Jacob Winchell

2 May 1739–
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Winchell was born on 2 May 1739, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Winchell, was 57 and his mother, Elizabeth Hamblin, was 44. He married Asenath King on 7 September 1759. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1777. He was buried in Feeding Hills, Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jacob Winchell
Asenath King
Marriage: 7 September 1759
Asenath Winchel

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7 September 1759


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Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 42

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 61

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same forename or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.2 Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Winchell, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Jacob Winchell in entry for Asenath King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob Winchell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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