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Botsford ^Winston 

Lines of Genealogy 

As the compiler received her name from these famihes 

The individuals were 

1. Sarah Bartholomew 
2. Annis Botsford 
3. Alanson Winston 

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Pagt" L'l. Joseph Norman Sij^ouriiey horn Aii<,aist. 
Page 51. Mrs. Simeon H. Dutton died I'l. 
Ruth Mildred Dutton horn Sei)temher 17. 
Elias I'erkins Dutton horn March 14. 
Pageo.3. Mary Ann Stevens (iamble's children should 
have been o ; the .5th, George Washington (Janii.l.. ho,-,, 
November 11, 1862. 

Pages 55 :ind 5(i. ]{ead third and Courth child ofTheoph- 
dus and Dolly IJidwell IJotsford, instead of Samuel and 
Betsy ("lark Hot sfo rd. 


1. abt., about 

2. b,, born 

3. d., died 

4. dau., daughter 

5. gr-dau., grand daughter 

6. m., married 

7. unm., unmarried 

S. res., resides or residence 



THE reason for the combination of these three 
families is, that the compiler received her name 
from persons bearing- these names, and as she has 
been searching- for the ancestry of her kindred, from 
whom she received her name — the Sarah name from 
her great-g-randmother, Sarah Bartholomew Winston 
Norton ; the Annis name from Annis Botsford Wins- 
ton Cowles. Sarah m. John Winston ; Annis m. 
Lorenzo Winston ; and Maria Bartholomew (two gen- 
erations down from vSarah), her niece, m. Alanson 
Winston — from the third generation on the Winston 
line from John Winston, Sarah Bartholomew's hus- 

The writer was the first-born of this pair, Alanson 
and Maria Bartholomew Winston, who bore these 
signified names until her marriage, when these names 
became merged into a Pond name, Mrs. J. A. Pond, 
who has looked upon these little family genealogies 
as so small in comparison with our Heavenly Father's 
large family, which takes in all as we come down from 
our first parents, Adam and Eve; Eve being the (pro- 
spective) "mother of all living" — Gen. iii, 20, when we 
take into consideration the Abrahamic stock called 
in Isaac's name Isaac's sons, — Saxons, Anglo-Saxons. 


However, she has been led to feed on this smallness of 
investigation for a short time with the consoling idea 
that it may fall to her lot later on to consider more 
generally the larger family research, as the best some- 
times comes last, like the wine at the marriage feast ; 
also, man's appearance on the stage of action on the 
sixth of those Creation days, as God rested on the 

In this search after missing links we have stepped 
into ten generations of Winston genealogical ancestry 
with the first who came from Old England. 

1. John, prob. b. abt. 1615. 

2. Sergt. John, b, April 21, 1657. 

3. Daniel, twin, b. August 18, 1690. 

4. John, b. April 7, 1726. 

5. John, b. 1763. 

6. Lorenzo, b. 1791. 

7. Alanson, b. December 15, 1816. 

8. DeWitt, b. January 9, 1843. 

9. Nathan, b. January 18, 1872. 
10. Mabel C, b. October S, 1S97. 

Then we will mention three more that belong to 
this tenth generation, that have lost the Winston name. 
The 8th generation : 

Sarah "Winston m. Pond. | Frances Winston m. Defendorf. 

The 9th generation : 
Martin Pond. | Cora Defendorf m. Wooding. 

The loth generation : 

Leslie Pond. | Lois and Helen Wooding. 

1. Leslie Miller Pond, b. July 29, 1891. 

2. Lois Frances Wooding, b. Feb. 5, 1895, d. Dec. 27, 1S95. 

3. Helen Wooding, b. July 6, 1897. 



As this is not a Pond genealogy, the writer has only- 
succeeded in inducing her husband to take a seat be- 
side her through much persistence. If it can be 
proved that it is not proper, then she will everlastingly 
break the rules of propriety. (He might have put on 
a little more gracious look over it.) My better half, 
Mr. J. Almeron Pond, has been a helper concern- 
ing this first effort on this line. 

Now for a few quotations. Beecher has said : " The 
dry branches of genealogical trees bear many pleas- 
ant and curious fruits for those who know how to 
search after them." And God's Word says, in Exodus 
xvii. 14, 1 Chron. ix. i, and Gen. xlix. i: "And the Lord 
said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book." 
" So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies, and be- 
hold they were written in the book of the kings of Is- 
rael and Judah," etc. Old Jacob, on his deathbed, told 
his descendants what should befall them in the last 
days. Here it seems plain, if we will search for truth, 
to see where the chosen people which have been used 
all down through the ages by which to mould all other 
peoples started from, — these twelve Patriarchs, the 
sons of Jacob. The writer considers these three fam- 
ilies which furnish the material for this treatise, as so 
many twigs from some line unknown to her, of the 
ten lost tribes or families. 

Although she considers England and America as 
the Ephraim and Manasseh of old Israel or Jacob, 
whose ancestry were to be identified, and understood 
what had befallen them "in the last days" of the 
Christian age, we have aimed for the truth, which is 
more rare than fiction, and would here pen a stanza 


taken from some of John Warner Barber's Historical 
Collections : 

"All-glorious Truth ! thy radiant light 
Dispels the dark sulphurous gloom of night. 
Firm as a rock that rears its ancient head, 
With deep foundation laid on ocean's bed, 
Though lightnings flash, though seas and thunders roar, 
Thou wilt remain when time shall be no more." 

The compiler would tender thanks to all who have 
furnished data, etc., whereby she has been enabled to 
pursue this little task and bring it to its completion. 
She would also ask for a share of the indulgent judg- 
ment of her readers. Those alone who have had 
some experience in attempting the compiling of 
records can understand the difficulties. 


The object of this little work has been merely to 
search out names, dates, etc., of persons which have 
or do bear the name of Winston, with their connec- 
tions by marriage, for the perusal of one and all that 
have the least tincture of Winston blood coursing 
through their veins, or for any one that can take any 
interest herein, with Anglo-Saxon or Israelitish senti- 
ment — Numbers xv. i6 : "One law and one manner 
shall be for you and for the stranger that sojourneth 
with you." We will mention dates with some of these 
names which it seems quite probable were our ances- 
try, which names have been written Wenston, Wen- 
stone, Whetstone, and Winstone. 

"A certain publication was put in charge for prepa- 
ration by Sir Edwin Sandys and Dr. Thomas Winston. 
A note of the shipping, Men, and Provisions sent ta 


Virginia by the Treasurer and Company, Dec. 15, 161 9, 
(Src, S:c., for the better governing of the actions and 
affairs of the said Company, in England residing." 

Christian Whetstone, age 19, to be transported to the 
island of Providence, April 16, 1635; and an Increase 
Whetstone, killed by Indians, March 14, 1676, at North- 
ampton, Mass. (unable to make out what town, unless 
Barnstable), where Mercy Whetstone was m. June 30, 
1698, to Joseph Parker. [And a foot-note reads, "per- 
haps the name is Whiston"; probably the record was 
not very plain, any more than some we come in con- 
tact with these days.] Also, a John Whetstone, age 20, 
on the Peter Bonaventure in 1635. 

Then later down the stream of time (as we note 
various persons bearing these names, which have, as 
it seems, undergone a slight change from a Whetstone 
to a Winston), Patrick Henry's dau. m. G. D. Winston 
of Virginia; also, a John Winston Jones, United States 
Representative in Congress in 1803; and a Geo. T 
Winston, among the list of officers of the Historical 
Society of North Carolina at its reorganization Oct. 
26, 1887, and at the present time is the President of 
the University at Austin, Tex. We will give a few 
extracts from a couple of letters received from him, 
saying that he descended from the Winston family of 
Virginia; his ancestor in the sixth or seventh degree 
being John Winston, one of three brothers who came 
from Lincolnshire, England. Common family names, 
John, Antony, and Isaac. In a letter four months 
ago he wrote us, " I will take pleasure in sending 
you the genealogy of my family as soon as I can 
obtain a few missing links. We seem to fail in receiv- 
ing any dates concerning George T. Winston's family." 


Then we will mention a C. H. Winston of Virginia' 
who was elected president of the foreign mission board 
at a Baptist conference at Louisville, Ky., May i6, 
1899. Then we have a very interesting letter from 
Wm. H. H. Winston of Lynchburg, Amherst Co., Va., 
with a list of names, also some dates commencing with 
his grandfather's family, whose name was George 
Winston, b. December, 1759, m. Judith Ricks, May, 
1790. She was b. August, 1771. Children, fourteen. 

I. James Winston, b. March, 1791, was a prominent 
merchant in Richmond, Va., and lived in quite a large 
place near the old St. John's Church on Church Hill. 
2. Pleasant Winston, b. July, 1792, m. Elizabeth C. 
Clark, of Campbell County, Va. Children, eleven. 

I. Bowling Henry Winston, the Bowling name 
after his uncle, Bowling Clark, who lived near Lynch- 
burg, Va., and was a member of the legislature. This 
first child of Pleasant and Elizabeth , Clark Winston 
was Bowling Henry Winston, who m. a dau, of John 
Clark. These Clarks were a prominent family in that 
part of the State near Lynchburg, Va. These two 
families, which Pleasant Winston and his son Bowling 
married into, tradition says were related several gene- 
rations back. We can make mention of one son, John 
Clark Winston, of the firm of John C. Winston & Co., 
publishers and manufacturers of books, bibles, and 
albums, 328-334 Dearborn street, Chicago, 111., also 
houses in Philadelphia, Pa., and Toronto, Ont. We 
sent letters of inquiry to one of these firms concern- 
ing the printing of this little treatise, thinking it 
would have a little more Winston tincture; have re- 
ceived no reply; probably all for the best. We are 
very grateful to John C. Winston, one who has replied, 


for several references that he sent us. His uncle, 
Wm. H. H. Winston, who sent me this record of his 
grandfather's family, whose third child was named 
George Winston, b. January, 1794, d. young. 

Mary Winston, b. February, 1795. 

Nathaniel Winston, b. June, 1797. 

Elizabeth Winston, b. August, 1799. 

Lucy Ann Winston, b. August, iSoi. 

Ann Winston, b. March, 1803. 

George Winston, b. February, 1S05. 

Amelia Winston, b. November, 1S06. 

Benjamin Winston, b. August, 1808, probably d. j'oung. 

Thomas B. Winston, b. June, iSii. 

Benjamin Winston, b. November, 1812. 

Virginia I. Winston, b. January, 1815. 

This George and Judith Ricks Winston family lived 
in Richmond, Virginia. Their second child. Pleasant 
Winston, the father of Bowling Henry Winston and 
of a son Pleasant Winston, also a George Clark Wins- 
ton, probably d. young. 

Liberia Indiana Winston. 
George Whitlock Winston. 
Elizabeth V. Winston. 
Ambrose W. Winston. 
Charles J. Winston. 
Lucy Winston. 
Wm'. H. H. Winston. 
Thomas B. Winston. 

One of George and Judith Ricks Winston's daugh- 
ters m. a prominent man of Richmond by the name of 
Butler ; two daughters we can mention, Lucy Butler, 
and the other dau. who m. Dr. Harker, of Richmond, Va. 

Charles J. Winston, Ambrose W. Winston, and Wm. 
H. H. Winston went through the civil war. This 


Wm. H. H. Winston, of Lynchburg, Amherst County^ 
Va., an uncle of the John C. Winston of Philadelphia, 
says in a letter : " Yours of the loth I was very glad to 
receive for the information it conveyed." (We wrote 
him we had been taught that our southern relatives 
towered high above us northern Winstons.) In reply 
he writes : " I am very proud of my ancestry. I wish 
I could know all about them. When you finish your 
research I would be very glad to hear from you. 
Whatever of honor attaches to the name of the north- 
ern will only be another star in the crown of the 
southern. I am the last of my father's family living. 
I was a confederate soldier from Bull Run to Appo- 
mattox ; was in the charge of Pickett's division at 
Gettysburg ; lay on the battlefield four hours sense- 
less ; was finally captured and held in prison nineteen 
months, but got out in time to take part in the last 
battle at Petersburg. I did what I then thought was 
right, but I do not now think that war is right under 
any circumstances. 

" May God forgive the past and unite the North,. 
South, East, and West under the banner of peace and 
love to him and each other, and when this earthly 
house is dissolved, may all reassemble in a house not 
made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 

This Wm. H. H. Winston was b. July 29, 1840, m, 
Nancy Powell Moorman, February 28, 1866. She was. 
b. January i, 1841. Four children : 

1. d. probably young. 

2. Fannie Lee Winston. 

3. Lucy Bowling Winston. 

4. Joseph Wm. Winston, who is in business in Philadelphia,. 




Then we note a Dr. H. ]^. Winston of Hanover 
County, Va., and we think the first born of George 
and Judith Ricks Winston. 

James Winston had a daughter Jennie Winston who 
m. Dr. Holt, of Surrey County, Va. 

As we understand, the name of our ancestor, the 
immigrant who embarked from the seaport of Graves- 
end, England, is often signed at the foot of certificates, 
etc. The probability is that he was b. abt. 16 15. 
John Winston was recorded a freeman March 7, 1647, 
of the New Haven colony. As early as 1631 two im- 
portant rules were adopted at a meeting of the electors 
in General Court, namely: ist. That the freemen alone 
should have the power of electing the governor, deputy 
governor, and assistants. 2d. That those only should 
be made freemen who belonged to some church within 
the limits of the colony. The latter rule was repealed 
in 1665. This ancestor, John Winston, was made a 
freeman in 1647 ; and we have dates of five of his 
<;hildren's baptisms during the ministry of Rev. John 
Davenport of New Haven, Conn. 

I. Elizabeth Winston, baptized Dec. 12, 1650. 

Hester, baptized Feb. 15, 1651, probably d. yoi^ng. 
Grace Winston, baptized May 30, 1654. 
Christian Winston (a son), baptized Dec. 19, 1660. 
Hester Winston, No. 2, baptized 1662. 

We have a little scrap of history from Farmington, 
Conn., concerning infant baptism. It is stated that 
Sabbath Day afternoon it would be announced: " All 
children born since the last Sabbath are presented for 
baptism." No matter what the weather, no one dared 
to incur what seemed to them the terrible responsi- 
bility of deferring this solemn rite. 



John Winston purchased a house and home lot in 
New Haven of Samuel Whitehead in 165 1. He was 
concerned with Stephen Goodyear in establishing the 
iron works at East Haven in 1655, the first in Connec- 
ticut, also a commissioner on the part of New Haven 
to fix the bounds of Wallingford in 1673 ; prob. d. abt. 
1697, aged 82. Seven children : 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 11, 1649 '< n^- Samuel Ailing. 

Hester, b. Jan. 25, 1651 ; probably d. young. 
Grace, b. April 21, 1654 ; m. John Smith. 

4. Sergt. John, b. April 21, 1657 ; m. Elizabeth Daniel. 

5. Christian, a son, b. abt. 1660. 

6. Hester, No. 2, b. Nov. 11, 1662 ; m. Joseph Morris. 
Mary, b. June 25, 1667 ; m. Oct. 16, 1685, Thomas Trow- 
bridge of New Haven, the Thomas who was b. Feb. 14, 1664. 

Elizabeth, the first born, m. Samuel Ailing Oct. 24, 
1667. She d. Dec. 8, 1682, aged 2)y^ ^ direct ancestor 
of Joseph Peck, as his mother was Hannah Ailing, 
who was a grandmother of Mrs. H. S. Bartholomew, 
etc., of Edgewood, Bristol, Conn. 

John, the fourth child, b. April 21, 1657, m. Elizabeth 
Daniel May 9, 1682. Her grandfather on her mother's 
side, Thomas Gregson, was a principal man in the 
colony, and the first white settler at East Haven. He 
was appointed agent of the colony to the parliament 
in England to obtain a patent, and was lost at sea on 
the voyage over. This Thomas Gregson, also Stephen 
Goodyear, were among the first principal settlers at 
New Haven. We will . copy from John Warner Bar- 
ber's Historical Collections of New Haven, written in 
1836, page 161: "New Haven having been exceed- 
ingly disappointed in trade and sustained great dam- 
age at Delaware, and the large estates which they 


brought into New England rapidly declining, this year 
made uncommon exertion as far as possible to re- 
trieve their former losses. Combining their money 
and labors they built a ship at Rhode Island of 150 
tons and freighted her for England, with the best part 
of their commercial estates. Mr. Gregspn, Capt. Tur- 
ner, ]\Ir. Lamberton, and five or six of their principal 
men, embarked on board. They sailed from New 
Haven in January, 1647. They were obliged to cut 
through the ice to get out of the harbor. The ship 
foundered at sea and was never heard of after she 

According to the belief of the inhabitants at that 
period, this ship was seen in the air after she was lost. 
We take the following account as we find it in Cotton 
Mather's Magnalia. (Mather was living in 17 18.) He 
hearing of the circumstances, wrote to his friend, the 
Rev. Mr. Pierpont, for information, and received from 
that gentleman the following answer: 

"Rev. and Dear Sir, — In compliance with your 
desires, I now give you the relation of that apparation 
of a ship in the air which I have received from the 
most credible, judicious, and curious surviving observ- 
ers of it. In the year 1647, besides much other lading, 
a far more rich treasure of passengers (five or six of 
which were persons of chief note and worth in New 
Haven), put themselves on board of a new ship built 
at Rhode Island of about 150 ton; but so walty [in- 
clined to roll much] that the master (Lamberton) 
often said she would prove their grave. In the month 
of January, cutting their way through much ice, on 
which they were accompanied with the Reverand Mr. 


Davenport, besides many other friends, with many 
fears as well as prayers and tears, they set sail. Mr. 
Davenport, in prayer, with an observable emphasis, 
used these words: ' Lord, if it be thy pleasure to bury 
these our friends in the bottom of the sea, they are 
thine: save them!' The spring following no tidings 
of these friends arrived with the ships from England. 
New Haven's heart began to fail her; this put the 
goodly people on much prayer, both publick and pri- 
vate, that the Lord would (if it was his pleasure) let 
them hear what he had done with their dear friends, 
and prepare them with a suitable submission to his 
Holy Will. In June next ensueing a great thunder 
storm arose out of the northwest: after which (the 
hemisphere being serene), about an hour before sun- 
set, a ship of like dimentions with the aforesaid, with 
her canvass and colors abroad (though the wind north- 
ernly), appeared in the air coming up from our har- 
bor's mouth which lyes southward from the town, 
seemingly with her sails filled under a fresh gale, 
holding her course north, and continued under obser- 
vation, sailing" against the wind for the space of half 
an hour. 

"Many were drawn to behold this great work of 
God; yea, the very children cryed out, 'There is a 
brave ship ! ' At length, crowding up as far as there 
is usually water sufficient for such a vessel, and so near 
some of the spectators as that they imagined a man 
might hurl a stone on board her, her main-top seemed 
to be blown off, but left hanging on the shrouds; then 
her mizen-top, then all her masting seemed blown 
away by the board: quickly after the hulk brought unto 
a careen (lay on one side), she over-set, and so vanished 



into a smoaky cloud, which in sometime dissipated, 
leaving as every where else a clear air. The admir- 
ing spectators could distinguish the several colours of 
each part the principal rigging and such proportions 
as caused not only the generality of persons to say, 
this was the mould of their ship, and this was her 
tragick end, but Mr. Davenport also in publick de- 
clared to this effect, that God had condescended for 
the quieting of their afflicted spirits this extraordinary 
account of his sovereign disposal of those for whom 
so many fervent prayers were made continually. 
Thus, I am. Sir, your humble servant, 

James Pierpont." 

Sergt. John Winston (who m. the granddaughter of 
Thomas Gregson (of whom we stopped to relate the 
particulars of what befell him), was repeatedly ap- 
pointed commissary for county of New Haven from 
1690 to 1704, in connection with the fitting out of 
expeditions for the king's service against the enemy 
— French and Indians — at Albany, etc. Sergt, John 
and Elizabeth Daniel Winston had six children: 

1. Elizabeth, b. March 13, 1683. 

2. John, b. July 25, 16S5. 

3. Marv, b. March 12, 16S8; m. Thomas Leek, June i, 1716. 

4 and 5. Steven and Daniel were twin brothers, b. Aug. 18, 
6. Anna, b. May 23, 1697; m. Joshua Bay. 

All the compiler is able to say further concerning 
this generation is about Daniel Winston, as it would 
seem Providence has fixed it, as it is on the very line 
she descends from. 


Daniel, b. Aug. i8, 1690, m. Abigail Hotchkiss, Jan. 
2, 1721. She was b. Oct. 12, 1695, d. Aug. 30, 1735, 
aged near 40. He removed to Southington from Wall- 
ingford, and lived north of burying-ground Hill, where 
Noah Cogswell lived and died. Daniel and Abigail 
Hotchkiss Winston's children were six: 

1. Isaac, b. Jan. 28, 1722. 

2. Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1724 ; m. Nov. 7, 1751, Thomas An- 
drews, b. in 1720; res. New York, four children. 

3. John Winston, b. April 7, 1726; m. Elidia (or Lydia) Bris- 
tow of Farmington, Mch, 12, 1752. He d. abt. 1789, age abt. 63. 

Her father, who had been in early life a school- 
teacher, was a farmer, much respected, and owned a 
considerable property in Southington parish, now 
Southington township. John and Lydia Bristow Win- 
ston's children that we can mention are four : 

1. Patience, b. July 17, 1753. 

2. Abigail, b. Nov. 6, 1754, d. in New Hartford, Conn., June, 

1816; m. Timothy Dawson, a Revolutionary soldier. 

3. Eliada, b. Dec. 7, 1757. 

4. John Winston, b. 1763; the writer's great-grandfather, and 

the brother of this Abigail Winston. 

As we know nothing more about Patience or Eliada 
Winston, we will endeavor to finish this chapter, con- 
sidering what we have concerning this Abigail Win- 
ston, granddaughter of Daniel and Abigail Hotchkiss 
Winston, and daughter of John and Lydia Bristow 
Winston, probably named after her grandmother Abi- 
gail, The sister being about nine years older than 
John, we search for her pedigree first. 

Abigail Winston, b. in Southington parish, Farm- 
ington, Conn., Nov. 6, 1754, m. Timothy Dawson in 
1777. He was born in East Haven abt. 1743, d. in New 
Hartford, Conn., June, 1828, aged 85. She d. in New 
Hartford June, 1816, aged 62. This Timothy Daw- 


son's first wife was Anna Holt, b. in East Haven Mch. 
14, 1752, d. October, 1776, aged 24. She left three 
children. His second wife was Abigail Winston. His 
third wife was Liicina Marsh, b. June 15, 1764, and d. 
a widow in New Hartford; no children. The children 
of Timothy and Abigail Winston Dawson were eight : 

1. Abu;ail, b. 1778; d. young. 

2. Anna, b. Aug. 7, 1779. 

3. EuNECiA, b. Dec. 26, 1781. 

4. Bristol, b. June 12, 1785. 

5. Timothy John, b. Aug. 13, 1788. 

6. Lydia. b. Feb. 10, 1791. 

7. Seth. b. 1795. 

8. Elizur, b. Mch. iS, 1798. 

The fourth child, Bristol Dawson, b. in Southington, 
Conn., June 12, 1785, m. Sybil Merrill, March i, abt. 
iSio. She was b. in New Hartford July i, 1789, and 
d. at the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph Sigour- 
ney, in Bristol, Conn., July 27, 1871, aged 82. He d. 
in Meriden, Conn., Feb. 25, 1859, aged 74. They had 
eight children: 

1. Elliot M., b. Jan. 22, 1811. 

2. Mary Ann, b. May 19, 1813. 

3. Eveline Abigail, b. Apr. 26, 1S18. 

4. Minerva, d. young. 

5. Juliette, b. Mch. 18, 1821. 

6. Sybil, d. young. 

7. Sybil, No. 2, b. Nov. 21, 1825. 

8. Marilla E., b. Oct. 31, 1828. 

Mary Ann, the second child of Bristol Dawson and 
granddaughter of Abigail Winston Dawson, m. Norton 
C. Parsons, Sept. 3, 1837. He was b. in Enfield, Conn., 
Aug. 18, 1810; d. June 6, 1855, aged 45. She is now, 
in 1899, living in Bristol, 86 years of age. 2 Children: 

1. Clifford Dawson Parsons, b. Nov. 14, 1838. 

2. Arthur H. Parsons, b. Aug. 28, 1840. 


Clifford D. Parsons enlisted in Civil War Apr. i6, 1861, 
for three months, in the 3d Conn. Vols.; discharged 
Aug. 12, 1 86 1. Enlisted Sept. 16, 1861, in 8th Regt. 
Conn. Vols, for three years. Re-enlisted in same reg- 
iment, and was discharged Dec. 20, 1865. Was m. to 
Elizabeth Levitt Jan. 25, 1864. She was the dau. of 
William and Agnes Levitt, and was b. at Taylor's Hill, 
England, Sept. 16, 1837. Five children: 

I. Norton Clifford, b. Sept. i, 1866; m. Ella Chase, Mch. 
20, 1886. She was b. Aug. 6, 1868. 
2-3. Sarah M. Parsons, Elizabeth M. Parsons, twins, b. Mch. 3, 
1872; d. June 30 and July i, 1872. 

4. Marvin W. Parsons, b. July 3, 1875; d. Sept i, 1875. 

5. Angle C. Parsons, b. Nov. 12, 1877; m. Albert Cyrus Gay- 

lord, Feb. 6, 1895. He was b. Sept. 16, 1872. One child: 
Elizabeth Althea Gaylord, b. Nov. 4, 1895. 

The second Parsons great-grandchild of Timothy 
and Abigail Winston Dawson is Arthur Parsons, b. 
Aug. 27, 1840 ; m. Sept. 7, 1866, Mary E. Spencer. She 
was b. Jan. 18, 1847. Two children: 

Carrie May Parsons, b. May 19, 1867; m. Charles Hyde, Oct. 
13, 1886. He was b. June 13, 1864. She d. Aug. 21, 1891, aged 
24. Two children:— Myrtle G. Hyde, b. Jan. 15, 1S88; Arthur G. 
Hyde, b. Mch. 4, 1890. 

The second child of Arthur and Mary E. Spencer Parsons is 
Eveline Sybil, b. Aug. i, 1871. 

A few more Winston names from the Dawson line : 
Timothy John, the fifth child of Abigail Winston 
Dawson, named his fifth child Oliver Winston Dawson, 
born Feb. i, 1821. He was chief clerk, commencing 
in 1853, of the local ticket department in the general 
ticket office of the Michigan Southern & Northern 
Indiana Railroad for nearly twenty years, when he 
resigned on account of impaired health. 


Lydia Dawson, Abigail Winston Dawson's sixth 
child, named her second child Harriet Winston Beech- 
er, b. Aug. 16, 181 6, in New York. As Lydia Dawson 
m. Moses Beecher, these Winston names were prob- 
ably in honor of their grandmother. It is claimed 
that the celebrated Dr. Lyman was connected with 
this family of Beechers. There are only two more of 
Abigail's ancestry that we have any acquaintance with. 
Sybil Dawson was b. Nov. 21, 1825 ; m. June 9, 1845, 
Joseph Sigourney. He was b. Feb. 17, 1821, d. June 
17, 1887, aged 66. She was the seventh child of Bris- 
tol and Sybil Merrill Dawson, and Bristol, her father, 
was the fourth child of Timothy and Abigail Winston 
Dawson; and the compiler's great-grandfather, John 
Winston, who m. Sarah Bartholomew, was Abigail's 
younger brother. These grandchildren of hers were 
cousins to Oliver Winston Dawson and Harriet Win- 
ston Beecher, etc. Joseph and Sybil Dawson Sigour- 
ney's children are two : 

1. Albert Marshall, b. Aug. i, 1S50; m. Nov. 24, 1869, M. Angle 

Manross. She was the exact age of her husband, b. Aug. 
I, 1S50. Shed. Feb. 7, 1898, in her 48th year. One child 
— Belle Manross Sigourney, b. Feb. 26, 1875. 

2. Frank Willard Sigourney, b. Oct. 24, 1856; m. Mch. 3, 18S6, 

Irene Gaylord, who was b. July 13, 1864. Two children: 

1. Joseph Norman Sigourney, b. Oct. 24, 1S88, d. Dec. 
24, 1895, aged 7. 

2. Lester Gaylord Sigourney, b. July 16, 1S90. 

The eighth child of Bristol and Sybil Merrill Dawson 
was Marilla Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1828; d. June 26, 
1895, aged 67; m. George H. Evans, Nov. 15, 1848. He 
was born Nov. 4, 1824, d. Jan. 5, 1892, aged 68. Nine 


1. William Henry Evans, b. Sept. 9, 1849; unm. 

2. Mary Esther, b. Dec. 15, 1S54; m. Orson S. Woodruff. 

3. George Burdett, b. Oct. 14, 1857; m. Cornelia Minor. 

4. Harriet Nina, b. Feb. 9, 186 1 ; m. H. I. Eaton. 

5. Harry, d. young, July 14, 1865. 

6. Anna Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1865; m. Eulie ToUes. 

7. Nellie Marilla, b. Jan. 27, 1868; unm. 

8. Harry Edward, b. Jan. 14, 1870; m. Lillian London. 

9. Sybil Evans, b. Mch. 20, 1872; m. Walter Cooper. 

Mary Esther Evans, b. Dec. 15, 1854, m. Orson S. 
Woodruff, Aug. 22, 1872. He was born in Avon, Conn., 
July 13, 1847. Three children : 

1. Louis Ashton Woodruff, b. Mch. 13, 1874. 

2. George Niles Woodruff, b. May i, 1878. 

3. Alice May Woodruff, b. May 22, 1882. 

3. George Burdett Evans, b. Oct. 14, 1857; m. May 
II, 1876, Cornelia Minor, who was b. July 29, 1856. 
One child : 

Herbert Minor Evans, b. Jan. 18, 187S. 

4. Harriet Nina Evans, b. Feb. 9, 1861; m. Harri- 
son Irvin Eaton, Sept. 29, 1886. He was b. Sept. 30, 
1864, d. Dec. 27, 1896, aged 32. Two children: 

Maud Nina Eaton, b. Oct. 27, 1887. 
Helen May Eaton, b. Jan. 25, 1S91. 

6. Anna Elizabeth Evans, b. Aug. 17, 1865; m. 
Eulie Tolles, Oct. 19, 1887. He was b. May 7, 1865. 

8. Harry Edward Evans, b. Jan. 14, 1870; m. June 
15, 1898, Lillian Adelle London, who was b. Aug. 11, 

9. Sybil Evans, b. Mch. 20, 1872; ni. Robert Walter 
Cooper, Apr. 7, 1897. He was born July 27, 1872. 

From the six children of Daniel Winston, one of the 
twins that m. Abigail Hotchkiss, we have mentioned 
Isaac Winston, b. Jan. 28, 1722; Hannah Winston, b- 


Sept. 24, 1724; and the next child, John Winston, b. 
Apr. 7, 1726, Abigail's father. Now we will endeavor 
to take up her brother John, who was b. in 1763, the 
fourth child of John and Lydia Bristow Winston. 


John Winston of 1763 m. Sarah Bartholomew Feb. 
I, 1782. She was b. Feb. 6, 1766. He d. Mch. 24, 1814, 
aged 51. She m. 2d, Eleazar Norton, who m. for his 
first wife Abigail Roberts, Dec. 13, 1797. Sarah d. 
Sept. 22, 1846, aged 80. John 19, Sarah 16, when they 
launched their matrimonial barge on life's tempestu- 
ous sea. Nine children: 

1. Lorenzo Winston, b. 1791. 

2. Orestes Winston, b. abt. 1792. 

3. Alanson Winston, b. abt. 1794. 

4. John Winston, b. abt. 1796. 

5. Sally Winston Smith, b. abt. 1798. 

6. Lucy Winston Fuller, b. Sept. 28, iSoo. 

7. Romeo Winston, b. 1804. 

8. Eunice Winston Dealing, b. Feb. 4, 1806. 

9. Allen Winston, b. 1808. 

The first child of John and Sarah Bartholomew 
Winston was Lorenzo Winston, b. 1791, d. Dec. 29, 
1831, aged 40; m. Annis Botsford abt. 181 4. She was 
b. 1792, d. Mch. 23, 1879, aged 87. In her declining 
years she m. John G. Cowles Nov. 18, 1838. He was 
b. 1789, d. July 22, 1858, aged 69. This little stanza we 
appropriate to him: 

The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust. 

John G. Cowles' first wife was Sarah Ives, a sister 
of Dea. Charles and Orrin Ives. She was b. Sept. 24, 


1789, d. Apr. 20, 1835, in her 46th year, leaving three 
children: John Ferdinand Cowles, b. abt. 1820, d. Jan. 
31, 1847, aged 27. Annette Cowles, b. Aug. 10, 1825; 
m. Levi Beach of Plain ville. Conn., Oct. 11, 1848. She 
d. July 27, 1857, aged 32. He was b. Dec. 22, 1822. 
Four children : 

1. Ellen Adalette Beach, b. Aug. 8, 1849, d. Feb. 20, 1854, 

aged 4| years. 

2. Annette Luella Beach, b. Sept. 13, 1850; m. George Newton 

June 9, 1874, d. Nov. 11, 1883, aged 33. 

3. Ferdinand Levi Beach, b. Oct. 8, 1852. 

4. Carlton Wallace Beach, b. July 10, 1855. 

Mr. Levi Beach m. 2d, Henrietta Collins Clark, Oct. 
23, i860. She was b. Jan. 4, 1835. He d. Nov. 16, 1863, 
aged 41. One child, Howard Lyman Beach, b. July 
22, 1861, d. Oct. 25, 1884, aged 23. A model young 
man, whose death crushed many hopes for this world. 

Ellen M, Cowles, b. Dec. 25, 1831, m. Leroy D. 
House, May 9, 1854. She d. July 3, i860, aged 28, 
leaving one child, Arthur C. House, b. Nov. 16, 1S55. 
Although left in his fifth year without a mother, " the 
Lord God did take him up," and he lives to do good 
among those he comes in contact with; unm. 

Lorenzo and Annis Botsford Winston had three 
children : 

1. Ferdinand, b. abt. 1815. 

2. Alanson, b. Dec. 15, 1816. 

3. Wellington Winston, b. 1818. 

The Lorenzo Winston place is where Lucius D. 
Pond (who m. Mary Moses, dau. of Joshua Moses), built 
a nice farmhouse on the old cellar-spot in the town of 
Union ville, Conn., with its barns, etc. — a pleasant place 
to view, with its skirtings of wood and shrubbery. 



Ferdinand Winston went South when a young man 
and was taken with a fever, and died and was buried 

Alanson and Wellincjton m. each a Bartholomew 
girl, as their grandfather, John Winston, did three 
generations back. 

Alanson Winston, b. Dec. 15, 1S16, and Nancy Maria 
Bartholomew were married by David L. Parmelee, 
Congregational minister. May 9, 1839. She was b. 
Dec. 22, i8i8; d. at Atlantic, Cass County, la.. May 8, 
1880, aged 62, He d. July 27, 1875, aged 59. They 
resided in Iowa. Five children, all b. in Bristol, Conn.: 

1. Sarah Annis Winston, b. Sept. 29, 1S41. 

2. DeWitt Alanson, b. Jan. 9, 1843. 

3. Frances Maria, b. Oct. 9, 1845. 

4. Frank W., b. Dec. 6, 1852. 

5. George M., b. Mch. 12, 1S63. 

Sarah Annis Winston, b. Sept. 29, 1841, m. Julius 
Almeron Pond, during the Civil War, May 28, 1862. 
He was a son of Julius R. and Elizabeth Preston Pond, 
and was b. Aug. i, 1840. Julius Almeron and Sarah 
Annis Winston Pond have one child, Martin Almeron 
Pond, b. May 31, 1865; m. M. May Miller, dau. of David 
P. and Margaret A. Bullis Miller of Southington, 
Conn., May 31, 1888. She was b. Dec. 12, 1867. Two 
children : 

Infant, b. Oct. 26, 1S89, d. young. 
Leslie Miller Pond, b. July 29, 1891. 

2. DeWitt Alanson Winston, b. Jan. 9, 1843, m.Jane 
Elizabeth Byington, Dec. 18, 1867. She was b. Sept. 
12, 1844. One son, Nathan DeWitt, b. Jan. 18, 1872, 
m. Emma Geneva Link, Feb. 12, 1896, who was b. at 
Walnut, Pottawattamie County, la., Dec. 19, 1876. One 


child — the Winston name that counts in this tenth 
generation of direct ancestry — Mabel Cynthia Win- 
ston, b. Oct. 8, 1897. This father and son res Atlantic, 
Cass County, la, 

3. Frances Maria Winston, b. Oct. 9, 1845, m. Peter 
G. Defendorf Oct. 10, 1868. He was b. June 16, 1847, 
at Pleasant Brook, Otsego Co., N. Y. Two children: 

1. Cora Rebecca Defendorf, b. Apr. 7, 187 1, m. 
Charles Lawson Wooding, June i, 1893. He was b. 
Nov. I, 1869, graduated from Yale College, New 
Haven, Conn., in 1892. Two children: 

1. Lois Francis Wooding, b. Feb. 5, 1895, d. Dec. 27, 1895. 

2. Helen Wooding, b. July 6, 1897. 

2, Fred Winston Defendorf, b. June 12, 1878, d. 
May 21, 1880. 

4. Frank W. Winston of Pawnee City, Neb., b. in 
Bristol, Conn., Dec. 6, 1852, m. Alice Muzzy Oct. 7, 1875. 
She was b. Mch. 3, 1855, in Bristol. Two children: 

1. EUaM. Winston, b. Aug. 23, 1876, in Iowa. 

2. Ernest F. Winston, b. Jan. 30, 1882, in Iowa. 

5. Geo. M. Winston, b. Mch. 12, 1863, m. Edna May 
Todd Mch. 8, 1892. She was b. May 23, 1871. Three 

1. Charles J. Winston, b. Dec. 27, 1892. 

2. Frank D. Winston, b. Oct. 3, 1894. 

3. Martha E. Winston, b. Dec. 2, 1897, in Virginia, Gage 
County, Nebraska. 

Wellington Winston, the third son of Lorenzo and 
Annis Botsford Winston, was b. in 1818, m. Jane Char- 
ity Bartholomew Sept. 13, 1842. She was b. Feb. 22, 
182 1. She died Jan. 28, 1888, aged 67. Wellington 
was m. at 24. In six years, at the age of 30, received 
a passport given under hand and seal of the depart- 


ment of State at the city of Washington, the 19th day 
of February, A.D. 1849, signature of James Buchanan, 
for California with the gold-diggers, called "the forty- 
niners." His first letter home, to his dear wife, chil- 
dren, brother, mother, and all inquiring friends, was 
from Panama, Mch. 16, 1849. We take a few extracts 
from three letters. It seems they left New York Fri- 
day, the 23d day of February, and arrived at Panama 
Mch. 14th, with tickets for a steamer called Panama. 
They were on a sailing vessel from New York. They 
were kept waiting at Panama two months. As we 
understand, it was four months before they commenced 
digging, and had received but one letter from home 
up to Aug. 26th, six months. 

Fifty years has made a decided change. (Now, right 
here we are going to drive in a present-truth wedge, 
and any reader that does not desire to read it can very 
easily turn over a few pages and go right on with the 
letter extract.) Yes, fifty years has made a decided 
change. We think you can find people to day that 
remember when there was no sending of information 
across the ocean and great water-ways of the world, 
save by slow sailing vessels; but within the last span- 
ning of a lifetime what wonderful changes! No mat- 
ter how important the news; even Napoleon's defeat 
at Waterloo could not reach this country save by a 
sailing vessel. But at the present time this country is 
in instant touch with the Old World by thirteen cables. 
In all the oceans and watercourses of the world there 
are reported 318 cables, with a total length of 146,000 
miles, or nearly enough to girdle the earth six times. 
By this vast system of flashing intelligence under the 
seas and oceans, the nations are no longer isolated 


from each other. They are as neighbors speaking" 
across a boundary line — which is the record of the 
last half of the century now closing. What our fathers 
could not have dreamed of is now a daily and hourly 
occurrence. There was a time when thousands made 
a man wealthy, but to-day millions are required to 
give a man entrance into the applause of wealth. 

The aggregate progress of this closing century con- 
sists of changes so rapid, so revolutionary and wide- 
spread, that we stand amazed and indulge the inquiry 
as to why they have not appeared before. It might 
be said that the people were not enlightened, in these 
directions at least. In other words, back of this sud- 
den irruption of invention and discovery there is an 
expansion of knowledge which has made it all possi- 
ble. Steam was as powerful three thousand years ago 
as to-day, but it was lack of knowledge concerning it 
that allowed it to lie dormant through the ages. Elec- 
tricity lit up the heavens in all past ages, and pulsated 
in the earth beneath the tread of men, but for want of 
knowledge concerning its power and great usefulness 
it has been, since the dawn of creation, a dormant and 
unknown but all-powerful agency. 

In searching, therefore, for the key to the situation, 
we come to the relation of all this to the question of 
prophecy. It seems to us a clear case that this mar- 
velous expansion of wonders which marked this as the 
wonderful century of all history, is a direct fulfillment 
of divine prediction. In Daniel xii, 4, we have this re- 
markable prophecy : " But thou, O Daniel, shut up the 
words and seal the book, even to the time of the end; 
many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be in- 
creased." These words will doubtless find a partial 



fulfillment in the increase of knowledge concerning 
the prophecies and their application. The century 
certainly has witnessed a most gratifying and wide- 
spread interest awakened in prophetic study; but we 
believe it has an application, also, to the broad field of 
general knowledge. This being true, how striking the 
parallel between the prediction and present conditions. 
The vast increase of knowledge is located here in con- 
nection with the time of the end, which here in Daniel 
seems to be directly connected with the time of the 
resurrection of the dead. This will answer the ques- 
tion why the world has waited nearly six thousand 
years for the wonders of this century. The prophetic 
hour for this expansion of knowledge, which alone 
could make possible such discoveries, had not arrived. 
The conditions around us in these closing hours of 
the century prove, it seems to us, that the hour of ful- 
fillment is upon us; and if this be so, it is a short step 
to the next conclusion, and that is, " that the time of 
the end " is at hand, and that the consummation of the 
ages is about reached. 

Truly, we stand in thrilling times. Not only are we 
surrounded by the evidence of material advancement, 
but God's hand is manifest in opening the doors of the 
world for the last proclamation of the Gospel, and the 
missionary host marches to-day in many lands which 
the century has opened. The century closes with 
God's hand most signally manifest in all the affairs 
of nations and men, and the expectancy of great things 
in the near future pervades the world to-day. "While 
the hope of the masses may be toward the dawning 
twentieth century, ours to-day is in the coming of the 
world's King, and the inauguration of that kingdom of 


peace and righteousness which shall be "under the 
whole heavens and shall stand forever." 

In a letter Wellington Winston's wife wrote him 
while he was waiting in Panama, she mentioned his 
returning in the fall. He replied: "I may come home 
in one year from the time I started, and perhaps I may 
sooner — I cannot tell anything about it now ; I want 
to get there first, then I can tell something about it. 
Fifteen hundred persons have left here within the last 
two weeks, and about fifteen hundred are waiting. 
Every sailing vessel that leaves this port is loaded to 
the water's edge, and the passengers are stowed in 

He wrote to his wife : " You spoke about Mr. Barnes 
(this means Wallace Barnes). We should be glad if 
he were along; but when he hears of our hinderance 
here in Panama, I think he will be glad that he waited 
until there is a direct line formed of some kind, so 
that passengers can go straight through." 

In a letter written in May (as it took from February 
until March 14, as they were helped along — towed to 
land by the steamer On/s, and with aid of shanks and 
mules to reach Panama), he says: "Our detention here, 
you probably know, is a great damage to us, not only 
putting us back from getting into the gold diggings 
until the middle of summer, but running the risk of 
our health in this hot, sultry climate, with the water 
which we have to drink, the average temperature 
being 73 degrees heat. The latter part of April began 
to go away rather slow ; we thought we had been here 
long enough to become natives of the place, and if 
you could look down upon us you would think our 
thoughts did not deceive us. But Sunday, May 6th, at 


2 o'clock in the afternoon, the steamer Panama arrived. 
It made many a shorter face and many a heart re- 

A letter written in August states that they had been 
at the gold diggings two months the 27th of August. 
He mentions that it cost them each two hundred dol- 
lars more than their outfit to get into the mines, but 
"that is paid, and if I had an opportunity would send 
home five or six hundred. We do not consider our- 
selves fortunate in finding gold, but more fortunate in 
not getting sick." 

In about one year he came home with his little share 
of gold, and he and his brother went rushing- head- 
long- in their business. In five short years the serpents 
by the way and adders in the business path had bitten 
" the horse-heels," and one of the riders had fallen — 
Gen. xlix, 17. Wellington had gone the way of all the 
earth, and Alanson succumbed, ([uietly stepping- one 
side to behold his little all of business hopes and pros- 
pects gone. He stayed for twenty-one years, as he 
peacefully passed away with good wishes for every- 
body, at Atlantic, Cass County, la., in 1875, aged 59 
years, 6 months, and 12 days. 

We gladly leave these ups and downs of earthly ex- 
periences with the Judge of the quick and the dead, 
who certainly will do right. How truly all things 
earthly are fast passing away. 

Wellington Win.ston d. April 15, 1854, aged 36 (this 
inscription on his headstone — " Gone, but not forgot- 
ten "), leaving a widow and three children. He was 
buried at the time of that noted snow-fall which was 
the cause of the flood of 1854. Those who bore him 
to his last resting-place forty-five years ago, Dr. James 
Austin, Mr. Joel Root, Mr. Alfonzo Barnes, and Mr. 


Henry Kilborn, are also sleeping their last sleep, and no 
sound can arouse them except "the voice of the arch- 
angel and with the trump of God "; " comfort one an- 
other with these words." — I Thess. 4th chapt., a clause 
from the i6th and i8th verses. Wellington and Jane 
•C. Bartholomew Winston's three children are : 

1. Cora Annette Winston, b. Sept. i, 1843. 

2. Wellington W. Winston, b. July 7, 1847. 

3. Wallace Ferdinand Winston, b. June 18, 1853. 

I. Cora Annette Winston, b. Sept. i, 1843, m. 
■Charles W. Bradshaw May 13, 1872. He was b. 1842, 
d. Sept. 27, 1886, aged 44. Two children: 

1. Wallace L. Bradshaw, b. Nov. 13, 1873. 

2. Bertha Jane Bradshaw, b. Aug. i, 1876, d. young. 

2. Wellington W. Winston, b. July 7, 1847; m. Mrs. 
Eunice L. Smith Wright, Jan. 13, 1877. She was b. 
Oct. 13, 1853; had a dau. by her first husband named 
•Grace Wright, b. June 2, 1874. 

The third child of Wellington and Jane Bartholomew 
Winston is Wallace F. Winston, b. June 18, 1853, m. 
Elizabeth Masters Oct. 16, 1881. She was b. Mch. 27, 
1850. Two children: 

1. Bertha E. Winston, b. Oct. 29, 1882. 

2. Howard W. Winston, b. Sept. 16, 18S3. 

This completes the Lorenzo and Annis Botsford 
Winston family. Now we will take up the second 
child of John and Sarah Bartholomew Winston. 

Orestes Winston (some called him Erastus), b. abt. 
1792, m. Nancy Warner. He d. Apr. 5, 1823, aged 32. 
She m. 2d, Ambrose Hart, Jr. He was b. Oct. 3, 1793, 
the sixth child of Mercy Bartholomew Hart. She was 
•a sister of Sarah and Asa Bartholomew. This Ambrose 



Hart's grandfather was the noted Dea. Simeon Hart of 
Farming-ton. Nancy Warner Winston Hart d. in the 
town of Unionville, Conn., Sept. 27, 1852, leaving no 

3. Alanson Winston, the uncle of the brothers Alan- 
son and Wellington, b. abt. 1794, went to Lynchburg, 
Va., and d. there. He m. Fanny Talbot. Eight chil- 
dren: John, Granville, Pauline, Sarah, Eunice, Mar- 
tha, Alanson, and Irene. All we can say concerning 
these children is, that Helen Winston, from Bristol, 
m. Granville, and Alanson, called " Lanny " to distin- 
guish him from his cousin Alanson, while on North, 
■came here twice. He also went by the name of Mer- 
ritt. The supposition is that his name was Alanson 
^I. Winston. And his sister Irene sent wedding an- 
nouncement cards to her cousin Alanson: " Wm. Hall 
Crew, Irene Winston. vSt. Paul's Church, Lynchburg, 
Va., Sept. 27, i860," etc. He did not participate in the 

This Alanson Winston, the third child of John and 
Sarah Bartholomew Winston, we understand d. at 
Lynchburg, Va., and has a grandson living there by 
the name of John H. C. Winston. 

4. John Winston, b. abt, 1796, m. Laura Stanley of 
Plainville, Conn. They settled in Missouri. Children: 
John, Timothy, Allen, Joseph, Ida, etc. The compiler 
remembers how rejoiced she was over a visit this 
great-aunt, Laura, made at her father's home over 
forty years ago. We have heard that during the 
Civil War this oldest son was assaulted, near his 
place, and killed by some northern soldiers who were 



5. Sally Winston, b. abt. 1798, m. Heman Smith, 
and lived in Ohio. Three children: Alonzo, Melissa, 
and Maria Winston. 

6. Lucy Winston, b. May 28, 1800, m. Thomas 
Franklin Fuller, Bristol, Conn., Aug. 21, 182 1. She d. 
Oct. 25, 1893, aged 93. He was b. Apr. 29, 1798, d. 
Feb. 5, 1848, aged 50. Four children: 

1. Jane E. Fuller, d. young. 

2. Oliver Fuller, b. Jan. 27, 1825. 

3. Eliza J. Fuller, b. June 17, 1829. 

4. Mary Fuller, b. Jan. 7, 1841. 

2. Oliver Fuller, d. Feb. 9, 1854. This promising 
young man of 29 years of age was cut down while on 
his second trip across the Rocky Mountains and plains. 
He accompanied Col. J. C. Fremont as civil engineer 
on his fifth exploring expedition. He died from ex- 
posure, and was buried near Parowan, Utah. 

3. Eliza J. Fuller was b. June 17, 1829; m. Wallace 
Barnes Apr. 5, 1849. He was b. Dec. 25, 1827, d. Mch. 
28, 1893, aged 65. Five children: 

1. Carlyle Fuller Barnes, b. Dec. 11, 1852. 

2. Harry Ward Barnes, b. Jan. 15, 1855. 

3. George Sprague Barnes, d. young. 

4. 'Lucy Almira Barnes, d. young. 

5. Edith Irene Barnes, b. Aug. 22, 1S66. 

Carlyle F. Barnes, b. Dec. 11, 1852, m. Lena Hattie 
Forbes, Oct. i, 1885. She was b. May 20, 1863. Two 
children: Fuller Forbes Barnes, b. Mch. 6, 1887. 
Harry Clarke Barnes, b. Nov. 20, 1889. 

Harry Ward Barnes, b. Jan. 15, 1855, m. Cordelia 
Newell, Oct. 5, 1880, who was b. Jan. 14, 1858, dau. of 
S. P. Newell, Esq. Harry d. Sept. 17, 1S89, aged 34. 


The fifth child of Wallace and Eliza Fuller Barnes 
is Edith Irene Barnes, b. Aug. 22, 1866, m., Oct. 8, 1890, 
Wyllys Carpenter Ladd, who was b. July 6, 1858, 

Mary Fuller, the fourth child of Thomas F. and 
Lucy Winston Fuller, was b. Jan. 7, 1841; m. Horace 
B. Langdon, April 22, 1859. He was b. Mch. 10, 1839, 
d. Mch. 4, 1870, aged nearly 31. She m. 2d, Woodbury 
L. Martin, July 19, 1876. He was b. Feb. j, 1823, d. in 
18S7, aged abt. 64. Ii9i247l 

7. Romeo Winston, b. 1S04, m. Martha . Chil- 
dren, John and Martha Winston. 

8. Eunice Winston, b. Feb. 4, 1806, m. Benjamin 
Dealing, Oct. 8, 1822. He was b. Jan. 22, 1802, d. July 
7, 1876, aged 74. She d. Oct. 4, 1S86, aged So. Five 

1. Orestes Winston Dealing, b. July 5, 1823, d. in 
California, 1870, aged 47. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth Dealing, b. Aug. 15, 1825, d. 
Jan. 31, 1856, in her 31st year. 

3. Edward Dealing, b. Jan. 5, 1827, m. Charlotte 
Campbell. He d. Mch. 11, 1S55, aged 28. 

4. Charles Allen Dealing, b. Nov. 17, 1829; m. 
Johanna Jones of Southington; m. 2d, Belle Hills of 
Plainville, Conn. Two children, Edward and Annette 
Dealing. He d. Aug. 9, 1868, in his 39th year. 

5. Annette Eunice Winston Dealing, b. Aug. 16, 
1842; m. Isaac Yale Hartson Nov. 28, i860. He was 
b. Sept. 30, 183(7. She d. Sept. 12, 1889, aged 47. Two 
children: Frederick Dealing Hartson, b. Sept. 10, 
1861. Charles Merritt Hartson, b. Jan. i, 1870; m. 
Nettie Weed. One child, Charles Isaac Hartson, b. 
April 8, 1894. 

Isaac Y. Hartson m., 2d, Julia Johnson, Nov. 19, 
1890. She d. Jan. 13, 1891. He m., 3d, Lena Peck, 



Nov. 24, 1892. She was b. Mch. 8, 1867. One child, 
Merritt Isaac Hartson, b. Mch. 31, 1894. 

The ninth and youngest of John and Sarah Barthol- 
omew Winston's children was Allen Winston, b. 1808; 
m. Eunicia Foote of Burlington, Conn. He built and 
lived in the Franklin Steele place in Edgewood, Bris- 
tol, Conn., until he d., Oct. 25, 1848, aged 40. She was 
b.'Aug. 25, 1812, and d. South with her dau. Helen, 
who m. Granville Winston in Bristol, Conn., Sept. 4, 
1850. He was a son of Alanson Winston, who settled 
in Lynchburg, Amherst County, Va. We have heard 
that Granville d. and Helen m. again, and lived in 
Tennessee. Allen and Eunicia Foote Winston had two 
children: This Helen, b. 1834; Dwight Winston, b. 
abt. 1837, went to California. 

This completes what we have gathered that has 
come down from the third son 'of Daniel and Abigail 
Hotchkiss Winston. This Abigail's mother was Han- 
nah Tuttle, and this Daniel a twin brother of Stephen 
Winston, sons of Sergt. John Winston, who was b. Apr. 
21, 1657, his father being the immigrant from England. 
This Sergt. John Winston m. Elizabeth Daniel. This 
probably accounts for the Daniel name. She was a 
grd.-dau. (on her mother's side) of Thomas Gregson. 
Sergt. John and Elizabeth were grandparents to these 
children of Daniel and Abigail Hotchkiss Winston. 
We have mentioned : 

1. Isaac, b. Jan. 28, 1722. 

2. Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1724. 

3. John, b. April 7, 1726. 

Now we will mention : 

4. Daniel, b. June 2, 1728. 

5. Abraham, b. June 15, 1730. 

6. Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1733. 


Daniel Winston, the father of these six children, m» 
2d, Temperance Swift, Dec. iS, 1738. One son: Ephra- 
im Winston, b. Oct. iS, 1743. Daniel Winston d. Jan. 
17, 17S0, in his 90th year. 

All we can say about these last four children is a 
little concerning Stephen Winston (probably named 
after his twin-uncle), b. Dec. 3, 1733, i^ Wallingford, 
Conn.; m. Rosanna Cogswell in 1758. She was b. May 
II, 1739, in Southington, Conn. We understand that 
she had a sister, b. July 20, 1737, who m. a Winston — 
Lurana Cogswell. Stephen and Rosanna Cogswell 
Winston's children were five : 

1. Rosanna, b. Jan. 2, 1759; m. Samuel Hart. 

2. Jemima, b. Feb. 7, 1761. 

3. Stephen, b. April 8, 1763. 

4. Johannah, b. Nov. 13, 1765. 

5. Daniel, b Feb. 27, 1768. 

The compiler's immediate Winston ancestry comes 
down from the immigrant. 

1. John Winston, b. abt. 1615. 

2. Sergt. John, 4th child, b. Apr. 21, 1657. 

3. Daniel, a twin, b. Aug. 18, 1690. 

4. John, the 3d child, b. Apr. 7, 1726. 

5. John, the 4th child, b. 1763. 
Lorenzo, the ist child, b. 1791. 
Alanson, the 2d child, b. Dec. 15, 18 16. 
DeWitt, the 2d child, the writer's brother, b. 

Jan. 9, 1843. 
Nathan, only child, b. Jan. 18, 1872. 
Mabel Cynthia Winston, b. Oct. 8, 1897. 
This completes what we have gathered on the Win- 
ston line, some of whom seem to be drawn toward the 
Bartholomew family, — as John m. Sarah Bartholomew 




and his son Orestes's widow m. a son of Mercy Bar- 
tholomew, who was a sister of Sarah and Asa Bartholo- 
mew. Now we will take up the Bartholomew side, 
commencing with Sarah's father, Jacob Bartholomew, 
dwelling mostly on the Asa Bartholomew family, as 
two Winston boys took his youngest girls, and ever 
after they went by the name of Winston. 


The writer's great-grandmother's father was Jacob 
Bartholomew, b. Jan. 9, 1736 or 1737. Hem. Sarah 
Gridley, so it is plain to see that Sarah Bartholomew 
Winston obtained her Sarah name from her mother, 
Sarah Gridley Bartholomew. She was b. Feb. 21, 1738, 
d. Apr. 10, 1801, aged 63. Jacob m. , 2d, Mrs. Eunice 
Cowles. He d. in Bristol, Conn., Oct. 29, 1805, aged 
abt. 69. His first wife was the mother of his eleven 

1. Mercy Bartholomew Hart, b. July 28, 1762. 

2. Lemma Bartholomew, b. Feb. 27, 1764. 

3. Sarah Bartholomew Winston, b. Feb. 6, 1766. 

4. Jacob Bartholomew, b. Jan. 29, 1768. 

5. Rosannah Bartholomew Cowles, b. June 2, 1770, 

6. Amy Bartholomew Beckwith, b. Mch. 9, 1772. 

7. Eli Bartholomew, b. Jan. 7, 1774. 

8. Asa Bartholomew, b. Mch. 25, 1776. 

9. Mary Bartholomew Tuttle, b. July i, 1778. 

10. Gad Bartholomew, b. Apr. 10, 1780. 

11. Nancy Bartholomew Lewis, b. Feb. 2, 1782. 

Sarah, the third child, and Asa, the eighth, are the 
two principal branches that we are stopping now to 
consider. As scions were taken from the Asa Bar- 
tholomew branch and the branch Sarah was grafted 
into, — a Winston branch, — Sarah was a branch of 


Jacob Bartholomew's tree or family, and her brother 
Asa furnished two scions for the Winston genealogical 
list. Asa (the father of Maria and Jane, who both m. 
Winstons) was b. Mch. 25, 1776, being ten years younger 
than his sister Sarah. He m. Charity Shelton Sept. 
10, 1 80 1. She was b. 17 84, d. Sept. 15, 1859, aged 75. 
He d. Oct. 31, 1864, aged 88. Eight children: 

1. Emily Bartholomew Upson, b. Jan. i, 1S04. 

2. George Bartholomew, b. June 19, 1805. 

3. Harry Shelton Bartholomew, b. June 3, 1807. 

4. PauHna Bartholomew Alpress, b. June 18, 1S09. 

5. Jenette Bartholomew Merriman, b. Mch. 31, 1S12. 

6. Asa Bartholomew, b. Feb. 5, 1S15. 

7. Nancy Maria Bartholomew Winston, b. Dec. 22, 1818. 

8. Jane Charity Bartholomew Winston, b. Feb. 22, 1821. 

I. Emily, b. Jan. i, 1804, m. George Rensselaer Up- 
son of Bristol, Conn., Nov. 29, 1824. He was b. Nov. 
2, 1797, d. July 17, 1850, aged 53. She d. May 16, 1877, 
aged 73. Five children: 

Eleanor R., b. Oct. 13, 1S25. 
Emily L., b. June 9, 1827; d. young. 
Louise Maria Upson, b. Feb. 3, 1830; unm. 
Emily Bartholomew Upson, b. Sept. 18, 1832. 
Asa Upson, b. Feb, 19, 1839. 

Eleanor Ruth Upson, b. Oct. 13, 1825, m. Hezekiah 
M. Burnham Sept. 24, 1845. He was b. Nov. 19, 1815, 
d. May 3, 1897, aged 81. Four children : 

1. Emily Louise, b. Nov. 20, 1849, d. Nov. 3, 1S56, aged nearly 

7 years. 

2. George Edwin, b. June 25, 1853, ^- Nov. 9, 1856, aged 3 yrs. 

3. Harriet Ellen Burnham, b. Apr. 2, 1858, d. Oct. 3, 1866, 

aged S^ years. 

4. Harry Mervin Burnham, b. May 21, i860: unm. 



4. Emily Bartholomew Upson, b. Sept. 18, 1S32, m. 
Leicester Carrington Dec. 24, 1856. He was b. Jan. 
25, 1831, d. Jan. 21, 1875, aged 44. Three children: 

1. William R. Carrington, b. 1S58, d. young, 1861. 

2. Edward L. Carrington, b. Dec. 20, 1859; m, Elizabeth Cha- 

pin Oct. 9, 1S95. She wasb. Dec. 3, 1874. 
3.» Charles M. Carrington, b. May 10, 1864; m. Martha Jean 
Linsley Nov. i, 1892. She was b. May 21, 1868, in New 
Jersey. Two children: 
i. Louise Upson Carrington, b. Sept. 15, 1894. 
ii. Virginia Beatrice Carrington, b. Oct. 27, 1897. 

5. Asa Upson, b. Feb. 19, 1839, m., May 19, 1861, 
Ellen Louise Moses, who was b. Dec. 14, 1840; he d. 
Feb. 29, 1 87 1, aged 32. She d. in Topeka, Kan., Mch, 
17, 1897, aged 56. Three children: 

1. Elliott Asa Upson, b. Dec. 14, 1862; m. Mina Brooks May 

19,1889. Four children: 

i. Ada Louise, b. Oct. 27, 1890. 

ii. Bernice Eleanor, b. Feb. 27, 1892. 
iii. Edith May, b. May 4, 1893. 
iv. Martha Brooks Upson, b. Nov. 27, 1896. 

2. The second child of Asa and Ellen Moses Upson was Ada 

Louise Upson, b. Mch. 26, 1864; m., Aug. i, 1889, Dr. 
George W. Lacea. She d. June 15, 1890, aged 26. 

3. The third child is Bernice Eleanor Upson, b. Oct. 23, 1865; 

m., Dec. 25, 1889, Walter D. Beymer. Two children: 
i. Ruth Upson Beymer, b. Jan. 15, 1891. 
ii. Rachel Ellen Beymer, b. Oct. 25, 1895. 

The second child of Asa and Charity Shelton Bar- 
tholomew was George Wells Bartholomew, b. June 19, 
1805; m., Jan. 14, 1829, Angelina Ives, dau. of Dea. 
Charles Ives. She was b. Mch. 20, 1807, d. Mch. 13, 
1861, aged nearly 54. He m. 2d, Jan. 27, 1864, Mrs. 
Julia Marvin Cole. She was b. Jan. 23, 1828, wid. of 


Edwin Halsey Cole, by whom she had one child, Het- 
tie Julia Cole, b. May 17, 1856. George Wells Barthol- 
omew d. May 7, 1S97, aged nearly 93. She d. May 2, 
1896, aged 68. The eight children were all by the 
first wife : 

1. Harriet Ives, b. Feb. 8, 1830. 

2. Harry Shelton, b. Mch. 14, 1S32. 

3. Frances P., b. Feb. 22, 1834. 

4. Mary E., b. Mch. 28, 1836. 

5. Jane Estelle. b. Mch. 28, 1840. 

6. Angeline, b. Dec. 22, 1843. 

7. Emily, b. Aug. 31, 1846. 

8. George Wells, b. Aug. 24, 1848. 

Harriet d. Oct. 16, 1837, in her 8th year. 

Harry Shelton Bartholomew, b. Mch. 14, 1832, m., 
June 20, i860, Sabra A. Peck, a direct descendant of 
Elizabeth Winston of colonial days. She was b. May 
15, 1S37. Three children: 

1. Alice Mae Bartholomew, b. June 29, 1863. 

2. Harry Ives Bartholomew, b. Sept. 25, 1873. 

3. Joseph Peck Bartholomew, b. Jan. 2, 1S75. 

Frances d. Jan. i, 1S39, in her 5th year. 

Mary Elizabeth d. Jan. 18, 1839, in her 3d year. 

Jane Estelle Bartholomew, the 5th child, b. Mch. 2%, 
1840, m., Feb. 18, 1862, Uriah Russell; he was b. Mch. 
29, 1 83 1, d. Sept. 21, 1 89 1, aged 60. Four children: 

1. Fred Warren, b. Nov. 22, 1862. 

2. Herbert Archer, b. Apr. 13, 1S66, d. Apr. 16, 1869, aged 

3 years. 

3. Grace Edna, b. Jan. 7, 1868. 

4. Helen Louise, b. July 28, 1S72. 


Fred Warren Russell m., Nov. i8, 1885, Margaret 
Sullivan. She was b. Apr. 10, 1866. Four children: 

1. Marguerite, d. young, July 15, 1887. 

2. Fred Ives Russell, b. Sept. 13, 1887. 

3. Elsie, b. Dec. 6, 1888. 

4. Faye Russell, b. Nov. 23, 1891. 

Grace Edna Russell, b. Jan. 7, 1868, m., Oct. 23, 1895, 
Mortimer Cole Keeler, who was b. Aug. 10, 1868. One 
child: Robert Russell Keeler, b. Aug. 22, 1898. 

4. Helen Louise Russell, b. July 28, 1872, m. Elbert 
Elmer Smith June 14, 1899. He was b. Dec. 30, i860. 

The sixth child of George and Angeline Ives Bar- 
tholomew was named Angeline. She was b, Dec. 22, 
1843; m., Oct. 24, 187 1, Samuel Harvey Marvin, who 
was b. in 1842. She d. Aug. 28, 1893, aged nearly 50, 
Three children: 

1. Percy Clarence Marvin, b. Oct. i, 1873, d. Dec. 22, 1890, 

aged 17. 

2. Bessie Marvin, b. Apr. 9, 1875. 

3. Edna Belle Marvin, b. Mch. 25, 1877. 

Emily Bartholomew d. Sept. 13, 1848, aged 2. 

George Wells Bartholomew, the eighth child, was b. 
Aug. 24, 1848; m., Oct. 18, 1876, Hettie Julia Cole, b. 
May 17, 1856. Seven children: 

Edwin Cole Bartholomew, b. Aug. 29, 1878, d. young. 

Linn Bartholomew, b. Dec. 4, 1881. 

Julia Ruth Bartholomew, b. Aug. 31, 1883; d. young. 

Tracy Bartholomew, b. Nov. 14, 1884. 

Lucy Bartholomew, b. Feb. 25, 1888. 

Grace Bartholomew, b. Nov. 6, 1889. 

Richard Bartholomew, b. Feb. 18, 1893. 

3. Harry Shelton Bartholomew, the third child of 
Asa and Charity Shelton Bartholomew, b. June 3, 1807, 
d. Oct. 7, 1827, aged 20. 



4. Paulina Bartholomew was b. June 18, 1809; m., 
Sept. 12, 1832, Alvin Ferry Alpress, who was b. June 
2, 1806, d. Jan. 6, 1850. He was one of the "Forty- 
niners " to California. His health became impaired, 
so he took a trip to Honolulu, and there he d. in his 
44th year. She d. Feb. 9, 1S94, aged 84. Six children: 

1. Ellen M. Alpress, b. Dec. 11, 1S33, d. Jan. 13, 1839, aged 

5 years. 

2. Charles H. Alpress, b. Dec. 31, 1835; unm. 

3. Edward A. Alpress, b. May i, 1S40. 

4. George T. Alpress, b. July 14, 1S46. 

5. Emerson Alpress, b. Feb. 25, 184S, d. May 31, 1861, aged 13. 

6. Alvin Ferry Alpress, b. Oct. 25, 1849, d. Oct. 31, 1897, 

aged 48 ; unm. 

Edward A. Alpress, b. May i, 1840, m. Sarah Root 
Dec. 31, 1868. She was b. in 1848, and d. Jan. 28, 1880, 
aged 32. He m., 2d, Adelaide Tolles Porter, Dec. 25, 
1883. She was b. Aug. i, 1848, and m., ist, George 
Henry Porter, Oct. 16, 1866; he was b. Apr. 15, 1837, 
d. Jan. 16, 1882, in his 45th year. Two children: 

1. William Henry Porter, b. Apr. 10, 1S68; m., Dec. 20, 1893, 

Mary Elizabeth Tyler. She d. July 6, 1896. 

2. Edwin Tolles Porter, b. Oct. 14, 1S76. 

Edward and Adelaide Tolles Porter Alpress have 
one child: 

Henry Tolles Alpress, b. Feb. 4, 1889. 

George Theodore Alpress, b. July 14, 1846, m. Anna 
Bell of Defiance, O., Dec. 27, 1870. She was b. Apr. 
25, 1852. When but one year of age her father, who 
was an architect, was killed by Indians while in com- 
pany with a party to Pike's Peak. Such tragedies 
strike asensitory nerve if we stop to sense them in a 
somewhat different manner than a fairy tale. Her 


mother, Margaret Bell, d. Mch. 12, 1898, aged 77, at 
Defiance, O. These few lines we Jiave copied from a 
memorial sent to this daughter after her mother's 
death : 

"A precious one from us is gone, 

A voice we loved is stilled; 

A place is vacant in our home 

That never can be filled." 

If the compiler had not used some of her persistence 
this little fragment of the past would not be placed in 

George and Anna Bell Alpress had three children: 

1. Gertrude L. Alpress, b. Oct. 30, 1871; ra. Edward K. Ives 

June 12, 1894. He was b. Feb. 12, 1870. 

2. Harry Alpress, b. Mch., 1873, d. young, 1875. 

3. Charles Edward Alpress, b. Nov. 2, 1S78. 

The fifth child of Asa and Charity Shelton Barthol- 
omew was named Jenette, b. March 31, 1812, m. Dr. 
Eli Todd Merriman, May 8, 1833 ; she d. Dec. 4, 1884, 
aged nearly 72. He was b. Feb. 12, 1812, d. Aug. 12, 
1867, aged 54 years, 6 months (if this date be correct, 
as we have had one date stating that he was b. April 
28, 1811) ; not knowing which is correct, we will men- 
tion both. Children of the first wife, eight ; two 
sets of twins : 

1. Walter Merriman, b. May 17, 1835, unm. Res. Texas. 

2. Henry Merriman, b. Jan. 21, 1837, m. Lucinda Roberts 

Tuttle, Sept. 26, i860. She was b. July 21, 1837. Two 
children. Res. Norwich, Conn. 

i. Hattie Nettleton Merriman, b. Nov. 18,1861, m. Rev. 
George William Griffith, Dec. i, 1886. One 
child, Helen Margaret Griffith, b. June 22, 18S9. 
ii. Francis Sanford Merriman, b. Oct. 8, 1872. 

All the rest of Dr. Eli Todd Merriman's family res. 
in Texas. 


3. The third child of Dr. Eli Todd and Jenctte 
Bartholomew Merriman is Henrietta, b. July 14, 1839, 
m. Samuel Fussilman, Oct. 3, 1855. He was b. July 
20, 1827. Four children : 

1. James Matt. Fussilman, b. May 22, 1862. 

2. Nettie Fussilman, b. Feb. 4, 1S6S. 

3. John Fussilman, b. May 17, 1877. 

4. Ida May Fussilman, b. May 21, 1S7S. 

This first child, James Matt. Fussilman, b. May 22, 
1862, m. Fanny G. Merriman. She was b. Sept. 17, 
1S75. One child : 

Charlie E. Fussilman, b. Aug. 4, 1897. 

The second child of Samuel and Henrietta Merri- 
man Fussilman is Nettie, b. Feb. 4, 1868, m. George 
•Carle, who was b. April 20, 1864. Five children : 

1. Clara Carle, b. Aug. 12, 1S86. 

2. Alice Carle, b. July 23, 18S8. 

3. Fannie Carle, b. May 26, 1S90. 

4. Georgia Carle, b. Aug. 31, 1S92. 

5. Ceceha Carle, b. Dec. 27, 1894. 

4. Ida May Fussilman, b. May 21, 1878, m. Thomas 
Smith. He was born July 28, 1862. Two children : 

1. Lottie May Smith, b. Oct. 29, 1893. 

2. Nettie A. Smith, b. May 2, 1897. 

James Eli Todd Merriman (a twin), b. Nov. 20, 1S43,, 
m. Lednycie G. Richardson, Feb. 4, 1874. She was 
b. March 30, 1847. ''^i^ children : 

1. Fannie G. Merriman, b. Sept. 17, 1875. 

2. Amanda A. Merriman, b. Aug. 20, 1877. 

3. Elizabeth Jenette Merriman, b. Jan. 13, 1882. 

4. Henry Eli Merriman, b. Nov. 16, 1S83. 

5. Anna L. Merriman, b. Dec. 3, 1S85. 

•6. Jimmie F. Merriman, b. March 26, 1891. 



This first child, b. Sept. 17, 1875, m. James Matt. 
Fussilman, who was b. May 22, 1862. One child : 

, Charles E. Fussilman, b. Aug. 4, 1897. 

James and Lednycie Richardson Merriman's second 
child, Amanda Aurelia, b. Aug. 20, 1877, m. Henry 
Crow, who was b. Dec. 22, 1871. One child : 

William Todd Crow, b. March i, 1S99. 

Jenette A. Merriman, the twin to James, was b. 
Nov. 20, 1843 ; m. Allison O. Richardson, July 9, 1876. 
He was b. Jan. 16, 1843, d. Sept. 19, 1890, in his 48th 
year. Three children : 

1. Reuel Richardson, b. April 16, 1877, d. Sept. 30, 1878. 

2. Mary Henrietta, b. Dec. 4, 1878. 

3. Cora Lednycie, b. Oct. 3, 1882. 

The sixth child of Dr. Eli Todd and Jenette Bar- 
tholomew Merriman was Titus Edward Merriman, b. 
March 28, 1846 ; unm. 

The seventh and eighth were twins, Helen and 
Ellen Merriman, b. July 12, 1848. Helen Merriman 
d. July 12, 1848. Ellen Merriman d. Jan. 22, 1850. 

Dr. Eli Todd Merriman's children by his second 
wife, we understand, were five : 

1. Frank Merriman, d. young. 

2. Eli Merriman, b. somewhere abt. 1851. 

3. John, b. abt. 1854, m. we do not know whom; two children : 

i. Lizzie Merriman, b. abt. 1884. 
ii. Virgie Merriman, b. abt. 188S. 

4. George Alerriman, b. abt. 1S56. 

5. Jeff. Davis Merriman, b. abt. 1862. 

This Dr. Eli Todd Merriman's father was Dr. Titus 
Merriman, an intimate friend of Dr. Todd of Farm- 
ngton. Conn. They used to hold counsel together. 


Therefore, Dr. Titus Merriman named his son Eli 
Todd Merriman in honor of his friend. We have a 
little concerning this Dr. Todd which has already ap- 
peared in print, concerning the Farmington Library, 
that was formed, we think, Aug. 1, 1785 : "Dr. Todd 
is fined half a dol. for having his mind so occupied 
with patients as to forget his Library book for 6 days. 
It made no difference who the unlucky offender was, 
be he of high degree or otherwise, if he forgot to 
return his Library book on time, he had to pay his 

Asa Bartholomew, Junior, the sixth child of Asa 
and Charity Shelton Bartholomew, was b. Feb. 5, 1815, 
d. Oct. 7, 1896, in his 8ist year; m. Nov, 10, 1836, 
Mary Lydia Birge, who was b. Feb. 9, 1818, d. April 
7, 1888, aged 70. Four children : 

1. Harriet Alida Bartholomew, b. Feb. 14, 1S39, unm.; d. 

Jan. 23, 1S93, aged 54. 

2. Nathan Loomis Bartholomew, b. Nov. 14, 1841, m. in Texas, 

Aug. 22, 1S72, Mrs. Sarah Emily (Reynolds) Newcomb, 
who was b. Sept. 27, 184S, had one child by her first 
husband, Augustus Newcomb. 

3. The third child of Asa and Mary L. Birge Bartholomew 

was John Birge Bartholomew, b. in Bristol, Conn., Dec. 
II, 1845, m. in Texas, Feb. 12, iSSo, Virginia A. McElwe. 
One child, a daughter. 

4. The fourth child, Mary Bartholomew, b. July 16, 1850, d. 

Dec. 27, 1853, aged 3 years. 

Nancy Marie and Jane Charity Bartholomew's 
ancestry have been mentioned in the Alanson and 
Wellington Winston families. If any one desires 
extra particulars concerning the Bartholomews, they 
can be found in the " Record of the Bartholomew 



Family, Historical, Genealogical, and Biographical 
Book, by George Wells Bartholomew, published in 

As we have taken up the great-grandmother's side 
of her house, we will now take up the grandmother's 
side, as they both married Winstons. The grand- 
mother was Annis Botsford. Her father, Theophilus 
Botsford, b. 1758, m. Dollie Bid well from Middletown, 
Conn. She was b. 1758, d. July 13, 1828, aged 70. He 
m., 2d, Widow Whitmore, a sister of Dolly. She had 
a dau. Elizabeth Whitmore, b. in 18 15. Theophilus d. 
Feb. 19, 1 841, aged 83. Six children : 

Daniel, b. Aug. 21, 1782. 
Samuel, b. 1783. 

Dolly B. Norton, b. June 21, 17S6. 
Irene B. Atkins, b. 178S. 
George Arthur, b. abt. 1790. 
Annis B. Winston, b. 1792. 

Daniel Botsford, b. Aug. 21, 1782, m. Polly Betsey 
Foote Oct. 5, 1800. She was b. Sept. 26, 1782. Five 
children : 

Luzon Alanson Botsford, b. June 4, 1802. 
Lucius Daniel Botsford, b. Aug. 14, 1804. 

3. Charlotte Abigail Botsford, b. June 28, 1807. 

4. Polly Elmira Botsford, b. June 19, 1809. 

5. Urania Ursula Botsford, b. Nov. 5, 1813. 

This family moved or went West, near Michigan, as 
years ago he used to make visits home to Bristol. All 
we have concerning him is a few thoughts he expressed 
in a letter. We are minus what enclosed it, or any 
address, only a general one to his friends, etc., received 



in 1852. It was found among his sister Annis' things 
after her death. He here mentions, " My health is 
good, but I am broken down as to work by old age and 
infirmity; Polly is very feeble." He speaks of his 
sons Lucius and Luzon, concerning their health; said 
Willie and his family and he and Polly lived together; 
said they had a little girl four years old (so we think 
sl;e must have been born in 1848). This Willie, 
we are told, was an adopted son of Lucius Botsford, 
who m. Mary Norton. It looks as though Willie and 
his wife (we do not know who she was) were looking 
after the adoptive grandparents. Daniel writes about 
Michigan and a Walter Wilmot. We think he was b. 
in Bethany, Conn., Jan. 5, 1782, d. in West Haven May 
12, 1854. His wife was Sarah Clark, from Milford. 
She d. at West Haven May 12, 1832. 

Probably Walter Wilmot came home to die just 
twenty-two years to a day that his wife died. Their 
dau., Martha Wilmot, b. Dec, 18 16, m. William Holt 
Dawson, who was b. Aug. 16, 1809, m. May 11, 1834; 
res. Westville, Conn. The reason we have made note 
of this is because Abigail Winston Dawson was this 
William Holt Dawson's step-grandmother, as Timothy 
Dawson, Abigail's husband, had three children by his 
first wife, Anna Holt Dawson, who d. at the age of 
24, and Abigail Winston stepped in by becoming Tim- 
othy's second wife. 

Daniel Botsford in his letter referring to a visit they 
made to Bristol, Conn., says, " I should think some 
of you would come out to see us"; thinks his sister 
Annis and her second husband, John Cowles, might 
come; would be glad to see any of our friends; speaks 
of their prosperity; flour coming down the lake in 



abundance, price four dollars, thinks it will be down 
to three; said the railroad had raised the price of 

2. Samuel Botsford, b. 1783, m. Betsey Clark, from 
Meriden, Conn. She was b. 1782, d. Dec. 2, 1859, aged 
77. He d. Nov. 6, 1862, aged 79. They lived in the 
Copper Mine district, Bristol, Conn. Six children: 

Nancy B. Perkins, b. Nov. 13, 1807. 
Harriet B. Stevens, b. 1809. 
Patrick Botsford, b. 1812. 
Hiram Botsford, b. 1813. 
Betsey Botsford, b. 181 5. 
Lorenzo Botsford, b. 18 19. 

Nancy Botsford, b. Nov. 13, 1807, m. Elias W. Per- 
kins, Dec. 6, 1827. He was b. July 2, 1806. She d. Mch. 
6, 1885, aged 77. He d. Sept. 7, 1889, aged 83. Seven 

1. Caroline M., b. April 23, 1830. 

2. Betsey Ann, b. Nov. 5, 1832. 

3. Algernon W., b. Jan. 11, 1835. 

4. Emogene R., b. Api. 7, 1837. 

5. Merritt L., b. June 6, 1S40. 

6. Erwin H., b. Feb. 15, 1842. 

7. Elias A. b. Mch. 15, 1845. 

Caroline Maria Perkins, b. April 23, 1830, m. Willis 
Lyman Stone, Nov. 17, 1852. He was b. Mch. 8, 1830. 
Two children: 

1. Abbie Estella Stone, b. Sept. 2, 1853, m. James Walter 

Williams, Oct. 30, 1879. He was b. July 15, 1846. 

2. Willis Benham Stone, b. May 28, 1S56, m. Anna Rathbun, 

Feb. 27, 1S79. She was b. April 22, 1855. Two children: 
i. Veronica Caroline Stone, b. July 29, 1881. 
ii. Estella Abby Stone, b. Feb. 18, 1S85. 



2. Betsey Ann Perkins, b, Nov. 5, 1S32, m. Jerome 
B. Bacon Oct. 29, 1857. He was b. May 7, 1828. One 

Clayton E. Bacon, b. Nov. 6, 1859, m, Vinie Horsford Nov. 16, 
1892. She was b. Feb. 21, 1861. One child: 
Amy Bacon, b. Nov. 8, 1895. 

3. Algernon Wallace Perkins, b. Jan. 11, 1835, m. 
Hannah A. Hinman Feb. 18, 1S56. She was b. July 
4, 1840. He d. Nov. 30, 1874, aged 39. Two children: 

1. Burdett Daniel Perkins, b. Jan. 28, 1865. 

2. Dwight E. Perkins, b. Oct. 30, 1866, m. Julia Fanny Stone, 

May 12, 18S6. She was b. Oct. 28, 1S64. One child: 
Algernon Dwight Perkins, b. July 23, 1S88. 

4. Emogene Rosette Perkins, b. Apr. 7, 1837, m. 
Simeon H. Button May 16, 1855. He was b. Jan. 15, 
1832. She d. Dec. 24, 1889, aged 52. Five children: 

1. Ellen Annie Dutton, b. April 5, 1S56, m. Jewett Nelson 

Tuttle, Nov. 26, 1879. He was b. July iS, 1S48. One 

Florence Emogene Tuttle, b. July 14, 1882. 

2. Frank W. Dutton, b. May 29, 1858, m., Oct. 18, 1881, Alice 

Culver. She was b. Oct. 15, i860. Four children: 
i. Guy Homer Dutton, b. Sept. 14, 1882. 
ii. Mabel Ethel Dutton, b. Feb. 2, 1884. 
iii. Ruth Mildred Dutton, b. Feb. 17, 1S89. 
iv. Vernet Ray Dutton, b. June 12, 1894. 

3. Edward Joseph Dutton, b. Feb. 17, 1861, m. Ida Maria. 

Belden, Jan. 12, 1879. She was b. Dec. 27, 1858, d. Nov. 
3, 1897, aged 39. Three children: 

i. Howard Simeon Dutton, b. Oct. 25, 1880. 
ii, Robert Porter Dutton, b. Sept. 7, 1884. 
iii. Bessie Dutton, b. June 15, 1891, d. Sept. 28, 1S92. 

4. Elias Perkins Dutton, b. March i, 1867. 

5. Charles E. Dutton, b. Sept. 17, 1872, d. July 19, 1874. 



5. Merritt Lorenzo Perkins, b. June 6, 1840, m. 
Ellen M. Barnes, Sept. 7, 1864. She was b. Feb. 23, 
1844. Two children : 

1. Clifford Elias Perkins, b. July 20, 1868. 

2. Harry Howard Perkins, b. April i, 1873, m. Maggie A. 

Osborn, Sept. 23, i8gi. One child . 
Clyde Howard Perkins, b. March 23, 1893. 

6. Erwin Hiram Perkins, b. Feb. 15, 1842, m. Mary 
Churchill, Dec. 14, 1882. 

7. Elias Abraham Perkins, b. March 15, 1845, m. 
Elva M. Blake, Dec. 24, 1867. She was b. April 2, 
1849. He d. April 20, 1893, aged 48. Two children : 

1. Montague Elias Perkins, b. Sept. 17, 1868, m. Lizzie Julia 

Goodsell, May 8, 1896. She was b. May 8, 1876. One 
child : 

Millicent Perkins, b. Aug. 19, 1898. 

2. The second child of Elias and Elva Blake Perkins was 

named RoUin Burdett Perkins, b. Nov. 30, 1873, d. Dec. 
15, 1897, aged 24. 

2. Harriet Botsford, b. 1809, m. Philo Stevens, 

May 20, 1827. He was b. 1804, and d. Jan. 21, 1880, 

aged 76. She d. May 7, 1891, aged 82. Eleven 
children : 

1. Nancy Stevens, b. abt. 1828. 

2. David Stevens, d. young. 

3. Franklin Stevens, b. 1830. 

• 4. Mary Ann Stevens, b. Sept. 3, 1834. 

5. Harriet Frances Stevens, b. Oct. i, 1836. 

6. Philo Stevens, b. Jan. 20, 1838. 

7. Egligene Stevens, b. Dec. 25, 1840. 

8. Josephine Stevens, b. Dec. 31, 1844. 

9. Betsey Martha Stevens, b. 1847. 

10. De Witt Clinton Stevens, b. April 22, 1849. 

11. Charles Stevens, b. March 6, 1852. 



Xancy Stevens, b. abt. 182S, m. Williard Barrett, 
Oct. 29, 1S46. He was b. in 1818, d. April 21, 1885, 
aged 67. She d. Aug^. 8, 1890, aj^ed 62. Four chil- 
dren : 

1-2. Eraeline and Williard Barrett, d. young. 

3. Emeline Barrett (No. 2), b. Nov., 1S52, m. Eugene Dor- 

man. He was b. abt. 1846. Two children : 
i. Infant, d. young, 
ii. Carrie Dornian, b. Jan. 4, iSyu. 

4. Williard Barrett (No. 2), b. probably Aug. 12. 1856. 

3. Franklin Stevens, b. 1S30, d. July 9, 1867, aged 37, 

4. Mary Ann Stevens, b. Sept. 3, 1834, m. Henry 
Gamble, Oct. 29, 1849. Four children: 

1. Henry Gamble, b. Aug. 28, 1S50, d. June 11, 1S97, aged 47, 


2. Hattie Gamble, b. Feb. 25, 1S55, m. Enos I. Hart, Jan. 6, 

18S0. He was b. Aug. 19, 1852. Three children : 
i. George Ives Hart, b. Oct. 4, 1880, d. young, 
ii. Florence Louise Hart, b, June 21, 1SS4, d. Oct. 

22, 1890, aged 6 years and 4 months, 
iii. Ruby Agnes Hart, b. Feb. 14, 1S92. 

3. Benjamin Franklin Gamble, b. Nov. 30, 1857, unm. 

4. Josephine Maria Gamble, b. Sept. 11, 1S60, m. Joseph 

Green. Two children : 

i. Mary Agnes Green, b. June 7, 1883. 
ii. George Frederick Green, b. July 21, 18S6. 

5. Harriet Frances Stevens, b. Oct. i, 1836, m. 
Collis Sperry Hough, Feb. 14, 1857. He was b. Nov. 
9, 1835. She d. Oct. 30, 1895, aged 59. Two children : 

1. Mary Harriet Hough, b. Dec. 13, 1857, "i- Edward Lay 

Tinker, June 3, 1882. He was b. May 28, 1858, d. June 
25, 1S98, aged 40. 

2. Laurie Egligene Hough, b. May 2r, i860, m. Edwin E. 

Frisbie, Dec. 20, 1S79. He was b. Dec. 10, 185S. One 
child : Pearle CoUette Frisbie, b. Oct. 20, 1880. 



6. Philo Stevens, b. Jan. 20, 1838, m. Anna Belle 
DeMerrit, June 10, 1875. She was b. 1857, d. June 
24, 1899, aged 42. 

7. Egligene Stevens, b. Dec. 25, 1840, m. Theron 
S. Carroll, abt. 1858. She d. Dec. 6, 1859, aged nearly 
19 years, leaving one child : 

Eugene Carroll, b. Dec. i, 1S59. 

8. Josephine Stevens, b. Dec. 31, 1844, m. Feb. 12, 
1887, Frank A. Glover. He was b. March 10, 1857. 

9. Betsey Martha Stevens, b. in 1847, d. Oct. 23, 
1 85 1, aged 4 years. 

10. DeWitt Clinton Stevens, b. April 22, 1849, ™- 
Carrie Edith Crittenden, May 12, 1880. She was b. 
June 25, 1S60. 

11. Charles Stevens, b. March 6, 1852, m. Mattie 
Gomme, Dec. 17, 1875. She was b. April 26, 1856. 

3. Patrick Botsford, b, 1812, d. Jan. 21, 1873, aged 

61. He res. in New York, tinm. 

4. Hiram Botsford, b. 1813, d. Nov. i, 1875, aged 

62. In his early life he m., Jan. 16, 1839, a fine girl, 
Elizabeth Whitmore, b. 1815, the dau. of his grand- 
father's second wife. She d. Nov. 27, 1839, aged 24, 
leaving her grief-stricken husband, at the age of 26, 
with a little helpless infant, which his worthy mother 
brought up. Elizabeth Botsford, b. Nov. 27, 1839, m. 
Edwin Bristol of Cheshire, Conn. She d. leaving sev- 
eral children, Edwin, Mary, etc. 

5. Betsey Botsford, b. 1815, d. Aug. 17, 1832, aged 


6. Lorenzo Botsford, b. 1819, d. July i, 1870, aged 
51, m. Hannah Norton, June 16, 1842. She was b. 
1820, d. Nov. 4, 1853, aged ^t,. Two children : 



1. James Botsford, b. May ii, 1S45. d. Nov. 15, 1889. aged 44 

years 6 months ; m. Frances Barrows. She was b. 
March 4, 1S45. Three children : 

i. Fanny Addella Botsford, b. Oct. 23, 1868, m. Albert 
Homewood, Feb. 9, 1892. He was b. 1865. One 
child : Maud E. Homewood, b. April 3, 1893, 
ii. Hattie Botsford, b. June 22, 1870, ra. Edwin F. 
Mitchell, Nov. 14, 1S92. He was b. April 16, 
1870. Two children : 

i. Vinton Wesley Mitchell, b. June 21, 1894. 
ii. Maud Irene Mitchell, b. June 21, 1S96. 
iii. Alice Botsford, b. Aug. 22, 1S75, m. James Con- 
nery. He was b. Feb. 28, 1870. Two children : 
i. George E. Connery, b. April 13. 1S94. 
ii. Viola Agnes Connery, b. Aug., 1896. 

2. The second child of Lorenzo and Hannah Norton Botsford 

was Burdett Botsford, b. 1846, d. Dec. 25, 1853, aged 7. 

The third child of Samuel and Betsey Clark Bots- 
ford was Dolly Botsford, b. June 21, 1786, m. David 
Norton, whose first wife was Sally Allen, d. Dec. 20, 
1818, aged 37, leaving several children, Homer, Frank- 
lin, Mary, Sarah, etc. This Dolly Botsford and David 
Norton had one child. David Norton was b. in 1778, 
d. Oct. 25, 1847, aged 69. Dolly d. May 25, 1879, aged 
93. Their first child was named Peninah Bidwell 
Norton, b. Sept. 7, 1822 ; is now living in her 77th 
year; m. Sylvester Calvin Hart, Jan. 12, 1842. He 
was b. July 7, 1820, d. April 26, 1877, aged nearly 57. 
Five children : 

1. Dolly Ann Hart, b. April 15, 1843, d. Aug. 20, 1843. 

2. Emily Louisa Hart, b. Aug. 16, 1844, d. June 13, 1845. 

3. Mary Alicia Hart, b. Dec. 20, 1846, d. April 7, 1877, aged 


4. George Washington Hart, b. Jan. 24, 1849, m. May 28, 1873, 

Jennie E. Webster, who was b. Dec. 21. 1847. Three 
children : 


i. Myrtle Irene Hart, b. April lo, 1874, m. Frederick 
Chauncey Lowrey, Nov. 23, 1897. He was b. 
Oct. 9, 1872. 
ii. Ernest Webster Hart, b. May 22, 1878. 
iii. George Sylvester Hart, b. Oct. 24, 1882. 
5. The fifth child of Sylvester and Peninah Norton Hart, 
Alice Maria Hart, b. Dec. 18, 1854, m. Williard Sylves- 
ter Hill, Dec. 29, 1875. Three children : 
i. Clifford James Hill, b. May 9, 1879. 
ii. Williard Hill, b. October, 18S6. 
iii. Peninah Julia Hill, d. young. 

Irene Botsford, the fourth child of Samuel and Bet- 
sey Botsford, b. 1788, m. Avery Atkins. He was b. 
1782, d. July 28, 1862, aged 80. She d. Jan. 29, 1858, 
aged 70. Four children : 

1. Samuel W. Atkins, b. March 30, 1808. 

2. Alden A. Atkins, b. March 14, 1810. 

3. Elbridge Atkins, b. June 21, 1812. 

4. Valentine Augustus Atkins, b. Dec. 2, 1828. 

Samuel W. Atkins, b. March 30, 1808, m. May 16^ 
1835, Maria M. Dowd. She was b. Feb. 3, 1S18, d. 
Nov. 2, 1892, aged 74. He d. Feb. 12, 1884, aged abt. 
76. Three children : 

1. Ellen Irene Atkins, b. Aug. 26, 1837, rn- J- Fayette Doug- 

lass, Jan. 27, 1864. He was b. March 27, probably 1833. 
Four children : 
i. Clara M. Douglass, b. April 16, 1867. 
ii. Georgia Z. Douglass, d. young, 
iii, Junius Z. Douglass, b. Sept. 22, 1876. 
iv. J. Fay Douglass, b. April 8, 1878. 

2. George W. Atkins, b. Feb. 27, 1S45, m. Jennie A. Brown,, 

June 8, 1870. She was b. Nov. 22, 1849. One child : 
C. Bernice Atkins, b. Aug. 25, 1879. 

3. Azella M. Atkins, b. June 3, 1852, m. Watson Barnes, Oct. 

20, 1884. He wasb. Feb, 15, 1854. 



2. Alden A. Atkins, b. March 14, 1810, m. Adaline 
C. Bidwell, Sept. 20, 1832. She d. April 12, 1866, aged 
46. He d. Jan. 6, 1893, ag-ed 83. Five children : 

1. Irene Adeline Atkins, b. March 3, 1835, d. Feb. 24, 1S36. 

2. Alden Irenus Atkins, b. Feb. 14, 1S37, ni. Louisa N. Trav- 

ers, April 7, 1881. She was b. Oct. 25, 1859. He d. 
May 24, 1882, aged 45. One child : 
Adeline Louisa Atkins, b. Jan. t2, 1882. 

3. Eugene Wilburn Atkins, b. Jan. 15, 1841, d. Aug. 20, 1S41. 

4. Mary Jane Atkins, b. March i, 1S42, ni. James L. Camp- 

bell, Dec. 12, 1867. He was born March 7, 1S32. I'ive 
children : 
i. Albert Newton Campbell, b. Oct. i, 1S68. 
ii. Milton Elsworth Campbell, b. Dec. 30, 1870, d. Jan. 

I, 1884, aged 13. 
iii. Lizzie Lenore Campbell, b. Sept. 29, 1S72, d. Feb. 

19, 1S84, aged II. 
iv. Eugene Marion Campbell, b. March 25, 1874. 
V. Clara Lillian Campbell, b. Jan. 7, 1876. 

5. Eugene Narcellus Atkins, b. Oct. 9, 1843, d. Aug. 19, 1845. 

This family residence is Dayton, Lion county, 

3. The third child of Avery and Irene Botsford 
Atkins was Elbridge Atkins, b. June 21, 181 2, d. April 
24, 1878, aged 66 ; m. Feb. 6, 1833, Emeline Curtis. 
She was b. July 23, 1809, d. May 10, 1895, nearly 86 
years of age. Three children : 

1. Avery Atkins, b. June 3, 1S34, d. July 14, 1892, aged 58, m. 

Sarah Ann Cadwell, June 20, 1855. She was b. April 
22, 1835. Five children : 

i. Elbridge Edwin Atkins, d. young, 
ii. Abbie J. Atkins, also d. young, 
iii. Willie G. Atkins, b. July 26, 1865. 
iv. Hattie Urania Atkins, b. June 15, 1867. 
V. Grace Emehne Atkins, b. April 13, 1875. 

2. The second child o£ Elbridge and Emeline Curtis Atkins 

was Urania Atkins, b. Sept. 9, 1837 ; unm. 


f 3. The third child was Emehne C. Atkins, b. July 4, 1839, m. 
Elbert O. Moore, May 7, 1861. He was b. in Litchfield, 
Conn., Nov. 29, 1832, d. Aug. 7, 1890, aged nearly 58 
years. Six children : 

i. Thomas E. Moore, b. Aug. 10, 1862. 
ii. John C. Moore, b. July 9, 1864, m. Nettie Smith. 
Five children : 
i. Elbert Judson Moore, b. Aug. 9, 1890. 
ii. Vesta Emeline Moore, b. June 3, 1893. 
iii. Nettie Mae Moore, b. Jan. 16, 1895. 
iv. Elbridge Atkins Moore, b. May 8, 1897. 
V. Amoret Rose Moore, b. Jan. 7, 1899, d. Jan. 21, 
iii. Rosalee Moore, b. Feb. 28, 1867, m. Charles 
Neale. Two children : 
i. Charles Stanley Neale, b. July 27, 1S91. 
ii. Cora Atkins Neale, b. Oct. 29, 1897. 
iv. Elbert O. Moore, b. June 17, 1870. 
V. Emily Urania Moore, b. May 31, 1873. 
vi. Avery Atkins Moore, b. July 25, 1876. 

Valentine Augustus Atkins, the fourth and young- 
est of Avery and Irene Botsford Atkins' children, was 
b. Dec. 2, 1828, d. Oct. 25, 1895, aged 66 ; m. Mrs. 
Lydia Ann Hall Barnes of Meriden, Conn., Oct. i, 
1865. She was b. June 10, 1838. One child: 

Cora D. Atkins, b. Sept. 27, 1866, m. George C. Doherty, 
March 27, 1886, in Brooklyn, New York. He was b. 
Jan. 24, 1858.7 One child : 

Bessie Mildred Doherty, b. Aug. 12, 1888. 

All we will say here of the two last of Theophilus 
and Dolly Bidwell Botsford's children is that we are 
told that George Arthur Botsford went West, then 
South. We surmise him b. abt. 1790, as the sixth and 
youngest child, Annis Botsford, who has been con- 
sidered in the Winston line, was b. in 1792, and Irene 



Botsford Atkins was b. before George Arthur (we are 
told), in 1788. We leave these missing links for a 
future investigator to turn the light of research upon, 
thankful for what we have received, if not all we 
have put forth effort for. 

In conclusion, we would comment from a higher 
point of view, by a sort of practical lesson derived from 
the events, history, and records, of these past and pres- 
ent lives which we wish to place in the hands of those 
who may desire it, as we have stopped now and then 
to consider along life's pathway that we might trace 
some footprints left by those gone before us. Many 
of these travelers have ended their journey; some 
whose dates we record with ours will soon follow our 
wayside footprints in the road that we travel over, — 
these footprints on the sands of time as guides or si- 
lent wanderings. How should we be watching, pray- 
ing, striving to find and keep the narrow way, that 
when our lives are ended, that the impressions may 
be leading through the Christ to a better and eternal 
life. May this prayer come from the lips of one and 
all: " Lord, Thou who from everlasting to everlast- 
ing art God, incline us, like David of old, to ex- 
claim, ' Lord, make me to know mine end and the 
measure of my days, what it is, that I may know how 
frail I am.' As all our days do pass on to an end as a 
tale that hath been told, like all of these whose dates 
of their departure we take note, so we our years do 
spend. Even if three score and ten do sum up the 
years we see, or if, by reason of more strength in some 
four score they be, yet doth the strength of such but 
grief and labor prove; for it is soon cut off and we are 
removed. O Lord, teach us our end in mind to bear, 


and so to count oar days that we our hearts may apply 
to learn Thy wisdom and Thy truth, that we may live 
thereby; make us glad according to the days wherein 
Thou hast permitted affliction, and wherein we have 
seen or done evil. Let Thy work appear unto us, and 
Thy glory unto our children." 

Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away; 
They fly, forgotten as a dream 

Dies at the opening day. 

The busy tribes of flesh and blood. 

With all their cares and fears; 
Are caiTied downward by the flood, 

And lost in following years. 

O God, our help in ages past. 

Our hope for years to come, 
Be Thou our guide while life shall last, 
And our perpetual home. 

— Watts.