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Mary Lee Walton (Floyd)

Birthplace: Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Jefferson County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Major Robert Clark Floyd and Lillian Floyd
Wife of John Withers Winn and William Parke Walton
Mother of Mary Agnes Hunt
Sister of Elizabeth R. Winn; Judge Davis Floyd and Sgt. Charles Floyd

Managed by: Ben M. Angel, still catching up
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About Mary Lee Walton

From Descendants of John Floyd


  • was born 1793 in Jefferson Co., KY [473], and
  • died 25 June 1875 in Calviton Plantation, Jefferson Co., MS [474],[475],[476],[477].
  • She married (1) JOHN WITHERS WINN [478],[479] 27 April 1809 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS [480],
    • son of JAMES WINN and HANNAH WITHERS. He was born 05 August 1789 in KY or VA [481], and
    • died Abt. 1817 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS [482],[483],[484].
  • She married (2) WILLIAM PARKE WALTON [485] 17 December 1818 in Adams Co., MS[486].
    • He was born Abt. 1793 in VA [487],[488], and
    • died July 1834 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS [489].


Mary Lee wrote in 1872 that Sergt. Charles Floyd was her brother. Her letter is preserved in the Draper papers, according to Anna Cartlidge (see below). This disagrees with the two publications on the Floyds by Floyd, 1912, op. cit., and Tuley, op. cit. She also adds that her husband was John Withers Winn, the son of James Winn. She notes that "Colonel John Floyd was my uncle." She was born about 1794 near Louisville, Ky. and "was a sister to Elizabeth (Betsy) Floyd, (wife of Thomas Minor Winn), Judge Davis Floyd, and Sergeant Charles Floyd...."


Later, courtesy of Alex Luken of Kentucky, I have a copy of Mary's letter to Lyman C. Draper, Oct. 5th, 1872, which is contained in Clifton Davis' letter of 1946 cited in the footnotes:

"Oct. 5th, 1872

  • Lyman C. Draper


"Your letter wishing information of Col. John Winn has been received and in answer I can give no information of the said Col. Winn than has already been stated. You had best write Gen. Hebert of Louisiana who married Col. Winn's grand-daughter--

"My husband's name was John Withers Winn, his brother's name was James. Mrs. Vaughn is dead, she lived on the coast above New Orleans. I do not know in what parish. I remember nothing of Gen. Clarke's expeditions to the Rocky Mountains as I was a child, except that I had a brother who went with him, and who died during the expedition. His name was Charles Floyd. Col. John Floyd was my uncle. My father's name was Robert. Col. George R. C. Floyd was my first cousin; he lived in Ky and left one son John G. Floyd. I know nothing of him but refer you to the daughter of Gov. John Floyd of Va., Mrs. Holmes of the University of Va. I know nothing of the Indian hunter. Respectfully, Mary Lee Walton"


About 1808, Mary Lee Floyd accompanied her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Thomas Minor Winn to Natchez... going down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. She married (1) John Withers Winn, on 27 April 1809 in Natchez, Mississippi. (2) William Parke Walton, on 17 December 1818, in Natchez, Mississippi. Mrs. Walton died 25 June 1874-1875 at "Calviton," the home of her eldest daughter, in Jefferson County, Mississippi, and is buried there.

Anna Cartlidge, op. cit., says that Charles Floyd's posthumous settlement of land for his service was awarded to Robert, Elizabeth, Davis and Mary Lee.

In the Adams County Court House are records of Mary Lee's administration of the estate of John W. Winn. From these papers one might deduce that the Winn brothers apparently operated a sizeable livery in Natchez.

Alex, June, 2002, "...I have gone back through my papers to see what else I can find. On Nov. 1, 1839, Mary Lee Winn Walton assigned the land warrant she inherited from (Sergeant) Charles Floyd to John G. Berry and John T. Winn. Berry is the name of Maria Johnston Winn's second husband. I don't know who the John T. Winn is in relation to the the family--possibly a son or nephew."


  • Burial: Calviton Plantation, Jefferson Co., MS490



Alex Luken found two references on the web citing John W Winn as a publisher. Here they are:

Speech of Governor Fulwar Skipwith to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of West Florida, at St. Francisville, on the 29th of November, 1810. Natchez, (M. T. [Mississippi Territory]) -- Printed by John W. Winn & Co. [1810].

A few other short-lived newspapers appeared in this period, including John Wade’s Constitutional Conservator and a paper published by James Bradford mentioned but not named by Marschalk. John Winn published the Weekly Chronicle from 1808 to 1811, and he may have been using the same press used by the Terrells to publish the Messenger.


Also concerning John Winn and his wife Mary Floyd, from Alex Luken:

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1815-1817 TUESDAY, December 12, 1815.

Mr. Lattimore presented a petition of John W. Winn, praying permission to locate a land warrant given to Charles Floyd. deceased, one of the companions of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, on any unlocated lands belonging to the United States, in the State of Louisiana.


Now this in early 2009 from Janet Colvin on

Janet Colvin added this on 16 Mar 2009

Fauquier County Guardian Bond:

Henry Priest, gen. of Thomas, Mary, Isham, Minor, William and Elizabeth Winn, orphans of John W. Winn, decd. 24 March 1817 for $2000. Signed: William Burns (Signed: Byrne), Thomas Priest. Witness: Dan'l. Withers.

She adds these names:

  • Thomas Winn (1810 - 1845)
  • Minor James Winn (1813 - 1876)
  • Mary Winn (1807 - 1880)
  • John William Winn (1815 - )
  • John W Winn (1785 - 1815)
  • Isham O Bannon Winn (1811 - 1880)
  • Elizabeth Withers Winn (1811 - 1880)



Sharon Lee at posted the following note in Feb 2008:

Mississippi Court Records 1799-1835

Adams Co, Mississippi Wills,

  • p. 26
  • Dean, Seth
  • Dec. 27, 1815 August 16, 1816

Wife: Polly Legatees: wife; dau. Elizabeth and heirs; children of brother James Dean. Left 4000 acres of British grants and 70,000 acres of Yazoo Lands. Exrs: wife, Price and Parke Walton. Wit: Hezekiah Kibbee/Kibboo?, Daniel Boyce and John Hughes. Would these be the children or otherwise related of Governor George Walton of Georgia? (I wrote her that I have no idea!)


Children of MARY FLOYD and JOHN WINN are:

  • 1. i. MARY7 WINN,
    • b. 1807.
  • 2. ii. THOMAS WINN [491],[492],[493],
    • b. Abt. 1810;
    • d. Aft. 1840 [494].
  • 3. iii. ELIZABETH WITHERS WINN [495],
    • b. 1811.
  • 4. iv. ISHAM O'BANNON WINN [495],
    • b. 1811.
  • 5. v. MINOR JAMES WINN [495],
    • b. 1813.
  • 6. vi. JOHN WILLIAM WINN [495],
    • b. 1815.

Children of MARY FLOYD and WILLIAM WALTON are:

  • 1. 90. vii. MARY AGNES7 WALTON,
    • b. 09 February 1824, Adams Co., MS;
    • d. 15 August 1891, MN.
  • 2. 91. viii. ELIZABETH PARKE WALTON,
    • b. 09 March 1828, Wilton Plantation, Adams Co., MS;
    • d. 30 September 1895, New Orleans, LA.
    • b. 26 August 1832, Natchez, Adams Co., MS;
    • d. 1921, San Antonio, Bejar Co., TX.
  • 4. 93. x. JOHN FLOYD WALTON,
    • b. 26 August 1832, Adams Co., MS;
    • d. 02 December 1859, Washington Co., MS.
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Mary Lee Walton's Timeline

Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Age 30
June 25, 1875
Age 82
Jefferson County, Mississippi, United States