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In 1788 Peter and Eva Wintemute migrated from the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania to Canada settling along the Niagara River at Black Rock which was about three miles below Fort Erie. Corporal Peter Wintemute was given a land grant for loyalty to the crown and his service to the King during the American Revolution.
Philip Wintemute , the son of Peter Wintemute and Eva Sipes was born on 13 August 1789 at Bertie Township. Philip was one of nine children, (seven sons and three daughters), born to Peter and Eva Wintemute.
According to church records of St. Mark’s and St. Andrew’s, Philip Wintemute was baptised 4 December 1793 at Niagara.
During the war of 1812-1814 Private Philip Wintemute served in the 1st Flank Company of the 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia commanded by Captain John Harvey After the war he was entitled to make a land claim for his military service. His application file #91 pages 1834-1835 is listed in An Index of Land Claims Certificates of Upper Canada Militiamen who served in War of 1812-1814 by Wilfred R. Lauber. This proof of his service is attached with this application.
Private Philip Wintemute’s military service is documented within the digitized War of 1812 Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists RG 91B7 Mikan 183676 on the Collections Canada website. In order to further prove his service, scans of pages from this website have been attached with this application.
Philip was never married. Philip’s mother Eva Sipes Wintemute, (daughter of Jacob and Hannah Sipes), died on 30 May 1835. His father Peter passed away on 31 December 1838 at 87 years, 4 months and 22 days. In Peter’s will Philip was bequeathed 50 acres of land which was the south half of Lot 9, Conc 3 Bertie Township. Both Peter and Eva are buried at McAffee Cemetery, Fort Erie, Ontario.
Philip died at 60 years of age on 11 September 1849 and was buried on 13 September 1849 at McAffee Cemetery, Fort Erie, Ontario by rector of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Source Register of St. Paul’s Fort Erie Burials 1844-1850
Philip’s will on file at St. Catharines is dated 25 June 1849 was proved 9 Sept 1850.
Veteran SummaryPhillip Wintemute
Private, 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia
Place of Birth
Bertie Twp., Lincoln County, Upper Canada, ON, CAN
Place of Death
Bertie Twp., Welland Co., ON, CAN
Died on: 11 SEP 1849
Location of Grave
McAffee Cemetery, Thompson Road
Fort Erie, ON, CAN
Latitude: 42.946908N Longitude: -78.945006