b. 1764, d. 1830
b. 1792, d. 1877
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|1231-1808:||Papal Inquisition from before birth until age 44|
|1478-1834:||Torquemada's Spanish Inquisition from before birth until after timeline|
|1760-1820:||Reign of King George III (Hanover) from before birth until age 56|
|1764:||Isham is born to Richard and Sarah (nee Chesley) Gwin, probably near Jamestown.|
|1765:||Steam Engine at
HMS Victory launched at ...
|1770:||Boston Massacre - 5 people killed when British fire on mob at ...||age 6|
|1772-1775:||Antarctica circumnavigated by James Cook from ...||age 8 to 11|
|1772:||Judge Murray decrees that slaves are free on landing in England at...||age 8|
|1773:||Boston Tea Party at ...||...age 9|
|1774:||1st Continental Congress meets at ...||age 10||.|
|1775-1782:||British war in India from ...||...age 11 to 18|
|1775-1783:||American Revolutionary War against the British from ...||...age 11 to 19|
|1776:||Declaration of Independence at ...||...age 12|
|1778:||.France joins war against
Britain at ...
.Congress forbids import of slaves into America at...
|1780:||Benjamin Franklin discovers lightning is electricity at ...||age 16|
|1781:||Uranus discovered at ...||age 17|
|1783:||1st working hot air balloon at ...||age 19|
|1784:||Thomas Jefferson's proposal to ban slavery defeated at ...||age 20|
|1786:||.First attempts at indoor
gas (UK, Germany) at ...
.The Dollar is adopted at ...
|1787:||Isham marries Mary Canterbury at age 23|
|1787:||Elizabeth Gwin is born to Isham and Mary at age 23|
|1787:||.Delaware enters the union -
1st at ...
.Constitution is approved by the constitutional congress at ...
.Pennsylvania enters the union - 2nd at ...
.New Jersey enters the union - 3rd at ...
|1788:||.Georgia enters the union - 4th
.Connecticut enters the union - 5th at...
.Massachusetts enters the union - 6th at...
.Maryland enters the union - 7th at...
.South Carolina enters the union - 8th at...
.New Hampshire enters the union - 9th at...
.Virginia enters the union - 10th at ...
.New York enters the union - 11th at...
.Constitution goes into effect at...
|1789:||Polly Gwin is born to Isham and Mary at age 25|
|1789-1796:||George Washington 1st President from ...||...age 25 to 32|
|1789:||.US Army Established at ...
.North Carolina enters the union - 12th at...
William Gwin is born in VA...
|...or western NC (now TN) to Isham and Mary at age 26|
|1790:||.1st official US census at ...
.Coast Guard Established at ...
.Rhode Island enters the union - 13th at ...
|1791:||.Federal Bill of rights adopted
.Vermont enters the union -14th at ...
|1792:||.Kentucky enters the union -
15th at ...
.Denmark 1st to forbid trade in slaves at ...
|Nov 1792:||age 28; John Gwin is born to Isham and Mary in NC (in what becomes East TN four years later)|
|1792-1815:||Napoleonic war from ...||...age 28 to 51|
|1793:||.Eli Whitney invents Cotton Gin
need for slaves) at
.Marie Antoinette beheaded at
|1794:||.US Post Office Established
.US Navy Established at
.Slavery abolished in French colonies at
|1795||Virginia Jane Gwin is born to Isham and Mary in TN|
|1796:||.France's presses get right of
.Vaccination against Smallpox at
|age 32; Tennesee enters the union - 16th|
|1796-1800||John Adams is 2nd president of US from||age 32 to 36|
|1797||Isham Gwin II is born to Isham and Mary in TN|
|1798:||.US Marine Corps Established
.Mississippi organized as a territory at
|1798-1800:||Undeclared war with France from||age 34 to 36|
|1799:||Rosetta Stone found at||age 35|
|1800-1809:||Thomas Jefferson is president of US from||age 36 to 45|
|1800:||.US capital moves from
.Russia annexes Georgia (the country, not the state)
1st Battery (Volta) at
|1802:||Babylonian cuniform deciphered at||age 38|
|1803:||.Fulton propels vessel by
.Ohio enters the union - 17th
.Louisiana Territory Purchased at
|1804-1806:||Lewis and Clark Expedition from||age 40 to 42|
|1804:||Haiti independent - 1st black country in West. Hemis. at...||...age 40|
|1805:||.Morphine isolated at
.Thomas Jefferson re-elected president of US at
|age 41; Nancy Gwin is born to Isham and Mary in TN|
|1806||At age 41, Sarah Gwin is born to Isham and Mary in TN.|
|1807:||Robert Fulton makes 1st practical steamboat voyage at||.age 43; Isham's
all his neighbors' land grants are surveyed in Crowson's Cove,
.At age 43, Manerva Gwin is born to Isham and Mary in TN.
|1808:||.Pompeii excavation begins in
.Import of new slaves into US is banned at
|age 44; Elizabeth Gwin marries David Denton|
|1809-1816:||James Madison is president of US from||age 45 to 52|
|1809:||Charles Darwin born at||age 45|
|1810:||.US pop. reaches 7.2 million
.Homeopathy founded at age 46
|1812-1814:||War of 1812 from||age 48 to 50|
|8 Apr 1812||At age 48, son John Gwin, 19, marries Jane Walker of Tuckaleechee Cove in Blount Co., TN.|
|1812:||.LA enters union - 18th at
.MO organized as a territory at
|26 Jun 1813||age 49, son William Gwin and daughter-in-law Susanah join Miller's Cove Baptist Church, Blount Co., TN|
|Dec 1814||Wears Cove Church members include: Ijam
Gwin), Richard Shield(s),
Henry Haggard at age 50; this is the
last known record of Isham or his family in Tennessee, establishing the
time of his move to Indiana as 1815 or later.
|1815:||.Sumbawa volcano (Indonesia)
.Battle of Waterloo at
.French outlaw slavery in France at
|7 Oct 1815||At age 51, son William Gwin and daughter-in-law Susanah leave Miller's Cove Baptist Church, Blount Co., TN (believed to move at this time to Dallas Co., AL).||At age 51, son William Gwin
and daughter-in-law Susanah
leave Miller's Cove Baptist Church, Blount Co., TN
move at this time to Dallas Co., AL).
I speculate that John and Jane move to AL with William and Susanah at this time.
|1816:||.Photographic Negative at
.Indiana enters union on 11 Dec 1816 - 19th at
|age 52; Dec of 1816 is the first time Indiana has been accepted as a free state; John and Jane and William and Susanna have already moved to Alabama; Isham must be thinking seriously about the move to Indiana (to keep as many more of his family as possible from making the Alabama plunge?), perhaps as early as the summer of 1817.||at age 52, Mary Gwin,
granddaughter (d/o John
is born in (prob. Shelby?) Co., AL;
|17 Mar 1817||age 53||Isom Gwin, Isham's grandson (s/o John and Jane) is born in (prob. Shelby?) Co., AL territory|
|1817:||.Pentrich Revolution -
England's last revolution
.MS enters union - 20th at
.AL organized as territory at
|1817-1823:||1st Cholera pandemic from||age 53 to 59|
|1817-1824:||James Monroe president of US from||age 53 to 60|
|1817-1825:||Erie Canal constructed from||age 53 to 61|
|1818:||.Savannah is first
cross the Atlantic at
.IL enters union - 21st at
|7 Aug 1819||At age 55, Isham Gwin
and Kinsey Veatch
are presbyters of Providence Baptist Ch. formed this day with 21
in Crawford Co., IN, at home of Robert Sands. This is the first time we see Isham in
Indiana. If I know these guys, establishing a church is one of their
first priorities upon arrival, so I'm betting they struck out from TN
the spring or summer of 1818, wintered in Kentucky (where the two
oldest unmarried daughters likely met the Huston boys), then made the
last leg in spring of 1819. Sure enough, Will Huston goes to Harrison
Co., IN, and marries Sarah, then takes her back to KY with him.
.Alabama enters the union - 22nd at
.Arkansas organized as a territory at
|1820:||Maine enters the union - 23rd at||age 56|
|18 Dec 1820||age 56||William Gwin, Isham's grandson (s/o John and Jane) is born in Dallas Co., AL|
|1820-1830||Reign of King George IV (Hanover) from||age 56 to 66|
|1821||.US pop. reaches 9.2 million
.1st US women's college at
.MO enters union - 24th at
|1821-1829||Greek war of Independence from||age 57 to 65|
|1822||Florida organized as a territory||age 58, and daughter Nancy m.
Name: Nancy Gwin
Spouse: Squire Huston
Date: 27 Oct 1822
Source: Fam. Hist. Lib., Salt Lake City, UT
|1824||.Erie canal finished at
.Internal Combustion Engine at
|1824-1828||John Quincy Adams president of US from||age 60 to 64|
|1826||1st railroad tunnel (England) at||age 62, and||at age 62, Sarah Gwin, Isham's granddaughter (d/o John and Jane) is born in Dallas Co., AL|
|1827||.1st Black newspaper, Freedom's
.Ship's propeller (screw) at
.Ohms Law formulated at
|age 63, and||at age 63, Ann Gwin, Isham's granddaughter (d/o John and Jane) is born in Dallas Co., AL|
|1828||.1st railroad in the US at
.1st Webster's Dictionary at
|age 64, and||at age 64, Martha J. Gwin,
granddaughter (d/o John
is born in Dallas Co., AL;
Chesley R. Gwin, Isham's grandson (s/o John and Jane) is born in Dallas Co., AL
|1828-1836||Andrew Jackson president of US from||age 64 until after Isham's death|
|1829-1851||2nd Cholera pandemic from||age 65 until after Isham's death|
|1829||1st US patent on a typewriter at||age 65|
|1830||Mormons (Latter Day Saints) founded at||age 66; Isham dies and is bd. somewhere in Orange Co., IN||and at age 66, Louisa A. Gwin, Isham's granddaughter (d/o John and Jane) is born in Dallas Co., AL;|
|1830-1837||Reign of King William IV (Hanover) from||age 66 until after Isham's death|
|1830-1860||Underground railroad leads 100,000 slaves to freedom in US from||age 66 until after Isham's death|
the family of
m. Jane Walker
this column are
|1832||Horse-drawn trolleys in NY at...||...age 40|
.Slavery abolished in British Empire (home and colonies) at...
|1834||Modern computer conceived by Charles Babbage at...||...age 42|
|1835||Halley's Comet at...||...age 43|
|1836||.Battle of the Alamo at...
.AR enters union - 25th at...
.TX war for independence from Mexico at...
|1837||...age 45||Isom Gwin is m. to Mary Burdine Wilson (b. 9 Nov 1816; d. 12 Jan 1877) d/o Nathaniel Burdine Wilson, at...|
|1838-1846||...age 46-54||Mary Gwin is m1. to Drury Hampton Roark (b. 1812; d. 1846)|
17 Jul 1871
|...age 46-78||Lifetime of Isom's and Mary's daughter, first grandchild Mary Jane Gwin, from...|
|1839-1863||...age 47-71||Lifetime of Mary's and Drury's son, second grandchild Walter Roark, from...|
|18 Mar 1841||...age 49||Sarah Gwin m. Louis Lavalette Basset|
|11 May 1842||...age 50||William Gwin m. RoseAnn Carlisle Jones Wilson, d/o Nathaniel Burdine Wilson, at...|
|19 Jan 1843||...age 51||Ann Gwin m. Joseph Lavalette Basset at...|
15 Sep 1923
|...age 51 to after death of John||Lifetime of Isom's and Mary's daughter, third grandchild Martha Roseann "Mattie" Gwin, from...|
|23 Apr 1843
23 Jan 1882
|...age 51 to after death of John||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's daughter, fourth grandchild Mary Ann Elizabeth Gwin, from...|
|3 Aug 1843||...age 51 to after death of John||Lifetime of Sarah's and Louis' daughter, fifth grandchild Emma Basset, from...|
|1845-1847||...age 53-55||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's daughter, sixth grandchild Martha Jane Gwin, from...|
|1846 - (unk. --d. young)||...age 54-(56?)||Lifetime of Sarah's and Louis' daughter, seventh grandchild Ann Adelia Basset, from...|
|22 Apr 1847||...age 55||Martha Gwin m. Jesse Comelander at...|
11 Sep 1916
|...age 56 to after death of John||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's son, eighth grandchild William Sutton Gwin, from...|
|17 May 1849||... age 57||Louisa A. Gwin m2.
William G. McKnight at...
Mary Gwin m2. Mr. Abel Turner
|ca. 1849||...age 57||Birth of Martha's and Jesse's son, ninth grandchild Jesse Comelander, (Jr?), at...|
|20 Mar 1850||...age 58||Chesley R. Gwin m. Mary Frances "Fannie" Elizabeth Bell at...|
29 Aug 1877
|...age 59 -85||JLifetime of Will's and Roe's son, tenth grandchild John Wesley Gwin, M.D., from...|
|ca. 1852||...age 60||Birth of Chess' and Fannie's son, eleventh grandchild W.J. Gwin, at...|
20 Aug 1927
|...age 60||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's son, twelfth grandchild Rufus King Gwin, from...|
|7 Dec 1853||...age 61||Isom Gwin, 36, dies at...|
4 Oct 1907
|...age 61||Lifetime of Chess' and Fannie's son, thirteenth grandchild John I. (probably Isom) Gwin, at...|
(according to family lore)
|...age 62||Lifetime of Martha's and Jesse's daughter, fourteenth grandchild Henrietta Comelander, from...|
|1 Dec 1855
22 Feb 1871
|...age 63||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's daughter, fifteenth grandchild Lucy Marcella Gwin, from...|
|1 Mar 1856
22 Jun 1857
|...age 63||Lifetime of Chess' and Fannie's daughter, sixteenth grandchild Mary Bell Gwin, at...|
(according to family lore)
|...age 65 to after death of John||Lifetime of Martha's and Jesse's daughter, seventeenth grandchild Lucy A. Comelander, from...|
|ca. 1858||...age 65||Birth of Chess' and Fannie's son, eighteenth grandchild Enoch Gwin, at...|
|25 Sep 1858
21 Dec 1919
|...age 65 to after death of John||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's son, nineteenth grandchild Isham Griffin Gwin, Sr., from...|
|ca. 1861||...age 69||Birth of Martha's and Jesse's son, twentieth grandchild William
T. Comelander, at...
Birth of Chess' and Fannie's daughter, twenty-first grandchild Lula Gwin, at...
7 Oct 1877
|...age 71-85||Lifetime of Will's and Roe's son, twenty-second grandchild Thomas Wilson Gwin, from...|
|ca. 1865||Jane Gwin, ca. 71, dies at age 73.|
|ca. 1866||...age 74||Birth of Chess' and Fannie's son, twenty-third grandchild C. J. Gwin, at...|
|ca. 1867||...age 75||Birth of Martha's and Jesse's son, twenty-fourth grandchild Walter A. Comelander, at...|
|Nov 7 1877||John Gwin dies at age 85.|