Tony thank you for all the look-ups you are doing for me. I think we are getting closer and closer. I can not find anything on William Overton Winston. I did find something where a William inston married a Barbara Overton and they had a son William, but it does not give a middle initial. It would make sense that William's middle name would be his mother's maiden name. However, I have only found that he was a delegate from Dekalb County to the Alabama session on Seccession. Even when I enter John Geddes Winston only the son you gave me John Gaddes Winston shows. Wonder why William does not show in the descendancy line. Your post said he came to dekalb in 1938 with his brother but I don't see anything that says they were brothers. Do you think maybe they were really cousins. Particularly since William O. is 10 years older.