Thursday, July 23, 2015

John J. Wingo, Trezevant TN July 1901

Here's another piece of ephemera from a distant branch of the family.  It's dated July 10, 1901.  The sender is J.B. Lane of Crossland Kentucky and it's to John J. Wingo of Trezevant Tennessee.  

The Wingo family are distantly related to the Morans via J.W. Moran's mother, Harriet Harris via the Perry and Hillsman lines of Carroll County TN.  James Reddick Hillsman married Esther Wingo, the daughter of Dr. Thomas Rudd Wingo.  John James Wingo, the recipient of the postcard, is Thomas Rudd Wingo's brother.  How it ended up in Moran Place is a mystery.

Crossland Ky
July 10, 1901

I have shipped you 1 sk wheat- will be down about the 15th.
Yours, etc.

J.B. Lane

The John James Wingo family and home appear in History of Carroll County Tennessee, vol. 1, 1987.