James Hardy O'Gwynn

7 April 1847–5 June 1904 (Age 57)
Monroe, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Hardy

When James Hardy O'Gwynn was born on 7 April 1847, in Monroe, Alabama, United States, his father, John O'Gwynn, was 32 and his mother, Susannah Broughton, was 32. He married Martha Ann Bell on 27 January 1869, in Monroe, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Monroeton, Monroe, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Election Precinct 10 Pineville, Monroe, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 5 June 1904, at the age of 57, and was buried in Wayne, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hardy O'Gwynn
Martha Ann Bell
Marriage: 27 January 1869
Lucy Bell O'Gwynn
John Wallace O'Gwynn
Mary Montez O'Gwynn
Minnie Inez O'Gwynn
Edward Thomas O'Gwynn
Kitsy Rebecca O'Gwynn
Holden O'Gwynn
Imogene O'Gwynn

Spouse and Children

27 January 1869
Monroe, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 2

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 14

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from gwyn ‘light’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. 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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Sources (3)

  • Hardy Oguynn in household of John Oguynn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hardy Oguynn in household of John Oguynn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hardy Oquinn, "United States Census, 1900"

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