRIFFIN, John
Robert HAINS, Isaac HAINS, John HALL, Armstead HAMMONS,
HAMMONS, Samuel HAMMONS, Jethro HARDY, Henry HARPER, Mary HARRIS,
HARRISON, Benjamin HART, John HATCH (see WHITFIELD) HATCH, Benjamin
William HAYES, Marke HEARN, William HEATON, Isaac HENRY, John HENSON,
HICKES, Jeremiah HICKES, Mathews HILL, James HILL, Samuel HILL, Green
William HOGG, John HOGG, Hally HOPKINS, Richard HOPKINS, John HOUGH,
H. HOWELL, Henry IVEY, Charles JACKSON, Joseph JACKSON, Isaac JAMES,
JAMES, Abner JARVIS, Joseph JOHNSON, John
Shelby County, Alabama
Miscellaneous Drawer "B"
Original records are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives. To acquire copies from these files please mail $10 per listed file with request to Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ P.O. Box 457 ~ Columbiana, AL 35051. Be sure to indicate "Drawer No." and "Packet No." and all other referenced information. Information on this page may not be used for personal or financial gain. It is to be used for research only. Thank you.
Complainant "A thru C"
Bowie, M. L. adm. Swift, W. P...............vs..............Hebb, Geo. V., Gwin, Wm., Cosper, J. J...............3B 0093
Complainant "D thru G"
Guinn, William & Co...............1876...........Alexander, John..........................17B 0007
Gwin, Wm. & Co..........vs............................Alexander, Jno............................2B 0019
Gwin, William..............vs............................Adams, Samuel D.......................2B 0046
Gwin, William..............vs............................1864 Shelbly Iron Mfg. Co........11B 0148
Gwin, William..............vs............................1864 Jones, A. T.........................11B 0148
Complainant "H thru M"
McCary and Barr (notes, mortages and accounts due; also list of the lands belonging to them) 1885-1886 McClendon, William; Carlisle, T.C.; Glaze, R.H.; Kidd, D.W.; Waters, T.C.; Owen, R.A.; Brasher, A.Z.; Harper, Columbus; Carter, George; Adams, H. D.; Armstrong, W. W.; Jaucett, R. H.; Bowen, R.M.; Parker, J. F.; Roberson, James H.; Fitch, F.S.; Mitchell, Tom; Cohill, Frank; Cross, Sam; Bibb, E. D.; Johnson, Arthur; Oden, R.H.; Wallace, Martin; Macon, Berry; Wallace, Munoe; Collins, J.S.; Gwin, W. S.; Flippin, Mittie; Bradford, Frank; Singleton, Jones; Morgan, T.; Morgan, Bud; Whatley, M.J.; Damerson, S.H.; Raley, J. M.; Blankenship, M. V.; Lee, Jordan; Bumbraugh, C. B.; Crane, Tom; Batton, John; Kidd, W. H.; Norris, W.I.; Taylor, Jane; Petters, S.W.; Saxton, Ed; Goodwin, Asy; Edwards, Will; Jinks, William; McMurty, Jane; Ray, J.L.; Tumlinson, John; Wingo, J.W.; Cirart, John; Edwards, David; Hall, J. W.; Day, F.P.; Bolin, J.W. 19B 0005
State..............vs..............Yates/Bassett..............1865 Bass, C..................(bond) 9B 0072
State..............vs..............Yates/Bassett..............1865 Smith, J. M............(bond) 9B 0072
State..............vs..............Yates/Bassett..............1865 Wall, J. J...............(bond) 9B 0072
State..............vs..............Yates/Bassett..............1865 Guin, William....(bond) 9B 0072
State..............vs..............1865 Yates, J. N. and Basset, L. A...............9B 0072
Scoggins & Carter....vs....(Subpoena for Gregg, Joseph; Day, Needham; Ferguson, Joseph A.; Gwin, William; Cosper, L. H....1877....16B 0050
Scoggins & Carter....vs....1876 Cosper, L.H. (Land Records) Subpoenas: Gwin, William; Roberson, Pricilla; (Regarding) Gregg, J. J. and Wife; Scoggins, Alexander 19B 0033
Scoggins & Carter ....vs....1876 Burr, Matt--Subpoenas: Gwin, Matt; Gregg, Joseph; Day, Needham; Ferguson, J. A.....19B 0034
Scoggins & Carter vs. 1876 Gwinn, W.S. - Subpoenas for defendant: Gregg, J.J.; Day, Needham; Ferguson, J.A.--also Smith, W. T.--Roberson, P. 21B 0005
Scoggins and Carter....vs....1876 Densler, J.E. - Subpoena for defendant: Gwin, William 21B 0005
Scoggins and Carter....vs....1876 Self, N.H.--Subpoenas for defendant: Gregg, J.J.; Day, Needham; Ferguson, J.A.; Gwin, William, Scoggins, Alexander 21B 0005
Scoggins, J. T. Etal....vs Gwin, W.S. 5B 0100
Scoggins, J. T. Etal....vs Smith, W. T. 5B 0100
Scoggins, J. T. Etal....vs Densler, J. E. 5B 0100
Scoggins, J. T. Etal....vs Gwin, Wm (witness) Cosper, L. H. 5B 0100
Scoggins, John C.; Carter, Henry C.; Carter, Lucy....vs Heflin, John T. Witnesses: Gwin, William; Butler, James A; Leeper, James T; Lockridge, Robert G.; Gwin, W. S.....1876....Densler, John E.; Gwin, W.S. (property dispute) 23B 0005
Scoggins, john J. ;Carter, Lucy....vs....1876 Burr, Matt (land dispute) 23B 0034
Scoggins, John T. and Carter, Lucy....vs....1876 Burr, Matt 23B 0034
Scoggins, John T.; Carter, Lucy; Carter, Henry C.....vs....1876 Cosper, L. H.; Gwinn, William (Land dispute) 23B 0005
Subpoena for State of Alabama..................Gwin, Phil, Arkwright..............5B 0001
Swift, Wiley P.--Bowie, M. L., adm.............Gwin, Wm.; Hebb, Geo V., Cosper, J. J. 3B 0093
Swift, Wiley P.--Bowie, M. L., adm.............Cosper, J. J.; Hebb, Geo. V.; Gwin, Wm. 3B 0093
Williams, Eugene (Sup't of Education - List of Trustees 1908) Cox, R.F.; Dorough, B. F.; Farley, J.C.; Seales, Sam; Gould, L.Q.; Wells, Abner; Shaw, G.W.; Elliott, W.W.; Payne, R.M.; Ozley, Walter; Farr, R. J.; Blair, Powell; Deans, G.B.; Williams, J.A; Jones, E.B.; Bain, William; Powell, Jason; Braswell, L.T.; Bishop, John; Griffin, J.B.; Eddings, Zeke; Wooten, C.M.; Harrison, H.W.; Broadhead, John; Fancher, John; Sturdivant, W.H.; Seigle, W.D.; Horton, Tom; Tramell, J.D.; Bunn, James; Hatcher, Theo; Harris, J.G.; Walker, E.G.; Lenholm, Dave; Isbell, Sam; King, W.G.; Collins, Sam; Stone, W.W.; Gardner, H.A.; Moore, R.B.; Nelson, S.F.; Jackson, J.S.; Rasco, E. H.; Farr, Henry; Stoudemire, H.H.; Holland, E.W.; Harkins, J.P.; Merrell, A.H.; Merrell, D.M.; Holmes, J.A.; Davis, J.R.; Richie, W.A.; Falkner, T.B.; Wheeler, G.W.; McGraw, A.E.; Glaze, J.M.; Glaze, R.H.; Cater, Frank; Spradley, G.W.; Chancellor, I. S.; Oakes, B.F.; Thweet, R.M.; Glaze, J.T.; Cosper, Henry; Scoffield, John; Farrington, J.D.; Cross, A.M.; Arnold, J.W.; Sessions, William; Pilgreen, W.S.; Armstrong,...........19B 0039