Born in Virginia 1755, son of Phillip Peter Fine. Both fought along with 4 of Vinet's brothers in the American Revolution 1776-1781. Descendants of Dutch Settlers New York (New Netherland at the time 1609- 1664) Vinet and brothers moved to Newport, Tenn. 1781 where Vinet was killed by indians 1783. His body was placed under ice in what is now Fines Creek North Carolina. His body was not recovered and he never had a proper burial. This monument was erected in his memory. He is ancestor to all Fines and all Fine relatives in this cemetery.
The information on the memorial represents a good summary of the understanding described in O’Dells book- “Over the Misty Blue Hills”, describing the history of Cocke TN.
Since then ongoing research has added updated as follows:
1)Father of Vinet was Thomas Fine, Sr. The Peter Philip Fine mentioned in the memorial was probably the Peter Fine who died in Loudon VA Jan 1799, who was a close relative of Thomas Fine, Sr. (based on DNA tests). The origin of Thomas and Peter Fine is still uncertain; they may have been Dutch as described in the memorial- or more likely in my opinion that they were of German origin, based on their residence in “German Tracts” in VA and MD.
2)Thomas, Sr. and his six older sons (Thomas, Jr., Andrew, John, Peter, Philip and Vinet) all served in the military-in Dunmore Militia 1775, or later in Revolutionary War (when Andrew died in 1777).
3)Vinet moved with several brothers to Washington TN area between 1779 and 1783
4)Vinet died after Jan 1787, when he was recorded as a chaincarrier with brother Peter, for survey of property of brother John Fine in Greene TN. Perhaps the date of the Indian raid when Vinet was killed was 1788 – and misread as 1783?
5)The only known signature of Vinet is on the "10,000 names petition" in VA 1776, along with his father Thomas Fine, Sr. and his brother Thomas Fine, Jr. The signature appears to be “Whinot”, which could have easily been transliterated as Vinet.
Phoebe Wilson Fine Cunningham (1779 - 1859)*
William Fine (1781 - 1865)*
Isaac Fine (1784 - 1862)*
Veteran American Revolution 1776-1781
Newberry Chapel Cemetery
Maintained by: Erin and Sharon Moore
Originally Created by: Carmen Mildenberger Adam...
Record added: Jan 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33158396
Added: Jan. 1, 2017
My fifth great-grandfather. RIP|
Added: Aug. 15, 2016
I am a descendant of Mr. Fine. My father was Aubrey Lloyd Fine, who's father was Bluford Fine, son of Zach Fine. It is really wonderful to see these family links going back and back, to see it all in print, see the names of people I come from. I am not in...(Read more)|
June Fine McAllister
Added: Jul. 22, 2016
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