Deceased
Deceased
WINCHESTER, Douglas*
(Bef 1755-Between 1800/1810)
MATTHEWS, Sarah*
(1759-1839)
WINCHESTER, Thomas
(1774-1864)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. FINNEY, Rachel

2. OSBORN, Jane
3. STEPHENSON, Elizabeth

WINCHESTER, Thomas 3555

  • Born: 10 Jan 1774, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States 3554
  • Marriage (1): FINNEY, Rachel
  • Marriage (2): OSBORN, Jane
  • Marriage (3): STEPHENSON, Elizabeth before 1853
  • Died: 22 Apr 1864 3554,3555
  • Buried: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union County, North Carolina 3555
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1790, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Dugles Winchester entry includes 3 males under 16 [Thomas, William, unknown].

2. Census, 1800, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States. Douglass Winchester entry includes 1 male 16-26 [Thomas]. (Cabarrus Co, p696)

3. Census, 1800, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Winchester [maybe this one] household includes 2 males 16-26, 1 female under 10, and 1 female 16-26. (Salisbury District, Mecklenburg Co, NC, p598)

4. Census, 1810, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Thos Winchester is age 26-45, living with 3 males under 10 [William, Thomas D, George] and 2 females under 10 [Mary, unknown]. (Mecklenburg Co, p473)

5. Census, 1820, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Winchester is age 45 and over, living with 1 male under 10 [George], 1 male 10-16 [Thomas D], 2 males 16-26 [William, John], 1 female 10-16 [Mary], 2 females 16-26 [unknown], and 2 slaves. (Mecklenburg Co, p193)

6. Census, 1830, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Thos Winchester [maybe this one] household includes 1 male 15-20 [George], 1 male 30-40 [unknown], 1 male 50-60 [Thomas should be 55], 1 female 60-70 [unknown]. (Mecklenburg Co, NC, p339)

7. Census, 1840, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Winchester [maybe this one] household includes 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 male 70-80 [Thomas should be 65], 1 female 60-70. (Mecklenburg Co, NC, p342)

8. Census, 1850, Union County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Winchester is 73, farmer, born Mecklenburg Co NC. He is living with Andrew Doster (50, idiotic) and Susana McNeely (13). (Union Co, p12)

[Susana McNeely is Thomas's great granddaughter, as she is identified in Thomas's will.]

9. Will, 26 Sep 1853, Union County, North Carolina, United States. I, Thomas Winchester of the County of Union and State of N. Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First that my executor hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and pay all funeral expenses toether with my just debts howsoeer and to whom ______ owing out of the money that may first come into his hands or a part or parcel of my estate. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth all the lands together with the improvements thereon where in I now reside lying So West of ? This Creek between my son G A WINCHESTER and myself, also a negro boy ? J____ and his wife _____ and youngest child also one two horse wagon and two horse beast her choice. Two cows and calves her choice. Two young beef cattle, Six head Sheep, one Saw & pigs her choice also such farming tools as she may need to _____ the farm. Also one years (one years) provisions for herself and family, also one Hundred Dollars in money to be left in the hands of GEO WINCHESTER put to interest by him to be used for her benefit as she needs it. Also such articles of household and kitchen furniture as she may need. Also the Cotton Gin, Thrasher and ?Fan and running Gear all the above property I give and devise to my beloved wife Elizbeth during her natural life or widowhood and at her death or marriage to be divided together with the increase or improvements theron between my children or their heirs. ITEM I give and bequeath to my said beloved wife two beds and ?furniture, one wheel and ?___ one large chest one Saddle and Bridle one cooking pot one wash tube one set Knives and Forks one set plates ____ ____ _______ articles are to be hers ____ at her disposal. ITEM I give and bequeath to my great grand daughter SUSAN McNEELEY one Bed and furniture, one Cow and Calf. ITEM I give and devise to my son THOMAS D WINCHESTER a certain tract of land known as the ? Beck all land adjoining the lands of Michael POLK, Samuel RINER and others said land to be valued by ___ disinterested persons and my son THOMAS D to receive it and account for it to my estate for its valuation, or if he objects to take it at the valuation put by them it shall be sold by my executors and the proceeds equally divided among my children or their heirs. ITEM I agaive and bequeath to my son GEO A WINCHESTER the tract of land lying North of him known as the ? RAPE tract to be valued & disposed of as the Item above tract also the remaining part of the tract I now live on not disposed of to my wife Elizabeth to be valued and disposed of as above divided also the land divised to my wife Elizabeth at her death. I give and bequeath to my son GEO A WINCHESTER to be valued and disposed of as above ______. ITEM I will and devise that all the negroes belonging to my estate except those already
disposed of be equally divided among my children or their heirs WILLIAM WINCHESTER, MARY WINCHESTER, THOMAS D WINCHESTER, and GEO A WINCHESTER. ITEM I will and devise that all the residue of my estate after taking out the divisi___ and legacies above mentioned shall be sold and equally divided among my children or their heirs. And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my children WILLIAM WINCHESTER, MARY WINCHESTER, THOMAS D WINCHESTER AND GEO A WINCHESTER my lawful executors and executors? to all intents and purposes ___ ___ this my last will and testament according ot the true intent and meaning of the same ____ ____ part ____ _____ thereof. In Testimony whereof I the said THOMAS WINCHESTER do hereunto set my hand and Seal This 26th day of September 1853. Signed sealed published and declared by the said THOMAS WINCHESTER to be his last will and testament in presents of us R G HOWIE; ? R WINCHESTER. Signed THOS WINCHESTER (Seal)
State of North Carolina Union Co: ________ ______ _______ July ?Seven A D 1864. ____ the _____ _____ papers of writing was admitted to probate in due form of law as the last will and testament of Thos WINCHESTER dec'd. (posted on Rootsweb at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~deesegenes/tom.htm)

10. Census, 1860, Union County, North Carolina, United States. Thomas Winchester is 85, farmer, with Elizabeth (64, domestic). Also in household is Andrew Doster (56, farmer). (Union Co, NC, p429, family 465)

11. Probate, Jul 1864, Union County, North Carolina, United States. Will of Thomas Winchester of Union Co, NC, probated.
State of North Carolina Union Co: ________ ______ _______ July ?Seven A D 1864. ____ the _____ _____ papers of writing was admitted to probate in due form of law as the last will and testament of Thos WINCHESTER dec'd. (posted on Rootsweb at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~deesegenes/tom.htm)

12. Story. Thomas Winchester, s/o Douglas and Sarah, b 10 Jan 1774, d 22 Apr 1864, m 6 Aug 1806 [wrong if children birthdates are correct] Rachel Finney, m Jane Osborne (b 26 May 1869 d 2 Jan 1850 [sic]), m 31 Dec 1850 Elizabeth Stevens (b 1816). Children Mary "Polly" Winchester b. Feb 23 1804 d. Feb 7 1856 m. March 2 1820 William Daniel Winchester b. March 15 1794 d. Dec 7 1847, Thomas Ditamus Winchester b. Sept 10 1807 d. May 2 1888 m. 1830 Nancy Houston b. March 27 1813 d. Nov. 6 1895, George Allison Winchester b. Sept 2 1809 d. March 7 1894 m. Margaret Walker b. 1813 d. Jan 20 1855 m. March 13 1856 Anna Stikes b. 1834. (posted at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~deesegenes/win.html)

13. Story. 3554 Thomas owned twenty-five slaves. He build his first home half a mile north of Mineral Springs. It was a one-room log house with the cracks closed with mud and the earth for a floor. He was a very poor man when he married, but it is said he was one of the wealthiest men of the county at his death. Because his estate was settled in Confederate money during the time of the Civil War, all was lost except his land.

14. Story. 192 Thomas was son of William. William came to what is now Cabarrus County, but was then part of Mecklenberg, prior to the Revolutionary War. William came with a different Thomas and Dugal, and probably Thomas was the father of William and Dugal. William came to what is now Union County as early as 1792 and settled near Pleasant Grove Camp Ground in Sandy Ridge Twp. William married Sarah Keziah. Their children wre Thomas, William, Mrs Joel Doster, and Mrs Obediah Doster. Thomas (son of William) was a great slave owner. He married Miss Finney, and their children were Thomas (Didymus), William, G. Allison, Mrs. William Daniel Winchester, and Mrs William H. McNeely.


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Thomas married Rachel FINNEY. (Rachel FINNEY died circa 1810 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States.)


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Thomas next married Jane OSBORN, daughter of Alexander OSBORN and Unknown. (Jane OSBORN was born in 1768,3554 died on 2 Jan 1850 in Union County, North Carolina, United States 3556 and was buried in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union County, North Carolina 3556.)


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Thomas next married Elizabeth STEPHENSON before 1853. (Elizabeth STEPHENSON was born circa 1795 in North Carolina, United States 3554.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Story. Thomas's will in 1853 mentions his wife Elizabeth, so they were married before that.




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