Biography of Richard Gwynne
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Gwynne, Richard, a native of Wales, was the first of this family to settle in Orleans county. He came to America about 1834, and settled first at Newark, N. J., and then moved to the town of Carlton, Orleans county, in 1837 and engaged in farming. In 1840 he moved to Brockville, where he remained until his death on October 8, 1884. His widow, aged ninety two, survives him. Mr. Gwynne was a blacksmith by trade and followed that business after coming to Brockville. He married Anna Thomas in Wales, and they were the parents of six children: Thomas and Sarah, who died young, John, Mary, Henry, and Charles F. Mary A. married William A. Roland, and Henry settled at Bay City, Mich. John Gwynne was born in 1828, and is a blacksmith by trade, conducting a shop at Hindsburg since 1854. On August 30, 1862, he enlisted in the 151st N.Y. Volunteers, and served until January 13, 1864, when he was discharged on account of wounds received at Locust Grove. He married Mary A. Longley in 1858, and their children were: Anna B., who married Moses Hart, Elizabeth and Grace, who died young, and Frank A. Charles F. Gwynne was born in Murray, March 13, 1849. He learned the blacksmith trade and followed it for a time, and later was an engineer on the N. Y. L. E. & W. R. R. for ten years. In 1887 he opened a stone quarry be. tween Hulburton and Hindsburg, and has done an extensive business, owning at the present time four quarries. He furnished the stone for the new Armory building at Utica and for De Voe College at Suspension Bridge. He is a Republican, and has held office as highway commissioner and collector. In 1881 Mr. Charles Gwynne married Sarah A. Sathett of Avon, and their children are: Homer R. (deceased), Cora M, born July 25, 1885, and Ella A., born October 1, 1887.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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