Biography of Martin W. Winans

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Winans, Martin W., Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., on February 12, 1823. He was married in 1865 to Ida A. (Newton) Webster. Mr. Martin W. Winans died on May 19, 1885, leaving three sons — James F., born 1869; Herbert W., born 1874; and Frank L. N., born June 15, 1877. Mrs. Ida Winans married for her first husband Doctor Jonas Webster, in 1856. He died in June, 1863. She was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1833, and was a daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Smith) Newton. Joseph was a native of Dutchess county, N. Y., and Abigail was a native of Saratoga county, N. Y. They settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1810. They had eleven children born to them, eight of whom are now living; six are residents of Addison county, Vt. — William, Polly A., Joseph, Lucy, Catherine, Emeline, John, and Ida A. Mr. Newton died in September, 1858, and Mrs. Newton died in August, 1866, aged seventy-five years. Martin W. Winans was a son of James I. and Ida (Rogers) Winans, who were married on July 14, 1810, and settled in this county at the Harbor, at Ferrisburgh, Vt. They had six children born to them, two of whom are now living — Barnum, born in 1818; and Ida Ann, born 1820. James was born in 1763, and died in September, 1830; his wife, Ida Winans, died on October 27, 1853. James Winans and his brother, John Winans, are credited with building the first steamboat that ever ran on Lake Champlain, and were ship-carpenters and builders by trade. John was captain of the steamer. Mrs. Martin W. Winans now resides on the old homestead, which is a beautiful place on Lake Champlain called “Basin Harbor,” and has become a great summer resort.

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Finished Round 1 Editing. Needs locations and topics in round 2. Needs index page Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on Sep 1st, 2012


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