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History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches

By H. C. Bradsby, 1891

Biographical Sketches pp. 935-944
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Keen, natives of New Jersey, whose ancestors were of German extraction. Robert Keen is the fourth of a family of seven—one daughter and six sons—all of whom, excepting the daughter, are still living. Mr. Keen was united in matrimony, November 17, 1866, to Abbie C., daughter of Henry and Laura L. (Overton) Donley, natives of this State; she was born March 25, 1846, the eighth in a family of ten children—six girls and four boys—and is a native of this county. There have been born to them four children, as follows: Ella, wife of Edward Barnes, son of William Barnes; Miles, Nora and Oakley. Mr. Keen has had his own way to make in the world, and by his perseverance and industry is now the owner of a well-improved farm in North Towanda, where he resides, in a very picturesque locality. He is one of the leading farmers in the vicinity, having combined the raising of tobacco with general farming and stock-raising. He is an active member of the I.O.O.F., and has taken a great interest in the public schools, having served nine years as school director. He is a Democrat in politics, and a man of good moral principals and much respected by the community; he came from Sussex county, N.J., about thirty-three years ago, to Standing Stone, and soon after located where he now lives. Mrs. Keen is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of Towanda, and has taken an active interest in the Sunday-school.

AUGUSTUS G. KELLEY, farmer, P.O. LeRoy, was born in Middletown, Delaware Co., N.Y., a son of Edmund and Salina (Stephens) Kelley, the former being born in Albany county, N.Y., the latter in Delaware county, N.Y. Edmund Kelley is the son of Edmund Kelley who was born in Dutchess county, N.Y., and served in the Revolutionary War a term of three and one-half years; after his discharge from Washington’s army he was in the War of 1812, when again, though advanced in years, the old soldier met the enemy of his country. Edmund Kelley, Jr., removed from Delaware county to LeRoy township in 1847, and took up a tract of land of 300 acres; he is now living at the age of eighty-eight, able to chop his own wood, and make his own garden; his family consists of ten children, all of whom are now living. Augustus G. was reared and educated in Delaware county, N.Y., until his thirteenth year, when he removed with his father to this county. At the age of twenty, May 21, 1854, he married Dillie, daughter H.K. and Sallie Holcomb, of LeRoy. Mrs. Kelley is a granddaughter of Alpheus Holcomb, one of the first settlers of LeRoy township. To them were born two children; the elder, Eugene, was born in October, 18--, married to Laura, daughter of Hoyt and Mary Ann Chaapel, and has two children; the younger, George, was born May 16, 18--. Mr. Kelley is an enterprising farmer, having cleared and improved 200 acres of land; he owns about four hundred acres in this county, and almost the same in Cameron county, Pa., all of which he accumulated by his own industry; he is also an extensive stock-raiser and speculator; is Independent in politics.

CURTIS KELLEY, farmer, P.O. LeRoy, was born in LeRoy township, this county, August 4, 1849, a son of Edmund and Salina (Stephens) Kelley, the former a native of Albany county, N.Y., the latter of

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    Delaware county, N.Y. The father is the son of Edmund Kelley, of Revolutionary fame, and who afterward fought in the War of 1812. Edmund Kelley, Jr., removed from Delaware county, N.Y., to LeRoy, settling on a tract of land of 300 acres, where he engaged in farming and lumbering; he is now living at the age of eighty-eight, and able to do his own gardening; his family consists of ten children—eight sons and two daughters—all of whom grew to maturity, and are now living, seven in this county. The subject of this memoir is the seventh in the family, and was reared and educated in the town of LeRoy, confining himself to farming and lumbering. At the age of twenty-three he married Arsula, daughter of Frederick and Lucy Smith, natives of this county; Mr. Smith was a blacksmith, and died while in the army. To Mr. and Mrs. Kelley were born three daughters: Amy, born in July, 1874; Edith, born in November, 1876, and Matie, born in 1883. Mr. Kelley is an extensive farmer, confining his interests to stock-raising and butter-making. Politically he is Democratic.

    C. A. KELLEY, farmer, P.O. LeRoy, was born in LeRoy, September 24, 1841, a son of John and Abigail (Burroughs) Kelley, both of whom were born in the town of Roxburg, Delaware Co., N.Y., the former being the son of Edmund Kelley, a Revolutionary soldier. John Kelley removed to LeRoy about 1838, and was engaged in farming; his family consisted of six children—four sons and two daughters—all of whom grew to maturity. The subject of this memoir, who is the sixth in the family, was reared in LeRoy, and educated at the common schools. He married Lydia S., daughter of J.G. and Salome Hammond, of LeRoy, and to them were born three children, as follows: Judson, born January 15, 1871; Florence, born June 20, 1873; and Fanny, born November 7, 1876, all of whom are living and unmarried at this date. In early life Mr. Kelley was somewhat engaged in lumbering; also kept a store at LeRoy Corners. His farm consists of 250 acres of land, well adapted to general farming. He served his country by paying $700 for a substitute. He is a member of the Baptist Church; in politics he is an Independent.

    CHARLES KELLOGG, mechanical engineer, Athens, is a native of Montgomery county, N.Y., born July 12, 1836, a son of William and A.M. (Lovell) Kellogg, the former a native of Connecticut, and the latter of Dutchess county, N.Y. William Kellogg was a general mechanic and bridge builder, and for some years resided in Easton, Pa., where he died in his seventieth year in 1883; his wife, and mother of his children, had died in the same place six years previously, 1877, in her sixty-first year. The Kelloggs are of good old Revolutionary stock. The paternal great-grandfather of the gentleman whose name heads this article, was a soldier in the line under Washington. William Kellogg had a family of four children, of whom Charles is the third in the order of birth. The subject grew to manhood in his father’s home and learned the lesson of an honest mechanic’s son at his father’s trade, and gave the usual attendance upon the neighborhood schools in the vicinity; and by the time he had attained his majority he was a fairly skilled mechanic, millwright and bridge builder. His father’s family removed from Albany to Easton in 1857, and in 1862 the young man

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    embarked in business for himself, contracting and bridge building, and was thus engaged in Easton until 1869, when he changed his residence to Athens, his present home. Here he started, without capital, his little shop, in March, 1869, that is now the great and world-wide Union Bridge Company, but at first was known as the Athens Bridge Works. In 1884 he sold his interests here in the Bridge Works, and in 1889 organized the Elmira Bridge Company, and he is the present head of the concern, which employs in the shops over two hundred men. Charles Kellogg and Anna A. Pike were united in marriage, in 1867, in the borough of Athens; she is the daughter of John M. and M.S. (Lockwood) Pike, of the city of New York and Bradford county, respectively; there were three children in this family who grew to maturity, of whom she is the third, and was born in Ulster township, this county, in June, 1842. Of this union there are two children: Clara A. and Charles F. Kellogg. This is one of the pleasant and prominent families in the social circle of Athens. Mr. Kellogg is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Rural Amity Lodge, No. 70, also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Geographical Society. In political matters he affiliates with the Republican party, but is not a politician, rather giving his time and attention to his business, and the claims of his little family circle.

    MYRON KELLOGG, farmer, of Asylum township, P.O. Liberty Corners, was born in Monroe township, this county, March 19, 1825, and is a son of Moses and Mehetabel (Mason) Kellogg. The Kellogg family in America date back to three Scotch brothers, who removed to Massachusetts at a very early day. Amasa, a descendant of one of the brothers, and the grandfather of Myron, came to Monroe township in 1813, to act as deputy for Abner C. Rockwell, then sheriff of the county; he was in the War of 1812. In the family of Moses Kellogg there were eleven children, eight yet living, of whom Myron is the eldest. Our subject was reared on the farm, educated in the common school, and began life for himself at twenty-one, lumbering and farming on a part of the old homestead; he purchased his present home in 1864, where he has since given his undivided attention to the cultivation of the soil. He was married, October 28, 1850, to Miss Lydia McMichen, of Towanda, by whom he had four children: Amanda E. (born November 10, 1851, married to Edward Shepherd, of Terrytown); John Myron (born October 21, 1860, a civil engineer of Baltimore, Md.), and two who died in infancy. Mrs. Kellogg died June 5, 1863, and Mr. Kellogg was married, February 28, 1864, to Mrs. Charles Atnot, formerly Miss Rebecca M. VanGorder, daughter of T.M. and Julia A. (Overton) VanGorder, of Asylum. Mr. Kellogg was formerly a Whig, and is now a Republican; has been road commissioner, school director and collector of taxes.

    EPHRAIM B. KENDALL, farmer, Granville township, P.O. LeRoy, was born in Thompkins county, N.Y., December 13, 1844, a son of Sylvester and Emily (Gray) Kendall, who settled in Granville, in 1853, where the father purchased the farm now owned by Horace Welch, and lived there until 1868, when he removed to East Troy, this county, where he now resides; he had a family of five children: Ephraim B.,

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Horatio, Joseph, Lawrence and Orange. The three eldest of these were soldiers in the Civil War, Horatio dying while in the service. Our subject enlisted, September 15, 1864, in Company K, Second New York Calvary, and was in the following battles: Cedar Run, Five Forks, and some minor engagements. After nine months’ service he was honorably discharged, and since the war he has resided in Granville township, and engaged in farming. In 1876 he married Sarah, daughter of Silas Mallory, of Chemung county, N.Y. Mr. Kendall is an enterprising citizen of Granville; in politics he is a Republican.

J. W. KENDALL, dealer in musical instruments, Athens, is a native of East Burlington, this county, and was born February 7, 1864, a son of Lawrence W. (a farmer) and Jane (Burns) Kendall, natives of this county. He is the youngest in a family of five children, and was reared on a farm, receiving a common-school education. He served an apprenticeship of four years, at the cabinet-maker’s trade, and came to Athens in September, 1888, commencing business, where he is located at the present time. He was married in Rome, N.Y., October 20, 1885, to Miss Lizzie, daughter of George and Anna (Martin) Neiss, natives of Germany (she is the youngest in a family of seven children, and was born in Rome, Oneida Co., N.Y., November 23, 1864). They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Kendall is a member of the Iron Hall, Golden Cycle and I.O.O.F.; politically he is a Democrat.

ROBERT C. KENDALL, Troy, was born in what is now North Towanda township, this county, December 12, 1836, and is a son of William V. and Sarah M. (Cash) Kendall. His father was a native of Norwich, England, a son of William Kendall, and in early manhood came to America and settled in Bradford county, Pa.; about 1833 he married a daughter of Isaac Cash, a pioneer of Sheshequin township, the issue of this union was four children: W. Cash, Robert C., Charles F. and George V.; for some years Mr. Kendall was associated with his brother John in the hotel business at Athens, this county; in 1848 he located in Troy, where he resided until his death in 1868; he was for a number of years a justice of the peace of Troy, and held the office at the time of his death. Robert C. Kendall, the subject of this sketch, was reared in Troy from twelve years of age, received a common school education, studied dentistry with Dr. A.M. Dartt, of W. Tripp; he began the practice of his profession in Troy in 1859, where with the exception of two years, he has been in active practice since. In 1863 he married Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Polly (Wilbur) Baldwin, of Troy, and has one daughter, Anna W. Mr. Kendall is a prominent member of the Masonic Fraternity; a charter member of Troy Chapter, No. 261, and past mentor of Blue Lodge; in politics he is a Democrat.

JAMES KERWIN, of the firm of Kerwin Brothers, liverymen, Towanda, was born in Towanda in 1848, a son of John and Julia (Blake) Kerwin, natives of County Tipperary, Ireland. who came to America about 1847. The father has been engaged in farming many years, and has resided continuously in Towanda since 1859; he was twice married;

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his first wife was Julia Blake, by whom he had five children, viz: Ellen (Mrs. Charles Huffner), James, William, Kate (Mrs. Simon Cullnan), and Mary (Mrs. John Cullnan); his second wife was Bridget Butler, by whom he had six children, viz.; John, Daniel, Joseph, Thomas, Bridget and Agatha. James Kerwin was reared in Towanda, where he received a public-school education. For the past ten years he has been engaged in the livery business in Towanda, with his brother, William, under the firm name of Kirwin Brothers. In 1874 he married Margaret, daughter of James and Lizzie (McGuone) Carron, of Seneca county, N.Y., and has eight children: John F., Lizzie M., Julia V., Annie, Mary M., James Edward, Genevieve and Bernard. Mr. Kerwin is a member of the Catholic Church, and in politics is a Democrat.

C. F. KIERSTED, physician, Gillett, was born in Fallsburg, Sullivan county, N.Y., September 23, 1844, a son of J.L. and Abigail (Kniffin) Kiersted, the former of whom was born in 1806, in Philadelphia, of German descent, and was a pioneer of Sullivan county; the latter was born in New York. J.L. Kiersted was a mechanic as well as a farmer; during the War of 1812 he used to go with his uncle, H.T. Kiersted (who adopted him and who was a general in the army of that day) to see soldiers drill. He had a family of nine children, six of whom grew to maturity, and five are now living. Our subject, who is the fourth in the family was reared, and educated at the common school, in Sullivan county; he studied medicine under Dr. Allen, of Broome county, N.Y., and was graduated from the Geneva Medical College. He began his medical profession in South Creek (Gillett), this county, in 1872, and has built up a large practice by his superior skill, and attention to his business, and has thereby accumulated quite a large property for his age and years of practice. In October, 1874, He married S. Elizabeth, daughter of Martin M. and Clarissa W. Carr, of Wells township. The Doctor and his wife are very fond of flowers and house plants, well understanding their wants, and have the largest oleander in the county, measuring ten feet in heighth and five feet in width of branches, stem two and one half in diameter. Dr. Kiersted is a member of the Golden Cycle and K. of H.; politically he is a Republican.

CAPTAIN GEORGE W. KILMER, farmer, P.O. Towanda, was born in the town of Asylum, this county, February 2, 1842, and is a son of Joshua and Margaret (Dings) Kilmer, natives of Schoharie county, N.Y., born of Dutch extraction, and who came to this country in 1840, locating in Asylum. Capt. Kilmer was reared on his father’s farm, the one now owned by Joel Stevens, and educated in the schools of the town, and at the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda. He taught school a short time, and when nineteen years of age he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Forty-first P.V.I., went to the front, and was soon elected sergeant; also, for distinguished bravery in many battles, he was commissioned first lieutenant, and soon thereafter was promoted to captaincy, being the youngest officer in his regiment; he was wounded at the battle of Morris’ Farm, in Virginia, was taken prisoner and sent to Libby prison, but returned home at the close of the war. Capt. Kilmer was united in marriage, October 11, 1865, with Helen A. Noble, who was born March 12, 1840, a

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    daughter of Levi and Diana (Clough) Noble, natives of Broome county, N.Y., and there have been born to them two children, as follows: J. Noble, born April 22, 1868, married to Tillie DeLong; and J. Marion, born March 18, 1880. Capt. Kilmer is a member of the G.A.R. Post, is president of the Farmers’ Alliance Lodge, and in politics is a Republican. In 1875 he was elected county commissioner, and has since been frequently honored with positions of public trust, having always proved an efficient and popular officer, one of pleasing and commanding address, and one of the county’s most worthy citizens. The family are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Kilmer has been a steward twenty-five years. He has a fine farm of nearly two hundred acres, highly improved and successfully operated.

    WILLIAM H. KING, farmer, Wysox township, P.O. Wysox, was born in Orange county, N.Y., December 27, 1836, a son of Gabriel and Sarah (Bull) King, native of New York, the former of French and the latter of German and Irish descent. In his father’s family there were nine children, of whom our subject is the eldest; he located on his present home in 1866, and has given his attention chiefly to farming. He married, December 5, 1866, Emma E., daughter of Jackson and Elizabeth (Olendoofe) Poole, natives of New York, and of Holland and German lineage, respectively. They have had five children born unto them, as follows: Elizabeth, born September 5, 1867, and died May 31, 1869; Edith A., born October 4, 1870, married to L.D. Green, farmer and carpenter, Wysox, and has one child, Carrie O., born August 16, 1889; George H., born September 3, 1872, died February 15, 1874; Abel S., born May 28, 1875, and Robert L., born June 11, 1887. Mr. King is a staunch Democrat, and has held the offices of school director, commissioner and assessor.

    L. S. KINGSBURY, farmer, Sheshequin, is the son of Col. Joseph Kingsbury, a surveyor, who was born in Enfield, Conn., in 1774, who came to this county when nineteen years old, his baggage in a handkerchief, and made his home with Gen. Simon Spalding, and surveyed and plotted nearly all the land of this and adjoining counties. Joseph Kingsbury married Miss Spalding, a daughter of Gen. Spalding, and died January 22, 1849, leaving ten children—five boys and five girls—who grew to maturity, as follows: Polly, married to Allen Smith; Almira, married to Charles Comstock; Byron, married to Wealthy Ann Gore; Burton, married to Rowena Scott; Eliza, married to Ira H. Stevens; Henry, married to Matilda Clisba; Joseph, married to Matilda Mix; Marion, married to George Sanderson; Helen, married to M.C. Mercur; and L.S. Kingsbury. The first house built in the township was on the farm now owned by Mr. Kingsbury, a log house built by Gen. Spalding in 1738, on the banks of a little run a short distance from the river. L.S. Kingsbury grew to manhood on his father’s farm in Sheshequin, and attended school at the academy of Athens and Towanda, gaining a good education. When seventeen years old he commenced life for himself, working his father’s farm, and has controlled the farm since. In 1866 he purchased a stable in Towanda, and was proprietor of that for nearly twenty years. In 1884 and 1885,

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he was at Athens engaged in training trotting horses for the track, and among others was W.M. Mallory, that sold for $10,500; he is the owner of G.D.S. that has a record of 2.29 1/4. The old homestead contains 180 acres, one half of which is bottom land. He was married February 28, 1844, to Sarah, daughter of William and Jennie Myers Osborn, natives of Orange county, N.Y.; their family consisted of three daughters: Alice, married to O.D. Kinney, and died without issue; Gracie G., married to John Childs, also died childless; and Myra, who is an Universalist minister of note of Morrisville, Vt. The family are Universalists. Mr. Kingsbury is a member of the I.O.O.F., Valley Lodge, No. 644, and has passed all the chairs; and in politics he is a Republican.

J. C. KINGSLAND, blacksmith, Gillett, was born in Windham township, this county, July 1, 1854. He was reared and educated in Windham and Sheshequin township, and when nineteen years old commenced to serve and apprenticeship of nearly three years to W.M. Segar, as blacksmith and horse-shoer, serving additional time in another shop where he completed the rudiments of his trade. He is the son of John and Elmira (Elsbree) Kingsland, former of whom is a native of New York City, a stone-cutter by trade, who removed to this county about the year 1840, the latter, a native of Windham, Bradford Co., Pa., a daughter of Joseph Elsbree, who came from the East in the early settlement of the county; she was a near relative of William Mackey, of Revolutionary fame. To them were born three children, all of whom are living, prosperous and enterprising, our subject being the second in order of birth. J.C. Kingsland first opened a shop for himself in Fassett, near the State line, where he spent thirteen years of his best days, in building up a trade both extensive and lucrative. He is a practical horse-shoer, and has made the anatomy of that animal, especially the foot, a study; he can name all the parts in relation of the one to the other; demonstrate the shoe as adapted to the various forms of particular hoofs, also the peculiar gait or habit of the horse while on the road, and the advantages of one kind of shoe over the other; he manufactures 213 different kinds of practical shoes, and treats to some extent the diseases of the foot; he has samples of shoes showing the various kinds in use and their purpose, also displaying his great skill in their construction. Owing to failing health, Mr. Kingsland contemplates converting his shop into a lecture room, and as lecturer, his subject will be the horse—his habits, temperament, how to handle, and especially how to properly shoe him. Mr. Kingsland removed from Fassett to Gillett in 1886, where he had married, in 1877, Miss Mary E., daughter of John and Esther Darmstead, of Steuben county, N.Y. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Kingsland, named as follows: George A., Lela (deceased), Clara, Roxanna, Edna and Helen.

G. A. KINNEY, of the firm of Fitch & Kinney, dealers in hardware, Athens, is a native of Steuben county, N.Y., born March 23, 1843, a son of C.D. and Eliza (Northrup) Kinney, native of New York. The father, who was a minister of the Christian Church, died in Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Pa., in 1878; the mother died in Osceola,

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    Pa., in 1884. G. A. Kinney is the eldest in a family of three children. Upon completing his studies at the public schools, he attended the State Normal School at Mansfield, Pa., about one year; then taught school three years, and clerked in a hardware store about one year; then embarked in the hardware business at Osceola, Pa., whence after eighteen months, he removed to Covington, Pa., remaining there about two years, when he removed to Athens in the spring of 1870, and engaged in the hardware trade with Mr. Eitch. In connection with their extensive hardware establishment the firm have a tinning and plumbing department, and they also do a large business in steam and hot air heaters, for public and private builders. During his early life Mr. Kinney had to depend on his own resources. He was married, in Athens, June 7, 1876, to Miss Laura, daughter of J.M. and Juliett (Camp) Ely, the former a native of Springfield, the latter of Owego, N.Y. She was the youngest in a family of five children that grew to maturity, born in New York City, in 1848, and died in Athens, in 1879; she was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. By this union was one son, Ely M. Mr. Kinney was married the second time, September 24, 1885, to Miss Juliett Ely, a native of New York City, born in 1846. Mr. and Mrs. Kinney are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he holds the office of deacon. He is a member of the F. & A.M., Rural Amity, Lodge, No. 70, also the Knights of Honor. He is a Republican, and served one term in the council; in 1888 he was elected Burgess, and has been re-elected twice.

    JAMES KINNEY, wholesale liquor dealer, Towanda, was born in County Mayo, Ireland, June 29, 1848, and was reared in his native country until fifteen years of age, when he came to America (in 1863) and in 1865 settled in Barclay, this county, where he engaged in mining, which he followed for twenty-four years. In the spring of 1889 he settled in Towanda, where he has since been successfully engaged in the wholesale liquor trade. In 1865 Mr. Kinney married Margaret, daughter of John and Catherine (Haley) Fraine, of Mayo, Ireland. Mrs. Kinney died March 31, 1889, leaving seven children, viz.: Michael, Kate, John, Margaret, James, Thomas, and Mary A. Mr. Kinney is a member of the Catholic Church, and his loyalty to the Democratic party is unquestionable.

    JOHN D. KINNEY, merchant, Warren, was born in Warren township, this county, September 20, 1840; a son of William and Harriet (Gray) Kinney. His father, a native of Massachusetts, was born in 1791 of Scotch-Irish extraction. He was twice married, the first time to Polly Severin, a native of Vermont; they came to Pennsylvania in 1832, and settled in Warren township, this county; she died in 1838 leaving three children, viz.: John, who was killed by a falling tree, same year his mother died; William, who married Jane James, and died in 1870; Polly (Mrs. Albert Tyrell), who died in 1849. His second wife was Harriet Gray, to whom he was married in 1839, and by her had two children: John D., who is the subject of this sketch, and Sarah (Mrs. Caleb Allew) who died in 1873. William Kinney, the father, who was a farmer and shoemaker, died in 1869, his widow surviving him. John D. Kinney was reared an industrious and frugal farmer’s

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    boy, having had but moderate school advantages, and soon after his majority he engaged in merchandising, which he has always followed successfully, and from the smallest beginnings now has an extensive and profitable establishment. He enjoys an extensive trade, and has a branch store at Birchardsville, and is proprietor of an excellent farm of 300 acres, highly improved and thoroughly cultivated. He was married in Warren township in 1867, to Amy A., daughter of Orville and Amy A. (Lyon) Chaffee, natives of Rhode Island, of English origin; her father was born in 1802, her mother in 1809, and they were married in 1828, and at once came to Warren township, this county; Mr. Chaffee died in 1887; his wife died in 1879; they had nine children of whom Mrs. Kinney is the eighth, and had lost two. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Kinney have had three children, as follows: Viola, born November 27, 1870; Bradley R., born March 21, 1873, and Dudley D., born September, 1875.

    DR. HIRAM T. KINSMAN, physician, Smithfield township, P.O. East Smithfield, born in Chemung county, N.Y., April 6, 1841, is a son of George and Mary (Eaton) Kinsman, natives of Vermont. They came to this county in early life, and settled in the wilderness; then after several years moved to New York State, where our subject was born. His grandfather, Kinsman, was a Revolutionary soldier, all of whose sons were in the War of 1812. The Doctor was reared on the farm, educated in the schools of his native town, and was graduated, March 28, 1887, at the Bennett Medical College, Chicago. He first practiced at VanEttenville, N.Y., came to this county in 1874 and commenced the practice of his profession in Athens township. He has been at East Smithfield eight years, where he has an extensive practice. Dr. Kinsman is the youngest of a family of twelve children; one brother, Loomis, went through the Mexican War under Gen. Scott. Dr. Kinsman was married, September 18, 1883, to Sibyl N., daughter of Hiram and Mahale (Tompkins) Russell, natives of this county (she was born in Rome, February 24, 1854). They have one son, Charles M., born July 3, 1884. Mrs. Kinsman’s father was a soldier in the Mexican War; was in the Civil War from August, 1861, until the close, and was in thirty-two hard fought battles. Dr. and Mrs. Kinsman are members of the Disciple Church; he is a Republican in politics and a member of the I.O.O.F.

    W. H. KINTNER, agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Wyalusing, was born in Meshoppen, Wyoming Co., Pa., August 18, 1843, and is a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Winans) Kintner, also natives of Pennsylvania. The father was a farmer and spent the larger portion of his life in Mehoopany, where he died in February, 1890, in his seventy-eighth year; the mother died in 1859, aged forty-nine; they had seven children, viz.: M.S., a merchant miller, of Mehoopany; Col. J. C. Kintner, one of the best-known and most prominent of Mehoopany’s business men (he enlisted August 30, 1861, in the Fifty-Second Regiment P.V.I; was transferred to the Signal Corps in August, 1863, promoted to captain in June, 1864, and was discharged from the United States service, March 4, 1866, having risen from private to colonel; returning home he embarked in mercantile pursuits, and

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became an acknowledged leader in his political party; he was a member of Gov. Hoyt’s staff, and deputy revenue collector under E. H. Chase; was a prominent member of the I.O.O.F. and G.A.R.; he died March 26, 1886, leaving a void which no other could fill); James M., who was a member of the One Hundred and Forty-Third P.V.I. (was promoted from private to captain; he resides in Sanborn county, So. Dak., and has been twice elected to the office of the recorder of deeds); W. H.; Mary Jane, married to Oliver Easton, a prominent farmer and ex-sheriff of Wyoming county; Sarah E., married to Frank Jennings, of Mehoopany, and E.D., a miller of Mehoopany. W. H. Kintner, the subject of this sketch, passed his boyhood in Mehoopany, and was educated in the schools of that place; when twenty years old he enlisted in the First Division, Battalion Sharp-Shooters, with the First Army Corps, and afterward consolidated with the Fifth Corps, participating in the following engagements: Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Chickahominy, Poplar Grove Church, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Pamunky River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg and the three fights at Hatcher’s Run; he was with his command from the date of his enlistment until June 12, 1865, when he was discharged with his regiment. On his return home he resumed the carpenter’s trade, which he had learned prior to his enlistment, and followed same until July 1, 1870, when he was appointed agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, at Mehoopany, remaining there eight years, and then came to Wyalusing, to take charge of the railroad interests at that place, where he has since remained; he has been in the employ of the company twenty-one years. In 1883 he built his present elegant residence. He was united in wedlock, December 31, 1863, with Olive G. Ross, a daughter of Benjamin Ross of Mehoopany, and to them have been born two children: Lottie J. and Fannie C. Mr. Kintner is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is steward of same, and for the past thirteen years has been superintendent of Sabbath schools; he is a member of the I.O.O.F., White Lily Lodge, No. 808, Wyalusing; has passed all degrees, and has twice filled the position of N.G.; for the past five years he has been treasurer of the Lodge. He is a member of Jackson Post, No. 74, G.A.R., and past commander of the same; in politics he has always been identified with the Republican party, and was the first justice of the peace elected in the borough of Wyalusing, which office he still holds, and has also held various offices in the town. He is recognized as one of the leaders in all matters of reform for the public good; in society he and his family stand among the foremost.

W. M. KINTNER, farmer and stock-grower, of Wyalusing township, P.O. Camptown, was born in Monroe county, Pa., November 10, 1842, and is a son of Michael and Catherine (Mosier) Kintner, both of whom were born in Monroe county, and were of German origin. His grandfather, Rudolph Kintner, was twice married, having children by both marriages: by the first there were three boys, viz.: George, Jonas and Daniel, all deceased; by his second wife there were the following: Rudolph, Conrod, Joseph, Henry, Michael, Delilah, Mary and Elizabeth. Michael was a shoemaker by trade, and also owned and

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