Resources on Wingard Family

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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Three Preachers to Whom I Owe Much

By Charlie Wingard · March 12, 2015 · 0 Comments
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Thirty-five years ago I finished college and began preaching full-time. For a year, I served as student pastor of  Wales Presbyterian Church in Tennessee, a congregation in the old Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS). Almost everything I owned fit into my 1970 Chevrolet Impala and off I went to preach the gospel. In addition to a King James Bible, my preaching Bible at the time, I took three valuable books. One was was actually  a booklet, the outlines and notes from John Stott’s expositions on Romans delivered at the 1979 Urbana Missions Conference. The first-time I heard Stott preach, I determined to follow his pulpit example best I could. A model expositor – clear, persuasive, and, above all, faithful to the text – he preached Christ and him crucified. At…

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Wingard Children – Depression Era Alabama

By Charlie Wingard · October 11, 2014 · 0 Comments
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Wingards came to Alabama sometime around 1820. Leaving South Carolina, they settled in Pike County, west of Troy, Alabama. Look at a good map and you’ll be able to locate Wingard, Alabama. My great grandfather, George Franklin Wingard, married into the Moore family. The Moore-Wingard family farm, called Elmdale, was located on the Pike County and Montgomery County line. It was sold to a paper company in the early 1950s. Montgomery County is where my Dad (George), Uncle John, and Aunt Martha did a good part of their growing up. I love these photos. How different was Depression era Alabama! (l-r: Uncle John, Aunt Martha, Dad) One thing you’ll notice in several of these pictures is the bright Alabama sun…

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