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WINSTON, Joseph, A Representative from North Carolina; born in Louisa County, Va., June 17, 1746; moved in 1766 to that part of Rowan County which later became Stokes County, N.C.; participated in expeditions against the hostile frontier Indians; member of the Hillsboro convention in 1775; member of the commission that concluded a treaty with the Cherokees in 1777; appointed entry taker for Surry County in 1778; chief ranger of Surry County; served as major in the Revolutionary Army; member of the State senate in 1790, 1791, 1802, 1807, and 1812; elected to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); died near Germanton, Stokes County, N.C., April 21, 1815; interment in the family burial ground near Germanton; reinterment on Guilford Battle Ground (now Guilford Courthouse National Military Park), Greensboro, N.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the Draper Manuscripts: King's Mountain Papers, 1756-1887, 3 cubic feet (19 volumes). Subjects include Joseph Winston.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Hendricks, J. Edwin. "Joseph Winston: North Carolina Jeffersonian." North Carolina Historical Review 45 (Summer 1968): 284-97.

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