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John Kinman of Plumstead, Pennsylvania

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The backbone of this tree comes from Kenneth Kinman who donated his ancestral line in November 2014 to form the basis of this branch of research into Kinmans in the USA (and many thanks for doing so). This tree has since been enhanced by the many trees published by descendants of this line, and verified as time allows from source documents.

The origin of John Kinman at the head of this tree is uncertain. He was a Quaker and married in Plumstead, Pennsylvania in 1762 to Margaret Smith. He is unlikely to have been a first generation immigrant to America. He is most likely the son of a William Kinman who married Margaret Williams in 1725 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or possibly of Samuel Kinman of nearby Cheltenham.  It is also possible that this William and Samuel are either brothers, or even the same person sometimes using his first name and sometimes his second.

The photo opposite is of Seth Kinman (1815-88) one of the more infamous members of this family.

These pages currently contain records of 2,857 individuals, cross referenced to 823 sources, and with 365 links to images.

Much of the information contained here is drawn from trees published at websites such as ancestry.com. Not all of the data has been independantly verified yet - it is still "work in progress", currently 43% complete. Any piece of data, or any individual, which is noted as being sourced from such secondary sources, needs to be taken with at least a small pinch of salt. 

Of course, if you are the originator of one of those trees and can tell me the original source, then I would be delighted to hear from you - particularly the person who posted a significant tree which appears in the Pedigree Resource File and cites "the Kinman Letters" as one such source.

Key Individuals:
John KINMAN a Quaker who married Margaret Smith in 1762 in Pennsylvania.
DNA comments:
A DNA profile exists for this line of Kinman up to a 67 marker Y-STR test and also a Big Y SNP test (haplogroup of R-M269-L2-Z49, with several personal SNPs identified that should prove to be unique to this Kinman line), but we currently have no matches with any other lines - and definitely not a match to the Kinman of England line, and no donors identified from what appears to be an extinct line of Kinman from Scotland.

More contributors are always welcome, from any Kinman line. If you'd like to see the full DNA story, or even better, if you'd like to contribute your own DNA profile and add to the story, then please follow the DNA link at the top of the page.

Section last updated 30 December 2017











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