Robert KINSMAN Dorcas BOSTON Rosanna MALLONE Mini tree diagram

Newport KINSMAN

about 1754 - 1821

Life History

about 1754

Born in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield)

2nd Aug 1790

Recorded in census in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield).1

No white males or females. 2 "others", no slaves

4th Aug 1800

Recorded in census in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield).2

No white males or females in the household. Occupants listed as 2 "Others", not slaves. So free coloured people.

16th Nov 1800

Plainfield

16th Nov 1800

Married Dorcas BOSTON in Windham Co., Connecticut.5

7th Aug 1820

Recorded in census in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield).3

Occupants listed as being Free Coloured persons.
1 male >45 - Newport
2 females >45, presumably his wife and mother, both mentioned in his will dated 1821

1821

Died in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield)

25th Jun 1821

Wrote will in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield).4

18th Aug 1821

Probate in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield).4

2nd Oct 1821

Admon in Windham Co., Connecticut (Plainfield).4

Notes

  • The inventory of his estate shows the expected range of clothes, household equipment etc. but includes at the end:

    Five hundred cedar shingles valued at $2.00
    One thousand chesnut shingles valued at $7.50
    Twelve hundred of larch valued at $6.00

    The obvious reason for him to have had such a large inventory of shingles is that they were his stock in trade and he was working as a roofer.

    The most valuable single item in the inventory was one cow, valued at $15.00. He had no other livestock, so he was evidently not a farmer.

    He had about three acres of land, valued at $150.00

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