John Francis Winslow

American politician and soldier (1802 – 1874)

John Francis Winslow (December 19, 1802 – July 7, 1874) was an American soldier and politician.


John Francis Winslow
An old, frowning man wearing a suit sitting in a chair with his right arm (left from the perspective) leaning on the arm of the chair
John Winslow sometime before 1874
Born(1802-12-19)December 19, 1802
DiedJuly 7, 1874(1874-07-07) (aged 71)
Cause of deathCongestion
Burial placeBrookside Cemetery, Watertown, New York
Alma materLowville, New York
Spouse(s)
    • Betsey Collins (married 1827–1843)
    • Sarah Bates (married 1844–1874)
Children
Parent(s)
    • Samuel Winslow (father)
    • Lucy Winslow (mother)
Signature
Signature of John Francis Winslow, 1849.jpg

Early life and careerEdit

 
A sketch of John Winslow from 1849

John Winslow was born on December 19, 1802 in Woodstock, Vermont. His mother was Lucy Winslow, and his father was Samuel Winslow. In May, 1807, his parents moved from Woodstock to a log cabin in a forest 2.75 miles away from the city of Watertown, New York.[1] He lived in the cabin for most of his life, but he moved away on January 7, 1870.[2] He did not have a lot of education, but he went to Lowville Academy in Lowville, New York for one term.[1]

On January 19, 1826, Winslow became ensign of the 76th Infantry Regiment. In 1827 he was promoted lieutenant, and on September 26, 1828, he was promoted to captain. On November 6, 1849 he became a member of the 73rd New York State Legislature, in the first district, as a democrat.[3] In 1853 he became president of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society.[4][2]

Personal life and deathEdit

 
John Winslow's gravestone in Brookside Cemetery in Watertown, New York

On October 18, 1827, John Winslow married Betsey Collins. John and Betsey had five children, Bradley, Norris, Betsey, Lucy, and Jennie.[1] Betsey died in 1843. John married Sarah Bates on May 23, 1844. John and Sarah had one son. John Winslow died on July 7, 1874,[2] in the city of Watertown from congestion. He was buried in Brookside Cemetery in Watertown, New York.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Durant 1878, p. 200.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James, Patricia R. (January 9, 1943). "J. Wyatt Uhlein house, 250 Massey Ave., Watertown". Watertown Daily Times. Archived from the original on July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022 – via New York Heritage Collections.
  3. Hough, Franklin Benjamin (1858). The New York Civil List: Containing the Names and Origin of the Civil Divisions, and the Names and Dates of Election Or Appointment of the Principal State and County Officers from the Revolution to the Present Time. Weed, Parsons and Company. p. 239.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Durant 1878, p. 201.

CitationsEdit

Other websitesEdit

"John Winslow". Find a Grave. Retrieved August 23, 2022.