Edward W. and Mary Ann Trinnaman Winn: The Winn’s were both born in England, Edward December 3, 1840, in Limpsfield, Tandridge, Surrey and Mary Ann in October, 1842, in Kent to James and Elizabeth Sarah Williams Trinnaman, In England, Edward was a boilermaker, working construction in the London shipyards and in Bermuda, building a large floating dock. They married in 1860 and were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1865. In 1868 Edward came to New York where he purchased a grocery store and six months later his wife and three children joined him. They arrived in Salt Lake in 1871, then in 1875 moved with five children to Lehi then to Highland, where their sixth child was born that fall. Four more children were born to them in Highland.
They owned the 160 acres where the Highland Heritage Park (#74 on the 1958 Highland map) is now and received their homestead papers in November, 1881. Winn had no experience at farming so he struggled greatly to provide for his family. He left the farm to work in the mines of American Fork Canyon. This took him away from his family and was a more dangerous occupation than farming. He was once thrown from a horse while being chased by a mountain lion and broke both his legs. He was part of the 1870’s water lawsuit argued by Attorney George Sutherland.
Before coming to Highland the Winn’s had dissociated from the Church and were never active while living here.
In 1893 three of their children died within two weeks from diphtheria. All of the children at home were infected but the others recovered. Their oldest daughter, Mary Ann, had married Robert Jones in 1879 and the same diphtheria epidemic struck their home, killing three of their children also.
Edward was one who gave great effort to win water rights for Highland. He fought Lehi in the Supreme Court and won.
The Winn’s were one of six families who were on the 1880 census and also the 1900 census. In 1910 the Winn’s sold their farm and moved to American Fork. Edward died six months later at the age of 70 on August 19, 1910. Mary Ann had died in October, 1929, in American Fork and they are buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.
Edward William and Marguerite Adamson Winn: Ed homesteaded the 80 acres directly north of his father’s (#75 on the 1958 Highland map). He was born in Kent, England November 10, 1860, and migrated with his parents Edward and May Ann Trinnaman Winn (q.v.), in 1871. His parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1865 but he was not baptized until he was 50 years old.
Marguerite was born February 25, 1864, in Sanpete County, Utah Territory to Alexander and Mary Hutchison Adamson (q.v.). They were married February 15, 1885, and were living in Highland at the 1900 census. By 1910 they were living in Burley, Idaho where Marguerite died June 5, 1914. Ed married Minnie Hansen April 18. 1916, and after her death he married Iona Adeline Carson Ault April 10, 1940. He died September 12, 1940.
Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by
Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society
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