Letter from Jennie Graham to her brother Richard

Letter from Jennie Graham to her brother Richard
Max Meadows, Virginia, January 15th, 1903, Dear bro Richard: No doubt you think I have been a long time writing to you, and thanking you for your kindness. I will enclose you the envelope containing the check, so you can see when it was mailed. I received it yesterday and your letter today. I am sorry about it but hope it will be all right with you. Mary has been right sick since Xmas. She has had something like diptheria and does not improve very fast. Zeb has had cold & Mr. G rhumatism but they are both better now. We have had a very pleasant winter, not any deep snow yet. Nellie and her baby have just returned from Marion, where they spent the holidays. We haven't heard from Reich (? Balley or Talley?) in the last few weeks. All were well when we last heard. Jim Tate will soon move in his house, he has had built at Chilhowie; it is said to be very fine. Tell Imogene, cousin Jacob ?McGarrck? is very ill, his friends seem to be uneasy about him. I wish you could come over to see us. We all would be very glad to see you. We will credit your notes as you requested. Love to you all, Your Affectionate Sister, Jennie G.

-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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