Release of Interest on land purchased by Richard Gwyn

Release of Interest on land purchased by Richard Gwyn
This instrument witnesseth, that, whereas by order of the Superior Court of Surry County North Carolina, certain Real Estate of Hugh Gwyn Deceased was sold at public auction, and whereas R. L. Gwyn became the last and highest bidder for a poetion of the land belonging to the Estate, and whereas the said R. L. Gwyn has had considerable trouble and expense with the Estate in the way of Taxes, Surveying & plotting lands, and various other expenses, and whereas the notes executed by R. L. Gwyn for the defined payments on his purchase are bearing interest: - Now therefore in consideration of the premises, and the further consideration of One Dollar - we, John M. Gwyn, M. D. Gwyn, Hugh Gwyn, S. F. Harper & wife Mary, Jas. D. Tate Agt., W. B. Graham & wife Jennie, M. D. Moore & wife Myrtle, Annie Speer & Jno J. Speer, do hereby agree to release R. L. Gwyn from payment of interest on purchase money notes, and do hereby direct H. C. Brown Coms. not to collect Interest on said notes. Given under our hands & seals October 25th 1897. J. M. Gwyn (seal), Hugh Gwyn (seal), W. B. Graham (seal), Jennie Graham (seal), Jno. J. Speer (seal), M. D. Gwyn (seal), S. F. Harper (seal), Mary G. Harper (seal), (seal), (seal), (seal), (the above was hand written on lined paper
-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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Release of Interest on land purchased by Richard Gwyn