Name: Mordecai GWIN
Change Date: 10 DEC 2000
ALIA: Gwinn, /Gwynne/
Birth: 1736 in Ireland or Wales
Change Date: 10 NOV 1996
Death: FEB 1784 in ,, NC
Note: Will probated 1786 in Hillsboro, NC.
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Origin of the name "Guinn"
The name Guinn goes back to Wales to the Gwydir Castle. The names of
Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynne, Guin, Guinn, Wynn, Wynne are all
derivitates of the original name of Gwynedd. The earliest known "Gwin"
who came to America was Capt. Owin Gwynn, Esq. son of Sir John Wynn of
the Wynn family of the Gwydir Castle, Wales in 1611. His son Col. Hugh
Gwynne was the first to permanently settle in the US. (Owin returned
to Gwydir Castle when his father died to succeed to the baronetcy.)
Source: "History of the Gwin Family", by Jesse Blaine Gwin, Fairfax,
Margaret Gwin who married a Hudson? This Margaret would be the
daughter of Mordecai & Elizabeth Gwin* and the sister to Rev. James,
John, Edward, William and Alexander.
* Not included as there are too many Elizabeth......?
The above John Gwin b. 15 Dec., 1764.
in SC ?
IGI shows married in SC, but could have been NC, and if so, the
marriage probably took place in the Granville/Orange County area.
Children: John b ca 1753
Alexander b ca 1755
James b ca 1757
Margaret b ca 1759
Jane b ca 1761
- Margaret GWIN b: 28 MAR 1760 in Orange Co.,, NC
- Rev. James A. GWIN b: 1768 in Orange Co.,, NC
- Jane GWIN b: 16 FEB 1762 in Orange Co.,, NC