The earliest known member of the Winn family is Owen Winn
who was born in Wales. It is not clear whether Owen was the first to
emigrate to the colonies or his son John was.
The Winn family was located primarily in Virginia, and is mentioned in
a number of pages found on the internet related to the American
Revolution. Considering their involvement and location it is possible that they
were acquainted with either James Madison or Thomas Jefferson, though this is
The Winn family connects to this family network through the marriage of
Ann Winn to Edward C. Ancell.