G. Vinson Family
William Green Vinson
b. 02 November 1816, Barbour County, AL
d. 08 April 1887, Bibb Co., GA
buried: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Crawford
1m. Lydia Graydon
b. 11 July 1811 Laurens Co., S. C.
d.19 July 1872 Crawford Co., GA
her father: Thomas Graydon
her mother: Mary Camp
2m. Joanna (Troutman) Pope
23 December 1875 in Elmwood, Crawford Co., GA
widow of S. L. Pope (d. 1872) m. 1839
b. 19 February 1819
d. 23 July 1879
her father: Hiram Baldwin Troutman
although first buried next to her fist husband in Georgia
her body was later moved to State Cemetery in Austin by the Texas
Governor, Oscar B. Colquit 1913
3m. Catherine A. Cherry 9
April 1887 Bibb Co., GA
b. abt. 1840 GA
her father: Joel Cherry
her mother: Susanna McCallum
his father: Henry Vinson
his mother: Sarah Reid
|Children with Lydia
|b. 09 June 1843, Crawford County, Georgia
|John Wesley Vinson
|b. 20 August 1845, Georgia
||d. Aug 7, 1876, Montvale Springs, TN.
||1m. Frances L. Johnson 1861(b. abt 1845, ?, d. Aug 7,
2m. Nov 20, 1878, Willie Clifford Ham (b. July 19, 1861,
Forsythe, GA, d. Oct 21, 1944
Montezuma, GA) daughter of Cicero Marion Ham and Sabrina Harvey
|Thomas Oscar Vinson
|b. 16 May 1848, Crawford County, Georgia
|d. 27 Nov 1894,
buried: Wesley Chapel, Ga.
|m. Mary Catherine "Kittie" Robertson ( b. 9
January 1848 d. 5 January 1918
buried: Byron Cem, Byron, GA) dau.of George B. Robertson and Mary
#records of James Lynch. 1999
1840 Feb. 20, - Sterling Graydon (as he signed), Asbury Terry(as he
signed) and John M. Terry(as he signed) become executors to the estate
Thomas Gradon. They post a $10,000 bond as executors and agree to pay
and heirs as required. Money is owed to John M. Terry, Wm Terry, Asbury
Sterling Gradon, John Graden, G. Poole, Wm Gradon, W. G. Vinson, Drury
Nancy Gradon. Included in the estate were nine slaves with an estimated
value as follows: - (man) "George" $585, (women) "Charity" $375,
$700, (boys) "Jacob" $750, "Dick" $900, "Addam" $850, "Washington"
"Joshua" $500, "Bob" $450.
[Landers Co., S.C., Judge of Probate, Box
89, pkg. 9, LDS film #1029341]
(These records indicate to me that all of
these individuals are heirs to the estate through either direct
descendancy or marriage consequently the inclusion of the unknown
female heirs in the above list of children. Elroy C.)
W. G. Vinson purchases - 1 negro woman "Cloe"
for $625 and 1 boy, "Bob" for $427
Willam T. Watts, purchases 1 negro man, "George" $420
Drury Graydon purchases 1 saddle $100, 1 sorel mare $100, 1 negro
Man "Jacob" $706, 1 negro boy "Joshua" $520
Charles Terry purchases- 1 heiffer $6.25
John Terry purchases - several small items, negro boy "Adam" $913
Asbury Terry purchases - several small items, 1 negro boy "Washington"
Moses Myers purchases - 1 steer $6.50
Nimrod Neighbors purchases - several small items, 1 negro boy "Dick"
$919 Zacheriah Gray purchases - 16 bushels of refined corn for $6.40
Leroy Madison purchases - 1 bay horse $69.50
William Nizbitt purchases-20 dozen oats, $2.40
there are other smaller sales
1860, District 5, Houston County, Georgia Roll: 127
Wm. G. Vinson
next door is his probable father.
next door to him
1000 / 1050
1870 , Fort Valley PO., Crawford Co.,
Georgia. Roll: 146
Vinson, W. S. (sic)
2000 / 1000
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40 f w
two houses away
farmer 1000 /
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Census 2: 1880, Rogers, Crawford County, Georgia
From other records, Joanna Troutman Pope Vinson, had
four children by her first marriage. A statue to her has been
erected in Austin, Texas.
"A Georgia girl, whose second husband was William Green
Vinson of Byron, is honored in Texas by a statue of a young woman with
a needle and thread in her hand and a Lone Star Flag close by. Joanna
had designed and made a silk flag to be carried by Georgia volunteers
the war between Texas and Mexico in 1835-36.
This regiment was organized at Macon in September 1835 by Mirabeau B.
Lamar, a Columbus newspaper publisher, who later became the second
president of the Republic of Texas.
Hiram Bainbridge and Balsora (Ellis) Troutman, with their children,
Joanna and John Fielding, lived at "Elmwood" plantation southeast of
Knoxville, Georgia. The Troutmans owned the stage-coach inn on the Post
Road across from the courthouse.
When the soldiers, 150 strong, camped near the inn, Joanna was so
deeply stirred by the talk of oppression and tyranny that she longed to
be of help in the Texas cause. Using two of her handsome silk gowns -
one white and the other blue - she created a flag with a large blue
on a field of white.
Next morning on the steps of the inn, she presented her flag to
Lieutenant Colonel Ward.
Three months later the volunteers arrived in Texas and unfurled
Joanna's flag in Velasco. Blustery winds caught the flag in the
halyards as is was being lowered, tearing it so badly that it could not
be brought down.
The first convention of the Texas Congress unanimously adopted the Lone
Star Flag. General Memecan Hunt, first minister from the Republic of
Texas to the United States, enroute to Washington, stopped at the state
capitol in Milledgeville. He delivered a package to Governor Schley,
containing General Sanata Anna's silver service. It was presented to
Miss Troutman as a token of appreciation.
Joanna Troutman's home "Elmwood," in whose garden she was buried,
was still standing in 1972 as restored by the Wade Seaglers of Forsyth.
One of her step-grandsons, William Green Vinson, Jr. of Byron,
her mahogany fourposter bed.
In October 1905 the LADIES HOME JOURNAL had an article "Has Texas
Forgotten?" Mrs. Louis L. Brown, regent of the Governor Treutlen
DAR, wrote to Governor Colquitt of Texas who was also a Georgian. For
several years there was correspondence and investigation about Joanna.
In 1913 the House of Representatives and the Senate of Texas passed
Resolution No. 8, whereby Joanna (Troutman) Pope Vinson was formally
the designer of the Lone Star Flag of Texas. It was resolved that her
should be re-interred in the State Cemetery."
[Source: History of Peach County, Georgia,
Governor Treutlen Chapter, D. A. R., 1972]
records of James P. Lynch" -- firstname.lastname@example.org -
Abstacts of Early Records of Laurens Co. S. C. 1785-1820
Greenville Co. Cem. records, South Carolina Genealogical
Greenville Republican, Greenville. S.C. Mar, 15. 1828 issue
"History of Peach County Georgia," by Governor Treutlen Chapter, DAR,
Cherokee Publishing Co., Atlanta, Ga. 1972
Lincecum, Stephanie. Descendants of Henry Vinson,
Norfleet, Mary Vance, records and history as recorded by her
grandmother, Anne Elcybeth "Elsie" Terry Vance. 3/5/03 - email-
Marriage and Death Notices from Upper SC Newspapers, 1833-1865
Hemphill, J. C. Men of Mark in S. C.,Vol. III, 1908, p198-99
Peery, Elizabeth- records of(heir of James Graydon), 114 Brookside
Cr., Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 292-9426, email-PerryDean@aol.com 2 Nov
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