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cut, 1836-41. Mr. Gwynne was the son of Major David Gwynne, U.S.A., (died at his estate, "Fairhope", Jefferson County, Kentucky, August 21, 1849) and Alice Anne Claypoole, daughter of Captain Abraham George Claypoole of Philadelphia and Chillicothe, Ohio, an officer in the Pennsylvania Line, Continental Army, and one of the original members of the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati. The family of Claypoole is of Englishdescent and traceable in direct lines to Edward I, King of England, Ferdinand III, King of Castile and Leon, and to Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, 1199, one of the Twenty-five Magna Charta Barons who were Sureties for that document granted by King John in 1213.

Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney, the eldest daughter of Cornelius and Alice Claypoole (Gwynne) Vanderbilt, was educated by private tutors and at the Brearley School in New York and studied sculpture under Hendrik Christian Anderson and James E. Fraser in this city, also taking a