Lewis Kinney
Lewis Kinney

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

LEWIS KINNEY is a son of Henry Kinney, who located in North Greenbush in the year 1791, and was one of the early and prominent settlers of that section of the town. He was born Feb. 1, 1798 on the farm he now occupies at North Greenbush. He passed his earlier life on the paternal farm, attending the district school of the locality in the winter season. He still continued to occupy the old farm until the death of his father, Sept. 26, 1846, when it was divided into two, one half going to Lewis and the other to Alonzo N. Kinney, his brother, each of whom has continued to occupy his portion of the farm since.

Mr. Kinney has been a member of the Reformed Dutch of Wynantskill since the year 1817, and has been an elder of the church for over thirty years, always contributing liberally of his means to the support of the church.

He was married on Oct. 1, 1818, to Margaret Auringer, of Wynantskill, who is still living at the advanced age of ninety years. Seven children have been born to the union, of whom two only are living, Henry and Sarah. Henry is a physician at Lima, in South America. Sarah is the wife of Addison Wait, of Troy.

Residence of Lewis Kinney, North Greenbush, N. Y.

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