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Letter to Richard Gwyn from his brother H(ugh) Gwyn

Letter to Richard Gwyn from his brother H(ugh) Gwyn in Chatham Hill Virginia
Chatham Hill, Virginia, April 28, 1899, Dear Bro R., Yours received in reply will say. Jno and I both think had better sell the Virginia land if you can get the price you name. Hope the other heirs will agree to it. Was glad to hear from you all. We are all well. No news. We have just got rid of the biggest snow we have had for the season. I had just turned out all my cattle a few days before it came and was nearly out of feed so it took scraping to feed them till it went off but they are al O.K. now plenty of grass &c. Come over to see us this summer bring Justin and children. Love to all, your bro, H. Gwyn,
-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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