1852 William Waterman Winsor & Amanda Jane Ballou Wedding Calling Card
Printed on Victorian Calling card: "Mr. & Mrs. William W. Winsor" with wife's maiden name "Amanda J. Ballou" printed on bottom. Found in New England. It is uncommon to find a wife's printed maiden name on an early calling card. We believe this to be their wedding card.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
William Waterman Winsor 1830-1865.
His Father: Andrew Winsor 1786-1854
His Mother: Lydia Winsor Winsor 1788-1872
1. Amanda Jane Ballou, married 30 Sep 1852
Amanda Ballou Winsor and William Waterman Winsor (he fought in the Civil War) had one child, a daughter Ellen Winsor (who married a Smith).
2. Josephine Augusta Battey, married 4 Dec 1861
Children: Ida Burnside Winsor Stoddard (1862-1945)
Augustus Waterman Winsor 1810-1883
Daniel Winsor 1815-1886
Elizabeth Winsor Battey 1818-1837
Tillinghast Winsor 1820-1894
James Winsor 1824-1903
Nancy Waterman Winsor Fieldsted 1826-1902
William Waterman Winsor 1830-1865
Julia A. Winsor Brown 1832-1892
Buried at Colonel Abraham Winsor Lot, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island
Amanda Jane Ballou 1832-1906, Smithfield RI.
Parents: Peter Ballou Jr. 1807-1872 and Eliza Ballou, born 1810.
Spouse: William Waterman Winsor 1830-1865.
Children: Ellen Francis Winsor Smith 1855-1940
Ida Burnside Winsor 1862-1945 (this info contradicts above info)
Amanda Ballou Winsor was married to William Waterman Winsor, they divorced, but had one child, a daughter Ellen who married a Smith. Amanda did not remarry, however William did. Note: William Winsor planted 17 trees during the Civil War in 1863 which still survive today at the Waterman Winsor Farm located in the the Greenville part of Smithfield, Rhode Island. See wiki article on this beautiful and historic property here.
Civil War: Winsor, William W.
Union Battle Unit name: 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery
COMPANY: Co. A, Co. B
SOLDIER'S RANK IN & OUT: Private
NOTES: Company Note Battery A.
Battle Unit Note - B
These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards. This beautiful old family piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was a personal calling card for this couple, and is one of a kind.
Size: 2 x 3.5 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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