World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

John A. Winston

John Anthony Winston (September 4, 1812 – December 21, 1871) was the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1853 to 1857. He was born in 1812 in Madison County, Alabama and became the first native born governor of Alabama. He was a son of William Winston and Mary Cooper of Tuscumbia Alabama. William was a son of Anthony Winston and Keziah Jones former residents of Buckingham County Virginia. John Anthony Winston married his first cousin, Mary Agness Jones, (born ca. 1819 and died ca. 1835) on August 7, 1832 in Madison County Alabama. He died 21 December 1871 in Mobile, Alabama and is buried in the Winston Family Cemetery (privately owned) near Gainesville in Sumter County Alabama. He had only one child, a daughter, Mary Agnes Winston. In January 1867 he presented his credentials to the United States Senate as Senator-elect from Alabama for the term 1867–1873, but was not permitted to take his seat.

John Anthony Winston was also a first cousin to the wartime governor of Mississippi, John Jones Pettus, who was born in Wilson County Tennessee October 9, 1813 and died in Pulaski County Arkansas on January 25, 1867. John Jones Pettus' wife was his first cousin Permelia Virginia Winston (1809–1857) a sister of John Anthony Winston. Permelia

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.