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George O. Kinney
George O.  abt. 1818 NY – 1905 CA
m. 1st Elizabeth
[Unknown, possibly Kinne, a relative]
m. 2nd Clarissa Bailey

DRAFT - under going major revisions

Revised 12 July 2007

Update – in about 2007 went to Ovid, learned more stuff, found name in his mother’s bible 18 Jul 1819 have photo of page.
 UPDATE (2006) – In 2006, thanks to the research of Jeff Green, George was finally connected to his New York Kinne line. which in turn connects to Henry of MA as show below.  This is now in the process of being documented.
Henry of MA ca. 1624
Thomas, Sr. 1654/44-1687 m. Elizabeth Knight
Thomas, Jr. 1678-1756 m. Martha Cox
James, Sr. 1703-1776 m. Sarah Herrick (1st wife)
Elijah, Sr. 1743-1830 m. Jerusha Burton
Elijah, Jr. 1771-1850 m. Hester Wisner
George O.  abt. 1818 – 1905 m. 2nd Clarissa Bailey
Later generationsfrom George down to GKBopp’s generation


Info worksheet for George – DRAFT - link not on web at this time.

George O.  KINNE/KINNEY was born in New York state and was in California by 1851. He and Clarissa BAILEY of New York (said to be daughter of James Bailey) had three children, all born in California. The couple divorced in 1859 and Clarissa immediately married John C. MURPHEY.  She and John settled in Mono Co., CA, where they raised the Kinney and their Murphey children. George disappeared after the divorce but according to family tradition he was in the Los Angeles, CA, area ca. 1890. Clarissa may have been born in Syracuse or near Seneca, New York. It is assumed, but not known for certain, that George and Clarissa met in New York and came to California together. Part of the mystery of their relationship is that there is a marriage record in California for the couple one year before the divorce, well after the birth of their known children.

Ancestry - DNA Evidence  - A 2002 DNA test on George's great grandson (my father) indicated our Kinney line shares a common ancestor with descendants of Henry Keny/Keney/etc. who was in Salem, MA, before 1650.  It is believed he was born in England, but not proved.  It is also said (but not proved) that Henry was the son of John and grandson of Thomas (alleged to be Sir Thomas but this is apparently false).  The likely connection was not determined until 2006 and is now being documented.

DNA – See Group 2

Links to three generation charts for George and Clarissa are at the bottom of this page.