It turns out something I want to see (or have somebody look at for me) is in Seattle.
The Alexander Sampson papers (letters, diaries, etc.) are at the University of Washington. You may recall that Captain Sampson is one of the Duxbury, MA men who joined Rufus Holmes and my 3rd great-grandfather, William W. Winsor, in the settling of Port Angeles, Washington.
The James G. Swan diaries (available online) mentioned William up until 1864, when he was in Victoria, British Columbia.
There is an 1867 court case in Jefferson County, Washington in which a W. W. Winsor in mentioned. Unfortunately, every time I try to access the Washington State Archives Digital Archives, where the case is supposed to be mentioned, I get an error page. (Perhaps because I have an international IP.)
I hope that Alexander Sampson's correspondence and diaries might say more about William, including where he went, and possibly when and where William died.
My husband says he will have nothing better to do for a week in Seattle, and he is more than willing to go to U-Dub's library for me, rather than stay in his room at McChord.
He is not "into" genealogy, but he is always willing to lend me a hand!
As my Friday gets underway, I would like to thank Betty of Betty's Boneyward Genealogy Blog, who included me when she passed on the Ancestor Approved Award. Thank you very much. :)
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