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Kinney, Jr., Henry

Born: 1807-08-04 New York

Died: 1889-04-02

Flourished: 1839-05-23 Sangamon County, Illinois

Henry, Jr. emigrated with his parents from Cazenovia, New York to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1822, settling in Loami. In 1828, he married Margaret A. Dorrance, a union that produced five children. During the Black Hawk War, Henry, Jr. served as a second corporal in Jonathan R. Saunders's company of the 2nd Regiment of Mounted Volunteers. After the war, he purchased forty acres of public land near Loami. In 1850, he was farming near Loami and owned real estate valued at $2,800. By 1860, he owned real estate valued at $14,000 and had a personal estate of $1,200.

Gravestone, Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 23 October 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 431-32; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:89; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:149, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 176; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 193.