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Samuel Winch
Elizabeth Maynard
Joseph Monteney
(Abt 1760-)
Margaret Frank
(Abt 1765-)
Samuel Winch
Elizabeth Monteney
(Abt 1799-1847)
Asahel Winch


Family Links

1. Harriet Peg
2. Elizabeth English

Asahel Winch 120,132,595,597,605,916,917,918,919,920,921,922,923

  • Born: 15 Jul 1821-1822, Onandaga County, New York 132,292,496,595,597,924,925,926,927
  • Marriage (1): Harriet Peg in Canada 132
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth English on 5 Aug 1854 in Fillmore County, Minn. 292,496
  • Died: 23 Nov 1919, Dovray twp, Murray Co., Minnesota aged 98 292,496,926
  • Buried: Prosper, Fillmore County, Minnesota. 496,926

bullet   Cause of his death was Chronic nephritis..926


bullet  General Notes:

1880 Census Place:Amherst, Fillmore, Minnesota
Source:FHL Film 1254619 National Archives Film T9-0619 Page 237D

Occ:FarmerFa: NYMo: NY
Elizabeth WINCHWifeFMW50IRE
Occ:House KeepingFa: IREMo: IRE

1900 census, Canton twp, Fillmore County, Minnesota, district 1, subdistrict 19, sheet 13B
family 255
Asel Winch, Head, white, male, birth Apr 1859, age 41, married 15 years, born Minn., father born Canada, mother born Iowa, Farmer, owner, mortgaged, living on farm
Anna Winch, wife, white, female, birth Sept 1867, age 32, married 15 years, mother of 5 children, 5 children still living, born Minn., father born Canada, mother born Ill. , Housekeeper
Ella Winch, daughter, white, female, birth Sept 1885, age 14, born Iowa?, father born Minn, mother born Minn., At School
Minnie Winch, daughter, white, female, birth Mar 1889, age 11, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Earl Winch, son, white, male, birth Aug 1890, age 9, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Bertha Winch, daughter, white, female, birth Apr 1894, age 6, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School
Ralph Winch, son, white, male, birth May 1896, age 4, born Iowa, father born Minn., mother born Minn, At School

family 256
Mrs. G W Sprague, Head, white, female, birth Mar 1850, age 50, widow, married 32 years, mother of 9 children, 6 still living , born New York, father born New York, mother born New York,
3 children, ages 17-9 , all born Minn.
Asel Winch, border, white, male, birth July 1821, age 78, single?, born New York, father born New York, mother born GERMANY

(note the surprise above re mother born GERMANY,, this would need to be taken with a great grain of salt.. jca)

July 20, 2001
Hi Jan;

Nice of you to send the mention on Asahel Winch, my great grandfather whom you mentioned from the History of Fillmore County, as well as his uncle William,., my grandmother talked about Amherst often, and the fun their big family of nine and her mother Elizabeth English as well.
Yes Asahel did go to Dakota, and so did James for a little bit, and MY grandmother who was about 18 yrs, went with them to keep house. The mother Elizabeth had died just before , so Asahel was free to accompany one of her young brothers and herself to Dakota. They settled a bit west of Brookings, I have looked up the township, and they (my grandmother (margaret) Jane kept house for them) filed a claim, and did some improvements. I know that Grandma Jane stayed only the one season, and went back to the area near Tracy MN, near her other two sister and husbands who lived between Currie and Tracy, where she took up work being a housekeeper and nurse. After a couple of years she met my grandfather John Robbins and they married in the mid-80's.
There were several very dry years, and I do know for sure that her Dad, Asahel went back to Fillmore Co., helping his sons in the sawmill works they continued. Where James went after that you now have followed.
The cute family joke that grandmother Jane Winch Robbins told about her father Asahel Winch...regarding the claim in South Dakota was that the water in that area was fairly high in mineral content, and affected his digestive tract so harshly that he was quite happy to reutrn to Fillmore County. He did spend quite a lot of time visiting with his daughters Martha Winch Vickerman, Jane Winch Robbins and Annie Winch Dibble, as these three had ample room and enjoyed his company. He lived to 97 years, and did not need glasses, but rolled up a newspaper in a cylinder when he wanted to see something at a distance. My mother said they had so many grandparents living at her family at various times(one gr. grandm., one grandmo.Robbins, and on the other side Grandpa Asahel; Winch, that she had to sleep on a daybed in the dining room when they were all there.
So goes family life in by-gone days. Longevity was tremendous, and all the above lived into their mid- 90's!!
June Lindquist

bullet  Research Notes:

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Asel Winch
Death Date: 23 Nov 1919
Death County: Murray
State File Number: 008667
Certificate Number: 008667
Certificate Year: 1919
Record Number: 288485
Prosper Cemetery, Minnesota

Winch Acel 07/15/1822 11/23/1919
Winch Anna 1867 1935
Winch Asel 1859 1933
Winch Earl L 1891 1975
Winch Elizabeth English 05/01/1830 02/15/1900 Wife of Acel
Winch Hattie 1896 1973


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Miller: Minnesota. 926

Residence, 1885, Amherst, Fillmore Co., Minnesota. 597

Residence, 1895, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa. 928

Residence, 1900, Canton twp, Fillmore Co, Minn. 927


Asahel married Harriet Peg in Canada.132 (Harriet Peg died in 2 Years After Marriage. 496 and was buried in Maryborough, Wellington North, Ontario 132.)


Asahel next married Elizabeth English, daughter of Thomas English and Martha Rose, on 5 Aug 1854 in Fillmore County, Minn. 292.,496 (Elizabeth English was born on 1 May 1830 in Carlow, Carlow Co. Ireland,292,595,597,928,930,931,932,933 died on 15 Feb 1900 in Prosper, Fillmore County, Minn. 292,934 and was buried in Prosper, Fillmore County, Minn..)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

I, Jane M. Robbins being of the age of eighteen years and upwards, hereby apply for membership in the Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from Samuel Winch, Sr. who was bapt. in Framingham, Mass. on the 3rd day of February, 1760 and died in Canada after 1797. His place of residence during the Revolution was Fitwilliam, N.H.
I was born in Lenora, County of Fillmore, State of Minnesota on April 24, 1864.

1. I am the daughter of Asel Winch born on 7/15/1822 at Onandaga Co. N.Y. died at Dovray twp. Murray Co. Minnesota on 11/23/1919 married (2nd) 8/5/1854 to Elizabeth English born on 5/1/1830 at Carlow, Carlow Co. Ire. died at Prosper, Fillmore Co. Minnesota on 2/16/1900.

2. The said Asel Winch was the child of Samuel Winch, Jr. born on 8/1/1797 at Utica, Oneida Co. N.Y. buried at Painesville, Lake Co., O on 5/14/1875 married (1st) abt. 1821 to Elizabeth Mountany died on 1847.

3. the said Samuel Winch, Jr. was the child of Samuel Winch, Sr. bapt on 2/3/1760 at Framingham, Mass died at Canadia after 1797 married (1st) on 6/29/1780 to Elizabeth Maynard born on 4/24/1761 at Framingham, Mass.

Eligibility Clause

My Revolutionary ancestor was married
(1) to Elizabeth Maynard at Fitzwilliam, N.H. 6/29, 1780

Children of Revolutionary Ancestor

Infant d 4/2/1781
Patricia, bapt. 1/4/1789
Elizabeth, bapt. 1/4/1789
Susan, bapt. 1/4/1789
Samuel born 8/1/1787, married (1) Elizabeth Mountany, (2) Rosetta Dafoe
John, born 1/26/1799, married (1) Lydia Mann, (2) Jane Mulkin
Clarissa, born 1801, married Hugh Ogilvie

References for Lineage

1. For Samuel Winch, see "Old Northwest Genealogy Quarterly" for 1900, vol 3, p. 110, also History of Fitzwilliam, N.H. by Nortion, p. 192 (gives Rev.. anc's marriage & children) also New Hampshire State Papers, vol 15, p. 218, vol 15, p. 542, vol 16, p, 82,95, History of Framingham, Mass. by Temple, p.749

2. (Applicant is the Mother of Georgia Robbins Nash, Nat. No. 219745. See papers attached to Mrs Nash's application papers for other family records & certified military record. )

Applicaton for membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution , Washington , D.C. for Mrs. Jane M. Robbins (Margaret Jane Winch) ,Widow of John Alexander Robbins, residence 876 Center Street, Tracy, Minnesota , Descendant of Samuel Winch. Application approved by National Society, April 22, 1940

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