William Wiley Guinn
and
Nancy Emily Dunlap



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SOURCES:
01.  Kathryn, wife of a gg-grandson of William Wiley and Nancy Emily Dunlap Guinn
02.  Various census data via Ancestry.com (see below)
03.  Various FindaGrave.com memorials (see below)
04.  Various Facebook pages (see below)



An Outline of the Known Family


[24.00--possibly]--Samuel Guinn, b. ca. 1824

24.00--
William Wiley "Wiley" Guinn, b. 25 Dec 1834 in MS (or AL?); d. 4 Sep 1902 in Drew Co., AR (prob. Saline Twp.); bd. Rough and Ready Cem., Monticello, Drew Co., AR--Find A Grave Memorial# 21079535); m. Nancy Emily "Emily" Dunlap (b. 3 Jul 1837 in TN; d. 23 May 1918 in (prob.) Saline, Drew Co., AR; bd. Rough and Ready Cem., Monticello, Drew Co., AR--Find A Grave Memorial# 21079527); at least 7 ch.
[listed as Wm. W. Guinn, 45, b. in MS/--/--, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]
[listed as Wylie W. Guinn, age 65, b. Dec 1834 in MS/unk/unk, in the 20 Jun 1900 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]

[listed as Emily Guinn, 44, b. in TN/KY/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]
[listed as Emmin N. Guinn, age 63 and 4 of 7 ch. still lvg., b. Jul 1836 in AR/unk/unk, in the 20 Jun 1900 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Emily Guinn, widowed mother, age 73 and 4 of 7 ch. still lvg., b. in TN/TN/KY, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR, in the home of her son, Wm. J. Guinn]

Name: William Grisom
[William Guinn]
[Willian Grisom] 
Age: 35
YOB: abt 1835
POB: Alabama
Home in
1870
:
Marion, Drew, Arkansas
P.O.: Monticello
Household:
Name Age
William Grisom 35
Nancy E Grisom 33
Emeline Grisom 2
John F Grisom 1
James R Grisom 1/12

Name: Wm. W. Guinn
Home in
1880:
Ouachita,
Hot Spring, AR
Age: 45
YOB: abt 1835
POB: Mississippi
R2HOH: Self (Head)
Spouse: Emily Guinn
House-
hold:
Name Age
Wm. W. Guinn 45
Emily Guinn 44
Elminia E. Guinn 12
John F. Guinn 11
James R. R. Guinn 10
Samuel L. Guinn 8
Susan B. Guinn 7
Wm. J. Guinn 5
Alonzo N. Guinn 1

Name: Emily Guinn
[Emily Gwinn
Age: 73
YOB: 1837
POB: Tennessee
R2HOH: Mother
FPOB: Tennessee
MPOB: Kentucky
Home in
1910:
Saline,
Drew
, AR
Marital Status: Widowed
House-
hold:
Name Age
William J Guinn 32
May Guinn 28
Rual L Guinn 5
John F Guinn 4
Wylie E Guinn 6/12
[0] 
Emily Guinn 73

25.01--Emeline Guinn, b. ca. 1868 in AR; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as Elminia E. Guinn, 12, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]

25.02--John F. M. Guinn, b. 12 Feb 1868; d. 5 Mar 1895 in AR; bd. Rough and Ready Cem., Monticello, Drew Co., AR--"s/o W. W. & N. E. Guinn"--Find A Grave Memorial# 21079522; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as John F. Guinn, 11, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]

25.03--James R. R. Guinn, b. 31 May 1870 in AR/MS/TN; d. 3 Dec 1891 in AR; bd. Rough and Ready Cem., Monticello, Drew Co., AR--"s/o W. W. & N. E. Guinn"--Find A Grave Memorial# 21079510; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as James R. R. Guinn, 10, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]

25.04--Samuel L. Guinn, b. Jul 1872 in AR; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1880 in AR to Lula B. (nee unk.; b. Aug 1880 in AR/IL/TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as Samuel L. Guinn, 8, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]
[listed as Samuel L. Guinn, 27, b. Jul 1872 in AR/MS/TN, in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Wilmar, Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]

[listed as Lula B. Guinn, 19, b. Aug 1880 in AR/IL/TN, in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Wilmar, Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]


25.05--Susan B. Guinn, b. ca. 1873 in AR; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Susan B. Guinn, 7, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]

25.06--William Jefferson Guinn, b. 31 Dec 1876 in Monticello, Drew Co., AR; d. 7 Jul 1956 in Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX; bd. Valley Mem. Gdns., McAllen; Hidalgo Co., TX--Plot: 291, Sect. E (in front of office)--Find A Grave Memorial# 46167820; m. in 1903 to Lena May "May" Jordan (b. 1881 in Monticello, AR; d. 10 Mar 1970 in San Antonio, TX; bd. Valley Mem. Gdns., McAllen; Hidalgo Co., TX--Plot: 291, Sect. E (in front of office)--Find A Grave Memorial# 46167625; at least 8 ch.
[listed as Wm. J. Guinn, 5, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]
[listed as William J. Guinn, age 23, b. Dec 1876 in AR/MS/AR, in the 20 Jun 1900 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as William J. Guinn, 32 and m1. 6 yrs., b. in AR/MS/AR, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as William J. Guinn, 42, b. in AR/MS/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as William Guinn, 53, b. in AR/MS/KY, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as William Guinn, 62, b. in AR, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX]

[listed as May Guinn, 28 and m1. 6 yrs.; 3 of 3 ch. still lvg., b. in AR/MS/AR, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Lena M. Guinn, 33, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Lenor M. Guinn, 47, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as May Guinn, 58, b. in AR, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX]

William Jefferson Guinn was the son of William Wiley Guinn and Nancy Emily Dunlap. He married Lena May Jordan in 1903 and had the following children: Pearl Lee [Campbell], John Franklin, Wiley Eli, Gladys Edith [Nevius], Floy Belle [Krumtum], Justin William, Margaret Louise [Roark Cooper], and Oscar Albertus.

Lena May [Jordan] Guinn was the daughter of Oscar Albert Jordan and Mary F. Dewees. Lena May was the step-daughter of Mary Elizabeth [Shelton] Jordan.



Name: William J Guinn
Home in
1920:
Clear Creek,
Drew
, AR
Age: 42
YOB: abt 1878
POB: Arkansas
Spouse: Lena M Guinn
FPOB: Mississippi
MPOB: Arkansas
House-
hold:
Name Age
William J Guinn 42
Lena M Guinn 33
Pearl L Guinn 15
John F Guinn 14
Ely W Guinn 10
Glade Guinn 4
[4 9/12] 
Floy P Guinn 2
[2 3/12] 





Death Certificate
Found on Ancestry.com

Name: William Jefferson Guinn
Death Date: 7 Jul 1956
Death County: Hidalgo, TX
Certificate: 54237


26.01--Pearl Lee Guinn, b. ca. 1905 in Wilma (prob. Wilmar), AR; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Campbell; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as Pearl L. Guinn, 5, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Pearl L. Guinn, 15, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Pearl Guinn, 25, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]

27.00--Lola Mae Campbell, b. ca. 1930; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Lola Mae Campbell, granddaughter, age 10, b. in TX, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX, and lvg. with her maternal grparents]

26.02--John Franklin Guinn, Sr., b. 1 Dec 1905 in Wilma, AR - prob. "Wilmar"); d. Jun 1982; bd. Valley Mem. Gdns., McAllen; Hidalgo Co., TX--Plot: 291, Sect. E (in front of office)--Find A Grave Memorial# 18546554; m. Dorothy Lee Johnston (); at least one ch.
[listed as John F. Guinn, 4, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as John F. Guinn, 14, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as F. John Guinn, 24, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as John Guinn, 32, b. in AR, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX]

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about John Guinn
Name: John Guinn
SSN: 458-86-1262
Last Residence: 88240  Hobbs, Lea, NM
BORN: 1 Dec 1905
Died: Jun 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1965)


27.00--John Franklin Guinn, Jr., b. 9 Aug 1942 in Hidalgo Co., TX; d. 2006; bd. Valley Mem. Gdns., McAllen; Hidalgo Co., TX--Plot: Sect. A--Find A Grave Memorial# 18546557; m. unk.; unk. ch.

Name: John Franklin Guinn
Date of Birth: 9 Aug 1942
Gender: Male
Birth County: Hidalgo, TX
Father's Name: John Franklin Guinn
Mother's name: Dorothy Lee Johnson
Roll Number: 1942_0004

26.03--
Wiley Eli Guinn, b. ca. 1910 in Wilma (prob. Wilmar), AR; (born 18 Oct 1909 in Wilma, AR - probably "Wilmar"); d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as Wylie E. Guinn, 10 mos., b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Ely W. Guinn, 10, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Wiley E. Guinn, 20, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]

26.04--Gladys Edith Guinn, b. 2 Jun 1915 in Plantersville, AR; d. 31 Aug 2000 in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS--Plot: Memorial 97 5-A--Find A Grave Memorial# 37856012; m. 2 Jun 1934 in McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX, to Manuel Arlington Nevius, Sr. (b. 4 Oct 1909 in Sheldon, Vernon Co., MO; d. 19 Mar 1988 in Hutchison, Reno Co., KS; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS--Plot: Eastlawn 311 1A-A--Find A Grave Memorial# 37856017); at least three ch. descendents possible
[listed as Glades E. Guinn, 4 yrs. 6 mos., b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Gladys Guinn, 14, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as Gladys E. Nevius, 25, b. in AR, in the 10 May 1940 census of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ]

[listed as Manuel A. Nevius, labor in electric light co., 30, b. in MO, in the 10 May 1940 census of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ]

27.01--Manuel Arlington Nevius, Jr., b. 15 Apr 1935 in Edinburg, TX; d. 7 Mar 2013; bd. unk.; m. 23 Dec 1955 in Crossville, TN, to Mary E. O'Dell [PRIVATE]; at least three ch.
[listed as Manuel A. Nevius, Jr., 5, b. in TX, in the 10 May 1940 census of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ]

OBITUARY
     Manuel Nevius Jr., 77, of Springfield, left this life to meet our Lord, Savior and Creator on March 7, 2013 at Mercy Hospital.  Manuel was born to Gladys and Manuel Nevius on April 15, 1935 in Edinburg , Texas , the oldest of three children.
     Manuel graduated from Hutchinson High School and went on to attend Baptist Bible College, where he met his future wife Mary O'Dell. They were married on December 23, 1955 in Crossville, TN.
     Manuel was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church.  Manuel and Mary spent forty years as missionaries in Argentina.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Gladys Nevius; and two children Timothy Nevius and Rebekah Nevius.
     He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Mary E. Nevius; one daughter Ruth Penick-Bryant and husband George; one brother Ralph Nevius and wife Marilyn; one sister Dorothy Gum and husband Richard; five grandchildren, Mark, Becky, David and wife Jayla, Carol Penick, and Ginny Curtis; and one great-grandson, Joseph Penick; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends all over the world. 
     A celebration of Manuel's life will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Street Baptist Church, 1201 South Oak Grove, Springfield, Missouri 65804.
uncited obit taken from Glenda Burch's good Findagrave.com memorial


28.01--Ruth Nevius facebook [PRIVATE] m1. Fred Penick (b. 12 Jul 1955; d. 5 Aug 1999; bd. unk.; 3 of 3 known ch.; m2. George Bryant [PRIVATE]; 0 of 3 known ch.

29.01--Mark A. "Andy" Penick facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Becky Penick facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--David A. Penick facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Jayla Dawn (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE];

30.00--Joseph Warren Penick [PRIVATE]

29.04--Carol Lynn Penick facebook [PRIVATE]

29.05--Ginny Penick [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Curtis [PRIVATE];

28.02--Timothy Edward "Tim" Nevius, b. 1960; d. Oct 2006; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

28.03--Rebekah Ann "Becky" Nevius, b. 25 Sep 1961; d. 8 Aug 1968; bd. Baker Chap. Cem., Cumberland Co., TN--Find A Grave Memorial# 82313117; m. never; no ch.

27.02--Ralph E. Nevius [PRIVATE]; m. Marilyn (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.
[listed as Ralph E. Nevius, 3, b. in KS, in the 10 May 1940 census of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ]

27.03--Dorothy A. Nevius [PRIVATE]; m. Richard Gum [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.
[listed as Dorothy A. Nevius, 6 mo., b. in AZ, in the 10 May 1940 census of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ]

26.05--Floy Belle "Belle" Guinn, b. 24 Sep 1917 in Plantersville, AR; d. 28 Feb 2005, Las Vegas, NV; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Krumtum; at least 1 ch.
[listed as Floy B. Guinn, 2 yrs. 3 mos., b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 16 Apr 1920 census of the Plantersville-Wells Place Road, Clear Creek Twp., Drew Co., AR]
[listed as Floyvell Guinn, 11, b. in AR/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]

27.00--g-grandchild of WWG, [PRIVATE]

28.00--gg-grandson of WWG, [PRIVATE]; m. Kathryn, contributor (see her letter) [PRIVATE]

26.06--Justin William Guinn, b. 6 Jun 1921 in Edinburg, TX; d. 29 Jan 2004 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; b. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as J. W. Guinn, 8, b. in TX/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as John Guinn, 17, b. in TX, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX]

Name: Justin W. Guinn
SSN: 461-14-0491
Last Res.: 85051  Phoenix,
Maricopa, AZ
Born: 6 Jun 1921
Died: 29 Jan 2004
State (Year)
SSN issued:
Texas (Before 1951)

26.07--Margaret Louise "Margie" Guinn, b. 18 Aug 1923 in Edinburg, TX; died 26 Jul 2003 last residence Glendale, AZ; bd. unk.; m1. Mr. Roark; m2. Mr. Cooper descendents possible
[listed as Margaret Guinn, 6, b. in TX/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as Margaret Guinn, 16, b. in TX, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX]

26.08--Oscar Albertus Guinn, b. 23 Jan 1927 in Edinburg, TX; d. 17 Jun 2001; bd. Greenwood Memory Lawn Cem., Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ--Find A Grave Memorial# 5557020; m. unk.; unk. ch.  descendents possible
[listed as Oscar Guinn, 3 y 3 m, b. in TX/AR/AR, in the 1 Apr 1930 census of McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX]
[listed as Albertus Guinn, 13, b. in TX, in the 9 May 1940 census of Hidalgo, Hidalgo Co., TX]

Name: O. A. Guinn
SSN: 462-30-3189
Last Residence: 85051  Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ
BORN: 23 Jan 1927
Died: 17 Jun 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

25.07--Alonzo N. Guinn, b. ca. 1879 in AR
; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendents possible
[listed as Alonzo N. Guinn, 1, b. in AR/MS/TN, in the 14 Jun 1880 census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Spring Co., AR]



Some Pertinent Census Data



From the 18 Jun 1870 Census of Monticello P. O., Marian Twp., Drew Co., AR
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr. age
POB

Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
421/421
William Grisam
wm
35
1835
AL
farmer
Amazing. Ancestry.com did not mistranscribe this--the enumerator wrote it this way--GRISAM!

Nancy E. Grisam wf
33
1837
TN
keeping house


Emeline Grisam wf
2
1868
AR



John F. Grisam wm
1
1869
AR



James R. Grisam wm
1mo.
May 1870
AR



From the 14 Jun 1880 Census of Ouachita Twp., Hot Springs Co., AR
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr. age
Relat
2HoH
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
152/178
Wm. W. Guinn wm
45
1835
head
MS/--/--
farmer
This is clearly the family of our subject, William Wiley Guinn

Emily Guinn wf
44
1836 wifw
TN/KY/TN
keeping house
Listed here as Emily, in 1870 as Nancy, and in 1900 as Emmin N., there is no doubt as to her identity in any of the three censuses. In 1900 she reports that 4 of her seven children are still living, which  confirms that the seven children listed here must indeed be all of her children.

Elminia E. Guinn wf
12
1868 daughter
AR/MS/TN
at home


John F. Guinn wm
11
1869 son
AR/MS/TN at home

James R. R. Guinn wm
10
1870 son
AR/MS/TN at home

Samuel L. Guinn wm
8
1872 son
AR/MS/TN


Susan B. Guinn wf
7
1873 daughter
AR/MS/TN


Wm. J. Guinn wm
5
1875 son
AR/MS/TN


Alonzo N. Guinn wm
1
1879 son
AR/MS/TN



From the 20 Jun 1900 Census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR
StreetRes/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
DOB
MS/
Yrs.Md.

#Ch./
#Lvg.

POB
S/F/M

Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
-----/313/315 (124/126)
Wylie W. Guinn
head
wm
65
Dec 1834
m/35

MS/UN/UN
farmer This is our subject, William Wylie Guinn.

Emmin N. Guinn wife
wf
63
Jul 1836
m/35
7/4
AR/UN/UN
This is clearly Emmie N. (Nancy Emily or Emiline), though it was mistranscribed as "Eunice" by Ancestry.com. She reports here that three of her seven children have died, confirming that the seven children listed in 1880 are all of their children--there are no others. Kathryn Guinn reports that John F. and  James R. are two of the three who have died by 1900. The third is still unknown to us.

William J. Guinn son
wm
23
Dec 1876
s

AR/MS/AR
farm laborer This is William Jefferson Guinn, their 6th-born, still living at home and helping his dad on the farm.


From the 16 Apr 1910 Census of Saline Twp., Drew Co., AR
StreetRes/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
DOB
MS/
Yrs.Md.

#Ch./
#Lvg.

POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
----/19/19
William J. Guinn
head
wm
32
1878
m1/6

AR/MS/TN
farmer, general farm
This is William Jefferson Guinn. He here reports that his father was b. in MS (further confirmation that Wm. Wiley Guinn was not b. in AL).

May Guinn
wife
wf
28
1882
m1/6
3/3
AR/MS/AR



Pearl L. Guinn daughter
wf
5
1905
s

AR/AR/AR



John F. Guinn son
wm
4
1906
s

AR/AR/AR


Wylie E. Guinn son
wm
6mo.
Nov 1909
s

AR/AR/AR


Emily Guinn mother
wf
73
1837
wd.

TN/TN/KY

Emily is a widow here, confirming that her husband, William Wiley Guinn, died between 1900 and 1910. She also states here that her parents were born in TN and KY.













From the 19 Jan 1920 Census of Clear Creek, Drew Co., AR
StreetRes/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
DOB
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
Plantersville Mills Place Road (FM) 82/82
William J. Guinn
head
wm
42
1878
AR/MS/AR
farmer, general farm
This is William Jefferson Guinn.

Lena M. Guinn wife
wf
33
1887
AR/AR/AR

This is William's wife, Lena May.

Pearl L. Guinn daughter
wf
15
1905
AR/AR/AR


John F. Guinn son
wm
14
1906
AR/AR/AR
I wonder if this John F. was named for his uncle who died in the 1890's.

Ely W. Guinn son
wm
10
1910
AR/AR/AR


Glades S. Guinn daughter
wf
4yr., 6mo.
Jul 1915
AR/AR/AR
This is Gladys S. Guinn

Floy B. Guinn daughter wf
2yr., 3mo.
Nov 1917
AR/AR/AR







Some Good Communication


From: MK <pppaaagggatgmaildotcom>

Date: November 9, 2008
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: William Wiley Guinn - Born in Alabama/Mississippi 25 Dec 1834; Died 4 Sep 1902 Drew County, Arkansas

Dear Mr. Guinn,

I was so excited and thankful to find your website (http://www.zianet.com/jmcdgwin/gwinrichard.htm) last night.  We have been trying to find the ancestors of my husband's great-great-grandfather William Wiley Guinn.  William Wiley Guinn is listed on various census documents as being born in either Alabama or Mississippi. He was born on 25 Dec 1834 and died on 4 Sep 1902 in Drew County, Arkansas (probably Saline Township).

1.  In the 1880 and 1900 censuses he is listed as being born in Mississippi and the place of his parents' birth is listed as unknown.  In 1880 and 1900 he was living in Saline, Drew County, Arkansas.
 
2.  I believe I found him in the 1860 census in Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas living as an "overseer" in an attorney's household (Benjamin and Susan Askew - Susan was born in Alabama).  The name on that census was "Wiley Gwin" and he is listed as being born in Mississippi.
 
3.  I definitely found our William Guinn in the 1870 census listed as "William Grisom?" born in Alabama.  At that point he is with his wife, Nancy Emily [Dunlap] with their young children.  They were in Marion, Drew County, Arkansas.
 
4.  In 1910, his son William Jefferson Guinn listed William Wiley Guinn as being born in Mississippi.
 
5.  He died in 1902 and is buried in Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas in the Rough and Ready Cemetery (see: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21079535.)
 
So, it appears that the only place he is listed as being born in Alabama is the 1870 census.  It seems more likely that he was born in Mississippi.
 
I found I a Samuel Guinn listed in the 1860 census for Saline, Drew County, Arkansas.  He was 10 years older than my William Wiley Guinn and was listed as being born in Alabama.  His first three children were listed as being born in Mississippi and his next four children were listed as being born in Arkansas.  It made me wonder if he could have been an older brother of my William Wiley Guinn and if that could have been the reason that William Wiley Guinn's family eventually settled in Saline, Arkansas.  I will attach the census documents in case you would like to see them.
 
Thanks for any help you might be able to give our family!
 
Kathryn in Virginia

Hi John!
 
Below is the information I have compiled so far.  We REALLY appreciate all of the help you are giving to us by posting the information at your website!  Those highlighted in yellow and underlined are my husband's ancestors.  The dates, etc. have been obtained from the census documents, findagrave.com, and Lena May [Jordan] Guinn's Bible record.
 
Thanks again so much!
 
Kathryn

 1 William Wiley Guinn "Wiley" (born 25 Dec 1834 in Mississippi or Alabama; died 4 Sep 1902 in probably Saline, Drew County, AR; buried in Monticello, AR [Rough and Ready Cemetery]; married in about 1865 in probably Marion, Drew County, AR)
   + Nancy Emily Dunlap "Emily" (born 3 Jul 1837 in Tennessee; died May 23, 1918 in probably Saline, Drew County, AR; buried in Monticello, AR [Rough and Ready Cemetery])
       2  Elminia E. (Emeline?) Guinn (born abt 1868 in Arkansas)
       2  John F. M. Guinn (born 12 Feb 1868; died 5 Mar 1894 in Arkansas)
       2  James R. R. Guinn (born 31 May 1870; died 3 Dec 1891 in Arkansas)
       2  Samuel L. Guinn (born abt 1872 in Arkansas)
       2  Susan B. Guinn (abt 1873 in Arkansas)
       2  William Jefferson Guinn (born 31 Dec 1876 - or 1874 in Wilma/Wilmar? or Monticello, AR; died 1956 in Hidalgo County, AR)
            + Lena May Jordan "May" (born 1881 in Monticello, AR; died 10 Mar 1970 in San Antonio, TX)
                 3  Pearl Lee Guinn (born 21 Jun 1904 in Wilma, AR - probably "Wilmar")
                 3  John Franklin Guinn (born 1 Dec 1905 in Wilma, AR - probably "Wilmar")
                 3  Wiley Eli Guinn (born 18 Oct 1909 in Wilma, AR - probably "Wilmar")
                 3  Gladys Edith Guinn (born 2 Jun 1915 in Plantersville, AR)
                 3  Floy Belle Guinn "Belle" (born 24 Sep 1917 in Plantersville, AR; died 28 Feb 2005 Las Vegas, NV)
                 3  Justin William Guinn (born 6 Jun 1921 in Edinburg, TX)
                 3  Margaret Louise Guinn "Margie" (born 18 Aug 1923 in Edinburg, TX; died 26 Jul 2003 last residence Glendale, AZ)
                 3  Oscar Albertus Guinn (born 23 Jan 1927 in Edinburg, TX)
       2  Alonzo N. Guinn (born abt. 1879 in Arkansas)







From: MK <pppaaagggatgmaildotcom>
Date: September 10, 2009
To: genealogy@prodigy.net
Cc: mldyarbataoldotcom, John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>, RLitch616ataoldotcom
Subject: Chesley R. Gwinn - William Wiley Gwinn/Guinn

Hi Ms. Ward!

Thank you for posting your Gwinn family history information at http://www.zianet.com/jmcdgwin/gwinnchesleyleviniaclay.htm.  Diane Yarbrough brought the website to my attention.  I have previously posted at John Gwin's pages also at: http://www.zianet.com/jmcdgwin/guinnwilliamwiley.htm (two minor corrections to the info on that page -- my husband is the great-grandson of the William Jefferson Guinn mentioned there).  After Diane brought your webpage to my attention and after doing some researching, I believe that my husband's great-great-grandfather, William Wiley Guinn, was the son of Chesley R. Gwinn and Levinia Clay.  A quick background summary:  my husband's parents died when my husband was very young, and he was adopted and raised by his grandmother, Floy Belle Guinn (her maiden name).  She was the daughter of William Jefferson Guinn (and Lena May Jordan), who was the son of William Wiley Guinn (and Nancy Emily Dunlap).  My husband and I both had numerous conversations with Belle about her parents and grandparents.  Besides that, we have found census documents, etc., for those families.  Here is the info that I have:

1.  William Wiley Guinn at times went by his middle name (spelled various different ways including Wiley and Wylie).

2.  There was a Wiley Gwin in Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas in 1860, age 26, born in Mississippi, and living in 1860 in the Askew household. Mr. Askew was a "lawyer & farmer" and Wiley Gwin was an "overseer".  I believe this was my William Wiley Guinn.

3.  My William Wiley Guinn and his wife, Nancy Emily [Dunlap] Guinn, were with their family in 1870 in Marion, Drew, Arkansas.  They had three children:  a daughter named "Emiline" (age 2), a son named "John F." (age 1), and a son named "James R." (age 1/12 months).  William Wiley Guinn was listed as William Guinn (the last name appears to read "Grisom"), age 35, born in Alabama.

4.  My William Wiley Guinn and his wife, Nancy Emily [Dunlap] Guinn, were with their family in 1880 in Ouachita Township, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  His name appears as "Wm W. Guinn" with wife "Emily".  They had seven children:  Elminia E. (age 12), John F. (age 11), James R. R. (age 10), Samuel L. (age 8), Susan B. (age 7), "Wm. J." age 5 (this is my husband's ancestor), and Alonzo N. (age 1).  William Wiley Guinn was listed as being age 45 and being born in Mississippi.  (As a side note, I believe their oldest daughter's name might have been "Elvinia" instead of "Elminia" and that her name was a cross between Nancy Emily's mother's name "Elizabeth" and William Wiley's mother's name "Levinia".  Just a theory!)

5.  My William Wiley Guinn and his wife, Nancy Emily [Dunlap] Guinn, were with their son, William Jefferson Guinn, in 1900 in Saline, Drew, Arkansas.  William Wiley Guinn was listed as "Wylie W. Guinn".  He was listed as being born in December 1834 in Mississippi, being married for 35 years (married in about 1865).  His wife is listed as being the mother of 7 children, 4 still living.

6.  I found William Wiley and Nancy Emily [Dunlap] Guinn at findagrave.com with their sons John F. and James R. R. Guinn.  They are buried at Rough and Ready Cemetery in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. Here is the info found there:

W.W. Guinn - b. December 25, 1834 d. September 4, 1902
Nancy Emily Guinn - b. July 3, 1837 d. May 23, 1918
John F. M. Guinn - b. February 12, 1868 d. March 5, 1894 "s/o W.W. & N.E. Guinn"
James R. R. Guinn - b. May 31, 1870 d. December 3, 1891 "s/o W.W. & N.E. Guinn"
Here are the links (for William Wiley and Nancy Emily):
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=56023&GRid=21079535&
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=56023&GRid=21079527&

7.  When searching for William Wiley Guinn in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, I found a Samuel Guinn, with a wife, Mary, in the 1860 federal census in Saline, Drew, Arkansas (where William Wiley and Nancy Emily [Dunlap] Guinn were in 1900 and probably until the time they died).  This Samuel Guinn was 36 years old (born about 1824).  Both he and his wife, Mary, were listed as being born in Alabama.  Their first three children (Nancy A., Zachariah, and William H.) were listed as being born in Mississippi.  Samuel and Mary's younger four children (Chestley R., Martha L., Josephine, and Francis M.) were listed as being born in Arkansas.  At the time I found this document, I thought that this was possibly an older brother of my William Wiley Guinn.  They both had the Alabama/Mississippi connection, same generation, and they both ended up in Saline, Drew, Arkansas.  After seeing your webpage and the One World Tree for Chesley R. Gwinn and Levinia Clay, I believe that these two Guinn men (Samuel and William Wiley) that ended up in Saline, Drew, Arkansas) were brothers and were the sons of Chesley R. Gwinn and Levinia Clay.

8.  I just located the census document that you mentioned on your webpage for Samuel Gwinn in
1850 in Lauderdale, Mississippi (the son of Chesley and Levinia Gwinn) (page 27 of 60 for "not stated", Lauderdale County).  The surname appears to be "Givan".  However, the family matches that of the Samuel and Mary Guinn family in Saline, Drew, Arkansas.  The children in Lauderdale in 1850 were Nancy, Zachary T., and Henry Clay.  Plus, the Samuel Guinn family in 1860 in Saline had the son Chestley R. Guinn, which was probably a misspelling of Chesley R. Guinn.  Samuel probably was naming that son after Samuel's father.

9.  In 1850, two pages after the record for Samuel Gwinn in Lauderdale, Mississippi, I believe my William Wiley Guinn is listed at the top of the page (page 29 of 60).  His older sister Elizabeth is the last name listed on the previous page (page 28 of 60).  They are living next door and near the Clay families (Levinia Clay Gwinn's siblings).  William's name appears as "Wm Wayne".  His sister's last name appears to read Gwin or Guin.

10.  There are also IRS tax documents at ancestry.com for a Chesley R. Gwin (1865, Athens [possibly Selma area], Alabama), C. R. Gwinn (1868, Hot Springs, Arkansas), and C. R. Gwinn (1869, Hot Springs, Arkansas).  I wonder if this was Chesley and Levinia's son Chesley?  There was also a military listing for Confederate Civil War Soldiers for a C. R. Guinn with the alternate name of Richard C. Guinn from Arkansas.  I wonder if that could be the son of Chesley and Levinia?  There are other Chesley Gwins listed from Alabama in the Confederate Civil War soldiers listings.

11.  There is a pension record listed for William Wiley Guinn (listed as Wylie W. Guinn) at http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=aebf95a2af&view=att&th=1239d070d17399c3&attid=0.6&disp=inline&zw.  (Thank you so much to Diane Yarbrough for finding that document!)

Well, I had better stop here before this email gets way too long!  If you are interested in information about William Jefferson Guinn's family (son of William Wiley Guinn), please let me know.  I will try to attach some of the documents I mentioned above.

Thanks!

Kathryn

P.S.  I will copy this email to John Gwin, Rita Litchfield, and Diane Yarbrough.








Thomas Jefferson Green
and
Arminta Jane
(Guinn/Gwin/Gwinn/
Gwynn)




See our developing theory on the "As-of-yet Unrelated" Gwins.


Page updated Jun 2011

SOURCES:

1.  Diane Yarbrough contacted us in October 2009 to contribute this information. She believes--as do I--that online exposure of family information in a format such as this makes that data much more available to other family members and allows them to contact us more readily.  She has now--Spring 2011--shared the fruit of her ongoing research; she believes she may have discovered who Arminta's father is.

2.  The various census documents available through Ancestry.com


An Outline of the Known Family So Far


9.00--Unknown Parents Gwin (but very possibly)

10.01--James Gwin, b. ca. 1852 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as James Gwin, age 18, b. TX, in the 18 Jun 1870 census of Pine Bluff P.O., Bartholomew Twp., Pine Bluff P. O., Jefferson Co., AR, and living with an Anna Tarkenett]
Name: James Gwin
Home in
1880:
Sugar Loaf,
Van Buren, AR
Age: 28
YOB: abt 1852
POB: Texas
Occ: Farm Laborer
MarStat: Single
House-
hold:
Name Age
J. B. Jinkins 55
Clmintine Jinkins 50
James Gwin 28
[John M. Gwin Note: This may or may not be our James, but he is the only James Gwin/Guinn/Gwinn/Guin in the 1880 census who is (1) b. in TX, (2) b. ca. 1852, and living in AR.  Granted, Van Buren Co. is about as far north of Little Rock as Jefferson Co. is south; nevertheless, this James is single and living with an older couple, so it is not unreasonable to think he may have struck out on his own and be working in the northern part of the state.]


10.02--Daniel Gwin, b. ca. 1854 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Daniel Gwin, age 16, b. TX, in the 18 Jun 1870 census of Pine Bluff P.O., Bartholomew Twp., Pine Bluff P. O., Jefferson Co., AR, and living with an Anna Tarkenett]

10.03--Arminta "Jane" "Ann" "Mittie" Gwin, b. 4 May 1857 in TX; d. 27 Jun 1924 in Star City, Lincoln Co., AR; bd. Hickory Grove Cem., Lincoln Co., AR; m. 8 Aug 1875 in Dorsey (now Cleveland) Co., AR, to Thomas Jefferson Green (b. 25 Jan 1850 in MS; d. 27 Dec 1919 in Star City, Lincoln Co., AR; bd. unk.); at least six ch. (see photo, right)
[listed as Arminta Gwin, age 13, b. TX, in the 18 Jun 1870 census of Pine Bluff P.O., Bartholomew Twp., Pine Bluff P. O., Jefferson Co., AR, and living with an Anna Tarkenett];
[listed as Armidda Green, age 20, b. TX, in the 7 Jun 1880 census of  Whiteville Twp., Dorsey Co., AR];
[listed as Arminty Green, age 43, b. TX, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Lincoln Co., AR]

[listed as Thomas Green, age 30, b. AR, in the 7 Jun 1880 census of  Whiteville Twp., Dorsey Co., AR];
[listed as Thomas Green, age 50, b. AR, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Lincoln Co., AR]

Diane graciously sent us this photo, taken ca. 1905-1910 in Star City, Lincoln Co., AR:

l-r,


Armita Jane/Arminta Ann (nee Gwin) Green;

William Edgar "Ed" Green,

Thomas Delmond Green (standing),

Thomas Jefferson Green

11.01--Reuben Ebenezer Green, b. 27 Jan 1877 in Rest, AR; d. 17 Sep 1955 in Star City, Lincoln Co., AR; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendants possible
[listed as Reuben Green, age 3, b. AR, in the 7 Jun 1880 census of  Whiteville Twp., Dorsey Co., AR];
[not listed as living at his parents' home in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Lincoln Co., AR, and assumed married and living elsewhere]

11.02--John B. Green, b. 28 Oct 1880 in AR; d. 9 Oct 1923; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendants possible
[listed as John Green, age 19, b. AR, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Linclon Co., AR]

11.03--Thomas Delmond Green (see photo, right), b. 28 Jul 1886 in AR; d. 16 Mar 1950 in AR; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendants possible
[listed as Delmon Green, age 13, b. AR, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Linclon Co., AR]

11.04--Americus Green, daughter, presumed b. ca. 1890; d. bef. 1900; bd. Hickory Grove Cem., Lincoln Co., AR; m. never; no ch.  descendants not possible
[not listed as living at her parents' home in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Linclon Co., AR, and assumed to be one of the two children reported deceased in this census]

11.05--Nora Green, daughter, presumed b. ca. 1894; d. bef. 1900; bd. Hickory Grove Cem., Lincoln Co., AR; m. never; no ch.  descendants not possible
[not listed as living at her parents' home in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Linclon Co., AR, and assumed to be one of the two children reported deceased in this census]

11.06--William Edgar "Ed" Green (see photo, right), b. 26 May 1898 in AR; d. 12 Feb 1979 in Russelville, Pope Co., AR; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. descendants possible
[listed as Edgar Green, age 2, b. AR, in the 12 Jun 1900 census of  Mill Creek Twp., Linclon Co., AR]

11.00--Diane's great-grandparent (one of the above four siblings living in 1900, not some other fifth one)

12.00--Diane's grandparent,

13.00--Diane's parent,

14.00--Diane Yarbrough, contributor



Some Pertinent Census and Other Data



From the 18 Jun 1870 Census of Pine Bluff P. O., Bartholomew Twp., Jefferson Co., AR
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr. age
POB

Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
98/98
Anna Turkenett or Tarkenett
wf
49
1821
MS
housekeeping
Diane Yarbrough says that Arminta's parents were b. in Mississippi, according to the 1880 census. Since young Arminta and her brothers are here in AR with Anna Turkenett who was also b. in MS, might we speculate that Anna is Arminta's maternal aunt, nee Gwin, and perhaps war widow of Mr. Turkenett/Tarkenett?

The 1870 census shows that all over the South, families who were able to do so were taking in war orphans and widows in large quantities. (E.g., see my own gg-grandfather, William Gwin, in 1870.) Further, these expanded families were pooling their resources to survive the economic devastation in the War's
and Reconstruction's wake. Might we then further speculate that this Lemon Monk, 14, and who we also speculate to be Lemon's brother, William, 7, living next door in household 99, are such war orphans?

James Gwin
wm
18
1852
TX
farm hand


Daniel Gwin
wm
16
1854
TX
farm hand


Arminta Gwin
wf
13
1857
TX



Lemon Monk
wm
14
1856
AR




From the 7 Jun 1880 Census of Whiteville Twp., Dorsey (now Cleveland) Co., AR
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr. age
Relat
2HoH
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
44/44
Thomas Green
wm
30
1850
head
AR/KY/KY
farmer laborer
Thomas Jefferson Green (see photo above)

Armidda Green
wf
20
1860
wife
TX/MS/MS
farmer laborer Arminta Anne "Jane" (nee Gwin) Green (see photo above)

Reuben Green
wm
3
1877
son
AR/AR/TX




From the 12 Jun 1880 Census of Sugar Loaf, Van Buren Co., AR
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr. age
Relat
2HoH
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
148/150
J. B. Jinkins
wm
55
1827
head
NC/NC/NC
farmer
We have no idea as to who this person might be.  Living next door to this J. B. are an Abner Jinkins and his wife Elizabeth. Abner is the same age as James--28.

Clementine Jinkins
wf
50
1830
wife
NC/NC/NC
keeping house


James Gwin
wm
28
1852
hired
TX/----/----
farm laborer
Diane thinks this is Arminta's brother James. Granted, he has the right age and POB; nevertheless, it seems to me that this is inconclusive, especially since there is so much distance between Van Buren and Cleveland counties. I think for now that we should be more tentative in calling this our James.


From the 12 Jun 1900 Census of Mill Creek Twp., Lincoln Co., AR
StreetRes/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race/
Sex
Age
DOB
MS/
Yrs.Md.

#Ch./
#Lvg.

POB
S/F/M

Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
134/145
Thomas Green
head
wm
50
Jan/Jun 1850
m/25

AR/KY/KY
farmer
This is Thomas Jefferson Green (see photo above)

Arminty Green wife
wf
43
May 1857
m/25
6/4
TX/TN/TN

This is Arminta Ann "Jane" Green (nee Gwin--see photo above)

John Green son
wm
19
Oct 1880
s

AR/AR/TX
farmer


Delmon Green son
wm
13
Jul 1886
s

AR/AR/TX
This is Thomas Delmond Green (see photo above)

Edgar Green son
wm
2
May 1898
s

AR/AR/TX
This is William Edgar "Ed" Green (see photo above)


Above are copies Diane sent of--top to bottom--the Bond for Marriage License, the Marriage License itself, the Certificate of Marriage, and the Certificate of Record.  Respectively, they confirm that:

(1) on 31 July 1875, Thomas J. Green and John W. Corden (or Corder) bound themselves in the amount of $100 to Dorsey Co., AR, if Thomas failed to marry Mittie Gwyn within 60 days;
(2) on 31 July 1875, the county clerk of Dorsey Co., AR, commanded that Thos. J. Green, 25, and Mittie Gwyn, 18, be married by anyone authorized to do so;
(3) on 8 Aug 1875, Laban F. Oaks, Justice of the Peace of Dorsey Co., AR, lawfully married them, and
(4) on 11 Sep 1875, the  Dorsey Co. Circuit Court clerk filed the above license and certificate in Marriage Records Book One, page 11.




Some Good Communication

From: Diane Yarbrough
Date: October 7, 2009
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Gwin:  "As-of-Yet UnRelated Family"  Armita Jane Gwynn Green

Mr. Gwin,
 
I have run across your webpage "
As-of-Yet UnRelated Family."  May I contribute what little information I have regarding my gg-grandmother and her two brothers to this page?  They are Gwynns.  Of course this is the spelling my family recognizes, but the surname has been spelled several ways.  I believe that these siblings were abandoned, so who really knows the correct spelling of the name.
 
I can supply the few censuses that I have from Arkansas and Armita's marriage record.  Over the past six months, I have recruited help from several Gwin, Gwyn, Guin researchers and have yet to have any progress.  My hope is that by adding my information to your website page that someone will recognize my branch of the family.  After looking at your webpage, I think, through wild speculation of my own, there might be a connection with William Wiley Guinn.  William and Armita were living in adjacent counties and buried only 30 miles from each other.
 
I have only been able to track my gg-grandmother Armita Jane (Arminta Ann, nickname Mittie) back to an 1870 census (see above) which shows she and her brothers were born in Texas.  An 1880 census shows both her parents were born in Mississippi.  Armita and her two older brothers, James and David, show up in Arkansas in 1870 living in the Turkenett household.  I have no clue as to the names of Armita's parents.  By 1880 Armita is married, and her two brothers go their separate ways.
 
If adding may family information is amenable with you, please let me know in what type of format you would like to have the information.
 
(I have attached a photo of her just for kicks.  There is not much resemblance at all.)
 
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Diane Yarbrough
Dallas, Texas



John,
 
Thank you so much for agreeing to add my family information.  I do believe that there will be a greater access and response through your website than through a typical message board.
 
I have included a copy of her marriage license and a screen print of my collected data for Armita and Thomas.        Married:  31 July 1875 Rest, Dorsey Co. (Now Cleveland Co.), Arkansas  She is listed as Mittie Gwyn.
 
Your entries look great!  If anything, please correct, in the 1870 census, the spelling of Minta to Arminta and note that her nickname was Mittie.  You may also want to include the census information regarding her brother James from 1880 as listed below:
 
12 June 1880 Van Buren County, Arkansas, Sugar Loaf
148/150
Jinkins, J. B. W M 55 Married Farmer NC/NC/NC
Clemintine W F 50 M Keeping House Wife NC/NC/NC
Gwin, James M W 28 Single Hired Farm Laborer TX (No listing for parents' birth)
 
I am sending you a second e-mail following this one.  It contains my speculated account of William Wiley's and Armita's connection.  This account is the same information I have sent out to other Gwin researchers.  Just thought you might get a kick out of reading what my imagination can do.
 
Thanks again!!!  Your help is truly appreciated.
 
Diane Yarbrough





Following is Diane's theory as to how William Wylie Guinn is related to her gg-grandmother, Arminta (Gwin) Green.
To remind us all that this theory is based on sheer speculation rather than on fact, I have reduced it several times.
This is so that no one will read the theory (without reading this disclaimer first) and assume it to be true.
Nevertheless, her theory is very plausible due to the fact that all the dates and places are aligned.
So before you copy this tiny print, paste it to a text document, and enlarge it, remember: it's
S P E C U L A T I O N !
U N P R O V E N !
F I C T I O N !
UNSUBSTANTIATED!
NOT  NECESSARILY  SO!
W O U L D N ' T   H O L D
UP  IN  A  COURT!
USE   GREAT
CAUTION!

NOT
EVEN
TRUE...

yet!
V
John,
 
Below is the correspondence which I have been sharing with other Gwin researchers.  You may or may not be interested in reading this, but I thought you might get a kick out of it.  Just remember, that I am piecing information and dates together purely by SPECULATION.  The dates fit and the story is plausible.  (It may not be a great idea to publish this information on the website.  I am stretching my imagination to put a story together.)
I don't want to get too excited, but I found William W. Guinn in Arkansas, and, yes, the dates fit, IF Emily is his second wife.  I could still be wrong and do not have any concrete evidence on which to base my speculation that William could have had another wife other than Emily.  But you never know.  One has to start looking outside of the box when one hits a brick wall.  
Check out the attachment I made showing the counties that William and Armita lived in.  The starred area in Lincoln county is where Armita lived in the later years of her adult life.  The starred area in Drew county is where William Wylie Guinn is in 1900 when he is about 66.  (There are approximately 30 miles between Star City, Lincoln Co., and Wilmar, Drew Co. where each are respectively buried.)  If there is truly a connection between William and Armita, they have been dancing around each other throughout the years in neighboring counties.  Could William have been keeping an "eye out" for his kids?  William also had two older brothers who migrated to Arkansas, Chesley living in Hot Springs and Sam in Drew County.
 
(I have also added census information below to help support my family history.)
 
Okay............William is born in Alabama in 1834 and orphaned at 1.  His grandfather Samuel, who lived in Mississippi, took custody of him until his death in 1848 when William was 14.
 
Let's say that William and wife #1 got married in Mississippi when he was about 17.  William and wife #1 moved to Texas by 1851 and had their first child James by 1852.  Daniel/David is born in 1854, TX and was followed by Armita in 1857, TX.  Does wife #1 have a fourth child and die in childbirth in 1858 - 1860? (I am not able to find any TX census to show their time in Texas. Possibly moved there in 1851 and moved out in 1859?)
 
From reading other researcher's accounts of W. W. Gwinn, they show that William's siblings were living in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas.  I remember reading that two of his brothers were living in Arkansas (Hot Springs Co. & Drew Co.) and that another family member was working in Cherokee Co., Texas.  Other references were made to Rusk and Panola counties in Texas also.
 
William picked up his kids and moved to Arkansas, say by 1860.  As a widower, he had three children under 10.  The two boys are "deaf or dumb, blind, insane or idiotic" as listed in the 1870 census.  From the same 1870 census, the three children were living with Anna Turkenette (no relation that I know of) in Jefferson Co., AR.  I also noticed that there were others listed in this classification on the same census page.  Was this possibly a community of people with the same "afflictions"?  You would tend to think if the boys were "farm hands" that they were somewhat functional.  (There are "deaf mutes" in my father's generation from that branch.)  Did William leave Armita with her brothers to "sweeten the pot" so that Anna Turkenette would take the lot?
 
William Wylie Guinn finds a job in Columbia Co, AR, in 1860 with no wife or children as shown in the 1860 census.  He was living with the Askews and was working as an overseer for them.  (Columbia Co. is on the southwestern border of TX and AR.)  He could have passed through Columbia Co. and found a job, taken the kids up to Jefferson Co., and returned to earn a living in Columbia Co.)
 
Then comes the war from 1861 to 1865 where he served as a private in the 6th regiment company K, Arkansas infantry, enlisting in Desha Co., AR. (Desha Co. is adjacent to Drew Co. and Jefferson Co. in 1860.)
 
After the war William met Emily and decided to start fresh with a new family. At  the time William married Emily in 1865 (Drew Co.), James was 13, Daniel/David 11, and Armita 9.  What also leads me to believe that this may have been William's second marriage is due to the age at which they were married.  William (age 33) and Emily (age 32) had their first child in 1868 in AR.
 
William and Emily are living in Ouchitah Township, Hot Springs Co., by 1880 with seven additional children.  William is still with Emily in 1900 and living in Drew Co. along with their son William J. who is 25.  William is buried in the Rough and Ready Cemetery in Monticello, Drew Co.
 
James Gwin, Armita's brother, shows up in Sugar Loaf, Van Buren Co., Arkansas in 1880.
 
FYI:  In 1870 Jefferson, Arkansas, Drew, and Desha counties were all adjacent to one another.  Sometime between 1870 and 1880 two new counties were added right smack dab in the middle of those counties: Lincoln and Dorsey (now Cleveland).  Lincoln become the central county.
 
1834  William Wylie Guinn MS/AL:  24 Dec (MS matches the 1870 census that I have for Armita.)
18??  ?? (1st Wife)
1836-1837 Emily TN/AR (2nd Wife?)
1852 James TX
1854 Daniel or David TX
1857 Armita TX
1860 Census Wylie Guinn - Magnolia, Columbia County, AR
        (Overseer for a family named Askew.  He is listed with no wife or children.  Born Mississippi.)
1861 - 1865 Civil War
        (Desha Co. Batallion, AR Militia.  Confederate Arakansas.  Private - 6th Regiment AR Infantry, K Company)
1865 William and Emily Marry:  Marion Township, Drew County, AR.
        (Location not proven.  Info from a Guinn message board.)
1868 Eliminia E AR
1869 John F AR
1870 James R R AR
1870 Census William Marion, Drew County, AR
1870 Census Armita Jefferson Co., AR
1872 Samuel L AR
1873 Susan B  AR
1875 William J AR
1875 Armita Marries T J Green Dorsey Co. (Cleveland Co), AR
1879 Alonso N AR
1880 Census Armita Dorsey Co. (Cleveland Co) AR
1880 Census James Van Buren Co.
1880 Census William Hot SpringsCo, AR
1900 Census Armita Lincoln Co., AR
1900 Census William Drew Co., AR
1902 William's Death Drew Co., AR  04 Sept
1924 Armita's Death Lincoln Co, AR
 
Armita Jane (Arminta Ann) Gwynn Green
B 04 May 1857, TX
D 27 Jun 1924, Star City, Lincoln County, AR (Hickory Grove Cemetery)
M 31 Jul 1875, Rest, Dorsey Co, AR (Thomas Jefferson Green)

1870 AR Census, Bartholomew Township, Jefferson Co, 18 June
Turkenett, Anna 49 F W Housekeeping HOH Miss
Gwin, James 18 M W Farmhand TX
David 16 M W Farmhand TX
Arminta 13 F W TX
Monk, Simon? 14 M W AR

1880 AR Census, Dorsey County (Now Cleveland Co.)
Green, Thomas Jefferson 30 M W HOH Farm Laborer AR (Most likely Miss) KY KY
Armidda 20 F W Wife Farm Laborer TX MS MS
Reuben (Ebenezer) 3 M W Son AR AR TX
Armita Jane Gwynn Green
B 04 May 1857, TX
D 27 Jun 1924, Star City, Lincoln County, AR (Hickory Grove Cemetery)
M 31 Jul 1875, Rest, Dorsey Co, AR (Thomas Jefferson Green)
 
1900 AR Census, Lincoln County
Green, Thomas  Head W M Jan 1850 50 AR KY KY Farmer
Arminty             Wife  W F May 1867 43 TX TN TN
John                  Son  W M Oct  1880 19 AR AR TX Farmer
Delmon              Son  W M Jul   1886 13 AR AR TX
Edgar                Son  W M May  1898  2 AR AR TX





From the Gwin Genealogy Forum, Genforum.com:

Armita Jane Gwynn Green, David Gwynn, James Gwynn (TX/AR)
Posted by: Diane Yarbrough (ID *****1698) Date: July 26, 2009 at 15:09:49
  of 555

Looking for parents and/or family of Armita Jane, David and James Gwynn.

Armita, nickname Mittie, is my gg grandmother. She has also been referred to as Armedda, Armidda, Arminta, Arminda, Annittie, etc.  Arminta's last name, as everyone is well aware, is spelled many different ways, too. The family name has been spelled most often as Gwin in the few censuses I have found for Armita and James. Mother and Father are said to be from Mississippi. Armita and her brothers are said to have been born in Texas, and they later show up in Arkansas in an 1870 census.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated!
See below for census information.

Diane Yarbrough
Dallas, Texas

1870 AR Census, Bartholomew Township, Jefferson Co, 18 June
Turkenett, Anna 49 F W Housekeeping HOH Miss
Gwin, James 18 M W Farmhand TX
David 16 M W Farmhand TX
Arminta 13 F W TX
Monk, Simon? 14 M W AR

1880 AR Census, Dorsey County (Now Cleveland Co.)
Green, Thomas Jefferson 30 M W HOH Farm Laborer AR (Most likely Miss) KY KY
Armidda 20 F W Wife Farm Laborer TX MS MS
Reuben (Ebenezer) 3 M W Son AR AR TX

Armita Jane Gwynn Green (As shown on tombstone)
B 04 May 1857, TX
D 27 Jun 1924, Star City, Lincoln County, AR (Hickory Grove Cemetery)
M 31 Jul 1875, Rest, Dorsey Co, AR (Thomas Jefferson Green)




[John M. Gwin Note: Today a relative, "Ann Animas", contacted us with the names of these parents of Wiley P. Guinn and with information about a Genforum posting which further provided Henry's father as a Charles Guinn. Anyone wishing to contact this anonymous cousin may do so through me. ]

In June 2009, a relative who wishes to remain anonymous has provided data concerning eleven ancestors of Wiley Preston Guinn! To contact this relative, please email me.
    -- John M. Gwin                   
jmcdgwin@zianet.com        
 
John,
 
Would you forward the following information regarding Wiley Preston Guinn's sibling Reuben D. Guinn?
 
By the way...I have been able to obtain a copy of Armita's death certificate since we last corresponded.  (See attached.)  Feel free to add it to the website of "As Yet Un-Related Gwins" for Armita Jane Gwynn Green.  She was hiding under the name of Annittie Green.
 
Thank you!
 
Diane Yarbrough

Ann,
 
I am looking for my gg grandmother's parents.  I may have found a lead to Armita's father.  Would you share any information you might have regarding Reuben, Wiley Preston Guinn's sibling?  If this is the Guinn I am looking for, he would have been born in Alabama, married his first wife in Alabama, moved to Mississippi and then lands to Texas widowed with four children in 1847.
 
If Reuben is my ggg grandfather, he would have married for a second time around 1850 and had three more children by 1857.  Because I can not find him in an 1870 census, I speculate that he served in the confederacy and died in the the war.  His three children were born in Texas and show up in Arkansas in 1870 in the residence of Anna Turkenette.  (See supporting 1870 census below.)
 
Any clues or confirmations would be greatly appreciated,
 
Diane Yarbrough
Dallas, Texas
 
Here is a Reuben D. Guinn:
 
B Circa 1814 Madison, Alabama
Reuben's Parents
Henry Guinn
Mary Ann Fitzgerald
Armita's first child was named Reuben.
The middle initial D. From Armita's death certificate, it lists her father's name as Daniel or David. (See attached certificate.)
Although he and his 1st child were born in Alabama, his 2nd and 3rd child were born in Mississippi.
His 4th child was born in Texas circa 1848.
Documented arrival in Navarro Co, Texas 1847, Reuben D. Guinn.
In 1850 census there is no wife/mother listed.  Widowed?  (See attached census.)
Navarro Co., TX land survey abstract Reuben Guinn 19 July 1854.
Had a younger brother named James.
IF...... Reuben D. re-married sometime between 1850 - 1852, could the following children in the census below have been Armita's 1/2 siblings?  
(James 1852, Daniel/David 1854, Armita 1857)
 
I did find a Guinn listed in the Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas 1863 - 1865.  There were many Guinns in this area.  I have yet to confirm that the listing below is Reuben.
Guinn, ________  Navarro, Co.  22 Feb 1864 Guinn, 1  Precint #3.  
(See attached for copy of census.)
1850 Texas Census Navarro County  (65 miles south of Dallas)
Pg 207:  2-2
Reuben D Guinn  36 M  Waggon Maker Alabama
(No wife listed.)
Harden A Guinn 12 M  Alabama
Mary B Guinn 9 F  Mississippi
Jesse A Guinn 7 M  Mississippi
Henry H Guinn 3 M  Texas
 
1860 Census (Have yet to find a related census.)
Armita Jane (Arminta Ann) Gwynn Green
B 04 May 1857, TX
D 27 Jun 1924, Star City, Lincoln County, AR (Hickory Grove Cemetery)
M 31 Jul 1875, Rest, Dorsey Co, AR (Thomas Jefferson Green)

1870 AR Census, Bartholomew Township, Jefferson Co, 18 June
Turkenett, Anna 49 F W Housekeeping HOH Miss
Gwin, James 18 M W Farmhand TX
David 16 M W Farmhand TX
Arminta 13 F W TX
Monk, Simon? 14 M W AR

1880 AR Census, Dorsey County (Now Cleveland Co.)
Green, Thomas Jefferson 30 M W HOH Farm Laborer AR (Most likely Miss) KY KY
Armidda 20 F W Wife Farm Laborer TX MS MS
Reuben (Ebenezer) 3 M W Son AR AR TX
Armita Jane Gwynn Green
B 04 May 1857, TX
D 27 Jun 1924, Star City, Lincoln County, AR (Hickory Grove Cemetery)
M 31 Jul 1875, Rest, Dorsey Co, AR (Thomas Jefferson Green)
 
1900 AR Census, Lincoln County
Green, Thomas  Head W M Jan 1850 50 AR KY KY Farmer
Arminty             Wife  W F May 1867 43 TX TN TN
John                  Son  W M Oct  1880 19 AR AR TX Farmer
Delmon              Son  W M Jul   1886 13 AR AR TX
Edgar                Son  W M May  1898  2 AR AR TX
 





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From: Diane Yarbrough <mldyarbataoldotcom>

To: jmcdgwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Sent: Thu, Mar 24, 2011 6:59 pm
Subject: Armitta Jane Guinn Green & Reuben D. Guinn

Hi John!
 
It has been a long while since we have corresponded.  I think I have found Armitta's father!  Just wanted to get your take on this.  Thanks for your help and insight.  Let me know if you have any questions.
 
Diane Yarbrough
Dallas, Texas
 
I have been researching Reuben Davis Guinn. 

I have reason to believe that he is my ggg grandfather if he married a 2nd time, but have yet to make a concrete connection between him and Armitta Jane Guinn.
 
I have gathered a bit of information about his first wife, Emeline Harris Guinn, and their six children.  Reuben was born in Alabama.  Emeline was born in Mississippi.  Reuben and Emeline were married in Alabama.  They had six children, one born in Alabama, three in Mississippi, and two in Texas.  Emeline died in 1850 in Navarro, Texas, from puerperal fever, ten days after giving birth to their son Wiley D. Guinn in Feb 1850. 

Knowing that Reuben's smaller children were parceled off to the Harris family members in Texas, the older children were placed on other neighboring farms, and that Reuben was 36 at the time of her death, I am thinking (hoping) that he married a 2nd time and started another family in Texas during the 1850's.
 
Here is what I know:
 
(Attached is a study of Reuben's family names; sibling chart.  The names in red are those which repeat between the generations.)
 
Before the war Reuben was in Texas, and then I find an R. Guinn reporting to the Pine Bluff, AR, tax officials after the war, approximately 20 miles from Bartholomew Township, Jefferson County, where Armitta, James and David are living in 1870 with Anna Turkenette.  I don't know where he is during the war.  He turned 50 in 1864, so he most likely did not serve.  He was a wheel wright and wagon maker and associated with blacksmiths.  So he could have worked for the war effort. I have found a Reuben Goen, confederate, 8th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Hobby's) Company H, Private.  I am currently checking this piece of information out with other Civil War buffs.
 
In the 1866 Arkansas Districts two and three of the US tax assessment, there is a W. B. Green listed next to an R. Guinn.  Thomas Jefferson Green, Armitta's husband, grew up in W P Green's household his entire life until he married Armitta.  Is this where the Greens and the Guinns get introduced?
 
The 1870 census below (which I have already shared with you) is my oldest data I have for Armitta.  In later censuses she stated that her parents were born in Mississippi.  Knowing that Reuben lived for a period of time in Mississippi before coming to Texas, maybe this was the only information Armitta would have had about her parents.
 
As for Anna Turkenette, I have yet to make a connection, but there are Turknettes and Monks living in the adjacent counties to Navarro and Ellis counties were Reuben purchased property.  (See attached maps.)
 
Reuben Davis Guinn:  has property in Navarro Co. and Ellis Co., TX
Charles Guinn (younger brother):  has property in Collin Co., TX
Wiley Preston Guinn (younger brother):  has property in Cooke Co., TX
These counties are satellites of Dallas.
 
Armitta named:
her first child Reuben Ebenezer (After her father?)
her second child Wesley (after her uncle John Wesley, Reuben's brother?)
her third child John Buck (after her uncle John Wesley, Reuben's brother?)



DIANE'S TIME LINE
for Reuben Davis Guinn and descendants
(She's sent in several documents in PDF form
supporting the information in this time line.)
Reuben Davis Guinn
Parents:  Henry and Mary Ann Fitzgerald Guinn
Siblings:  John Wesley, Francis Asberry, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Charles Franklin, Margaret, James W, Wiley Preston.

1814 Reuben Davis Guinn is born in Madison, AL
1832 Married Emaline B. Harris in Tuscaloosa, AL
1837 Reuben purchases Land - St. Stephens, Sumter Co., AL
1838 Son is born in AL: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Hardin Asbury Guinn
1840 Census they are in Chickasaw Co., MS
1841 Daughter is born in Chickasaw, MS----------------------------------------------------------Mary B Guinn
1843 Son is born in MS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jesse H Guinn
1844 Reuben's father, Henry Guinn, dies in Chotaw, AL
1845 Reuben Purchases Land - Chickasaw Co., MS
1845 Daughter is born in MS-------------------------------------------------------------------------Francis A Guinn
1847 Reuben and Emaline Arrive in Texas as  pioneers of Navarro Co.
1847 Son is born in Navarro Co., TX----------------------------------------------------------------Henry H Guinn
1850 Son is born in Navarro Co., TX----------------------------------------------------------------Wiley D Guinn
1850 Emaline dies in  Navarro, TX, of Puerperal Fever 10 days after Wiley's birth
1850 Reuben appears on Production Agriculture List for Navarro Co., TX
1850 - 1852--IF Reuben married a 2nd time (and it seems clear to us--though unproven--that he did), it will be in this 2-3-year time frame.
1852 Son is born in TX--------------------------------------------------------------------------------James
1854 Son is born in TX--------------------------------------------------------------------------------David/Daniel (Not able to read name clearly in census.)
1854 Reuben Purchases Property - 17 Jul 1854--Robertson 3rd, Navarro, TX
(What is today Ennis, Ellis Co, TX)
1854 Reuben Purchases Property - 19 Jul 1854--Robertson 3rd, Navarro, TX
(What is today located between Powell & Roane, TX near Corsicana.)
1857 Daughter is born in TX--------------------------------------------------------------------------Armitta Jane
1860 Census--Cannot find Reuben in TX or AR
1866 Tax Assessment - Searcy, White Co., AR, R D Guinn & Co, Retail Dealer
1866 Tax Assessment Arkansas - R Guinn (recorded next to W B Green) ***************
1867 Tax Assessment Arkansas - Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR - R Guinn
1869 Tax Assessment Arkansas - Roseville, AR - Linthinium & Guinn Retailers
1870 Tax Assessment Arkansas - Red Bluff (Present day Redfield, Jefferson Co) , - R A Guinn
1870 Census - Bartholomew, Jefferson County, AR - Anna Turkenette HOH, James Guin, David Guin, Armitta Guin & Lemar Monk
1875 Married - Armitta Guinn & Thomas Jefferson Green, Cleveland Co., AR



From the 18 June 1870 Census of Bartholomew Twp., Jefferson Co., AR
Anna Turkenett 49 MS, HOH 
James Guinn 18 TX
David/Daniel Guinn 16 TX
Armitta Guinn 13 TX
Lemar (Lemon) Monk 14 AR
 
In 1875 Armitta married Thomas Jefferson Green in Rest, Dorsey County (present day Cleveland County), Arkansas.  Armitta and Thomas went on to have six children.  They started their lives together in Cleveland County and lived out the rest of their lives in Lincoln County, Arkansas.
 




Various Jpegs of Documentation Sent in
By Diane Yarbrough and Linked Above



Henry Guinn of Tuscaloosa Co., AL, in the
1830 Census








Reuben D. Gwinn of Chickasaw Co., MS in the
1840 Census






04 Jan 1845 Land Purchase
Reuben D. Gwin, Chickasaw Co., MS





Reuben D. Guinn of Navarro Co., TX, in the
1850 Census




2 Oct 1850
Production of Agriculture
for Reuben D. Guinn




1866
Tax Assessment,
Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR





1867
Tax Assessment,
Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR





James, Daniel, and Arminta Gwin of Jefferson Co., AR, in the
1870 Census
and living in the home of Anna Turkenett




Map of the Corsicana, TX, Area
Relating to the Families of
Reuben D. Guinn/Gwin





Diane's Chart of Some Pertinent
Guinn Family Given Names





Diane is looking for clues as to how the surnames of
Monk, Turkenett, and Guinn
show up in the 1870 census of Jefferson Co., Arkansas.





From: Diane <mldyarb@aol.com>
Date: April 27, 2013 1:35:47 PM MDT
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Armitta Jane Guinn Green & Reuben D. Guinn

Hey John!
 
Just thought that I would share an update on Reuben Davis Guinn.
 
Don't you just hate it when the FACTS get in the way?  Well, Reuben Davis Guinn is not my ggg grandfather.  Armitta and her brothers were born during the 1850s.
 
I recently found listings of Rueben's probate records and documentation from his administrator Lorenzo Dow Powell (Reuben's brother-in-law). I sent off for several listings from the County of Navarro and was so excited when they arrived only to find out that Reuben died in testate on 05 Nov 1850 in Navarro County, Texas.  (Navarro Texas Probate Records; Term 1850 Book C, pp. 346 - 348)
 
Reuben died approximate nine months after his wife Emaline (Emily) B. Harris Guinn died from puerperal fever.  He left six children behind possibly a seventh according to the 1840 Chickasaw County, Mississippi census.
I still think that I am close to the right family.  I am going to see if I can find that child that was born between 1832 - 1835 listed on the 1840 census.  If Armitta's oldest sibling was born in 1852 it is a possibility that this seventh child could be her father.  The R D Guinn that I find the the 1866 Tax Collections below in an earlier e-mail to you could possibly be this child.  R D Guinn Jr.??????
 
Well.........Happy Hunting to me!!!!!!
 
Hope all is going well with you!
Thanks for your continued interest.  Will keep in touch.
 
Diane
 
Other references for Reuben Davis Guinn (Although ins testate he had a great deal of land.)
Navarro Texas Probate Records Term 1850:
Book C:  359 - 360, 362, 379 - 381, 417 - 418, 441 - 442, 447.
Book H:  7, 29 - 30, 42, 48 - 29, 73, 129 - 130, 193, 476, 486 - 487, 685
Book L:  130, 241 - 242, 366, 514, 574
 
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
To: john gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>; Diane Yarbrough <mldyarb@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Jun 7, 2011 2:13 pm
Subject: Re: JPEG Files: Armitta Jane Guinn Green & Reuben D. Guinn---2

Diane,

Here's a better idea, I think:  I've placed them at the bottom of the page as an appendix to which I can link any data we wish later. 

Nothing is online yet--I'll upload everything at once when they're all in place.

John


On Jun 7, 2011, at 11:23 AM, John Gwin wrote:

Hi Diane--I got these lovely jpegs and am screening them carefully to see just which ones will fit where on the page.  THANK you! 

As always, please check the page from time to time (http://www.gwingenealogy.net/GENEALOGY/SURNAMES/Gwin/guinnwilliamwiley.htm) to proofread and make sure I haven't erred with your work.

In Jesus,
John


On Jun 6, 2011, at 11:34 AM, Diane Yarbrough wrote:

John,
 
I saved the PDFs as JPEGs and have sent you more than what you most likely want.  Use them as you wish.
 
Diane



-----Original Message-----
From: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
To: Diane Yarbrough <mldyarb@aol.com>
Cc: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Sent: Sun, Jun 5, 2011 4:20 pm
Subject: Re: Armitta Jane Guinn Green & Reuben D. Guinn

Diane,
Yes, I got it.
I looked for it earlier as well (on Mar 24), and there it was also--opened but unanswered.  I have no idea what I did with it then, so please accept my apologies in my ignorance.  I have to go in a moment, so no time now to study it.  If you do not hear from me in two days, please write again!
Hopefully I'll talk to you tomorrow on this.
John


On Jun 5, 2011, at 1:23 PM, Diane Yarbrough wrote:

Hey John,
 
I just had not heard a response to this e-mail I sent to you last March.  I fully understand that this has to come second and other things in life may have pulled you away.  But I am so anxious to hear from you.  So I am re-sending the e-mail with an updated attachment.
(I removed the old sibling chart from the previous e-mail and attached the new one.)
 
(If you would, shoot me a quick e-mail just to let me know that you got this.)
 
Diane Yarbrough
Dallas, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Yarbrough <mldyarb@aol.com>
To: jmcdgwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Sent: Thu, Mar 24, 2011 6:59 pm
Subject: Armitta Jane Guinn Green & Reuben D. Guinn

Hi John!
 
It has been a long while since we have corresponded.  I think I have found Armitta's father!  Just wanted to get your take on this and get any kind of pointers from you on how to research further from here.
 
Thanks for your help and insight.  Let me know if you have any quesitons,
 
Diane Yarbrough
Dallas, Texas
 
I have been researching Reuben Davis Guinn.  I have reason to believe that he is my ggg grandfather if he married a 2nd time, but have yet to make a concrete connection between him and Armitta Jane Guinn.
 
I have gathered a bit of information about his first wife Emeline Harris Guinn and their six children.  Reuben was born in Alabama.  Emeline was born in Mississippi.  Reuben and Emeline was married in Alabama.  They had six children.  One born in Alabama, three in Mississippi and two in Texas.  Emeline died in 1850 in Navarro, Texas from puerperal fever, ten days after giving birth to their son Wiley D. Guinn in Feb 1850.  Knowing that Reuben's smaller children were parceled off to the Harris family members in Texas, the older children we placed on other neighboring farms and that Reuben was 36 at the time of her death, I am thinking (hoping) that he married a 2nd time and started another family in Texas during the 1850's.
 
Here is what I know:
 
(Attached is a study of Rueben's family names; sibling chart.  The names in red are those which repeat between the generations.)
 
Before the war Reuben was in Texas and then I find a R Guinn reporting to the Pine Bluff, AR tax officials after the war; approximately 20 miles from Bartholowmew Township, Jefferson County where Armitta, James and David are living in 1870 with Anna Turkenette.  I don't know where he is during the war.  He turned 50 in 1864, so he most likely did not serve.  He was a wheel wright and wagon maker and associated with blacksmiths.  So he could have worked for the war effort. I have found a Reuben Goen, confederate, 8th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Hobby's) Company H, Private.  I am currently checking this piece of information out with other Civil War buffs.
 
In the 1866, Arkansas Districts two and three, of the US tax assessment, there is a W B Green listed next to a R Guinn.  Thomas Jefferson Green, Armitta's husband, grew up in W P Green's household his entire life until he married Armitta.  Is this where the Greens and the Guinns get introduced?
 
The 1870 census below (which I have already shared with you) is my oldest data I have for Armitta.  In later census she stated that her parents were born in Mississippi.  Knowing that Reuben lived for a period of time in Mississippi before coming to Texas, maybe the only information Armitta would have had about her parents.
 
As for Anna Turkenette, I have yet to make a connection, but there are Turknettes and Monks living in the adjacent counties to Navarro and Ellis counties were Reuben purchased property.  (See attached maps.)
 
Reuben Davis Guinn:  has property in Navarro Co. and Ellis Co., TX
Charles Guinn (younger brother):  has property in Collin Co., TX
Wiley Preston Guinn (younger brother):  has property in Cooke Co., TX
These counties are satellites of Dallas.
 
Armitta named:
her first child Reuben Ebenezer (After her father?)
her second child Wesley (after her uncle John Wesley, Reuben's brother?)
her third child John Buck (after her uncle John Wesley, Reuben's brother?)
TIME LINE (I have saved several documents in PDF form supporting the information in this time line.)
 
Reuben Davis Guinn
Parents:  Henry and Mary Ann Fitzgerald Guinn
Siblings:  John Wesley, Francis Asberry, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Charles Franklin, Margaret, James W, Wiley Preston.
1814 Born - Madison, AL
1832 Married Emaline B Harris - Tuscaloosa, AL
1837 Purchased Land - St. Stephens, Sumter, AL
1838 Son Born - Hardin Asbury Guinn, AL
1840 Census - Chickasaw, MS
1841 Born Daughter - Mary B Guinn, Chickasaw, MS
1843 Born Son - Jesse H Guinn, MS
1844 Death Father - Henry, Chotaw, AL
1845 Purchased Land - Chickasaw County, MS
1845 Born Daughter - Francis A Guinn, MS
1847 Arrived in Texas as a pioneer of Navarro County.
1847 Born Son - Henry H Guinn, Navarro, TX
1850 Born Son - Wiley D Guinn, Navarro, TX
1850 Death Wife - Emaline (Puerperal Fever 10 days after Wiley's birth) Navarro, TX
1850 - Production Agriculture List, Navarro Co., TX
1850 - 1852 Reuben married a 2nd time?????
1852 Born Son - James, TX
1854 Born Son - David/Daniel, TX (Not able to read name clearly in census.)
1854 Purchase Property - 17 Jul 1854 Robertson 3rd, Navarro, TX (What is today Ennis, Ellis Co, TX)
1854 Purchase Property - 19 July 1854 Robertson 3rd, Navarro, TX (What is today located between Powell & Roane, TX near Corsicana.)
1857 Born Daughter - Armitta Jane
1860 Census - Can not find Reuben in TX or AR
1866 Tax Assessment - Searcy, White Co., AR, R D Guinn & Co, Retail Dealer
1866 Tax Assessment Arkansas - R Guinn (recorded next to W B Green) ***************
1867 Tax Assessment Arkansas - Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR - R Guinn
1869 Tax Assessment Arkansas - Roseville, AR - Linthinium & Guinn Retailers
1870 Tax Assessment Arkansas - Red Bluff (Present day Redfield, Jefferson Co) , - R A Guinn
1870 Census - Bartholomew, Jefferson County, AR - Anna Turkenette HOH, James Guin, David Guin, Armitta Guin & Lemar Monk
1875 Married - Armitta Guinn & Thomas Jefferson Green, Cleveland Co., AR
 
 
1870 AR Census, Bartholomew Township, Jefferson Co, 18 June
HOH  Anna Turkenett 49 MS
James Guinn 18 TX
David/Daniel Guinn 16 TX
Armitta Guinn 13 TX
Lemar (Lemon) Monk 14 AR
 
In 1875 Armitta married Thomas Jefferson Green in Rest, Dorsey County (present day Cleveland County), Arkansas.  Armitta and Thomas went on to have six children.  They started their lives together in Cleveland County and lived out the rest of their lives in Lincoln County, Arkansas.
 
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