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The Old Kinne Burying Ground contains many Kinne family graves and well as graves of many other families. At this time, my website only contains information about the graves of my direct ancestors.
Deacon Thomas Kinne - died 1756 (Henry>Thomas I>Thomas II)
Martha [Cox] Kinne - died 1747 (wife of Thomas II)
James Kinne - died 1776 (Henry>Thomas I>Thomas II>James)
Mary [Robbins] Kinne - died 1795 (2nd wife of James)
From Courtland Kinnie * (2006):
The stones of James Kinne and his third wife Mary are right next to Thomas and Martha.
According to the History of Windham County, CT, brothers James, Jeremiah,
and Moses were all Deacons of the
Jeremiah and his wife are buried on the other side of Thomas and Martha, as are Aaron and Gideon (and his wife Thankful). I have not been able to find where Moses and his wife are buried; I know they stayed in Voluntown. I don't know where the first two wives of James first are buried. Moses is my direct line although we also descend from his brothers Jeremiah, James, and Thomas III. I know that Thomas III went to NY but it's ironic that I can't find Moses. The local belief is Moses and Abigail are the field stones near their son Abel at another Kinne cemetery about a mile away.
Credit for the photos goes to Mrs. Iva Arpin. She is responsible for the
photos and the restoration work that was done on the Kinne cemetery. Mrs. Arpin
is a member of the local DAR and has led the local CAR for many years. She and
the children of this CAR are responsible for the restoration of two local Kinne
cemeteries. They spent countless hours on cleanup and repairs, and then had
wonderful re-dedications. The Thomas and Joseph Kinne
Note: When Courtland wrote the above, it
was believed that James had three wives: Sarah Harrick, Susan Fiske, and Mary
Robbins. It has since been established
that he was never married to Susan
Fiske. See James Kinne 1703-1776.
Other Kinne graves in this cemetery:
Jeremiah (Henry>Thomas I>Thomas II)
Aaron (Henry>Thomas I>Thomas II)
Gideon (and his wife Thankful) (Henry>Thomas I>Thomas II)
The cemetery in the [above] two links is in the town of
Note: Arpin has information about the deed and Corporation for the [Voluntown]Kinne cemetery. Courtland says it may be something descendents would want to reactivate should there ever be another Kinne Historical Society.
Other sources of information:
Courtland Kinnie sent me a photocopy of sections from [a book?] he
"Hale Record Thomas &
[The Chapter? Titled] KINNE BURYING GROUND, begins on page 163 with two pages of information about the grounds. Inscriptions for the grounds begin on page 165 and end on page 172.
In some cases, the “Hale” inscriptions are probably more accurate than Ellsberry which were compiled 30 years later. For example, the Ellsberry information for Mary Kinne has an incomplete death year and incorrect age at death (31, instead of 81, years).
National Register of Historical
Lat: 41°33'10"N, Lon: 71°53'03"W
Contact: Voluntown Town Hall 860-376-3927
Contributed by Iva Arpin, Jun 22, 2003 Total records = 45.
Route #165 North, 1/4 mile on southeast side from Rt.201 and Rt.165 intersection. A few yards from the
Stephen KINNE 1705-1791 Salem, Essex County, MA
Reverend Stephen Kinne, born 1 June 1705 Salem, Mass. s/o Thomas and Martha Cox Kinne of New London County, CT. Husband of Priscilla Herrick. Both are buried in a private Kinne cemetery in
Migration steps: to New London County, CT, in 1714 - to Dutchess County, NY in abt.1747 - to Walworth County, WI in abt.1770.
Researcher: Iva Alexander Arpin
Stephen was an uncle to Reverend Aaron Kinnie.
* Henry>Thomas I>Thomas
II>Moses>Abel>Avery>Courtland>Sterry>[two more generations].
Moses is the direct line but the family also descends from Jeremiah, James, and Thomas III - brothers of Moses.
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