O'Guins, O'Gwins, O'Gwynns and O'Quins in Early America

Henry Allen O'Guin

Male 1864 - 1938  (74 years)


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  • Name Henry Allen O'Guin  [1, 2
    Born 29 Jul 1864  Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Uncle Henry 
    Residence 1870  Linden PO, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1880  District 169, Prentiss Co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1900  District 4, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  District 2, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1930  Decatur Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 15 Nov 1938  Sugar Tree, Decatur Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 16 Nov 1942  Nix Cem, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Find a Grave # Oct 2008  30272878 Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I01026  Hardy TN Founder
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Father John A "Jack" O'Guin,   b. 18 Mar 1827, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1903, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nancy M Daniel,   b. Aug 1834, Lobelville, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1909, Tom's Creek, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 21 Apr 1852  Stewart Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F0085  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Ellen Daniel,   b. Aug 1861, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1928, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1885  Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. James Riley O'Guin,   b. 4 Dec 1886, Lobelville, Perry Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1953, Parsons, Decatur Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F0236  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Henry O'Guin Dies in Decatur County; Burial in Perry

      Henry O'Guin, aged 73, known for yrs to his many friends as "Uncle Henry," died at the home of his only son, Riley O'Guin near Sugar Tree, Decatur Co., on Tuesday night at 8:00 Nov. 5, after several months of unmitigated suffering. He was first stricken with paralysis at a nephew's home in Conway, Ark., in July and was stricken again at the home of his niece, Mrs. Houston Luckett in Hohenwald. He was removed to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, but on the advice of his physicians was returned to the home of his son a week prior to his death. Burial was in the family graveyard, Nix on Roan's Creek in Perry County, Nov. 16th, near his birthplace and old home. The funeral services, attended by many relatives from Perry, Lewis and Hickman, were simple and impressive. At the request of the dec'd, Rev. C. N. Hudson read withour comment the Fifteenth Chapter of First Corinthians (a great New Testament, chapter on the Resurrection of the dead), and sorrowing friends sang the tender old hymn, "Nearer, My God, To Thee." No eulogy was pronounced at the grave, but Uncle Henry's life of faith and devotion was testimony enough to convince all of his supreme confidence in the Redemer and the greater Life to come. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (Daniel) O'Guin, daughter of James Smith & Elizabeth "Betty" O'Guin, who died in August, 1928, and by four brothers and one sister. He is survived by one brother, Commodore O'Guin, of Tom's Creek, one sister, Mrs. G. A. Jumper of Conway, and by an only son, Riley, mentioned above. In 1930 Uncle Henry spent the summer and fall with G. W. Chessor and family in Shipps Bend (Mrs. Chessor is his niece), helping in the crop, and endeared himself to many in the community which was then new to him. He often returned on visits t these relatives and friends to whom he was devoted. When old age crept upon him and infirmity, he spent much time in travel, visiting relatives in kentucky, West Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. He was of Irish descent, member of one of the poineer families of Perry County. His paeternal great-grandfather, John Tyler O'Guin, the ancestor of most of the O'Guin in this part of Tennessee, emigrated from Ireland and settled originally on Tom' Creek. Uncle Henry was a cousin of John and Sidney O'Guin of this county and more distantly related to many others of this family. His passing will be mourned by a legion of friends who esteemed him because of his perennial good humor, his meek disposition, and unfailing kindness--(J.E.C). (Provided by Billy & Sandy Daniel, Perry Co., TN).

  • Sources 
    1. [S004009] History and Families of Perry Co Tennessee 1820-1995, Perry County Historical Society 1994, (Turner Publishing Co. Paducah, KY).

    2. [S003142] Death Certificate, State of Tennessee.

    3. [S001810] 1870 United States Federal Census.

    4. [S001816] 1880 United States Federal Census.

    5. [S001837] 1900 United States Federal Census.

    6. [S001865] 1910 United States Federal Census.
      1910 United States Federal Census. Perry Co, Tennessee, ED , roll T624_1515, part , page .

    7. [S001894] 1930 United States Federal Census.
      1930 United States Federal Census. Decatur Co, Tennessee, ED 11, roll 2245, page , image 172.0.

    8. [S003569] Find a Grave Website.

    9. [S006418] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002.