Johnson Winesett 3rd

Born 18-May-1840 and died 17-Jun-1908
Son of Isaac Winesett and Hannah Williams

Married 4 or 11-Oct-1855 to Phebe Elizabeth Farmer
Born 10-Jul-1839 and died 20-Jan-1907
Daughter of Howell Farmer and Catherine Haga
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Phebe Farmer Winesett, daughter Sallie, and Charity Williams (Cira 1874).
Charity [Beamer] is married to Garrett Williams, Johnson's Uncle

Johnson was the grandson, nephew and cousin of other Johnson Winesett's living at the same time. He was born in Carroll County, VA, and was a farmer.

The 1860 Federal Census finds Johnson, age 20, in the Cranberry Plain District working as a copper miner. He was accompanied by his wife, Phebe E. and daughters Mary J., age 4, and Hannah C., age 1.

Johnson and his family were in Sulphur Springs for the 1870 Carroll County, Federal Census. Mary J. was not present.

Johnson and his family were in Grayson County, VA, for the 1880 and 1900 censuses. Johnson's mother, age 76, was living with him at the time of the 1880 census.

Johnson died in Galax, VA, and his son, Jefferson Davis Winesett, handled the sale of his estate. Currently little is known about Johnson, any help would be appreciated.

Johnson and his brother Garrett served in Company C, 29th Regiment, CSA. He enlisted 25-Jul-1861, re-enlisted 4/62 and was present to 4/64.

Little is known about Phebe other than she was born in Carroll County, VA., and is the sister of Ailcey the wife of Johnson's brother, Garrett. Phebe and Ailsey's father, Howell, is the brother of Charles and Richard Farmer who married Margaret and Martha Winesett, the aunts of Johnson and Garrett.

The death record for Phebe records her middle name as Elizabeth. Her will, Will Book 5, page 131, left land to sons John Walter and Lawrence with instructions to take case of her husband so long as he remained a widower. Witnesses were A.W. Farmer of Tipton and S.W. Winesett of Eona and was signed 25-Aug-1900 with her mark "X". I have been unable to identify S. W. Winesett. Any help would be appreciated.

I found an entry on ancestry.com that makes no sense to me. It lists Johnson's wife as Elizabeth P. Lnu. Since she was only 16 when she married Johnson and preceded him is death, I have no idea about the enty. Explanation anyone?

Johnson and Phebe's children are:
1. Mary J. (8-Aug-1856 and either died before 1870 census or she was already married and had left home),
2. Hannah Catherine or Coltraine (25-Sep-1858 to 30-Dec-1928);
3. Jefferson Davis (15-Jun-1861 to 13-Feb-1916);
4. Sarah "Sallie" Lucinda (about 1864 to before 1910) who married 3-Jan-1882 Martin A. Lineberry;
5. Amelia "Millie" Evelyn (3-Oct-1868 to 7-Nov-1887) who married, 21-Jan-1886, Andrew David Robinson in Carroll County, VA, and died of childbed fever, Her middle name is also listed as "Eveline";
6. Letha L. (9-Apr-1871 to 1950's);
7. Cordelia E. (about 1873 to ?) who married Booker Richardson;
8. Twin#1: Clark (5-Apr-1875 to ?);
9. Twin#2: John Walter (5-Apr-1875 to 8-Aug-1965);
10. Laura G. (1-Jun-1877 to 15-Apr [death record] Aug-1895 [gravestone]) of diptheria, and
11. Lawrence (Jan-1880 to 8-Aug-1965).

Did Mary J. marry or die? Hannah married Henry "Bud" Harmon 22-Oct-1874 and they lived nearby; What happened to Sarah? I need confirmations and corrections regarding Johnson and his family. When he bothered to record births, he often used initials rather than the full name. I did not find birth records for those who do not have a full birth date. I guessed based on the age given at the time of the various censuses.

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