Name: Carpenter Winslow
Birth: 22 MAR 1766 in Pittston , Kennebec, Mass/Maine
Death: 19 NOV 1827 in Punxsutawney, Jefferson, PA
Burial: North Findley Veterans Cemetery (1st settlers of Punxy) Punxsutawney, Pa
Occupation: Ship builder
Residence: Pittston; Wiscassat; Bristol, Maine
Politics "Carpenter was a little inclined to Toryism though he had the prudence to remain quiet"
Residence 2 1819 Settled with family in Punxsutawney (Clearfield County); purchased a farm in Gaskill in 1821
Military Service: An American Revolutionary soldier (DAR); commissioned a LT in the state militia in 1796 which was signed by Samuel Adams
Census: 1790 Pittston, Lincoln, Maine
Census: 1800 Kennebec, Maine
Census: 1810 Lincoln, Bristol, Maine
Census: 1820 Perry Township, Jefferson Co, PA
Misc Not Married in The 9 April 1788 date is probably the Intention date
With nine sons and no daughters, Carpenter and Elizabeth adopted Lydia Smith who eventually married a man named Henry Smith
From R.C. Winslow speech at 1908 Winslow reunion in Benezette Pa:
Carpenter Winslow Sr and family moved to Penna around 1815 ( maybe 1818). Came up the Susquehanna River to Clearfield by building a bridge across the river. Then they went down the Wilderness Road to Punxsutawney and became crop farmers. Sons Reuben, then Carpenter and Ebenezer returned to Benezette area to work in the lumbering business/ farm.
(from George Porter Bio) " Carpenter Winslow and that portion( 5 sons-Reuben, Carpenter, Ebenezer, Joseph, James) of the family that came with him to Pennsylvania made the trip from Maine to Baltimore on a sailing vessel. From Baltimore they came up the Susquehanna and finally arrived at Clearfield and from there they journeyed to a place near Punxsutawney known as the Winslow settlement. It was no easy task to travel over the rough and rugged roads, sometimes mere paths some three hundred miles. They had a hard struggle for a time living principally on game until they cleared sufficient land on which to raise some grain and vegetables. Reuben, Carpenter, and Ebenezer settled at Benezette while Joseph and James remained in the Winslow settlement."
Brother Reuben is sited usually as the founder of Benezette Township and held many offices in both Benezette and Jay Townships. Carpenter's son George gave the name to Winslow Hill. Carpenter was a farmer. Reuben started both the Winslow Colliery (coal mines) and the Winslow Colliery Railroad spur in Benezette area.
Early Settlements -- The family of Carpenter Winslow, who came from Maine, in 1818, were the first to settle in what is now Gaskill township which occupies the southeastern corner of Jefferson county, PA. . They cleared the land and made the first improvements.
By His Excellency Samuel Adams, Esquire,
Governor and Commander in Chief of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
To Carpenter Winslow, Gentleman, Greeting
You being appointed Lieutenant of a Company in the Cavalry of the Second Brigade, Eighth Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth.
By Virtue of the Power vested in me, I do by these Presents, (reposing Special Trust and Confidence in your Ability, Courage and good Conduct) COMMISSION you accordingly: ----
You are therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of Lieutenant
in Leading, Ordering and Exercising said Company in Arms, both inferior Officers and Soldiers; and to keep them in good Order and Discipline: And they are hereby commanded to obey you as their Lieutenant. And you are yourself to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as you shall from Time to Time receive from me, or your superior Officers.
GIVEN under my Hand, and the Seal of said Commonwealth, the first Day of November in the Year of our LORD, 1796 and in the twenty-first Year of the Independence of the United States of AMERICA.
Father: James Winslow b: 6 AUG 1725 in Freetown, Bristol( now Edgecomb ME), Mass
Mother: Anna McCausland Huston b: 1734 in Falmouth(Portland) , Cumberland Co., Maine
Elizabeth Colburn b: 29 MAY 1768 in Pittston , Kennebec, Maine
8 JUN 1788
in Pittston, Kennebec, ME
- Carpenter Winslow b: 3 JAN 1793 in Pittston, Kennebec, Maine
- Reuben Colburn Winslow b: 28 JUN 1796 in Pittston, Kennebec, ME
- Ebenezer C. Winslow b: 8 JUN 1800 in Pittston, Kennebec, ME
- Joseph Wood Winslow b: 10 DEC 1804 in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine
- James Winslow b: 14 APR 1798 in Wiscasset, Pittston, Maine
- George Winslow b: 24 APR 1791 in Pittson. ME
- David Winslow b: 10 SEP 1794 in Pittson. ME
- Caleb Smith Winslow b: 2 OCT 1802 in Wiscasset, ME
- Charles Winslow b: 30 MAY 1789 in Kennebec, Pittston, Maine
- Lydia Smith Winslow