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Joseph WINSTON

(1746-1815)

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 Grounds, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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