About Dabney Wingo
The son of John James WINGO. Dabney was a school teacher who made his own books.
Dabney served for a term of 6 months in the Virginia Militia on 3 July 1813 in Nottoway Co., VA. He served 5 months 13 days as a private in the 6th Reg’t VA Militia under Capt. NIBLETT and commanded by Lt. Col. Grief GREEN and Col. William SHARP. He served at Ft. Norfolk, VA, and suffered from typhoid fever. He was discharged 1 December 1813 at Camp Cross Roads, which is near Ft. Norfolk. Bounty Warrant File No (NNRG) 55-160-49333, bounty warrant No. 49, 333 for 150a of land. (From Wingo Researcher Publication Vol. 3, page 14, which includes copies of service records and bounty warrant application. Published by Larry WINGO and Rose WINGO PETERSON.)
Dabney moved into TN in the mid 1830s, settling first near the Hermitage, which was Andrew JACKSON'S home place. By 1838, he and his family were in Carroll Co., TN, and settled near McLemorsville. They lived on the Marshall place for about 2 years. Dabney and his family were members of the Missionary Baptist Church. In 1841 he purchased land located 2 miles north of Trezevant near the L & N Railroad from the Tom HOPKIN'S heirs - this became known as The WINGO Farm. The WINGO family occupied this land for 109 years. (All information about this family was taken from the Carroll Co., TN, History Book, published by the Carroll Co., TN, Historical Soc.)