|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1827|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1905|
He was a Confederate Soldier
42nd Infantry Regiment
THE HENRY BULLETIN, August 1905.
Mr. H. J. Winn Dies Suddenly.
The relatives and many friends in Martinsville of Mr. H. J. Winn were shocked by the intelligence of his sudden death at his home near Figsboro, last Friday night about 8 o'clock. Mr. Winn had not been ill, and although he was approaching seven-nine years old, he was still apparently in robust health up to the time of his death.
A short time before his usual bedtime he walked out on the porch and in a few minutes members of the family, hearing a noise on the porch, found him fallen from his chair on the floor and life evidently extinct. He had died, almost instantly, of heart failure.
The funeral took place at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. L. Moore conducted the services, and he was buried in the family burial ground on the homestead.
A large concourse of people were present including many from Martinsville.
Mr. Winn was born in Brunswick County, April 12, 1827, and was therefore 78 years old and four months of age on the day of his death. He moved to Henry County in 1844, and four years later was married to Miss Catherine Clark, a daughter of the late Robert Clark, who had removed to this county from Amherst, Va. also in the early forties.
He came of sturdy stock and as a blacksmith and farmer was eminently successful in business. Acquiring by industry and honest dealing and ample competence he reared, with the sympathetic helpfulness of a devoted wife and mother, a large family of children.
His surviving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren number 167, most of them present at the funeral.
About eighteen years ago he became a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was faithful always to his Christian profession.
In 1863 he enlisted as a soldier of the Confederacy and did constant and valiant service for his native state and the South until the surrender at Appomattox.
He was an honest upright man, outspoken and true to his convictions and just and truthful in his dealings with all men. By these qualities and his kindness of heart he won the high esteem of all who knew him, and became one of the most honored citizens of the county.
His surviving children are Mesdames W. F. Gravely, M. E. Minter, J. H. Minter, J. E. Richardson, B. F. Eggleston, G. K. Stultz, J. G., Wm. H. (of Burlington, N.C.) B. F., Joe J. (of Philadelphia), Thomas R. and H. D. Winn, the latter and Mr. B. F. Winn being residents of Martinsville.
James Sibley Winn (1795 - 1843)
Nancy Susan Cole Winn (1799 - 1872)
Catherine Matilda Clark Winn (1826 - 1896)
Martha L Pratt Winn (1842 - 1922)
Nancy Jane Winn Gravely (1848 - 1925)*
James Gabriel Winn (1850 - 1928)*
Matilda Elizabeth Winn Richardson (1851 - 1924)*
Martha Jane Winn Minter (1853 - 1922)*
William Henry Winn (1855 - 1930)*
Benjamin Franklin Winn (1857 - 1910)*
Joseph Jackson Winn (1860 - 1931)*
Thomas Robert Winn (1862 - 1931)*
Sallie Slaydon Winn Eggleston (1865 - 1942)*
Fannie Winn Minter (1865 - 1921)*
Horatio Daniel Winn (1868 - 1928)*
Stillborn Winn (1872 - 1872)*
Thomas Littleberry Winn (1825 - 1911)*
Henry Jackson Winn (1827 - 1905)
Elizabeth Susan Winn Eggleton (1836 - 1911)*
Andrew J. Winn (1838 - 1864)*
Frances Rebecca Winn (1841 - 1921)*
John H Winn (1843 - ____)*
Note: His middle name may be Jordan, not Jackson.
GPS (lat/lon): 36.74697, -79.83983
Maintained by: deegraver
Originally Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Mar 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10645904