Andrew E. Kinney

Andrew E. Kinney was a resident of Mansfield on September 5, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on August 31, 1863 and mustered out June 16, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 22 and his occupation as painter.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is single.

He was born about 1840 in Ashford to Allen S. and Lois (Wood) Kinney. In the 1860 U.S. census in Hartford, he was a 19 year old painter in the household of Morrison Crawford. 

Andrew Kinney married Ellen E. Purington; she died in 1869. He married second, Clara T. Osmond about 1870. After the Civil War, he lived in Willimantic and was employed there as an artist/painter and a sign painter. His children include: Jennie Kinney, born about 1868 and Llewelyn Kinney, born about 1876.

On February 18, 1891, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 846,109 that was granted under certificate No. 721,750. His widow applied for a pension on February 10, 1908.

Andrew E. Kinney died on December 15, 1907 in Norwich, Connecticut and is buried at the Old Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

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