Monday, April 16, 2018

What is the origin of Jasper Kinnick?



What is the origin of Jasper Kinnick?
 



[Note: The following was recently posted to the Facebook page, Kinnick Family Association. It reached a few folks, but not too many. I'll post it here and see if the reach is greater. Comments are welcomed.]

Perhaps the most vexing question remaining in the Kinnick Genealogy History is where did Jasper Kinnick, the husband of Elizabeth Brightwell, and the father of Jasper, Joseph, and William Kinnick (the Revolutionary War soldier), come from?

We have known and have documents (marriage record and land record) of Jasper and Elizabeth with the surname Kennett. I researched Kennett (and other nearby surnames) fairly extensively, but was never able to come to a satisfactory conclusion.

Recent writings in the Kennett family have now come to our attention that a little know Kennett named Peter arrived from England in Northampton, Virginia on 13 June 1655. He is not related to the more well-known Martin Kennett making the same trip a number of years earlier and known ancestor of many well-known Kennett persons, including in St. Louis and other Missouri locations.

This Peter Kennett is said to have had at least three documented children: A Sarah (married John Glaze), born in Charles County, Maryland, in about 1680, a son (unnamed, but descendants-three sons-are known) born in about 1685, and Jasper Kennett, born in about 1690. It is speculated that this is ‘our’ Jasper, who married Elizabeth, and likely changed their name to Kinnick, perhaps because he was a dealer of tobacco, referred to by the Indians as “Kinnikinnick.” He was said to be the father of the three sons, Jasper, Joseph, and William Kinnick, all more documented in early Maryland history.

This story fits with all I have learned, with no contradictions. This does not make it true, of course. But, it does make a very viable theory, one that I am adopting until someone brings forth information to the contrary.

What do you think? Comments and Questions welcomed.

Dr. Bill, aka William L. Smith, billsmith2003@gmail.com


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 Kinnick DNA Results




2017 Kinnick DNA Results
 
 

Good news from recent DNA analysis of Kinnick descendants is worth sharing here, and shouting about, quite frankly. AncestryDNA tests now show that all descendants of the Kinnick lines, from William Kinnick, Sergeant Major in the Revolutionary War, and his family, are indeed related genetically.

While we still have not been able to determine the exact common ancestors and lines, tests on over a dozen (and growing) descendants of several of the lines all confirm the genetic relationship. We’ve all hoped and wanted it to be true, but now we have the scientific evidence.

What fun! Thank you, AncestryDNA and everyone who has tested. Have you tested yet? The results are full of interesting opportunities for more research. Join the fun!


Families are Forever!! ;-)


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Birthday (July 1) - 4th of July Special Offer


Birthday (July 1) - 4th of July Special Offer
 
 

I made this offer on Facebook, and was pleasantly surprised how many people signed up!
I want to extend it to all my readers, in case you missed it:

I will send you a free PDF of my 23K word eBook, “The Kings of Oak Springs, Vol. One” (Some say it reminds them of a ‘Little House’ story) when you sign up for my free: Dr. Bill’s “The Homeplace Saga” Newsletter. Sign up here today (free): http://eepurl.com/bpPujv

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Eileen's Diary... continued


Eileen's Diary... continued



I began posting monthly excepts from Eileen's 1940 diary a couple of weeks ago, on Saturdays:

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-first-years-from-eileens-diary.html

Happy Reading!

Dr. Bill  ;-)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - November 6, 1939



75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - November 6, 1939 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Monday, November 6:

Men moved crib, picker, elevator down here. Had chicken, noodles for dinner. Billy & I went to town in pm. Home at 5:30. Boys fixing the picker. Did chores, went to bed early.

My comments:

Picking always a critical time on the farm!

This is a few years later, but they still looked the same!

Corn pickers!


NOTE to readers: This will be the last daily entry from Eileen's diaries. We got through my birth, Pop's death, and electricity in the house.
It is time to move on to other things. Continue to follow my Facebook page, and, if and when, I use other diary entries, as part of more family stories, they will be shared there.
Thanks for the being a part of the journey.

Bill  ;-)

Families are forever! ;-)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - November 5, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
November 5, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Sunday, November 5:

I went to church. Billy & Pete stayed home. Got dinner. Ate, Toots, Butch came & took Pete over on 80. Did dishes, sep. Irene & Betty came. Fixed Irene’s hair.  Mabel Hupp, Dean, Wanda here a minute. Bro’t back lamp. Pete bro’t picker at 5:30. Chores, made waffles & went to bed.

My comments:

Harvesting in full gear.

Had waffles lately? I do want to catch that drip...  ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - November 4, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
November 4, 1939 
 

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Saturday, November 4:

Did usual work. Mom & Buss came. Had butter scotch pie, meat loaf. Scrubbed, waxed d. room in pm. At nite took Buss to show. Folks here for supper. Pete went to sleep. Cleaned up & tried to get Pete to come to bed with me.

My comments:

Dad was tuckered out from picking duties, it appeared. Good for him!

Butter Scotch Pie. That sounds good, as well! ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)