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Albert Wynn

Albert Wynn[1]

Male 1832 -

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  • Gender Male 
    Residence(s) 1830-40: Augusta, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania
    1860: Lower Augusta, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth 10 May 1832  Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I498  Angus Saline's Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 December 2012 

    Father John Wynn
              b. 10 February 1797, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 October 1875, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Snyder
              b. about 1805, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. July 1891, McPherson Co., Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F327  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Nancy 
    Family ID F333  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • “Albert Wynn, whose name introduces this review, was born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1832.  He was reared in his native state, where he acquired a good common-school education, and when nineteen years of age left home and learned the millwright’s trade, which he followed at intervals for sixteen years.  In 1852 he married and settled on a farm, later engaged in the lumber business and after a few years returned to the homestead and managed the farm for his father for five years.  In 1864 he came to Iowa, rented a farm two years and from there moved to Peoria county, Illinois, where he followed his trade for eight years.  In 1873 he went to Kansas, and after prospecting for a short time took a homestead, upon which he moved and there made his home until his death.  At the time he located there his was the most northern claim in the settlement, and there was no house between his and Ellsworth.  Wild beasts, buffalo, antelope and other game roamed over the prairies; much of the land was yet unbroken and the early settlers had to contend with many hardships and discouragements in establishing their homes in the west.  Many became so discouraged with the frequent failure of the crops and the trials which they had to bear that they abandoned their claims and retuned to the more settled east, but our subject and his wife patiently bore all the inconveniences and hardships incident to pioneer life and by unremitting toil, economy and good management at last succeeded in placing the land under a high state of cultivation.  He made a study of the soil and when the land was fresh and strong he only sowed a peck of wheat to the acres, while others sowed a bushel and a half, with the result that his fields gave the greater yield.  He also raised potatoes, and in spite of the grasshoppers that in 1874 destroyed everything before them he had always had plenty and to spare.  As his financial resources increased he added to his land and became the owner of large tracts, some of which he gave to his children, and his homestead consisted of eight hundred and ninety acres, all fine land, all under fence and in a good state of cultivation.  The home is a fine two-story frame building of modern style of architecture, commodious and supplied with all the accessories and conveniences so necessary to the comfort of the family.  Upon the place are also found commodious barns and outbuildings; a beautiful grove of shade trees; an orchard of over two thousand fruit trees of various kinds; a large amount of small fruit and grapes.  Mr Wynn also gave considerable attention to the raising of stock of high-grade, both cattle and horses, and had some fine Percheron stallions.
         In Pennsylvania, in 1852, Mr Wynn was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Bacon, who was born in Pennsylvania on the 10th of June, 1832, and is a daughter of Nehemiah and Polly Bacon, both natives of Pennsylvania.  Her father was a farmer by occupation, and made his home in Pennsylvania until his death.  He was an Episcopalian in religious faith, while his wife was a Lutheran.  After her husband’s death she went to Ohio and made her  home with a son until her death.  They were the parents of the following children:  Maria, who married G Fetterman; Isaac; Jerry and Rachel , twins and the latter also married a Fetterman; Charles; Ezekiel; John; Nancy, the wife of our subject; Elizabeth, who married J McKloe; Polly, the wife of I Persing; and Thomas.  Unto our subject and his wife were born eight children, namely:  William, who makes his home in Peoria, Illinois; Charles D, a farmer of Rice county, Kansas; Mary, the wife of W English; Laura, who married J Elrick; George, a farmer; Nora, who became the wife of N Hysell; Ed, who is engaged in farming; and Dorcas, the wife of E Bethers.
         Mr Wynn was an energetic, enterprising and public-spirited man who was deeply interested in everything calculated to promote the progress and upbuilding of the community in which he made his home.  He was reared a Democrat, but after coming to Kansas joined the Populist party and at one time was a candidate to represent his county in the state legislature but was not elected owing to a division in the party.  Later he joined the Socialist party, with which he afterward affiliated.  He was also a leading member of the Farmers’ Alliance.  He passed away in death on the 8th of February, 1902, after a life of industry and one rich in those rare possessions which only a high character can give.” [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2635] (The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago & New York, 1902).

    2. [S2642] .

    3. [S2643] .

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    5. [S2641] .

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