Jordan Winston married Delaney Walker on Dec. 12, 1832 in Franklin County, NC. Bondsman was Isaac Winston. The couple came to Pickens County, AL between 1839 and 1843. In the 1850 Pickens Co. census Jordan was 41 years old and his wife was 37 and could not read or write. Jordan was a farmer and they had six children:
Susanna Winston, born ca. 1834 in NC. Was about 16 years old when she moved to AL.
William Cage Winston, born ca. 1835 in NC.
Nicajob Winston, born ca. 1836 in NC
Nathaniel Meekin, Winston born Oct. 2, 1839 in NC and died July 5, 1925. Buried at Forest Cemetery in Benevola.
Anne Winston, born ca. 1843
John T. Winston, born ca. 1846
Nathaniel Meekin Winston
Born Oct. 2, 1839 in NC and died July 5, 1925 in Benevola where he is buried at Forest Church Cemetery. He was a farmer and served in the Army of the Confederacy. He married Sarah Elizabeth Cole on Jan. 1, 1872, the daughter of John Russell Cole and Elizabeth Thomas Cole. They were parents of eleven children:
1. Baxter Winston, born Dec. 12, 1872 in Bethany and died Aug. 6, 1948. He married Lucinda Sherrod.
2. Mary Winston, born Feb. 22, 1874 and died Sept. 25, 1936. Married Will
Colson. They had two children: Lillie Estelle Colson and Clifton Horton Colson.
3. George Winston, born Sept. 2, 1875 and died Feb. 16, 1959. Married Lealia
Deese. They had two children: Raymond, born 1908 and Ruthie that died at 14 years old of typhoid fever.
|From the local newspaper:
In the morning at 8:00 o'clock, May 27, 1925 God in His infinite mercy,
saw fit to remove from this world of care and responsibility Dear Ruth
Winston, the beautiful fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Winston. and great was the rejoicing among the angels when the soul
of this dear girl, as fragile and as fair as the rarest flower entered
into eternal rest.
Ruth was loved by her school mates and admired by the
older people. Unusually smart in her school work, made her favorite
with her teachers. She was adored by her father and mother she being the
only girl. Hers was a joyous fourteen years here on this earth, so
full of hope and joy. After three weeks suffering with the dreaded
disease of typhoid fever, she was carried to that home where suffering and
sorrow are not anymore. Her place is with the angels and the memory
of her will linger always.
Then trust in God through all thy days;
Fear not for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise;
Sometime, sometime, we'll understand.
Somewhere the sun shines always and there the soul of
Ruth awaits her loved ones.Tis only a little while at best
when they shall be united and heaven seems the nearer with Ruth there.
She united with the Baptist church a few months before her death.
Mr. and Mrs. Winston are so grateful to their friends
for each and every though and deed of kindness and with resigned fortitude
they say, Thy Will be done.
4. John Winston, born Dec. 22, 1876, twin of Jim. Died June 17, 1935. Never married.
5. Jim Winston, born Dec. 22, 1876, twin of John. Died Sept. 16, 1953. Wife named Ollie.
Jim Winston, Martin and Zora Bridges with Jim's
daughter, Annie Pearl Winston
6. Thomas Winston, born June 26, 1880, died 1884 of chinquapin in lungs.
7. Andrew Winston, born Aug. 15, 1883 and died Nov. 12, 1964. Never married.
8. Laura Winston, born June 13, 1886 and died Feb. 28, 1969. Married John Colson.They had one son: John
9. William Winston, born 1908.
10. Martha Winston died Dec. 2, 1922 at age 34. Married Bert Colson. No children.
11. William Arch Winston, born Aug. 13, 1890 and died June 5,
1949. Married Martha Pearce
born March 29, 1893 and died 1964.Married Revis Pierce. No children
| William Arch Winston ca 1914
Rosa Winston Pierce 1920's
George Winston ca 1949
Nathaniel Meekin Winston
Sally Cole Winston
of William Arch Winston and Martha Pearce Winston are:
1. Lucile Winston, born June 14, 1923 and died July 1, 2008.
Married T. V. Hamlin, deceased. They lived in Aliceville, AL.
2. Joyce Winston, Married a Mr. Glass and lives in Gardendale,
3. Patricia "Pat" Winston, married Barry Shuttlesworth. They live
in Tuscaloosa, AL.
4. Maude Winston. Lives in Akron, AL.
5. Martha Winston, Married Jim Button. They live in Cle Elum,
6. Ed Winston. Lives in Baton Rouge, LA.
Children of Baxter Winston and Lucinda Sherrod are:
William Winston, born Oct. 3, 1896 and died up north in Army Hospital of pneumonia on Oct. 12, 1918. He was a soldier in World War I. Never married. Buried at Forest Church in Benevola.
Zora Winston, born Nov. 28, 1893. Died Dec. 10, 1961. Married Martin Bridges. No children.
Nannie Mae Winston, born May 16, 1895. Married Milton Mills.
Maggie Winston, born Jan. 4, 1898.Married Joseph Gray.
Eula Jeanette Winston, born May 28, 1902. Died Jan. 9, 1972. Buried in
Bethel Cemetery at Stancel. Married William Preston Spain, born Jan. 291884 and
died May 21, 1966.
John Thomas Winston, born Oct. 29, 1904 and died May 30, 1965. Buried in Aliceville Memorial Gardens. Married Effie Mae Wilson
on July 30, 1925 in Benevola Community in Pickens County.
Birtie Lee Winston, born March 30, 1908 and died April 19, 1909. Buried at Forest Church
Henry Howard Winston, born May 1, 1906. Married (1) Ida Mae Watley and (2)
Lucinda Sherrod Winston
|Children of Nannie Mae Winston and Milton
1. Woodrow Mills
2. Lois Mills
Lois and Woodrow Mills
3. Ola Mae Mills
|Children of Maggie Winston and Joseph Gray are:
1. Vera Gray.
She died young. She had one son. Vernon (Bunky) Williams. He
lives in Tuscaloosa.
2. Cecil Gray, married Gladys Eatman.Both deceased. They lived in
3. Edward Gray, married Doris Eatman. Both deceased. They had one daughter,
Judy Gray. Judy married Davis
Owen. They live in Dahlgren, VA.
4. Gladys Gray born May 17, 1926. Married
(1) Buford Pate and (2)John A.(Jack) Somerville III.All
Child of Gladys Gray and Buford Pate is:
John Kirk Pate Married Joanne
Lancaster, born June 8, 1945 and died Feb. 19, 2006. She was the daughter of Burton and Eula Belle Craft Lancaster.
John Kirk still lives in Carrollton, AL.
John Kirk and Joanne have two children:
a. Lynnette Pate, born March 10, 1966 She
married Keith Franks and they live in Tuscaloosa
b. John Kirk Pate, Jr. born May 17,
1971 and lives in
Child of Gladys Gray and John A. Somerville
John A. (Jack) Somerville IV born Jan
23, 1956. Jack is Revenue Commissioner for Pickens Co. AL
. Married Alma Ford , born Dec. 22, 1955. Alma
works as a Vocational Counselor for Pickens Co.
Children of Jack and Alma:
a. Mary Frances Somerville, born June 5, 1980. Mary
graduated from Samford and got her Masters from U. of A. in
Tax Accounting. She married John Pickett and they live in
Birmingham. Mary Frances is a CPA for Vulcan Materials and John
Pickett is in insurance.
b. Robert Ford (Bob) Somerville, born Dec. 15,
1982. Bob graduated from U. of Al. and is a Second Lt. in the
5. Eunice Gray, born May 17, 1926. Married
(1) Malcus L. C. Howard and (2) Jimmy Wilkins.
Children of Eunice are:
a. Marguerite Howard, born May 3, 1944.
Married James Franklin Seymer. Marguerite works as a secretary at the
Pickens Co. Health Dept.
b. Brenda Joyce Howard, born Oct. 29, 1946.
Married James Freddie Oglesby. Brenda works for Lowes in Columbus,
c. Bruce Ellis Howard, born June 3, 1948.
Married Mary Ann Thomas. Bruce works for Lavender Machine Shop in
d. Rufus Edward Wilkins,
born Married (1) Kay Junkin
and (2) Denise Brown. Rufus works for Pickens County Schools in
maintenance. He lives in Hebron Community near
6. Mattie Lou Gray married Oris Pate (deceased).
have one son:
a. James Oris Pate, Jr.
|Children of Eula Jeanette Winston and Preston Spain
1. Eula Jeanette Spain, born Aug. 8, 1922. Died April 2002. Married J. P. O'Briant.
2. William Eugene Spain, born July 20, 1925. Wife named
Hazel. They live in Ft Walton Beach, FL.
3. Phillip Wayne Spain, born July 24, 1927. Died May 27,
2003 and buried at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pickens
Co., AL. Married
Bobbie Jo Huff.
Children of Philip and
Bobbie Spain are:
(1) Phyllis Layne Spain
b. Aug. 30, 1966. Married (1) Richard Burl Richardson and (2)
William David Hughes.
Children of Phyllis Lane Spain are:
(1) Alicia Lee Richardson, born March 4, 1984. Married Bobby Lee
Reece. Alicia is a LPN at DCH in Fayette,AL
(2) Hannah Jo Hughes, born May 30, 2003
4. Robert Lee Spain, born March 4, 1929. Died Sept. 23,
1951 in Korea.
5. Mary Ann Spain, born July 18, 1931. (1) Married Roy Tait ,
b. May 3, 1926 d.
Aug. 26, 1987 and (2) George E. Koon, Jr. b. Dec. 23, 1923.
Children of Roy Tait and Mary Ann Spain
(1) William (Billy) Roy Tait born Aug. 19,
(2) Robert Earl Tait born July 15, 1957
6. Joe Winston Spain, Oct. 23, 1933. Died July 8, 1999.
Married Mary Lou Hardy.
7. Johnny Earl Spain, born June 12, 1926. Married Helen
McDaniel. They live in Reform, AL.
8. Boyd Spain, born April 24, 1939. Died Dec. 13, 2000.
He married Faye McCafferty.
9.Floyd Spain, born April 24, 1939. He married Bobbie Jo
Mullins. They live in Reform, AL.
10. Annie Louise Spain, born Dec. 20, 1940. She married
Herbert Oglesby. Louise lives in Reform. Herbert died Jan. 21,
Eula Jeanette Spain at her home in Benevola
Children of John Thomas Winston and Effie Mae
A. Rubye Irene Winston, born Dec. 4, 1926. Married (1) James Lester
Skelton and (2) Madison Shackelford (Bill) Blakney.
Children of Irene are:
(1) Carolyn Irene Skelton, born
July 17, 1947. She is married to Frederic Gary Achterhof, born Feb. 28, 1947.
They live in Tuscaloosa, AL. Carolyn and Gary are retired. Carolyn has one step-daughter, Angela Jo (Angie) Achterhof of
(2) Joyce Anne Skelton , born July 1,
1950. She is married to William Alan (Bill) Hamilton, born July 2, 1953. They live in
Weaverville, NC where Bill is a professor at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC and
Joyce works for the University of North Carolina-Asheville in the Counseling
Center as office manager. They have one son, William Alan Hamilton
(3) James Alvin Blakney, step-son, born July 20, 1947.
Married Sandra Gail Taylor. Al They live in Tuscaloosa.They have one
daughter, Jessica Margaret Blakney, born Feb. 1, 1977.
(B) Bertie Mae Winston, born July 14, 1928. Married (1)
Samuel Ernest (Bill) Fason (1926-1975) and (2) Billy H. Phillips.
Children of Bertie are:
3. Elizabeth Fason was
born Jan. 23, 1952. Married (1) Roger Dale Foley
(divorced) and (2) Carl Jones Varnon, born Jan. 16, 1944
and died Dec. 6, 2004. Elizabeth lives in Spring Hill Community in
Pickens County and works at CEP Products in Tuscaloosa.
Their children are:
Beverly Annette Foley, stillborn Sept. 7,
Jennifer Lynn Varnon, born
Aug. 28, 1973.Adopted by Carl Jones Varnon. She is married to Landon Clark. Jennifer
works for Dr. Landreth in Reform, AL. Landon makes eye glasses for
Dr. Upton in Columbus.
Douglas Jones Varnon, born Sept. 22,
1976. He graduated from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a
degree in Civil Engineering and works for Almon Associates in
1. Ernest Baxter Fason, born Aug. 6, 1953. Married
Sandra Jean Owens born Nov. 18, 1954. Ernie is self-employed at
Carrollton and works for Jim Burke. Sandra is
retired from State of AL Health Dept. as a registered nurse.
They have two children:
William Ernest (Bill) Fason,
born Oct. 22, 1979. He is married to Lesli Ryann Davis, born Nov.
2, 1982. Bill graduated from Auburn with a B.S. in Civil
Engineering. Also has a B.S. degree from Birmingham
Southern. They live in Birmingham where Bill is a Architectual
b. Misty Deanna Fason, born
Nov. 26, 1984. She is employed as a beautician at Annette's Beauty
Shop in Carrollton, AL.Married Dusty Ezell of Pickensville, AL.
2. John Thomas Fason, was born
Nov 8, 1955. Married Debbie Cameron. (Divorced). Remarried Michelle
a. Cheryl Lynn Fason, born Sept. 25,
1978. Married Philip Hewitt, born June 24, 1978. They live
in Aliceville, AL and are the parents of:
1. Taylor Grace Hewitt,
born April 18, 2005
2. Thomas Ford Hewitt, born
June 4, 2008 (twin)
3. Peyton Colvin Hewitt,
born June 4, 2008 (twin)
b. Joseph Bradford (Brad) Fason, born
Jan. 23, 1984
(C) Tommy Wilson Winston, born Dec. 3, 1938. Married Bobbye
Gayle Craft. They live in Benevola. Tommy retired from Huyck Felt Co. in
Aliceville and Wanger Corp. in Greenville, SC. Bobbye retired from the
State of Alabama where she worked for the Conservation Dept. and Dept.
of Human Resources.
Tommy and Bobbye have one daughter:
1. Kimberly Faith Winston Criswell,
born May 19, 1962. She is married to Andrew Dewey (Andy) Criswell.
Kim is Director of Social Services at Baptist Hospital in Columbus, MS.
They live on the river in Pickensville, AL. Andy is a Civil
Engineer in Columbus MS.
They have two daughters:
a. Haley Michelle Criswell, born April 17, 1989.
Haley is a student at the University of Alabama.
b. Robin Leigh Criswell, born May 8, 1991.
A senior at New Hope (MS) High School.
(D) Hubert Earl Winston, born Aug. 15, 1944. Married Ethel
Joan Middleton, born July 14, 1946. They live in Aliceville, AL.
Hubert has retired from Omnova in Columbus, MS.
Their children are:
(1) Rhonda Dawn Winston, born July 8, 1966. Children are:
a. Jessica Ruth Gates, born Sept. 13, 1989.
A student at the University of Alabama.
b. Erica Lauren Gates, born July 25, 1991.
c. Clayton James Gates, born March 10, 1993.
d. Kayla Dawn Gates, born Nov. 11, 1995
e. Kendall Madelyn Gates, born March 30, 1998
f. Taylor Nicole Gates, born Feb. 4, 2004
(2) Shawn Keith Winston, born Aug. 9, 1968.
Married (1)Sandra Faye Schultzback and (2) Kerri Brock
Children of Keith Winston are:
a. Jarrett Keith Winston, born March 2, 1996
b. Riley Winston (adopted)
Tommy, Bertie, Hubert, Irene Nov. 27, 2005
Dawn, Kim, Elizabeth,Carolyn Nov. 27, 2005
The Thomas Winston Family Home in 1946. The home
was located in Benevola Community
Hubert Winston, Irene Blakney, Tommy
Winston, Bertie Phillips Nov. 28, 2009
|Children of Henry Howard Winston
and Louise Wilson Winston are:
1. Johnny Lee Winston, born Aug. 27, 1948 Married Deloris Ann
2. Robert Edward Winston, born July 16, 1951. Married
Cynthia Ann (Cindy) Leavens