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Anthony Winston

Birthplace: Brown's Cove, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Buckingham, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Winston and Mary Winston
Husband of Alice Thornton Winston
Father of Anthony Winston; Alice Taylor Winston; Mary Phillips Winston; Peter Francisco ("Virginia Giant", "Giant of the Revolution"); Martha Taylor Davis and 1 other
Brother of Col. William Winston; Lucy Tate; Sarah Dabney Henry; Maj. Isaac "Ike" Winston; Mary Ann Winston and 1 other

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About Capt. Anthony Winston

Anthony Winston

  • Birth: Sep 29 1723 - Hanover, Virginia, USA
  • Death: July 29 1783 - Buckingham, Virginia, USA
  • Parents: Isaac Winston, Mary Dabney
  • Wife: Alice Taylor

Anthony Winston, great-great-great-grandfather of Mr. Goldsby, was a delegate from Buckingham county, Va., to the Virginia convention of 1775, which voted to arm the colony, etc., and served as a captain in the Revolutionary army. Four of his sons and two of his sons-in-law served in the Creek Indian war under Gen. Andrew Jackson. They raised the company of rangers of which John J. Winston was captain, Anthony Winston was lieutenant and John Pettus (father of Senator Edmund Winston Pettus, whose mother was a Winston) was ensign.

He was a judge and an uncle to Patrick Henry (ref. letter of Peter Francisco, a foundling discovered on the wharf at City Point, Hopewell Va who was turned over to Judge Anthony Winston and was raised by the Judge and his family. He became a Revolutionary War hero.) Judge Winston lived in Buckingham County at his home "Hunting Tower" located near the vilage of New Store. A description of his home is found in the book "A Courthouse Burned" by Pennington and Scott. A scale model of it is at the clerks office Buckingham County. His arm was known as "Huntington." He represented Buckingham County in the House of Representatives at Williamsburg in 1765 when Patrick Henry was opposing the Stamp Act imposed by the British. Tax list indicates death year and widow and 3 children (tithables)

Adopted father of Peter Francisco ("Virginia Giant", "Giant of the Revolution").


  1. 1.Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 1 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose
  2. DAR Ancestor #: A128880


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Capt. Anthony Winston's Timeline

September 29, 1723
Brown's Cove, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
February 27, 1747
Age 23
November 15, 1750
Age 27
Hanover Co., Virginia, USA
March 20, 1753
Age 29
Hanover County, Virginia
January 8, 1755
Age 31
Age 35
Woodgrove, Hanover Co., VA
July 9, 1760
Age 36
Porto Judeu, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
July 29, 1783
Age 59
Buckingham, Virginia
February 25, 1913
Age 59
March 19, 1913
Age 59