Person:Thomas Gwin (4)

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Thomas Gwinn
d.bef. January 1848 Augusta County, Virginia
m. BEF 1763
  1. Virginia GwinnBEF 1763 -
  2. James Gwinabt 1766 - bef 1835
  3. Jane Gwinbef 1774 -
  4. Thomas Gwinnest 1775 - bef 1848
  5. Robert Gwinbef 1780 - bef 1844
  6. Mary Elizabeth Gwinbef 1782 -
  7. John C. Gwinabt 1786 - 1861
  8. Moses Gwin1787 - 1867
  9. Joseph Gwinnabt 1792/95 - bef 1848
  10. Elizabeth Gwinbef 1796 -
  11. William Kincaid Gwinnabt 1795 - 1860
m. 8 April 1800
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Gwinn
Gender Male
Birth[1] est. 1775 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 8 April 1800 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Lockridge
Death[1] bef. January 1848 Augusta County, Virginia

Thomas Gwin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Note Thomas Gwin has been mis-placed as a son of Robert Gwinn by some researchers, including a listing in the Cleek Book, which has apparently continued this mis-placement.

Will Abstract

Will: 3 Dec 1847, Augusta Co, Virginia. Abstract (I have a copy of the original)
I, Thomas Guin of Augusta Co, VA...
- livestock, farming utensils, household & kitchen furniture to my beloved wife
- debts to be paid
- $150 to be given to the sons of Joseph Guin my oldest son
- $150 to the sons of Samuel Guin
- $150 to the sons of David Guin
- $150 to the sons of William Guin
- $150 to Polly's my daughters sons
- $150 to Sally my daughters sons
- $150 to Elizabeth my daughters sons
- $150 to Armenius my son
- I direct the legacies to be laid out in land to be used by my sons and daughters during their lifetimes
- $100 to Margaret Jane Guin the daughter of Margaret Guin deceased, now living with me; this legacy to be laid out in land also
- after legacies are paid, the remainder of the estate remains the property of my wife
- executors are Charles A. Dunlap and my son David Guin; I direct them to sell my land
(Signed) Thomas Guinn.
Wiitnesses: John Gone, Cyrus A. McCutchen, Thomas A. Clayton
Will of Thomas Gwin proved in January 1848 court term in Augusta co. Proved by oathes of John Gone and Thomas A. Clayton.


Thomas Gwin is mentioned in The History of the Gwin Family, by Jesse Blaine Gwin (1961). However, there is no documentary evidence of a son of Robert Gwin Sr. named Thomas. Researchers should treat this with caution.

--I am pretty sure Cleek is wrong and Robert & Jean never had a son named Thomas. Thomas who married Betsy Lockridge appears to be the son of Joseph Gwin & Mary Jane Kincaid, based on land records and wills (details in Joseph's descendants' entries). It also appears that Thomas lived and died in Augusta co and I have seen no evidence that he ever went to KY, although several of his children appear to have moved west to Wood Co VA (now WV). Or else Robert & Jean had a son Thomas who went to KY, but he's not the one who md. Betsy Lockridge and I've found no marriage in Augusta for him. [1]

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    15. Thomas GWIN (Joseph3, Robert2, (Male)1) was born from 1765 to 1777 in Augusta Co, Virginia 8 and died from Dec 1847 to Jan 1848 in Augusta Co, Virginia at age 81.

    Notes: Married April 8, 1800 Elizabeth Lockridge dau. of Samuel & Elizabeth Lockridge, migrated to KY. [Cleek p.96]
    -- note that Cleek was talking about Thomas who was supposedly a s/o Robert & Jean (Kincaid) Gwin. Thomas should've married before 1795 when Joseph was born, so I'm not sure what to make of this marriage, which isn't recorded in the usual places in Augusta co as far as I know.