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James Winchester
Birth: Feb. 5, 1752
Death: Jul. 27, 1826

United States Army Brigadier General. At the start of the War of 1812, he was a Captain in the Tennessee Militia. In March 1812, he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the US Army, in command of the Army of the Northwest, Ohio. After engaging in several skirmishes with British forces, he was sent to part in an attempt to recapture Frenchtown, Michigan. On January 22, 1813, at the Battle of Frenchtown, he was attacked by a combined British and Indian forces resulting in his capture and the loss of many soldiers. Despite the surrender of all his troops, the British slaughtered hundreds of unarmed American soldiers. Winchester was imprisoned in Canada and resigned his commission following his release in March 1815. After the war, he served on the state commission to regulate the Tennessee-Missouri boundary. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  William Winchester (1710 - 1790)
  Lydia Richards Winchester (1727 - 1809)
  Susan Black Winchester (1771 - 1864)
  Maria Winchester Breedlove (1793 - 1846)*
  Marcus Brutus Winchester (1796 - 1856)*
  Almira Winchester Wynne (1808 - 1883)*
  Louisa Winchester Rucker (1810 - 1888)*
  James Martin Winchester (1816 - 1856)*
  George Washington Winchester (1822 - 1878)*
  William Winchester (1750 - 1812)*
  James Winchester (1752 - 1826)
  George Winchester (1757 - 1794)*
  Richard Winchester (1759 - 1819)*
  Elizabeth Winchester (1763 - 1847)*
  Lydia Winchester (1766 - 1849)*
  David Winchester (1769 - 1835)*
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Cragfont Cemetery
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Sep 05, 2002
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