JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


JEREMIAH WINEGAR PIONEER FAMILY


1. JEREMIAH WINEGAR was born Feb. 27, 1781 in Amenia, Dutchess County, NY. He was the son of SAMUEL WINEGAR and SUSANNA THOMAS. Jeremiah moved to Herkimer County with his parents, and then alone to Brownville in 1799, the year General Brown began his settlement. When the dam across the Black River was being built in 1811 Jeremiah worked on the dam and Leah cooked for the men. They lived at first in a wood shanty on Fish Island until a frame home, the first in Dexter, was complete.

It is known that Jeremiah took part in the "Patriot Hunter's War" in 1838 at age 59. He was taken prisoner by British troops during the Battle of Windmill Point near Prescott, Canada. He was tried, with others, at a court-martial in Kingston, Ontario, sentenced to be executed, then pardoned. He returned to Dexter in 1839 and bought property along Black River Bay near Pillar Point. He lived out his life there dying in 1865. He is buried in Dexter along with his wife. Their gravestone is marked "First Settlers of Dexter".

He married

LEAH BURWELL, (parents unknown) in 1803. Their daughter, HANNAH, was born in 1805 and was the first white child born in Brownville. They had ten more children.

Children of JEREMIAH and LEAH:

2. HANNAH WINEGAR, b. 1805 m. JEDEDIAH COREY

a. LYDIA COREY b. 1827 m. MELZA CASLER

b.FARNHAM COREY b. 1832 m. unk

c. ANN COREY b. 1840 m. (---) STONE

d. SARAH COREY m. WARREN ANDERSON

e. ADELINE COREY

f. FRANCIS COREY

g. HENRY COREY

3. ANN WINEGAR b. 1808 m. JOHN HOWK

a. HENDERSON HOWK b. 1837 m. unk

b. AUGUSTA HOWK b. 1838, m. STEPHAN LOOMIS

c. JULIA HOWK b. 1843

d. MARIETTA HOWK b. 1845, m. (---) MULLEN

e. FRANKLIN HOWK b. 1845

4. CHARLES WINEGAR b. 1811, m. LAURA ROCKWOOD

a. ADELIA WINEGAR b. 1833, m. JOSEPH CHRISTIE

b. LUCY WINEGAR b. 1835, m. HENRY CONKLIN

c. RICHARD WINEGAR b. 1837

d. ALBERT WINEGAR b. 1841

e. MARY WINEGAR b. 1844, m. ROLLA BAKER

f. CLARA WINEGAR b. 1848, m. MYRON CONKLIN

5. LOUISA WINEGAR b. 1815, m. HARVEY ROCKWOOD

a. HELEN ROCKWOOD b. 1833

b. DANIEL ROCKWOOD b. 1836

c. HUBERT ROCKWOOD b. 1846

6. WILLIAM WINEGAR b. 1817, m. SARAH PUTNAM

a. LEWIS WINEGAR b. 1847

b. GEORGE WINEGAR b. 1850, m. MARY BRENNAN

c. EDGAR WINEGAR b. 1854

7. SAMUEL WINEGAR b. 1818, m. HELEN CLAIR

a. WALLACE WINEGAR b. 1846

b. WILLIAM WINEGAR b. 1848

8. MARY WINEGAR b. 1821, m. JOHN BREWSTER

a. BYRON BREWSTER b. 1845

9. EDWARD WINEGAR b. 1825, m. CORNELIA FIFIELD

a. MARTHA WINEGAR b. 1849

b. HELEN WINEGAR b. 1851

10. BYRON WINEGAR b. 1826, m. MARY HOGARTY

a. EDWARD WINEGAR b. 1848

b. BYRON WINEGAR b. 1852, m. FLORENCE O'BRIEN

c. FREDERICK WINEGAR b. 1855

d. MARY WINEGAR b. 1857

e. FRANCIS WINEGAR b. 1860

f. KATIE WINEGAR b. 1862

g. JOHN WINEGAR b. 1867

11. JOHN WINEGAR b. 1830, m. MARY E. BAUDER

a. FREDERICK WINEGAR b. 1857, m. AMELIA BEAU

b. HENRY WINEGAR b. 1859 (died young)

c. CHARLES WINEGAR b. 1861, m. ESTHER CRANDALL

d. GENEVIVE b. 1863 (died young)

12. GEORGE WINEGAR b. 1832 (unmarried)


Note: JEREMIAH'S great-grandfather, ULDRIC WINEGAR, immigrated to the Hudson River Valley in 1710 with the Palatines.



For more information contact Frederick Wanegar, GGGrandson of Jeremiah Winegar

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