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THE WINSLETTS:
Samuel Winslett and Mary Carson
John Winslett and his wives (-?) Martin or (?) Gibson and Hattie Ward

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SAMUEL WINSLETT and MARY CARSON

Samuel Winslett

LifeNotes: Samuel Winslett and his brother John Winslett were charged with killing a fat buck in 1765; they were fined £10 and shipped to America from Lewes town, East Sussex, England on the ship Ann in 4/1766. Samuel went to Georgia and acquired land in the Georgia Land Lottery.

Born, Married, Died,
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Wife: Mary Carson

LifeNotes: Mary Carson was a Quaker.

Born, Married, Died,
Parents: John Carson (died 1790) and Esther Stubbs

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends


JOHN WINSLETT and his wives (-?) MARTIN or (-?) GIBSON and HATTIE WARD

John Winslett

LifeNotes: He was listed as a debtor to his grandfather John Carson's estate; John Carson died in 1790, but the estate was not administered until 1802. John Winslett was listed as a pole without property in Green Co., GA. 1797. However, by 1799 he was deeded 187 acres on Town Creek of the Oconee River by his grandfather's will, 1799.

Record of a John Winslett is found in the 1800 census of Pickens County, SC and that may have been this same man since one of his known friends and associates had a history of returning to SC for purposes of visiting friends and relatives or other reasons which suited him. John Winslett sold land in Hancock Co., GA in 1802, 1805 and 1810. He is also listed as "Captain" John Winslett in Hancock Co., 1806. While in this county, he was involved in two court cases in 1810.

Whether from the distasteful nature of the cases or other reasons, John Winslett seems to have left the Hancock Co., GA about this time. His friend and associate on numerous adventures in GA, AL, AR, and other places was a man named Thomas S. Woodward who later as an elderly man living in LA in 1859, wrote his reminiscences which ultimately were published in Montgomery, AL newspaper at that time. Woodward said that in 1814 he, John Winslett and others (all with part Indian blood) joined in travelling about and "went where it pleased them." Some of John Winslett's family were likely already in Alabama by this time or at least near the Chattahoochee River.

John Winslett was a part of a sortie of the Georgia military augmented by numerous friendly Indians in the Seminole country, 1818, in which a Mrs. Stuart was rescued from the hostile indians. This is reported in Woodward's account of the affair. From this account and others mentioned throughout Woodward's reports, it seems both men were friendly with many different indians and possibly different tribes, in GA, FL, AL, TX, AR, LA and elsewhere. It must have been during the period 1814 to 1817 or 1818 that John Winslett, Sr., having lost a wife who died in Henry Co., AL, took up with and/or began living among Indians along the Chattahoochee River. By 1826 or 27 he lived on the Uchee Creek in what is now Russell Co., AL with his new Indian family; this was reported by Green Beauchamp in his early reminiscences of Barbour Co., AL. John's new wife was Hattie Ward.

After the murder of Gen. William McIntosh somewhere near the Chattahoochee by his own Indian people, many of the Indians of that eastern part of Alabama elected to move to Indian Territory. They arrived at Three Forks, OK in Feb. 1828, John Winslett and his Indian family among them. A son had been born, then 2 daughters and another son. John Winslett seems to have disappeared from Oklahoma about 1830. It was probably a case of him leaving the family to return to AL and GA.

John Winslett was again in Florida in 1830 where he was often used as Indian interpreter. He also appeared in Washington, DC in 1832 in connection with Indian Agency affairs. Still a later reference has been found of his asking for the receiving pay for use of wagon in transporting Indians to Indian Territory (AR) 1833 (paid 1834). He may have transferred his home to Arkansas by this time, just as his old friend Thomas Woodward had done.

In Dec. 1833, John Winslett, self styled "citizen of the Creek Nation west of the Mississippi" presented a demand for return of some negroes held by the Seminoles. This is taken to mean he was living in either Arkansas, Oklahoma or possibly Texas. No further record has been found of the man.

Born: 1775, near or in Wrightsvboro, McDuffie Co., GA; Married: 1st-in GA, 2nd-in AL; Died:
Parents: Samuel Winslett and Mary Carson

1st- Wife: (-?) Martin? or Gibson?

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2nd- Wife: Hattie Ward

LifeNotes: Hattie Ward was born at the end of the great era of the Creek; she survived the Creek War; and endured the Removal, ending her days in Indian Territory.

Born: about 1803 in Hitiche Town, Russell, AL; Married: about 1818 in AL; Died: 1866 in Choska, Wagoner, Indian Territory, was buried in Coweta, Wagoner, Indian Territory
Parents: John Ward

Their children were:

to Some Creek Families & Friends