January 13, 2017

John Frelan Winters

Born in Giles County, Tennessee, July 13, 1814, the second son of James and Rhoda (Beal) Winters, John came to Texas in 1834 with his wife Margaret, and settled in what is now Walker County. He served in the army from March 12, to June 12, 1836 as a private in Captain William Ware's Company and fought with them at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21. He reenlisted September 18, 1836 and was assigned to James T. Sprowl's Company, spending most of his duty time in Velasco on the coast. Winters died on January 16, 1864 and buried in the family cemetery.

Note
This is a cenotaph. The Winters family cemetery was originally located 300 feet northwest of the park, but in 1968 all of the existing stones were moved to their present location to allow for development. None of the graves were disinterred and remain in their original place.

GPS Coordinates
30° 34.108, -095° 21.411


Winters Memorial Park
New Waverly

4 comments:

  1. Thats my great great great great grand pappy. Im 5 generatioms down the line. My mame is David zintzun

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    1. I am always glad to have a descendant pop on and make sure I'm doing things right. Anything about him you would like to add? An old story? A photo of him you'd like me to put up?

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  2. Thats my great great great great grand pappy. Im 5 generatioms down the line. My mame is David zintzun

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  3. I am David Zintzun son of Teresa Lynn Hilton, daughter of Gloria Janice Nash, daughter of Rex Alonzo winters, son of James Polk Winters, son of John Frelan Winters

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