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Thomas McAdory Owen's Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama

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WAGSTER, WILLIAM, age not given, and a resident of Butler County; private, S.C. Continental Line; enrolled on July 16, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from July 5, 1819; annual allowance, $96; suspended under act May 1, 1820. Continued and transferred from Edgefield District, S.C., from January 22, 1829.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WAID (sic), CALVIN, aged 73, and a resident of Blount County; private, New Jersey Militia; enrolled on July 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $53.33.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WALDEN, DAVID, aged 76, and a resident of Blount County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on January 27, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Con.,. 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WALDRON, CHARLES, aged 75, and a resident of Lowndes County; private, Maryland Militia; enrolled on May 19, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WALKER, SOLOMON. Born in Virginia in 1757. He, in 1778, in company with Richard Taylor was sent to join the American Army which was stationed on the North side of the Savannah River, opposite Augusta, then occupied by the British. A detachment under General Ashe was ordered across the river to take their station at the point where Briar Creek flows into the Savannah. To avoid being captured, Lt. Solomon Walker swam the Savannah.—N.C. State Records, vol. 22, p. 125. See also General D.A.R. Report, 1927-28, p. 109. See also Thompson, History of Barbour County, pp. 564-5. See also D.A.R. Roster of the Revolutionary Soldiers from N.C. See also Walker, Backtracking in Barbour County, pp. 23-24.

 

WALKER, TANDY, private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 20, 1838, payment to date from January 1, 1828; annual allowance, $96.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

WALKER, WILLIAM, aged 78, resided in DeKalb County, June 1, 1840, with G. Walker. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WALLACE, JOHN, aged 75, and a resident of Bibb County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on June 17, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Bibb County, June 1, 1840, aged 80 to 90. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

WALLACE, THOMAS was born in Maryland, 1745, and died in Montgomery County, (Morgan) Alabama, 1830. He served under Shelby. He married Rebecca Milligan, (May 31, 1770) who applied for pension, 1839, and died 1840, aged ninety-one. The children Joel, Thomas, William, and Ruth died before 1862. White's King's Mountain Men, page 244.

 

WALLACE, THOMAS—His widow, Rebecca Wallace, applied for a pension in Morgan County; Ala., March 27, 1839, died September 4. 1840 or September 1, 1841, before her pension was allowed. Her husband, Thomas Wallace, died in Lincoln County, Ga., April 1, 19, or 23, 1830. She also made the statement that he died in Morgan County, Ala. She stated that he entered the service at the beginning of the War; marched from Mecklenburg County, N.C., served with the North Carolina Troops under Capt. James Barr and Col. Isaac Shelby; went on two expeditions against the Cherokee Indians; was in the battle of King's Mountain and in some skirmishes; served as a private and captain, amounting in all to fifteen months. During the time of his service he resided in Mecklenburg, County, N.C., and Sullivan County, N.C. Children who survived their mother: William, who died before the pension certificate was issued; Joel, aged eighty, administrator of her estate and a resident of Morgan County, Ala.; Thomas, also of Morgan County; and Ruth, who died unmarried in 1852. Jones and Gandrud, Alabama Records, vol. 74, Morgan.County, pp. 78-79.

 

WALLING, DAVID, aged 76, resided in Walker County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 150.

 

WALLING, WILLIAM, aged 73, and a resident of Madison County; private and sergeant, S.C. Militia; enrolled on November 4, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $35; sums received to date or publication of list, $105.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WALTER, THOMAS (1757-1837) served as private in the Virginia Infantry. He was born in England; died in Huntsville, Ala.--D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 149, p. 297.

 

WALTON, WlLLIAM, aged 68, and a resident of Greene County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on January 16, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $33.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $99.99. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WARD, CALVIN, private, particular service not shown; annual allowance, $53.33; records do not show that any payment was ever made. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

WARD, JOHN, aged 77, and a resident of Bibb County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled January 4, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WARDEN, SAMUEL, aged 84, resided in Benton County, June 1, 1840, with David Barnwell. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WARE, ROBERT —"Died on the 6th inst. at his residence near this place, aged, 67. The eulogy of the departed good, is but a just tribute to their merit. In some degree, it soothes the feelings of friends, and excites to emulation and virtue. Those who knew Mr. Ware will always venerate his memory. Animated by ardent patriotism he early embarked in defence of the liberties of his country. He endured every hardship, and encountered every peril, with fortitude and heroism. In numerous excursions against the tories, at the battle of the Cowpens and at the siege of Augusta, he performed services which ought to embalm his name in the hearts of his countrymen. During most of his life, he was an inhabitant of the county of Lincoln in the State of Georgia; and for many years, as a member of the Legislature and a judge of the county court was distinguished for his sound judgment and inflexible integrity. As a member of the Baptist church, for nearly forty years he exhibited an example to the Christian, in piety to God and good will to man. In his general intercourse with society upright and honorable, in his domestic relations kind and affectionate, in his private habits temperate and industrious, few men more fully performed the various duties for which it has pleased the Deity to place in this world, in order to qualify us to enjoy that state of happiness which he has reserved only for the righteous. We trust he has gone to meet his redeemer, and receive the welcome. 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant. enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.'—Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Ala., May 17, 1827.

 

WARE, ROBT., Sen. Born Oct. 10, 1759, died May 8, 1827, Adams, Hartford, Conn., tombstone maker. This monument is 3 miles out on the Ware's Ferry, or Three Mile Branch Road. Miss Bessie Walker, whose grandmother was the step-sister of Robert Ware, states that the body of Robert Ware was moved to the new part of Oakwood, in the Ware lot.

 

WARSHAM, JOHN, aged 72, and a resident of Washington county; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on February 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; sums received to date of publication of list, $90. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Washington County, June 1, 1840, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 150.

 

WATFORD, JOSEPH, aged 92, resided in Dale County, June 1, 1840, with Barnabas Whatford. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

"Joseph Watford was born on January 29, 1742 in North Carolina and resided in Pitt County before the Revolutionary War. He volunteered for service under Capt. James Lanier, Col. Jonas Johnson and General Butler. He marched from Pitt County, North Carolina, to South Carolina and was at the Battle of Stono. This tour of service was for four months. The next tour of service was for four months and he served under Capt. Samuel Barrow and Col. Benjamin Sowell. During this tour he marched to meet General [Horatio] Gates but did not arrive before the defeat of Gen. Gates in [Camden] S. Carolina. Was ordered back to North Carolina where he served the last two months on Deep River. The third tour of service was under Capt. Jesse Proctor and Gen. William Caswell. He was drafted in Pitt County and marched to Trent River in North Carolina. The next tour of three months he was drafted and served under Capt. Richard Reeves and Major Sheperd. He was ordered from Pitt County, North Carolina to Wilmington but before arriving there was ordered to return and was discharged at Kingston. This was his last service and about the close of the war. His four tours of service lasted over a period of four years, during the time he served in the above capacity and in no other way but a private soldier of the Militia.

"Soon after the war Joseph Watford moved to Darlington District, South Carolina where he resided for about thirty years. During the time that he lived in Darlington he applied the first time for his pension but the papers were lost by the lawyer who took them and the application to Columbia, South Carolina, to present to the legislature. In 1844 he again applied for pension and at this time was living in Dale County, Ala.

"Watford died on July 26, 1845 and was buried in the cemetery of Big Creek Methodist Church in what is now Houston County, Alabama." -- Information provided by William Ted McKenzie, Dothan, Alabama, July 30, 2007.

 

WATKINS, JAMES, aged 92, resided in Benton County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WATKINS, ROBERT—"On the motion of James Watkins, of Dallas County, Alabama, and upon the testimony of John Nails, Richard K. Meade, and George W. Watkins, whose depositions before the Court of Colbert County, in Mississippi, 7 January, 1834, are here produced, ORDERED: certified to the Register of the Land Officer of Virginia, that the Court is satisfied that the late Ensign Robert Watkins, an officer of the Continental Line of Virginia, died intestate in the service as Ensign during the War of the Revolution and left a widow and two children, Ann and James, that Ann died young, and her mother, the widow of Robert, died soon afterward, intestate, leaving said James, and that he is the son and only surviving heir-at-law of said Ensign Robert Watkins. Hanover County, Va., Order Book 1831-1835, p. 158. Court 28 Nov. 1832."—Ljungstedt County Court Note Book April, 1927, p. 15.

 

WATTS, GARRETT, aged 78, and a resident of Perry County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on July 16, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 18:32, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $23.33. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WEBSTER, JOHN, "John Webster was born in Caroline County, Va., in 1743. Early in the struggle for independence he enlisted in the Continental army and served under General Washington. He was with the American army at Yorktown, and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis. In 1817 he came to Alabama and during the last ten years of his life he lived in Tuscaloosa with his son, John J. Webster. He died in Tuscaloosa, September 6, 1839, in the 97th year of his age. See Tuscaloosa Flag of the Union, September 14, 1839.
 

 "It is shown by the records in Washington, D. C, that one John Webster served as a private in Captain Alexander S. Dandridge's troop, 1st regiment of Light Dragoons, commanded by Colonel Bland, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He was 'appointed' July 20, 1777, to serve until December 1, 1778, and his name last appears on a pay roll for the month of November, 1778. It is also shown by the records that one John Webster served as a private in Captain Thomas Pry's company in a regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Moses Hazen, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He enlisted April 16, 1777, to serve during the war; joined the company June 17, 1777, and his name last appears on an account covering the period from June 1 to July 31, 1779.

 

"It is further shown by the records that one John Webster served as a carpenter in Captain Low's company, Corps of Artificers, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He enlisted April 3, 1777, to serve to January 1, 1778, and his name last appears as that of a clerk on the roll for the period from August 3, to November 27, 1778, with remark 'appointed September 1, 1778.'

 

"It is hardly probable that these are one and the same individual." Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, p. 568.

 

WELLBORN, ISAAC, aged 76, and a resident of Madison county; private, N.C. Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on January 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1833, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $53.33.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WEST, SAMUEL, aged 103, resided in Marshall County, June 1, 1840, with Butcher West. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WESTON, ROBERT. "Robert Weston, a soldier from North Carolina, is buried at 'Shady Grove,' Sumter county, Ala. His tomb records simply his birth and death and 'A Revolutionary Soldier.' A few brief facts of his history have been furnished by Mrs. M. C. Carpenter, his granddaughter, of Eutaw, Ala. Robert Weston was born in England, August 29, 1763, and died in Sumter County, Alabama, July 21, 1845, aged 81 years, 5 months and 8 days.

 

 "He came to America when a mere lad, with his two brothers, Isaac and Frank Weston. Although very young, he fought in the Revolution in North Carolina; was brave and quickwitted; was captured three times and sentenced to death, but made his escape each time through shrewd ability in disguising himself. He married Mary Ogilvie of South Carolina, who was born June 26, 1769, and died January 11, 1845, aged 75 years, 5 months and 15 days. The young couple settled in Fairfield district. S.C., where they resided until their children were grown. They had a large family and many descendants are still living in South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. One son, I. M. Weston, settled in Columbia, S.C., but the other children all removed to Alabama. Naturally the old couple followed their children and came to Sumter County, Ala., in 1833, where they purchased a home near their children and spent their old age in peace and contentment surrounded by children and grandchildren. Robert Weston was a man of intelligence and excellent education and his grandchildren remember him with the deepest affection and respect. His thrilling stories of Revolutionary times are yet remembered and told in the family."—Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 568-569.

 

WHITE, ANDREW, aged 72, and a resident of Lawrence County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on April 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv Sen Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Lawrence county, June 1, 1840, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WHITE, ELIJAH, aged 78, resided in Franklin County, June 1, 1840, with Samuel B. White. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WHITE, JAMES. aged 73, and a resident of Jackson county; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on January 2, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40; sums received to date of publication of list, $120.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess, 1833-34.

 

WHITE, JESSE - Revolutionary soldier buried in Autauga County, Ala. Information from Mrs. Sarah Hearn Garrard and Mrs. H. L. Peoples, Dallas, Tex.

 

WHITEFIELD, WILLIAM, aged 84, and a resident of St. Clair County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on January 18, 1830, under act of Congress of March l8, 1818, payment to date from January 18, 1830; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $396.64.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WICKER, WILLIAM. "Died in Pike County, Ala., on Sunday, the 20th December last, Mr. William Wicker. The deceased was aged 106 years. He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, and was engaged in several skirmishes with the British and Tories under General Marion of South Carolina."-- Spirit of the South.—The Southern Advocate, Huntsville, March 9, 1853. As a private, particular service not being shown, he was enrolled for pension under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; records do not show that any payment was ever made.— Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

WIGINGTON, GEORGE, aged 72, and a resident of Pickens County; private, N.C. State troops; enrolled on January 9, 1834. under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; sums received to date of publication of list, $90.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WILDER, GEORGE, aged 73, and a resident of Shelby County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on March 5, 1833, under act of Congress of Tune 7. 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. Resided also in Talladega County. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

WILKINSON, JOHN, aged 82, and a resident of Wilcox County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on September 28, 1834, under act of Congress of Tune 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $200.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv,Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WILLIAMS, DAVID (1760-1834) enlisted, 1782, as a private in Capt. Coleman's company, Col. Abraham Shepherd's 10th North Carolina regiment. He was born in North Carolina, died in Greene County, Alabama.--D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol 55, page 23.

 

WILLIAM, ISAAC, age not given, a resident of Greene County; captain in Cannon's regiment; enrolled on April 20, 1818, payment to date from December 26, 1813; annual allowance, $120; sums received, $800.19; and "on account of increased ratio of disability," rate increased to annual allowance of $180, under which $2,137.89 received to date of publication of list.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WILLIAMS, JOHN, aged 77, and a resident of Mobile County; private, Virginia State Troops; enrolled on Nov. 22, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $240.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Mobile County, June 1, 1840, aged 86. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. In the Census List, however, he is given a middle name, the entry being John Bailey Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, JONATHAN (1764-1836) served as private, Colonel Beardsley's regiment, 4th brigade, Connecticut militia, He was born in Connecticut, died in Pike County, Ala.—D.A.R. Lineage; Book, Vol. 124, page 147.

 

WILLIAMS, JONATHAN—Born April 7, 1764, died March 11, 1835; and buried in Williams Cemetery, three miles east; Brundidge; Pike County.—General D.A.R Report, 1915.

 

WILLIAMS, PETER, aged 78, and a resident of Pickens County; private, S.C. Militia; enrolled on January 17, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $50; sums received to date of publication of list, $150.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong. 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Pickens County, June 1, 1840, aged 86. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL, a resident of Covington County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on January 15, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831, annual allowance, $80. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. He resided in Covington County, June 1, 1840, aged 86. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

WILLIAMSON, HAWLEY. "Died on the 18th inst. [May] at his residence in this county, in the 78th year of his age, Hawley Williamson, a soldier of the Revolution, and for many years a citizen of Alabama."—The Democrat, Huntsville, May 28, 1830.

 

WILSON,......... The paternal grandfather of Dr. B. F. Wilson, also came from Tennessee to Tuscaloosa, with his son William, in 1818, and there died, over thirty years ago. His maternal grandfather, Culliver Clements, came from Georgia to Tuscaloosa, in 1818, and to Pickens County the next year—settled the place where now lives John L. Guyton, and subsequently removed to the present residence of Dudly Pruitt, where he died in 1840. Jesse Clements was his son. Both these ancestors were soldiers of the Revolution—Wilson was at Guilford Court-house battle—Clements was a South Carolina partisan soldier, in the trying times of Marion and his whig comrades. The descent is said to be Scotch-Irish on both sides.—Smith, History of Pickens County, pp. 241-42.

 

WILSON, JOHN, aged 74, and a resident of Bibb County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on April 15, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $43.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $129.99.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. A resident of Bibb County.

 

A descendant of his, Les Tate, maintains that John Wilson's Revolutionary War service was in the militia of North Carolina, not Virginia, and provides this documentation:
Pension application and Transcription of pension application.
Added February 6, 2008.

 

WILSON, JOSHUA, aged 74 and a resident of Dallas County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on March 1, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $78.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $234.99. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Clarke County, June 1, 1840, aged 80. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. Also resided in Clarke County. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

WILSON, ROBERT, aged 76, and a resident of Morgan County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on February 1, 1827, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from December 6, 1826; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $657.73.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WINN, ELISHA, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on July 21, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from April 30, 1818; annual allowance, $96; died.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 5l4, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WINN, GALANUS, aged 74, and a resident of Madison County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on December 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $43.89; sums received to date of publication of list $l31.67.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WINSTON, ANTHONY. "Captain Anthony Winston, of Hanover County, Virginia, a member of the Virginia convention of 1775, and a gallant captain in the Revolutionary army lies buried in the old Winston family burying ground just out of Sheffield, Alabama. Vol. xiii, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, states that Anthony Winston was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1750, married Keziah Jones and died in Alabama in 1828. He was a delegate from Buckingham County to the convention of 1775; he afterwards served in the militia and rose to the rank of captain. Brewer's Alabama says that 'he was a colonial officer of 1776 and the owner of the celebrated Portuguese giant, Peter Francisco. Capt. Winston removed first to Tennessee and subsequently settled in Madison County, Alabama. about the year 1810. He was a man of marked and elevated character.' He died in 1828. He left seven sons, Anthony, John J., William, Joel W., Isaac, Edmund and Thomas J., and two daughters, Mrs. John Pettus (Alice T.) and Mrs. Jesse Jones. Capt. Winston was nearly related to Patrick Henry (a first cousin) and distinction is hereditary in the Winston family. He has many honored descendants; one of his grandsons was Governor John Anthony Winston of Sumter, the 'first native born governor of Alabama.' Another grandson is General Edmund Winston Pettus, now senator in the United States Congress. Another distinguished grandson was the brother of Gen. Pettus, Governor John J. Pettus, the war governor of Mississippi. Other descendants of Capt. Anthony Winston are scattered all over the Southwest, filling honorable positions with credit.

 

 "The ancestry of Capt. Winston is thus given: Slaughter's St. Mark's Parish states that Isaac Winston, the most remote ancestor, was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1620. A grandson of his pursued his fortunes in Wales, where he had a large family. Three of his sons emigrated to America, and settled near Richmond, Va., in 1704. Their names were William, Isaac and James. Anthony Winston was descended from Isaac.
 "(1) Isaac Winston, the emigrant, married Mary Dabney and died in Hanover County in 1760, leaving six children, William, Isaac, Anthony, Lucy, Mary Ann and Sarah. Sarah was the mother of Patrick Henry.
 "(2) Anthony Winston (son of Isaac) married Alice, daughter of Col. James Taylor of Caroline; issue: Sarah, died single; Capt. Anthony Winston; Alice, married Judge Edmund Winston; Mary.
 "We are indebted to Gen. Edmund Pettus, of the United States Senate, for the following facts, and a copy of the inscription upon the tombstone:

 

Sacred to the memory of Anthony Winston and Keziah his wife, He Was born on the 15th of Nov. 1750 She On the 10th of Feb. 1760. They Were married on the 11th day of Mar. 1776 She Died October 1826 and he in 1828. This tribute of respect Is Paid to the memory of the best of parents By Their grateful and Affectionate sons.

 

"They were buried at the family burying ground on the plantation of their son, Anthony Winston, about one mile from Tuscumbia, in Colbert County, in the direction of Sheffield. Anthony Winston, here mentioned on this tombstone, was the son of Anthony Winston of Hanover County, Virginia, who was born September 29th, 1723, and married February 29th, 1747, Alice Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Alice Thornton. He was born in Hanover County, but moved in his young days to Buckingham County, Virginia. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War. He was married in 1776, and went into the army a few months afterwards.

 

"The family has now in their possession a counterpane made of cotton which Mrs. Keziah Winston raised. She picked the cotton, spun the thread and wove the cloth, and then ornamented it by needle work like a Marseilles counterpane, whilst her husband was in the army. This old heirloom is perfectly preserved, and looks as well as it ever did but, of course, it is not used.

 

"Anthony Winston told his grandchildren many things about the Revolutionary War, and particularly about General Washington. Some of these stories would not do to print, especially about the freedom with which 'The Father of his Country' used the English language. But in his estimation no mortal man ever approximated General Washington as a great military chieftain. Sarah Winston, of Hanover, was the sister of Anthony Winston, of Hanover. She married John Henry and was the mother of Patrick Henry. Capt. Anthony Winston was sheriff of Buckingham County, Virginia, which office at that time was given to the oldest justice of the peace of the county for one term, under the law of Virginia. At time time a justice of the peace in Virginia received no pay, the principal business of that officer being to settle disputes among his neighbors without any lawsuit.

 

"Alice Winston, the mother of Gen. Pettus, was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, but her father moved with his family about the beginning of the last century to Davidson County, Tennessee, and owned a plantation there, about one mile from the Hermitage. John Pettus was born in Fluvanna County, Virginia, near where Anthony Winston lived. He also moved to Davidson County, Tennessee, about the first of the last century. Alice Winston and John Pettus were married in Davidson County in 1807, and General Jackson danced at the wedding. And in the early days of Senator Pettus he was frequently at the 'Hermitage' and heard General Jackson tell of the early life of his mother and father, and of his father's serving in the Creek War under him." Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 569-572.

 

WITHERINGTON, WILLIAM—Born 1741, died September 22, 1819, in Conecuh County. Descendant already member D.A.R. Information from Elizabeth d'Autrey Riley, Evergreen, Ala.

 

WITHERSPOON, MARY (1764-1825) was a patriot, helping to cook and carry food to the soldiers stationed near her father's house. She was born in South Carolina, died in Alabama. D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 77, page 150.

 

WOOD, JOHN, aged 89, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840, with Thomas Campbell. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WOODALL, JONATHAN—Revolutionary soldier of Virginia who came to Jefferson County, Ala., in 1820, died in 1822, and buried near Irondale.—Information from Miss Minnie Woodall, Birmingham.

 

WOODS, THOMAS, sen., aged 76, and a resident of Dallas County; private of Cavalry S.C. Militia; enrolled on January 30, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $100; sums received to date of publication of list, $300.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WRIGHT, DANIEL, aged 75, and a resident of Madison County; captain, N.C. Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on June 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $480; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,200.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

WRIGHT, JOHN, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private, Hamilton's Mounted Gunners; enrolled on December 22, 1831, payment to date from December 15, 1831; annual allowance, $24; April 24, 1816.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Madison County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

WRIGHT, ROBERT. "ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT GONE. Departed this life on the 24th inst., ROBERT WRIGHT, Sr., a Patriot of the Revolution, aged 85 years and 17 days. He was a native of Amherst County, Virginia, was at the siege of York, and assisted in the capture of Cornwallis. He emigrated to Madison County, Ala., in 1808, where he continued until the day of his death, greatly esteemed and beloved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances....

 

 

 "The Southern Advocate and Richmond Enquirer are requested to copy."—The Democrat (Huntsville), March 21, 1847.

 

WYLIE, WILLIAM was in the battles when Cornwallis and Tarleton overran the Carolinas. He was taken prisoner, suffered great hardships at Camden and when exchanged served to the close of the war. He was born in Chester County, South Carolina, where he married. His wife was a heroine of the Revolution and her father and two brothers were soldiers with Sumter. In 1820 this couple removed to Perry Co., Alabama, where in 1830 he died --D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 21, p. 253.

 

WYLIE, WILLIAM. "In the Selma Times-Journal of Sunday, August 20, 1925, I see a query concerning the burial place of William Wylie and wife, Isabella. They had a daughter Polly, who married Mr. David Hamilton, who is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, near Summerfield, in what is now Dallas County. This was in Perry County, at the time of which you write.

 

 "William Wylie and wife resided near Mount Pleasant church and I rest assured, that they were both buried there. I find no monument thus far, for either of them, but have seen Mrs. Hamilton's tomb. She was their youngest daughter. Another daughter of theirs, Susan, who married Alex Walker is buried at Mount Pleasant, but I fail to find her grave mark.

 

"Another daughter, Sallie, who married William Morrow, is also buried there. Jennie Wylie, another daughter, who married William Walker, never came to Alabama, but remained in South Carolina, Chester District.

 

"His son, Peter Wylie, who was judge of probate once, remained in South Carolina, also. He had two sons, Kelso and John Wylie, who came to Alabama. They removed from here to North Alabama. W. W. Walker, better known as Dad Walker of Selma, is a great grandson of William and Isabella Wylie. He should be able to give you some information. His full name is William Wylie Walker. Also John Bradford of Selma is a great grandson of theirs. Signed: R. D. Reedy, Plantersville, Ala., Route 1."— From an unidentified newspaper clipping.

 

WYNNE, WILLIAMSON (1760-1828) served as private in Captain Dixon's company, 1st regiment, North Carolina Line. He was born in Pendleton, S.C.; died in Greene County, Alabama.— D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 104, page 38.

 

WYNNE, WILLIAMSON, private in First North Carolina Regiment, also in War of 1812, son of Major Joshua Wynne and his wife, Elizabeth Appling Wynne, was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina in 1760. He lived for a time in Georgia and in North Carolina. Later he moved to Alabama. He died on his plantation, "Wynnewood", in Greene County, Alabama, in 1829. He is buried on this plantation near the home of his descendants, the Wynne Coleman family; and Harris Magruder Coleman and his wife are the ones living nearest his grave. He served as private in Captain Dixon's company, First North Carolina Regiment, Revolutionary War. He enlisted 1777 and his service ended January 1778. He also served in the War of 1812 as a private in Captain Jacob Welch's company 5th (McDonald's) Regiment of North Carolina from Chowan County. He was discharged July 19, 1813. He is said to have re-enlisted later, but we do not have this record. By the records of Greene County, Alabama, (certified by Judge B. B. Barnes and Miss Mary Dunlap) Williamson Wynne died in 1829—his son Osmond Appling Wynne qualified as administrator of his estate April 1829. Williamson Wynne died intestate and left surviving him his widow, Eleanor Magruder Wynne and five children viz: Osmond and Erasmus, both over 21 years, and Williamson, Robert and Salina Ann, minors under 21 years. Eleanor Magruder Wynne, wife of Williamson Wynne, made her will February 14, 1848, probated November 26, 1849 everything settled and executors resigned 1854, Folio 1144, Greene County, Alabama. Their children were: Joshua; Pattie, died unmarried; John; Osmond, m. Francis Anderson; Erasmus, b. Dec. 19, 1807, m. 1. Jane Sophronia Anderson (sister of Francis Anderson); 2. Mrs. Elizabeth Smither; Robert, b. Nov. 9, 1812, m. Elizabeth Wynne; Williamson, m. 1. Palomie (?) Smith, 2. Helen Robinson; Salina Ann, m. William Ferrell. The descendants of Osmond Appling Wynne still live in Alabama. Erasmus, Robert and Williamson moved with their families to Texas and there many of them still live.—Information from Mrs. Marie Scovel Browder, 1415 Isabella Ave., Houston, Texas. 

 

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