- Born: 24 Nov 1788 80
- Marriage: GRIFFITH, Sarah
- Died: Prob. Wayne Co, IN
Oliver Kinsey was son of Isaac and Mary, b 24-11m-1788.
Noted events in his life were:
• Appearance in Document, 5 Jul 1820, West Nottingham Mtg, Cecil County, Maryland, United States. 201 1820-7m-5. Oliver Kinsey was witness at wedding of Joshua Webster and Hannah (Kinsey) Reynolds at West Nottingham Mtg.
• Occupation: Blacksmith.
• Religion: Quaker?.
• Story. Oliver Kinsey married Sarah Griffith. They had nine children. Oliver was a native of Little Brittain, PA, and Sarah was a native of Gunpowder, Baltimore Co, MD. In 1823, Oliver, who was a blacksmith by trade, removed with his family to a farm near Baltimore, where he also worked at his trade. Five years later he moved into the city and engaged largely in the manufacture of edged tools. About 1832 Oliver returned to the farm which was near the present site of Franklin. About this time Sarah died. In the fall of 1835 Oliver moved to Wayne County, Indiana (from the Wayne Co, Indiana History, 1884, Washington Twp, Pages 48 and 49, Interstate Publishing Co, submitted to Kinsey Newsletter (online) Volume 2, Issue 2 30 June 1996 by Mary Duncan)
• Story. Isaac Kinsey, the eldest and fourth of nine children of Oliver and Sarah (Griffith) Kinsey,
was born in Chester County, PA, May 19, 1821. In the fall of 1835 his father moved to Wayne County, Ind., and here he grew to manhood and finished his education in the schools of Richmond. From the time he reached his majority till 1846 he was principally engaged in the manufacture of brick. In the latter year he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and engaged with his brother Thomas in the produce business. In 1849 his brother went to California actuated by the gold excitement, leaving Mr. Kinsey to carry on the business alone, which he did successfully till his brother's return in 1852. Having accumulated a neat fortune, he, in the spring of 1852 bought the farm now owned by Mr. Kinsey. It contains 500 acres of the best land in Walnut Level, Wayne County, and the scientific principles upon which it is cultivated are too well known to require comment. Mr. Kinsey is an experienced horticulturist, growing some of the finest fruit in the county. He was at one time a heavy stockholder in the now famous Hoosier Drill Works. Sept. 25, 1847, Mr. Kinsey was married to Mary P. Jones. They have no children. In politics he is a strong Republican. In religious faith a member of the Society of Friends. (from the Wayne Co, Indiana History, 1884, Washington Twp, Pages 48 and 49, Interstate Publishing Co, submitted to Kinsey Newsletter (online) Volume 2, Issue 2 30 June 1996 by Mary Duncan)
Oliver married Sarah GRIFFITH. (Sarah GRIFFITH died about 1832.)