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 Dolly Marilla <I>Calhoun</I> Winship

Dolly Marilla Calhoun Winship

Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 21 Mar 1881 (aged 91)
Sauquoit, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Clayville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 51100881 · View Source
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Dolly was the wife of William M. Winship. She died at age 91 years 1 month 6 days.

1881, Unidentified newspaper, reprinted in 1885 Genealogy of the Calhoun Family published in Chicago by Barnard & Gunthorp

Mrs. Dolly M. Winship died at Sauquoit, March 21, 1881. Her maiden name was Calhoun. She was born in Connecticut February 1, 1790. When she was nine or ten years of age her parents removed to New York State and settled about three-quarters of a mile north of Norwich Corners, Herkimer County, in what was then an almost unbroken wilderness. Here she lived some years; and to the last of her life her remembrance of her girlhood home was most affectionate. When old enough she became a teacher, and for twenty-five years she taught district schools, summer and winter. As a teacher she was very successful--her services always being in demand--and for six successive years she taught at Winfield. About the year 1832 she married Mr. Winship of New Hartford, and removed to that place, where she lived some thirty years. Not long after Mr. Winship's death, which occurred in 1859, she came to Sauquoit, where she resided until her death. When young she gave her heart to Christ and joined the Presbyterian Church, lived a consistent christian life, always attending church as long as she was able. For a long time Mrs. Winship's naturally strong mind had been failing, until at length she became quite childish; but until the last there were occasionally flashes of her old wit. For the past twelve years she has boarded with Mrs. Camp Griffin, whose faithful care, no doubt, prolonged her life some years. Her last illness was brief--less than a week--and she died without a struggle at about ten o'clock Monday morning, March 21. "Thus has passed away one of the old landmarks. She was the oldest person in Sauquoit, and perhaps in the town. Mrs. Winship's life almost covers the period of our National existence. Her early life was spent among stirring scenes. The stories told in her childhood were those of the revolution and of the dark and bloody ways of the Indians. "She was a young lady during the war of 1812, and she lived to take an intelligent interest in the war of the Rebellion. But as her eyes have finally closed on earth, we trust they have opened on brighter visions ‘On High,' where death shall no more enter."

Date of interment: March 21, 1881




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dolly Marilla Calhoun Winship (1 Feb 1790–21 Mar 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51100881, citing Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, Clayville, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Epy (contributor 47172138) .