Kenelm Winslow

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Kenelm Winslow, son of Kenelm Winslow and Elizabeth Clapp, was born at Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 11 December 1746.1 He died at Cortland Co., New York, say 1810.2

Kenelm married Damaris Wilder, daughter of John Wilder and Prudence Wilder, at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 3 March 1773.3

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Petersham, with 2 free white males over 16, 1 under 16, and 6 free white females.4

The Winslow Memorial states, without citing a source, that he went to Cortland Co. New York. I have not yet found any contemporary evidence to support that statement. However, there are no death or probate records for Kenelm or wife Damaris in Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont. Three of their children (Richard, Polly, and Patty) did go to Cortland Co., and Kenelm and Damaris may have gone with them. 1810 census records for Cortland Co. are lost.5,2


Damaris Wilder b. 8 Aug 1750
  • John Winslow6 b. 7 Sep 1773
  • Betty Winslow6 b. 17 Apr 1775
  • Polly Winslow+6 b. 12 Sep 1777, d. 23 Jul 1856
  • Sally Winslow6 b. 3 Jun 1780
  • Patty Winslow6 b. 15 Nov 1782, d. 3 May 1852
  • Carrissy Winslow6 b. 18 Dec 1784
  • Richard Winslow6 b. 18 Jul 1788
This person was last edited on11 Aug 2023


  1. [S59] David Parsons Holton, Winslow Memorial - Family Records of Winslows and the Descendants in America with the English Ancestry as Far as Known, 2 volumes (New York, New York: Frances K. Holton, 1877-1888), 145-146, further cited as Holton, Winslow Memorial.
  2. [S59] Holton, Winslow Memorial, 146.
  3. [S362] Franklin P. Rice, Vital records of Petersham, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849(Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1904), 159-160, 163, further cited as Rice, Petersham Vital Records.
  4. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), MA:232, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  5. [S2241] William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses: 1790-1920(Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 238, further cited as Thorndale & Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses.
  6. [S362] Rice, Petersham Vital Records, 58-59.