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Kinyon, Shepherd E.

Born: 1808-XX-XX Connecticut

Flourished: McLean County, Illinois

Kinyon lived in McLean County, Illinois, where in 1840 he was a farmer. In 1844, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives, losing to David Davis. In July 1848, Kinyon was appointed postmaster at Mount Hope, a position he held until December 1852. In 1860, he was a merchant in Bloomington.

U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), McLean County, IL, 271; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 3, Bloomington, McLean County, IL, 241; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 393; Table of Post Offices in the United States on the First Day of January, 1851 (Washington, DC: W & J. C. Greer, 1851), 178; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-Sept. 30, 1971, vol. 1845-1855, 118, microfilm publication M841, roll 27, 2, RG28: Records of the Post Office Department, Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Daniel Procter to Abraham Lincoln.