Chapter History

The Job Winslow Chapter was organized January 19, 1914, and was chartered July 7, 1914, with sixteen members. It was named after Job Winslow, who was born in 1754 in Dighton, Massachusetts, and died in 1839, in Java, New York.

  • He enlisted in the Massachusetts Revolutionary Forces, September 1, 1777, as a corporal, for three years, under Captain Brown and Colonel Jackson.

  • He re-enlisted on March 1781, as 2nd lieutenant, under Captain Brightman and Colonel Isaac Dean.

  • He applied for and was awarded a pension while living in Ontario County, New York, in 1818.

His daughter Elida Jane Winslow Lind born in August 15, 1832, in Cattaraugus County, New York, and died March 27, 1916, in Traverse City. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Her grave is marked by a granite stone and bronze tablet, placed by the Job Winslow Chapter, DAR. She is considered a ‘real’ daughter of a patriot and was a charter member of the Job Winslow Chapter.

Other daughters of Revolutionary Patriots buried in our area are: Eliza Elizabeth Sullivan Colburn, 1803-1878, daughter of patriot, Darby Sullivan, buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City. Also, Maryann Elizabeth Fox Wait, 1809-1879, daughter of patriot, Stephen Fox, burial, Ogdensburg Cemetery, Peninsula Township.

CHARTER MEMBERS Florence Soule Carver, Elida Jane Winslow Lind, Anna Greeno Cochlin, Letty E. Marvin, Blanch Barnum Coolidge, Anna Morse, Ina Kellogg Desmond, Elise Kellogg Musselman, Gertrude Higgins Hunter, Annette Barnum Power, Eliza Kent, Julia Williams Raff, Bessie Grant Kenyon, Ethel V. Savage, Edna Barnum Lawton, and Minnie Sturtevant Tyler.

DAUGHTERS OF REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS’ GRAVES MARKED: Elida Jane Winslow Lind, 1832-1916, daughter of patriot, Job Winslow, buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, MI. Eliza Elizabeth Sullivan Colburn, 1803-1878, daughter of patriot, Darby Sullivan, buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, MI. Maryann Elizabeth Fox Wait, 1809-1879.

 


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