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(Cir 1784-Between 1850/1860)
(Abt 1784-Between 1850/1860)
WINCHESTER, James Russell, Rev.


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WINCHESTER, James Russell, Rev.

  • Born: 4 Jul 1825, Union County, North Carolina, United States
  • Marriage: MEDLIN, Mary E. on 26 Jan 1848
  • Died: 14 Nov 1882, Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois, United States
  • Buried: Winchester Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois

bullet  Burial Notes:

Entry at Find-a-Grave website says Rev James Russell Winchester, b Oct 1820, d Nov 14 1882, age 62 yrs 1 month, spouse Mary E Fowler Winchester (1830 - 1894).


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1850, Union County, North Carolina, United States. Russel Winchester is 26, with Mary (20), Frances P (5 months, female). (Union Co, NC, family 1030)

2. Census, 1860, Union County, North Carolina, United States. James R Winchester is 36, farmer, with Mary (29, seamstress), Frances P (10, female), Eleanor S (9), Azer J (8, male), Minerva A (6), Joseph (5), Cessaroe P (2, male), Harriet M (3 months). Also in household is Cyrus Broom (16, farm laborer). (Monroe PO, Union Co, NC, family 337)

3. Census, 1870, Jackson County, Illinois, United States. Russell Winchester is 50, farmer, b NC, with Poley (39, keeping house, b NC), Francis (19), Ellen (18), Jennings (17), Adaline (15), Joseph (13), Cisero (10), Harriet (9), Dow (7, male), James (6, male), William (5). (Carbondale PO, Jackson Co, IL, family 632)

4. Census, 1880, Jackson County, Illinois, United States. J R Winchester is 58, farmer, b NC, with wife Mary (49, keeping house, b NC), son Cicero (21, farmer), son Lorenzo (18, farmer), son James (16, farmer), son William (14, farmer), servant Ellen Jordan (10, b IL). (Carbondale, Jackson Co, IL, family 452)

5. Story. Posted on Winchester Genforum by Robert O. Winchester ( on 25 Aug 1998: I have a Joe Winchester married to Huldy Presley. Joe was brother of my gggrandfather, James Russell Winchester. James was born in 1825 and probably left NC just before Civil War. We believe he first went to TN and then in 1866 to IL. Father of James and Joe was William D. Winchester. William's father was Douglas Winchester.

Posted on Winchester Genforum by: Cecil ( on 29 May 2000: Joel/Joseph Winchester/ Hulda Presley m. in Smith Co. TN. in 1830. Listed in 1860 Clay Co. IL. census with their Children. Also listed in 1865 Wayne Co. IL. Census. HUlda died in 1867 and is burried in Johnsonville, Wayne Co. IL. Cemetery. Joel/Joseph Winchester Married Esther Jane Price abt. 1868. Joel died about 1890/1891 in Wayne County IL.

Posted on Winchester Genforum by Robert O. Winchester ( on 23 Jan 1999: Looking for information on descendants of James Russell Winchester. He was born 7/4/1825 in Union Co., NC and died 11/14/1882 in Carbondale, IL. He was married to Mary E. 'Polly' Medlin. They are buried near the university in Carbondale.


James married Mary E. MEDLIN, daughter of John MEDLIN and Unity DEBERRY, on 26 Jan 1848. (Mary E. MEDLIN was born on 18 Sep 1830 in North Carolina, United States, died on 15 Aug 1894 and was buried in Winchester Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois.)

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