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Major Joshua WYNNE
Clement READE
Margaret WOOD
Colonel William WYNNE
Frances READE

Captain William WYNNE II


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1. Mary Cynthia HARMON

2. Phillis MARRS

Captain William WYNNE II

  • Born: 10 Aug 1729, Brunswick County, Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Mary Cynthia HARMON in 1752 in Halifax County, Virginia
  • Marriage (2): Phillis MARRS on 1 Jan 1782 in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Died: 8 Jul 1808, Locust Hill, Tazewell County, Virginia at age 78
  • Buried: Wynne-Peery Cemetery, Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia

bullet   Another name for William was William WYNNE Jr.


bullet  General Notes:

NOTES: Capt. William Wynne II had 26 children with two wives (11 children with Cynthia Harmon until she died in 1776; and 15 more children with Phillis Marrs after he married her in 1782).

Capt. William Wynne II was patron of the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783. His fort (garrison) stood on top of the hill near the present day hospital in Tazewell, Virginia.

William Wynn's Fort --
This fort was the home of William Wynn and may have been only a fort house or small fort. It seems likely that it must have had some sort of rude palisades due to its exposed location, and seems to have served Wynn and his neighbors and was at times also guarded by state militia.

William Wynn was born August 10, 1729, and died July 8, 1808, and is buried near the old Fort. From his birth date, it can be seen that he was too advanced in years to take a very active part in the militia. His first wife was Mary Cynthia Harmon, and his second wife was Phillis Marrs.

William Wynn's son Josiah Wynne, had a wife Mary, who was the daughter of William Whitley. William Whitley was murdered by the Indians on the head of Clinch River in the fall of 1789, and cruelly mutilated, even his heart and entrails torn from his body and cast upon the ground and bushes.

Wynn's Fort was located at Locust Hill on the North Fork of Clinch River, about one and a half miles from the present town of Tazewell, Virginia, and was probably erected in 1774. Whether the Indians ever directly attacked it is unknown, but due to its proximity to the Sandy War Passes, it may have been.


bullet  Research Notes:

-- Smith Family Tree (
-- Gary Wynn Family Tree (
-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 5329515


William married Mary Cynthia HARMON, daughter of Adam HARMON and Barbara, in 1752 in Halifax County, Virginia. (Mary Cynthia HARMON was born in 1735 in North Carolina and died on 17 Jul 1776 in Tazewell County, Virginia.)


William next married Phillis MARRS in 1752 in Halifax County, Virginia. (Phillis MARRS was born on 20 Sep 1763 in York County, Pennsylvania and died on 12 Jan 1855 in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri.)

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