Biography of Hart S. Kinney
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Kinney, Hart S., Massena, was born October 22, 1800, in Bethel, Vt., and came to this town in 1821, where he was a farmer all his life. He married, first, Nancy Lamperton of Vermont, and they had four children, the first two dying in infancy. Wealthy, born August 15, 1835, married Edward Tracey. She died in April, 1889. Elizabeth, born January 20, 1839, married Albert Rosebrook of Vermont, Mrs. Kinney died January 10, 1837, and Mr. Kinney married, second, Mary Flint, daughter of Ralph Flint. She was born September 13, 1813, at Shoreham, Vt. By this union there were four children Arvilla R., born September 12, 1842, married George Washburn February 19, 1874, died April 30, 1883; Edwin W., born April 22, 1844, married Alice, daughter of Daniel E. and Clarissa (Carpenter) Stearns of this town, September 4, 1866; Albert T., born October 18, 1817, married Frances Barnett; George F., born March 14, 1850, married Ella Miller, died June 20, 1888. Edwin W., who furnishes this sketch, lives on the old homestead, was educated at the common schools, and enlisted as a private October 1, 1861, in Co. A, 92d Reg't, and served with his regiment till he was mustered out May 17, 1863. He then reenlisted in the U. S. navy at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, September 1, 1864, and was in several naval engagements, being at Savannah when General Sherman arrived after his famous march to the sea. He received his final discharge June 27, 1865. Mr. Kinney has been a successful farmer since that time. He is a Republican and has been assessor of the town of Massena for seven successive years. He is a member of the Baptist church.

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