I have some information which may be of intrest to those researching Barnabs Kinney and Naamah Holcomb. These are the minutes of the first several annual Kinney reunions and a letter written by Ezra Chatfield whose daughter Livonia F. married Joseph Burroughs Kinney, grandson of Barnabas and Naamah.
First Reunion Paper:
The different branches of the Kinney family held a reunion at Annin Creek, Saturady, September 10, 1896. The intention was to have a picnic in the grove on the old Niles Kinney Place, but heavythunderstormes of Friday night ...prevented that feature from being carried out. ....
The old stock of Kinneys, heads of the different branches or families of the present generation were:
Alanson, Niles, Luther, Ira, and Levi
Hannah, wife of Darius Simpson, Charlotte, wife of HcC. Simpson, and Melinda, wife of C
All of the above are now dead. The only representatives of the older stock now alive who were present were:
Lucinda, widow of Niles Kinney, aged eighty three years, Caroline, wife of Luther, aged seventy nine, and D.C. Winship, husband of Melinda, aged seventy four.
The old stock was a family of large stature and weight, the brothers ranging from one hundred and eighty pounds to two hundred and seventy pounds, andone of the sisters at one time weighed three hundred and sixty seven pounds.....
All the branches of the family were represented, exceptthose of Ira, of whom Adam Kinney of Jasper, NY is a representative and that of Captain Levi H Kinney, of whom Captain Lant Kinney is the only living child, and Mrs Lester Ward of Port Allegany is a grand daughter, and Ide and Bryce Kinney are grandsons.......
There are at this time about one hundred and seventy members of the family.
TurtlePoint, PA Sept. 11, 1897
...a reunion washeld at Turtle Point today, at which were present about one hundred and fifty people, about one hundred and twenty of whom were immediate decendents of Barnabas and Naamah Kinney.
The Kinney family are of Scotch Irish descent, having emigrated from Scotland to Ireland, From whence three brother came to New York. The name was originally MacKinney, but after coming to this country, two of the brothers threw off the Mac from their name and called themselves Kinney. One of these brothers moved south, where descendents still reside, and one remained in New York, where our grandfather, Barnabas Kinney, Jr. was born ten days after the Declatation of Independence.
His wife was Naamah Holcomb, daughter of return Holcomb, a Revolutionary soldier who served during the entire War of Independence.
One wing of the Kinney Family is at present divided into seven branches, Barnabas Kinney, Jr., having had nine children, of whom seven became heads of present branches of the family, the names of whom were: Alanson, Niles, Luther, Ira, Levi H, the sons, and Charlotte K Simpson and MelindaK Winship the daughters, all of whom are now dead, Captain Levi H. Kinney having been the last to pass away, sometwo years since. Most of these lived in this section for many years and are still remembered.
Since our last reunion, three of our number have passed over to join the great reunion on the other side: Aunt Lucinda Kinney, Widow of Niles Kinney; Mary, wife of J.B. Kinney, and Reuben F. Miller, Husband of Eva B. Kinney; and we are sure that there we will find them ....
It was by unanimous concent agreed to hold our next reunion at Barney Kinney's in Woodhull, Steuben County, New York. ....
Ezra Chatfield Letter:
As my children may wish to know something of their ancestors, I, Ezra Chatfield, will breifly stste what I remember.
My grandfather, Thomas Chatfield, was one on an ancient and once numerous family in the county of Sussex, England, and in the Parish registers of Wivelsfield, Lindfield, and Creekfield in that country their genealogy may be traced. My father, William Chatfield, son of Thomas, aforesiad (who had 21 children) had only one brother (Walter) who left issue (Thomas, Mary Ann, and Walter). My mother was Francis Terry, of Maidstone, in the county of Kent, England. The register of my birth was made in Dr. William's library, Redcross Street, London.
The grand father of J.B. Kinney, Barnabas Kinney, and his Grandmother, Naamah Holcomb, were born in Hillsdale, Columbia County, N.Y.. he father of J. B. Kinney was Alanson, son of the above. He was married first to Sarah Britton, of Sodus, Wayne Co., NY. By her he had issue: Jane, who was married to Joseph Silsbee, Mary, who was married to Sanford Newell; Naamah, who was married to andrew J. Orton; Charlotte, who was married to Sherman Holcomb; and Aldemar, who was married to Rosetta Gleason. By his second wife, Lydia Burroughs, he had Samuel, who was killed in the great rebellion; Sarah, who died an infantwas before or near after Samuel; Nancy, whowas married to William Sutherland; Ira whodied in hospital during the great rebellion; Joseph Burroughs, the above named who married Livinia Chatfield; Barnabas, who married Lavinia Woodruff; Andrew Sampson, who married Emma Merrick; and Eliza, who married Warren Smith.
Alanson had brothers and sisters; Hannah, who married to Darius Simpson; Charlotte, who marriedto H.C. Simpson; Niles, who married Catherine Brotzman, and afterwards Lucinda Butler; Ira who married Eliza Brotzman; Luther, who married Caroline Holcomb; Levi who married Mary Tyler and afterwards Clarissa Granger (once Norton); Wealthy, who died at 19; Malinda, who married Dugold Cameron Winship.
Ezra Chatfield had half sisters and brothers: Ester Knight who died about 12 years of age, Lucy Knight a grown-up woman, who died on the voyage from England; Enoch Knight, who married Eliza Willis, died in Michigan; Joel Knight, married in Boston, died in Washington Territory (once Oregon); Jesse Knight, married Sophia ____, Afterwards Nancy Foster, and died in Sodus, Wayne Co., NY
Tipporah, wife of Ezra Chatfield had brothers and sisters; William Orton, who married Rosanna Baker in Canada; Livonia Orton was married to Charles Allen, died in Sodus; Daniel D Orton, married Harriet ____; Phebe Orton, died in Sodus, over 20 years of age; Melinda Orton, was married to Isaac Mansfield; Andrew J Orton, married Naamah Kinney; James Orton, married Louisa ___, died in hospital in the rebellion; Maria Orton, Married Walter Laing in Canada.
Ezra Chatfield, Father of Livonia F Kinney, was born in Maidstone County of Kent, England, March 4, 1789. Was married to Elizabeth Underwood, of Billesdown, Leicestershire, England; afterwards, on March 2 1817, to Tipporah Orton, daughter of William and Jerutia Orton, of Sodus, Wayne Co, NY.
Children of Ezra and Elizabeth Chatfield: William, born Oct 7 1826, in London, died an infant; Simeon, born Oct 17 1827, married Harriet Howell, of Williams, Wayne County; Ann Mary, born Feb ^, 1830, in GAlen, Wayne Co, NY, June 15 1832, married to Edward Hiserodt, of Illinois. Children by his wife Tipporah: William, born Jan 17 1837, in Sodus, went west when 17, heard of him as far as Wisconsin and never since; Jerutia Orton, born Oct 1839, in Sodus, was married to Asa H. Griffen, of Jasper, Steuben County NY; Livonia Francis, born june 26 1842 in Lyons, Wayne County, NY, and married to Joseph Burroughs Kinney; Ezra, born September 18, 1845, in Sodus, Wayne County, NY, and married to MAry S. Walrath, of Jasper, Steuben County; Tiporrah M, was born May 10 1850, in Sodus, Wayne County.
Births: Joseph Burroughs Kinney- July 29 1844; Orton Alanson Kinney- Aug 20 1869; Livonia Francis Chatfield- June 26, 1842; Amertie May Kinney- Feb 3, 1873; Nettie Hester Kinney- Aug 17, 1867; Emory Chatfield Kinney- May 18 1874; Kittie Louisa Kinney- July 16, 1876
I also have a list of Kinneys buried in Annin Creek Cemetery, McKean Co., PA:
J. Burr Kinney 1845-1919
Mertie M 1873-1890
Claire C. 1888-1910
Ira N Kinney 1891-1973
Lola M Kinney 1893 1971
Niles Kinney died 18 jun 1878 aged 69
Henry H Kinney died Feb 3 1878 aged 32 years 8 mo
Luther J. Kinney 1869 - 1963
wife Nettie 1871 - 1946
Aldemar Kinney 1839 - 1913
wife Rosetta 1842 -
Naamah Kinney 2-17-1780 - 1- 21- 1871 Daughter of the Revolution (This is Naamah Holcomb wife of Barnabas Kinney Jr.)
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