Our progenitor Richard Lawrence Gwinn, Sr. was born in 1833 in Newton County, Georgia. He was the son of Minor Gwinn and Mary Ann Scott Melton. Richard Lawrence died on December 1, 1898, at the age of 65.

Richard Lawrence married Elizabeth Agnes Burns in 1858 in Americus, Georgia. Elizabeth Agnes was born in Macon, Georgia on November 8, 1836. She was the daughter of Lawrence Burns. Elizabeth Agnes Burns reached 61 years of age and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1898.

Richard Lawrence Gwinn Sr. and Elizabeth Agnes Burns had five children:

Mary Cornelia Gwinn was born in Americus on January 6, 1865. She died in Baltimore, MD, on March 12, 1925, at the age of 60.

Richard Lawrence Gwinn, Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland May 30, 1867. He died in the Mt. Washington section of Baltimore, Maryland on June 30, 1932, at the age of 65.

Elizabeth Rose Gwinn, known as Bessie, was born on November 30, 1871. She died May 2, 1939.

John Chesley Gwinn was born in 1873. He died in 1873. His death was caused by a nurse who by mistake gave him Croton oil instead of “sweet oil.” At the time Chesley’s mother, Elizabeth Agnes Burns Gwinn was caring for his father who was very ill with typhoid fever.

Thomas Ross Gwinn was born in Washington, D.C. on September 1, 1883. He died in Washington in 1962 at the age of 78.

Richard Lawrence Gwinn, Jr.’s first marriage was to Mary Agnes Roche, known as Mamie.

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At the age of 33, Richard Lawrence Gwinn, Jr. married Mary Agnes Roche on June 2, 1900. She was the daughter of Michael Roche, Sr. and Emily Ambrosia Irvin. Mary Agnes was born on November 1, 1861 and she died giving birth to their only child Mary Agnes Gwinn (Bowe). Mamie reached 39 years of age when she died in Baltimore, Maryland on March 13, 1901.

Richard Gwinn, Jr.’s mother, Elizabeth Burns Gwinn stepped in to help care for the motherless infant Mary Gwinn (Bowe), who always referred to her as “Mama.”

Mary Agnes Roche Gwinn (1861-1901)————–→

At the age of 40, Richard Lawrence Gwinn Jr. married  Elizabeth Josephine Tack on Tuesday, October 29, 1907, in New York, NY, when she was 35 years old.

She was the daughter of Theodore Edward Tack and Mary Agnes Cosgrave.  Elizabeth Josephine reached 74 years of age and died in Mt. Washington, MD, on November 7, 1946.

They had three daughters: Betty, Martha and Nancy.

Elizabeth Cosgrave Gwinn, known as Betty, was born in New York on September 4, 1908. She died in Baltimore, MD, on February 21, 1966, at the age of 57.

Martha Burns Gwinn was born in Baltimore, MD, on January 24, 1910. She died in Chicago, IL, on February 23, 1987, at the age of 77.

Nancy Anne Chesley Gwinn was born in Baltimore on August 26, 1911. She died in Chambry, France, 73, on November 8, 1991, at the age of 80.