Winder Wonderland DNA Project William WINDER [5614]
WINDER, Benjamin [16400]
(Bef 1774-)
Hannah [16401]
WINDER, William [5614]


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BRADFORD, Adah [5613]

WINDER, William [5614]

  • Born: 27 Jan 1764, , Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA 2
  • Marriage: BRADFORD, Adah [5613] before 21 Feb 1790 in , , Ohio, USA 1
  • Died: 1 Feb 1829, Hanover, Columbiana, Ohio, USA at age 65 3

bullet  General Notes:

"History of Columbiana County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers" by Horace Mack publ. by Unigraphic, 1879 in Columbiana County, Ohio p. 156 a free Google eBook, available at

The township of Hanover, numbered 15, in range 4, is one of the townships of Columbiana which still retain the originally fixed territory of six miles square. It is bounded on the north by Butler township, on the south by Franklin township and Carroll County, on the east by Centre township, and on the west by West township. Within its limits are five villages, to wit, Hanover, New Garden, Gillford, Dungannon, and Kensington, the latter being a station on the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad, which crosses the southwest corner of the township.

The surface of the country is undulating and to the eye of the tourist offers many inviting prospects. Hanover, with the townships of Knox, Butler, and West, forms a portion of the "divide" between the waters of the Ohio and those of Lake Erie. The altitude of the valley reaches five hundred feet above the lake level, and still above the valley rise numerous hills, in height varying from one hundred to two hundred feet. Coal is plentiful in this region, but is not mined except for home demand, the greater part of the coal mined being taken out at Kensington depot.

The west fork of the Little Beaver Creek flows through the township southward along the eastern border, and emerges at section 25. The climate is healthful and invigorating, and, particularly among the hills, is conducive to extreme longevity.


In 1802, Wm. Winder, afterwards, in 1810, a member of the Society of Friends moved from Virginia, with his wife and seven children, into Columbiana Co., Ohio, and settled in East Fairfield. Thence, in 1806, he passed over to Hanover township and located upon a tract of land in section 33 now occupied by Mrs. Isabella McAllister. Winder resided there until his death in 1828. Of his children, Benjamin, a worthy and prominent member of the Society of Friends, resides near Hanover village in his eighty-second year. Rachel Arnold, a daughter, aged ninety, lives in Washington Co., Ohio; and in Carroll County reside Joseph and William, two sons. Mr. Winder's land was entered by John Edgar, who was, however, not a settler.

Winder had no near neighbors on the south; his nearest was Andrew Milburn, of Virginia, who located near where the railroad station at Kensington stands. Milburn was a doctor, shoemaker, carpenter, and farmer and quite a useful man in the settlement. Wm. Rhodes, also of Virginia, was a settler upon section 32, and occupied a farm now the property of Nathan John. Samuel Reeder lived on section 33, near Wm. Winder; and next east of the latter, Benjamin Stackhouse was a settler upon property now occupied by the widow of Cassimer Gaus.

The only settlers in his neighborhood, when William Winder located in Hanover, were Stackhouse, Milburn, and Rhodes; the others named and to be named came in directly thereafter.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Migrated, 1807, , , Ohio, USA. 4 Virginia To Ohio

2. census: federal, 1820, , Columbiana, Ohio, USA. 5 Male before 1775 William
Male 1810-1820 Aaron
Male 1804-1810 William
Male 1804-1810 Joseph
Male 1794-1802 Benjamin
Female before 1775 Adah
Female 1810-1820 Asenath
Female 1804-1810 Tamer
Female 1794-1802 Mary This event was shared with Aaron WINDER (Household Member), Adah BRADFORD (Household Member), Asenath WINDER (Household Member), Benjamin WINDER (Household Member), Joseph WINDER (Household Member), Mary W. WINDER (Household Member), Tamar WINDER (Household Member), and William WINDER (Household Member).

3. cemetery: Sandy Springs Cemetery, Feb 1829, Hanoverton, Columbiana, Ohio, USA.


William married Adah BRADFORD [5613] [MRIN: 1291], daughter of Joseph BRADFORD [13040] and Eleanor BECK [13041], before 21 Feb 1790 in , , Ohio, USA.1 (Adah BRADFORD [5613] was born on 9 Jul 1770 in , Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA and died on 17 Jan 1836 in , Columbiana, Ohio, USA.)



1 Columbiana County, Ohio Marriages, 1800-1870.

2 Terrals (WINDER-L mailing list), Aug 1999. I am related to William and Adah Winder through their daughter Hannah who married Benjamin John. My gggrandmother was their grandaughter.

3 Terrals (WINDER-L mailing list), Aug 1999.

4 A.J. Winder, Winder Family Tree, March 2001.

5 1820 Federal Census, Columbiana Co, OH, Pg. 73A.

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