GWINN / GWIN
From the Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Vol. II, starting at page 1105, we found the following information concerning the following GWIN / GWINN:
GWIN, William M., a Democratic politician, born in Sumner county, Tennessee, in 1805. He was elected to the Senate of the United States for California in 1850, and was re-elected in 1857. He acted with the pro-slavery party.
GWINN, William, an American naval officer, born at Columbus, Indiana, in 1831. He became a lieutenant in 1856, and commanded a gunboat tat the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, February and April, 1862. He was killed in the attack on Haines' Bluff, near Vicksburg, in January, 1863.
GWINNE, (GWIN) Matthew, an English physician, born in London about 1554, was appointed in 1582 regent of Saint John's College, Oxford, and in 1596 first professor of medicine in Gresham College. he was also a Fellow of the College of Physicians. Died in 1627. See WARD's "Lives of the Gresham Professors."
GWIN-NETT', Button, born in England about 1732, emigrated to Georgia about 1772. In 1776 he was elected to Congress, in which he signed the Declaration of Independence. He became president of the provincial council of Georgia in 1777, and was killed in a duel by General McIntosh in May of that year. See GOODRICH's "Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence."
GWYNN or GWYNNE, gin, Eleanor, an English actress and celebrated beauty, was born in London about 1650. After she had achieved success as an actress, she became a mistress of Charles II. Died about 1690. See P. Cunningham, "The Story of Nell Gwynn," 1852; E. H. D. Adams, "Famous Beauties and Historic Women," Vol. i., London, 1865.
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