Kinney was born March 31, 1853, near Lawrence, Kansas, son of Denny Kinney, a full-blood Cherokee. John attended public school till 1865 and in 1867 moved to the Cherokee Nation. For the first year John did little more than enjoy himself hunting and riding around, after which he began farming. In 1875 he commenced learning the carpenter’s trade, which trade he still continues, in connection with farming. Mr. Kinney married Miss Niday, February 14, 1888. She is the daughter of Jacob Niday, a white man. Mr. Kinney has 60 acres of farm in cultivation, a good, comfortable residence, four head of horses and a stock of hogs. He does considerable business at his trade. Mr. Kinney is above the middle height, and is a man of intelligence and good, practical education. He is a member of the Baptist Church, and looked upon as a good, charitable Christian, and is very popular
Biographical Sketch of John John Kinney
MLA Source Citation:O'Beirne, Harry F. and Edward S. The Indian Territory: Its Chiefs, Legislators, and Leading Men. St. Louis. 1898. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/biographical-sketch-of-john-john-kinney.htm - Last updated on Jul 29th, 2012
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