Biography of Royal W. Kinne

Kinne, Royal W., p. o. Corfu, N. Y., was born in Corfu July 23, 1815, attended the schools of his day and followed the occupation of farming. He has married twice; first, in 1838, to Samantha Champion of the township of Darien; they had three children: Electa, Silas and Daniel. Daniel was a soldier in the Civil war, was wounded at Cold Harbor June 2, 1863, and died there on June 9th. He was a member of Co. G, 8th Artillery, N. Y. S. Vols. The G. A. R. Post at Corfu is named for him. Electa married William H. Duguid of Pembroke; they had two children: Hattie E. Phelps and Royal K.; Mrs. Duguid died January 8. 1893. Silas married Mary E. Chadeayne; they have three children: R. Albert, Clara G. and Constance V. Mrs. Royal W. Kinne died March 8, 1863, and on November 15, 1864, Mr. Kinne married Miranda L. Duguid of Pavilion. Mr. Kinne's father, Jonas Kinne, was born in Rupert, Vt., in 1786, and came here with the Darrows in 1807. He married Hannah Darrow; they had six children: Electa, William, Randolph, Royal W., Jonas, and Julia who died at the age of five years. Jonas Kinue died in 1820 and his widow in 1837. Mr. Kinne's grandfather was Asa Kinne. Mr. Kinne has served his town as supervisor two terms; in his political choice he is a Republican.

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