Biography of the Wynkoop Family
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Wynkoop Family, The - Two brothers by the name of Wynkoop came from the United Netherlands to New York city in the early days, and one of them settled in the Hudson River Valley, where he died leaving six sons. Benjamin Wynkoop, a descendant of the family, was born at Danbury, Conn. His children were John, Abram, Peter, William (who served in the Revolutionary war and was taken prisoner on a British prison ship, where he was starved to death), and Benjamin. The family were living in Danbury at the time of the burning of that place, when his wife and children fled from the town. Benjamin Wynkoop was born in Connecticut, April 10, 1769, and came to Chemung in 1780, among the early settlers, where he died at the age of sixty four years. He married Hannah, daughter of Maj. William Wynkoop, of Chemung by whom he had children as follows: Harriet, born May 19, 1797; Julia A., born May 18, 1799; Alonzo I., born June 17, 1801; Alrnira, born July 19, 1803; ; Ninolia, born August 19, 1805; Nile F., born November 9, 1807; Annie, born January 25, 1810; Archimides B., born June 6, 1812; Cornelia A., born October 6, 1814; William T., born May 2, 1817; and Delia H., born August 29, 1819. Nile F. Wynkoop married, in 1840, Sarah A., daughter of Philip and Mary (Fellows) Hermans, of Scranton, Pa. Their children are Guy, born July 14, 1841; Sayer, born May 12, 1844; Delia A., born September 29, 1846; Alice L., born September 1, 1852; Philip H., born September 25, 1854; Ada B., born October 31, 1857; and Joe, born May 26, 1864. Guy Wynkoop served in the Tenth New York Cavalry and was taken prisoner to Andersonville, where he was starved to death. Sayer Wynkoop served in Company E, Twenty third New York Infantry, two years, and is now living in Michigan. Maj. William Wynkoop served in the Revolutionary war and was one of the earliest settlers in Chemung, coming hence from the Hudson River country in 1783. The government presented him with a deed of 600 acres of land in the town of Chemung, which he cleared.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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