Daniel C WINTERS Barcena WINTERS Wiley B WINTER Benjamin L WINTER Troy WINTERS Jane WINTER James G WINTER Caroline Elizabeth WINTER William MILSAP Joseph MILSAP Mini tree diagram
Lavinia Elliott MCDANIEL

Lavinia Elliott MCDANIEL1,6,2,7,3,8,9,10

also known as LAVINA4

18021,2,3 - before Aug 18701,2,5

Life History


Born in Alabama.1,2,3

about 1817

Birth of daughter Barcena WINTERS in Jackson County, Alabama.11,12,8,13,14

13th Jan 1819

Married Daniel C WINTERS in Madison County, Alabama.28,6


Birth of son Wiley B WINTER in Alabama.15,16,17,18,19,20

about 1825

Birth of son Benjamin L WINTER in Alabama.12

about 1825

Birth of son Troy WINTERS in Alabama


Birth of daughter Jane WINTER in Madison County, Alabama.12,21

about 1835

Birth of son James G WINTER in Madison County, Alabama.22,3,23,1,24


Birth of daughter Caroline Elizabeth WINTER in Morris County, Texas.22,25,26,21,27


Death of Daniel C WINTERS in Titus County, Texas.2

about 1847

Birth of son Joseph MILSAP in Cass County, Texas.3,5,29

28th Jan 1847

Married William MILSAP in Cass County, Texas.7

26th May 1851

Death of son Benjamin L WINTER in Cass County, Texas.12

30th Oct 1851

Resident in Morris County, Texas.4

after 1870

Death of William MILSAP in Cass County, Texas

before Aug 1870

Died in Cusseta, Davis, Texas.1,2,5


  • The sparse information on her parents seems to indicate her maiden name was Elliot and thus McDaniel perhaps a first married name.  But I have not found information about a first marriage.  Genealogies I have found that include Lavinia do not report another marriage.

    Lavina Elliott McDaniel Winters
    Birth 1802 in Alabama
    Death 1870 in Cass, Texas
    Parents  Elliott, Maxwell
    Spouse Daniel Winters 1790-1841
    --  Belyeu Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/19530082/person/845286919

    Another genealogy gives the full name of her mother but has no information on her father.

    Alberta Maxwell
    Birth 25 Dec 1884, Death Unknown
    Allen Tupper Maxwell 1859 - 1946
    Jeannette Carrie Duffee 1856 - 1907
    --  Stroman Cannady, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16500210/person/384976927

    The Sanders Family Tree (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14731177/person/230975263?ftm=1) has her name simply as Lavinia Elliott, leaving the idea that her maiden name was Elliott, but the tree lacks any information on her parents.  Most trees have this as her middle name.

    Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)
    Daniel C Winters
    Lavina McDaniel
    Marriage 13 Jan 1819 Madison County
    Recorded Madison County Marriage Book, Volume 2, page 225

    Dan died in 1941, and Lavinia is reported in some tax records after that.

    Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890
    Mrs Lavina Winters
    Cass County, Texas
    1846 Tax list
    TX Tax List Index, 1840-1849

    In 1847, six years after Dan died, Lavinia remarried.

    Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965
    William F Millsap
    Levina Winter
    Marriage 28 Jan 1847 Cass County, Texas, USA
    County Court Records - FHL microfilm #1301830

    Even though she remarried in 1847, in 1851, Lavinia was reported under her first married name as granteee and patentee in a land record in Morris County, a small county bordering Cass County on the west.

    Texas Land Title Abstracts
    File 88, Patent Volume 3, #1011, Certificate 4
    Grantee Lavina Winter
    Patentee Lavina Winter
    Patent Date 30 Oct 1851
    640 Acres, Bowie District, Morris County

    1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 17 October, Beat #3, PO Unionville & Cusseta, page 70, Hse #467, Fam #479
    Wm Milsap 60 M Farmer $3500 Real Estate $600 Personal born SC [b abt 1800]
    L Milsap 58 M born Tennessee [b abt 1802]
    J Milsap 13 M born Texas [b abt 1847]
    James J Winter 25 born Alabama [b abt 1835]

    Lavinia passed away in 1870, some time before the census in August.  Her husband William was enumerated living in the home of their son Joseph in the same area where they had been.  It is probably the old family farm.  Joseph is now married.

    1870 Federal Census, Davis County, Texas, 8 August, PO Cusseta, Precinct 3, page 23, Hse/Fam #193
    Millsap, Joseph [sic] 20 M W Farmer $600 Real Estate $200 Personal born Texas [b abt 1850]
    Millsap, Senith [Zenith] C 23 F W b Tennessee [b abt 1847]
    Millsap, William B 4  M W born Texas [b abt 1866]
    Millsap, Allice P 3 F W home born Texas [b abt 1867]
    Millsap, Robert P 6 M W born Texas [b abt 1864]
    Millsap, William 74 M W born South Carolina [b abt 1796]

    Another Land title in 1897 reports Lavina Milsap as a patentee of a tract granted to John G Chambers.

    Texas, Land Title Abstracts,1700-2008
    Grantee John G Chambers
    Certificate 118
    Patentee Lavinia Millsap
    Patent Date 8 Apr 1897
    160 Acres, Bowie District, Cass County
    Patent Volume 46, Bowie 3rd Class, File #596, Patent #542


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