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Winn Grave Marking Salisbury j.y. miller John David Winn History

John David Winn History

John David Winn was born in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1758. He was the son of William and Rosamond (Hampton) Winn. A few years later, several members of the Winn family moved to Fairfield County, South Carolina and founded the town of Winnsborough. Later the town changed its name to Winnsboro and is now the county seat of Fairfield County.

During the Revolutionary War, British soldiers under General Lord Cornwallis occupied Winnsborough after they defeated the Continental and Militia Army in the Siege of Charleston in May, 1780 where John David Winn was serving as a member of the 3rd South Carolina Militia, but was principally a farmer who pastured the horses of the militia, and periodically supplied the militiamen.

After General Cornwallis moved his men back up to the Chesapeake area of Virginia, the Continental Army, that included the South Carolina Militia, followed his army north. There are accounts in the Winn Family records that John David Winn was also at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781 when General Cornwallis surrendered to the smaller Continental Army force thus ending the Revolutionary War.

John David Winn and Eleanor Hicks married in 1784 and had 10 children - Jeremiah, Martha, William, John, Mary (Polly), James, Jemima, Martin, Richard, and Minor. Sometime after 1793, John David and Eleanor moved to Madison County, Kentucky where they remained until 1818 when they came by keel boat to Missouri and made their final stop on the river in Glasgow. Shortly afterward in 1819, John David Winn died at the age of 60. His wife, Eleanor, died later in 1837.

Descendants of John David Winn and Eleanor Winn, George Wynne of Huston, Texas and Ken Herrington of Louisville, Kentucky, have been responsible for the couple finally having tombstones to honor them. The monuments will be located in the Winn Family Cemetery next to their son, James Winn, who served in the War of 1812 and his wife, Rebecca (Parks) Winn.

this information from an article submitted by Barbara Parks McKenzie

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