Hannah Maria (Webster) Winstead

Hannah Maria (Webster) Winstead (1880-1951) was born in Kentucky to Rev. Henry Battle Webster and Lee Anna Barbour. In 1905, she married Rev. Garrell Hugh “G.H.” Winstead of Nebo, KY. Hannah was a housewife and took care of their five children: Maggie, Lee Anna, Elizabeth, Samuel, and Henrietta. Lee Anna and Elizabeth worked as teachers in Louisville. The couple was married for 46 years, until Hannah’s death at the age of 71. G.H. and Hannah made their home at 1649 Hale Avenue in the California Neighborhood. Rev. Winstead was ordained at Zion Baptist Church in 1915 and also worked for the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk. Zion Baptist Church was traditionally African American and in the 1960s Rev. A.D. King, brother of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the pastor. Image of Hannah (far right) with Artlee and Olver Winstead is from Keith Winstead.