Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: North Carolina: Person County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: WINSTON family of Person Co.
Posted by: Karen King (ID *****6972) Date: July 13, 2005 at 09:43:33
In Reply to: Re: WINSTON family of Person Co. by Roberta Martin of 637

Wish I could offer some help on this, it's always such a puzzle to figure out census records. I can only tell you that in Person County, Winstead is a VERY popular name and Winston is not. However, that's only based on my looking in the Heritage Books published by the Historical Society and it may be just coincidental, maybe the Winsteads all responded to the requests for articles for the books and the Winstons didn't.

There are several articles in the Heritage Books about different Samuel Winstead familes. The first one mentioned is Samuel Winstead who was probably born in 1780 and wife Elizabeth may have had the last name Sergant, born 1784. Then there is a Samuel Byrd Winstead family, he was born 1847, married Maria Ida Edward Satterfield.

Samuel seems to have been a popular Winstead name, it shows up repeatedly, so it's hard to say how that compares to your census record findings. There were probably several Samuel Winsteads in Person County through the years. I don't think you could make the assumption that the Winsteads you are finding are actually Winstons. I'm afraid I'm not much help! KK

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network