I have found the family in the 1850 fed. census (Burton, Cattaraugus, NY) and also in 1860 (Amity, Allegany, NY, post office Belmont).
In 1850, children are listed as Hudson (b. abt 1833), Miles (aka Milo, b. abt 1836), Martin (b. abt 1838) and Leonora (aka Eleanora, b. 1842) These four are my ancestors.
Also listed are two Winchell children (Maria & Ivantha) plus an adult male, age 27, named Aaron WOOD.
In that 1850 census, the parents are listed as William E. Winchell and Margaret Winchell. I'm assuming that the mother must have remarried, but I don't know.
In 1860, the last few family members were living in Amity - W.E. Winchell and wife Margaret along with daughters Eleanora and Cordelia. The three sons had moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin before 1860.
Eleanora married Chauncey Doty in Belmont in 1861 and they also moved to Stevens Point, Wisconsin in abt. 1865. Cordelia Winchell moved to Stevens Point also and lived out her life.
I'm trying to find the maiden name and information on the mother and father of Hudson, Milo, Martin and Eleanora Cooper plus any information on why they lived with Mr. Winchell. I'm guessing that Mr. Cooper (father) died sometime before 1850 and then his wife remarried.
Any information you have would be greatly appreciated!