CHINN Family History


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CHINN Research Sources


Census Records

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1851 Warwickshire
Z/11/152/WARWICK ROAD/
J/JOHN/CHINN/HEAD/MAR/55//MALSTER/WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/ELIZABETH/CHINN/W/MAR//55//CMN//SOUTH WALES/
J/ALICE C/CHINN/DAUG/U//23/DRESSMAKER/WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/MARY A/CHINN/DAUG///9//WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/ANN/HAWKER/SERVT/U//20/HOUSE SERV/WAR/WOOTON WAWEN/
J/JOHN/DAWSON/SERV/U/28//MALSTERS SERV/WAR/ASTON/
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1851 Warwickshire
Z/11/159/WARWICK ROAD/
J/WILLIAM/HORTON/HEAD/MAR/52//AGG LAB/WAR/ALCESTER/
J/HANNAH/HORTON/W/MAR//51//WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/JOHN/HORTON/SON/U/17///WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/THOMAS/HORTON/SON//14//ERRAND BOY/WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/JAMES/HORTON/SON//12//SCHOLAR/WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/JANE/HORTON/DAUG///8/SCHOLAR/WAR/SOLIHULL/
J/JOHN T/CHINN/AT NURSE//4///WAR/SOLIHULL/
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Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas (June 7 and 8, 1880 census)
NAME:                    AGE: BIRTH DATE & PLACE: OCCUPATION:
Charles CHINN [head]     49                  England   Farmer
Maria CHINN [wife]       44   Mar 1, 1836    England   Housekeeper
Frederick C CHINN [son]  17                  England   at home
Amy CHINN [dau]          16                  England   at home
Frank E CHINN [son]      10                  Illinois  at home
Lucy Alice CHINN [dau]   4                   Illinois
Nellie A CHINN [dau]     5/12 Jan 10, 1880   Kansas
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Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas (March 1, 1885 census)
NAME:               AGE: BIRTH DATE & PLACE:      OCCUPATION:
Charles CHINN       54                  England   Farmer
Maria CHINN         49                  England
Frederic C CHINN    22                  England
Amy CHINN           21                  England
Frank E CHINN       15                  Illinois
Lucy Alice CHINN    9                   Illinois
Nellie A CHINN      5                   Kansas
George Henry CHINN  3    May 6, 1882    Kansas
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Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas (March 1, 1895 census)
NAME:               AGE: BIRTH PLACE:   OCCUPATION:
Maria CHINN         59   England        House Keeper
Frank E CHINN       25   Illinois       Farmer
Lucy Alice CHINN    19   Illinois
George H CHINN      12   Kansas
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Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas (June 1, 1900 census)
NAME:                    AGE: BIRTH DATE & PLACE: OCCUPATION:
Maria CHINN [head]       64   Mar 1, 1836    England   Farmer
Frank E CHINN [son]      30   Dec. 1869      Illinois  Farmer/Laborer
George H  CHINN [son]    18   May 1882       Kansas    at school
Elizabeth E CHINN        20   Dec. 1879      Kentucky [dau-in-law]
Carl T CHINN [grandson]  8/12 Oct. 1899      Kansas
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Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas (April 1910 census)
NAME:                    AGE: BIRTH DATE & PLACE: OCCUPATION:
Frank E CHINN [head]     40             IL        Farmer
Elizabeth E CHINN [wife] 30             KY
Maria CHINN [mother]     74             England
Inez CHINN [dau]         9              KS
Elmer CHINN [son]        4              KS
Lawrence CHINN [son]     2              KS

The Kansas Heritage Server would like to thank Mary Lowry (MaryELowry@aol.com) for contributing this information.

The book "Genealogies of Kentucky Families" published in 1981 gives the following beginnings for the CHINN family:

The CHINNs are an ancient family in England and Scotland, where we find the name under the seal CHEYNE, bearing one of the oldest and most illustrious Coats of Arms in Great Britain. The orthography of the name has been changed many times from the Norman-French title, DeCheyne. We find it variously written in Nisbett's Heraldry and other works on this subject, viz: Le Chein, CHEYNE, Chynn, CHINN, the last being adopted as the spelling of the name in America. In London there is an avenue called for the family of ancient times, "Cheyne-Row."

The CHINNs in Kentucky are descendants, as far as their history has been traced, from John Chynn, the Colonist, and from his eldest son, Raleigh Chinn, Burgess for Lancaster County, Virginia, 1731. (see Hayden's Virginia Genealogies" and Bishop Meade's "History of Old Churches and Old Families of Virginia, and Register for May, 1905).

Raleigh Chinn married at Stratford-by-Bow, London, 1700, Esther Ball, daughter of Joseph Ball, by his first wife. She was half-sister of Mary Ball, the mother of Washington. In 1713 it is written, he settled in Lancaster County, Virginia, and was one of the largest land owners in Southeastern Virginia. Colonial William Chinn (Raleigh, Chichester, Richard) born in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1768, came to Kentucky and married Sarah Bryan, a daughter of Captain William Bryan, of Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentucky.


CHINN Family History

16-Mar-1998                  Family Group Sheet

 Husband: John CHINN   
    Born: 1796            in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Died:                 in: Solihull,WAR,ENG                            
  Buried:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
     Ref:                     Occupation: maltster                        
  Father: M. H. CHINN  
                  In 1851 they lived on Warwick Road at Solihull, Warwickshire,
                  England.
                  In 1851 they had two hired people, Ann Hawker (born 1831 in
                  WOOTON WAWEN, Warwickshire, England - house servant) and John
                  Dawson (born 1823 in Aston, Warwickshire, England - malsters
                  servant), living there.

    Wife: Unknown _____   
 Married:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Born:                 in: ENG                                         
    Died:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
  Buried:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
  Father:
  Mother:

F Child 1 Alice C. CHINN  
    Born: 1828            in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Died:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
     Ref:                     Occupation: dressmaker                      
M Child 2 John CHINN  
    Born: 1829            in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Died:                 in:                                             
M Child 3 Charles Frederick CHINN  age: 54 
    Born: 10-Dec-1830     in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Died: 10 JUN 1885     in: Ohio Twp, MorrisCo, KS                      
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery, MorrisCo, KS               
     Ref:                     Occupation: maltster/farmer                 
  Spouse: Maria SHEARS  
 Married: 29 APR 1861     in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
M Child 4 George CHINN  
    Born: 1830            in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Died:                 in:                                             

    Wife: Elizabeth _____   
 Married:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Born: 1796            in: South Wales                                 
    Died:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
  Buried:                 in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
     Ref:                     Occupation: commoner                        
  Father:
  Mother:

F Child 1 Mary (Polly) A. CHINN  
    Born: 1842            in: Solihull,WAR,ENG                            
    Died:                 in: ENG                                         

                             Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Charles Frederick CHINN   age: 54 
    Born: 10-Dec-1830     in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Died: 10 JUN 1885     in: Ohio Twp, MorrisCo, KS                      
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery, MorrisCo, KS               
     Ref:                     Occupation: maltster/farmer                 
  Father: John CHINN  
  Mother: Unknown _____  
                  December 10, 1830 Charles Frederick CHINN was born in Birmingham,
                  Warwickshire, England
                  1847 (age 17) he left home, because he supposedly could not get
                  along with his stepmother.
                  He went on two world cruises as a sailor.  On one voyage he
                  sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to New Zealand.
                  Then he returned to England.
                  April 29, 1861 Charles Chinn (age 30) married Maria SHEARS (age
                  25) at St. Luke's Church in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
                  George Davenport was the Curate who performed the ceremony. John
                  Chinn and U. A. Green were witnesses. Their residence at time of
                  marriage was on Bromsgrove Street.
                  They were involved in the Church of England (Anglican).
                  April-May 1869 after the Civil War, Charles Frederick and Maria
                  (SHEARS) CHINN came to America in a sailing vessel as steerage
                  passengers. It took six weeks to sail across the ocean from
                  London to New York.
                  July 1869 Charles and Maria (Shears) CHINN settled near Shannon,
                  Carroll County, Illinois and resided there for six or seven
                  years.
                  1876 Charles and Maria (Shears) CHINN and four children left
                  their home near Shannon, Carroll County, Illinois and boarded a
                  train for Kansas.
                  1876 They came by the Kansas (Union) Pacific Railroad from Kansas
                  City, MO to Junction City, Davis County, Kansas where they
                  transferred to the M. K. T. (Missouri, Kansas, and Texas) or
                  (Katy) Railroad then to Parkerville, Morris County, Kansas.
                  1876 At Parkerville they were met by friend, Samuel MIERS. Samuel
                  MIERS took the CHINN family to his home (NE1/4 Section 18 Twp 14S
                  R 8E) two miles east of where Dwight, Ohio Township, Kansas now
                  is. They lived with Samuel MIERS until they could purchase land,
                  build a small house and start farming.
                  1876 Charles CHINN had inherited $600.00 from England, so he
                  purchased a quarter section (SW1/4 Section 17 Twp 14S R 8E) of
                  land for $2.50 per acre from the Kansas (Union) Pacific Railroad,
                  a team of horses, and a few sheep with this money.
                  After 1876 the original house was located 2 miles east and 1/2
                  mile south of where Dwight, Ohio Township, Kansas now is.
                  Material for the house was hauled from Parkerville, Kansas, six
                  miles away. Using a cave in a cliff, he put up a shelter for the
                  horses and stock.
                  They later bought an additional 80 acres (S 80 of NW1/4 Section
                  17 Twp 14S R 8E) north of the original quarter section of land.
                  June 10, 1885 Charles CHINN died June 10, 1885 at Morris County,
                  Kansas.  He was buried in SWARTZ Cemetery, Morris County, Kansas.
                       To support the family, Maria worked away from home whenever
                  she could as a midwife (practical nurse) and also did housework
                  for neighbors.  The children did the farming and worked for
                  neighbors.  But they managed and the children grew up.
                  1889 Frank CHINN took over the home place, and Maria continued to
                  live at home with them.
                  1901 Maria (Shears) CHINN made a trip to Oregon to visit
                  Frederick Charles and Annie Mary (SWARTZ) CHINN.
                  Maria (SHEARS) CHINN was blind the last four years of her life,
                  and had to be helped about the home.
                  The home burned and they lost nearly everything, so Maria lived
                  with her daughter, Amy AMSBURY, until a new house could be built.
                  January 22, 1921 Maria (Shears) CHINN (aged 84 years 10 months
                  and 22 days) died at the home of her son, Frank Edmund CHINN in
                  Morris County, KS.
                  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles SWARTZ at Morris
                  Church. Maria (SHEARS) CHINN was buried in SWARTZ Cemetery,
                  Morris County, Kansas.

    Wife: Maria SHEARS   age: 84 
 Married: 29 APR 1861     in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                          
    Born:  1 MAR 1836     in: SOM,ENG                                    1
    Died: 22 JAN 1921     in: Ohio Twp, MorrisCo, KS                      
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery, MorrisCo, KS               
     Ref:                     Occupation: spinster/midwife                
  Father: William SHEARS  
  Mother: Unknown _____  
                  Maria SHEARS was confirmed in the Episcopal Church as a child.

M Child 1 Frederic (Fred) Charles CHINN  age: 82 
    Born:  9-Jun-1862     in: Birmingham,WAR,ENG                         1
    Died:  2-Dec-1944     in: Portland,MultnomahCo,OR                     
  Buried:  5-Dec-1944     in: Zion Cemetery, Canby, ClackamasCo, OR       
     Ref:                     Occupation: farmer                          
  Spouse: Annie Mary SWARTZ  
 Married: 27-Nov-1889     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
F Child 2 Amy CHINN  age: 88 
    Born: 27-Feb-1864     in: Solihull,WAR,ENG                           1
    Died: 19-Aug-1952     in: Alta Vista,WabaunseeCo,KS                   
  Buried:                 in: Swartz Cemetery, MorrisCo, KS               
  Spouse: Benjamin Franklin (Frank) AMSBURY  
 Married: 13-Sep-1888     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
F Child 3 Amelia CHINN  age: 2 
    Born:  2-Apr-1866     in: ENG                                         
    Died: 21-Nov-1868     in: ENG                                         
M Child 4 Frank Edmund CHINN  age: 78 
    Born: 14 DEC 1869     in: Illinois                                   1
    Died:  9 SEP 1948     in: MorrisCo, KS                                
     Ref:                     Occupation: farmer                          
  Spouse: Elizabeth Ellen MULLINS  
 Married: 24 AUG 1898     in: MorrisCo, KS                                
F Child 5 Addie Rebecca CHINN  age: 1 
    Born: 30-Apr-1873     in: Shannon, Carroll County, IL                 
    Died: 22-Jun-1874     in: Shannon, Carroll County, IL                 
F Child 6 Lucy Alice CHINN  age: 71 
    Born: 23-Aug-1875     in: Shannon, Carroll County, IL                1
    Died:  6-Aug-1947     in: Turner, Wyandotte County, KS                
  Spouse: John SWARTZ  
 Married: 20-Nov-1895     in: Morris County, KS                           
F Child 7 Nellie Agnes CHINN  age: 13 
    Born: 10-Jan-1880     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                  1
    Died: 13-Aug-1893     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
M Child 8 George Henry CHINN  age: 19 
    Born:  6-May-1882     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Died: 22-Feb-1902     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   

 
1 1880 Federal Census of Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas Enumeration made
 7th and 8th, June 1880. page 7.

28-May-1998                  Family Group Sheet

 Husband: Frank Edmund CHINN   age: 78 
    Born: 14 DEC 1869     in: Illinois                                   1
    Died:  9 SEP 1948     in: MorrisCo, KS                                
     Ref:                     Occupation: farmer                          
  Father: Charles Frederick CHINN  
  Mother: Maria SHEARS  
                  Maria (Shears) CHINN was pregnant with Frank when they came to America in July
                  1869.
                       Frank took over the home place after Frederick Charles CHINN married Annie
                  Mary SWARTZ in 1889.
                       Frank Edmund and Elizabeth Ellen (MULLINS) CHINN lived at the farm
                  southeast of Dwight, Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas.  To this union five children
                  were born. In 1921 Frank CHINN bought out the other heirs and stayed on the home
                  place.
                       In early marriage, they united with the Morris Presbyterian Church and were
                  faithful workers in that organization during its existence.
                  
                  [The Presbyterian Church
                       The wrecking of the old Morris Church this winter truly marks the passing of an
                  old landmark of this community.  It was built in 1885 before the town of Dwight, Kansas
                  was thought of.  Frank Edmund CHINN, who for many years was actively associated
                  with the church organization, recalls that the building was dedicated July 12, 1885.]
                  
                       Elizabeth Ellen (MULLINS) CHINN died December 11, 1939 age 59 years, 11
                  month, and 16 days at her home at Dwight, Morris County, Kansas.
                       Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, with
                  Rev. H. W. Apel of Lyndon, Kansas, former Presbyterian pastor here, in charge.
                  Interment was in the Morris Cemetery, Morris County, Kansas.
                       Frank Edmund CHINN (age 78 years, 8 months, and 26 days), a pioneer resident
                  of Ohio Township, Morris County, died Thursday night, September 9, 1948 at the farm
                  southeast of Dwight, Kansas where he lived for the past 72 years following a long
                  illness.  He had been in poor health for a number of years and had been in critical
                  condition for the past few weeks.
                       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist
                  Church in Dwight, Morris County, Kansas, conducted by the Rev. Frank L. Page.
                       Frank Edmund CHINN was buried September 11, 1948 in the Morris Cemetery,
                  Morris County, Kansas.

    Wife: Elizabeth Ellen MULLINS   age: 59 
 Married: 24 AUG 1898     in: MorrisCo, KS                                
    Born: 25 DEC 1879     in: Boone County, Kentucky                      
    Died: 11 DEC 1939     in: MorrisCo, KS                                
  Father: John Thomas MULLINS  
  Mother: Elizabeth (Bess) TAYLOR  
                  Commonly called Lizzie.

M Child 1 Carl Thomas CHINN  age: 0 
    Born:  1-Oct-1899     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Died:  1-Aug-1900     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
F Child 2 Inez CHINN  age: 97 
    Born:  2-Dec-1900     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Died:                 in:                                             
     Ref:                     Occupation: teacher                         
  Spouse: Ingman Olif ANDERSON  
 Married:  7-May-1924     in: Council Grove, MorrisCo, KS                 
M Child 3 George Frank CHINN  age: 2 
    Born: 10-Jun-1902     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Died: 13-Nov-1904     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
M Child 4 Elmer CHINN  age: 92 
    Born:  1-Nov-1905     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Died:                 in:                                             
     Ref:                     Occupation: teacher/farmer                  
M Child 5 Lawrence "Larry" Shears CHINN  age: 90 
    Born:  9 DEC 1907     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
    Died:                 in:                                             
     Ref:                     Occupation: teacher                         
  Spouse: Leona Pauline PARKEN  
 Married: 21 DEC 1935     in: Dwight, Morris County, KS                   
  Spouse: Margaret Elizabeth THORNTON  
 Married: 18 JUL 1945     in: Morganville, ClayCo, KS                     
  Spouse: Charlotte Francis CAMPBELL  
 Married: 12-Feb-1977     in: Wichita, SedgwickCo, KS                     

 
1 1880 Federal Census of Ohio Township, Morris County, Kansas Enumeration made
 7th and 8th, June 1880. page 7.

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