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Genealogy group meets Monday at Gloucester Library

The Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Gloucester Public Library, Main Street Center.

Rob Garnett will talk about Robert Gwyn, his great-great-great-great-grandfather. Gwyn was a Confederate POW who died in the Elmira, New York, Civil War prison camp. His name is on the memorial in the Gloucester court circle. 

Garnett was born and raised in Gloucester. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Christopher Newport University and a master’s degree in English from Old Dominion University. Over the past eight years, he has taught composition and literature classes at three community colleges—Rappahannock, Thomas Nelson, and J. Sargeant Reynolds—and Christopher Newport University. At CNU, he teaches a class which focuses on Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry. 

The public is invited to attend “and join our free-flowing genealogy discussions,” a release said. The Gloucest...

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