Suffield Historical Society

Family history of Robert Winchell

 

 

++++++++++++    FIRST  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

1              Robert Winchell       

 

                b. England; d. 21 Jan 1669, Windsor, CT; d. 10 Jul 1655, Windsor, CT.

                Children:

    2‑1       Nathaniel Winchell, b. bef 1634, prob. England; m. Sarah Porter.

    3‑2       Jonathan Winchell, b. bef 1635, prob. Dorchester, MA; m. (1) Abigail Brownson; m. (2) Mary Hussey.

       3       Phebe Winchell, bp. 29 Mar 1638, Windsor, CT; d. 23 May 1662, Windsor, CT.

       4       Mary Winchell, bp. 5 Sep 1641, Windsor, CT.

    4‑5       David Winchell, bp. 22 Oct 1643, Windsor, CT; m. Elizabeth Filley.

       6       Joseph Winchell, bp. 5 Apr 1645, Windsor, CT.

       7       Martha Winchell, bp. 18 Jun 1648, Windsor, CT; d. 12 Jul 1655, Windsor, CT.

       8       Benjamin Winchell, bp. 11 Jul 1652, Windsor, CT; d. Jun 1656, Windsor, CT.

 

                Robert was at Dorchester, Mass., probably as early as 1634; and removed to Windsor, Conn., about 1635.

 

                Will of Robert Winchell, will dated 20 Jan 1667/8.  Sons: Jonathan, & David. Inventory taken 23 Jan 1667/8 by Deacon Moore, Capt, Newberry, John Loomis & Matthew Grant.

 

                Reference Documents: 95, 115

 

 

++++++++++++    SECOND  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

2              Nathaniel Winchell       

 

                b. bef 1634, prob. England; d. 9 Apr 1699, Windsor, CT; son of Robert Winchell & nfn nln; m. 8 Apr 1664, Sarah Porter; d. 1725, Windsor, CT.

                Children:

       1       Nathaniel Winchell, b. 5 Aug 1665, Windsor, CT.

    5‑2       Thomas Winchell, b. 25 May 1669, Windsor, CT; m. Sarah Moore.

       3       Sarah Winchell, b. 26 Dec 1674, Windsor, CT.

       4       Stephen Winchell, b. 13 Aug 1677, Windsor, CT.

       5       John Winchell, b. ca. 1680, Windsor, CT.

       6       Mary Winchell, b. ca. 1683, Windsor, CT.

 

                The age of the last two children figures from age given in Nathaniel will.

 

                Reference Documents: 95

 

 

3              Jonathan Winchell       

 

                b. bef 1635, prob. Dorchester, MA; d. 5 Mar 1714/15, Suffield, CT; son of Robert Winchell; m. (1) 16 May 1666, Farmington, Ct, Abigail Brownson; dau. of Richard Brownson & Abigail Wyborne; b. 8 Sep 1643, Hartford, CT; d. 27 Mar 1710, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Jonathan Winchell, b. Feb 1666/67, Windsor, CT; d. young.

    6‑2       Jonathan Winchell, b. 14 Feb 1669/70, Windsor, CT; m. Sarah Hovey.

    7‑3       Benjamin Winchell, b. 28 Jun 1674, Windsor, CT; m. Sarah Moore.

    8‑4       Abigail Winchell, b. 8 Jun 1679, Suffield, CT; m. John Kent.

 

                m. (2) Mar 1713, Suffield, Ct, Mary Hussey; d. 10 Feb 1728/29, Suffield, CT.

 

                Abigail last name was sometimes spelled Bruson, Bronson.

 

                Jonathan Winchell Sr. & widow Mary Towsley m. int. 20 Feb 1712/13.  His second wife was widow Mary (Hussey) Towsley wife of Michael.

 

                There are three Winchell children that are in Suffield but have not been tied to any family.  Nathaniel who m. int. to _____ Barber in Dec 1706, Phebe who m. int. & then married Thomas Kent 27 Oct 1708, & Mabell who m. int to Nathaniel Hall 9 Dec 1716.  Could some of these children been born during the King Phillips war when Suffield was deserted?

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 115, 177

 

 

4              David Winchell       

 

                bp. 22 Oct 1643, Windsor, CT; d. 29 Dec 1723, Suffield, Ct, ae. 80 yrs.; son of Robert Winchell; m. 17 Nov 1669, Windsor, Ct, Elizabeth Filley; dau. of William Filley & Margaret Carkney; b. 4 Mar 1650, Windsor, CT; d. 23 Jun 1728, Suffield, Ct, ae. 78 yrs..

                Children:

    9‑1       Joseph Winchell, b. 13 Sep 1670, Windsor, CT; m. Sarah Taylor.

   10‑2      Christian Winchell, b. 9 Mar 1672/73, Windsor, CT; m. Obadiah Owen.

   11‑3      Elizabeth Winchell, b. 7 Dec 1675, Windsor, CT; m. John Trumble.

   12‑4      Martha Winchell, b. ca. 1678, Suffield, CT; m. Benjamin Holcomb.

   13‑5      David Winchell, b. 19 Mar 1681/82, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Anna Adams; m. (2) Elizabeth Hamblin.

   14‑6      Mary Winchell, b. 8 Feb 1684/85, Suffield, CT; m. Joseph Holcomb.

       7       Jedediah Winchell, b. 13 Mar 1688, Suffield, CT; d. 30 Jan 1689/90, Suffield, CT.

   15‑8      Jedediah Winchell, b. 29 Dec 1690, Suffield, CT; m. Thankful Smith.

   16‑9      Samuel Winchell, b. 9 Jun 1693, Suffield, CT; m. Hannah Parsons.

 

                David Winchell under date 25 April 1673 sold to his brother Nathaniel all of his paternal estates lying on the west side of the highway at Windsor.  In the record of voluntary contribution for relief of families distressed by "King Philip's war," David Winchell stands credited for 2s 6d ‑ date 1676.  From this time David disappears from the Windsor records and subsequent history is found in the records of Suffield, Conn.

 

                Stiles lists a second marriage to Sarah Griffin 1 May 1672.  This is an error pointed out by TAG 1948, p49‑50.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 95, 115, 177

 

 

++++++++++++    THIRD  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

5              Thomas Winchell       

 

                b. 25 May 1669, Windsor, CT; d. Aug 1697, Windsor, CT; son of Nathaniel Winchell & Sarah Porter; m. Sarah Moore; dau. of Isaac Moore & Ruth Stanley; b. 12 Feb 1662, Farmington, CT; d. 7 Oct 1725, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Samuel Winchell, b. 5 Jan 1690, Windsor, CT.

       2       Hannah Winchell, b. 18 May 1693, Windsor, CT.

   17‑3      Mabel Winchell, b. ca. 1695, Windsor, CT; m. Nathaniel Hall.

       4       Thankful Winchell, b. ca. 1697, Windsor, CT.

 

                Nathaniel Winchell's will dated 1699 said that his son Thomas was deceased and he had 4 children.

 

                There was a widow Sarah Winchell who married Benjamin Winchell in Suffield in 1700, could this be Thomas's widow?

 

                Reference Documents: 95

 

 

6              Jonathan Winchell       

 

                b. 14 Feb 1669/70, Windsor, CT; d. 13 Dec 1714, Suffield, CT; son of Jonathan Winchell & Abigail Brownson; m. 21 Jun 1704, Suffield, Ct, Sarah Hovey; dau. of Thomas Hovey & Sarah Cook; b. 25 Dec 1680, Hadley, MA; d. 16 Oct 1716, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Jonathan Winchell, b. 29 Mar 1705, Suffield, CT; d. 13 Jul 1729, Springfield, MA.

       2       Daniel Winchell, b. 2 Dec 1706, Suffield, CT; d. 13 Jan 1708, Suffield, CT.

       3       Daniel Winchell, b. 10 Jul 1709, Suffield, CT.

   18‑4      Sarah Winchell, b. 14 Oct 1711, Suffield, CT; m. Daniel Remington.

 

                Jonathan Winchell & Sarah Hovey of Hadley m. int. 3 Jun 1704.

 

                Widow Sarah (Hovey) Winchell remarried Ichabod Smith.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 115, 160

 

 

7              Benjamin Winchell       

 

                b. 28 Jun 1674, Windsor, CT; son of Jonathan Winchell & Abigail Brownson; m. 18 Jul 1700, Suffield, Ct, Sarah Moore; dau. of Isaac Moore & Ruth Stanley; b. 12 Feb 1662, Farmington, CT; d. 7 Oct 1725, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Benjamin Winchell, b. 23 Feb 1700/01, Windsor, CT.

       2       Thomas Winchell, b. 16 Dec 1702, Windsor, CT.

       3       Samuel Winchell, b. 20 Nov 1704, Suffield, CT.

       4       Isaac Winchell, b. 22 Dec 1706, Suffield, CT.

       5       Azariah Winchell, b. 5 Apr 1710, Suffield, CT.

       6       Jonah Winchell, b. 12 Mar 1712/13, Suffield, CT; d. 20 May 1717, Suffield, CT.

 

                Benjamin Winchell & widow Sarah Winchell of Windsor m. 18 Jul 1700.  Widow Sarah Winchell, maybe wife of Thomas of Windsor who d. Aug 1699?  They had four children per Thomas's father will.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 115

 

 

8              Abigail Winchell       

 

                b. 8 Jun 1679, Suffield, CT; d. 21 Mar 1767, Suffield, CT; dau. of Jonathan Winchell & Abigail Brownson; m. 19 May 1709, Suffield, Ct, John Kent; son of Samuel Kent & Frances Woodall; b. 28 Apr 1664, Gloucester, MA; d. 11 Apr 1721, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Joseph Kent, b. 27 Feb 1710, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Hannah Gillett; m. (2) Elizabeth Palmer.

       2       Noah Kent, b. 28 Apr 1714, Suffield, CT; m. Deliverance Granger.

       3       Experience Kent, b. 4 Mar 1717, Suffield, CT; m. Aaron Hitchcock.

 

                Abigail was John Kent's second wife, he having married first, Abigail Dudley, by whom he had nine children.  John Kent & Abigail Winchell m. int. 12 Mar 1709.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 115, 164

 

 

9              Capt. Joseph Winchell       

 

                b. 13 Sep 1670, Windsor, CT; d. 11 Mar 1742/43, Suffield, CT; son of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. 2 Jan 1700, Suffield, Ct, Sarah Taylor; dau. of Jonathan Taylor & Sarah Brooks; b. 23 Jan 1681/82, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Sarah Winchell, b. 1 Dec 1701, Suffield, CT.

   19‑2      Deborah Winchell, b. 5 Aug 1703, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Samuel Harmon; m. (2) Isaac Stiles.

   20‑3      Martha Winchell, b. 3 Apr 1705, Suffield, CT; m. John Adams.

   21‑4      Mary Winchell, b. 24 Mar 1707/08, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Joshua Leavit; m. (2) John Pynchon Jr..

   22‑5      Mercy Winchell, b. 14 Apr 1710, Suffield, CT; m. James Smith.

   23‑6      Elizabeth Winchell, b. 1 Feb 1712/13, Suffield, CT; m. Elijah Easton.

   24‑7      Joseph Winchell, b. 15 May 1720, Suffield, CT; m. Ann Holcomb.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 115

 

 

10            Christian Winchell       

 

                b. 9 Mar 1672/73, Windsor, CT; dau. of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. 21 Sep 1693, Windsor, Ct, Obadiah Owen; son of John Owen & Rebecca Wade; b. 12 Dec 1670, Windsor, CT.

                Children:

       1       Martha Owen, b. 31 Mar 1691, Windsor, CT.

       2       Obadiah Owen, b. 8 Jul 1694, Windsor, CT; d. 18 Jul 1694, Windsor, CT.

       3       Jemima Owen, b. 18 Nov 1700, Windsor, CT.

       4       Christian Owen, b. 10 Jan 1702, Windsor, CT; m. Ebenezer Smith.

       5       Obadiah Owen, b. 8 Jun 1705, Windsor, CT; d. 11 Dec 1728, Windsor, CT.

       6       Samuel Owen, b. 3 Aug 1707, Windsor, CT.

       7       Tabitha Owen, b. 6 Feb 1709/10, Windsor, CT; d. 10 Jun 1714, Windsor, CT.

       8       Jedidiah Owen, b. 22 May 1712, Windsor, CT; d. 7 Jun 1714, Windsor, CT.

       9       Jedidiah Owen, b. 21 Apr 1715, Windsor, CT.

 

                Could Obadiah had a first wife that died after giving birth to Martha?

 

                Reference Documents: 95

 

 

11            Elizabeth Winchell       

 

                b. 7 Dec 1675, Windsor, CT; dau. of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. 3 Sep 1696, Suffield, Ct, John Trumble; son of Joseph Trumble & Hannah Smith; bp. 27 Nov 1670, Rowley, MA; d. 3 Jan 1751, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Hannah Trumble, b. 2 Oct 1697, Suffield, CT; m. Medad Pomeroy.

       2       Elizabeth Trumble, b. 30 Apr 1699, Suffield, CT; m. John Rising.

       3       Mary Trumble, b. 2 Dec 1701, Suffield, CT; m. Thomas Spencer.

       4       Joseph Trumble, b. 14 Mar 1703/04, Suffield, CT; d. 29 Jul 1706, Suffield, CT.

       5       Abigail Trumble, b. 27 May 1706, Suffield, CT.

       6       Joseph Trumble, b. 13 May 1708, Suffield, CT.

       7       Mercy Trumble, b. 2 Nov 1710, Suffield, CT; d. 27 Feb 1712/13, Suffield, CT.

       8       John Trumble, b. 1715, Suffield, CT.

 

                John Trumble & Elizabeth Winchell m. int. 1 Aug 1696.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 115

 

 

12            Martha Winchell       

 

                b. ca. 1678, Suffield, CT; d. 8 Sep 1722, Windsor, CT; dau. of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. 17 May 1705, Suffield, Ct, Benjamin Holcomb; son of Benajah Holcomb & Sarah Eno; b. 16 Apr 1668, Windsor, CT; d. 30 Oct 1716, Windsor, CT.

                Children:

       1       Martha Holcomb, b. 10 Sep 1706, Windsor, CT.

       2       Parnel Holcomb, b. 8 Jun 1708, Windsor, CT; m. John King.

       3       Benajah Holcomb, b. 10 Jul 1710, Windsor, CT.

       4       Ann Holcomb, b. ca. 1716, Windsor, CT; m. (1) Joseph Denslow; m. (2) Joseph Winchell.

 

                Reference Documents: 95, 115, 142

 

 

13            David Winchell       

 

                b. 19 Mar 1681/82, Suffield, CT; son of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. (1) 20 Dec 1709, Suffield, Ct, Anna Adams; dau. of Jacob Adams & Anna Allen; b. 16 Aug 1692, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   25‑1      David Winchell, b. 22 Sep 1710, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Trumble.

 

                m. (2) 27 Oct 1720, Suffield, Ct, Elizabeth Hamblin; dau. of Nathaniel Hamblin & Mary Pearce; b. 28 Apr 1695, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       2       Jedediah Winchell, b. 13 Apr 1722, Suffield, CT.

       3       Anna Winchell, b. 21 Nov 1724, Suffield, CT.

   26‑4      Elizabeth Winchell, b. 6 Apr 1726, Suffield, CT; m. Daniel Warner.

   27‑5      Daniel Winchell, b. 16 Jun 1728, Suffield, CT; m. Lios Hall.

       6       Jonathan Winchell, b. 8 Oct 1730, Suffield, CT.

   28‑7      Rachel Winchell, b. 22 Sep 1732, Suffield, CT; m. Ebenezer Harmon.

       8       Isaac Winchell, b. 24 Jan 1734/35, Suffield, CT.

   29‑9      John Winchell, b. 31 May 1737, Suffield, CT; m. Eusebia King.

   30‑10    Jacob Winchell, b. 2 May 1739, Suffield, CT; m. Asenath King.

 

                Winchell & Adams m. int 19 Nov 1709, Banns forbidden by Joseph Harmon, 2[ ] Nov 1709.

                David Winchell Jr. & Elizabeth Hamblin (?) m. int. 3 Sep 1720.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 115

 

 

14            Mary Winchell       

 

                b. 8 Feb 1684/85, Suffield, CT; dau. of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. 11 Nov 1714, Joseph Holcomb; son of Benajah Holcomb & Sarah Eno; b. 7 Nov 1686, Windsor, CT; d. 1 Nov 1725, Windsor, CT.

                Children:

       1       Joseph Holcomb, b. 5 Aug 1715, Windsor, CT.

       2       Mary Holcomb, b. 2 Feb 1717, Windsor, CT.

       3       Elizabeth Holcomb, b. 9 May 1722, Windsor, CT.

       4       David Holcomb, b. 7 Jan 1723/24, Windsor, CT; d. 21 Apr 1724, Windsor, CT.

       5       Martin Holcomb, b. 24 Nov 1725, Windsor, CT.

 

                Joseph Holcomb of Windsor & Mary Winchell m. int. 18 Jun 1714, banns by father David Winchell, 22 Jun 1714.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 95, 115, 142

 

 

15            Jedediah Winchell       

 

                b. 29 Dec 1690, Suffield, CT; son of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. int. 5 Nov 1709, Suffield, Ct, Thankful Smith; dau. of Samuel Smith & Joanna McLaflin; b. 13 May 1692, Northampton, MA.

 

                Jedediah Winchell & Thankfull Smtih of Northampton m. int. 5 Nov 1709. 

                Issac Lyman of Lebanon & widow Thankfull Winchell m. int. 3 Jan 1723.

 

                Reference Documents: 8

 

 

16            Samuel Winchell       

 

                b. 9 Jun 1693, Suffield, CT; son of David Winchell & Elizabeth Filley; m. 17 Jan 1716/17, Suffield, Ct, Hannah Parsons.

                Children:

       1       Hannah Winchell, b. 2 Oct 1717, Suffield, CT.

       2       Ruth Winchell, b. 31 May 1719, Suffield, CT.

       3       Samuel Winchell, b. 8 Feb 1720/21, Suffield, CT.

       4       Katurah Winchell, b. 8 Jan 1722/23, Suffield, CT.

       5       Eliakim Winchell, b. 3 Nov 1724, Suffield, CT.

       6       Elizabeth Winchell, b. 4 Jul 1727, Housatonack.

       7       Mercy Winchell, b. 17 Sep 1729, Sheffield, MA.

       8       Hezekiah Winchell, b. 19 Oct 1731, Sheffield, MA.

 

                Samuel Winchell & Hannah Parsons m. int. 16 Dec 1716.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 115