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Letter to Richard Gwyn from his sister Ginnie Graham

Letter to Richard Gwyn from his sister Ginnie Graham
Dear bro Richard: Joe has shown me the papers which you want me to sign. I am willing to help you. My interest in the home place you told me was worth $2000 and I told you I would be perfectly satisfied with $1800 and have your note for this amount dated 8 of March 1899. I would rather not sign the papers you sent me as it would show that I had been paid up in full. I propose to do this for my interest in the N. C. land if you will pay me for it I will surrender all right to the N. C. land and the Virginia land also. I wish it could all be settled up as it has been running on so long. I know it worries you I think it has been about 17 years since poor Papa's death and I expect it has been on your mind ever since. Joe says you do not owe muchnow. I am so glad to hear you are getting out of debt and will come out all right. Do try to take all the care you can of yourself. Your Affec. sister, Gennie Graham, enveloped is addressed to Mr. R. L. Gwyn At Home
-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 to Richard Gwyn from his sister Ginnie Graham

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Frances Randleman