Samuel Pierce Winslett1

M, ID# 3691, (1854 - )
Father:LT Joel A. Winslett (19 Dec 1802 - 8 Apr 1860)
Mother:Mary 'Polly' McLeod (15 Oct 1815 - 8 Feb 1902)
     Samuel Pierce Winslett was born in 1854 at Pike Co, Alabama. He was the son of LT Joel A. Winslett and Mary 'Polly' McLeod.

Citations

  1. [S110] Joe Winslett Research.

1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23

M, ID# 3692, (c Dec 1744 - 1829)
Father:John Winslut / Winslat I24 (a 1712 - 3 Apr 1759)
Mother:Mary Buittle19 (a 1717 - 3 May 1753)
Charts:Joel Harper Winslett lineage
     1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I was born c Dec 1744 at Binsted, Hampshire, England. He was the son of John Winslut / Winslat I and Mary Buittle.24,19 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I was christened on 28 Dec 1744 at Binsted, Hampshire.24 He emigrated in Apr 1766 from England. He immigrated on 14 Jul 1766 to Severn, Maryland. He married Mary Carson, daughter of John Carson I and Esther Stubbs, c 1774 at Wrightsboro, Greene Co, Georgia.16 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I died in 1829 at Greene Co, Georgia. His estate was probated on 11 Sep 1829 at Greene Co, Georgia.
      At an early age Samuel Winslett was orphaned, imprisoned and deported to servitude. Through resiliance, strength and courage he successfully escaped, acquired land in Georgia, became the successful patriarch of a large family and became the progenitor of the Georgia and Alabama Winsletts. During his lifetime Samuel was referred to in government documents as Winslut, Winslet, Winslett and Winslete.

Samuel he was born in Binsted, orphaned at age fourteen when his parents John and Mary died, and there is no record he and his three brothers received any care from the court system. At age 20 Samuel was living in Kirdford, West Sussex, England, fifteen miles from Lord Winterton's Shillinglee estate when he and his brothers James age 22 and John age 26 along with several other men, broke into the Shillinglee Estate paddock on 25 May 1765 and attacked the deer held therein with a foil (small sword) and dogs. Two brace and a half of fat bucks were killed; a brace was a pair of deer, so that was five total killed. Samuel also stole a horse loaded with at least two poached fat bucks.

Because of the steep reward and promised pardon, two non-Winslett accomplices confessed on 22 Jun 1765 and accused the Winslett brothers as being co-conspiritors. Samuel and John were charged and arrested on 19 Jul 1765 and taken to the Horsham Gaol, Sussex County; it is unclear what happened to the third accused Winslett brother James. The blacksmith from Haslemere was also charged with receiving stolen deer for which he promised the thieves a groat per pound; a groat was worth 4d, equavalent of one third an agricultural worker's daily wage.

A contemporary Samuel Winslett was born three miles from Binsted in Farnham, Hampshire County to James Winslet (son of James, and possibly Bahilda) and baptized on 28 Mar 1749; this Samuel was NOT our ancestor because this James did not have sons named James and John and because when our Samuel stated to authorities he was an orphan this James was not deceased. The proof as to which of these two contemporary Samuel Winsletts was arrested and deported -- Samuel son of John and Mary or Samuel son of James -- is that our Samuel was accused along with his known brothers James and John (sons of John and Mary) and was arrested with his brother John, proving the arrested and deported Samuel was the son of John and Mary from Binsted and hence the American progenitor.

On 5 Aug 1765 Samuel and John Winslett were tried at Sussex the summer Assizes Court in Lewes, England on accusation of willfully and feloniously hunting, wounding, killing, destroying and stealing fat bucks worth ten pounds belonging to Lord Winterton. Lord Winterton's principal property called Shillinglee Park was in Kirdford Parish, close to the Surrey County border and near the village of Fisher's Street/Fisherstreet according to 1805-1830 English maps and an 1800s gazetteer. Lewes, the county seat of Sussex before it was divided, is a town in the southern coastal county of West Sussex.

English Parliamentary acts provided for death or banishment of anyone subject to the provisions of the acts, which included poaching as a major offense. After 1715 transport to the colonies was the primary sentence under these acts. The brothers pleaded guilty and were sentenced to death. On 19 Feb 1766 at Whitehall, Lewes, England, Samuel and John Winslett's sentences were appealed and commuted to transportation to the colonies for servitude for fourteen years.

Samuel and John Winslett were contracted to London merchant John Stewart for transportation to the colonies. They were transported on the "Ann" captained by Christopher Reed which sailed in April 1766 apparently from London. From the Wednesday, 17 Jul 1766 Maryland Gazette edition: "Annapolis, July 17. Monday last (14 Jul) arrived in Severn, (Maryland) after a long Passage from London, the Ship Anne, Capt. Christopher Reed, with upwards of a Hunderd of his Majesty's seven year passengers." The statement about the passengers was a sarcastic reference to shipping prisoners to America who were to serve a term of seven years. (Clifford Neal Smith, British-American Genealogical Research, Monograph Number 3; "British Deportees to America: Part III 1766-1767")

Samuel and John were likely sold at auction as indentured servants. After deportation a John Winslett in Maryland in the 1770s was the only other known person in the colonies with this surname found thus far.

Samuel soon escaped servitude and created a new life. Wrightsboro(ough), Greene Co, GA, a Quaker farming town in present-day McDuffie Co, GA just over the South Carolina border, was established in Creek Indian Territory in 1768 by a small group of Quakers from the Carolinas. Convicts could not own land, so Samuel hid his past. Samuel was first mentioned at Wrightsboro on 1 Aug 1769 asking for "encouragement" as given to other single men to settle in Wrightsboro. This encouragement consisted of 100 acres of land and reserving 100 acres adjoining the first 100 acres. He petitioned the Georgia State Council in Savannah in Aug 1769 for a headright in Wrightsboro stating "he was a single man and desirous of becoming a settler among his friends in Wrightsborough." On 13 Nov 1770, four years after Samuel had arrived in America, he was granted lot 94 consisting of 100 acres in St Paul's Parish, Wrightsboro, GA, which was "bounded northernly by the land of the said Winslett" and by the land of his future father-in-law John Carson. He received an adjacent 100 acres in 1774. (Records of Wrightsboro and Queensboro, Mary Bondurant Warren).

In 1776 he was listed as a land holder along with John Carson -- who was by then his father-in-law -- and other heads of household who had married into his wife's ancestral Stubbs line or whose descendants married into the Winslett line including the Bird, Cloud, and Mitchell families.

Whether Samuel was a Quaker is unclear. One source states the Winsletts and Carsons lost their Quaker standing because they bore arms during the Revolutionary War, but they were reinstated with the faith later. However no records showing Winsletts or Carsons as Quakers were available through Quaker holdings at Guilford College or Haverford College in 1982 and 1983 or through Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.

Samuel was a Revolutionary War veteran. In 1786 Samuel Winslett, gentleman, was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Company, 2nd Greene County Georgia Regiment, Militia and in 1791 he was promoted to 1st lieutenant. Veterans were granted Greene Co, GA land in the 1827 lottery.

For a decade starting in 1778 Samuel and his family were harassed by Creek Indians and regularly lost property, including food, furniture, cattle and horses. The family sometimes had to retreat from Greene Co, GA to more settled areas in Warren Co, GA -- during which time the Indians took all of their provisions. About 1787 Samuel claimed sixteen cattle stolen by Indians and was awarded twenty-five pounds in Greene Co, GA. On 3 Sep 1821 Samuel testified that over the course of a decade -- citing dates in 1778, 1779, 1782, 1787 and 1788 -- he lost property to the Creek Indians, including a $60 mare, 700 pounds bacon worth $56, all his furniture, and 12 cows and calves.

Samuel bought and sold land frequently. He signed his land sales and purchases with an "X," but his wife Mary could sign her name. On 17 May 1784 Samuel was granted 287.5 acres of Indian lands on Shoulderbone Creek near the Occonee River in Washington Co, GA which became part of Greene Co, GA when it was created in 1786 and later became part of Hancock Co (ENE of present-day Macon, GA) in the early 1800s. This put Samuel on the cusp of moving into the elite landowner class. Of note, this location put Samuel living in the same area as that of Thomas Duke, the father of Hardeman Duke, treated elsewhere in this database.

On 30 July 1790 Micajah WIlliamson and Sary his wife of Wilkes County, Georgia to Godfrey Martin of Greene County, Georgia for 200 pds., 275 acres on the waters of the Shoulderbone bordering Samuel Winslet whereon he now lives. Witnesses: D. Cresswell, Peter Stubblefield, Peter Williamson, Jr. (Early Records of Greene County, Georgia by Lois Helmers)

Samuel was enumerated on the 1798 Greene Co, GA tax list in William Wiggins District. His land bordered Richland Creek and was adjacent to the lands of Kimbro (Kimbrough) and Talbert. Samuel was the only titheable male in his household.

Samuel participated in several land lotteries. In 1832 he participated in a land lottery as Samuel Winslett senior in the Sixth District, First Section, Cherokee (now Union) and Lumpkin counties in Georgia. In another lottery he drew 490 acres in Wayne Co, GA (near St Simon's Island on the east Georgia coast) which he paid taxes on and was alloted land as Samuel Winslett senior in Lee Co, GA (WSW of present-day Macon, GA) which he let revert to the government; this was possibly his 1827 Revolutionary veteran grant. He paid taxes for lands on Shoulderbone Creek, Richland Creek and Oconee River from 1788 until his death. In 1798 Samuel purchased 920 acres on Winslett's Creek for $1500 which he sold over the next three years. During years Samuel paid taxes, he was shown to own up to twenty-eight slaves; it is unclear what happened to his slaves after he died, although his grandson John James Winslett was living with 21 slaves in 1840 in Greene Co, GA, whereas John's father did not have near that number of slaves in 1830.

In 1820 Samuel was living with his wife and youngest son in Greene Co, GA; during this census he had 22 slaves. Of the people in the household, six were farming and one was in manufacturing. Living next to him were his son Jonathan Winslett, his son Samuel Winslett junior, his widowed daughter-in-law Mrs. Mary Winslett, and his widowed daughter-in-law Mrs. Peggy Winslett.

Samuel's son Jonathan was noted on the 1827 Greene Co, GA Tax List acting as the agent for Samuel who was residing in Greene Co for Samuel's lands: 387 acres in Richland Co and 140 acres in Oconee Co, GA. According to Early Records of Greene Co, GA by Lois Helmers, Samuel Winslett senior received a lottery (land) grant given to Revolutionary veterans which reverted, indicating he did not claim the land. This is a significant document because his designation as senior implies he had a namesake son.

Samuel gave his son-in-law John Kimbrough two slaves named Armistead and Tener, two cows and calves, and a feather bed and other furniture in Aug 1828. This must have been when Samuel gave away most of his possessions because when his estate was appraised and sold the following year almost nothing remained.

One of the last actions of his life was for Samuel to sell his land(s) and move his family to Eatonton, Putnam Co, GA (ENE of Macon and just west of Hancock Co.) Samuel and his wife Mary both died in 1829; he died without leaving a will to settle his estate which included household items and furniture. John Kimbrough, the husband of their youngest child Esther, administered Samuel's Greene Co estate; on 11 Sep 1829 John and Bradley Kimbrough and Issac R. Hall paid a $2000 bond in Greensborough, GA for John to administer Samuel's estate.

Appraisal on 31 Oct 1829 of "Samuel Winslett, senior's" estate left behind in Greene Co, GA established a total of $18.25 -- the most expensive item being his desk. The items appraised and then sold for $16.37 were a $7.50 desk; pair of steelyards -- a straight-beam balance which incorporated a counterweight to counterbalance the load and indicate its weight; a flax hackel (hackle) or comb to split and straighten the flax fibers and remove fibrous core and impurities to prepare fibers to be spun; 3 chairs; a slay (sley -- a tool used in weaving to force the weft into place); books; oven; pitcher; candlestand; large truck; gun barrel and a sad iron. The appraisers were Matthew Walker, Henry H. Se__(?), and Gilly Moore who had married Esther Winslett, and John Kimbrough. The estate items were sold to Bradley, John and Elizabeth Kimbrough (possibly Samuel's niece by this name) and William M? Coley. Administration dragged on from 1829 until 27 Oct 1834 with only an occasional small debt being paid by the estate, but continuous court fees being collected which amounted to more than the estate value; the long process was likely because the $22.19 taxes for 1826 and 1827 were not paid until May 1834. The 1827 Greene Co tax digest was prepared by Capt. William Winslett, likely Samuel's son, so there may have been advantages to waiting to pay.


Other sources:

--Linda James; Finance, Marriage and the Land: a Comparative Analysis of Three Estates in Southern England, 1642-1850; University of Portsmouth, England, http://eprints.port.ac.uk/4144/, 2011, p. 217-218 (Winslett poaching)
--Arrival of the ship Ann at Severn, MD, http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc4800/sc4872/001281/html/m1281-0105.html.
--Peter Wilson Coldham, The King's Passengers to Maryland and Virginia, Westminister, MD, Family Line Publications, p. 192, 1997; Emigrants in Chains: A Social History of Forced Emigration to the American of Felons, Destitute Children, Political and Relighous Non-Conformists, Vagabonds, Beggars and other Undersirables 1607-1776, Genealogical Publishing Co; Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage 1614-1775, Genealogical Publishing Co; and Supplement to the Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage 1614-1775, Genealogical Publishing Co. (Samuel & John Winslett transport to America)
--Greene Co, Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992, Book A, 11 Sep 1829, p. 179; Book L, 24 Oct 1834, p. 170; also ancestry.com online 1829-1834, pg 43-49 and 316-337. (Samuel Winslett estate administration)
--Land Grants to Georgia Revolutionary War Veterans
Authentic List Of All Land Lottery Grants Made To Veterans, ancestry.com. (Lee Co, GA land grant to Samuel Winslett, senior)
--Harold Key's research, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/60862119/storyx/864f958a-8d14-4746-be23-fd458ba2122c (James Winslett of Farnham not deceased until 1770s.)

Children of 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I and Mary Carson

Citations

  1. [S368] Peter W. Coldham, King's Passengers to MD & VA.
  2. [S115] Clifford Neal Smith, British Deportees to America.
  3. [S116] Pearl Baker, Story of Wrightsboro.
  4. [S117] Samuel and John Winslett Trial.
  5. [S118] Peter Wilson Coldham, Bonded Passengers to America: Counties.
  6. [S120] Registration Book I.
  7. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  8. [S142] Betty Seymour Winslett Research.
  9. [S395] Mary Evans Ritter Research.
  10. [S148] Lucian Lamar Knight, Georgia's Revolution Roster.
  11. [S134] Ted Goldmann Research.
  12. [S284] Greene Co Indian Depredations.
  13. [S285] Georgia Governor & Council Minutes.
  14. [S287] Samuel and John Winslett, Court records, 19 Feb 1766.
  15. [S288] Clerk of Assizes Jerone Knapp, Convicts Transported.
  16. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."
  17. [S215] 1820 Greene Co, GA Census. Winslett, Wootan, Bagley and Kimborough households.
  18. [S241] Eric Winslette Research.
  19. [S367] "Yearwood Family Tree."
  20. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."
  21. [S556] John Winslett Family Records.
  22. [S286] Dr. Thaddeus Brockett Rice, Greene County Militia, 1783-1815 in the History of Greene County, Georgia, 1786-1886.
  23. [S627] Harold Key Research.
  24. [S344] St Andrews Church Register, 28 Mar 1749.

Jonathan Winslett I1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

M, ID# 3693, (c 1799 - b 1880)
Father:1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I (c Dec 1744 - 1829)
Mother:Mary Carson (1754 - 1829)
     Jonathan Winslett I was born c 1799 at Greene Co, Georgia. He was the son of 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I and Mary Carson. Jonathan Winslett I married Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley, daughter of William Bagley and Aggie Clemens / Clements, on 11 Jun 1818 at Greene Co, Georgia. Jonathan Winslett I died b 1880 at Putnam Co, Georgia. He was buried at Winslett Cemetery, Eatonton, Putnam Co, Georgia.
      Jonathan Winslett was on the 1820 Greene Co, GA census with his wife and a male under age 10, living close to his father and siblings and is listed as age 26-44, indicating he was born between 1775 and 1793. His military discharge indicated he was born in about 1799. The 1860 Putnam Co, GA census indicates Jonathan was born in 1800 in North Carolina instead of 1793 in Georgia.

In 1827 Jonathan, the youngest son of Samuel Winslett, was on the Greene Co, Georgia Property Tax List in Cpt. William Winslett's district as the agendy for Samuel Winslett of Greene Co, GA for lands Samuel 387 acres in Richland, 70 acres in Oconee and another 70 acres in Oconee Co, GA that Samuel owned.

Jonathan worked as a house carpenter or builder, which was called a mechanic, and later as a wheelwright. Jonathan and Giliead Bagley were married by R. White.

In 1830 Putnam Co, GA census Jonathan was enumerated as Jonathan Wenslet and was living with his growing family totaling 10, 5 slaves and 2 free colored persons for a total of 17 in the household.

Jonathan and Gilly were ordered by the courts to sell at auction numerous slaves and 371 acres to settle various debts over several years. All the Putnam Co, GA auctions were prior to 1836 and were in transcriptions of newspaper articles. Jonathan also did not pick up his mail as his undelivered mail was listed in newspapers.

On 25 Sep 1835 Jonathan Winslett, a farmer age 36 and born about 1799 in Georgia, was incarcerated as a prisoner in Putnam Co, GA for simple larcency and sentenced to 10 years. He was described as 5'11.5", dark-skinned, dark hair and yellow eyes. His sentence ended 25 Sep 1845, thus explaining a long child-birth gap in his family with the exception of Sarah Winslett born in 1842 who may be a grandchild. Jonathan was processed into jail on the same date and for the same crime as James W. Gibson, age 19 who only served four years; a Gibson married John Carson Winslett, Jonathan's older brother, so Jonathan Winslett and James Gibson were possibly related by marriage.

Jonathan owned six slaves in Putnam Co, GA where in 1840 he was listed as owning 371 acres; tax and land records are missing, however the land likely belonged to his wife.

In 1860 Jonathan was enumerated as Johnithan Winslett, a carpenter age 60, living with his wife G. D. and two youngest children: daughter S.E. [Sarah] age 17 and son J. M. [James] age unclear. They resided next door to his son David, age 39. (Note that the censustaker misnumbered Jonathan's household.)

Jonathan served in Company B, 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate Army as a private enlisting 26 Apr 1861 but was soon discharged as disabled and over age on 29 Jun 1861. Jonathan reenlisted in Company B, 2nd Battalion, State Troops on 31 Oct 1861 and was discharged on 4 May 1862. Discharge paper showed Jonathan's age as 62, making his birth year about 1799. Jonathan was described as 5'10" with a light complexion and blue eyes in his military records. (https://www.fold3.com/image/36004695; NARA M266. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Georgia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier.)

Jonathan was listed in the post - Civil War Putnam Co, GA Oath Book on 16 Jul 1867 when he resided in Eatonton.

Jonathan, age 70, was on the 1870 Eatonton, Putnam Co, GA census with his wife and was on the 3 Jun 1870 Putnam Co, GA agriculture list.

Jonathan was buried in the Winslett Cemetary, Eatonton, Putnam Co, GA, an overgrown one-acre cemetery with about 100 identifiable but unmarked graves.

Children of Jonathan Winslett I and Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley

Citations

  1. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."
  2. [S142] Betty Seymour Winslett Research.
  3. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  4. [S215] 1820 Greene Co, GA Census. Winslett, Wootan, Bagley and Kimborough households.
  5. [S185] 1860 Putnam Co, GA Census. Winslett household.
  6. [S281] Carolyn White Williams, Dr. Thaddeous Brockett Rice, Greene Co, GA History.
  7. [S301] Allison Smith, Marriage Records of Greene Co, GA 1787.
  8. [S302] 1850 Putnam County, Georgia Census Extract, Winslett household.
  9. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."
  10. [S367] "Yearwood Family Tree."
  11. [S112] Joan Case Research.
  12. [S627] Harold Key Research.

Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, ID# 3694, (c 1802 - 1886)
Father:William Bagley (a 1765 - )
Mother:Aggie Clemens / Clements (a 1765 - c 1833)
     Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley was born c 1802 at Greene Co, Georgia. She was the daughter of William Bagley and Aggie Clemens / Clements. Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley married Jonathan Winslett I, son of 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I and Mary Carson, on 11 Jun 1818 at Greene Co, Georgia. Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley died in 1886 at Putnam Co, Georgia.
      Giliead Bagley also lists North Carolina as her place of birth in the 1870 Putnam Co, Ga census.

Children of Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley and Jonathan Winslett I

Citations

  1. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."
  2. [S142] Betty Seymour Winslett Research.
  3. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  4. [S185] 1860 Putnam Co, GA Census. Winslett household.
  5. [S281] Carolyn White Williams, Dr. Thaddeous Brockett Rice, Greene Co, GA History.
  6. [S301] Allison Smith, Marriage Records of Greene Co, GA 1787.
  7. [S302] 1850 Putnam County, Georgia Census Extract, Winslett household.
  8. [S303] Interview, Leila Brittain, 8 Aug 1992.
  9. [S112] Joan Case Research.

Joel Winslett1

M, ID# 3695, (c 1830 - )
Father:Jonathan Winslett I (c 1799 - b 1880)
Mother:Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley (c 1802 - 1886)
     Joel Winslett was born c 1830. He was the son of Jonathan Winslett I and Gillian / Giliead 'Gilly' D. Bagley.

Citations

  1. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."

Mary Carson1,2,3

F, ID# 3696, (1754 - 1829)
Father:John Carson I (a 1721 - 1790)
Mother:Esther Stubbs (1721 - b 1790)
Charts:Joel Harper Winslett lineage
     Mary Carson was born in 1754 at North Carolina. She was the daughter of John Carson I and Esther Stubbs. Mary Carson married 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I, son of John Winslut / Winslat I and Mary Buittle, c 1774 at Wrightsboro, Greene Co, Georgia.1 Mary Carson died in 1829 at Greene Co, Georgia.

Children of Mary Carson and 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I

Citations

  1. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."
  2. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  3. [S395] Mary Evans Ritter Research.

Sarah Ann Winslett1,2,3,4,5,6

F, ID# 3697, (15 Sep 1825 - 2 Oct 1906)
Father:John Carson Winslett II (4 Nov 1799 - 25 Nov 1848)
Mother:Nancy Jefferson West Nelloms / Nelms (c 1805 - 1850)
     Sarah Ann Winslett was born on 15 Sep 1825 at Georgia. She was the daughter of John Carson Winslett II and Nancy Jefferson West Nelloms / Nelms. Sarah Ann Winslett married John D. Perkins on 30 Jan 1855 at Clayton, Barbour Co, Alabama. Sarah Ann Winslett died on 2 Oct 1906 at Barbour Co, Alabama, at age 81.
      Sarah Ann Winslett may have been born in Jasper or Quitman Co, GA. She
had many facinating tales of the 1836-1837 Indian War. During the war she took refuge in a small Eufala, AL fort when their home, crops and livestock were destroyed by an Indian raid.

Children of Sarah Ann Winslett and John D. Perkins

Citations

  1. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."
  2. [S395] Mary Evans Ritter Research.
  3. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  4. [S312] Edward F. Hull, Coosa Co, AL Records.
  5. [S112] Joan Case Research.
  6. [S311] Helen S. Foley, Barbour Co, AL Marriages.

John Carson I1,2,3,4

M, ID# 3698, (a 1721 - 1790)
Charts:Joel Harper Winslett lineage
     John Carson I was born a 1721. He married Rachel (Unknown) a 1746. John Carson I married (wife of John Carson) (Unknown) a 1748. John Carson I married Esther Stubbs, daughter of Thomas Stubbs I and Mary Minor, on 26 Jun 1752 at Old Sweden (Holy Trinity) Church, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware. John Carson I died in 1790 at Wrightsboro, Greene Co, Georgia.
      John Carson's lands were so close to the Indian Line that he had to move. John petitioned to receive 150 acres instead in Wrightsboro township, GA in 1772. He owned acreage on Carson's Creek in Wrightsboro, GA in 1775. John supposedly had eight children who were Quakers until the Revolution when they took up arms and were disowned, but only six sons are known.

A 1781 military expense ledger showed a wagon master named John Carson was paid 24 pounds and 46 shillings for hauling and an additional 20 pounds for purchasing cattle.

John's 1802 estate inventory in Wrightsboro, GA included 2 young slaves, 11 cattle, 35 hogs, 8 sheep, a wagon and saddle, farm and kitchen implements, flax and cotton wheels and furniture, including a desk and 3 beds. Debts owed the estate included John Winslett, his grandson, and W. Winslett. Bequeathments were made to his married daughter Eliza Kelly. His son-in-law Samuel Winslett was administrator of his will. The data on John Carson's children, other than Mary, and on his grandchildren is based on Jones Co, GA wills without direct linkage to John Carson.

Children of John Carson I and (wife of John Carson) (Unknown)

Children of John Carson I and Esther Stubbs

Citations

  1. [S114] "Freddie Evans Research."
  2. [S119] "Georgia Pioneers Genealogical Magazine 1964-1967."
  3. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  4. [S205] Robert Scott Davis, Georgia Citizens and Soldiers.

William Finley1

M, ID# 3699, (a 1785 - )
     William Finley was born a 1785.

Child of William Finley

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.

Joel Cloud II1,2,3,4,5

M, ID# 3700, (27 Nov 1745 - 1830)
Father:Joel Cloud I (7 Jun 1715 - 1745)
Mother:Esther Stubbs (1721 - b 1790)
     Joel Cloud II was born on 27 Nov 1745 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joel Cloud I and Esther Stubbs. Joel Cloud II married Hannah Pyle on 23 Apr 1778 at Chester Co, Pennsylvania. Joel Cloud II died in 1830 at Wrightsboro, Greene Co, Georgia. His estate was probated in 1846 at Warren Co, Georgia.
      Joel Cloud is likely the man who took a Wrightsborough, GA lot in 1770 and was among the landholders there still in 1776. He was active in town affairs and had a mill on Hart's (now Childress) Creek. In 1774 Joel signed two decorations of allegiance to the British crown, most likely because he believed only the British were strong enough to protect Wrightsborough from Indian attacks.

It is suppostion that this Joel is the son of Esther Stubbs and Joel Cloud because when Esther transferred her Quaker membership from Pennsylvania, no mention is made of her first husband Joel Cloud or her second husband.

Citations

  1. [S112] Joan Case Research.
  2. [S140] Charles Leon Stubbs, Stubbs Family Genealogy.
  3. [S149] Roger Avery "Tim" Stubbs (1910-1990), Thomas Stubbs Descendants.
  4. [S132] Roger Stubbs Research.
  5. [S205] Robert Scott Davis, Georgia Citizens and Soldiers.

William Winslett I1,2,3,4,5,6

M, ID# 3701, (1777 - 1811)
Father:1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I (c Dec 1744 - 1829)
Mother:Mary Carson (1754 - 1829)
     William Winslett I was born in 1777 at Wrightsboro, Greene Co, Georgia. He was the son of 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I and Mary Carson. William Winslett I married Elizabeth Harp on 14 Sep 1799 at Greene Co, Georgia. William Winslett I married Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon on 13 Jun 1801 at Greene Co, Georgia. William Winslett I died in 1811.
      William Winslett is thought to be one of the children of Samuel Winslett, the immigrant; if he was Samuel's son it would have been somewhat unusual that Samuel evicted William's wife Margaritte and four small children from land he had co-owned with William upon William's early death.

William was likely born in St. Paul's Parish, Wrightsboro, GA in what is now McDuffie Co, GA. He is shown on Greene Co, GA tax lists beginning in 1799 with no property. At the time of the 1805 land lottery William was caring for two orphans, Dicey McMichael and Mary Ann "Polly" Wootan, who were his step-daughters.

Children of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S132] Roger Stubbs Research.
  3. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  4. [S110] Joe Winslett Research.
  5. [S281] Carolyn White Williams, Dr. Thaddeous Brockett Rice, Greene Co, GA History.
  6. [S301] Allison Smith, Marriage Records of Greene Co, GA 1787.

Elizabeth Harp1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 3702, (c 1781 - c 1800)
     Elizabeth Harp was born c 1781 at Greene Co, Georgia. She married William Winslett I, son of 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I and Mary Carson, on 14 Sep 1799 at Greene Co, Georgia. Elizabeth Harp died c 1800 at Greene Co, Georgia.

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S110] Joe Winslett Research.
  3. [S281] Carolyn White Williams, Dr. Thaddeous Brockett Rice, Greene Co, GA History.
  4. [S301] Allison Smith, Marriage Records of Greene Co, GA 1787.
  5. [S112] Joan Case Research.

James Wootan (aka Woods)1,2

M, ID# 3703, (a 1768 - )
     James Wootan (aka Woods) was born a 1768. He married Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon a 1793 at Greene Co, Georgia.

Child of James Wootan (aka Woods) and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S112] Joan Case Research.

Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 3704, (1767 - 20 Jul 1851)
Charts:Joel Harper Winslett lineage
     Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon was born in 1767 at Maryland. She married Unknown McMichael a 1784. Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon married James Wootan (aka Woods) a 1793 at Greene Co, Georgia. Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon married William Winslett I, son of 1st Lt. Samuel Winslett I and Mary Carson, on 13 Jun 1801 at Greene Co, Georgia. Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon died on 20 Jul 1851 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.
      Margaritte Cahoon stated on the 1850 census that she was born in Maryland. A Benjamin Cahoon arrived in Maryland in 1773, after her birth.

Margaritte Cahoon (Calhoun?) was the widow first of Mr McMichael. If Margaritte Cahoon was indeed a widow of a McMichael by 1797, the only McMichael record noted around the time period is for Frederick McMichael. David McMichael was Trustee for Frederick McMichael in on the 1799 Greene County Tax rolls.

Margaritte was married second to James Wootan, who apparently also used the last name of Woods(es) because William Winslett married a Peggy Woodes.

Margaritte appeared as Peggy Winstett age over 45 on the 1820 Greene Co, GA census in Capt. Kimbrough's District with 2 males age 10-15, 1 female under age 10, 1 female age 16-25.

In 1850 Margaritte was enumerated as Margarett Winslette age 83 in Tallapoosa Co, AL living with her son James Winslette and her daughter Nancy Winslette.

Child of Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon and Unknown McMichael

Child of Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon and James Wootan (aka Woods)

Children of Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon and William Winslett I

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S134] Ted Goldmann Research.
  3. [S216] 1830 Greene Co, GA Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S304] Samuel Winslett Estate Lawsuit, 8 Jul 1831 and 6 Sep 1831.
  5. [S112] Joan Case Research.

William 'Buck' Winslett II1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, ID# 3705, (c 1805 - 2 Sep 1863)
Father:William Winslett I (1777 - 1811)
Mother:Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon (1767 - 20 Jul 1851)
     William 'Buck' Winslett II was born c 1805 at Georgia. He was the son of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon. William 'Buck' Winslett II married Elizabeth 'Eliza' B. Copeland on 3 May 1831 at Greene Co, Georgia. William 'Buck' Winslett II married Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy, daughter of Samuel Lovejoy and Sophia Mabry ?, on 14 Sep 1838 at Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. William 'Buck' Winslett II died on 2 Sep 1863 at Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. He was buried at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.
      William "Buck" A. Winslett II was raised in the home of his uncle Jonathan and Gilly Winslett according to Herschell Winslett's research. William was a farmer and an early settler in eastern Alabama in the Coosa Co and Tallapoosa Co, AL area. He and his first wife, Elizabeth B. Copeland were married by Thomas A. Grimes and had about three children. William and Elvarine Lovejoy, his second wife, may have married in Coosa Co, AL on 22 Sep 1838. They settled in Tallapoosa Co, AL where they raised a large family on a farm next to his uncle Jonathan Winslett and near the households of his sister Elizabeth Winslett Channell and brother and sister James and Nancy who resided with their mother Margaritte. In 1850 William age 44 a farmer with $4000 in real estate was living in Tallapoosa Co, AL with his wife noted as Elvirina age 32.

On 18 May 1853 a $10,000 bond was posted for William as administer of his brother James' estate along with Mabry Lovejoy, possibly William's brother-in-law, and Thomas Mattan.

In the 1860 Chanahatchy, Tallapoosa Co, AL census William was age 54 with his wife noted as Elvarem age 41 and his children and a Nancy M. Winslett who likely his sister. William had considerable wealth -- $6,000 in land and $9,000 in goods. William's oldest son James is noted as a teacher and his son Joseph is noted as an overseer. A teacher John Terrrell, age 24, and a student George Thomas, age 21, were also living in the household. The census taker made a number of errors: 2-year old Fred was listed as James although a son James was already alive in the home and daughter Nancy age 14 was listed as Jancy. Living nearby were related Winsletts and intermarried Vestals, Taltons and Lovejoys. Next door was Jonathan Winslett, age 27, William's great nephew and 1st cousin once removed, who was working as an overseer; Jonathan was married to a Talton and her brother Joseph J.Talton, age 24, was living next to them and also working as an overseer; possibly both Jonathan Winslett and Joseph Talton were employed by William and/or Nancy Winslett given their large land holdings, although the Lovejoys also had a lot of land.

In the Civil War William served in Company E, 14th Alabama Regiment. He was captured 4 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA and sent on 7 Jul to Fort McHenry, MD and then to Fort Delaware on 12 Jul 1863.

William "carried Indians to Indian territory as a government agent." William was given some land at Old Mineola, TX. After the death of William, most of his children moved to Texas, settling mostly in central Texas. He is buried on the Lovejoy Plantation, which adjoined his land, in a private cemetery near Dadeville in Tallapoosa Co, AL on the shores of Lake Martin, a man-made lake which has engulfed most of the plantation; his wife is either buried there as well or in Crawford, TX.

Children of William 'Buck' Winslett II and Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S109] Rawlingson Research.
  3. [S134] Ted Goldmann Research.
  4. [S165] 1860 Western Division, Beat 2, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census. Winslett, Talton and Vestal households.
  5. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  6. [S301] Allison Smith, Marriage Records of Greene Co, GA 1787.
  7. [S312] Edward F. Hull, Coosa Co, AL Records.

James Winslett1,2,3

M, ID# 3706, (c 1809 - 1853)
Father:William Winslett I (1777 - 1811)
Mother:Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon (1767 - 20 Jul 1851)
     James Winslett was born c 1809 at Greene Co, Georgia. He was the son of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon. James Winslett died in 1853 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. His estate was probated on 18 May 1853 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.
      James Winslett was enumerated as Winslett on the 1850 Tallapoosa Co, AL census and shown residing with his mother Margarett Winslette and sister Nancy Winslette.

is buried at the Lovejoy Plantation cemetary.

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S112] Joan Case Research.

Elizabeth Winslett1,2,3

F, ID# 3707, (c 1803 - )
Father:William Winslett I (1777 - 1811)
Mother:Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon (1767 - 20 Jul 1851)
     Elizabeth Winslett was born c 1803 at Greene Co, Georgia. She was the daughter of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon. Elizabeth Winslett married William Channell I c 1825 at Georgia.
      In the 1850 Tallapoosa Co, AL census there is a William Channel age 49 born in NC married to an Elizabeth age 47 (born 1803 instead of 1807 as our Elizabeth Winslett was thought to be born) living close to Elizabeth Winslett's brother William Winslett and also in the same county as the household of her brother James, sister Nancy, and mother Margaritte. This William and Elizabeth Channel also have a daughter Margaritt and thus this is presumed to be our Elizabeth Winslett.

Children of Elizabeth Winslett and William Channell I

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S112] Joan Case Research.
  3. [S527] 1850 Tallapoosa Co, AL census.

Nancy Jane Winslett1,2,3

F, ID# 3708, (c 1812 - )
Father:William Winslett I (1777 - 1811)
Mother:Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon (1767 - 20 Jul 1851)
     Nancy Jane Winslett was born c 1812 at Greene Co, Georgia.2 She was the daughter of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon. Nancy Jane Winslett was buried at Brenham, Washington Co, Texas.
      Nancy Jane Winslett was enumerated as Nancy Winslette, age 37, living in her brother James Winslett's household in 1850 -- even though the census states Nancy Winslett is age 37, meaning she would have been born after her father's reported death. She may also be the 40-year-old Nancy M. Winslett living in her brother William Winslett's household in 1860 who is shown wieth $1000 real estate and $2500 personal estate.

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S165] 1860 Western Division, Beat 2, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census. Winslett, Talton and Vestal households.
  3. [S112] Joan Case Research.

Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy1,2,3,4

F, ID# 3709, (1818 - )
Father:Samuel Lovejoy (a 1790 - )
Mother:Sophia Mabry ? (a 1795 - )
     Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy was born in 1818 at Georgia. She was the daughter of Samuel Lovejoy and Sophia Mabry ? Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy married William 'Buck' Winslett II, son of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon, on 14 Sep 1838 at Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy died at Crawford, Texas. She was buried at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.
      The 1866 Tallapoosa Co, AL census enumerated Elvarine Lovejoy as Elvirene Winslett age 40-50 apparently a widow with 2 males under age 10 [Herbert, Fred]; 3 males age 10 - 20 [William, Edmund, and an unknown male] 2 males age 20-30 [Thomas and Joseph], 1 female under 10 [Missy or Jane], 3 females age 10-20 [Emma, Sophia, Nancy]; and 1 unknown female age 20-30 [not Dona who had already married but possibly a son's wife]; an unknown female age 50- 60 and another unknown female age 60-70 who could have been her mother. This consisted of a lot of older sons living at home which may have had something to do with war time. Living six doors away was T. B. Lovejoy, age 20-30 with a young family of nine today.

Children of Elvarine 'Ellie' 'Elva' Lovejoy and William 'Buck' Winslett II

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S134] Ted Goldmann Research.
  3. [S165] 1860 Western Division, Beat 2, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census. Winslett, Talton and Vestal households.
  4. [S312] Edward F. Hull, Coosa Co, AL Records.

James P. Campbell1

M, ID# 3710
Father:Unknown Campbell (a 1913 - )
Mother:Rita Gertrude McCabe (1 Jan 1918 - 16 Dec 2004)
     James P. Campbell is the son of Unknown Campbell and Rita Gertrude McCabe.

Citations

  1. [S652] Joseph McCabe Records.

(Infant) Winslett1,2

M, ID# 3711, (c 1880 - )
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     (Infant) Winslett was born c 1880 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong.

Citations

  1. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  2. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

William Channell I1,2,3

M, ID# 3712, (c 1801 - )
     William Channell I was born c 1801 at North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Winslett, daughter of William Winslett I and Margaritte 'Peggy' Cahoon, c 1825 at Georgia.

Children of William Channell I and Elizabeth Winslett

Citations

  1. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  2. [S109] Rawlingson Research.
  3. [S527] 1850 Tallapoosa Co, AL census.

Rev. George C. Abbitt1

M, ID# 3713, (a 1835 - )
     Rev. George C. Abbitt was born a 1835. He married Emma Josephine August, daughter of Nathaniel August and Sarah Clopton Russell, a 1860. Rev. George C. Abbitt was buried at Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Citations

  1. [S126] "Emma August Papers."

Grachelle 'Chellee' Copeland1

F, ID# 3714, (a 1970 - )
     Grachelle 'Chellee' Copeland was born a 1970. She married Roland Martin James, son of Norman Conrad James and Christa Abel, on 20 Oct 1990.

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.

Richard A. Lawrence1

M, ID# 3715, (a 1967 - )
     Richard A. Lawrence was born a 1967 at England. He married Julia Knight Perry, daughter of Bradley Wilbur Perry and Katherine Lapsley Sproul, on 20 Jun 1992 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Children of Richard A. Lawrence and Julia Knight Perry

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.

William Hilton Broadbent I1

M, ID# 3716, (a 1922 - )
     William Hilton Broadbent I was born a 1922. He married Janet Beall, daughter of Allan Martin Beall and Edna Pearl James, on 26 Nov 1947.

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.

Sarah Jane Ruff1,2

F, ID# 3717, (1 Apr 1831 - 27 Jun 1867)
Father:Jacob Ruff II (3 Mar 1787 - 29 Nov 1853)
Mother:Sarah Anderson (c 1797 - 4 Mar 1862)
     Sarah Jane Ruff was born on 1 Apr 1831 at Staunton, Virginia. She was the daughter of Jacob Ruff II and Sarah Anderson. Sarah Jane Ruff married Joseph Pettus Ament on 12 Apr 1849 at Marion Co, Missouri. Sarah Jane Ruff died on 27 Jun 1867 at Muscatine, Iowa, at age 36.

Child of Sarah Jane Ruff and Joseph Pettus Ament

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.
  2. [S9] "Davidson Family History."

Joseph Pettus Ament1,2

M, ID# 3718, (20 Oct 1824 - )
     Joseph Pettus Ament was born on 20 Oct 1824 at Nashville, Davidson Co, Tennessee. He married Sarah Jane Ruff, daughter of Jacob Ruff II and Sarah Anderson, on 12 Apr 1849 at Marion Co, Missouri.

Child of Joseph Pettus Ament and Sarah Jane Ruff

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.
  2. [S9] "Davidson Family History."

Sallie McCorkle1

F, ID# 3719, (a 1800 - )
     Sallie McCorkle was born a 1800. She married James C. Wilson a 1820.

Children of Sallie McCorkle and James C. Wilson

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.

Harry Marshall Ruff1

M, ID# 3720, (2 Nov 1858 - 20 Apr 1859)
Father:John Andrew Ruff (12 Mar 1824 - 25 Aug 1879)
Mother:Jane Rebecca Wilson (11 Nov 1821 - 10 Nov 1858)
     Harry Marshall Ruff was born on 2 Nov 1858. He was the son of John Andrew Ruff and Jane Rebecca Wilson. Harry Marshall Ruff died on 20 Apr 1859.

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.