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John A. Wineinger

John A Wineinger was my g-g grandfather. He was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, and spent his adult life in Dubois County. He married Catherine Wineinger, a second cousin, about 1827, probably in Hawkins County, Tennessee, or Scott County, Virginia. He had a trading post in Hillham, (then called Davis Creek), and later developed a freight or trade business between Dubois County and the river towns of New Albany and Louisville.

In October, 1843, he wrote a letter to his mother-in-law, Julia Ann (Slusher) Wineinger, regarding the will of his father-in-law, Peter Wininger. The letter clearly depicts him as a businessman. In the first part of the letter, he mentions the death of an unnamed infant, and the birth of another, also not named at that time. That second infant was Jesse Wineinger, who with his brother, Stephen were killed in a portable sawmill boiler explosion in "Grapevine Hollow", in Orange County. Jesse and Stephen are buried in Pace-Robinson Cemetery.

The letter was found in the Kingsport Tennessee Public Library, and later published in the July, 1981 issue of The Winegar Tree. The 1843 letter, Peter Wininger's will, and a transcript from George W Milburn's "Historical Notes On Dubois County" may be accessed below.

John and Catherine are buried in Shiloh Cemetery, located just west of Ireland

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 Letter to Julia (Slusher) Wininger Will of Peter Wininger, Sr.  George W. Milburn Notes