The Founding of Wessyngton Plantation

1785 Land Grant to Moses Winters

1785 Land Grant to Moses Winters


Stories of the founding of Wessyngton Plantation have been passed down through generations of the Washington family.  These stories were corroborated by deeds and other documents I found in the Washington Family Papers in the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville.  In this deed, we learn that Moses Winters was granted 640 acres of land for military service in the Revolutionary War. Joseph Washington later bought this land which became part of the Wessyngton estate.

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2 Responses to “The Founding of Wessyngton Plantation”

  1. This is an amazing entry. Thank you very much for the outstanding post provided! I was looking for this entry for a long time, but I wasn’t able to find a trustworthy source.

  2. Lee Winters says:

    I was reading about your research and came across a name I am very familiar with, Moses Winters of Middle Tennessee. As a direct descendent of Moses Winters, it is interesting to find out that My Great-great-great-great-great-grandfather has played a small part of it’s history. Cheers.

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