Winfrey Genealogy - Virginia and North Carolina
Welcome to my Winfrey web pages. This name is sometimes spelled Winfree.
My Winfrey lineage begins with Caroline C. Winfrey (1822-1916) who married James S. Wright ca 1838 in Surry Co., NC where she was born. She is a daughter of Caleb Winfrey (c1800-1860s) and Arabella Moody who married ca 1821 in Surry Co., NC. They later moved to Cherokee Co., NC. Caleb is a son of Caleb Winfrey (c1755/60-1837) and Nancy Bowles who married ca 1788 in Surry Co., NC. Caleb is a son of Isaac Winfrey (c1735-1817) and Sarah (---) who may have lived in Montgomery Co., VA before moving to Surry Co., NC.
Isaac Winfrey's parents are unknown.
Winfrey DNA Project - Use DNA testing to break down your genealogical brick walls and find out which genetic branch of the family you are part of. Click link for details. I'm not involved in the Graham project, but I highly recommend it. No one from my line has tested yet.
Winfrey is the 3,984th most common surname in America, Winfree is the 11,427th most common. (Source: Name Statistics)