Stephen WINTER Laura Ellen FITZPATRICK Nancy Elizabeth WINTER William Thomas WINTER John WINTER Mary Ann CARTER Mini tree diagram
James Francis Monroe WINTER

James Francis Monroe WINTER1,3,2,4,5

23rd Jun 18451,2,3,4,5 - 6th May 18794,5

Life History

23rd Jun 1845

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5

13th Jan 1870

Married Laura Ellen FITZPATRICK in Sherman, Grayson, Texas.4

6th May 1879

Died in Dexter, Cook, Texas.4,5

after 6th May 1879

Buried in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Dexter, Cooke County, Texas.5


  • 1850 Federal Census, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, 1 October,District 4, page 27B, Hse/Fam #367
    S Winter  30 M Farmer b Tennessee
    Mary Winter 25 F b Tennessee
    Francis Winter 2 M b Tennessee
    Nancy Winter 1 F b Tennessee

    In the 1860 census, in the same area, Francis' mother Mary Ann is notin the family.  Two more children are reported.  She must have diedafter the birth of the last child here in about 1864,  She may havedied in childbirth.  Monroe in 1860 matches Francis in 1850.  He islater referred to as Monroe also.

    1860 Federal Census, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, 31 July, POCorinth, page 106, Hse/Fam #719
    Stephen Winters 40 M Farmer $0 Real Estate $400 Personal Rptd bornTenn [b abt 1820]
    Monroe Winters 13 F born Tenn [b abt 1847]
    Nancy Winters 11 F born Tenn [b abt 1849]
    William Winters 9 F born Tenn [b abt 1851]
    John Winters 6 F born Tenn [b abt 1854]

    1870 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 18 November, Precinct 3,PO Whitesboro, page 38, Hse Fam #268, Fam #273
    Winter, Monroe Head F W 23 Farmer $0 Real Estate $150 Personal bTennessee [b abt 1847]
    Winter, Laura 20 F W Keeps House b Tennessee [b abt 1850]

    some genealogies have Monroe Winter's full name as James MonroeWinter, while in his first census, he was called Francis and in laterrecords Monroe.  Those early records would make one think his name wasFrancis Monroe.  The followng genealogy has James Monroe Winter, andhas citatios from family informati provided by a descendant namesErnest Winter.  According to this family source, Monroe married hisstepsister, Laura Ellen Fitzpatrick.  They are reported together inthe 1870 census, matchin gthe marriage date given here..

    Laura Ellen Fitzpatrick
    Birth 4 SEP 1848 Monroe, AR
    Death 31 JAN 1929 Strong City, Roger Mills Co., OK
    Marriage 13 JAN 1870 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX to
    James Monroe Winter
    Birth 23 JUN 1845 Tennessee
    Death 6 MAY 1879 Dexter, Cook, Texas
    --  Ernest (Ernie) Winter, verbal and printed information given toLaVonne Westbrook, late 1980s, note on, accessed 26August 2016

    There is a emorial on Find a Grave for a burial that matchesinformation for Monroe, and he is buried in the same cemetery as hisfather.  But his father's name on the grave is spelled Winters, whileMonroe's is Winter.  We are told that this cemetery is in pooorrepair, with many stones damaged and missing, now on private land.Note that this memorial reports the date of birth as June 28, butthere is no yea.  The actual date, from family souces, is June 23,1845.  In a hard-to-read sandstone marker, 3 and 8 are hard todistinguish.

    James Monroe Winter
    Birth Jun 28 [June 23, 1845]
    Death May 6, 1879
    Spouse Laura Ellen Davenport (1846 - 1929)
    Burial Old Shiloh Cemetery, Dexter, Cooke County, Texas, USA
    Created by sue Jun 25, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #71963235,


  • 1. 1850 Federal Census, Tishomingo County, Mississippi
    • 1 October, District 4, page 27B, Hse/Fam #367
  • 2. 1870 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas
    • 18 November, Precinct 3, PO Whitesboro, page 38, Hse Fam #268, Fam
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Tishomingo County, Mississippi
    • 31 July, PO Corinth, page 106, Hse/Fam #719
  • 4. Ancestry Comments
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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