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Elizabeth Gwin

Birthplace: North Atlantic Ocean (aboard ship)
Death: Died in Cumming's Gap, Sumner County, North Carolina (Present Tennessee), United States
Place of Burial: Cumming's Gap, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Mordecai Gwin
Mother of Captain William Gwin; Colonel Edward Gwin; Sarah Howell; Mary Gwin; Margaret Hudson (Gwin) and 5 others

Managed by: Ben M. Angel
Last Updated:

About Elizabeth Gwin

Information from Lloyd D. Ellis:


ID: I955

  • Name: Elizabeth GWIN
  • RFN: 955
  • Change Date: 15 AUG 2000
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: Note: Maiden name unknown.
  • Marriage 1 Mordecai GWIN b: 1736 in Ireland or Wales
    • Married: 1752 in SC ?
    • Note: IGI shows married in SC, but could have been NC, and if so, the marriage probably took place in the Granville/Orange County area.


  • 1. John b ca 1753
  • 2. Alexander b ca 1755
  • 3. James b ca 1757
  • 4. Margaret b ca 1759
  • 5. Jane b ca 1761


  • 1. Margaret GWIN b: 28 MAR 1760 in Orange Co.,, NC
  • 2. Rev. James A. GWIN b: 1768 in Orange Co.,, NC
  • 3. Jane GWIN b: 16 FEB 1762 in Orange Co.,, NC


On the birth and death location:


In a paper written by a grandson he states that his grandfather Mordecai died before he was born, so he did not know him, but his grandmother Elizabeth Gwin lived with them at Hamilton Station in TN were he was born. Elizabeth (he forgot her last name) was born on shipboard.


On the location of Hamilton's Station:


During the year (1788) Capt. John CARR and others built a fort on top of the ridge in the western portion of Sumner County. It was called the Ridge, or Hamilton's Station. This was located six miles north of Shackle Island and near what is now known as Cummings' Gap.

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Elizabeth Gwin's Timeline

North Atlantic Ocean (aboard ship)
Age 21
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
Age 24
Orange County, Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
Age 27
Province of South Carolina
Age 28
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
March 28, 1760
Age 35
Orange County (Present Alamance County), Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
February 16, 1762
Age 37
Orange County (Present Alamance County), Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
February 15, 1764
Age 39
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
January 16, 1769
Age 44
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
Age 45
Orange County, Province of North Carolina