Melchezideck KINSMAN Simon KINSMAN Ann KINSMAN Melchezideck KINSMAN Phillipa KINSMAN Richard KINSMAN Nicholas May KINSMAN John KINSMAN Joanna Wasley KINSMAN Thomas KINSMAN Thomas KINSMAN Mary KINSMAN Thomas Henry KINSMAN Nicholas KINSMAN Thomas Reynolds KINSMAN Mary KINSMAN George KINSMAN Mary WASLEY Joseph G KINSMAN Jane May KINSMAN Jane MAY Mini tree diagram
1808 Thomas Kinsman 1870 MI

1808 Thomas Kinsman 1870 MI

Thomas KINSMAN

Jun 18081,2,3,4 - 13th Aug 18709,10

Farmer3

Life History

Jun 1808

Born in Gwennap, Cornwall.1,2,3,4

27th Jul 1808

Baptised in Gwennap, Cornwall.5

s/o Melchisedeck & Jane

between 1826 and 1829

Resident in Santa Ana Mines, Columbia, South America

17th May 1830

Witness in Tywardreath, Cornwall

At the marriage of his brother Joseph to Mary Yeoman

30th Nov 1831

Married Mary WASLEY in Redruth, Cornwall.21

Thomas Kinsman, bachelor, and Mary Wasley, spinster. The witnesses were Geo Wasley and G F Stevens.

29th Nov 1832

Birth of daughter Joanna Wasley KINSMAN in Redruth, Cornwall.2,13

3rd Feb 1834

Birth of son Thomas KINSMAN in Redruth, Cornwall

1835

Death of son Thomas KINSMAN in Redruth, Cornwall

12th Sep 1835

Birth of son Thomas KINSMAN in Redruth, Cornwall

29th Dec 1836

Birth of daughter Mary KINSMAN in St Day, Cornwall

1837

Death of son Thomas KINSMAN in Redruth, Cornwall

May 1838

Death of daughter Mary KINSMAN in St Day, Cornwall

29th Dec 1838

Birth of son Thomas Henry KINSMAN in St Day, Cornwall

3rd May 1840

Birth of son Nicholas KINSMAN in Redruth, Cornwall.2,14,15,16,17,18,19

Feb 1841

Death of son Thomas Henry KINSMAN

17th May 1842

Immigrated to New York.6

Aged 33, on the ship "Prentice"

17th Feb 1843

Birth of son Thomas Reynolds KINSMAN in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.2,3,20

31st Aug 1844

Birth of daughter Mary KINSMAN in Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin

Oct 1844

Death of daughter Mary KINSMAN

4th Aug 1848

Birth of son George KINSMAN in Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin

Sep 1848

Death of son George KINSMAN

23rd Aug 1850

Occupation Miner in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.2

23rd Aug 1850

Recorded in census in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.2

18th Jun 1860

Occupation Farmer in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.3

Value of Real estate $2000, personal estate $400

18th Jun 1860

Recorded in census in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.3

28th Oct 1861

Naturalized in Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USA.7

6th Oct 1864

Wrote will in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.8

27th Apr 1869

Death of daughter Joanna Wasley KINSMAN in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.12

27th Jul 1870

Occupation Farmer in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.4

Value of Real estate $4000, persoanl estate $500

27th Jul 1870

Recorded in census in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.4

13th Aug 1870

Died in Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin.9,10

23rd Oct 1871

Probate in Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USA.8

22nd Nov 1871

Inventory in Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.11

Total value of real estate $2790, personal estate $786

Notes

  • From Gail Clayton of Madison, WI, U.S.A. (a G3 grandaughter of Thomas and Mary Wasley).  She received information from a Kinsman family bible owned by another descendant of Thomas Kinsman. It was this information that proved conclusively (by the recorded birth dates) that this Thomas, who married Mary Wasley and emigrated to the USA, was the son of Melchezideck Kinsman and Jane nee May, and not the son of Thomas Kinsman and Elizabeth nee Dunstone who was born a few months earlier. The following notes originate from her

    From Gail via Susan Kelly and Andrew Kinsman

    02.08.1999:

    ".......... I found it interesting about your note on George Jr (b 1803) [Wasley] having been in Peru. His brother-in-law, my great great great granfather, Thomas Kinsman went to Santa Anna to work at the Colombian Mining Association 1826 - 1829. A reference to this mine in the Cornish Miner shows the mine was located in the Province of New Granada in Colombia. We know that Thomas went there because a distant cousin has his letter of recommendation dated 1829. ................ My anscestor is Johanna Wasley Kinsman and I am descended from her daughter Elizabeth May born here in Wisconsin"

    This letter was submitted to Bob Kinsman?s Kinsman Cousin newsletter by Gail:

    Santa Ana 26, Jan. 1829

    Thos. Kinsman, miner, whose 3 years service with the Columbian Mining Corporation has this day expired, was in consequence of his good conduct chosen by me, in July last, to live in my house, in charge of the properties of the company and my own. He has in the said period, met my expectations in every way and I can safely recommend him as an honest, hardworking, sober, respectful and attentive young man.

    He has declined a further engagement at $40/ per month - only I believe, because he longs for home and that his expectations of such wages as the first miners had, are disappointed.

    Geo. E. Kayne
    Superintendent of Santa Ana Mines

    From the Cornish-American Connection in 1991:

    The Columbian Mining Corporation operated in Columbia, South America. Advertisements were placed in the West Briton and agents came to Cornwall to enlist men. The Corporation mined mainly silver but some gold, it hobbled along, didn?t seem to last very long. Men went by packet ships to the West Indies, were then trans-shipped to Columbian ports, then flat-bottom barges up rivers, then mules. The part that took a tremendous toll of men?s lives was the coastal marshes which gave fevers. Alternatively, they would go direct to Columbia on charter ships, together with mining tools made in England. It was easier for the mining companies to send an order back to Cornwall than try and get the same tool made up by someone else - they knew what they wanted and knew they would get it at home.

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