Watson H. Vinal

Brief Life History of Watson H.

When Watson H. Vinal was born on 29 January 1816, in Maine, United States, his father, John Vinal, was 28 and his mother, Susannah Carver, was 33. He married Hannah C Barton on 12 August 1837, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Vinalhaven, Waldo, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 May 1894, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Watson H. Vinal
Hannah C Barton
Marriage: 12 August 1837
Eliza Jane Vinal
Reuben Vinal
Margaret C Vinal
Patience S Vinal
James S Vinal

Sources (26)

  • Watson H Vinall, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Watson H. Vinal, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Watson H. Vinal, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States

1838 · The Aroostook War

An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or "Pork and Beans War". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears.

Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): habitational name from Vinnal's Farm in Pebmarsh (Essex), which apparently takes its name from a certain Roger Weyenild whose surname appears to be from an Old English female personal name Wynnhild (from wynn ‘joy’ + hild ‘battle’).

Galician and Spanish (Viñal): habitational name from any of the six places in Galicia (Spain) named Viñal, from a derivative of viña ‘vineyard’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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