Was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, January 21, 1822. John and Olivia Wynn, his parents, were natives of Virginia, and William Wynn, his grand-father, was from Wales; his Grandfather Perry was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. The subject of this sketch was educated in the Emory and Henry College, located in Washington county, Virginia. He enlisted in. Company K, Eleventh Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry for the Mexican War, and was in fourteen engagements, and many of them the leading battles fought during that war. Mr. Wynn is one of the old settlers of this, county. He enlisted June 16, 1861, in Company B, Fourth Regiment Missouri Confederate Cavalry, and served eight months. His business through life has been that of farming.
Mr. Wynn was united in marriage, September 15, 1845, to Miss Sarah Buren, who was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, December 19, 1830. They have seven children: Ida O., born November 18, 1856; Benjamin W., born January 30, 1859; John, born February 1863; Melvin, born July 19, 1865; Elvira, born October 1, 1867; Edmund B., born July 5, 1870; Carrie C., born November 15, 1872.