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Biography: Christopher C. Gewin born July 28, 1810

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(1810 – 1891)

Lawrence County, Alabama


Christopher C. Gewin son of Thomas Gewin III and Charity Cox was born July 28, 1810 in Anson County, North Carolina. On July 18, 1810, he came to Madison County with his father. He was a deputy of Mr. Valiant, sheriff of Moulton prior to 1840 and subsequently was elected sheriff in 1840 after forming an extensive acquaintance with the people. In 1844, he was elected to the House of Representatives and became the 3rd Probate Judge of Lawrence County, Alabama.


Though he had little education, “he had a strong, clear, natural mind and energetic character. He was decided in his opinions and movements, and had warm friends and bitter enemies.”

In the 1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave census, C. C. Gewin is listed with 13 slaves. He was listed as Assistant Marshall of the Southern Division in the Slave census of June 2, 1860, and had 10 slaves. In 1857 he was appointed the Probate Judge of Lawrence County, Alabama to fill out the unexpired term of Hon. Crockett McDonald who died in June of that year. In 1882 he was united with the Christian Church in Madison County and became an Elder.

Christopher Gewin was married twice; first on May 6, 1834, in Moulton, Alabama to Indiana Pinkson a daughter of Wiliam Boyd. After her death, he married a second time to her half-sister, Artemesia Boyd on November 28, 1848.

In later years, he moved to Madison County, Alabama. He died at his residence at Madison Station October 7, 1891, at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 9 days.




This biography is included in the E-Book First Families of Lawrence County, Alabama Volume I


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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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One comment

  1. “Christopher C. Gewin son of Thomas Gewin III and Charity Cox was born July 28, 1810 in Anson County, North Carolina. On July 18, 1810, he came to Madison County with his father. ” ( first two lines of above story)

    O.K. please explain to me how he came to Madison County with his father 10 days before he was born in Anson County North Carolina? I think I am slightly confused.

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