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Descendants of Thomas KINSEY

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1. Thomas KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Date and location per tombstone, Killeen City Cem.
2) 1860 Census shows c1780 VA
3) Per Elisha Kinsey biographical sketch in "Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas," the Kinseys were of German descent
4) AS OF Aug 2000 IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN THAT HE IS A SON OF PETER T. KINSEY of Habersham Co. GA, but it is certain that he is connected to that Kinsey family. Will of Peter Kinsey names only children of second marriage, comments on 'children' of first marriage.

ARTIFACTS: 1) Photo of Thomas and Sarah c1861 (probably on their 50th wedding anniversary)
2) Photo of tombstone

MARRIAGE: Mar. cert., Madison Co. AL, gives 31 Oct 1811, Vol. 1 of Marriage Records in the office of the Judge of the Court of Probate of Madison County, Mississippi Territory, Alabama, pg. 49.

CHILDREN: 1) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, all children are named except George.
2) MKR letter of 14 Jun 1962 says "They lost several children."
3) Per June Sherman, 1839/40 they were in Red River county, Texas where three of the sons, Roland, Lunsford, and Thomas were hunting and set the prairie on fire. The twins burned to death but Thomas escaped with severely injured hands.


CENSUS: 1830 Fed. (Walker) AL, 391/259, line 9 next door to James McNutt family, Thomas Kinzey 1FWM under 5 born 1825-30, 1FWM 5-10 born 1820-5, 2FWM 10-15 born 1815-20, 2FWM 15-20 born 1810-15, 1FWM 40-50 born 1780-90, 2FWF under 5 born 1825-30, 1FWF 5-10 born 1820-25, 1FWF 30-40 born 1790-1800 (enumeration per June Sherman)
20 Jan 1837 State (Pontotoc) MS, Thomas Kensey, age 45, 5 sons under 18, wife, 2 daus under 16, next to James McNutt. The 5 sons would have been William, Thomas, Henry, Elisha and Francis. The two daughters would have been Margaret and Arminda. The older children, George, Peter, William, Roland, Lunsford and Martha had already left home. (analysis per Sarah J. Mullinnix)
Also found in 1837 (Pontotoc)MS tax list is Robin (Roland?) Kinsey - Need enumeration
Kinzey(Kensey per Pontotoc Co. USGenWeb Archives)
Thomas - 1 m under 5, 1 m 5-10, 2 m 10-15, 2 m 15-20; 1 m 40-50; 2 f under 5; 1 f 5-10; 1 f 30-40
1849 Cameron (Milam) TX tax roll
1851 (Bell) TX tax roll, 1 poll; "Bell Co. Tax Records, Vol. 1, p. 77 shows total Value $585
1855 (Coryell) TX tax roll
1860 Fed. Gatesville Beat #1, p.18 (Coryell) TX, 3 Jul 1860
128/128 Kinsey, Thomas 80 M W Farmer 8500 700 VA
Sarah 64 F W TN Cannot read/write
Lucinda 18 F W TX Attending school

LAND: 1) 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery of GA, 27th Dist. Third Section, Lot (?) #11, Thomas Kinsey, Jones's Militia Dist., (Habersham) GA; Thomas Sr., Peter, Roland, William Madison Kinsey all drew
2) 3 Oct 1833 Land Deed, 39 ac. govt. land (Walker) AL, Sec. 3, T15, R7 south/Jasper, $1.25/ac. (Tract Book). "Old Tuscaloosa Land Office Records and Military Warrents, 1821 - 1855" by Marilyn Davis Barefield, Register of Receipts 2 July 1821 to 25 February 1835, pg. 39, October 3, 1833, Thomas Kinsey Resides in Walker County (Alabama), Section 3, Township 15, Range 7W.
3) 21 Oct 1834 Land Deed (Walker) AL.
4) 21 Oct 1834 Land Deed (Walker) Ala.
5) Nov 1839, 19 Dec 1839 Land Cert. #382, 640 ac. Red River Co., Republic of Texas; later sold to brother-in-law, George McNutt
6) 1 May 1843 Land Cert.(Fannin) TX, need particulars; Sarah Mullinnix has land ownership map showing location - need copy
7) "A History of Coryell County, Texas, by Zelma Scott, Texas State Historical Association, Austin, 1965, 1853, Thomas living on Cowhouse creek near Pidcoke brothers.
8) Per granddaughter, Alline Rambo Sanderford, Thomas Kinsey lived on the 'Old Bay Place.'


TAX LISTS: 1) Checked "Early East TN Tax Lists," by Mary Barnett Curtis, Arrow Printing Co., Ft. Worth, 1964, for Thomas Kinsey in (Campbell) TN. Two years were listed, 1818 and 1823, and there were no Kinsey, Kimsey or McNutt listing. Checked "Sumner Co. TN Deed Abstracts 1806-1817 and 1793-1805," abstracted by Joyce Martin Murray, Henington Publishing Co., Wolfe City TX, 1988 and found no Kinsey listing. Need to check Knox for this time period.
2) 1816 Walker Co. AL per June Sherman - need particulars
3) 1849 Milam Co. TX

OCCUPATION/SKILLS: 1) Blacksmith and farmer.
2) Retta Launa Kinsey Mullins told her daughter Nettie Elizabeth Mullins Wood that her grandmother, Amelia Catherine White Kinsey told her (Retta) that Thomas Kinsey had the first blacksmith shop in Waco.
3) 1849 Milam Co. tax list shows he was a blacksmith.
4) Myrna Deady tells a story which, according to Dora Jeffresy - When the Kinseys crossed the Red River coming to TX, Thomas Sr. lost his cabinet-making tools as a wagon washed away.
5) Considered to be an authority on horseflesh as he was called upon to appraise a horse in Coryell Co. per 'A History of Coryell County,' by Zelma Scott

RELIGION: Primitive Baptist per "The Kinsey Report," Vol. I No. 1

MILITARY: 1) Tombstone reads "old soldier."
2) Bounty Land Warrant Ap filed in Coryell co., rejected 1855 #292391, Capt. Henry Brim, Tenn. Mil. Can # 1820, Bundle # 129.
3) Pvt. Thomas Kinsey of (Campbell) TN papers showing him on muster roll dated 20 Sep 1814, present for 6 mo. - Capt. Benjamin Powel's Co., Reg't. East TN Militia commanded by Col. William Johnson, Co. K, 3rd Regt., War of 1812.
4) 1858 Jun 30, Coryell co., Tx. T.K age 78 affidavit for service pension. Pvt. in Capt. Henry Brim co., Regt. commanded by Gen. Taylor, Creek War, enlisted for 6 mo. at Knoxville, Tenn. on 20 Sept. 1814, discharged April, 1815, Knoxville. In service for 6 months and 20 days. Source of this is a letter on file in National Archives, written 30 June 1858 asking for bounty land entitled to. States Thomas had not received a warrant for bounty land and discharge had been lost or destroyed. All records for Capt. Henry Brim's
company were lost.
5) Co. K, Col. Wm. Johnson's Regt. E. Tenn. Militia, Capt. Ben. Powell's co., War of 1812 Company muster roll dated 20 Sept 1814, Knoxville, ordered into service 17 Sept. from Campbell county. Pvt.
6) Bounty Land Warrant Application in National Archives. Reveals he was in Knoxville, Tn. 26 Sept 1814.
7) A Thomas Kinsey was ordered into service of East Tenn. Militia on 17 Sept 1814. Notation that he was from Campbell co., Tenn.
8) Pvt. Thomas Kinsey, Capt. William Douglass' Co. of Infantry, Col. S. Copeland's Regt. West Tenn. Militia, War of 1812, served from Jan 28 to May 18, 1814, 3 months, 22 days, $8.00 per month, total pay was $29.67, received additional $1.04 for rations before muster for total of $30.71.
9) Photocopy of 30 June 1858 notarized statement by Thomas Kinsey that he is entitled to bounty land which was rejected.

DEATH: 1) Tombstone originally Sugar Loaf Cem., moved to Killeen City Cem. in 1942 when govt. took land for Ft. Hood.
2) Buried Killeen City Cemetery, Sugarloaf Section. This cemetery was on the site of the future Fort Hood Reservation. When Fort Hood was built, the graves were moved to Killeen, Tx. and are located in the City Cemetery, Sugarloaf Section.
3) Tombstone inscribed "In Memory of an old Soldier".
4) Removal of remains of Thomas from Sugar Loaf Cem. to Killeen City Cem., grave #385, lot #33, space #5, Disinterred/reinterred 7/24/42

MIGRATION: 1) Culpeper Co. VA
2) Bedford Co. VA(?)
3) Roanoke VA per Mollie Kinsey Rambo
4) Pendleton Dist. SC(?)
5) Franklin Co. GA
6) Campbell Co. TN
7) Franklin Co. GA
8) Walker Co. GA(?)
9) Birmingham AL
10) Walker Co. AL
11) Tishomingo Co. MS
12) Pontotoc Co. MS
13) Red River Co. TX
14) Grayson Co. TX (formed from Red River)
15) AR (c1841-3 moved back to Arkansas because of Indian trouble)
16) Fannin Co. TX (c1840, near Bonham per JMS)
17) 1844 they settled in Wood county where they remained for five years
18) Hunt Co. TX(?) (formed from Fannin Co.)
19) Waco, McLennan Co. TX (c1846-9 per JMS)
19) Cameron, Milam Co. TX (1849 tax roll)
20) Moved back to Coryell Co. but were again driven from their home by Indians (1850 per JMS)
21) Bell Co. TX c1851/1852 (formed from Milam Co.)
22) Per JMS, Thomas returned to Coryell Co. c1853 (formed from Bell Co.) and moved near Gatesville. They lived in and around Gatesville for the rest of their lives. Most of their children married and raised families in that area. In 1858 they settled permanently in Coryell county, Texas.

-- According to a map probably labeled by Lois Kinsey Blocker, it shows Thomas Kinsey living in Wood Co. TX 1844-1849. According to USGenWeb Wood Co. TX web site, "Up to the year of 1848 Wood Co. was included in Nacogdoches Co., when Van Zandt Co. was segregated from Nacogdoches. Van Zandt Co. then included the present counties of Van Zandt, Wood and Rains. Wood Co. was organized in 1850, but not in time to be counted separately in the federal census of that year. Wood Co. residents are included in the Van Zandt Co. federal census for 1850. Quitman was designated as the county seat and remains so today."

OTHER RECORDS: 1) Deed Book P, p. 109 (Franklin) GA - Deed of gift dated 30 Jan 1806, rec. 31 Jan 1806 "from Obediah Jones of Franklin Co. to his children, Mary and Marget Jones. For love, etc., conveys all goods & chattels now in his present dwelling house. Wit.: Barritt (?) Jones, Thomas Kinsey." WHAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS JONES FAMILY?
2) 1880 Census, dau Martha Kinsey Cromeans gives her pob GA. Four of her sons also indicate in census records that Martha was b. GA.
3) 5 Jan 1852, (Bell) TX, Thomas Kinzey [Sr.] signed a "Petition to Change Belton Back to Nolansville"
4) Per JMS, July 28 1856, Thomas Kinsey signed petition to state congress, opposing taxation for funding of courthouse in Gatesville.
5) In 1857, Thomas Kinsey listed as appraiser of horses, Coryell county.
6) 1787 will of Thos. Kinsey (Princess Anne) VA - Ck. this out.
7) 1776 intestate of Wm. Kinzy (Halifax) VA - Ck. this out.
8) Per "Index to the VA Revolutionary Publick Claims," by Janice L.
Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Ibevan Publishing Co., Athens GA. Originals in VSLA - Henry Kinsey (Princess Anne) VA and Thomas Kinsey (Princess Anne) VA.
9) James & wife Hannah Kimsey land deed, 12 Nov 1816, Madison Co. AL, witnessed by Thomas Kinsey and Elizabeth Bailey. Judge Obediah Jones signed Hannah dower rights affidavit.
10) "Valley Leaves, A Special Edition," Dec 1969, TN Valley Gen. Soc. Inc., P.O. Box 1512, Huntsville AL 35807. Obadiah Jones of Geoergia appointed first superior court judge in 1810 (Madison) AL
11) "History of Bell Co. TX," by George W. Tyler, Mar 1971, p. 103 lists on the first official jury a Thos. McKenzie. Since Bell Co. formed c1851, this should be verified as to whether a Thos. McKenzie existed or whether he was our Thos. Kinsey Sr.
12) Part of estate settlement of Elizabeth "Betsy" (Love) Allen, grandmother of Martha A. Guest who m. Peter, s/o Thomas Sr. - Will Bk. 1, p. 191(Pontotoc) MS, "articles taken into possession on December 15th 1837 by R.A. Miller as administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth Allen & an account of sale January 1st, 1838," R. Kinzey purchased of estate: 1 light speckled cow & calf, 1 red cow & calf, 1 yoke of oxen; Will Bk. 1, p. 193 (Pontotoc) MS, "list of notes drawn January 1st 1838 & payable Twelve months after date to R.A. Miller, administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth Allen deceased," Chas. Colbert & Thomas Kinzy 234.37 1/2...Samuel Massy, Thos. Kinzy & L.M. Sledge 18.00...John Lindsey & A.B. See 18.87 1/2

COMMENTS: 1) Lamon Kinsey postulates that Thomas went from (Walker) AL back to GA to participate in the 1832 Land Lottery. When he failed to draw land, he returned to (Walker) AL, loaded up the family and went to MS, then on to TX.
2) Thomas Kinsey, Sr. resided in areas of Georgia and Alabama that were part of Cherokee Nation, Indian connections proven - Son Peter married Martha Adeline Guest whose parents were at least part Cherokee.

RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS: 1 - Try to discover unorthodox research sources for (Franklin) GA that might reveal something about Thomas 1800-1832.
2 - Try to find Primitive Baptist Church records (Franklin) GA.
3 - Examine 1800 (Franklin) GA Fed. Census to learn more about Obediah Jones.
4 - Research surrounding counties - Jackson, Oglethorpe, Elbert, Clark, Habersham, Hall, Madison, Lumpkin
5 - Investigate Indian War records
6 - Do "general" search of TN records based on evidence that son Peter was b. there c1814.
7 - Try to determine where Thomas was living 1800, 1810, 1820, 1850.
8 - Try to find record of sale of land drawn in 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery.
9 - Check on Kinzie (Botetourt) VA 1775-1785
10- Try to find record of sale of what would have been his portion of Peter Jr.'s land (if Peter really was his father)
11- Try to find sale of Walker Co. AL land
12- "VA Tax Payers 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the U.S. State Census Bureau," by Fothergill & Naugle, GPC Inc., 1986, lists Henry Kinsey (Bedford) VA, John Kinsey (Botetourt) VA, and Benjamin Kimzey (Henry) VA.
13- "Patrick Co. VA Deed Book 2 (1801-06) p. 247 mentions Ben Kinzey, witness, 1 Jan 1803 and Benjamin Kinzey of Buncombe Co. NC sells to Elijah Dehart, 395 ac of land adjoining the land of William Elexander (sic) 8 Nov 1804. Recorded April Court 1805.
14- "Abstracts of Deed Books III & IV, Henry Co. Va 1784-92" mentions Mathew Talbot of NC to Thomas Prunty of Henry Co. land on Pigg River, 4 Jun 1785, witness was John Kinsey, proved 24 Nov 1785 (Henry) VA, p. 182-84. Also Ezekel Morris of Henry Co. to Benjamin Kinsey of the same for the sum of 400# sells land on the north fork of Rock Castle Creek being 20 acres, 31 Aug 1789. No witness. Signed Benj. Kinsey, p. 21, 22. Also - Received of Benjamin Kinsey the sum of 4#, signed Benja. Kinsey. Also Proved 31 Aug 1789 Benjamin Kinsey, Jr. of Henry Co. to George Mabry, Jr. of the same for the consideration of 100# sells land on both sides of Rock Castle Creek beginning on the north fork of Rock Castle Creek to the top of the Ridge being 150 ac. No witness. Benjamin (X) Kinsey, p. 23, 24.
15- "Abstracts of Deed Books I & II, Henry Co. Va 1776-84" mentions Isaac McDonald of Henry Co....beginning at corner of Benjamin Kinzey...on Rock Castle Creek, 25 May 1780, p. 64. Also Isaac McDonald to Benjamin Kinzey Junr. for sum of 40# sells land on the north fork of Rock Castle Creek containing 144 ac., joins Geo. Mabry and on the dividing ridge between the south and north fork to Jonathan Ison's corner, p. 65. Also "John Kinsey of Botetourte Co. to Thomas Prunty of Henry Co. for 40#, 28 Jun 1783, sells land which said Kinsey held by deed from Wm. Mavity on W. branches of Pigg River...containing 366 ac. by grant dated at Williamsburg, 20 Oct 1769. John Kinsey, p. 360, 361.

LETTERS (in possession of June Sherman): 1) Sarah Mullinnix
2) Cathy Wood Osborn
3) Sharon Kinsey Busboom
4) 1969 letter from Dora Jeffrey to Gale Hammond
5) Col. Ralph E. Pearson
6) 1962 letter from Aunt Mollie Rambo stated Thomas and Sarah Kinsey came from Roanoke, Va. to Tenn.
7) Frances Moore Peterson
8) Lamon Kinsey
9) Kenneth Kinsey of OK

BOOKS: 1) "Walker County, Georgia History Book" (Kinsey family descended from Peter, born 1760, Ireland, with similiar names to descendants of our Thomas Sr.)
2) "History of Walker county, Alabama", (Walker Co. created 20-12-1824)
3) "Coryell County Texas Families, 1854-1985".
4) "History of Bell and Coryell Counties"
5) "Coryell County Index to Births"
6) "Bell Co., Texas Records", Vol. 1 by Hill & Martin, p.77: 1851 Tax List of Bell Co., pg. 3, Thomas Kinsey 1 poll; p.88: Petition to change name of county seat from Belton back to Nolansville, 5 Jan 1852 signed by Thomas Kinzey.
7) "A History of Coryell County, Texas" by Zelma Scott, 1965, pgs. 29, 41, 51.
8) "Vignettes of Coryell County" by Clyde and Mabel Bailey, 1976.

ARTICLES: 1) "The Kinsey Report", 1st Edition, May 1973, Myrna Harris Deady, Ed.
2) "The Kinseys", a report written and compiled by Mrs. Elmo (Ann) Kinsey.
3) 1986 LC#86-72177, article entitled "Kinsey Way Station lost to Fort Hood Reservation, 1942-1985"
4) "Kinsey/Coskrey Update", Summer 1991, Vol. II #3.

DOCUMENTS: 1) Witnessed Deed of gift, 30 Jan 1806, Franklin co., Ga.
Significance: locates him in Franklin co., the locality of the Peter Kinsey, Jr. who we hope to prove is his father but he may be the son of another of Peter Kinsey Sr.'s sons.
2) 1849 Cameron (Milam) County, Texas Tax Rolls
3) 1851 Sr. or Jr. Bell co., Tx. Tax roll, 1 poll, no amt given as total value of property.
4) 5 Jan 1852 signed petition to change Belton Back to Nolansville.
5) 1855 Tax Roll, Coryell co., Tx.
6) Unknown date, petition to erect a courthouse, Coryell county.
7) James C. Kinsey found where a Thomas Kin(m)sey Sr. witnessed a land deed recording the sale of land on 13-9-1816 by James and Hannah Kimsey in Madison co., Al on 12-11-1816 it was intriguing turn of events. Only five years before, on 31-10-1811, Thomas Sr. was married to Sarah Jane McNutt in the same county. Who were James & Hannah Kimsey and what might relationship be to our ancestor?


Sarah MCNUTT "Sallie"

BIRTH: 1) Tombstone gives Sarah Kinsey, b 1 Jan 1795
2) Per June Sherman, middle name probably not Jane.
3) 1870 census gives Sarah Ann Kinsey
4) Family tradition calls her Sarah Jane McNutt
5) Irish descent per who?

MARRIAGE: 1) Mar. cert., Madison Co. AL, gives 31 Oct 1811, Vol. 1 of Marriage Records in the office of the Judge of the Court of Probate of Madison County, Mississippi Territory, Alabama, pg. 49.

EDUCATION: 1) Could not read or write.

RELIGION: 1) Methodist per 'Kinsey Report,' by Myrna Deady.

CENSUS: 1) Jan 1809 Squatters Census (Madison) Ala (Ms Terr.) with probable father, James McNutt
2) 1830 Walker Co., Ala., six sons, three daughters.
3) 1837 Ponotoc co., Miss.
4) 1850 Coryell Co., Tx.
5) 1860 Coryell Co., Tx.
6) 1870 Coryell Co., Tx. living with son Elisha and family.
7) See husband Thomas for enumerations and analyses

DEATH: 1) Gatesville City Cemetery.
2) Per June Sherman, Sarah may have died at King.

ARTIFACTS: 1) Photo of tombstone.
2) Photo of her and husband Thomas c1861, probably at 50th wedding anniversary.


2. William Madison KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, he was the oldest boy, and he d. at 79 in 1896. She may have called him oldest because he lived to be oldest, or perhaps he was the oldest one living when she was alive.
2) William Madison Sr.'s birth is shown by Lois Kinsey Blocker as 1820
3) Sarah Drake Bone shows 1818 (Walker) AL, but no proof that they were in Walker Co. at time of his birth
4) Per MKR letter above, nicknamed "Billie"
5) Possibly b. (Madison) AL considering dates of residences of parents
6) Muster Rolls show him born in 1819.
7) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, Billie Kinsey, the oldest boy, was bur. in Hamilton, d. at 79 in 1896.

MARRIAGE: Per Ray Pennington compilation at Lawrence Co. AL website (1818-1989), William Kinsley to Nancy Ann Talbot, 26 Sep 1838. The only other Kinsey marriage listed is Jacob Kinsey to Cynthia Moody, 24 Aug 1834. [Relation?]

CHILDREN: Per SDB, dau Dehlia Jane b. 1847 (Hunt)TX

RELIGION: Primitive Baptist.
2) Per SJM, Charter member of the Sugarloaf Church, Coryell county, Texas 1856.
3) "First Primitive Baptist Church of Coryell County" by Frank E. Simmons, p. 40. This source calls them 'Wm. and Nancy Kinsley.'
4) "Lampasas County, Texas, Its History and Its People" p. 75, early members of Lampasas County Primitive Baptist Church.
5) W.M. and wife, N.A. Tollbert Kinsey were members of the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Lampasas county in November, 1886.
6) Members of the Bethlehem church in Coryell County in 1891 where W.M. served as a deacon.

OCCUPATION: 1) Farmer per ?
2) He and brother, Elisha, owned a grist mill in 1871.
3) "Coryell County Scrapbook" by Mildred Watkins Mears, p. 183, 1869 cattle drive to Natchez, Mississippi, "Bill Kinsey" took part.

MILITARY: 1) Civil War - Pvt. Co. E, Griffin TX Inf.
2) Per "The Family Kinsey," 2nd Frontier Dist., Williams Clements Co. Mounted Rangers, Coryell County, 28th Brigade, TST, enlisted 1861 during Civil War.
3) Capt. Gideon Graham's Co. for Second Frontier District, Coryell County, Major G. B. Erath Commander, enlisted Jan. 30, 1864, at Gatesville in Comp. E, Griffin's Rn. Texas Inf__? broken up November 1864, Pvt.
4) Military Records, Texas State Archives.
5) "Coryell County Scrapbook" by Mildred Watkins Mears, p. 204 shows him with 2 dependents in list of "the indegent dependents of soldiers now in the service in the Confederate Army or killed in action".
6) "The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865", Vol. IX, by Hewett, lists a Madison in Tx. 30th Cavalry, Comp. A.

TAX LISTS: 1) "Coryell Co. 1884 Tax Rolls," transcribed by Bobbie W. Ross show W.M. Kinsey, Carriages, Buggies and Wagons with rendered value of $5-100 and Cattle at c$10/hd.
2) 1851 (Bell)TX Tax Records, Vol. 1, p. 86 show Wm. (S.?) [maybe Sr.?]
3) 1855 Coryell Co. TX tax roll
4) Commissioners Records from Police Record Book A, 22 Feb, 1859, p. 112, Wm. appointed to road crew.
5) 1872 Titus Co., Tax Rolls, a Wm. listed with 1 horse $65.00, 6 cattle $24.00, unknown connection.

LAND: 1) Per K/C, Spring 1992 issue, William M. Kinsey Sr. - 160 ac, Mil. Pre., patented to G.T. Winters, 18 Dec 1878, Patent no. 191, Vol. I, File 1109
2) Per same K/C, William M. Kinsey Sr. - 160 ac., Mil. Pre., 28 Apr 1876, Patent no. 175, Vol. 4, File 798.
3) Abst. 618, William M. Kinsey, W. Kinsey Surv. (Coryell) TX - Need more data
4) Abst. 624, William Kinsey Sr., W. Kinsey Surv. (Coryell) TX - Need more data
5) Abst. 1465, William Kinsey, W. Kinsey Surv. (Coryell) TX, prob. a younger man of same name.
6) Per June Sherman, Land Deed dated 3 Aug 1853

MIGRATION: 1) 1819 - 1835, Alabama. -1836-7 Mississippi. -c1839 to Tennessee.
2) 1840 to after April, 1842 St. Francis county, Arkansas.
3) 1845 in Rusk county, Texas.
4) 1846 or 47 in Hunt county, Texas.
5) 1850 Mercer Colonist, Granted 640 ac. 7 May 1850.
6) 1853 settled on land in Hunt county, issued patent on 3 August.
7) 1855 or 56 to Coryell county, Tx.
8) 1870 appointed School Trustee, 3rd sub-district-Cowhouse, Coryell Co.

DEATH: 1) Maybe King Cem. next to dau Sarah Ann per Mary Lou Smith; 2) Date /location per ?;
3) Date/location also per Sarah Drake Bone
4) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, Billie Kinsey, the oldest boy, was bur. in Hamilton, d. at 79 in 1896.

CENSUS: 1837 Mississippi State Census with parents
1840 St. Francis Co., AR - NEED ENUMERATION
1850 Titus Co., TX - NEED ENUMERATION
1855 (Coryell) TX tax roll
1860 Fed. (Coryell) TX, SD1, ED23, p. 4-5, 19 Jul 1860
Kinsey, William 46 M W Farmer 2100 250 AL
Nancy A. 37 F W AL
Thos. T. 18 M W Farm Labor AL Attended Sch.
William 15 M W " " TX
Delilia J. 13 F W " " TX
Lucinda A. 9 F W " " TX Nancy A. 3 F W TX
Preston 9/12 M W TX
1870 Fed. (Coryell) TX, p. 301, Gatesville Pct. 5, p. 5, $1000 Real Estate, $500 Personal Property - NEED ENUMERATION
1880 Coryell Co., Tx. SD1, ED23, p. 4 & 5, 34/35.
1900 Hamilton county, Texas children of WMK.

ARTIFACTS: Photo in "The Kinsey/Coskrey Update", Vol. 1, #4, Fall, 1990.

COMMENTS: 1) Some living descendants found.

OTHER DOCS: 1) (Coryell) TX Probate Book B-2, p. 264 - Estate of B. Thompson, dec'd., Wm.M. Kinsey Sr. Adm, presents final statement and asks court approval and leave to be discharged. (date?)
2)) Coryell County Planters and Farmers, 1892 as reported in the Texas State Gazeteer and Business Directory mentions W.M. Kinsey, Gatesville.
3) A Wm. (S?) Kinsy found in 1851, p. 86 of Bell Co. Tax Records, Vol. l
4) "Bell County, Texas Records", Vol. 1 by Hill & Martin, p. 86, petition for separate land district, 10 December 1851 signed by William (S?) Kinsy.

SOURCES: 1) Sharon Busboom
2) Sarah J. Mullinnix
3) Dora Jeffrey's letter
4) Cathy Wood Osborn
5) June Sherman
6) "A History of Coryell County, Texas" by Zelma Scott, 1965, pg. 75.


Nancy Ann TOLBERT

BIRTH: 1) Parents born N. C.

CENSUS: 1) 1860 Coryell Co., Tx. Dwell 287, Fam 284.

DEATH: 1) No tombstone.

RELIGION: 1) Primitive Baptist.
2) Charter member of First Primitive Baptist Church of Coryell Co.

SOURCE: 1) "First Primitive Baptist Church of Coryell County" by Frank E. Simmons, p. 40.
2) "The Family Kinsey" by S. J. Mullinnix.

ARTIFACTS: Photo

COMMENTS: 1) Per June Sherman, Nancy may be Cherokee.


3. Peter KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR est. c1814
2) MKR letters
3) Dennis R. Kinsey est. 1816, Jasper AL
4) 1850 census gives c1817 and 1860 census gives c1816
5) Per June Sherman, Peter may be born Miss.

MARRIAGE: 1) 1st - Red River Co. Deed Abstracts - Deed Records Bks. A & B, 1838- 1850, p. 99: Deed of Gift dated 13 May 1840 - 'John Guest to his son Joseph J. Guest for use of John's daughter, Martha A. Kinsey, the slaves Maria (girl) age 16, Jackson (boy) age 12, Tasthena (girl) age 10. Witness W.S. Norris & J.B. Craig.'
2) Coryell County, Marriage Book A, p. 88.

LAND: 1) "Original Grantee-Patentees Bell Co. TX Land Titles," compiled by Mrs. Frances Terry Ingmire, 10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis MO 63136, 1979, gives '487-Peter Kinsey, 26 Labors, first 7-8-1854, Vol. 865, Survey 9, Abstract 255'
2) Republic of Texas Land Grand #381 says he arrived in Texas 4 April 1839. Texas Land Records, p. 142, listed April, 1839, 3, 320, Red River Co.
3) Received a grant of 640 ac, third class land in Red River county, Texas, 19 December, 1839.
4) Per June Sherman, Peter got land 25 September 1847, Red River Co.
5) "Original Grantee Patentee, Bell County, Texas Land Titles, 487, Kinsey, Peter, 26 Labors, first 7-3-1854 , 865 9-255.
6) son William Fernando? - Abst. 625, W.H. Kinsey, W. Kinsey Surv. (Coryell) TX
7) USGenWeb Archives - Original Land Grants, Bell Co. TX, General Land Office - Peter Kinsey, grantee; P. Kinsey Survey, Abst. #487 - This is not Peter, son of Thomas Sr.
8) Mrs. Earl Kinsey says he and his family came to Coryell county on 24 December 1855 and settled 7 miles west of Gatesville.

MIGRATION: 1) 4 April 1839 arrived in the Republic of Texas.
2) Moved to Arkansas.
3) Was in Milam county until after 1855.
4) Was in Coryell county by 1858.
5) Mrs. Earl Kinsey says he and his family came to Coryell county on 24 December 1855 and settled 7 miles west of Gatesville.

OCCUPATION: Merchant, Farmer

CENSUS: Bernice Hight says a Peter Kinsey is shown in the 1840 (Sumner) TN census. CHECK OUT.
1850 Fed. (Titus) TX, 19 Sep 1850
215/215 Kinsey, Peter 33 TN Merchant $900
Louisa 18 MO
John 8 AR
Martha A. 6 AR
Andell 1 TX (may be Ardell)
1860 Gatesville Beat #1, Coryell Co. TX 5 or 19 Jul 1860
149/149 Kinsey, Peter 44 M W Farmer TN Cannot read/write
Louisa 29 F MO " "
Martha A. 15 F AR Attending school
Arminda 11 F TX " "
William 9 M TX " "
Sarah J. 7 F TX " "
Laminda 5 F TX
Eudora 2 F TX

EDUCATION: Could not read or write per (census?)

DEATH: 1) Family tradition claims he was killed by a lightning strike in a thunderstorm on the way home from town.
2) May have been bur. 1st Sugarloaf; then possibly moved to Copperas Cove per Treva Tipton Schiller, but she was not able to find it.
3) Per "Coryell County Kin," as taken from "The Coryell County News," 16 Mar 1934...'In November of 1862 Uncle Bill's father was killed by lightening. A few weeks after the death of his father, Uncle Bill with his mother and the younger children left for Titus County. He was eleven years old then. They left early in an ox wagon. They drove steady all day and just before sunset camped where the Till King Farm is now...'
4) Letter to Roy and Helen Kinsey from Mollie Kinsey Rambo dated June 14, 1962 says he was killed by lightening near Sugar Loaf during the Civil War.

COMMENTS: 1) Living descendants found of both first and second wife.
2) Some desc. of 2nd mar. say Louisa was a Boykin, not a Browning.
3) Son, Pvt. John T. Kinsey - age 18, enlisted Jan. 15, 1861 Cowhouse for 12 12 mo. unless sooner discharged, Capt. A.B. Burleson, Mounted Ranger Co. (TX State Archives).
4) Grandson (s/o dau Martha), Pvt. Benjamin Tipton - age 22 served at the same time in the same Co. (SJM has muster roll for Capt. A.B. Burleson's Co.)
5) "Bell Co. Tombstone Records" gives 'Goode Cemetery, Peter Kinsey Survey'
6) Peter appointed to road crew, Commissioners Records from Police Record Book A, 22 Feb. 1859, p. 112.

RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS: 1) Try to locate Peter in 1840 Census, possibly AR since first child, John, was b. AR 1842. Check Pulaski and Pike Cos. since some of Martha's Guest relations were there in 1830s;
2) Several "Guess" families found in "Whites Among the Cherokees" in (Cobb) GA in 1834 - related to Martha?
3) Research Titus Co. TX 1848-1854.

SOURCES: 1) Information given to Lois Blocker by Dora Kinsey Jeffrey.
2) Treva Tipton Schiller, (dec.)
3) Mrs Juantia C. Phillips
4) Charles E. Garmon
5) Cathy Wood Osborn
6) Letter from aunt Mollie Rambo to Ray, Helen and boys dated 14 June 1962.
7) "The Family Kinsey" by S. J. Mullinnix
8) "Coryell Kin", 1997 Winter, Vol. XV #4, p. 147.
9) Mrs. Earl (Imogene) Kinsey.
10) Bell Co. Tombstone Records, Peter Kinsey Surv., Goode Cem. (What fact does this source refer to?)
11) June Sherman

ARTIFACTS: 1) Photo of him alone
2) Photo of him with 2nd wife, Louisa


Martha A GUESS

SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix.
2) The "K/C Update," Vol. VIII #4, Oct. 1997.
3) Dianne Ladd & Lera Kate Powell
4) May be spelled Guest.

LAND: Red River Co. Deed Abstracts, Deed Record Books A & B, 1838 - 1850, p. 99: Deed of Gift dated 13 May 1840: "John Guest to son Joseph J. Guest for use of John's daughter, Martha A. Kinsey."

COMMENTS: 1) Cathy Wood Osborn found "Guess" families in "Whites Among the Cherokees" in Cobb co., Ga. c1834. Not checked out 13-9-1996.


Louisa BROWNING

BIRTH: 1) Possibly born in 1832 in Missouri.
2) Per desc. Mackie Gibson, a Minnie Browning married into the Kinseys, but I do not have a record of this or her possible relationship to Louisa.
3) Per MG, census shows Louisa as mother of David Phillips, but this is incorrect.
4) Per MG, other Brownings lived in nearby counties of Hopkins & Titus.

MARRIAGE: 1) Second husband may have been John Boykin of Cuthand.

CENSUS: 1880 Red River co., Tx. listed as Louisa Boykin, widow, in household of daughter, Eudora.

DEATH: 1) She may have been killed by lightening.

SOURCES: See husband, Peter Kinsey.


4. Roland KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR show him and Lunsford to be twins
2) MKR letters
3) Per IGI, Roland b. 1817/18 (Walker)AL
4) Tim Kinsey's web site shows Roland & Lunsford b. 1817

DEATH: 1) Per family tradition, Roland and his twin Lunsford were burned to death in a prairie fire.
2) Per IGI, Roland d. 1840 (Red River)TX
3) Tim Kinsey's web site shows Roland & Lunsford d. c1840


5. Lunsford Romules KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR show him and Roland to be twins
2) MKR letters
3) Per IGI, Lunsford b. 1817/18 (Walker)AL
4) Tim Kinsey's web site shows Roland & Lunsford b. 1817

DEATH: 1) Per family tradition, Roland and his twin Lunsford were burned to death in a prairie fire.
2) Per IGI, Lunsford d. 1840 (Red River)TX
3) Tim Kinsey's web site shows Roland & Lunsford d. c1840


6. Martha Ann KINSEY Patsy

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR
2) MKR letters
3) 1850 (Itawamba) MS Census shows b. GA and age 30
4) 1880 Census shows b. GA
5) four of her sons indicate on census that their mother was b. GA.

MARRIAGE: Sarah J. Mullinnix says Martha may have married in AL

OCCUPATION: 1) Midwife.
2) Farmer.

RELIGION: Methodist.

MIGRATION: After her husband died, she walked with her children to Texas in 1850 while leading a mule.

LAND: Abst. 263, A.J. Cromeans, A. Cromeans Surv. (Coryell) TX - Need more info.

DEATH: 1) Barksdale Cem.
2) Lived to be 96 years old.

COMMENTS: Some living descendants found. Two of her sons, Pvt. Thomas Cromeans - age 21 and Jackson Cromeans - age 24, were found serving with Elisha Kinsey (1833-1898) in Capt. A.B. Burleson's Mounted Ranger Co. in 1861. (TX State Archives per SJM)

ARTIFACTS: 1) Zerox of photo and photo.


Asa Josiah CROMEANS

BIRTH: 1) Nicknamed Acie?
2) Per June Sherman, parents: Andrew Josiah Cromeans? & Nancy Miers.

MARRIAGE: 1) Coryell Co., Tx. Marriage Records.
2) 1860 Coryell Co., Tx. Marriages.

CENSUS: 1) 1870 Coryell Co., Tx.
2) 1880 Coryell Co., Tx.
3) 1900 Edwards Co., Tx.
4) 1860 Brazos Co., Tx.
5) 1840 Itawamba Co., Miss.
6) 1850 Itawamba Co., Miss.

MIGRATION: 1) Per June Sherman, lived near Fulton, Miss.

DEATH: 1) Burnet Co., Tx. Death records.
SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix
2) Minerva Carter
3) Irene Foster
4) Family Bible records.
5) Uncle Will Cromeans, deceased.
6) Juanita Phillips


7. George KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR names him as a child in this family.
2) George may not have been the first child born in this family
3) Not mentioned in Mollie Kinsey Rambo letters.
4) Ethol Alberta Kinsey told her granddaughter, Jenny Wilcoxson Davis, that Andrew Carmer's father's name was George.

CHILDREN: 1) Possible children are these whose marriage records appear in "Marriage Records of Independence Co. AR (1826-1877) Bks. A-D," compiled by Mary Sue Phillips Harris & Bobby Jones McLane -
William J. Davis, 21, to Elisabeth M. Kinsey, 18, 28 May 1867, by J.W. Ross, J.P., C-237
Abraham Prince, 21, to Mary Ann Kinsey, 17, 8 Dec 1870 by Joseph Cleveland, J.P., C-493
2) Unidentified - B.M. Ballard, 65, to Edy Kinsey, 50, 5 Jun 1871, by B.F. Davis, MG, C-533.

CENSUS: Checked 1850 AR Census Index and found George D. Kinney (Crawford) and George W. Kisee (Saline). Have not looked at the actual records.
A different George Kinzey is in 1860 Fed. (Independence) AR per Diane Smith compilation. Also Jacob Kinzy this county.
OUR GEORGE? - 1860 Fed. census (Independence)AR
1860 Independence Co. AR, p. 142-3
KINZEY, George 39 NC (1821) farmer
Marinda 38 NC
Al-Ida 16 NC
William 14 NC
Craten 13 NC male
Gloria 11 TN
Nelson 9 TN
Baxter 7 TN
Syntha 4 TN
1860 Independence Co. AR, p. 248 - WHO
KINZEY, Jacob 44 VA (1816) farmer $400/$400
Elizabeth 21 TN
Landis P. 4 AR male
James 1 AR
Marriage record for Jacob Kinzey, 32, to Elizabeth Ann Knight, 17, on 11 Jan 1857 by James E. ___, Mar. Bk. B, p. 343 (Independence)AR
1880 Liberty Twp. (Independence)AR, p. 4
38.45.KINSER, J. 60 m
E.A. 41 wife
S. 12 f
Lidia C. 11 f
E. 9 f
Willie 5 f
Josie 1 f
I.B. 15 f (away from home in TN)
1870 Fed. (Coryell) TX (son of Thomas Sr.)
Kinsey, George 1820 TN
Margaret 1822 TN
Mary J. 1841 AR
Andrew 1850 AR
Virginia 1854 AR
Milton 1857 AR
Elgin 1861 AR
Fanny 1867 AR

LAND: 1) Abst. #620, George W. Kersey, G. Kersey Surv. (Coryell) TX - Need more data regarding this record.

DEATH: Family tradition claims that George was killed by his wife's suitor at a log-rolling in AR.

COMMENTS: 1) Some living descendants found.


8. Thomas KINSEY II

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR places him in this family
2) Per MKR letters, "Thomas Jr."
3) per "The Family Kinsey," birth is 26 Feb 1825 or 16 Feb 1824/25
4) 1850 Census indicates c1826, GA
5) 1860 Census indicates c1833, AL
6) Texas Ranger service record shows him age 19 on 9 May 1861, which would mean 1842
7) Per desc. Myrna Deady, birth date is 16 Feb 1823, citing Bible - need copy of this doc
8) Per June Sherman, he may have been born on the 14th or 26th. Probably not born in Bedford Co., VA. May be born in GA or MS. May be born in 1824.

MARRIAGE: 1) No record found yet; presumed to be abt 1849
2) S. J. Mullinnix says may have married in Mississippi or Tennessee.
3) No record of marriage in Robertson county, Texas.
4) GLO summary of land transactions for Thomas Jr. states, Coryell Co., on 12 Apr 1872: 'William Kinsey states that Jesse M. Hays settled on 160 acres occupied by Thomas Kinsey, Jr. and that Hays abandoned the land before Kinsey returned and took possession of the land...(29 April 1872) William M. Kinsey states that Thomas Kinsey was a married man and had a family of children but in the fall or winter of 1869 his wife died and he is not married and keeps house for his family of children.'

OCCUPATION: Farm Laborer, 1860.

CENSUS: 1850 Fed. (Milam) TX, 19 Sep 1850, p. 31
422/438 Kinsey, Thomas 24 Farmer GA
Elizabeth 20 AL
Rebecca 2 TX
Elisha 1 TX
1855 (Coryell) TX tax roll
1860 Fed. (Coryell) TX, 19 Jul 1860 p. 422, family 288/285
Kinsey, Thos. 27 M Farm Labor - 150 AL Cannot read/write
Elizabeth 32 F IL " "
Rebecca 13 F TX Attended school
Sarah 7 F TX " "
Francis M. 6 M TX
Lucinda 2 F TX
NEED 1870 ENUMERATION, but no Thomas Kinsey, any spelling in 1870 or 1880 per SJM - she suggests tax rolls as alternative.

LAND: 1) Per K/C, Spring 1992 issue, Thomas Kinsey - 160 ac., Mil. Pre., Patented to W.S. Christmas, 1 Jun 1876, Patent no. 293, Vol. 4, File 2010.
2) Early Texas Land Records, p. 142, Nov. 1839, 320 ac. Red River County, 19 Dec 1839 - ??
3) Abst. 626, Thomas Kinsey, T. Kinsey Surv. (Coryell) TX - Thomas (Jr.) Need more data.

TAX RECORDS: 1) 1851 Bell Co. TX Tax Records, Vol. 1, p. 77 show Thomas Kinsey, 1 poll, T.V. $585.00 (Jr. or Sr.?)
2) 1855 Coryell Co. TX Tax Roll.

MILITARY: 1) Civil War - Co. A, 30th TX Cav., Gurley's Regt. 1st TX Partisans, Pvt. (This was probably his son Thomas Tolbert Kinsey) Per Myrna Deady (desc.) and Sarah Mullinnix, Thomas Jr. did not serve, but made shoes for the soldiers. This may be because of his injuries from the prairie fire.
2) Texas Confederate Soldiers List, p. 104. (prob. son T.T.)
3) "The Roster of confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865", Vol. IX, by Hewett, 1996. (prob. son T.T.)

PHYSICAL: His hand and arm were crippled from the burns he received in the prairie fire that killed his two brothers, Roland and Lunsford

DEATH: 1) Coffee Cem. Per "The Family Kinsey," death year is 1873 or 1878.
2) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, Thomas Jr. d. 1895 & bur. on Coryell Creek Cem. near Gatesville
3) 1860 Coryell Co., Tx. Mortality Record - ??
4) Nancy Lucinda Williams death certificate - ??

COMMENTS: 1) Some living descendants found.

SOURCES: 1) Sharon L. Busboom
2) John Harris Watts
3) Mrs. Gwen Short
4) Carolyn Ishman
5) Lavern Davenport
6) "The Kinsey Report," by Myrna Deady
7) Letters written by Dora Kinsey Jeffries.
8) Sarah J. Mullinnix
9) Cathy Wood Osborn
10) June Sherman

ARTIFACTS: Xerox of photo.


Elizabeth HEAD

BIRTH: 1) Per June Sherman, she may have been born in Texas.
2) 1850 Milam Co., Tx. Census says born Georgia.
3) 1860 Coryell co., Tx. census says born Ill.

DEATH: 1) Died at twins' birth.
2) Per JS, may have died in Bosque county or Coryell county.
3) GLO summary of land transactions for Thomas Jr. states, Coryell Co., on 12 Apr 1872: 'William Kinsey states that Jesse M. Hays settled on 160 acres occupied by Thomas Kinsey, Jr. and that Hays abandoned the land before Kinsey returned and took possession of the land...(29 April 1872) William M. Kinsey states that Thomas Kinsey was a married man and had a family of children but in the fall or winter of 1869 his wife died and he is not married and keeps house for his family of children.'

BOOKS: 1) "The Family Kinsey" by S.J. Mullinnix.
2) Hamilton County, Tx. history book.


9. Henry M KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) FGR f/Lois Kinsey Blocker shows 1839
2) Not mentioned in MKR letters, so may not be son of Thomas & Sarah.
3) Per "The Family Kinsey," by Mullinnix, Henry was b. 1822 AL
4) Middle initial added per estate settlement papers (Coryell) TX
5) 1860 census shows NC
6) Per June Sherman, Henry may have been born 1820 Walker Co., AL

MARRIAGE: 1) A Henry Kinsey m. Miss Maria Welch 18 Aug 1857 (Roll No. Texas 1-198 - Franklin, Robertson Co., Tx. Marriage License Transcript, Vol. 1-4 1838-1872). If this is our Henry, what happened to Maria Welch? 2) Per Calvin Pittman, LDS has entry giving wife and marriage date. (Need data)
2) Per above cited microfilm, a Henry Kinsey m. Miss Nancy Loftin 25 Apr 1860 (Robertson)TX. Did Maria d. soon after mar.?
3) Per above cited microfilm, a Mrs. Nancy Kinsey m. William Barley 23 May 1869 (Robertson)TX
4) If this is our Henry, who are Daniel and William Kinsey who are in same county? Also, then who is H.M. Kinsey in San Augustine co. in 1860. Neither is in 1870 Tx. Census. There is a Nancy Kinsey in Coryell Co. in 1880.

MILITARY: "The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865", Vol. IX, ed. by Hewett, 1996 lists H. M. Kinsey, Tx. Inf. 2nd St. Troops, Co. B. Same person? Probably the Henry M. Kinsey who was newspaper editor and was murdered.

CENSUS: Where was Henry in 1850?
1860 (Robertson) TX, Roll #283, p. 16, Precinct 6, 16 Jun 1860
HENRY, Kinsey 26 NC laborer $150
Nancy Kinsey 16 AL housekeeper

LAND: 1) Per "Footprints," Vol. 12 (Temple Public Library) Tarrant Co. Abstracts of Land Titles, Abst. #720, Original grantee - John C. Houston, Patentee - Henry M. Kinsey 320 ac., third class, 1861 date of patent. Need to compare this to estate settlement papers (Coryell) TX to see if same man.
2) Per "Footprints," Vol. 17, Hill Co. TX Deeds 1853-1857, Grantor W.C. Weathered, Grantee Henry M. Kinsey, 2 Oct 1855, p. 417,418.
3) Per "Footprints," Vol. 17, Hill Co. TX Deeds 1853-1857, Grantor H.M.
Kinsey, Grantee Samuel Robb, no date, p. 688,699.

DEATH: Mrs. Nancy Kinsey m. William Barley 23 May 1869 (Robertson) TX. If Henry is the same man, and s/o Thomas Sr., it would appear that he d. btw 1 Jun 1860, when census was taken, and 23 May 1869, when Nancy remarried. H.M. Kinsey est. by widow etal is found in the Grantor-Grantee Index to Deeds (Coryell) TX: Cert. Copy Decree of Court, F/48, 5/12/1870, Wm. Means etal Survey. If Henry d. w/o issue, perhaps more info can be obtained from desc.
of Nancy & William Barley.

COMMENTS: 1 - Per Imogene Kinsey, Bandera TX, "There was a Henry Kinsey that was in (San Augustine) TX in the 1840s thru 1863. Henry was a well respected lawyer in San Augustine. In 1863 a store owner was found murdered & robbed.
The The evidence found indicated 2 black men and another white man. After a speedy trial the men were found guilty, but before they were to be hanged them were tortured for more information. They implicated Henry in the murder. Many of the townspeople went after Henry, but his family and friends helped him and discouraged what surely would have been a lynching. Henry was still not safe there, and fled to Nacogdoches. Someone found out his whereabouts and he was murdered in his hotel room." June Sherman found this Henry Kinsey in 1992: 1850 Texas Census, Schedule I - Free Inhabitants in San Augustine District in the County of San Augustine, State of Texas, enumerated by me, on the 18th day of Sept. 1850, Wm. B.M. Shan, Asst. Marshall - Dwelling 120, Family 120 - Hotel, H.M. Kinsey, 33 yrs. old, male, Value of Real Estate owned $800, b. PA. Also found is Pvt. H.M. Kinsey - age 41 (b.c1821/22), joined Co. A (San Augustine) TX in Jan 1863. This probably is not our Henry since we found our Henry in 1860 (Robertson) TX; 2 - No living descendants found.

RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS: 1 - Order additional documents re: disposition of H.M. Kinsey estate (Coryell) TX.
2 - Try to find newspaper articles to document the murder story of the other Henry Kinsey.
3 - Try to locate living descendants of the H.M. Kinsey of San Augustine, TX.

ARTIFACTS: Photo identified as Henry Kiney

SOURCES: 1) "The Family Kinsey" by S. J. Kinsey.
2) "The Kinsey/Coskrey Update", Vol IV, #3, Summer 1993, Editor Cathy W. Osborn.
3) June Sherman


10. Margaret C KINSEY

BIRTH, DEATH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR
2) Per 1850 census, Margaret C. b. c1829 AL
3) Mollie Kinsey Rambo letters name her as a child in this family

MARRIAGE: 1)LKB
2) Greer Researcher Edward P. Savage, EPSavage@compuserve.com, 8620 Timbercrest Cir., Charlotte NC 28226-4643 gives Van Zandt Co. as location of mar. - need proof

CENSUS: 1850 Fed. (Van Zandt) TX
Greer, Adam 30 TN
Margaret C. 21 AL
M.D. 3 TX
Josephine 1-1/2 TX

DEATH: 1) LKB FGR
2) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, she d. OK

COMMENTS: Any living descendants found?


Adam G GREER

BIRTH: 1) Father G. W. Greer born 1800, Overton Co., Tenn. Mother Elizabeth born 1796 Carter Co., Tenn.
2) Middle initial may be "G".

MARRIAGE: May have married Hunt or Van Zandt county

CENSUS: 1850 Van Zandt Co., Tx.
1880 Texas.

SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix.
2) Cathy Wood Osborn.
3) Edward P. Savage.
4) Don Raney

BOOKS: 1) Carolyn Ericson, "Nacogdoches Headrights".


11. Arminda Mary KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR places her in family 2) Per 1850 census, she was b. c1829 AL
3) MKR letters place her in this family
4) Per MKR letter, nicknamed "Mindy"

MARRIAGE: 1) No original docs for this
2) Arminda Kinsey to Jasper Green(not Greer), 26 Jan 1849, Hunt Co. TX per "Texas Marriages, Early to 1850, Liahona Research, Inc., Edited by Jordan R. Dodd, Precision Indexing Publishers, 1990. Note in book - "All marriages covered in this publication can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City." Can we find original record?

CENSUS: 1850 Fed. (Van Zandt) TX
Greer, Jasper 22 TN
Arminda M. 19 AL
M.J. (fem) 9 mos.TX
1880 Fed. census (county?) living with dau and son-in-law, Lucinda and Samuel Key per SJM - NEED ENUMERATION

DEATH: 1) Bur. Gomez Cem.
2) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, she d. OK

COMMENTS: 1) Any living descendants found?
2) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter of 14 Jun 1962, Mindy had a great grandson who was a Baptist minister and lived in ID

ARTIFACTS: Photo taken aft 13 June 1900 & bef 1902.


William Joseph GREER "Jasper"

BIRTH: Parents: 1) G. W. Greer born 1800, Overton Co., Tenn. and Elizabeth born 1796, Carter Co., Tenn.

OTHER DOCS: 1) Member of road crew, Commissioners Records from Police Record Book A, 22 Feb 1859, p. 112.

SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix.
2) Willie Lue Shoemaker, granddaughter of Jessie Louis Craig.
3) Cathy Wood Osborn.
4) June Sherman

CENSUS: 1) 1850 Van Zandt Co., Tx.
2) 1860 Coryell Co., Tx.

DEATH: 1) Terry Co., Tx. Cem. Records.

MILITARY: "Coryell County Scrapbook" by Mildred Watkins Mears, p. 205 lists Jasper Greer with 6 dependents on a list of "the indigent dependents of soldiers now in service in the Confederate Army or killed in action.


12. Francis Marion KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR
2) MKR letters
3) 2 Jul 1829/1832 per desc. Calvin Pittman

MARRIAGE: 1) First mar. - Coryell Co. Mar. Rec. Bk. A, p.15,16(?) 2) Second mar. marriage - family tradition or what?
3) His second wife was a sister to his first wife.
4) Bk. A, p. 14(?), Marriage Records of Coryell County, Texas.

CENSUS: 1855 (Coryell) TX tax roll
1860 Fed. (Coryell) TX, 19 Jun 1860 p. 42, 290/287
290/187 Kinsey, Marion 28 M Farmer 400 300 AL
Nancy J. 20 F AR
Sarah E. 3 F TX
Sylvester 6/12 M TX
1870 Fed. (Coryell) TX, p. 284, Gatesville Pct. 1, p. 2
66/66, $500 personal property, $500 real estate. - NEED ENUMERATION; Per June Sherman-1880 Coleman Co., Tx. Prect. 1, ED44, Prect 5, p. 5, 24027, p. 537 (?)
1880 Fed. (Montague) TX, p. 371, F.M. Kinsey - is this him? OR is he the "Kinsey Francis", E.D. 44, p. 537 (Coleman) TX?????? - NEED ENUMERATION
1900 Fed. Altus, Greer Co., Ok. SD219, ED79, Sheet 18
313/313 Kinsey, Francis M. M Jul 1830 69 M m.42yrs. AL NC NC
Mary F Mar 1842 58 M "/5chld/4lvg.AR TN TN
Tiny F Dec 1880 19 S TX AL AR
Lillie B. F Jan 1883 17 S TX AL AR
Jodie F Oct 1887 12 S TX AL AR
1910 Tx. ED 170, Sheet 1A, 9/9 - NEED ENUMERATION

OCCUPATION: farmer.

CHILDREN: Where did F.M. get name of "Valentine" for son? Where did he get name of "Byrd Lenvil?" Could James/Hannah Kimsey land sale to Wm. Byrd (Madison) AL have any relationship to Kinseys? Lots of surname BIRD in (Madison) AL in early 1800s

RELIGION: 1) Joined the church at Sugarloaf in Bell county.
2) Allowed no cards or drinking in his home.
3) Spent hours on the porch reading his bible.

MILITARY: 1) Sgt. Pvt., Co. A, 30th TX Cav., P. Gurley's Regt. 1st TX Partisans, CSA.
2) Private in Capt. William Clements Company of Mounted Rangers, Coryell County, 28th Brigade, TST. Enlisted 1861 at age 29.
3) "The Roster of Conf. Soldiers, 1861-1865", vol. IX by Hewett.

MIGRATION: 1) AL
2) TX
3) Greer Co. OK

TAX LISTS: 1) 1855 Coryell County, Tx. Tax Roll.
2) Commissioners Records from Police Record Book A, 22 Feb. 1859, p. 112, appointed to road crew.
3) 1872 Titus Co., Tx. Tax rolls, a F. M. listed with 1 horse, $50, 20 cattle $40.

LAND: 1) April 17, 1862 - (Coryell)TX Deed Bk. (?), p. (?), F.M. Kiinsey & wife conveyed to Elijah Williamson 50 acres on land on Cow House Creek in Coryell County Tex
3) April 18, 1862 - (Coryell)TX Deed Bk. (?), p.(?), Now on this day F.M. Kinsey and wife conveyed two hundred acres of land on Cow House Creek to W.J. Greer being a part of a survey of Jesse Williams No. 342, Vol. 35 in Coryell County Tex
3) April 18, 1862 - (Coryell)TX Deed Bk. (?), p.(?), Now on this day F.M. Kinsey and wife conveyed to Jackson Baker all the land south of Cow House Creek belonging to the Jesse Williams Survey in Coryell County Tex, No. 342, Vol. 35
4) Per K/C, Spring 1992 issue, Francis Marion Kinsey - 160 ac., Mil. 3rd, 18 Nov 1872, Patent no. 260, Vol. 40, File 2236.
5) Abst. #603, Francis M. Kinsey, F. Kinsey Surv. (Coryell) TX - Need more data
6) Brown Co., Tx. survey map, about 99 degrees 5 minutes west.

DEATH: 1) Buffalo Gap Cem. per Mike Burns.
2) Per June Sherman, Francis Marion may have died 11 Jan 1911, Buffalo Gap, Taylor co., Tx.
3) Taylor county, Texas application to probate will #605, estate of F. M. Kinsey.

OTHER DOCS: Coryell Co., Tx. Cattle Brand Book, brand registered 27 Apr 1869, p. 135.

COMMENTS: 1) Some living descendants found
2) Per Calvin Pittman, it is family tradition that F.M. helped to build Old Rock House

ARTIFACTS: 1) Photo of F. M. with his second wife and family.

SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix
2) "The Kinsey Report" compiled and written by Mrs. Elmo (Ann) Kinsey.
3) Juanita Phillips
4) Cathy Wood Osborn
5) "The Kinsey/Coskrey Update", Vol. II, #2, Spring, 1991, p. 1.
6) "The Kinsey/Coskrey Update", Vol. II, #3, Summer, 1991.
7) June Sherman


Nancy Jane SCROGGINS

BIRTH: Parents: Jesse & Elizabeth Scoggins.

MARRIAGE: 1) Married by brother Isaac Hamilton Scoggin.
2) Asked her husband to marry her widowed sister who had at least 4 children by 1st husband.

CENSUS: 1) Coryell Co., Tx. 1860, Dwell 290, Fam. 287.

MIGRATION: 1) AR
2) TX

DEATH: 1) Per June Sherman, she died bef Feb 1877.


Mary Sarah SCROGGINS "Mollie"

BIRTH: 1) Parents: Jessie & Elizabeth Scoggins.

MARRIAGE: 1) May have married F.M. Kinsey on 19 Feb 1875 says Sharon Busboom.
2) First married John Hensley, children: Jeff born 1861, Martha born 1863, Isaac H. born 1866, Mary E. born 1869, and John born 1871 (known children).
3) "Bell County, Texas Marriage Records, 1850-1882" by Allie & Hudson, p. 39, F.M. Moore married 5 Jan. 1873 to Mary A. Kinsey, surnames of the two married may be reversed. JMS.

ARTIFACTS: 1) Photo of her with F.M., and Kinsey children.

SOURCES: 1) "The Kinsey Report" by Mrs. Elmo Kinsey.
2) Cathy Wood Osborn.
3) June Sherman


13. Elisha K KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Bible record of James William Coskrey/Amelia Kinsey (d/o Elisha) gives 22 Mar 1833, Walker Co. AL
2) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR names him as a child in this family
3) Elisha Kinsey Bible gives date/location; Elisha Kinsey Bible Records were in possession of Mrs. Ethel Kinsey Franks, Stephenville, Tx; Elisha & Amelia C. White Kinsey Family Bible in possession of Frances Moore Peterson
4) MKR letters name him as a son in this family
5) Frances Peterson found rec. that included middle initial "K." but this is in doubt
6) DWT gives Birmingham
7) Per IGI submission, Elisha b. 22 Mar 1833 Birmingham (Jefferson)AL

MARRIAGE: 1) Bk. A, p. 10 or 107 (?), Coryell Co. TX
2) Bible record (above) says "near Gatesville in Coryell Co. Tex. by [?.]J. Graham;"
3) Wedding ceremony was performed in the home of Amelia Catherine's father, Thomas Laurence White, 7 miles into north Ft. Hood.
4) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, Elisha and Amelia m. at Spring Hill, 7 mi. W. of Gatesville, 24 Oct 1861, at home of Mrs. Laurance White.
5) Photocopy and transcription of marriage certificate of Elisha Kinsey and Miss A. C. White

OCCUPATION: 1) farmer.
2) Printer and owned the "Gatesville Star" with son Thomas Lawrence and continued after his son's death.
3) Chairman of Congressional Committee during campaign of 1888.
4) -1866 elected County Commissioner by the vote of every voter in the county.
5) Notary Public.
6) Trader.
7) Mill owner in 1871 with brother, William.
8) 1874 farmer.

RELIGION: 1) Primitive Baptist.
2) Mason.

CENSUS: 1860 Fed. Brazos Co. TX (?) - NEED ENUMERATION
1860 Fed. Coryell Co. TX - NEED ENUMERATION
1870 Fed. Coryell Co. TX, Pct. 1, Gatesville, 15 Sep, p. 10/284$
65/65 Kinsey, Elisha 37 M W Farmer $1600 $1200 AL
Ameleia Cynthia 24 F W LA
Thos. Lawrence 5 M W TX
John Wesly 4 M W TX
Wm Henry 1 M W TX
Madison Gaines 1 M W TX
Sarah Ann 74 F W TN
1880 Fed Coryell Co. TX, p. 58, 4492/487
Kinsey, Elisha 47 M W AL (provided by (Sarah Mullinnix) Amelia C. 36 F W LA
Thomas L. 14 M W TX
John W. 13 M W TX
William H. 11 M W TX
Madison G. 11 M W TX
Remus 9 M W TX
Paul 8 M W TX
Amelia 8 F W TX
Martha J. 5 F W TX
Mary E. 3 F W TX
George W. 2 M W TX

LAND: 1) Deed Vol. D, p. 387 (Coryell) TX from Wm. Kinsey etux to Elisha Kinsey, Wm. Marshall Survey, 160 ac. Per SJM, "surveyed in Milam Dist. in Coryell Co., located immediately on Cow House Creek, 30 miles above the three forks of Little River, (see Patent 3rd class #206, Vol. 4, dated 7 Jan 1847) for William Marshall; Marshall sold the land to I.F. Edington; Edington sold to Isaac H. Scoggins; Scoggins sold to Wm. Kinsey 19 Dec 1859, witnessed by F.M. Kinsey and W.J. Greer. Filed for record 21 May 1860. Wm. sold to Elisha for $500 Feb 1862. Wm. acknowledged the sale 27 Feb. 1862." Recorded 25 Mar 1862.
2) April 17, 1862 - (Coryell)TX Deed Bk. (?), p. (?), On this day Elisha Kinsey transfers to Elijah Williamson 15 acres land on Cow House Creek and on same day Elijah Williamson 10 acres land on same creek.

TAX LISTS: 1) "Coryell County 1884 Tax Rolls," transcribed by Bobbie W. Ross list E. Kinsey, Abst. #192, J.A. Clayton Survey, 230 ac. and E. Kinsey, Abst. #570, J.T. Martin Survey, 5 ac., Carriages, Buggies and Wagons with rendered value of $5-100, Horses and Mules valued $10-25, Cattle valued c. $10/hd., Hogs at $1-2.50 each, and Sheep at $1.25-2.50/hd.
2) Per June Sherman, 1872 Titus Co. Tx. Tax Rolls, 80 ac land valued $700.00, 6 horses at $160.00, and 25 cattle $100.00.

MIGRATION: Lived in Alabama & Texas. He came to Texas and was in Fannin county in 1840. Later he lived in Gatesville and Wolf Valley. He came to Coryell county in 1858.

MILITARY: 1) In Feb 1860, enlisted in TX Rangers, served area from Coryell Co. westward to the plains
2) Pvt. Commanding Officer, Capt. A. B. Burleson, Mounted Rangers Co. enlisted 15 Jan 1861, Cowhouse, April Muster Roll in Coryell co., Dec. Muster roll for 12 mos., unless sooner discharged. Mustered out 9 May 1861, age 26. Company called into service by Gov. Sam Houston, 4-4-1860. Information from "Kinsey/Coskrey Update", Vol IX #1, p. 421.
3) Civil War - Sgt. Pvt., Co. A, 30th TX Cav.
4) 1860 to 1862, Capt. Wright's Co., Gurley's Regt. Co. "A", 30th TX Cav., Sgt., mechanic, 1st Texas Partisans.
5) Amelia C. Kinsey, widow's pension application.
6) Zerox copy of a letter written by Elisha to Amelia from Camp Herrington, Tx. 21 March 1863.
7) "Confederate Soldiers of Texas", p. 104.
8) Dec. 27, 1864 listing of indigent dependents of soldiers now in service in the Confederate Army or killed in action, he is listed as having one dependent.
9) "The Roster of Conf. Soldiers, 1861-1865", Vol. IX, 1996.

DEATH: 1) Killeen Cem., (Bell) TX. Elisha was originally buried at Sugarloaf Cem. but when Ft. Hood was built in 1942, the graves at Sugarloaf were moved, some to Killeen and some to Gatesville.
2) Buried City Cemetery, Gatesville, Sugarloaf Section.
3) Died at Boaz.
4) Killeen Cemetery, Dandier St., Killeen, Tx.
5) Tombstone Photo.
6) Remains removed from Ft. Hood area.

COMMENTS: 1) Elisha's initial "K" was verified by Francis Moore Peterson who found it on several of the birth records of Elisha's children - Gatesville County Courthouse, but that is the only source where it is found.
2) Some living descendants found
3) Built "The Rock House", family home. Per Dennis Kinsey,coordinates of Old Rock House are 3l 34 35 N / 97 36 39 W.

OTHER DOCS: 1) Appointed to the road crew, Commissioners Records from Police Record Book "A:, 22 Feb 1859, p. 112.
2) Coryell Co. Tx. Cattle Brand Book, brand registered 10 Feb 1866, p. 113.

BOOKS: 1) "White Family History in 1860 Coryell County, Texas."
2) "Bell and Coryell County, Texas History" p. 385-6.
3) "History of McLennan Falls."
4) "Coryell County Texas, Families, 1845 - 1985" p. 179.
5) "the Way It Was", Vol. 2, p. 178-80, 164.
6) "A History of Coryell County, Texas" by Zelma Scott, 1965, pg. 136, 214.
7) "Coryell County Index to Births"

LETTERS: 1) Letter from aunt Mollie Rambo to "Roy, Helen and boys" dated 14 June 1962.

ARTICLES: 1) "Idle Wild Home to be Opened Sunday for Tours, Art Show", story of Elisha Kinsey rock home, farm purchased 2 September 1874 for $2500.00.

SOURCES: 1) Dora Kinsey Jeffrey, Gatesville, Tx. 1970.
2) Mrs. J. Shultz, Gatesville, Tx. 1970.
3) Lois Kinsey Blocker (dec.)
4) Fay Elaine Young Chandler
5) June Sherman

ARTIFACTS: Photo of Elisha, Amelia, and family in front of the rock house.
-Photo of Elisha alone


Amelia Catherine WHITE

BIRTH: 1) James William Coskrey/Amelia Kinsey (d/o A.C.) states she was b. "March 18 1845 in Sabine Parish La"
2) Lois Kinsey Blocker files give Spring Hill Ward, Sabinelle, (Sabine) LA
3) Doris White Thomas gives Bayou Toro (Sabine) LA per the census in Many. [which census? 1850?]
4) Some sources indicate her middle name was Cynthia but not according to great granddaughter Mary Lou Smith.


MARRIAGE: 1) Cert.
2) Bible record (above)
3) Married at parents home 7 mls. into north Fort Hood.
4) CSA widow pension application A-34590 , Coryell co.
-"Index to Texas CSA Pension Files" transcribed by White.

CENSUS: 1850 Fed. Sabine Ph. LA w/parents
1860 Fred. Gatesville Beat #1, 5/7/1860, p. 21/274, 147/147 1870, 1880 Coryell Co. TX - see husband Elisha Kinsey
1900 Fed. Coryell Co. TX, Pct. 4, S.D. 4, Sheet 16,E.D. 44 288/290 Kinsey, Amelia Head b. Mar 1845 55 widow LA LA LA farmer
Remus laborer Feb 1871 29 single TX AL LA Mary A. Jan 1877 23 single TX AL LA
Cairy B. Jul 1880 19 single TX AL LA
Nancy J. Jan 1882 18 single TX AL LA
James D. Sep 1883 16 single TX AL LA
Sarah A. Oct 1885 14 single TX AL LA
Brit P. Jan 1891 9 single TX AL LA

LAND: CWO Doc. #WHITE-TX-4, Deed Bk. [?], p. 98, (Coryell) TX, Mrs. A.C. Kinsey conveys land, 187-1/2 ac. of L. Womack Survey, to Thomas H. Griffin, 18 Apr 1901

DEATH: 1) Bur. Gatesville City Cem.
2) 1903-1940 TX Death Index sent by Paul E. Pinter shows "Amelliar Cathern, d. 17 Mar 1920, Coryell Co., #9544"
3) Origin of 16 Mar 1920?
4) Probate Records, Coryell co., Tx.
5) Photo of tombstone.
6) Index to Texas Death Records, Reel 4, 1903-1940 says died 17th.

ARTIFACTS: 1) Chair in possession of Alline Rambo Sanderford, Killeen TX (small, rope-woven seat)
2) Photo of her
3) Photo of her with husband and most of children in front of Rock House, Gatesville.

COMMENTS: 1900 Census says 3 children not living -- they were Elisha Jr., Thomas Lawrence, and Romulus

MIGRATION: 1) Came to Coryell co., Tx. c1854 with parents, Thomas Lawrence & Mary Anne Jacks White, Amelia Jacks White.


14. Madison Gaines KINSEY "Matt"

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR places him in this family 2) MKR letters place him in this family
3) Per MKR letter, nicknamed "Matt"

MARRIAGE: Per "The Family Kinsey," Madison Gaines and Melissa's marriage year is also shown as 1861.

CENSUS: 1860 Fed. Gatesville Beat #1, Coryell Co. TX, 5/7/1860, p. 21/274
148/148 Kinsey, Madison 23 M W Farmer 240 80 AL m. within yr.
Malica 14 F W LA "/attending sch.
1870 Coryell Co., Tx. p. 19/84, 61/61. John McFarland age 21, born Ga. living with family in 1870.
1880 Coryell Co., Tx. S.D. 4, E.D. 23, p. 17, 140/143.
1900 Coryell Co., Tx., J.P. 3, 25-6-1900, S.D. 4, E.D. 42, Sheet 21, 357/366

TAX LISTS: "Coryell Co. 1884 Tax Rolls," transcribed by Bobbie W. Ross shows M. Kinsey, Abst. #259, F.M. Childress Survey, 120 ac., Carriages, Buggies and Wagons with rendered value $5-100, Horses and Mules valued at $10-25, Cattle at c$10/hd. and Hogs at $1-2.50 each.

MIGRATION: 1) AL
2) MS
3) TX
4) Family was run out of the county twice by Indians.

OCCUPATION: 1) Farmer.
2) He and brother Elisha operated the mill at Straw's Mill.

MILITARY: 1) Civil War - Pvt. Co. A, 30th TX Cav., Gurley's Regt. 1st TX Partisans, CSA
2) Mary Lou Smith found Muster roll has "Pvt. in Mtd. Ranger Co., Hiram W. Cooke Mtd. Ranger," enlisted May 24, 1861.

DEATH: 1) King Cem.
2) TX Death Records microfilm, cert. #26135, Index to Texas Death Records" Reel 4, 1903-1940
3) MKR letter of 14 Jun 1962 says he d. at age 88, but tombstone records above seem to indicate age 83.
4) Photo of Tombstone.

OTHER DOCS: 1) "Coryell Kin," Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall 1988, shows Mat Kinsey having an account in an early day Coryell Co. store, 1 Jan 1872.
2) Coryell Co., Tx. Cattle Brand Book p. 233, registered brand, 28 Mar 1857.

COMMENTS: 1) Some living descendants found.
2) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter of 14 Jun 1962, Matt Kiney had a great grandson who lived at Salado, Lee Roy, who was ordained as Baptist minister in Spring 1962.
3) Family helped name and settle Coryell county.

LETTERS: 1) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter dated 14 Jun 1962, Matt Kinsey had a great grandson who lived at Salado - Lee Roy - ordained as a Baptist minister in Spring of 1962.
2) Dora Kinsey Jeffrey letter

SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix
2) Cathy Wood Osburn
3) June Sherman

BOOKS: 1) "The White Family of Coryell co., Tx."
2) Coryell Co., History Book, p. 344.


Malissa Adeline WHITE

BIRTH: 1) Born 1850/53.
2) Parents were Lawrence White & Mary Ann Jaques; "Malica" or Daniel
and Elvira White.
3) Per June Sherman, she had a twin brother named Lawrence.
4) 27 Jul per ? [Lois Kinsey Blocker or Doris White Thomas?]
5) 2) Per Doris White Thomas, she was b. on the Bayou Toro, Sabine Ph. LA per the census [which census? 1850?]

DEATH: 1) Per June Sherman she may have died 25 May.
2) Index to Texas Death records, Reel 4, 1903 - 1940.

ARTIFACTS: 1) Newspaper photo of her w/husband in front of their house, in possession of Doris White Thomas, Gatesville


15. Lucinda KINSEY

BIRTH: 1) Lois Kinsey Blocker FGR
2) MKR letter of 14 Jun 1962 says she d. c1894 at age 52, so that agrees with 1860 census age
3) 1860 Census shows c1842, TX

MARRIAGE: 1) Source of date?
2) Lucinda's day of marriage is also shown as the 13th.

LAND: 1) Abst. #1247, Tilman Walters, T. Walters Surv. Coryell Co. TX - husband or father-in-law? Prob. father-in-law.

CENSUS: 1) 1860 Coryell Co., Tx. Census, p. 18, Dwell. 128, Fam. 128 - NEED ENUMERATION
2) Lucinda and/or Tillman Waters/Walters not found on 1910 Soundex

DEATH: 1) Per Mollie Kinsey Rambo letter of 14 Jun 1962, she d. c1894 at age of 52 at Bosqueville and bur. at Bosqueville Cem. - need tombstone records
2) Per "The Family Kinsey," death date is 1891

COMMENTS: Some living descendants found.


Tillman WALTERS

BIRTH: 1) parents were A. W. Walters & Sallie/Sarah

MARRIAGE: 1) Per June Sherman, he may have married on 15th;

SOURCES: 1) Sarah J. Mullinnix
2) Cathy Wood Osborn
3) Juanita Phillips
4) June Sherman

LAND: 1) Pecos County, Texas Survey Map Blk. 203; Coryell Co., Tx.