Winters and Eaton

Author: William A. Fox

ISBN 978-1-60264-101-3 (hardcover)

120 pages

This is a history of the ancestors and descendants of Belden Leslie Winters (1873-1928) and his wife Anna Ora Eaton (1875-1956). The book begins with a chapter about Belden Winters' ancestors, followed by another about those of Anna Eaton, Belden and Anna and their children and grandchildren are then covered in detail, and outline information is provided for later generations.

Belden's story begins in Ohio in the early 19th century with Henry Winters (ca. 1770-1830), an early Ohio pioneer. It continues with George Winters (1811-1895) and Belden's father, George Washington Winters (1851-1927). Anna's starts with Thomas Browne Eaton (1777-1828) and continues into the 19th and 20th centuries to her father, Thomas Newton Eaton (1842-1920). The stories of Belden and Anna and those of their nine children, 16 grandchildren, and subsequent generations follow.

A list of sources and a name index complete the book. Three Appendixes are provided. Two descendant reports make relationships easier to understand and remember. A blank family group sheet is also provided.



Naval architect and writer William A. Fox was born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1943. He came by his interest in family history from his grandmother, Estol Winters Fox, and his mother, Katherine Johnson Fox. Mr. Fox graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1965 and received his Master's Degree in Urban Studies from Old Dominion University in 1979. He worked in New York, Italy, Spain, Iran, and Newport News before his retirement in 2006.

Mr. Fox began his writing career with an article on ship modeling in 1975, and then researched and wrote a history of the tug Dorothy (Newport News Hull No.1) in 1976. He co-authored Some Johnsons of Surry with his aunt in 1978. In 1986 he researched and wrote Always Good Ships, a comprehensive history of all the ships built at Newport News Shipbuilding since its founding in 1886. In 1994 he wrote Fox and Adler, a history of his grandfather's family. Over the years, Mr. Fox has contributed many articles on local and maritime history to magazines and newspapers, and he has edited several books, including Robert Burgess' Chesapeake Sailing Craft in 2005.

Married to the former Mary Largen since 1981, Mr. Fox now lives in Williamsburg, Virgina, where he enjoys local history, genealogy, travel, writing, flying, and boating on the James River.

Category: Genealogy, Non-Fiction

Type: books

Vendor: William A. Fox

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