Susan Carolyn Sinclair Winburn was born to Elbert Drake Sinclair and Martha Nancy Brooch Sinclair in Oxford, Mississippi, about 1843. She attended Grenada College in Mississippi before she married Hardy Lathan Winburn on August 1, 1860. They moved to Bells, Tennessee, where Hardy was a merchant and planter. Their son Hardy Lathan Winburn II served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia from 1903 to 1914 and 1918 to 1936. Susan died in Bells on June 8, 1910.
This Civil War era journal includes daily entries describing Susan Winburn's life in Bells, Tennessee, (also known as Bells Depot) during 1862 and 1863. The first page of the photocopied journal states that it is a continuation, but the whereabouts of the previous volume is not known.
Susan Carolyn Sinclair Winburn Journal. Clark County Historical Association Collection. Riley- Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.