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Judge Anthony Winston

Male 1723 - 1783  (59 years)


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  • Name Judge Anthony Winston  [1
    Prefix Judge 
    Born 20 Sep 1723  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jul 1783  Buckingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I718  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2016 

    Father Isaac Winston, Sr.,   b. Abt 1680, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah Dabney,   b. Abt 1675, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1732, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Thornton Taylor,   b. 21 May 1730,   d. 24 Oct 1764  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 29 Feb 1747  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Sarah Winston,   b. 9 Feb 1748, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1776  (Age 28 years)
     2. Anthony Winston,   b. 25 Nov 1750, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Colbert County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Alice Winston,   b. 20 Mar 1753,   d. Abt Feb 1784, Lynchburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     4. Martha Winston,   b. 8 Jan 1755,   d. 17 Oct 1759  (Age 4 years)
     5. Mary Winston,   b. 1759, Buckingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1791  (Age 32 years)
     6. Peter Francisco,   b. 1760, Island Of Terciera, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1831  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F502  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Anthony Winston was born to Isaac Winston Sr. and his wife, Sarah (Dabney) Winston September 20, 1723, in Hanover County, Virginia.
      He married Alice Thornton Taylor, daughter of James and Alice Thornton (Catlett) Taylor of Orange County February 29, 1747. They had five children and one adopted son: Sarah, born February 9, 1748; Anthony, born November 25, 1750; Alice, born March 20, 1753; Martha, born January 8, 1755; Mary, born March 6 or June 3, 1759; and Peter Francisco, born July 9, 1760, who was found abandoned on the wharf at Hopewell, Virginia, and was adopted by Anthony Winston. He grew to more than six feet tall, weighed about 250 pounds, and possessed extraordinary strength. He was a distinguished soldier during the Revolution and was recognized as a hero. Since 1911, Virginia has honored him annually on “Peter Francisco Day,” March 15.
      Anthony became a judge in Buckingham County and represented the county in the House of Burgesses in 1765 and the House of Delegates in 1779. Between 1768 and 1775, he experienced financial difficulties due to loans to friends and acquaintances that defaulted. As a result, he was forced to sell three large tracts of land, including in 1775 his home farm called Huntington, which contained over 2000 acres, several hundred fruit trees, and a stocked fish pond. He died July 29, 1783.
      As a brother of Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry, he was an uncle of Patrick Henry and as a brother of Lucy (Winston)Dabney Coles, he was a great uncle of Dolley/Dolly Madison. [2, 5, 6, 7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S265] p. 115..

    2. [S265] p. 517..

    3. [S265]

    4. [S1670]

    5. [S265] pp. 517-520, 528-529.

    6. [S1721]

    7. [S265] pp. 517-519..

    8. [S1722]