Lulu Adell Coker1,2,3,4

F, ID# 151, (Mar 1872 - 1 Mar 1943)
     Lulu Adell Coker was born in Mar 1872 at Alabama. She married Thomas 'Tom' Milton Winslett I, son of Jonathan "John" C. Winslett and Matilda Jane Talton, in 1892. Lulu Adell Coker died on 1 Mar 1943.
      Lulu Coker appears on the 1900 Alabama census.

Children of Lulu Adell Coker and Thomas 'Tom' Milton Winslett I

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  3. [S219] 1920 Alabama Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S230] 1900 Alabama Census. Winslett household.

John Wesley Chaffin1,2,3

M, ID# 152, (14 Feb 1866 - 1950)
     John Wesley Chaffin was born on 14 Feb 1866 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. He married Tempia 'Tempie' Emily Winslett, daughter of Jonathan "John" C. Winslett and Matilda Jane Talton, on 17 Jun 1888 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.2 John Wesley Chaffin died in 1950.
      In 1880 John Wesley Chaffin was shown as John W. age 12 living in the household of Isaac and Mary L. Chaffin in Tallapoosa Co, AL.

Children of John Wesley Chaffin and Tempia 'Tempie' Emily Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S38] 1880 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census Extracts: Excerpts for Strong, Talton and Winslett Families, 4 - 5 Jun 1880.

Peter Varner1

M, ID# 153, (a 1742 - )
     Peter Varner was born a 1742.

Child of Peter Varner

Citations

  1. [S8] Janet Beall Broadbent Research.

Oliver Newton Horton1,2,3

M, ID# 154, (a 1870 - )
     Oliver Newton Horton was born a 1870. He married Georgia Anne Winslett, daughter of Jonathan "John" C. Winslett and Matilda Jane Talton, on 28 Dec 1904 at Shelby Co, Alabama.
      Oliver Newton Horton was the cousin of his sister-in-law's husband, Wiley Horton. His last name was provided by Willie Leola Winslett Galloway as his name had been torn from the family bible.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.

Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, ID# 155, (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
Father:PVT John Allen Strong (Nov 1838 - 28 May 1901)
Mother:Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith (4 Feb 1833 - b 1920)
Charts:Virginia Custis Winslett lineage
Oma Lavinia Strong lineage
     Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong was born on 10 Feb 1861 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of PVT John Allen Strong and Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith. Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong married Joel Harper Winslett, son of Jonathan "John" C. Winslett and Matilda Jane Talton, on 4 Oct 1877 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong died on 11 May 1952 at Renfroe, Talladega Co, Alabama, at age 91. She was buried at Dry Valley Cemetery, Talladega Co, Alabama.
      Oma Lavinia Strong was known as Omie and Omy. She was underage when she and Joel Harper Winslett were married by George Porter, a justice of the peace. Her 1877 marriage bond application refers to "our daughter" and is signed by her father J. A. Strong and a C. J. Strong; it is unknown who C. J. Strong is. Omie's family had a slave named Button Porter who attended her wedding. Another researcher has her birth as 2 Oct 1861 in Talladega Co, AL.

Oma was widowed at a young age and grew crops including cotton, corn and oats to make a living for her family. She raised her children and three orphan children of her brother and his wife who died in a house fire in Florida on her farm near Talladega, AL. As each of Omie's children came of age they got work in public service.

By 1910 Oma was residing on Ray Road in Wilsonville, AL where she rented a farm and lived with five of her children. She was unable to read or write.

After Oma's children were grown she took in mill worker and teacher boarders. She later moved to a farm at the junction of highways 25 south and 76 east between Harpersville and Wilsonville, AL where her white house still stood in 1992; the house was originally unpainted and had a dog trot. She later lived in Bon Air, AL; Boothton, AL; and finally in 1930 with her son Allen on Jackson Trace Road, Eastboga, Talladega, AL. By 1940 Allen had moved his family and mother to a farm on Shoals Cut Off Road, Lincoln, Talladega, AL.

A regular church attender, Oma was too busy in life to enjoy entertainment; she never saw a movie but became a radio fan. In 1949 she apparently had serious skin cancer. In 1959 her granddaughter Willie Lee Winslett Galloway referred to the Winslett family bible as belonging to Oma Lavinia Strong Winslett.

Children of Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong and Joel Harper Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S141] James R. Rolff Research.
  3. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  4. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  5. [S306] 1880 Tallapoosa Co, AL, Winslett household.
  6. [S308] 1910 Shelby County, Alabama Census Index, Winslett household.
  7. [S318] Joel Harper Winslett (1854-1909) - Oma Lavenia Strong (1861-1952) Marriage, 28 Sep 1877 marriage license & 4 Oct 1877 marriage certificate.
  8. [S157] 1870 Tallapoosa Co, AL Census. Strong and Winslett.
  9. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

PVT John Allen Strong1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

M, ID# 156, (Nov 1838 - 28 May 1901)
Father:Samuel C. Strong (7 Feb 1813 - a 1880)
Mother:Sarah J. Morrison (1813 - a 1880)
Charts:Virginia Custis Winslett lineage
Oma Lavinia Strong lineage
     PVT John Allen Strong was born in Nov 1838 at Randolph Co, Alabama.12 He was the son of Samuel C. Strong and Sarah J. Morrison. PVT John Allen Strong married Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith, daughter of John C. Smith and Anna "Anny" (Unknown), on 25 Sep 1856 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. PVT John Allen Strong died on 28 May 1901 at Fayetteville, Talladega Co, Alabama, at age 62.
      John Allen Strong was born in the part of Randolph Co, AL that later became part of Cleburne Co, AL. He was married to Louisa Smith by George W. Nasburry, a justice of the peace; she was shown as Eliza on the 1880 Tallapoosa Co, AL census but by the 1900 census was noted as Luiza again.

John served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War and was mustered in at New Site, Loachepoke, Macon Co, AL 5 May 1862 or 16 Jun 1862 as noted on another document as a private in Company F, 46th Alabama Infantry Regiment. A different source stated he enlisted in Tallapoosa Co, AL. John served as a litter bearer and was wounded in the thigh at the battle of Champion Hill, MS. The 16 May 1863 Battle of Champion Hill was the largest, bloodiest and most significant action of Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign; 32,000 advancing Union soldiers met 23,000 Confederates in a fierce struggle for a vital crossroads roughly halfway between Vicksburg and Jackson, MS. On 4 Jul 1863 John was captured at Vicksburg, MS and became a prisoner of war. He was discharged on 25 May 1865. On his initial pension application he stated because of his wound he made a living with manuel labor and later stated he could not work as the application process dragged on.

From at least 1860 through 1880 John lived in Tallapoosa Co, AL -- although in 1864 he called Randolph Co, AL his home while in the military -- moving to Shelby Co, AL by 1900. He farmed and in 1860 owned $300 of New Site, AL real estate and $150 of stock, but by 1870 had apparently lost his land and was working as a farm laborer. He was able to write.

In 1880 John was noted as age 42 living with his wife, who the census taker noted to be Eliza age 45, and children near other Winslett and Talton families; his son George lived next door.

Sandwiched between the John and George Strong families and the Joesph Talton family in the 1880 Tallapoosa Co, AL census, was a Betsie Futral, age 63 born in Georgia with her father and mother born in Ireland and Georgia respectively. She is shown living with Martha J. age 38, Andrew J. age 26, Sarah M. age 32, Mary E. age 29, Nancy G. age 24, John M. age 22, and Neomie E. age 21 -- with the eldest child born in Georgia and all the rest born in Alabama. Living next door is her son Benjamin with his wife Sarah S. and their son James F. It is unknown if this family is related to ours but the proximity is so tight that there must be some relationship. A William E. Futral age 33 with parents born in Georgia and a wife Louisa G. age 24 with parents born in Alabama and children Anna and Willis are living next door to Joel Harper Winslett.

In 1900 the family was noted as living in Spring Creek, Shelby Co, AL and John and Luiza (sic) were listed as having married in 1858, although other documents indicate it was two years earlier, and having had 10 children, 9 of whom were alive. John was also noted as being born 2 years later in Nov 1840. John had a granddaughter born in July 1898 in Alabama named Olar B. Etress living with them along with the child's apparent mother, his daughter Lou Annie, noted as Louanna Strong.

In his 60s John had eye cancer and was unable to work; he applied for a veteran's pension over a period of time from 1896-1899. During that time he owned just two cows, a clock and furniture valued at $81 and was unable to work to support himself and his wife. John finally received a pension. His wife began her pension application 16 Jun 1904.

Children of PVT John Allen Strong and Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S141] James R. Rolff Research.
  3. [S157] 1870 Tallapoosa Co, AL Census. Strong and Winslett.
  4. [S163] 1860 Tallapoosa Co, AL census. Strong household.
  5. [S38] 1880 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census Extracts: Excerpts for Strong, Talton and Winslett Families, 4 - 5 Jun 1880.
  6. [S168] 1850 Beat 4, Randolph County, Alabama Census. Strong household.
  7. [S187] James Robert Rolff, Strong Family of Virginia.
  8. [S198] Earl Strong Research.
  9. [S315] John Strong - Louisa Smith Marriage.
  10. [S316] Louisa Smith Strong, Widow's Pension, Shelby Co, AL, Jun - Jul 1904.
  11. [S317] John Allen Strong (1838-1901) Pension Application, Shelby Co, AL, May 1889.
  12. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  13. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.
  14. [S533] Strong-Smith Family Records.
  15. [S561] Dennis Galloway Research.

Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

F, ID# 157, (4 Feb 1833 - b 1920)
Father:John C. Smith (c 1809 - a 1870)
Mother:Anna "Anny" (Unknown) (c 1818 - Oct 1879)
Charts:Virginia Custis Winslett lineage
Oma Lavinia Strong lineage
     Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith was born on 4 Feb 1833 at Macon, Bibb Co, Georgia.10 She was the daughter of John C. Smith and Anna "Anny" (Unknown). Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith married PVT John Allen Strong, son of Samuel C. Strong and Sarah J. Morrison, on 25 Sep 1856 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith died b 1920 at Shelby, Shelby Co, Alabama.
      Indians, mostly Cherokee, for centuries inhabited the area which would become Bibb Co, GA, where Louisa Elizabeth Smith was born. Bibb County was created on 9 Dec 1822, with Macon incorporated as a town and designated the county seat in Dec 1823. Bibb was carved from the earlier land of the counties of Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties, hence Lousia Smith was sometimes mentioned as being born in Monroe Co, GA. Indians living in the area were forcibly removed farther West to Indian Territory in what was known as the Indian Removal in the 1830s. Cherokees refer to their removal as the "Trail of Tears." One of Lousia's brothers traveled to the west but there is no report as to why; he may be John C. Smith junior about whom little is known.

Some family traditions report Louisa was full-blooded Indian, however her parents were born in the Carolinas and her parents were reported as white on the 1870 census. As an example, in other parts of the Winslett line, a single child has stood out as darker-complected but there has been no documentation of Indian descent there either.

By 1904 Lousia was "old and destitute" according to her Civil War widow's pension application. She was not able to write.

Louisa's death was not recorded in the Aug 1912 Shelby Co, AL death records, although that is the death date recorded in her daughter's family bible. According to her grandson Edmond Hiram Craddock, Louisa was born 18 Jun 1845 [Louisa consistently reported 1833-1835 for her birth] and died 20 Jul 1915; if this birth date was correct Louisa would likely have had more children. According to Ethel Lena Horn Winslett (born 1899) and her cousin-in-law Ethel Galloway, niece of Oma Lavinia Strong Winslett, who did not know each other and thus reported their information independently, Louisa died in 1919 because each Ethel had new babies then and were thus unable to attend Louisa's funeral.

Children of Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith and PVT John Allen Strong

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S141] James R. Rolff Research.
  3. [S157] 1870 Tallapoosa Co, AL Census. Strong and Winslett.
  4. [S163] 1860 Tallapoosa Co, AL census. Strong household.
  5. [S38] 1880 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census Extracts: Excerpts for Strong, Talton and Winslett Families, 4 - 5 Jun 1880.
  6. [S19] Craddock Family History, circa 1963.
  7. [S315] John Strong - Louisa Smith Marriage.
  8. [S316] Louisa Smith Strong, Widow's Pension, Shelby Co, AL, Jun - Jul 1904.
  9. [S317] John Allen Strong (1838-1901) Pension Application, Shelby Co, AL, May 1889.
  10. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  11. [S320] 1850 Georgia Census Index, Smith household.
  12. [S533] Strong-Smith Family Records.
  13. [S561] Dennis Galloway Research.

William Lemuel "Lem" Strong1,2,3,4,5,6

M, ID# 158, (5 May 1859 - 20 Feb 1944)
Father:PVT John Allen Strong (Nov 1838 - 28 May 1901)
Mother:Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith (4 Feb 1833 - b 1920)
     William Lemuel "Lem" Strong was born on 5 May 1859 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. He was the son of PVT John Allen Strong and Louisa 'Lou' Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith. William Lemuel "Lem" Strong married Mary Emma Peters, daughter of (Unknown) Peters and Ann (Unknown), on 7 Nov 1878 at Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. William Lemuel "Lem" Strong died on 20 Feb 1944 at Winter Park, Orange Co, Florida, at age 84.

Children of William Lemuel "Lem" Strong and Mary Emma Peters

Citations

  1. [S82] Interviews, Henry and Amanda Winslett, 1965-1968.
  2. [S141] James R. Rolff Research.
  3. [S233] Letter, Olga F. W. Stapleton (1918-2005), 2 Aug 1995.
  4. [S163] 1860 Tallapoosa Co, AL census. Strong household.
  5. [S157] 1870 Tallapoosa Co, AL Census. Strong and Winslett.
  6. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

John William Winslett1,2,3

M, ID# 159, (24 Aug 1878 - 2 Nov 1902)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     John William Winslett was born on 24 Aug 1878 at Coosa Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. John William Winslett was buried at Denison, Grayson Co, Texas. He died on 2 Nov 1902 at Denison, Texas, at age 24.
      John William Winslett worked as part of a train crew and died in a railroad accident. His death date may be incorrect.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  3. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Mattie Louella Winslett1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 160, (18 Dec 1879 - 3 Aug 1941)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Mattie Louella Winslett was born on 18 Dec 1879 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Mattie Louella Winslett married Edward Lee Cloninger on 15 Sep 1898 at Childersburg, Talladega Co, Alabama. Mattie Louella Winslett died on 3 Aug 1941 at Bessemer, Jefferson Co, Alabama, at age 61.

Children of Mattie Louella Winslett and Edward Lee Cloninger

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  4. [S306] 1880 Tallapoosa Co, AL, Winslett household.
  5. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett1,2,3,4

M, ID# 161, (10 Mar 1882 - 7 Aug 1911)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett was born on 10 Mar 1882 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Sumner on 21 Dec 1902 at Talladega Co, Alabama. Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett died on 7 Aug 1911 at Goodwater, Coosa Co, Alabama, at age 29. He was buried at Millerville Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay Co, Alabama.
      Leander J. Winslett's tombstone states he was born in 1884.

Children of Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Sumner

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S221] 1910 Alabama Soundex Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 162, (2 Feb 1884 - 6 Oct 1922)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett was born on 2 Feb 1884 at Clay Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett married Thomas E. Thrasher on 13 Apr 1899. Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett died on 6 Oct 1922 at Talladega, Talladega Co, Alabama, at age 38. She was buried at Thorn Hill Cemetery, Marion Co, Alabama.
      Donie Arrelia Belle Winslett is buried in a country cemetery named for Thorn Hill plantation.

Children of Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett and Thomas E. Thrasher

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  4. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  5. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Rev Hiram Milton Winslett1,2,3,4,5,6

M, ID# 163, (3 Nov 1885 - 29 Oct 1960)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Rev Hiram Milton Winslett was born on 3 Nov 1885 at Hackneyville, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Rev Hiram Milton Winslett married Birsie Eubera Green on 24 Dec 1907 at Talladega Co, Alabama. Rev Hiram Milton Winslett died on 29 Oct 1960 at Pelham, Shelby Co, Alabama, at age 74. He was buried at Helena, Alabama.
      Rev Hiram Milton Winslett, a minister, looked very Indian.

Children of Rev Hiram Milton Winslett and Birsie Eubera Green

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S219] 1920 Alabama Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S221] 1910 Alabama Soundex Census. Winslett household.
  5. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  6. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Henry Dillard Winslett1,2,3,4,5

M, ID# 164, (20 Feb 1889 - 16 Jan 1978)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
Charts:Virginia Custis Winslett lineage
     Henry Dillard Winslett was born on 20 Feb 1889 at Shelby, Shelby Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Henry Dillard Winslett married Amanda 'Mandy' Ola Weathers, daughter of William "Bill" J. Floyd Weathers and Mary "Betty" Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wheat, on 16 May 1909 at Crosswell Church, Shelby Co, Alabama. Henry Dillard Winslett died on 16 Jan 1978 at Brookwood Hospital, Homewood, Jefferson Co, Alabama, at age 88. He was buried at Montevallo Cemetery, Montevallo, Shelby Co, Alabama.
      Henry Dillard Winslett joined the National Guard at Chickamauga Park, TN at age eighteen to work as a fireman on a railroad in Arkansas. He returned to Alabama on a trip and met Amanda Ola Weathers at a Saturday night pound supper. He liked her and asked if he could walk her home, circumventing the other boys she was dating. Henry promised he would stay with her and never desert her. After Amanda kissed him, they were engaged to be married at Four Mile, AL. Henry walked over to her house the next day and took her to church where they were married. Sunday services were underway when they walked in, but Henry and Amanda had already arranged to have Rev John Gilbert marry them after the service; the congregation stayed to watch. Henry and Amanda had a big dinner and then he took her home to his room at his parents' house. That night there was an organized singing at the house and the couple joined in and sang for hours. That was their honeymoon. There is a family tradition Amanda always wanted to be the oldest of the two, so Henry stated he was born in 1889 on his marriage certificate instead of 1888, however Henry's parents also stated he was born in 1889 when they provided census data, so he likely was one year younger than his wife. A C. A. Strong, likely Claude Alexander Strong 1880-1982, stated he was Henry Dillard Winslett's cousin and had known him all his life for Henry's 1951 reissued birth certificate; Claude was Henry's first cousin once removed.

When Henry and Amanda were married they had no money. That October they moved to a small house west of Wilsonville, AL; they had to move the goats out so they could move in. The house had one large room and a smaller one in the back, but they had a happy life there. When they were married it was honorable to have an lot of children. Henry's mother Omie Lavinia Strong said a woman would be talked about if she did not have children within a year of marriage. Henry and Amanda farmed for a couple of years with a small crop and a few animals -- enough to make a living. The family passed their evenings by eating supper, smoking a cigarette and going to bed. However, Henry knew the farm would not provide for their growing family, so he went to work in a brickyard for $7.50 a week. They could not save any money, but they had enough to live because groceries only cost six dollars a month.

When Alabama began to become industrialized, around 1912 Henry left the brickyard to go work in the iron industry. He was superintendant of furnaces and plant manager at two ironworks villages where the family lived at Irontown, AL and then at Jennifer, AL. At Irontown a Mr. Reynolds boarded with the family. Henry then went into brick and tile making under Lorick Stephenson, an owner of four plants and for whom Henry's youngest son was named. During that job a truck loaded with telephone poles turned over, dumping the heavy poles on him and breaking his leg in three places; he limped slightly the rest of his life.

With so many children in the family, the Winslett children were taught to be independent. The children were not allowed to play in the house; in winter they wrote in the house instead of playing outside. The family raised its own foods -- vegetables, fruits and meats and only went to the grocery store for a barrel of flour, cheese, salmon, salt, sugar and coffee beans. The family had a black cook who prepared all three meals for the family. No leftovers were kept. The ice man delivered 100 pounds of ice daily. Clothes were boiled in huge pots outside to clean them. For heat the family burned wood and later coal in fireplaces in each room. The Winsletts used a wagon or horse and buggy and later a Model T Ford car to go to church each Sunday.

On his World War I draft card, Henry noted he was 28 years old, working as a stone tender at a blast furnace for The Alabama Company in Irontown, AL. He noted he had served a year in the Alabama State infantry and claimed exemption from the draft because of his short leg. On his WWI draft card, Henry stated he was born in Tallapoosa Co, AL instead of Shelby Co, AL.

The 1920 Federal Census for Munford township which was incorporated as part of Jenifer in Talladega Co, AL showed Henry living close to parts of his father's, mother's and wife's families, all of whom were apparently working for a furnace company. Henry is shown renting with his wife Mandy, both being able to read and write, and living next door to his wife's Weathers family. Also renting nearby are Henry's brother George with his wife Ethel and family. Next door was J. J. Talton age 28 with his wife Margie and two children; Henry's paternal grandmother was a Talton, but it is unknown if and how these Taltons were related because they are a generation below the data recorded thus far. Also renting nearby was C. A. Strong age 36 with his wife Louella and four children; Henry's mother was a Strong but it is unknown if and how these Strongs were related because they are a generation below the data recorded thus far.

Henry had four sons who served in World War II during which Henry closed the brick yard and worked as a civil servant at the powder plant at the Supply Division, Mobile Air Service Command, Brookley Field, Mobile, AL. On 1 Aug 1944 Henry completed Supervisory Training at the Mobile Air Service Command. While supervising at Brookley he invented a safety catch for the large warehouse doors because so many men there had been injured. He was awarded an Award of Merit for materially aiding the US war effort on 27 July 1944 by the Army Air Forces, Air Service Command. The government patented the catch, and he told the government the patent was his contribution to his country, his four sons and the other men fighting in the war. The government used the catch on large warehouse doors at many US shipping bases. Years later the family discussed if Henry had patented the catch he and his wife might have been able to live comfortably; Henry said he had no regrets because his sons all returned returned home from the war safely. By Mar 1945 Henry and Amanda were living at 412 Main Street, Sylacauga, AL. Henry's hobby was hunting for wild game.

Henry was remarkably tenacious and retained a bright, fresh outlook toward life. From starting with no money, Henry and Amanda worked hard to raise a large family and own their own home. They married to stay married and raised their family in a religious environment. Winsletts are Baptists and therefore they were not christened, but baptized. No alcohol or use of profanity was allowed in their home. Although they did not have a lot of possessions to give their children, they provided love and a sense of pride. For all these things they felt blessed and were very happy. According to their daughter Willie, they had less than $5,000 income annually.

When his wife's eyesight failed, Henry did all the cooking and cleaning with no regrets because he believed his wife had done more than her share. In his latter years he built a cinderblock home on a farm in Aldridge, AL where he and his wife lived raising crops and chickens until they died; the home burned down in December 1998. Henry developed a blood disease leaving him vulnerable. He was tired but never complained and clung to life because he wanted to live and to take care of his wife. Had he lived, he would have developed leukemia; he died from double pneumonia. Henry's will was probated in Columbiana, Shelby Co, AL.

Henry was proud of his granddaughter Virginia Custis Winslett's interest in the Winslett genealogy and her efforts to trace the lineage. When he became seriously ill, Henry was greatly concerned that an envelope of family records be given to her.

Children of Henry Dillard Winslett and Amanda 'Mandy' Ola Weathers

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S82] Interviews, Henry and Amanda Winslett, 1965-1968.
  4. [S290] "Winsletts Married 63 Years."
  5. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.

Lucy Anne 'Annie' Clark Winslett1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 165, (22 May 1891 - 15 Jul 1972)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Lucy Anne 'Annie' Clark Winslett was born on 22 May 1891 at Shelby Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Lucy Anne 'Annie' Clark Winslett married Samuel "Sam" M. Mitchell on 5 May 1910 at Shelby Co, Alabama. Lucy Anne 'Annie' Clark Winslett died on 15 Jul 1972 at Talladega Co, Alabama, at age 81.
      Lucy Anne Clark Winslett married at Four Mile Baptist Church. According to the 1900 census, she may have been born in 1891. Conflicting data states she is buried in Dry Valley Cemetery, Talledega Co, AL or in Daviston, Tallapoosa Co, AL.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  4. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  5. [S308] 1910 Shelby County, Alabama Census Index, Winslett household.

George Harper Winslett1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, ID# 166, (22 May 1894 - 19 Apr 1973)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     George Harper Winslett was born on 22 May 1894 at Harpersville, Shelby Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. George Harper Winslett married Ethel Lenna Horn, daughter of William Joshua Horn and Nancy Jane Sheppard, on 5 Nov 1916 at Rockford, Coosa Co, Alabama. George Harper Winslett died on 19 Apr 1973 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at age 78. He was buried at Montevallo Cemetery, Montevallo, Shelby Co, Alabama.
      George Harper Winslett was a carpenter.

Children of George Harper Winslett and Ethel Lenna Horn

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S221] 1910 Alabama Soundex Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S219] 1920 Alabama Census. Winslett household.
  5. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  6. [S307] 1920 Talladega, Co AL Census, Winslett household.
  7. [S308] 1910 Shelby County, Alabama Census Index, Winslett household.
  8. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Edward Lee Cloninger1,2

M, ID# 167, (a 1873 - 1954)
     Edward Lee Cloninger was born a 1873. He married Mattie Louella Winslett, daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 15 Sep 1898 at Childersburg, Talladega Co, Alabama. Edward Lee Cloninger died in 1954.

Children of Edward Lee Cloninger and Mattie Louella Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."

Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Sumner1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 168, (20 Jun 1879 - 11 Mar 1968)
     Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Sumner was born on 20 Jun 1879. She married Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett, son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 21 Dec 1902 at Talladega Co, Alabama. Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Sumner died on 11 Mar 1968 at age 88. She was buried at Millerville Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay Co, Alabama.5

Children of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Sumner and Leander 'Lee' Jackson Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  4. [S221] 1910 Alabama Soundex Census. Winslett household.
  5. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Thomas E. Thrasher1,2,3

M, ID# 169, (24 Nov 1874 - 30 Mar 1948)
     Thomas E. Thrasher was born on 24 Nov 1874. He married Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett, daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 13 Apr 1899. Thomas E. Thrasher died on 30 Mar 1948 at Talladega Co, Alabama, at age 73.

Children of Thomas E. Thrasher and Dona 'Donie' Arrelia Belle Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S220] Sarah Ann Kass Research.
  3. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."

Birsie Eubera Green1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 170, (5 May 1890 - Dec 1975)
     Birsie Eubera Green was born on 5 May 1890 at Clay Co, Alabama. She married Rev Hiram Milton Winslett, son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 24 Dec 1907 at Talladega Co, Alabama. Birsie Eubera Green died in Dec 1975 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co, Alabama, at age 85.

Children of Birsie Eubera Green and Rev Hiram Milton Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  3. [S221] 1910 Alabama Soundex Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S219] 1920 Alabama Census. Winslett household.
  5. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."

Samuel "Sam" M. Mitchell1,2,3

M, ID# 171, (1888 - 1969)
     Samuel "Sam" M. Mitchell was born in 1888. He married Lucy Anne 'Annie' Clark Winslett, daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 5 May 1910 at Shelby Co, Alabama. Samuel "Sam" M. Mitchell died in 1969.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.
  3. [S82] Interviews, Henry and Amanda Winslett, 1965-1968.

Ethel Lenna Horn1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, ID# 172, (15 Nov 1899 - 2006)
Father:William Joshua Horn (a 1873 - )
Mother:Nancy Jane Sheppard (a 1878 - )
     Ethel Lenna Horn was born on 15 Nov 1899 at Horn's Valley, Clay Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of William Joshua Horn and Nancy Jane Sheppard. Ethel Lenna Horn married George Harper Winslett, son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 5 Nov 1916 at Rockford, Coosa Co, Alabama. Ethel Lenna Horn died in 2006.

Children of Ethel Lenna Horn and George Harper Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S221] 1910 Alabama Soundex Census. Winslett household.
  4. [S219] 1920 Alabama Census. Winslett household.
  5. [S307] 1920 Talladega, Co AL Census, Winslett household.
  6. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.
  7. [S555] Rita Talton Barrett Research.

Clarence Madison Winslett1,2,3,4,5,6

M, ID# 173, (31 Jul 1896 - 4 Feb 1987)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Clarence Madison Winslett was born on 31 Jul 1896 at Talladega Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Clarence Madison Winslett married Sally Louise Greene on 12 Oct 1919 at Bon Air, Alabama. Clarence Madison Winslett died on 4 Feb 1987 at Alabaster, Alabama, at age 90.
      Clarence Madison Winslett may have been born in 1896 according to the 1900 census. Conflicting data states he was buried in Birmingham, AL and in Presbyterian Cememtery, Elliots, AL, which may refer to one of the Elliott cemeteries in Alabama.

Children of Clarence Madison Winslett and Sally Louise Greene

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  4. [S305] 1900 Mandisville, Talladega County, Alabama Census, Number 86 Winslett household.
  5. [S308] 1910 Shelby County, Alabama Census Index, Winslett household.
  6. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Effie Luvinia Winslett1,2,3,4,5

F, ID# 174, (26 Jul 1900 - 3 Jul 1958)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Effie Luvinia Winslett was born on 26 Jul 1900 at Mardisville, Talladega Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Effie Luvinia Winslett married Lewis Durden on 11 Mar 1917 at Talladega Co, Alabama. Effie Luvinia Winslett married J. W. Sanley a 1925. Effie Luvinia Winslett died on 3 Jul 1958 at East End Hospital, Birmingham, Jefferson Co, Alabama, at age 57. She was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  3. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  4. [S308] 1910 Shelby County, Alabama Census Index, Winslett household.
  5. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Allen David Winslett I1,2,3

M, ID# 175, (17 Jul 1903 - 28 Jan 1966)
Father:Joel Harper Winslett (19 Nov 1854 - 31 Aug 1909)
Mother:Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong (10 Feb 1861 - 11 May 1952)
     Allen David Winslett I was born on 17 Jul 1903 at Mardisville, Talladega Co, Alabama. He was the son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong. Allen David Winslett I married Exah 'Exer' Ann Burton on 23 Jun 1923 at Bon Air, Alabama. Allen David Winslett I died on 28 Jan 1966 at Talladega Co, Alabama, at age 62. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery, Talladega Co, Alabama.

Children of Allen David Winslett I and Exah 'Exer' Ann Burton

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S123] Willie Lee Winslett (1912-2007) Interview, Sep 1992, Feb 1994, 1995, 1998.
  3. [S308] 1910 Shelby County, Alabama Census Index, Winslett household.

Sally Louise Greene1,2,3,4

F, ID# 176, (30 Jul 1900 - 2 Feb 1972)
     Sally Louise Greene was born on 30 Jul 1900. She married Clarence Madison Winslett, son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 12 Oct 1919 at Bon Air, Alabama. Sally Louise Greene died on 2 Feb 1972 at age 71.

Children of Sally Louise Greene and Clarence Madison Winslett

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S11] "Herschel Winslett Collection."
  3. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  4. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Lewis Durden1

M, ID# 177, (a 1892 - )
     Lewis Durden was born a 1892. He married Effie Luvinia Winslett, daughter of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 11 Mar 1917 at Talladega Co, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.

Exah 'Exer' Ann Burton1,2,3

F, ID# 178, (1905 - 24 Feb 2000)
     Exah 'Exer' Ann Burton was born in 1905. She married Allen David Winslett I, son of Joel Harper Winslett and Oma 'Omie' 'Omy' Lavinia Strong, on 23 Jun 1923 at Bon Air, Alabama. Exah 'Exer' Ann Burton died on 24 Feb 2000 at Hayden, Blount Co, Alabama.

Children of Exah 'Exer' Ann Burton and Allen David Winslett I

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S122] "Winslett Family Newsletter."
  3. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Nyla Ruth Winslett1

F, ID# 179, (20 Mar 1910 - 26 Jul 2002)
Father:Henry Dillard Winslett (20 Feb 1889 - 16 Jan 1978)
Mother:Amanda 'Mandy' Ola Weathers (7 Aug 1888 - 22 May 1982)
     Nyla Ruth Winslett was born on 20 Mar 1910 at Wilsonville, Shelby Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of Henry Dillard Winslett and Amanda 'Mandy' Ola Weathers. Nyla Ruth Winslett married Roy Smith in 1930. Nyla Ruth Winslett married Frank Martin Crosby, son of German Crosby and Fannie Hicks, on 26 May 1935. Nyla Ruth Winslett married C. C. 'Neal' Sellers in Apr 1972. Nyla Ruth Winslett died on 26 Jul 2002 at Alabama at age 92. She was buried at Montevallo Cemetery, Montevallo, Shelby Co, Alabama.
      Nyla Ruth Winslett's first husband left her early on after their marriage, leaving Nyla mentally and physically ill for six months.

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.

Willie Lee Winslett1

F, ID# 180, (17 Aug 1912 - 30 Dec 2007)
Father:Henry Dillard Winslett (20 Feb 1889 - 16 Jan 1978)
Mother:Amanda 'Mandy' Ola Weathers (7 Aug 1888 - 22 May 1982)
     Willie Lee Winslett was born on 17 Aug 1912 at Harpersville, Alabama. She was the daughter of Henry Dillard Winslett and Amanda 'Mandy' Ola Weathers. Willie Lee Winslett married Clarence Dubois Galloway I, son of Alonzo Clay Galloway and Luda "Ludie" May Horton, on 5 May 1935 at Birmingham, Alabama. Willie Lee Winslett died on 30 Dec 2007 at Alabama at age 95.2 She was buried on 2 Jan 2008 at Montevallo Cemetery, Montevallo, Shelby Co, Alabama.
      Willie Lee Winslett was very close to her brother John Winslett and enjoyed extensive correspondence with him throughout their mutual lives, much of it focused on family life.

Willie was named the 1967 Woman of Achievement by the Montevallo Business and Professional Women's Club for her outstanding community service as chairman of the county cancer education committee. She was an avid gardener and staunch Christian. Willie worked hard to see to the comfort and needs of her parents in their later years.

Willie documented much mental and physical cruelty from her husband in one of her wills, refusing to leave him anything.

Willie's name was changed in her grandparents' Winslett family Bible, owned by Virginia Custis Winseltt, to be Willie Leola, which is incorrect. This researcher surmises Willie was named after Willie Leona Bilderback, the wife of Willie's second cousin twice removed Wyatt Henry Winslett.2

Children of Willie Lee Winslett and Clarence Dubois Galloway I

Citations

  1. [S81] Joel Winslett and Oma Strong Bible.
  2. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."