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  • Patsy Wilson

    I am a descendant of Robert Lanier Winston (gggranddaughter) and Joseph William Winston (ggranddaughter) who are both listed as living in Marshall County, TN about the time the county was formed. Robert L. Winston married Frances (Fannie) Davis and Joseph married Mary Yowel. How could I find any information on these two Winston men as to if they owned land and where. Did Joseph have children and when did his wife die. I am trying to join the DAR and they want the date and place of death of their wives and I have not been able to locate this information. We found Joseph in the Mexican War and later in Arkansas. Robert shows up in Independence County, Arkansas in 1854 and died there in 1859. Joseph died in 1878 in same county in Arkansas married again to a Mary A. Brown Pritchard. Nonething in known about Mary A. Yowell after her marriage to Joseph. Last listing of a child for Robert in late 1820s and can only assume they were all by his wife Frances who he married in 1806 in North Carolina.
    I am a retired school teacher not able to travel to search in records in Marshall County. So someone tell me how I can get information on these two families.

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