Winters, Jacob

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Jacob Winters was born in Beckley County, Virginia around 1844. He went on to become a private in Company D of the 22nd United States Colored Troops Regiment. Winters enlisted for a three year term on December 17, 1863 in Chambersburg as a nineteen year old. Enlistment records describe him as being five feet and three inches tall with grey eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion. He returned to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania after the war and married his wife Margaret. The two had at least four children. Winters passed away on January 4, 1915 and was buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. (By Brenna McKelvey)

Life span
01/01/1844—01/04/1915

Life Summary

Full name
  Jacob Winters
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Spouses
  1
Family
 
Margaret Winters (wife)
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Military
  Union Army

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