Pioneer Families - WINNIE
Extracted From
Chapter XVII
Early history of the town of Hopkinton :
history of East Village (Nicholville) and vicinity,
diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent,
soldiers of the Civil War,
genealogical record of sixty of the pioneer families

Carlton E. Sanford
Boston: Bartlett Press, 1903

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

IN this chapter is given the genealogical records of many of the pioneers of the town, of all that I have been able to gather sufficient data and information to make a fairly full record. The preparation of these records has required much time, labor, correspondence, persistence and patience. Had I had in the beginning a full comprehension of the tedious labor required, I now feel sure I should not have undertaken it. That there are some errors in dates and possibly a few in names I am quite satisfied, since considerable of my information came from elderly people who wrote feebly and indistinctly. I think it will be readily understood, if the reader will bear in mind that it is in continuous order; that the first, second, third and fourth generations are each carried slightly to the right, and that each generation always has the same indentation.

CORNELIUS WINNIE b. January 8, 1790, Northumberland, N.Y.; d. June, 1863; m. Sally Fitch in 1820; b. 1800, Salem, N.Y.; d. 1879. Mr. Winnie enlisted in the War of 1812 and took part in the engagement at Sackett's Harbor. He first settled at Orwell, Vt., removing to Hopkinton in 1824, where he settled on Independence Hill. From there he afterwards moved to a farm near Fort Jackson, and from there to the house built by Ira Smith across the road from the Post place where he died. Had ten children:
  • Catherine N., b. 1822; d. June 13, 1887; m. John C. Smith. (See Josiah Smith's record.)
  • Jane E., b. 1824; d. June 23, 1861, Fort Edward; single.
  • John C., b. 1827; 1. Connecticut; married. He enlisted August 6, 1862, in Co. G, 106th Regiment, and served till close of the war.
  • Mary C., b. 1830; 1. Fort Edward, N.Y.; m. Daniel M. Viele, d. June 15, 1886. Had four children:
    • William C., b. June 29, 1856; m. Dora E. French, May 29, 1883; d. October 18, 1885; m. 2d, Bertha U. Ames, January 11, 1887. (Incomplete.)
    • Edwin, b. May 30, 1859; d. September 1, 1875, Fort Edward.
    • Emma, b. July 19, 1873; d. April 5, 1875.
    • Estelle (adopted), b. 1879; m. Peter Bennett, 1897; 1. Fort Edward, N.Y. (Incomplete.)
  • Melinda F., b. 1833; m. George W. Nash, September 11, 1856; 1. Brasher Falls, N.Y. Mr. Nash enlisted August 6, 1862, in Co. G, 106th Regiment, and was mustered out at the close of the war, July 1, 1865. Had four children. (Incomplete.)
    • Jennie, b. August 9, 1857; 1. Stockholm; m. Seth Weller.
    • Homer G., b. November 7, 1859; 1. Watertown; m. Emma Schrier, 1887.
    • Mary, b. July 6, 1861; 1. Groveland, Mass.; m. Hervey Parker, October 5, 1891.
    • Frank, b. February 27, 1872; 1. Brasher Falls; m.
  • Laura M., b. 1835; 1. Troy, N.Y.; m. Henry Kirkham; m. 2d. John Roberts, d. January 10, 1884. Mr. Kirkham was a member of the 60th Regiment Band. Mr. Roberts did an express and dray business in Troy.
  • Fitch B., b. February 24, 1838; 1. Bennington, Vt.; m. Sarah A. Haynes, November 6, 1868. He enlisted August 7, 1862, in Co. G, 106th Regiment, but was rejected by the physician. He is now manager of American Registry Company for New York state. Had five children:
    • George D., b. October 19, 1871; 1. Washington, D.C.; m. Beatrice J. Rosenburg, December 23, 1899, Canal Dover, Ohio.
    • May R., b. July 27, 1873, Fort Edward; 1. Bennington,Vt.; m. J. P. Dalzell, September 6, 1896. Had one son.
    • Eva H., b. April 16, 1875, Fort Edward; 1. New Hartford, Conn.; m. S. G. Goodwin.
    • Emma, b. January 13, 1879, Hartford; d. 1879.
    • Anna, b. January 13, 1879, Hartford; d. 1879.
  • Rodilla C., b. 1840; d. January 8, 1886; m. Martin Heath; m. 2d. Arch Durkee, d. Fort Edward.
  • Artie C., b. 1843; d. 1876, Fort Edward; m. Charles Warner of Denver, Colo.
  • Aaron, b.. 1845; d. 1847.

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