Wiley B WINTER Mary J WINTER Ella Lucinda WINTER Alexander C WINTER Sidney Stewart WINTER Julia Edna Anna WINTER Claude Coleman WINTER Margurette Catherine JENKINS James N WINTER Lucinda HANEY Mini tree diagram
Nelson Haney WINTER

Nelson Haney WINTER11,2,3,12,4,9,5,13,1,6,8,7,8

also known as Nelson H WINTERS10

Jan 18572,3,4,5,1,6,7,8 - 7th Apr 19279,7

Life History

Jan 1857

Born in Cass County, Texas.2,3,4,5,1,6,7,8

6th Jan 1881

Married Margurette Catherine JENKINS in Cass County, Texas.24,7

29th Nov 1881

Birth of daughter Ella Lucinda WINTER in Healdton, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.14,7,8

19th Oct 1884

Birth of son Alexander C WINTER in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.15,7,16

18th Jan 1887

Birth of son Sidney Stewart WINTER in Healdton, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,17,18,19

18th Aug 1889

Birth of daughter Julia Edna Anna WINTER in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,20,7

15th Nov 1894

Birth of son Claude Coleman WINTER in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.21,6,1,4,8,19,22,23


Resident in Township 3, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1

27th May 1914

Death of son Alexander C WINTER.7

after 1920

Death of Margurette Catherine JENKINS in Harris County, Texas.6


Residence2 in Justice Precinct 8, Harris, Texas.6

7th Apr 1927

Died in Houston, Harris, Texas.9,7

Myocardial Insufficiency

8th Apr 1927

Buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.7,8


  • Harold Christian introduces Margaret Catherine's husband as Nelson H Winters.  However, he later refers to him as Nelson Winter.  A genealogy provides a few details about the family.

    Nelson H. Winter
    Birth Jan 1857 in Texas Death UNKNOWN
    Wiley B Winter 1822-1900
    Lucinda Haney 1825-1917
    Spouse Margaret Catherine Jenkins b 1862
    Sydney "Sid" S. Winter 1886-1956
    Edna Winter b 1889
    Claude Cleman [Coleman] Winter b 1894
    --  Horn/Crawford, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9058309/person/651136262?ssrc=&ftm=1

    In some of the Winter family, Nelson's wife's name is thought to be Marguerite Cassandra Jenkins.  But the Jenkins family records and memories know her as Marguerite Catherine Jenkins.

    Wiley B Winter sp[ouse] Lucinda Haney
    f/o Nelson "Nell" Haney Winter sp. Margurette Cassandra [Catherine] Jenkins
    f/o Claude Coleman Winter sp. Etta Lillie Pickett
    f/o Clothida "Tillie" Clarice Winter

    Nelson "Nell" Haney Winter & Margurette Cassandra Jenkins Winter had the following children:

    1.  Ella Lucinda Winter sp. Samuel Day Smith
    2.  Alec C. Winter sp. Allie R. Unknown
    3.  Sidney "Sid" S. Winter sp. Zora Crawford
    4.  Julia Edna Ann Winter sp. Augustus Jay Pickett
    5.  Claude Coleman Winter sp. Etta Lillie Pickett
    --  Pam Smith, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 08 August 2013

    The first record I have found for Nelson is the 1860 census, when he is reported as 3 years old, in Cass County, Texas.

    1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 16 October, Precinct 3, PO Unionville and Cusseta, p 64, Hse #434, Fam #444
    W B Winter  37 M Farmer $150 Personal Estate b Alabama (b abt 1823)
    L Winter 30 F  b Tennessee (b abt 1830)
    --  page 65 --
    N Winter 3 M b Texas

    In the 1870 and 1880 censuses, the family name is listed as Winter.  In 1870 they are living in Davis County, east Texas.

    1870 Federal Census, Davis County, Texas, 17 August, Precinct 3, PO Cussetta, page 39, Hse/Fam #316
    Winter, Wily 48 M W Farmer $500 Real Estate $500 Personal born Alabama Attended School this year (?)
    Winter, Lucinda 40 F W b Tennessee Attended School this year (?)
    Winter, Nelson 14 M W born Texas Attended School this year

    In this census, note that the enumerator's report indicates that not only Nelson (and all his siblings), but even the parents, attended school.

    Nelson is farming in a household with his widowed mother in Montague County, Texas (in East Texas near the Red River).  The initial of his mother here is S, but her reported name in 1870 was Lucinda.  There is an outside possibility that the initial in the 1880 census is an L.  But more likely her name was Lucinda S.

    1880 Federal Census, Montague County, Texas, 8 June, Precinct 2, District 120, page 3, Hse/Hse #17
    Winter, S   W F 48 Mother Widow Keeping House TN TN TN [born abt 1832]
    Winter, N H  W M 23 Son Single Farmer TX AL TN [born abt 1857]

    In 1900 Nelson has married Margaret (spelled Margurette by the family) Cassandra Jenkins.  They are in Chickasaw Nation of Indian Territory, with three children.  From the birth of the oldest child here, we can estimate they married about 1886 In Texas.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 13 June, Township 3, District 132, page 6A, Hse/Fam #93
    Winter, Nelson H  Head W M  Jan 1857  43 TX Unknown Unknown Farmer
    Winter, Margare[t]  Wife W F  Jan 1864  36  TX MS MS
    Winter, Sydney S  Son W M  Jan 1887  13 Ind Terr  TX TX
    Winter, Edna  Daughter W F  Aug 1889  10  Ind Terr  TX TX
    Winter, Claudie  Son W M  Oct 1892  7 Ind Terr  TX TX

    Note that this census, like 1910, shows both Margaret's parents born in Mississippi, though Joseph was born in South Carolina.  In the 1920 census, it appears the enumerator has simply copied the birthplace information from Nelson for Margaret.  The T is not visible on her name, because of a faded spot that also blots out the top of the S in Sydney's middle initial.  Compare the birth date reported here for Claude (Claudie) with the ages in 1910 and 1920, which would mean he was born in 1894 (if birthday was in October).

    1910 Federal Census, Colorado County, Texas, 9 May, Precinct 2, District 21, page 10B, Hse #204, Fam #207
    Winters, Nelson H Head M W 54  Married 30yrs  TX AL TN Farming Rents
    Winters, Catherine E Wife  F W 48  Married 30yrs  5 children/5 living TX MS MS
    Winters, Claude C  F W 15  OK TX TX Farm Laborer

    In the 1920 census, the family name is written as Winter.

    1920 Federal Census, Harris County, Texas, 20 January, Justice Precinct 8, District 123, page 6B, Hse# 136, Fam #141
    Winter, Nelson H  Head M W 63 TX AL TN Farmer
    Winter, Margaret C  Wife F W 57 TX AL TN
    Winter, Sid S  Son M W 34 OK TX TX Farm Laborer
    Winter, Claude C  Son M W 25 OK TX TX Farm Laborer
    Winter, Zora  Daughter-in-law F W 26 KY KY KY
    Winter, Etta L  Daughter-in-law F W 25 TX AL TX
    Winter, Zenith C  Grand Daughter F W 11 TX OK KY
    Winter, Zela  Grand Daughter F W 11 TX OK KY
    Winter, Clotilda C  Grand Daughter F W 3mos TX OK TX [b abt October 1919]

    The enumerator does not list the sons and their wives in family order, as I normally see in the censuses.  From the birth places of the children, though, it seems possible to reconstruct who the grandchildren belong to.  It appears that Zenith and Zela are children of Zora, while Clotilda is the daughter of Etta.  In the 1930 we get some clarification because Sid is enumerated with his wife Zora (Ancestry transcribes it Zera) and his daughter Zenith.

    Nelson Haney "Nell" Winter
    Birth Jan 1857, USA
    Death Apr. 7, 1927 Harris County, Texas, USA

    Nelson "Nell" Haney Winter was the son of Wiley/Wylie B. Winters and Lucinda Haney Winters. His siblings were: Miss M.J.; Miss W.; Luther; Sarah E.; Joseph; and James M. Winter(s).
    Nell married, Margaret Cassandra Jenkins on,6 Jan 1881 in Cass County, Texas. Their children were: Ella Lucinda; Alex/Alec C.; Sydney "Sid"; Julia Edna; and Claude Coleman Winter.
    Nell was a farmer. On the 1900 census he was renting a farm in Indian Territory with his wife and their five children.

    Ella L Smith (1881 - 1950)
    Alex C. Winter (1884 - 1914)
    Julia Edna Anna Winter Pickett (1889 - 1985)

    Burial Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Plot: Sec. J. Lot 125, Space 587

    Created by Pam Smith Jul 05, 2014
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #132361690, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132361690


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