William H Gwinn

Saline, Missouri, USA

The Life of William H

William H Gwinn was born in 1855 as the son of Algernon Sidney Gwinn. He lived in Clayton Ville, Brown, Kansas Territory, United States in 1860.

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Algernon Sidney Gwinn
William H Gwinn
John J Gwinn
Sarah V Gwinn

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World Events (3)

1855 · Free State Party

Age 0

The Free State Party was formed at the Free-states meeting in Big Springs on September 5, 1855. This group of settlers favored individual liberty and the admission of Kansas to be a state without slavery.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Welsh Gwynn .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Wm H Guinn in household of Sidny Guinn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Gwinn, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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