History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JACOB M. WINDER, of Bristol, was born in that borough August 28, 1858, and is a son of Isaac and Mary Jane (HETHERINGTON) WINDER. He is of English descent, his paternal ancestors having been early English settlers in New Jersey, Samuel WINDER, the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a farmer in Falls township, and died there in April, 1816, devising his small estate to his wife Sarah who survived him several years.

Giles Satterthwaite WINDER, son of Samuel and Sarah, was born in Falls township about 1795, being just arrived at legal age at the death of his father, and was named as executor of the will. He received a good education and taught school in Middletown township for thirty years. He died in Bristol in 1857. He married Sarah YONKER, daughter of George YONKER, of Middletown, and granddaughter of Daniel YONKER, of Solebury. George YONKER was the father of twelve children, one son George, and eleven daughters, all of whom lived to mature age, and all except two of whom married and reared families. The father resided on his farm in Middletown, near Langhorne, until 1859, and then sold it on account of inability to care for it, being very old and infirm, and lived with a married daughter in Burlington for one year, and then removed to Bristol, Bucks county, where he died in 1861, at a very advanced age. Sarah SATTERTHWAITE was his eldest daughter. She also lived to an advanced age, dying in Bristol, June 21, 1880. The children of Giles S. and Sarah (YONKER) WINDER were: George Y., Daniel Y., Samuel, Isaac, Eliza and Mary.

Isaac WINDER, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Middletown township, Bucks county, in 1832, and died in Bristol in 1860. He married Mary Jane HETHERINGTON and they were the parents of one child, Jacob McBrien WINDER, the subject of this sketch.

Jacob M. WINDER was born and reared in Bristol, Bucks county, and acquired his education at public and private schools in Bristol and Philadelphia. He graduated from Bryant and Stratton's Business College in 1877. For the greater part of his business life he has been engaged, in the wholesale liquor business in Bristol, where he has always resided. In politics he is a Democrat, and has always taken a prominent part in the councils of his party. He was postmaster of Bristol for the term of 1895-1899, discharging the duties of that responsible position efficiently and to the satisfaction of its patrons. Mr. WINDER married in August, 1878, Margaret Scott IRWIN, daughter of Robert and Dorothy (MCCARTNEY) IRWIN, of Philadelphia. Mr. And Mrs. WINDER are members of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Bristol.

Text taken from page 101 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed AUGUST 2000 by GRACE T. BURTON of PA as part of the Bucks Co., Early Family Project,

Published October 2000 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb

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