Sarah Gwin

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Gwin was born in 1753, in Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Mordecai Gwin, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Hope Taylor, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with John Howell. She died on 3 March 1792, in Smyrna, Carroll, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Smyrna, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Howell
Sarah Gwin
Elizabeth Howell
about 1772–1807
Nancy Howell
Margaret "Peggy" Howell
William Howell
Gwin Howell
Sarah Ann Howell

Sources (5)

  • Sarah Gwin Howell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • MENTIONED IN the will of John Howell "Rutherford County Record Book Abstracts" entry #155

World Events (5)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from gwyn ‘fair, white’, also sometimes ‘white-headed; favorite’. This word was widely used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. It may also be a nickname for a person with fair hair or a noticeably pale complexion. See also Winn .

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

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