Stephen Winans

Brief Life History of Stephen

When Stephen Winans was born on 2 August 1810, in Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Stephen Winans, was 37 and his mother, Susanah Clark, was 36. He married Elizabeth Johnston on 4 April 1831, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 May 1885, in Sweetland, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Stephen Winans
Elizabeth Johnston
Marriage: 4 April 1831
Stephen Johnston Winans
about 1832–1862
Elizabeth Winans
about 1834–
Mary Mc Alister Winans
about 1836–1884
Robert Ogden Winans
about 1839–1904
Samuel Winans
about 1842–
James Edwin Winans
about 1845–
Elizabeth LaBelle Winans

Sources (12)

  • Stephen Winans, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen Winans, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Stephen Winans, "California Great Registers, 1850-1920"

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World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Wynants or Wijnants: patronymic from the personal name Wynant, Wijnant (see Winand ).

History: American bearers of this surname are mostly if not all descended from Jan Wynants, who came to North America from the Netherlands c. 1662.

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

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