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Re: Henry Co TN---Jabez Winchester
Posted by: Terry Winchester (ID *****5963) Date: January 15, 2010 at 16:54:06
In Reply to: Henry Co TN---Jabez Winchester by Joan Palmer of 1311

Subject: Re: [WINCHESTER] Winchester drownings
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 22:06:41 EST


Perhaps, J. B. Winchester was Jabez Winchester whose family seems to fit the drownings story. He is found in the 1840 Census in Henry County, Tennessee age 1800-1810, with wife age 1810-1820 one boy 5-10, one female under 5.

The mother would be Louisa DeManbrum b. 10 Dec 1809 they were married 26 Mar 1829 Davidson County, Tennessee
From: "Don Knight" < 1. _donaldknight1@comcast.net_
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Subject: Re: [WINCHESTER] Winchester drownings
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:56:49 -0600

Anyone know who these folks are?

The Farmers Cabinet Journal (Amherst, NH) 16 July 1841

"Three Persons Drowned At Once

A most lamentable and distressing occurrence took place near the mouth of Cypress Creek in the County of Calloway, Ky, a few miles the mouth of Sandy, on Wednesday, the 24th, ult. A little son of J. B. Winchester was fishing in the creek a few rods from the house on the opposite side. He is supposed to have fallen in from a log, and his mother and grandmother drowned in getting him out. On search being made, the three bodies were found within about six feet of each other, Mr. Winchester's wife holding a handful of his mother's hair."

As you can see, these pieces were printed in a newspaper and a journal based far from Calloway Co. While this not give names for the child, the wife, or the child's grandmother, it does tell us that these three people died on 24 June 1841. This may supply a date for descendants who may have the names of the three who were drowned, and it may also supply the circumstances of the deaths, which may not have been known before now, as well as the fact that the mother in question was J. B. Winchester's mother, and not the mother of his wife (which we can determine from the fact that the piece states that Winchester's wife was holding hair from "his" mother's head).

Don Knight

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