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Letter and envelope to Richard Gwyn from his sister Ginnie

Letter and envelop to Richard Gwyn from his sister Ginnie postmarked Max Meadows Virginia
Mr. R. L. Gwyn, Mt. Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, postmarked - Max Meadows, Virginia, August 30, 1898, 7:00 p.m., 2 cent stamp, letter -Max Meadows, August 20th 1898, Dear bro Richard: I ought to have written you sooner and thanked you for your kindness. The letter and the money came all right and I will enclose your note in this to you. The children and I did not need it before Nov - but if it suited you as well to send it now we are very thankful fir it. When Mary saw the money she said if she could ever sell any of her paintings she would give it back to Uncle Richard. I am so glad to have such good children. Zeb says so often that he is coming over this Fall, and there is more truth in it than when he was a little fellow. Imogene and Joe come now since the weather is cooler? It might improve her health the change of water and climate. Tell her Dr Robinson is at home now, will stay here two or three weeks, he told me Sunday at church. We have just finished up with the wheat have about 1200 bus., some damaged. We have had so much rain this Summer but it has been good on the Fall pastures, every place looks so green. We are expecting some company so I will have to bring this to a close. Let us hear from you all when ever you can write. We all are glad to hear you all are well. Mary and ?Zeb? join me in lots of love to you all. Your Affec. sister, Ginnie, "Waverly" is imprinted on the letter
-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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Letter and envelope to Richard Gwyn from his sister Ginnie

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