KINSEY, Samuel, Middletown, Pa., was born in Lancaster county, Pa., August 11, 1821 ; son of Jacob Kinsey. The father was the first of the family to settle in Dauphin county. He was born and reared in Lancaster county, came to Dauphin county in 1822, and located on the farm now owned by Joseph Martin. He received his education in the Lancaster county schools and learned the trade of blacksmith, which he followed until he came to Dauphin county, where he engaged in farming. He held independent views in politics and was not connected with any party. His religious faith brought him into fellowship with the Dunkard church. Mr. Kinsey married Mary Cans, by whom he had thirteen children : Barbara, Nancy, Sallie, David, John, Jacob, Christian, Elizabeth, Samuel, Mary, Catherine, Susan, and Margaret.
Samuel, when very young, came with his parents to Dauphin county and attended the common schools. He has always been a hard-working and industrious man, and for a number of years was engaged in butchering. He has been the superintendent and sexton of the Hillsdale cemetery for over forty years, during which time he has buried over three hundred bodies in this beautiful ground. In politics he is a Republican, and himself and family are connected with the United Brethren church. Mr. Kinsey was married, in 1847, to Miss Margaret May, daughter of Philip and Susan (Miller) May, of Dauphin county, by whom he has nine children : David, Sarah Ann, Fanny, Elizabeth, Margaret, Barbara, Mary, Eli, and Katie. In 1860 he purchased the farm where he now resides.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Ronald Singerris@vicon.net for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 14 March 2001
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