Winlock Family Papers
Manuscript Collection: MC148
Robert Stanton Winlock, born on December 14, 1826, in Kentucky, joined the U.S. Army at the age of nineteen and was a participant at the Battle of Buena Vista. Winlock married Bettie Durrett in 1857 (1839-1897) and together they had a son, Edwin Winlock. Shortly after his marriage Robert developed typhoid fever and was left crippled for the rest of his life. Robert S. Winlock died on July 9, 1897. Louisa Ann Winlock, sister of Robert S. Winlock, was born on April 30, 1822, and died on December 1, 1874. F. M. Ballard, whose mother was a cousin of R. S. Winlock, spent much of his time researching his family history.
This collection is comprised of a letter and genealogical information documenting members of the Winlock family including Robert Stanton Winlock, Louisa Ann Winlock and Bettie Durrett. There is a letter from R. S. Winlock to Louisa Ann Winlock describing conditions in the army and Saltillo, Mexico, in 1847. A typed transcript of this letter is included. There is genealogical information providing terminal dates for Winlock family members and detailed information on the life of Robert S. Winlock, as told to F. M. Ballard by Edwin Winlock.
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[Identification of Item], Winlock Family Papers, MC148, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Gift of Edwin Winlock, October 1943.
Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.