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19. Delitha HAYS39 was born about 1854 in Johnson County, Arkansas.7

Listed as "Dillie" on grave stone of parents. Her grandmother Hays may have been Deliliah according to Census information from 1850 Tippah Co MS, but I believe they were both actually named Delitha.

Her parents were Elias B. Hays and Martha Francis Crutcher. They married in Tippah Co, MS in 1847 - and older widow, Delitha Hays, undoubtedly the mother of Elias, lived near them in the 1850 census in Tippah. They left soon after that census and moved to Johnson Co, AR.

Delitha HAYS and George Green WINFORD were married circa 1871 in Crawford County, Arkansas.40 George Green WINFORD40,41, son of James Smith WINFORD and Angeline M. WYATT, was born circa 1851 in Arkansas.42 He died on 20 September 1929 at the age of 78 in Craig County, Oklahoma.

1860 Census. Sevier Co, AR, P.O. Paraclifta, Hh 1220
J. S. Winford, age 44, farmer, b. NC
Amanda, age 36, b. TN
Born Arkansas: James 17, Benjamin 14, Madrid 12. George 10. Albert 8. Lucinda 5.
Samuel 3. R. A., female, age 2 months.
Nancy Basham, age 14, b. MO.

There is a "G.G." Winford, age 19, born in AR, in the household of J. S. Winford in the Crawford Co 1870 Census. I do not know if this could be same man but it seems likely. James S. Winford signed the proof for Elias Hays, that he had lived on his homestead property for the required five years, 5 Apr 1875.

1870 Census. Cedar Creek, Crawford Co AR, Hh 129
J. S. Winford, age 55, b. TN S. M., female, age 47, b. TN
All the children born in Arkansas. G. G., male, age 19, A. W., male, age 17, S. S., female, age 15, L. S., male, age 11, R. A., female, age 8, E. B., female, age 3.

1880 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford Co AR, Hh 4
Living next door to Delitha's brother John Hays.
Green Winferd, age 27, farmer. Delitha, wife, age 25.
John S., son age 8. Amanda F. age 6. Alice 4. Lillie age 2.

Is this Green's father with a new family?
1880 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co AR Hh 594
James S. Winford, age 70, b. NC, father b. Del. mother b. NC
Martha S., age 39, wife, b. Illinois
Stepchildren: Sarah E. Kirkpatrick 16, Charles H. 14, Geo. G. 11, John G. 9
James Winford, 1, Dora 7 months.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1890; Fran Alverson Warren
Apr 9 1887
Green Winford was indicted by the grand jury for stealing a horse from his father and selling it. Although living in the city, he was fighting shy. Sheriff Hawkins, learning that he was at Fayetteville, telegraphed his arrest and went up last Friday and brought him down and on Tuesday he was tried and found guilty and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. A man that would steal a horse from a poor, and almost blind father, deserved a longer time.
Note: The 1880 census did not indicate any disability for James S. Winford.

George is said to have died Eastern State Hospital, Vinita, Craig Co and was buried 20 Sep 1929, Fairview Cemetery, Vinita.

Delitha HAYS and George Green WINFORD had the following children:



John S. WINFORD was born in 1872 in Arkansas.10,42 He died on 30 March 1916 at the age of 44 in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

John married Rose Emma J. Tenneson, 28 Mar 1897, Crawford Co AR

1910 Census, Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 356
John S. Winford, 37, married for 11 years, b. AR, farm laborer "working out"
Rosa, wife, 27, had 6 children - 3 are living, b. AR, parents b. AL
Frederick, son, age 7, b. OK
Floyd, son, 4, b. OK
Jewell E., dau, age 10 months, b. OK

Buried Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, OK



Amanda F. WINFORD was born in June 1875 in Arkansas.10,42

Amanda married Augustus S. "Gus" Turner, 17 Dec 1893, Crawford Co, AR



Alice WINFORD was born in 1876 in Arkansas.10,42 She died in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Alice's husband was Bill, surname unknown. She lived in Haskell, OK in the 1940's.



Lillie Mae WINFORD.



William Lewis "Bud" WINFORD.



Jesse James WINFORD.



Frank James WINFORD.



Stella WINFORD was born circa 1886 in Arkansas.

1910 Census. Machire Twp, Haskell Co, OK, Hh 179 Sheet 11B, ED 91
Josph L. Tolly, age 28, married 6 years, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. TN, farmer
Bethann L., wife, age 27, has had no children, b. AR, parents b. AR
Stella Winford, Boarder, age 24, marked as D for divorced, has had 2 children, nothing in the column for "children living" but no children with her, b. AR, parents b. AR