Hedleston, Winn David was born on April 25, 1862 in Hale County, Alabama, United States. Son of W. D. and Martha Agnes (Fulton) Hedleston.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Mississippi, 1883. Doctor of Divinity, Central University of Kentucky.
Principal Toccopola High School, 1883. Acting professor of chemistry, University of Mississippi, 1884. Ordained to ministry, Southern Presbyterian Church, 1885.
Pastor Pleasant Grove and Mackville Presbyterian chs., Washington County, Kentucky, 1886-1888, Paint Lick Church, Garrard Company, Kentucky, 1889-1893, Presbyterian Church, Oxford, Mississippi, 1893-1910. Professor ethics, University of Mississippi, since 1909.