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Winslow Families
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Contacts - Kathy Atkins is a descendant of Barnabas Coffin Winslow and has given us information on that family.



Among the descendants of Quaker families found in Mercer County were a few Winslows. Patrick Beard, Jr., was married to Susannah Winslow in Wayne County, Indiana, on 11/5/1832, and they settled in New Boston Township in Mercer County. We are still researching Susannah's ancestors but have no doubt they were from the Quaker Winslow families in North Carolina.

Daniel and Nancy England Winslow

In the 1850 Census, in the Town of New Boston, we find: Daniel Winslow, 47, laborer, born North Carolina; Nancy, 47, born NC; Mary J., 13, born In; Christopher, 9, born In. We do not find them in the 1860 Census in Mercer County.

Daniel Winslow married Nancy England on 11/10/1825 in Washington County, Indiana. Daniel's birth is recorded at Blue River Monthly Meeting (Quaker) in Washington County, Indiana as 10/19/1803. He was disowned at Blue River Meeting in 1826 "for striking a fellow creature." He is given as the oldest son of James and Mary Armour Winslow.

James and Mary Armour Winslow were married 10/8/1800 at Back Creek Monthly Meeting in Randolph County, North Carolina. James Winslow was the son of Josiah and Elizabeth Winslow of Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Mary Armour was the oprhan daughter of William and Ruth Armour of Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

Josiah Winslow, grandfather of Daniel, was the oldest son of John and Mary Pearson Winslow. John Winslow was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Winslow and married Mary Pearson on 9/20/1740 in the Meeting House near Leaven Bufkin's in Nancemond County, Virginia. Josiah married out of unity (out of the Quaker faith) in 1761 in Pasquotank County. He apparently made his peace with the Quakers as his orphan children: James, John Woolman, Sarah, and Mary, were granted certificates to Centre Monthly Meeting in Randolph County, North Carolina, on 12/18/1790, having already moved there. Josiah and Elizabeth were mentioned on 1/18/1775 at Pasquotank Monthly Meeting as arranging to free their negro boy, Jacob, about 6 years of age, at the age of 21, and girl Lettice, about 4 years of age, at the age of 18 years. This was the time when Quakers were beginning to see the evils of slavery and were making arrangements to free their slaves.

Barnabas Coffin and Sarah Draper Winslow

Kathy Atkins tells us that Barnabas Coffin Winslow came to Mercer County sometime after 1840 and died of the fever on May 4, 1846 in New Boston (see our Medicine Page about the "fever.") Barnabas, was a cousin of Daniel Winslow above, son of John Woolman Winslow, brother of Daniel's father James.

Barnabas Winslow married Sarah Draper in a civil ceremony in Washington County, Indiana, on 3/17/1836 (license date). Barnabas was a birthright Quaker and his birth is recorded at Lick Creek Monthly Meeting in Washington County, Indiana as 3/28/12. John Woolman Winslow and son Barnabas, wife Pheby, and daughter Ruth, were received on 6/24/1815 at Lick Creek Monthly Meeting on a certificate from Back Creek Monthly Meeting in Randolph County, North Carolina, so Barnabas was born in North Carolina.

There is no further mention of Barnabas in the Lick Creek Meeting records or in the Blue River Meeting records where his parents transferred, so he evidently did not remain in the Quaker faith. Barnabas's father John Woolman Winslow married Phebe Lacey, daughter of Peter and Susannah Lacey, at Back Creek Monthly Meeting in Randolph County on 7/10/1811, so Barnabas was their eldest son. John Woolman Winslow was no doubt named for the famous Quaker Minister, John Woolman. These Winslow families were connected to Winslows who married into families related to page owner, Jill Martin, and webmaster, Nadine Holder.

Kathy Atkins tells us that after the death of Barnabas, John Woolman Winslow came to Mercer County and took Barnabas's wife and children back to Indiana. The children were Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Benjamin Franklin and John Woolman. We strongly suspect that Daniel Winslow returned to Indiana as well. We will not follow these families further as they did not remain in the New Boston area.





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