Doddridge County Roots

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William A. "Big Bill" KINNEY

Male 1844 - 1912  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name William A. "Big Bill" KINNEY 
    Born CA 1844  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _MILT Co C, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War  [4
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Living alone, divorced, no occupation.
    Occupation farmer  [5, 6
    Died 10 Dec 1912  [4
    Person ID I92378  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Israel KINNEY,   b. 3 Sep 1805, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1872, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Cassandra TUCKER,   b. CA 1806, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mahalia SMITH,   b. CA 1839, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Oct 1865  Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced Y  [7, 8
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jul 5 1870:
      Wm. Kinney, 25, farmer; value of real estate $800, value of personal estate $500; cannot read/write; Mahala, 30, cannot write; Flora, 11 months, birth month June; Susan Underwood, 14; Martin V. Underwood.
      NOTE: The two Underwood children were William's stepchildren, Malalia's children from her marriage to Thomas J. Underwood.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 17 1880:
      William Kiney [sic], 37, farmer, cannot write; wife Mahalie, 42; son Martin, 20, farmer, cannot write; dau Florah, 11, attended school within the year, cannot write.
      NOTE: The family member listed as son Martin Kinney should have been listed as stepson Martin Underwood.

      No entry has been found for this family in the 1900 Census.

      1910 Census, Tyler Co, WV (McElroy District), enumerated on May 9 1910 at Indian Creek Road:
      Samuel Halman, 58, keeper of boarding house, married 4 yrs (2nd marriage); wife Atha Halman, 41, married 4 yrs (1st marriage), no children; servant William A. Crislip, 14; mother-in-law Mahalia Kinney, 71, divorced, mother of 5 children (2 still living).

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Apr 26 1910:
      William Kinney, 66, divorced, no occupation, living alone.

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    Children 
     1. Flora KINNEY,   b. 17 Mar 1869, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1961, Sunnyside (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F11649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2293] Tyler County Marriage Records, Middlebourne, WV.

    2. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    4. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    5. [S2107] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant Twp).

    6. [S2108] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant District).

    7. [S2032] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    8. [S2234] 1910 Census, Tyler County, WV.