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  • ID: I42945
  • Name: John Gaddes WINSTON
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 11 JUL 2014
  • Birth: 31 JUL 1814 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death: 19 MAR 1896 in Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial: MAR 1896 Winston Cem., Five Forks, Marshall Co., Alabama, USA
  • Note: John and his brother, William Overton Winston, arrived in DeKalb County,Alabama on 3 April 1838. In 1844 John Gaddis Winston was elected to theAlabama Legislature from DeKalb County. He resigned in 1845 as he wasappointed by President James K. Polk to the office of Receiver of PublicMoney of the Land Office in Lebanon. He held this position for fouryears. At the beginning of the War Between the States he owned severalhundred acres of land and 18 negroes. In 1863 he bought a farm inMarshall County for $11,000.00, a part was paid in negroes, some withConfederate Money, and a part in gold and silver. The farm was in thevalley at the foot of Sand Mountain and the Martling Gap. He had a millon the farm, another on Town Creek. After the death of his wife,Lucinda, he married a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Burt. He sold the valleyfarm in 1884 and moved to Sand Mountain near Asbury and Harmony.Winston became postmaster of Jink Post Office where he lived at thetime of his death. (Much of the above was written by his son, JohnGaddis Winston III, in 1896 for Cora Winston Gilbreath, his sister.Willard Israel had a copy of that paper and used it on page 21 of hisKillian family history, published in 1995.)

    Father: John Geddes WINSTON b: 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA
    Mother: Lucy Beverly KENNER b: 1780 in Fauquier County, Virginia, USA

    Marriage 1 Lucinda WILSON b: 09 AUG 1816 in Hawkins County, Tennessee
    • Married: 05 SEP 1838 in Hawkins County, Tennessee
    1. Has Children Mary Ann WINSTON b: 21 NOV 1840 in Lebanon, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
    2. Has Children Martha Jane WINSTON b: 25 MAY 1842 in Lebanon, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA

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