My great-great-grandfather John L. Winchell's sister married Uriah Surriner Sr. and they lived in Housatonic in the house below, just down the street from John's house. The 1870 census gave Uriah's occupation as a carpenter. I wouldn't be surprised if he had worked on the Searles Castle with his wife's nephew Henry Winchell.Great Barrington Congregational Church Records, Records of St. James Church, Great Barrington 1770-1793. Records of the Ministerial Offices of the Rev. Gideon Bostwick
p. 112 Surner Jacob d[died] 14 Noc 1807 aged 93 yrs. Soldier War of 1812Surner, Sarah, wife of Uriah d[ied] 9 Jan 1848 aged 29 (Uriah's first wife. Henrietta was his second.)
Alonzo, d[ied] 21 Mar 1863, aged 20 yrs. 1 m[month] 5 d[ays] C[ompany]. A. Mass. 10th infantry
Edwin d[ied] 12 Mar 1853 aged 8 yrs. Son of Uriah and Sarah
Marcus d[ied] 7 Sep 1865 aged 14 yrs.
Uriah and Lucinda had four children: William, George, Uriah Jr. and Lucinda. I'd like to find out what happened to them. It's not easy researching this family because the spelling of the surname is always changing. I don't know the origin of it either.