Winston Cemetery

Winston Cemetery (HMJ0H)

Location: Sheffield, AL 35660 Colbert County
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N 34° 44.76', W 87° 42.576'

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Front - Side A:
The Winston family settled this area in the early 1820s. Andrew Jackson purchased the property at the U.S. government land sale and conveyed it to Col. Anthony Winston (1782-1841) who lived nearby in a two-story brick Federal-style house (razed 1945). It later became a part of William H. Winston's plantation. Capt. Anthony Winston (1750-1827) and his wife, Kezia Jones (1760-1826), were the first burials. Other early families buried here include Abernathy, Armistead, Burt, Cooper, Figures, Goodloe, Jones, Lindsay, Nathan, Sherrod and Steele. Veterans from the American Revolution through the Vietnam War are interred here. The cemetery is owned and maintained by descendants.
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Rear - Side B
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Capt. Anthony Winston a cousin of Dolly Madison and Patrick Henry, commanded Virginia troops in the Revolutionary War. Isaac and Catherine Jones Winston bought Belle Mont Plantation southeast of Tuscumbia. In 1833, William H and Judith McCraw Winston bought Winston House Campus of Deshler High School, in 1833. Mary M. Jackson, wife of Edmund C. Winston, was a granddaughter of James Jackson of the Forks of Cypress near Florence. Robert Burns Lindsay, Alabama's only foreign-born (Scotland) governor, was the father of Maud Lindsay, an esteemed teacher, writer, poet and storyteller. Capt. John Anthony Steele was a lawyer, legislator, probate judge and Confederate soldier, of early Sheffield.
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HM NumberHMJ0H
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Year Placed2004
Placed BySponsored by Colbert County Historical Landmark Foundation and Cemetery Restoration Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 435047 N 3845105
Decimal Degrees34.74600000, -87.70960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.76', W 87° 42.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 45.60" N, 87° 42' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 730-798 SW 14th Ave, Sheffield AL 35660, US
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