Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 6 Jul 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 6 Jul 2010

This is my fourth report of entering Tombstone Tuesday entries into Find A Grave, per my Challenge #22 and #23 resolution. Today I take on my earlier posts of 10 Nov 2009 on John S. KINNICK, and on 24 Nov 2009, his parents, my 3rd Great Grandparents, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.

You may recall that John S. KINNICK was the young man mentioned in our 1953 "family history" book as "killed in action, Civil War, abt 1865." Of course, it turned out, based on his tombstone, that he died at his families farm home on 5 Jun 1851, just short of his 14th birthday. I've always treated it as a great example of: Don't report what you don't know!  ;-)
Find A Grave Memorial# 53872525

John's father was Walter W. KINNICK
Walter died accidentally, at a relatively young age in 1853, just a little over 43 years old. Susanna lived a long life, over 75 years, and died in 1884.
Walter married Susanna SCHWYHART in Ohio in about 1843 or 1844
Find A Grave Memorial# 53875107

John's Mother was Susanna (Susan) SCHWYHART KINNICK (1809-1884). She was born Susanna SWINEHEART, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN SWINEHEART. She and her siblings each changed their surname to SCHWYHART as young adults.
From 1859 to 1870, when he died, Susan was married to Ephriam Yarrington. After his death, she reverted to using her KINNICK surname for the last years of her life. Ephriam was also buried with his first wife.
Find A Grave Memorial# 53875658

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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