The Winslow family originally came to Pennsylvania at an early date from the State of Maine. Reuben Colburn Winslow came to Benezette with three of his brothers- Carpenter, Ebenezer, and Reuben- ( brother James stayed in the Punxsutawney area) before 1830 and is considered the official founder of the Town and Township of Benezette. he became an extensive landowner by purchasing several hundred acres of land in and near Benezette- located from Spring and Trout Runs to Austern's and Dent's Runs. The coal veins - called the Winslow Colliery- in this area were among the first and the best. He was also a prominent merchant and one of Elk County's first commissioners in 1843. On April 26, 1871 Reuben C Winslow was killed in a train wreck near Cook's Run between Philadelphia and Benezette. Being on business for his railroad- the Winslow Colliery Railroad- at the time, he was the first one to be rescued. However realizing himself he was too badly wounded he told the rescuers to try and instead save the lives of the other passengers. Carpenter chose a small farm abut a quarter mile east of Benezette. Carpenter had a son George who gave his name to Winslow Hill before he died in 1905. Ebenezer lived in Benezette until about 1858 when he and his family sent west.
Father: Carpenter Winslow b: 22 MAR 1766 in Pittston , Kennebec, Mass/Maine
Mother: Elizabeth Colburn b: 29 MAY 1768 in Pittston , Kennebec, Maine
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Collins b: 16 JUL 1800 in Born on Atlantic Ocean coming from Ireland; parents born in Ireland
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