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, December 26th, 1902, Dear Bro: I will try to answer your letter and send the Church deed back to you I will sign and you can witness it My time as Admr has expired long ago but as there is no date about signing suppose deed will be good. We are having the first cold weather we have had this winter. We have had a fine fall and winter so far have not had to feed much yet it was well enough too for our crops were so poor if we had had to feed much we would not have been able to winter much stock. I am not trying to winter as many cattle as I will want in the spring they are very scarce and high. We are all well, so are all the kin No news every thing seems to be dragging along in the same old way. This year (1902) has been the hardest it has ever been since we lived here. All crops failed cattle did not put on much. If it had not been for the high prices we would have lost money as it was I made but mightly little. Hope you made a good crop and getting on well. Did you ever pay interest on Wythe Graham's note he said some thing to me about it some time ago I promised to write you but did not. Now it you have not could you do so at once. I was in hopes I could make you all a visit last fall while Carrie was away or after she came back but always find so much that ought to be done and do so very little that I find it hard to get away. Can't you all come over and see us. Much 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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Letter to Richard Gwyn from his brother H(ugh) Gwyn