William Andrew Kinnaman was born on November 15, 1854 in Madison County Indiana. He was the son of Hiram L Kinnaman and Cassander Crosley. Hiram and Cassender had fourteen children; David (1830), Elizabeth (died at birth), Conrad (1835), Walter (1837), Henry Madison (1838), Hannah Jane (1840), Emily (1841), Lane (1843), Francis Marion (1845), Sarah Ann, (1847), Margaret Levina (1849), Hiram Leonidas (1852), William Andrew (1854), Richard L. (1858)
In the 1860 Federal Census, William Andrew is found in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana. He is listed with his parents, Hiram and Cassender, and seven of his siblings; Henry, Hannah J, Emily, Francis, Sarah Ann, Hiram, and Richard. Hiram Sr is a farmer and Henry who is 22 years of age is also a farmer. It is assumed that he is helping his father since he is still unmarried and living at home.
By the time of the 1870 Federal Census, Cassender has died. Hiram and three are his sons are listed together; Hiram Sr., Hiram Jr, William and Richard. William is 15 years old and lists his occupation as farm laborer.
He married Mary Belle Wiley in April 18, 1877 in Kansas. She died one year later. He married again to Mary Emma Hooper in May 22, 1880 in Kansas. They had three children; Clyde L (1881), Leroy L (1883), and Mollie (1885).
William Andrew Kinnaman died on June 7, 1886 in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, Kansas. He is buried in Round Mound Cemetery in Cedar Vale, Kansas.
Rest in peace, William!
William Andrew Kinnaman is the brother of Hannah Jane Kinnaman, the wife of my third Great Uncle William Smith of Pendleton, Indiana.
Summer has gotten away from me (again) and I am WAY behind in my blogging…Hoping to catch up one of these days…