Biography of Henry Pinckney
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Pinckney, the late Henry, was born in New York city, January 21, 1800, and came with his parents to this county when two years old. He received his education in the district schools, and was always a farmer. He married first Harriet Owen, of this town, and they had one son, Owen. For his second wife he married Caroline S. Follett, of the town of Enfield, and they had seven children: Harriet, Margaret, Webb, John, jay, Levett, and Fred. Mr. Pinckney died December 2, 1878, and his widow survives. Fred married Susie Kirby of this town. Mrs. Pinckney's father, Silas Follett, was born in Winchester, January 28, 1786, and married first Hannah May, by whom he had four children, Fanny, Emily, Harriet, and Sophronia. He married second Nancy Curry, of this county, and they had nine children: William, James, Caroline, John, Betsey, Alexander, Lutherna, Pamelia S., and Mary. He died October 1, 1864, and his wife August 23, 1862. Jay Pinckney now conducts the farm, Levett and Fred now owning a farm together next to the county house farm.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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