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Re: James Gladwin-Illinois/Iowa, 1853
Posted by: Robert Gladwin Date: December 11, 1999 at 06:29:17
In Reply to: James Gladwin-Illinois/Iowa, 1853 by Nancy of 160

Our information is that all the Gladwins in the United States are descended from 2 brothers that came here to Connecticut. There is still a Gladwin family in Connecticut. My wife spoke to a family member some time ago through her place of employment and the lady gave this little tidbit of information. There is also a Gladwin, Michigan which was named after one of our relations, Major Harry Gladwin. He fought the Indian chief Pontiac and the town was named to honor him. They have a festival every August and have invited us to attend whenever we can. We found this out through their Chamber of Commerce. There is also a Gladwyn, Pennsylvania, although we have not been able to find out much information about why the town was named this. According to a geneologist, "Gladwyn" was the original way to spell our surname and is actually Welsh. We recently discovered a cousin in England named Brian McQuinn. He is a Gladwin through the maternal side of the family and visited my family in the 1950's. It is our intention to visit him in England next September to try to trace more family information he may have.

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