Levin Winder (1757-1819)
MSA SC 3520-1396

Governor of Maryland, 1812-1816 (Federalist)

Born:  Somerset County, September 4, 17571
Father:  William Winder2
Mother:  Esther (Gillis) Winder3
Brothers:  John Winder (1745-1822); William Winder, Jr. (?-1808); and possibly Thomas
Sisters:  Jane; Lean (ca. 1760-?); Esther (?-ca. 1790); and Priscilla (ca. 1740-by 1779)
Marriage:  May 13, 1790 to Mary Staughton Sloss4
Children:   William Sidney, Edward Stoughton, Mary Ann5
Education: studied law6
Religious affiliation: Presbyterian7
Military Service:
            First Lieutenant, Fifth Company, Smallwood's Battalion, January 1776
            Captain, First Maryland Regiment, December 1776
            Major, Fourth Maryland Regiment, 1777
            Lieutenant Colonel, Second Maryland Regiment, 1781
            Transfered to First Maryland Regiment, 1781
            Discharged, 1783
            Major General, Second Division, Maryland Militia, commissioned 17948
Positions held:
           Maryland House of Delegates, 1789-1793
            Speaker of the Maryland House of Representatives, 1791-1793, 1808-1809
            Trustee, Washington Academy, Somerset County, 1797-1819
            Maryland Senate elector, Somerset County, 1796, 1801, 1806
            Governor of Maryland, 1812-18169
Died:   Baltimore, July 1, 181910
Burial:  First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Baltimore; reinterred on his estate on Monie Creek near Princess Anne, Somerset County11

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