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 Winston D Stidham

Winston D Stidham

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 29 Sep 1895 (aged 84)
Marion County, Alabama, USA
Burial Marion County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 48971592 · View Source
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Los Angeles Public Library book, Cemetery Inscriptions of Marion County, Alabama, by Stalcup, page 164- Shottsville Methodist Church Cemetery:
Stidham, Winston D. 1810 - 1895. Front side Picture: Reconstruction Legislature of Alabama 1866 to 1869 Montgomery, Alabama. (Masonic) Lodge No 230, Bexar, Alabama
Stidham, Mary Stone 1814- 1887
Winston Dilmus Stidham, born Nov 10, 1810, in Georgia, oldest son of four born to Isaac and Mary Hallmark Stidham. Others- Wesley 1812, Union 1816, Haben 1818. Father died 1820. Mother married Henry Miller. Parents of James 1824, Elizabeth (Clark) 1826, William 1828, and John 1830. At 16 Winston joined a U. S. Surveyors Party for employment.
After first wife Mary Ann Markham's death in 1836, moved from Georgia to Alabama with their children. Bought 320 acres of Chickasaw Indian Land near present site of Bexar from U. S. Land Office, Pontotoc, Miss. and became a farmer. In 1840 purchased 320 acres more. Step-father and brothers also purchased nearby tracts of Indian land.
December 1860 elected to represent Marion County at Alabama Secession Convention, Montgomery. January 1861. Twelve or more nephews, equally divided as Federal and Confederate Soldiers in Civil War. Assisted in caring for soldiers families during the war. 1866 was elected to Reconstruction Legislature of Alabama 1867. Travelled to Montgomery by boat on Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers. Organized and life member Masonic Lodge No. 230 at Bexar, Alabama.
Marker Erected 1971 by Judge James Edgar Shotts, Sr., oldest great grandson, Jasper, Walker County, Alabama.

Children with first wife - Mary Ann Markham - 181? - 1836 Georgia
1. Serena Ann, 1831- 1899 m. John Clayton 1839-1864
2. Carter, 1834- 1857- Single
3. Nancy Elizabeth, 1835- 1857 m. Joe Hayes 1830's

By second wife, Mary (Polly) Stone 1814- 1887
4. Saphrona Jane, 1839-1926 m. William Parker Shotts (*) 1839-1884
5. Lucinda C., 1840-1934 m. John Mack Shotts (*) 1844-1929
6. Mary E., 1842- 1906 m. Thomas H. Lindsey 1841- 1913
7. Mahala C., 1843- 1939 m. Isaac Asberry Ballard (x) 1841- 1912
8. Elvira Elizabeth, 1846-1884 m. Steven E. Lindsey (x) 1846-1912
9. Talitha Lile, 1849- 1924 m. John Merida Duke (x) 1864-1920
10. Conzoda, 1850-1864- Single
11. John Haben, 1852- 1902 m. Hepson Stone (*) 1847 - 1900
12. Dilmus Lafytte T., 1856- 1950 m. Ellen Lindsey 1862- 1932



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  • Created by: BOW
  • Added: 1 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48971592
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winston D Stidham (10 Nov 1810–29 Sep 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48971592, citing Shottsville Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by BOW (contributor 47029966) .