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Guide to the Vardaman-Gwinn Collection, RG 349

Date: June 12, 1975


Date Span: 1860-1963

Scope / Content: Genealogies of the Vardaman, Gwin, and Bassett families, compiled by James Bassett Gwin II; handwritten copies (1860-1865) of Civil War-era poems and song lyrics; typescript of letter (1864) from John Forsyth Vardaman to his father; obituaries (1952-1954) of Adrian Vardaman Gwin and Maggie Vardaman Webb; and miscellaneous family memorabilia.

Biographical Sketch: The John Gwin family settled at Cahaba, Alabama, prior to 1820. The Bassett family, from Worthing, Sussex, England, settled at Cahaba in 1847. The Edwy Vardaman family moved to Tallapoosa County, Alabama, from Meriwether County, Georgia, in 1849.


SERIES I: Biography of John Forsythe Vardaman and Julia Flynn Vardaman by James Basset Gwin, Jr.

SERIES 2: Family Records of Gwin Family

SERIES 3: Basset Family History Compiled by James Basset Gwin II SERIES 4: Family Histories and Obituaries SERIES 5: Miscellaneous SERIES 6: Papers of John Forsythe Vardaman, 1835-1906

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