William James Winney

William James Winney

Seward, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Death 20 Jun 1881 (aged 64)
Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 39628211 · View Source
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Eldest child of John W Winney and Elizabeth Crounse.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Seward, Schoharie Co.
William Winny b. 11 June 1817, christened 13 July 1817, son of John W. Winny and Elizabeth. Sponsor Frederick Crounse and Maria (Grandparents).
Baptism: July 13, 1817, St. John's Lutheran Church, Seward, New York.
Source: Betty Fink and "John Hopkins of Cambridge, Mass 1634, and some of his descendants

Michigan land deeds and records
1837 Tax Assessment records for White Pigeon
Winey, (son) William 160 acres, 80 improved
40 acres with 2 buildings, 2 horses, 2 cows 1 carriage, total value 1,145 tax 4.12

Estate taxed in 1840, 1841 and 1845

Film 9 C-45 book A page 26 file # 44 Saint Joseph, CO MI records for the Estate of John's father John W. Winney; died 1837.
Probate file located in White Pigeon Michigan for John W. Winney dated April 20, 1837 lists Elizabeth as his wife. His children are listed as William Winney, Catherine Winney, Nancy Winney, Juliann Winney, Cornelia Winney, Elizabeth Winney, Frederick Winney
and Daniel Winney. The names William and Nancy Winney challange the division of the land and William is named exuactor of the estate.
Administrator of Estate: Elias S. Swan
Probate judge: Cyrus Jugerson

Children of William and Emily Jones were daughters Amelia Winney, Unknown female Winney, sons John Winney, born 1838, went to Texas and William Francis Winney.
On 8 Jan 1843, William Winney and wife (Emily Jones) sell 20 acres in Section 12 8 11 White Pigeon Twp.

About 1843, William and Emily seperate and both remarry.
William and soon to be Brother-In-Law, Luther Basford that was hired by Albany and New York speculators Daniels and Denniston Company to establish Cassville in Grant County in anticipation of the town becoming the new capital of Wisconsin. Cassville lost out by one vote to Madison and the New York investors lost most of their money.

William Winney married Anna Blessing, October 23, 1845 in Glen Haven. They were the parents of 13 children. William served as a Cassville Constable form 1849 to 1859.

Children of William and Anna, all born Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin..
1, William Henry Winney, born June 10, 1849, died 1870, Grant County, Wisconsin, married Sarah Elizabeth Taylor
2, Martha Winney, born about 1851, married Levi H Stewart
3, Luther M Winney, born about 1853, married Flora Judkins, 1883, Spokane County, Washington, divorced 1887, Lincoln County, Washington, 2nd marriage, Eva T Arnold, Jan. 17, 1898, Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin
4, Arthur Clinton Winney, born about 1857, died April 02, 1926, Tillamook County, Oregon, married a Mary Dora Holiday and Katherine Evelyn Eidman.
5, Caroline (Carrie) A Winney, born Oct 29, 1858, died Dec. 13, 1913, married, Sept. 29, 1876, Grant County, Wisconsin, Anton Vogt, born 1848, Baden, Germany
6, Leonard James Winney, born April 17, 1861, died May 16, 1946, Anaheim, Orange County, California, married Aug. 12, 1884, Calhoun County, Iowa, Elizabeth J. Wellman
7, Charles Bentley Winney, born Sept. 1864, married Grace E. born Sept. 1875, Kansas
8,Alice M. Winney, born about 1866, married E. Spangler
9, Lillian M Winney, 1868, died march 12, 1873, Glen Haven
10, Abram Winney, born about 1870
11, Grant Winney, born 1875, died after 1940, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, married Ella A Simmons, born 1887, Kansas
12, Daisy Winney, born May-June, 1875, died Sept. 12, 1875,
Glen Haven
13, Maude Marie Winney, born April 2, 1877, died May 14, 1959, Orange County, California, married Robert Owen



  • Created by: Wes Hart
  • Added: 19 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39628211
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William James Winney (11 Jun 1817–20 Jun 1881), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39628211, citing Scott Cemetery, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Wes Hart (contributor 47141587) .