Uncle Andy Kinser, a pioneer citizen of Burnet
an admirable citizen, died at his home in Pleasant Valley this
morning at 6 o'clock. The burial will take place at the Roper
cemetery in Pleasant Valley this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev.
Cornelius of the Baptist Church at this place will conduct the
Andrew J. Kinser was born in Greene County,
Tenn., Nov. 24,
1833. At the beginning of the Confederate war 1862 he enlisted in Co.
H, under Capt. Macklin and served through the war under that command
until the surrender of 5th Tennessee. After the close of the war he
moved to Georgia and spent 2 years, and then came to Texas. He lived
in Williamson County two years and then moved to Pleasant Valley,
where he has since resided.
For many years Mr. Kinser ran a gin in Pleasant Valley
always regarded as an honorable, high minded business man by all with
whom he came in contact and did business for. He has hundreds of
staunch friends throughout this section of the state who will regret
to learn of his death.
Mr. Kinser was married to Miss Mary Ann Henderson
and is survived by this good woman, who was at his bedside at the
last moment. Mr. Kinser was the father of eleven children, nine of
which are still living. They are: Newt, George, Price, John, Dan,
Mrs. A. L. Askew, Mrs. Geo. Whitman, Mrs. Will Heinatz, and Mrs.
Uncle Andy was not a member of the church, but expressed
hope of a
reward in the world beyond. He had long since made peace with God,
and said he was prepared to go. He was a good citizen, a noble
father, and a devoted husband. Peace to his ashes.
The Messenger joins in extending condolence to the
wife and children, and would admonish them to look to him who doeth
all things well, for comfort in this their darkest hour.