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Kinnick 2003 Genealogy Book

Prepared as Part of The Kinnick Project,
from the works of hundreds of people by
Compiler, William L. (Bill) Smith


John and Mary Front Page
Mary Kinnick takes the family to Ohio in early 1820s

About 1822 (after the Maryland 1820 census, before 1823) Mary Kinnick, about age 50, wife of John Kinnick (presumably deceased or out of their lives prior to 1820), moved with her children from Charles Co, Maryland, to Belmont Co, Ohio. Her younger children at that time were: Dorcas, 22, Sarah, 21, Mary, 18, Walter, 12, Ann, 10, and Catherine, 8. It is believed that her oldest son, William, 25, was also part of the move. Her second son, John, 23, may have made the move also. However, John appears to have gone on down the Ohio River to the Cincinnati area. [link on what we know of John]

The family first appears in Ohio records when daughter, Dorcas, applies for a marriage license along with Joseph Dallas in Union Township (Morristown area). Her brother, William Kinnick vouchers for their ages (this is the only record found, to date, of William in Ohio). He reappears in Maryland for his marriage to Mary Jenkins in 1933. Joseph Dallas [link to Dallas background] and Dorcas Kinnick are married on 6 November 1823, by Wm. Taggert. They continued to live in Union Township through the 1830 census. Their first born child appears to be John Dallas, in either 1824 or 1825. We still seek additional information on John. Joseph and Dorcas' first daughter, Frances Dallas [insert link to her family page], was born 21 Mar 1826. (Some sources say she was born in Tuscarawas County, but that is unlikely. That would mean her parents went there, came back to Belmont County for the 1830 census and returned; more likely they moved there along with Joseph's younger brother, James Alexander Dallas, in 1834, and stayed there) [additional Dallas linked information]. Their second daughter, Mary Jane Dallas, was born in 1828, followed by their second son, James Dallas, in May 1831. Mary Jane is likely the young woman in the home of James Alexander Dallas in Tuscarawas County in 1850. We still seek additional information on her. We have followed his family through the 1900 census; he died 7 Jul 1901 in Morristown, Ohio [link to his family page].

Sarah A. Kinnick married George Tracy on January 1, 1828. James. E. Newell, J.P., officiated at the marriage in Union Township of Belmont County, Ohio. Our only information on this family is via the census records:
1840 census, Kirkwood Township (directly west of Union Township), Belmont Co, George Tracy, 30/40, Sarah, 30/40, sons one each 10/15 and 15/20, daughters: 3 under 5yrs, 3 aged 5/10, one 10/15!! Now need to identify them [Jul 2002].
1850 Census for Kirkwood Township, Belmont Co, confirms name and age of Sarah and three children. George appears to be listed as Shoemaker, age 47, b. 1803, in Maryland.
1860 census, Kirkwood Township, Belmont Co, George Tracy, age 55, Farm Hand, b. MD.
We have reviewed the death certificate of Sarah Tracy; she died January 1, 1872, and is buried at the Salem M.E. Church cemetery near Hendrysburg in Kirkwood Township of Belmont County, Ohio. We do not know what became of George.

The 1830 census for Union Township, Belmont County, reports that Mary Kinnick (50-60) was a head of household, with her daughter, Mary (20-30; actually 26, born 13 Aug 1804). This situation changed a good deal in very short order. The James Triplett family with his wife, Ruth, and five children were also reported in nearby in the same census. Land records disclose that James Triplett bought 79 acres of land in Beaver Township on 27 Nov 1830, a few miles southwest of Batesville. (This is about 25-30 miles southwest of Union Township in Belmont County. At the time, Beaver Township was in Guernsey Co, but it was switched to Noble Co when Noble Co was formed as the last Ohio County in 1850). Mortimer, a son of James and his wife, Ruth, also bought land nearby in 1832 and 1833.

Triplett family tradition has it that Mary Kinnick (the younger) was helping with the children in the Triplett home. She would have moved with them to Beaver Township, some 25-30 southwest of where they lived in Belmont Co. James' first wife, Ruth, died near Batesville (Beaver Township) in March, 1831, shortly after they arrived, it would appear. James and Mary were married in June 10, 1831. By 1840, they had four children of their own in addition to the two of the five from his first marriage, still in the home. Her mother most likely went along to help (she also appears in the 1840 (age 60-70) census). [link to Mary Kinnick photo].

On 1 Mar 1832, Catherine Kinnick married Samuel Bufkin in Belmont County. The Bufkins were an active Quaker family. They were the parents of eight children born between 1833 and 1851. They moved to Henry Co, Indiana between Nov 1834 and Jun 1837.

On 18 May 1832, Ann Kinnick married Frederick Lowry in Belmont County [insert link to their family page]. As with Mary, above, Ann had been living with Frederick and his first wife, Elizabeth, and their eleven children born between 1809 and 1830. Mary was 23 years younger than her husband when they married. They had seven more children between 1833 and 1853. Between 1837 and 1840, the moved to Henry Co, Indiana. We have not confirmed that these two families (Bufkin and Lowry) moved at the same time, although it would appear to be a strong possibility, in the spring of 1837, perhaps.

Walter W. Kinnick married Susan Schwyhart (exact date and place as yet unknown) in about 1833, most likely in Belmont County, Ohio. Their first child, a son, John, was born 14 Sep 1834. Their first daughter, Mary, was born in 1835, followed by Sarah in 1836, and Joseph on 9 Mar 1839. They all appear in the 1840 census in Wheeling Township (north of Union Township) in Belmont County, Ohio. Walter and Susan moved to Bureau Co, IL, in 1844. It is believed this occurred shortly after his mother, Mary Kinnick, died. Confirmation of all facts continues to be sought.


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