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Letters to Richard Gwyn from his family

Letters to Richard Gwyn from his family
(3 different letters are on the same paper), the paper had a seal pressed on it - it may be a house with trees, October the 10 1887, Dear Richard, We were verry glad to hear from you all and that you were all well as that is the greatest blessing that can bestowed upon us, we are anxiuos for the grave of your Pa to to be fixed up and as well satisfied with the verse you spoke of as anny we can select infact if his works do follow him it will be as good as apropeat as anny thing we could have fixed, we are all getting along very well all well accept my self I have improved verry slowly thus far if I get anny better I want to go to the Grayhams (Grahams) in a few weeks or as soon as I can Milly and myself wants to go before the weather gets to cold I want to see you all and whin we get to the Grayhams I will wite to again and you must come and see me and it may be that I will go home with you I am treated as well here as I could be anny where as they all are verry kind to me but my home apeas to be the place for me now I will stop by giving my best love to you all. Your mother, I had like to forgotten to till you I had two Dr to see me when I was sick Dr Dunn come to see me several times and never felt my pulse or looked at my tongue he got his leg broken I was so sick we got Dr T Hubble he helped me directly they then made out their bills we paid them both off Dr Dunn charged and sent a letter yesterday said he had made a mistake of two dollars more that I had and that was all I did have I will pay him that I will have to get Milly to pay my expenses to Jennys. My dear brother, As mother nearly filled this sheet I will only add a few lines & say the verse that you have selected are the most appropriate that I can think of I hope you can get the stone as you expect this fall I will love to think my dear good Fathers grave is marked as it is away off there so lonely I fear I cannot keep my dear old Mother here this winter she seems to want to be at her home but oh I will be so lonely when she is away I hope to be able to keep her till Spring Then I will go over with her & she can fix up to live contented by another winter She would have to have company at night as well as day time She seems feeble yet & does not improve much as I would like to see her. I think she & I will try to go up to Mr Granhams in two weeks Will write you from there what she wants to do I hope to see you soon Come over & bring sis Tishie & children with you We would be so glad to see you all Write soon & accept much love from us all, Very affectionately, Your Sister A
-Hugh Gwyn, born 1804, died 1885, wife - Rosamond Dickerson
-Moved to Mount Airy in 1850
-Home was on the Piper's Gap Road four miles from Mount Airy
-Home was called Idle Wilde
-Hugh and Rosamond had ten children
-One of Hugh's sons was Richard Littleton Gwyn
-Richard Littleton Gwyn was the only child that stayed in Mount Airy
-Richard married Letitia Hollingsworth Gwyn and stayed at Idle Wilde
-Richard and Letitia had eight children
- Imogene (Genie) Gwyn (single),
-Joseph (Joe) Hollingsworth Gwyn who married Blanche Holt, as a young man he operated Gwyn Drug store and ran the nearby White Sulphur Springs Hotel, he died in 1975 at the age of 93,
-Annie Gwyn who married Thomas D. Gilliam and they had three children Nancy Gilliam, Betsy Gilliam and Thomas D. Gilliam Jr.,
-Hugh Gwyn,
-Letitia Gwyn who married William Simpson,
-Richard Reginald Gwyn,
-May Gwyn who married William Ashby,
-Elma Gwyn who married Robert E. Ashby and they had two children
-Next Idle Wilde's ownership fell to Richard Reginald Gwyn and Robert and Emma Gwyn Ashby and Genie Gwyn
-In the 1970's the house stood empty for the first time in 120 years
-It later burned

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