24 March 2010
Work continues today on more Kentucky families in my prep for our trip in May. The Winstead's intermarried with the Eudaley's & Ligon's in Hopkins County way back when. The line has so many of the familiar Hopkins County family names in it that it hard not to just research the whole town of Madisonville.
The gentleman at the top of the page was one of many Winstead's living in Hopkins County at that time - His name was Manley Taylor Winstead - he was married to his first cousin, Sarah Jane Winstead and they were the parents of 12 children. Manley & Sarah Jane were my husband, Mark's, 4th great grandparents. Manley was born 12 APR 1820 in Nebo, Hopkins County, married Sarah Jane 11 NOV 1839 and died 15 APR 1907 in Madisonville, Hopkins County. He was the son of Bushard Dabney Winstead & his wife, Susanna W. Cox. His wife, Sarah Jane was the daughter of Charles Taylor Winstead (brother to Bushard Dabney Winstead) and his wife, Ann Childs Brown. Sarah Jane was born 10 JUL 1822 and died 30 DEC 1891 both in Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Their children were John, Alexander, Amelia, Mary Marcella (Mark's 3rd great grandmother), Althea Jane, Florence, Wade, Susan, Alatha, Manley Taylor, Fanny & Helen. All but four lived to maturity. Manley & Sarah Jane are buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky.
The Winstead's came from Person County, North Carolina and migrated very early in Kentucky. You can still find Winstead families living in Hopkins County even today.