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John Kinsman, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1828
Cornwall, England
Death: Sep. 23, 1885
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

John Kinsman was born on January 14, 1828 in Gwenap, Cornwall, England. He was christened on February 4, 1828 at Bible Christian, Kilkhampton Circuit, Gwennap, Cornwall, England.

His father was William Kinsman, born in 1802 in Gwennap, Cornwall, England and died in 1850 in San Francisco, California. His mother was Ann Luke Kinsman, born 1806 in Redruth, Cornwall, England and died in 1895 in Plymouth, Devon, England.

John's wife was Catherine Bray, born 1832 in Gwennap, Cornwall, England and died in 1911 in San Francisco, California.

John and Catherine were married on December 24, 1849 in Redruth, Cornwall, England.
Children of John and Catherine:
Catherine Kinsman 1851-1937
Mary Ann Kinsman 1853-1926
William Alexander "Billy" Kinsman 1854-1888
Elizabeth Jane Kinsman 1856-1921
John Kinsman Jr. 1859-1897
Ellen B. "Nellie" Kinsman 1862-1947
Emma Kinsman 1863-1912
Charlotte "Lottie" Kinsman born 1864 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, died in San Francisco, California
Edith C. Kinsman 1866-1875
Anna "C. "Annie" Kinsman 1871-1912

In 1866 John and his wife Catherine and their children lived in Gwennap, Cornwall, England. The family immigrated from England to New York.

In 1876 John and Catherine owned the Globe Hotel in Virginia City, Nevada, which caught on fire in the laundry room and burned down the hotel and 15 buildings around it. In 1880 John and his two sons, Billy and John Jr. moved to Tombstone Village, Pima (now Cochise County) Arizona and worked in the silver mines. He then moved to San Francisco, California where he died on September 23, 1885.

John was originally buried at the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery, Section: California Tier: 5, Lot 30, in San Francisco California. In 1935 John's family re-interred him to Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California. There is no gravestone. His son Billy, who died in 1883 was also re-interred to Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. There is no gravestone, only a burial memorial placed at the cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Catherine Bray Kinsman (1832 - 1911)*
  Charlotte Kinsman Cedarbloom (1864 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
California, USA
Created by: Nanette
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100480572
John Kinsman, Sr
Added by: Nanette
John Kinsman, Sr
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Happy trails to John, an old wild, wild west silver gold miner in 1880 in Tombstone Village, Arizona, from your 4th Kinsman cousin in Tucson, Arizona.
- Nanette
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012

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