Saturday, July 25, 2009

Diana V. Kinney

The tombstone of Diana Violitte Kinney is found at the Strong's Ridge Cemetery in Huron County, Ohio. Diana was the daughter of John C. and Amy Kinney. It appears that Diana died on July 28, but the year is not legible.

Records from Huron County Probate Court indicate that John C. Kinney married Amy Rowley on April 18, 1826. This biographical information about John C. Kinney was found in an online edition of the book COUNTIES OF LAGRANGE AND NOBLE, INDIANA, available at the Internet Archive:

John C. Kinney was a machinist, and when a young man worked at his trade in New York, where he married Miss Amy Rowley, and soon afterward moved to Burlington, Vt. After some years, he removed to Huron County, Ohio, and in 1832 started on horseback through Indiana. He returned to Ohio the same year, and in 1833 moved his family to Lima, and ever afterward made La Grange County his home. For some years he carried the mail on horseback from Toledo through to Fort Defiance, White Pigeon and other places, and, while engaged at this, died.

Diana V. Kinney probably died as a youngster, since the Kinney family lived in Ohio for only a short time.

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