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Buck Winn (unknown dates)

Quilt square of blue and white fabric representing a hunter's star
Buck Winn, "Hunter's Star"

Buck Winn was among the slaves Polley freed after the news of the Emancipation Proclamation made it to Texas, according to Josephine Golson, J. H. Polley’s granddaughter, in Bailey’s Light.

I have not been able to find out anything else about Buck Winn. There was a Stephen Winn family living in Sutherland Springs in 1870, but I don’t know if there is a connection.

His quilt square is “ Hunter’s Star.”


This biographical selection is from The Enslaved People of J. H. Polley Plantation, Whitehall, Sutherland Springs, Texas 1836-1865. The collection is the work of independent scholar, Dr. Melinda Creech. Dr. Creech compiled and presents a biographical sketch of each of the enslaved along with a unique historic Texas quilt for each individual since photos of the 28 enslaved are not available. The collection is available to view in person at the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum.

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