Winton, Burr

Born: 1801-01-02 New York

Died: 1885-12-14 Aurora, Illinois

Flourished: 1836 Kane County, Illinois

Winton moved his family from Schuyler County, New York, to Sangamon County, Illinois, in the summer of 1836. In October, Winton moved to Kane County, settling in Aurora. In December, he received a license from the County Commissioners' Court to operate a tavern. From 1837 to 1847, he served as postmaster of Aurora. In 1850, he was working as a carpenter, joiner, and farmer and owned real estate valued at $1,000. Prior to moving to Illinois, Winton married Mary Kilburn. Mary Winton died in 1842, and in 1843, he wed Arabella Long, with whom he had two children. He was a Republican.

Gravestone, East Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, IL; Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois (Chicago: Beers, Leggett, 1888), 832, 848, 924, 937, 945; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Kane, IL, 11; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Aurora, Kane, IL, 200; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Kane County, 3 May 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The Past and Present of Kane County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1878), 807; Petition of Abraham Lincoln and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court.