Livinius Winne


Livinius Winne was born in July 1745. He was the son of Benjamin and Rachel Van Arnhem Winne. His first name has been spelled variously and a number of same-named contemporaries lived in greater Albany County. His parents were residents of Rensselaerswyck and this individual lived in the part of the manor that became Watervliet as well. This individual was sometimes referred to as "Levinius B. Winne" and also "Livinius Winne, Jr."

By 1768, he had married Maria Lansing. By 1788, ten children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church.

About thirty at the outbreak of hostilities, Livinius B. Winne supported the crusade for American liberties. Relevant, community-based records called him "Levinus Winne Jr." and noted that he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence for Rensselaerswyck in 1778. In 1779, he signed a petition in support of a neighbor. Afterwards, he was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany city militia regiment.

In 1790, the household of "Levinus B. Winney" was configured on the Watervliet census. Living in the house were ten family members and three slaves. A decade later, his Watervliet household included three adolescent males, a girl, and a slave in addition to the aging Livinius and Maria.

This individual was a resident of Watervliet. However, he has not been encountered on the city-based resources thus far encountered.

Livinius Winne lost his wife in March 1824. He died in March 1825 shy of his eighty-first birthday. Along with his wife, in 1847 he was re-interred in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Livinius Winne is CAP biography number 2998. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/30/11