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The Windes Family

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Cynthia Windes, was the first wife of Rev. George Shumate.  She was born to the Rev. William A. Windes and his wife Nancy (possibly surname Estes).  Rev. William was born 1795 to Enoc Windes and Sarah Dumville Windes in Society Hill, SC.  Enoch was born 1765, Sarah in 1770.

The family moved to Ste. Genevieve, MO around 1805.  Williamd and Nancy lived in Craawford County first, but were in Camden County by 1840.  The families must have traveled together.  They were living side by side in 1850, with the Robertson Family, living as neighbors also.  Mr. Robertson was a Methodist circuit rider who helped establish the Methodist church in Miller County.

William and Nancy's family were:

William A. Windes 1795 to Nov. 19, 1868 in Crawford Co., MO.
Nancy (?)  1798 - before 1860
Children were:
William Lindsay Windes 1820 - 1900?  Married a daughter of Reuben Berry
Cynthis Windes 1822 - 1847 Married George Shumate
Emily Windes 1824 - 1855?  Married Charles Dresser
Eliza Windes  1826 - after 1900
John Chatman Windes 1828 - 1992  Married Perlina Tipton
Nancy Windes 1832 - 1865  Married George Knowles
Martha Windes 1833 - unknown  Married William Hinch
George Windes 1834 - d. in Civil War
Merritt Windes 1836 - d. in Civil War
Sarah Windes 1838 - after 1900

William and four unmarried daughters moved back to Crawford County before 1860, after Nancy died.  Two married, two remained single and lived out their lives on the family homestead, (Sarah and Eliza).  They are buried beside their father at Fairview Cemetery, Courtois Township.  The area was called "Winds" on a Crawford Co. Map in 1872.