This is the eighth in a series of biographical sketches and articles written or edited by Thomas M. Dunshee between 1903, when he began collecting the material, and 1910, when he finished entering the sketches in a small blue "tablet" notebook now in the Lucas County Historical Society collection. The subjects all were fellow pioneers in the Newbern neighborhood of English Township, Lucas County.
By T. M. Dunshee
At that time, there were but few houses on the road to Chariton. About this time, Geo. Cain built a frame house on his 80-acres farm in Section 16. This was afterwards known as the Geo. McGlothlin place and was sold to T.M. Dunshee in 1870.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinsey had eight children born to them, four boys and four girls, three of which are living, Sarah M., Elmer O., and Elizabeth V.
Mrs. Kinsey died Feby. 20th 1874, and his two sons, Robert and William, in March 1874, from measles. Previous to this time, in 1858, Mr. Kinsey and family moved to Nebraska and lived there until 1861 when they returned to Iowa.
He was again married to Welthy Apgar March 2, 1876. Their present hom is located in Section 16 on a good piece of land where they have a comfortable home.
Mr. Kinsey is well and favorably known; at one time was a member of the board of supervisors, is a Democrat in politics, a member of the Christian church.
Isaac, Rachel, Welthy, Robert and William Kinsey share a tombstone in the Newbern Cemetery. The large photo here is by Doris Christensen and taken from the Find A Grave Web Site. The smaller photos are from the Iowa GenWeb gravestone photo database.