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Letter from W.B. Graham to Richard Gwyn

Letter from W.B. Graham to Richard Gwyn
Max Meadow, Virginia, April 25th, 1901, Dear Richard: Yours received. From what I can learn about the land. I think you would do well to sell the land at the price you speak of (6000.). You have been trying to sell a long time and if you now have a fair offer I would let it go. We are well as usual. The weather is unusually cold & backward. Farmers are being thrown very much behind. I have never known a Spring as backward. A few daysago we had the biggest kind of a freshet followed by snow. All the streams were higher than known for years. New River was higher than since'78 (the highest ever known) and immense damage done rail road bridges & farms along these streams. Can't you get over to see us or have you abandoned , for good. that idea? Yours as ever, W. B. Graham
-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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