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Re: Palemon Winchester b. MD 1795 > TN>IL
Posted by: Mechelle Bass (ID *****3597) Date: January 24, 2006 at 06:59:18
In Reply to: Re: Palemon Winchester b. MD 1795 > TN>IL by Dolores Coleman of 1311

Delores,

First of all, I'm sure I'm not telling you something that you don't already know, but I ran across a website regarding the Stephenson house in Illinois. This was Julia's house. The website is www.stephensonhouse.com. There are a couple of articles about Palemon and Julia that I found very interesting.

I own a book called "James Winchester, Tennessee Pioneer" by Walter T. Durham. He is a local historian for Sumner Co., TN. In it, there is a mention of Palemon that ties him in with your family. On page 247 it states; "James Winchester also maintained a responsible interest in his nieces and nephews who lived nearby, the children of his late brother Stephen. In 1822, he arranged for Alexander Winchester, then 11 years old, to go to Baltimore for schooling under the care of his uncle David. But Stephen's oldest son, Palemon, at least once, seems to have found his uncle's interest was more restrictive than helpful. In 1819, Winchester disapproved of a business venture in Edwardsville, Illinois, which Palemon wanted him to support, with the result that he became somewhat embittered about it. "I am sorry that you are so very cautious and jealous of me," Palemon wrote to his uncle."

I recall reading a letter from Palemon to James, I'm almost certain I have it somewhere, but I've had a lot of things going on this last year and my stuff has gotten moved around. If I find it, I'll let you know.


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