Resources on Wingard Family

The Wingards – Elmdale (2)

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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These pictures were take at an October 2007 workday at Moore-Wingard Cemetery in southern Montgomery County. The cleanup crew from left to right: Duane Norman, son of Murray and Ralph Norman Murray Wingard Norman, daughter of Uncle Murray Wingard Vickey Wingard, wife of Rick Wingard Rick Wingard, son of Dick Wingard, grandson of Uncle Sam Wingard Ralph Norman, husband of Murray Norman Austin Norman (front), son of Duane Norman Richard Wingard, son of Uncle Will Wingard Here’s what the cemetery looked like in June. Things were much improved by the end of our workday. Below are two pictures that show how the cemetery has changed the past 50 years. Here is a picture of George Franklin and Carrie Lou Wingard’s…

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The Wingards – Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment
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Several Wingards are buried at the Pisgah Primitve Baptist Church Cemetery in south Montgomery County, Alabama. One Primitive Baptist distinctive is the practice of footwashing when communion is observed. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church was constituted in 1842, and its beautiful meeting house was built in 1931. I have never been in the Pisgah meeting house, but I’m told its interior was never painted, and that if you look up, you can see the foot prints of the workers on the ceiling planks. The grave of Lenna Emma Curry Wingard (1862-1889), the first wife of my great-grandfather George Franklin Wingard (1860-1949).  These are the graves of George Carroll (1914-1917) and Eugene Wilson Wingard (1915-1917), sons of Eugene Franklin “Buck” Wingard (1887-1966).…

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Wingard, Alabama

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Wingard Cemetery in Wingard, Alabama. If you’ve never been to Wingard, you’ll find it in western Pike County, just off the main highway between Troy and Luverne. Wingard, Alabama was settled in 1820 by William Wingard (1796-1872) and his wife Ellender Burgess Wingard (1797-1885). They moved from South Carolina, accompanied by his brother-in-law, William Burgess, who had married Mary Wingard. So, a brother and sister married a brother and sister. Here are a few photos of Wingard Cemetery, taken in 2007: Richard William Wingard was the father of my great-grandfather, George Franklin Wingard (1860-1949). He died on his son’s second birthday. My closest kin lived in northwest Pike County and southern Montgomery County at Elmdale, the Moore-Wingard plantation. For a number…

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Wingard, Alabama

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Wingard Cemetery in Wingard, Alabama. If you’ve never been to Wingard, you’ll find it in western Pike County, just off the main highway between Troy and Luverne. Wingard, Alabama was settled in 1820 by William Wingard (1796-1872) and his wife Ellender Burgess Wingard (1797-1885). They moved from South Carolina, accompanied by his brother-in-law, William Burgess, who had married Mary Wingard. So, a brother and sister married a brother and sister. Here are a few photos of Wingard Cemetery, taken in 2007: Richard William Wingard was the father of my great-grandfather, George Franklin Wingard (1860-1949). He died on his son’s second birthday. My closest kin lived in northwest Pike County and southern Montgomery County at Elmdale, the Moore-Wingard plantation. For a number…

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The Wingards: Elmdale (1)

By Charlie Wingard · July 15, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Elmdale was the Moore-Wingard plantation in northwest Pike County and southern Montgomery County. It was sold off to a paper company in the middle of the last century. The old plantation land can be seen along the southern end of Moore Road below highway 94 and all along Wingard Road. The Moore-Wingard Cemetery is a few hundred yards off the southern side of Wingard Road about 100 yards before you reach the point where Wingard Road takes a hard right to the washed out bridge that leads to Moore Road. The photographs below were taken during a visit in July 2007. Since then, work parties have cleaned the family cemetery. For the handful of folks who are interested in finding the…

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Robert Walker Maclagan, ruling elder

By Charlie Wingard · June 22, 2015 · 0 Comments
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  A native of Scotland, my maternal grandfather, Robert Walker Maclagan, served as a ruling elder at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. I never knew him; he died more than two decades before my birth. He had two sons, my Mother’s only siblings. Robert, Jr. lived less than a month. John Malcolm died a few weeks before his third birthday in 1922. I am named after Malcolm (my middle name). The early deaths of his young sons explain my grandfather’s special interest in the baby clinic. Robert Maclagan arrived in New York in February 1915, and joined Central Presbyterian Church later that year. He was elected deacon in 1916 and ruling elder in 1931. My mother, Roberta Emma Maclagan Wingard, made…

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