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John Winsor (1775 - 1843)

John Winsor
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 25 Jan 1803 in Tyrrell, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Died at age 67 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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John Winsor was the son of Samuel Winsor and Asenath Hunt.[1] He was the husband of Martha "Patsy" Howett. [2][3]

John was the tavernkeeper of The Cracker Tavern in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The tavern was situated in a Federal-period house, which was torn down in 1962. It stood on the corner of Washington and Winsor Streets in Duxbury. Frequent tavern guests included Daniel Webster and Henry Thoreau, who wrote about a mackrelling excursion to Clark's Island with John Winsor in his book Cape Cod, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers, New York, 1908. Pages 77-78. Many editions exist. For ease of access, I am referencing the Project Gutenberg version.[4]

He died in Duxbury and is buried at Episcopal Church Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.[5] [6]


  1. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.[1] The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1911. Page 202.
  2. Winsor, Justin. History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts. Crosby & Nichols, Boston, MA, 1849. Pages 342-344.
  3. "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Winsor and Patsy Howett, 25 Jan 1803; citing Tyrrell,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,327.
  4. [2]The Project Gutenberg EBook of Cape Cod, by Henry D. Thoreau
  5. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.[3] The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1911. Page 443.
  6. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 9 November 2019), memorial page for John Winsor, Jr (5 Aug 1775–6 Mar 1843), Find A Grave: Memorial #106302327, citing Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Burnett (contributor 46898315).

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