Francis S. Kinney
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. I., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

The gentleman whose name introduces this review is the founder and builder of beautiful and romantic "Kinnelon" is Pequannock township. Mr. KINNEY was born at New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, and reared to manhood at New Brunswick, Somerset county New Jersey, being one of a family of six children.

His father, Franklin Sherwood KINNEY, was a native of Cayuga county, New York, where he was educated and studied law. Having chosen New York city for his field of endeavor, he practiced his profession there for many years. He settled with his family near New Brunswick, Somerset county New Jersey, and here he became identified with the educational and public affairs of the state. He was instrumental in the establishment of the State Normal School at Trenton, and served as a commissioner from New Jersey to the World's Fair of 1851. He married Mary, daughter of Reverend Jonathan and Elizabeth (ABBOT) COGGSWELL, of East Windsor, Connecticut. He died Jul 11 1871.

Transcribed by Ida King


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