Robert Wynne

b. 9 November 1812, d. 6 July 1855
  • Robert Wynne was born on 9 November 1812 in Columbia County, Georgia.
  • He married Elizabeth Appling Wynne, daughter of Robert Wynne and Matilda Gartrell, on 9 February 1837 in Greene County, Alabama, first cousins; Robert and Elizabeth Wynne's fathers were brothers.
  • Robert Wynne died on 6 July 1855 at age 42 in Walker County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 19 September 1888 in The Galveston Daily News: (Huntsville, Sept. 18) . . . The corner stone of the new Methodist church was laid on the 12th with Masonic ceremonies. . . The present Methodist church was built in the year 1857. . . .
         William M. Barrett was the contractor. Messers. Chiles and Eichler worked under him; Sam Reed, Sam Jones and Peter Royal did the brick work; G. W. Rather and J. A. Flether did the painting.
         The present seats were paid for by subscription, raised by Dr. T. W. Markham; and the house ceiled overhead by subscription, raised by Dr. G. M. Baker.
         The first person buried from the church was Colonel Henderson Yoakum, a public spirited man, and most active in having the church erected, and who paid in final subscription on the day of dedication $250, on proposition of Erasmus Wynne to be one of five to pay the debt. Robert Wynne was one of the five, and paid his subscription in cotton.
  • According to a few family trees, Robert Wynne (1812-1855) was the son of Robert & Matilda Gartrell Wynne, and Elizabeth Wynne (1814-1867) was the daughter of Williamson & Eleanor Magruder Wynne. The ADAH information provided by Marie Browder has Robert, not Elizabeth, as the child of Williamson Wynne, as does data compiled by Rod Bush.
  • Last Edited: 22 Nov 2008

Family: Elizabeth Appling Wynne b. 28 October 1814, d. circa 1867