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Letter to Richard Gwyn from his sister

Letter to Richard Gwyn from his sister
November 19th 1891, Dear brother Richard, Your kind letter received some weeks since I would have replied soon but have had Rheumatism in my right arm & could not write Relative to my interest in that estate I do not know what to tell you as I know so little about it I would suggest that you should say what you think it would be worth. Just anything you & bro Hugh will decide on let me know I will be satisfied If it can be subject to my individual order & would prepare Tho if not do not trouble about it Mr. Tate has been talking of going over there but I do think he ever will go I was very sorry about the one hundred dollars not being applied as you requested but it was taken out of my hands & I have never seen one cent since & I do know that I ever will get any of it I hope you & family are well I expect you are through with the tobacco we this the have had some real cold winter weather here I have the two oldest boys with us of our poor little Rosas Mr Wren has the other three with him He lives with his sister Mrs Hefferman rents his own house for 5.00 dollars pr year & gives Mrs H 6.50 to board himself & children But those two (Bever & Will) do not fancy Lynchburg as much as the country they say Tho they will go home before Xmas I expect it is too cold for them here I have not seen or heard from bro John for a week Rush was very sick last week but I hope is improving or we would have heard Mary Gwyn has just returned from a trip to New York Washington & the big cities north I think she is much pleased from accounts I heard that sis Jinnie was sick too I am sorry I was in hopes her trip to the springs would restore her health permanently Sis Mary writes me right often such good long newsy letters too you please write some times & tell me something about your family little ones & accept heap of love all of you Your loving sister (P.S.) How are Martin & Will getting on Tell them to write me & come over It is not worthwhile to ask you as you are so busy & have so much to keep you there all the time
-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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