I found this nifty article in the Warren Journal
newspaper out of Belvidere, Warren county, NJ dated
Thursday, August 15, 1935. It's interesting because it
tentatively ties together several previously unrelated
families of the area...
The 14th annual reunion of the Kinney family descendants of
John Kinney and Sara Ann Gardner, was held at Hainesburg
Church on Sat. After a bountiful dinner was enjoyed, the
past officers were re-elected Those who attended the
reunion included the following:
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Kinney, Mr. and Mrs Ward Ammerman, of
Delaware; Mr. and Mrs G. C. Kinney, Mr and Mrs Harold
Kinney, children Doris and Robert, Mr. and Mrs Irvin Snyder,
Mrs Harry Reed, of Hainesburg; Mrs Bella Kinney, Mrs.
George Cramer, Mrs Margaret Kinney, Mrs Dora Kinney, Miss
Sara Kinney and Robert Swayze, of Columbia; Mr and Mrs G.
Prall Kinney, of Hope; Mrs Ella Lance, of Clark Summit; Mr
and Mrs Walter Shumaker and daughter Betty of East
Stroudsburg (PA); Mrs. Geo. Woolever, Mrs William Woolever,
Billy and Iva Jean Woolever, Mrs Frank Oliver, Mrs Gertrude
Hester, Mr and Mrs Marshall Snyder, children Betty and Dick,
of Portland; Mr and Mrs Clarence Kinney, of Far Hills; Miss
Carrie Kinney, Easton (PA); Mr and Mrs Joseph Kinney, Vail;
Mr and Mrs B(ertsal). J. Kinney, of Blairstown; Joseph H. E.
Kinney, of Newton; Mrs. D. C. Cole of High Bridge; Mr and
Mrs Harry Kerr, Henry Kinney, of Norristown (PA); Miss
Bessie Kinney, of Mt Holly; Mr and Mrs Marvin Van Kirk,
children Barbara Ann and Bobby, Mr and Mrs Floyd L. Auble,
daughter Elizabeth and Virginia, Mr and Mrs Charles A.
Dahlke, Mrs Mildred Andrews and children Sara and Eddie, of
Guests included Mr and Mrs Harry Jones, of Phila., PA;
Albert Small, Mr and Mrs Roy Piper, of Mt Holly; Mrs Mary
Beck, Mrs Stella Hartzell, of Columbia; Mrs Frances Merrihew
If you're at all familiar with these families, you'll notice
most are children of Lemuel and Mary Catherine (Van Scoten)
thus tying him neatly to John Kinney and wife Sara Ann
Gardner - perviously known as John & Sally (unknown) This
raises the theory that Willam, son of John and Sara Ann
(Gardner) is the same William G. Kinney who married Euphemia
Bird having Bertsal J. and others mentioned above. This
also ties in the family of Judson and Dora (Rush) Kinney
into this family group.
If you have any interest or further information on any of
the above folks, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have 80% already matched up.