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Barnabas Wing (1733 - 1815)

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Barnabas Wing
Born in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 19 Feb 1756 in Sandwich, , MAmap
Husband of — married 26 Jan 1769 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Greenville, Muhlenburg, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 13 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
00:24: Tim Varney added Cornelius Wing (1766-) as child for Barnabas Wing (1733-1815). [Thank Tim for this]
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Barnabas was born 19 May 1733 at Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay.[1][2]

Barnabas was a prominent Merchant.[3]

Barnabas Wing Son to Daniel Wing of Sandwich, house Carpenter and Elizabeth his wife and Hannah Allen daughter to Cornelis Allen of the afore said town [were married] the 19th day of the 2nd month called February, 1756.[4]

He married second Jane Merrihew, daughter of Joseph and Edith Merrihew of Dartmouth, on 26d 1m 1769.[5]

About 1792 he resided in Greenville, Muhlenburg, Kentucky.[6]

He died 5 Oct 1815 at Greenville, Muhlenburg, Kentucky.[7]

The following excerpt is from The Wing Family in America written by George W. Wing.[3]

Barnabas Wing son of Daniel Wing Ju & Elizabeth his wife was born the 19th Day of May 1733. He lost heavily in shipping and other property during the Revolutionary War.... It was he who loaned money to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1777 to carry on the war and received a certificate of indebtedness for some £35. This old certificate, still unpaid, was found by John Mansir Wing some years ago in an old junk shop somewhere in the course of his search for old books and musty things and is now in his possession. In a spirit of jocularity, Colonel Wing, President of the Family Association, presented the old bill to the State Treasurer of Massachusetts and demanded payment some three or four years ago. He was met with the information that it would require and act of the Massachusetts Legislature to authorize the payment of the bill.

Dr. Wing says of him: "He was a merchant, and near the close of the war for Independence had valuable shipping destroyed by the British. Soon after these losses he removed with his younger children, to Kentucky, and finally died, in 1815, at the age of 84 years, at the residence of his son, Charles F., in Greenville, Muhlenburg County.

The records of Dartmouth give the names of some of his children. Of his daughters, one married a Mr. Allen, of Frankfort, y., another married Dr. Nelson, of Knoxville, Tenn., and another married a Mr. Hodge, of Tennessee."


  • LDS Church, Vital Records Index North America, CD Rom Series.
  • Caroline Lewis Kardell & Russell A. Lovell, Jr. Vital Records of Sandwich, Massachusetts to 1885 3 Vols. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1996.

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