The Win Tribe 19
born 1780, his daughter having married into the half-breed Brown family.
All these people lived on or near Coon Mountain, about seven miles west of Ab Courthouse in Ab County. Their children intermarried with each other, with a few of the white families nearby and a few matings, of an illegitimate nature, took place with the negroes, some who were slaves and some free, the latter being spoken of as "the free issue." The early mixture of the Indians and the white and their settlement on Coon Mountain, in an isolated area, caused them to be separated socially from the white folks of the county who looked down upon them because of the mixture. It has also been said that the negroes have always looked down upon the mixture, especially in the earlier period when there were slaves in the state. This race feeling caused further segregation until after a period these Browns and Jones came to be considered a separate group and the name Win was given to them.
Although the family group might be considered as the descendants of one William Thomas, it will be described in three sections; the white collaterals of William Brown who lived at one time in Ab County, Virginia, and later went away; the Indian-white Browns, and the Jones.
Coon Mountain - [obscured] Mountain