This database addresses the descendants of Robert Gwin (the pioneer) who stayed in Bath/Augusta/Highland counties in VA, and the ones who moved to Wood county, WV, plus a few who went to Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana. This database does not deal (except briefly) with the Gwinn/Guinns who moved to Greenbrier co WV nor those who moved to KY.
My primary goal was to try to straighten out and correct the descendants of Joseph Gwin (son of Robert the pioneer), because the primary references (Cleek and Morton) seem to be very incomplete and incorrect concerning Joseph's branch of the family. I've tried to include source documentation for most events, but probably have not totally succeeded, although documenting sources is a high priority for me.
This is VERY MUCH a work-in-progress. Please contact me if you have any corrections or additional data to contribute to this untangling effort.
Descendants of Robert GWIN of the Calfpasture River, Augusta Co, Virginia
Index of Names
Gwin/Guinn census data NEW August 2005
- 1820 Virginia (Augusta)
- 1830 Tippecanoe co, Indiana
- 1840 Virginia (Augusta, Bath, Culpeper, Fayette, Kanawha, Monroe, Pendleton)
- 1850 Virginia (Augusta, Bath, Culpeper, Greenbrier (part), Fayette, Highland, Monroe, Wood)
- 1860 Virginia (Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Wood)
- 1870 Virginia (Wood)
Miscellaneous notes on this family: land records, marriages, questions
Guinns who married in Augusta county and then appeared in Tippecanoe Co, Indiana in the 1830s through 1850s
Gwinn Papers (letters of Laban Gwinn & other papers pertaining to the Gwinns of Greenbrier/Monroe/Summers co, WV)
GwinnReunion.org - Gwinns of Round Bottom, Fayette co, WV; descendants of Samuel Gwinn of Greenbrier/Monroe/Summers co WV
Ron Gwinn's Robert Gwin of the Calfpasture (Augusta co), including database of VA land grants for Gwins (various spellings)
Descendants of Samuel & James Guinn of Lowell, Summers co, WV (from David Graham's 1899 manuscript)
Descendants of Robert Gwin of the Calfpasture (a comprehensive list) by Patricia Ann Withrow
Index to all land sales by Gwinn/Guinns in Greenbrier co (was VA, now WV) through 1871
Cindy Hartman's Guins of Augusta/Bath co VA to Greene Co, Tennessee ca 1800
USGenWeb pages for Augusta county, Bath county, and Highland county, Virginia; Tippecanoe county, Indiana
Hollyhock Press, publisher of Bath & Highland county Virginia books for genealogists & historians (my business) 1/2 price sale on selected books right now!
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Please do not submit data gathered by others to other projects such as World Family Tree, Ancestral File, Ancestry World Tree, etc. without first obtaining the permission of the owner, who has worked hard to gather & present the information and may not want to share it in that manner. These projects tend to omit source information and remove important caveats about the reliability of certain key pieces of data, leading casual readers to believe that a line has been proven when it is in fact a tentative work in progress.
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This Web Site was updated 22 Aug 2005 with Legacy 5.0 from Millennia