Mary Gwin
and
Drury Hampton Roark
and
Abel Turner


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The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has NOT been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011



Mary Gwin's Line
Drury Hampton Roark's Line

21.00--Richard Gwin m. Sarah Chesley
 
21.00--unk.
22.00--Isham Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
22.00--unk.
 
23.01--Polly Gwin m. Tom Walker, Jr.,

23.02--Elizabeth Gwin m. David Denton,

23.03--William Gwin m. Susanah Beard,

23.04--John Gwin m. Jane Walker,

23.00--unk.
24.01?--Mary Gwin, b. ca. 1811-1815; d. ca.

We interpolate--from a photo of the actual pages of the 1830 Census for Dallas Co., AL--what was the birth order of John's and Jane's family. On page 78 is a head of household named John "Gwinn", aged 30-39 (my John Gwin, born 1792, would've been 38 on 7 Nov 1830) with a female, aged 30-39; I have his wife, Jane Walker, in the 1850 census at age 56, so she was born in 1793 or 94).

Also listed are nine children--5 girls and 4 boys (this listing concurs with my records, below) aged as follows:
ages 15-19: one girl and one boy----------(Mary and Thomas)
ages 10-14: no girls and one boy----------(Isom)
ages 5-9: one girl and one boy--------------(Sarah and William)
ages 0-4: three girls and one boy----------(Martha, Ann, Louisa, and Chesley--two of whom, Chesley and Martha, may have been twins)
1.  The oldest girl (b. 1811-1815, from this census) is clearly Mary (one of my sources has her as b. 1817, but this cannot be right, since we have Isom's DOB solidly proven as 17 Mar 1817; therefore, she must be at least two years older than this source thought) .
24.00--Drury Hampton Roark,

The Known Children of Mary Gwin and Her Two Husbands:

25.01--Walter J. Roark,
MGR m2. on 17 May 1849 in a double ceremony (performed by Rev. J. L. Cotten and recorded on that day in his diary) with sister Louisa and her groom William McKnight, probably at the Cahaba home of her parents, John and Jane Gwin, to Abel Turner, a widower with children

25.02--Anna Louisa Turner, b. ca. Jun-Jul 1850 in Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL [age 4mos. in the 7 Nov 1850 census of Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL]; [but age 48 in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL, DOB listed as Feb 1852]; m. "at the residence of Mr. William Gwin, Wilsonville, 24 Dec 1873, by Rev. N. H. Self" (from The Shelby Guide, Columbiana, AL, Thursday, 1 Jan 1874) to Rufus King Gwin, b. May 1852  [age 48 in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL, DOB listed as May 1852];


[Anna and Rufus are first cousins--see 4.4>5.5 below]



24.02?--Thomas Gwin,

24.03?--Isom Gwin, m. Mary Burdine Wilson

24.04--William Gwin, m. Roseanne Carlisle Jones Wilson

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 [first cousins--see 4.1>5.2 above]

25.06--Lucy Marcella Gwin d. as teen; never married

25.07--Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr. m. Mary Etta (Molly) Self

25.08--Thomas Wilson Gwin d. as teen; never married

24.05--Sarah Gwin, m. Louis Basset

24.06--Ann Gwin, m. Joseph Lavalette Basset

24.07--Martha Gwin, m. Jesse Comelander

24.08--Chesley R. Gwin, m1. Mary Frances "Fannie" Elizabeth Bell; m2. Paralee Blevins (nee unk.)

24.09--Louisa J. Gwin, m. William J. McKnight


23.05--Virginia Jane Gwin  m1. Mr. Tipton, m2. Benjamin Weathers

23.06--Isham Gwin II [m. Betsy Snowden?]

23.07--? Gwin , [JMG Note: COULD THIS BE CHESLEY? We have reason to believe that there was indeed a child of Isham and Mary named Chesley, named for Isham's mother's maiden name. When he was born or where he would have appeared in the birth order is beyond speculation at this point.]

23.08--Richard W. Gwin m. Nancy Watkins

23.09--Nancy Gwin m. Squire Huston

23.10--Sarah Gwin m. J. E. (William?) Huston

23.11--Manerva Gwin, m. Elijah Wright












Some Pertinent Census Information

From the 6 Jun 1900 Census of Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
to HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
MarrStat/
Yrs.Md.
#Ch./
#Lvg.
POB
S/F/M
Occupation
John M. Gwin Comments

1205 Tampa St./
233/247
Rufus K. Gwinn
head
wm
May 1852
48
m/26

AL/AL/AL
sawyer, saw mill
This is Rufus King Gwin,


Anna L.Gwinn
wife
wf
Feb 1852
48
m/26
4/3
AL/GA/AL




Lillie Gwinn
daughter
wf
Jul 1878
21
s

AL/AL/AL
school teacher



Georgia Bryan
boarder
wf

24


FL/FL/FL
Bor (or bar) Maker