Albert Winston

Albert Winston Family
Contributed December 2006
Albert Winston was born about 1847 in Valley Head, Alabama. Probably the son or grandson of “Uncle John” Winston, Negro slave to William Overton Winston. Uncle John was given to Mr. Winston at birth and would become his valet for life. Uncle John was a few years older than William, and based on census records his birth is about 1790.
In 1865, Albert Winston married Laura Davenport, daughter of Nancy Davenport, slave to Capt. R. R. Davenport. Laura Davenport was born February 2, 1852 in Valley Head, Alabama. At the age of nine, she was freed and at the age of 13 she married Albert. Albert worked for Mr. Jake Bean, just north of Valley Head, and on July 1868, Laura and Albert’s first child was born, John Winston. They would have nine more children together: Joe O., 1872; James S., 1873; Henry, 1877; Nancy A., 1879; Mary A. 1884; Laura, 1885; Albert, 1890; Lucy, 1892; and Ida B., 1900.
In 1902, Albert Winston died and was buried in a cemetery northeast of Valley Head. Laura Davenport Winston went to work to support her children, she work for the families of Rev. J. M. White, Molly Nicholson, C.Y. Culberson, as well as, Nick and Ida Davenport. Laura died in 1938.
John Winston married Susie Green
Joe O. Winston married Mary Adams
James Winston married Mary Florence McMickens, and Addie Hill
Nancy A. Winston married Oscar Harrison
Laura Winston married Rufus Jake Neal
Lucy Winston married Harper Davenport
Ida B. Winston never married.   Contributed by -Denese Walters-


Descendants of Albert Winston

1 Albert Winston 1847 – 1902
.. +Laura Davenport 1852 - 1938
…….. 2 John Winston 1868 - 1960
………… +Susie Green 1879 - 1953
………………. 3 Pearl Green Winston 1907 - 1982
………………….. +Rosa Lee Spears - 1989
………………. 3 Effie Mae Winston 1902 - 1980
………………….. +Charlie Word 1900 - 1977
………………. 3 William F. Winston 1905 - 1968
…….. 2 Joe O. Winston 1872 -
………… +Mary Adams 1875 -
………………. 3 Fannie Winston 1896 -
………………. 3 Guss Winston 1901 - 1977
………………….. +Bettie N. Noles 1908 -
……………………….. 4 Gussie M. Winston 1928 -
………………. 3 Russell Winston 1901 -
………………. 3 Joe Jr. Winston 1895 - 1968
………………….. +Clara Stargin - 2003
………………. 3 Joe Winston 1895 -
………………. 3 Bob Winston 1900 -
………………. 3 Job Winston 1900 -
…….. 2 James S. Winston 1873 - 1971
………… +Mary Florence McMichens 1882 - 1917
………………. 3 Geneva Winston 1898 - 2000
………………….. +Jesse Wright 1899 - 1969
………………. 3 Annie Winston 1901 -
………………. 3 Mary E. Winston 1907 -
………………. 3 Katie Winston 1908 -
………………….. +Frank Sr. Williams
………………. 3 James T. Winston 1910 - 1991
………………. 3 Paul M. Sr. Winston 1912 - 1997
………………….. +Olivia Witherspoon 1915 - 2002
……………………….. 4 Paul M. Jr. Winston - 1989
…….. *2nd Wife of James S. Winston:
………… +Addie Hill 1893 -
…….. 2 Henry Winston 1877 -
…….. 2 Nancy A. Winston 1879 - 1968
………… +Oscar Harrison 1869 - 1959
………………. 3 Lawarnce Harrison 1899 -
………………. 3 Florence Harrison 1899 -
………………. 3 Lottie Harrison 1901 -
………………. 3 Violet Harrison 1903 -
………………. 3 Amos Harrison 1905 -
………………. 3 Inez Harrison 1908 -
………………. 3 Oscar W. Harrison 1909 -
………………. 3 Greg Harrison
………………. 3 Bill Harrison 1910 -
………………. 3 Jean H. Harrison 1914 -
………………. 3 Leon Harrison 1913 -
………………. 3 Nonnie R. Harrison 1915 -
…….. 2 Mary A. Winston 1884 -
…….. 2 Laura Winston 1885 -
………… +Rufus Jake Neal 1878 -
………………. 3 Willis Neal 1905 -
………………. 3 Jessie Neal 1907 -
………………. 3 Clarance Neal 1908 -
………………. 3 Ritty Neal 1917 -
…….. 2 Albert Winston 1890 -
…….. 2 Lucy Winston 1892 -
………… +Harper Davenport 1888 -
…….. 2 Ida B. Winston 1900 - 1994

Author: VB Beaty Fillmore

Venus is the loving mother of 3 girls and 1 boy, she is retired Army Sargeant First Class and lives in Valley Head Alabama

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