- Born: Abt 1788, Fitzwilliam, N.H. 1379,1380
- Christened: 4 Jan 1789
- Marriage: William Hazeltine
Dear Jim, Many thanks for your reply. Yes indeed the name of wife #3 is ANN MATHEWS. I do think we could find her death in Ohio or Michigan if we looked through the databases. Even better to use the AIS (all U.S. census alpha indexed, and locate her as Ann Winch probably alive 1875-1880 or 1885 censuses. She probably used that name. Just have not gotten to it. Too many problems with my mother's other line!! So I have put the Winches aside for a long period, as I had found quite alot of material. Yet much could be done. For instance, Samuel Jr. sisters, Patty (a common nickname diminutive for Martha [her gr. grandmother in the Maynard line] whose married name I believe was HAZELTON, and who later lived in OH, where I think she may be the person who (as Uncle William said in his letters to my Aunt "Father's sister Patty introduced him to Mary Dexter), wife #4. (the widow who had several children, and with whom he went to Minn. to Fillmore county for a while, at least long enough for them both to sign there names on one of the county land records in the mid 1850's. They were also on a census , where she is listed with him, and several of her children as well. From all appearances the "Dexter Winch"on that census, judging from his age must likely be her son from the previous marriage, as the age would not be compatible from the date of their marriage. I do not find evidence of any children from that marriage. There is a Samuel Winch that did live in Minn for a short time. He was I think our Samuel JR.s nephew, the son of his brother John Winch who remained in York County Ontario and died there. that Samuel went back and forth to Ontario, and for all I know could have visited with other family along the way. In the HISTORY of YORK CO. ONTARIO, published Toronto 1885, by C. Blackett Robinson Vol 2.,Page 504, Samuel Winch(JOHN's son) b, 1829 in this township(E/ Gill.).
I do not know when "sister Patty "(on the US Census as Martha Hazelton) died.Their sister "Sukey"Susan Winch married ------Greenwood in Canada perhaps, but have not followed that at all. Must be on a census somewhere, or a messageboard inquiry
Another research might turn up the children of our Samuel Jr. and Betsy Mountenay, and find more material on Betsy. She is a very difficult search. I have no results. Only speculation. I have not properly searched for her burial. According to Uncle William, she was buried at the East Gillenbury(spelled Gwilembery at first) Cemetery, near Allentown and Bradford. (About twelve miles from the town. (that seems about two townships over, if they are the usual six sq. miles) However when Bob and I were there, I mistook the Old homestead to mean the one at Belhaven, just north of Toronto.That cemetery woud be the Mann Cemetery at the village of Keswick. No stones that were old remained. But now as I look at the problem, I can see that to William, the Old homestead to him, woud be where SamuelJR (not SR) and Betsy settled on their own place and started the chidren, Marshall, Asahel, Mariah who married----Kidd, and Mary Jane who m. Newton Mann and went to Missouri, at some point, but they could be found, and I havent done that either. Perhaps one of their descendants would have information on Betsy Mountenay's parentage.
The daughter of Wife # 2, (Rosetta Dafoe who had married Sam.JR and died shortly) was named Esther Susan Winch and she married a man named William Mitson, and they lived in Minnesota at the time of the 1869-72 court suit about Sam.Jr. estate.
Sorry this has gotten so very long, but it is like a novel??
Regards., June Lindquist, same correct address., Berkeley, Calif.
Martha married William Hazeltine.