Doddridge County Roots

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Benjamin KINNEY

Male 1829 - 1879  (49 years)


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  • Name Benjamin KINNEY 
    Born 5 Nov 1829  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Birth date on headstone is Nov 5 1839. But age at marriage and in census records would indicate an 1829 or 1830 birth year, and age 49 in death record also indicates an 1829 birth year. Benjamin and his brother John were thus twins, as both were listed as age 20 in the 1850 Census. There is still the discrepancy, however, in their reported place of birth, whether Harrison County or Tyler County, which probably stems from the fluctuating county boundaries of that time.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1867  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Co M, 6th WVa Inf, Civil War 
    Died 23 Mar 1879  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I41047  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2016 

    Father Snoden Slater KINNEY,   b. 11 Aug 1803, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1889, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary A. SAYRE,   b. CA 1798, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1875, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Family ID F11794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Almeda Adaline THORN,   b. CA 1837,   d. Bef Sep 1867  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1852  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 23 1860:
      Benjamin Kinney, 30, farmer; Adaline, 24.
      A nearby household:
      David Kinney, 25, blacksmith; Harriet, 17; John, 8; Mary, 5; Kesiah, 2 months.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 9 1870:
      Benj Kinney, 40, farmer; Lenora, 24; John S, 15; Mary V, 13; Elizabeth, 8; Benj W, 5; James S, 1. [7]
    Children 
    +1. John S. KINNEY,   b. 1852,   d. 1914  (Age 62 years)
    +2. Elizabeth KINNEY,   b. Apr 1862, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Benjamin W. KINNEY,   b. Nov 1864, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1935, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Family ID F19346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lenora WELCH,   b. 7 Mar 1845, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1923, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1867  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 9 1870:
      Benj Kinney, 40, farmer; Lenora, 24; John S, 15; Mary V, 13; Elizabeth, 8; Benj W, 5; James S, 1.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 5 1880:
      Lenora Welch, 35, widowed; son Jas. S, 11; son Lewis T, 8; dau B. V., 5; son C. C., 3; brother Ephraim Welch, 33, single, farmer.
    Children 
    +1. James S. KINNEY,   b. Feb 1869, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Amos W. KINNEY,   b. 27 Oct 1870,   d. 5 Oct 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +3. Lewis Townsend KINNEY,   b. 1 Dec 1872, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1943, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Bird Virginia "Jennie" KINNEY,   b. 23 Sep 1874, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 57 years)
     5. Charles Camden KINNEY,   b. 22 Feb 1877, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F16866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1864] Death Record - Birth date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 32 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5046536&Type=Death.
      Identified as Benj. Kinney, white male, farmer, age 49, b. Va, son of S. S. Kinney; died Mar 23 1879 in Doddridge County, cause of death diabetes. Informant: Lenora Kinney, wife.

    4. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    7. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    8. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as Benjamin Kinney, widowed, 36, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Snowden & Mary; and Leanora Welch, 22, b. Barbour Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of James & Peggy. Married Sep 23 1867.