Biography of Philip Winslow
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PHILIP WINSLOW was born in New Castle, Knox Co., Ohio, October 4, 1834. He is the son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Eli) Winslow, natives of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania respectively, and of English and German ancestry. His father's great grandfather came from England. and his grandfather Winslow was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His father came to Ohio when eighteen, walking from Massachusetts. He was married, and moved to Marion County in 1835, purchasing 160 acres in Grand Township, clearing much of it, and rearing a family of eight children, five still living; Patience, Philip, Emaline, David and Orrin. The deceased are Mary A., William and John. The father is still living, aged eighty six. The mother died May 9, 1875, aged seventy three. The subject of this sketch was given a common education, and worked by day and month till he enlisted in the service, Company G, Eighty second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, November 18, 1861. He participated in the battles at McDowell, Cedar Mountain, Bull Run second, Kelly's Ford, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; was here transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, and subsequently engaged at Lookout Mountain, Knoxville (here veteranized), Resaca, New Hope Church, Buzzard's Roost, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, with "Sherman to the sea," at Bentonville, and Raleigh, making a forced march to Washington, from Washington to Louisville, Ky., and here discharged August, 1865. He was captured at Gettysburg, taken to Belle Isle and kept three months and eight days, where he would have died only for the assistance of Patrick Cayten, of Marion, Ohio. He was at length. exchanged, after having marched 2,500 miles, and fought twenty five to thirty battles. Mr. Winslow was married, December 9, 1860, to Miss Jannett Coffman, daughter of Martin and Lucy (Dickson) Coffman, the former deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Winslow have had eleven children, eight living; John, Elnora, Curtis, Mary A., Alice, Louis, Elvira and Early. The deceased are Lucy B., Montgomery and an infant. Mr. Winslow purchased his present; farm of eighty acres in 1872. In politics, he is a sound Democrat.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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