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Maj George Winchester
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1757
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1794
Gallatin
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA

Massacred by Indians in the 27th year of his age.In November of 1785, General James Winchester [1752] MD and his brother Major George Winchester [1757] MD, sons of William Winchester [1710] ENG and Lydia Richards [1727] MD arrived in territory that was then called the Cumberland settlements. Later, in 1796, it become Sumner County in the state of Tennessee. They built a log cabin, with some fortification against local Indians, on a large bluff overlooking Bledsoe's Creek. Their job was to protect settlers and to fight the hostile Indians in the region.

"Then on the morning of July 9, 1794, Major George Winchester, commander of the local Militia and brother to General James Winchester of Cragfont, was on his way from Bledsoe's Lick to a meeting of the Sumner County Quarterly Court, of which he was a member. As he neared Gallatin, at the junction of present day Hartsville and Scottsville Pikes, he was ambushed, killed and scalped. He was the last, but by one, to be thus killed, according to Colonel William Martin, the sometimes blunt commentator, who described him as "a superior man in every way to the General." From "History of Old Sumner"

"They [the Indians] killed Major George Winchester, near the site of Gallatin, while he was on his way to court. He was an excellent man, and we suffered a great loss in his death." from "Early Times in Middle Tennessee" Chapter 4 By John Carr, 1857. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Winchester (1710 - 1790)
  Lydia Richards Winchester (1727 - 1809)
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cragfont Cemetery
Gallatin
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Sep 05, 2002
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Maj George Winchester
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Maj George Winchester
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Maj George Winchester
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- Harold G. Richards
 Added: Sep. 5, 2011

- Marissa
 Added: Sep. 19, 2003

- grave hunter
 Added: Sep. 5, 2002
 
 
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