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Gwynn, James Edward

Male 1919 - 1980  (60 years)


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  • Name Gwynn, James Edward 
    Born 22 Nov 1919  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 25464 
    Died 16 Nov 1980  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24979  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Gwynn, Reverend Harvey,   b. 16 Nov 1897, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1975, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F21316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1919 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1980 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Edward Gwynn (1919-1980)

      Caswell County Sheriff's Office

      Caswell County Sheriff's Office 1966

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      First Photograph:

      Yanceyville, N.C. -- Bobby Poteat took the oath of office Monday as Caswell County's new sheriff and announced the appointment of five deputies. The new deputies are Sam Hamlett, Teddy Willis, Harold Meeler, Ed Gwynn, and Lewis Satterfield. All but Hamlett have served as deputies in the past. Both Willis and Gwynn already were deputies when Poteat took over. Poteat, a deputy himself for over seven years until he resigned early this year to run for office, defeated incumbent Frank Daniel in the May Democratic primary.

      Although never before a deputy, Hamlett is not without prior law enforcement experience. He has been constable in Pelham Township for the past 10 years.

      Willis has been with the sheriff's department on a parttime basis for the past three years. He became a fulltime deputy a year ago. He also has served as the Milton town officer.

      Gwynn, the first Negro to serve as a deputy sheriff in Caswell County in this century, was appointed by Daniel two years ago to work on a parttime basis. Under Poteat he will become a fulltime deputy.

      Meeler, from Leasburg, served as a deputy for about one month last year. He has been farming since.

      Satterfield, whose primary responsibility will be jailor and dispatcher, served under Daniel in this capacity until about two years ago when he was released following a disagreement.

      Source: Danville Register & Bee (Danville, Virginia), 5 December 1966.

      Second Photograph:

      Heading: Caswell County's New Sheriff's Department

      Text: Shown above are the members of the County's new Sheriff's Department. Seated, is Sheriff Bobby Poteat of Providence. Standing, left to right, Louis Satterfield of Yanceyville, Linwood H. (Sam) Hamlett of Pelham, Harold C. Meeler of Leasburg, Teddy Willis of Milton and J. Edd Gwynn of the Jones Community. The new sheriff and his deputies took office on December 5.

      Source: The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 5 December 1966.
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      North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
      Name: James Edwood [Edward] Gwynn
      Gender: Male
      Race: Colored (Black)
      Event Type: birth
      Birth Date: 22 Nov 1919
      Birth County: Catawba [Locust Hill Township, Caswell County, North Carolina]
      Parent1 Name: Harvy Gwynn
      Parent2 Name: Bessie Florence Gwynn
      Roll Number: NCVR_B_C021_68003
      Volume: 2
      Page: 935

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: James E Gwynn
      Age: 0 [3/12]
      Birth Year: abt 1920 [1919]
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1920: Locust Hill, Caswell, North Carolina
      Race: Black
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: Harvey Gwynn
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's name: Bessie Gwynn
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Able to Read: No
      Able to Write: No
      Household Members: Name Age
      Harvey Gwynn 22
      Bessie Gwynn 21
      James E Gwynn 0 [3/12]

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: J Edward Gwynn
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1920
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: Negro (Black)
      Home in 1930: Locust Hill, Caswell, North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Harvey Gwynn
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's name: Bessie F Gwynn
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Harvey Gwynn 32
      Bessie F Gwynn 31
      J Edward Gwynn 10
      H Zelma Gwynn 8
      Agnes Gwynn 7
      W Florence Gwynn 5
      Mary E Gwynn 3
      Clare E Gwynn 0 [6/12]

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: James E Gwynn
      Age: 20
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1920
      Gender: Male
      Race: Negro (Black)
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Home in 1940: Locust Hill, Caswell, North Carolina
      Street: White House Road
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Locust Hill, Caswell, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Sheet Number: 7A
      Occupation: Laborer
      Attended School or College: No
      Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
      Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 30
      Class of Worker: Unpaid family worker
      Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
      Income: 0
      Income Other Sources: No
      Household Members: Name Age
      Harney Gwynn 42
      Bessy Gwynn 41
      James E Gwynn 20
      Zdma Gwynn 19
      Agnes Gwynn 17
      Florence Gwynn 15
      Mary E Gwynn 14
      Fannie D Gwynn 10
      Roland Gwynn 6
      Jack Blockwell 28
      Annie Bloskwell 19
      Mary E Bloskwell 3
      Mary E Bloskwell 2

      North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
      Name: James Edward Gwynn
      Gender: Male
      Race: Black
      Marital Status: Married
      Social Security Number: 579142272
      Age: 60
      Date of Birth: 22 Nov 1919
      Birth Location: North Carolina
      Birth State: North Carolina
      Residence County: Caswell
      Residence State: North Carolina
      Date of Death: 16 Nov 1980
      Death State: Virginia
      Institution: General Hospital
      Attendant: Physician
      Burial Location: Burial out of state
      Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82