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Transcribed biography of Wiliam Pinney

William Pinney, a well situated farmer of great respectability and moral worth, is the third son of a large family, of which he is now the only son living. He has two sisters, one in this State and one in Kansas. His parents' names were Horace and Nancy, nee Snavely, who are now both deceased. His father was born near Hartford, Conn., and was a Yankee; his mother was a native of Virginia, and of German descent. William, the subject of this sketch, was born in Jackson county, Ohio, in 1819. He remained in that State until he was 18 years of age, when he came, in company with his father, to La Porte county. Here his father died in 1838, and his mother in 1839. He has lived in this township ever since. He is now on sec. 31, and owns here 160 acres of well improved land, worth about $40 per acre. He owns also just across the road, in Porter county, 160 acres of land, which is somewhat cut up by what is commonly known in that country as "the marsh." In 1842 Mr. P. was united in marriage to Miss Cynthia Long, who is now living; she was a native of Virginia. Of their 8 children 6 are living: Elizabeth N., Harvey W., William E., Perry G., Herman F. and Lois C. The youngest, who is now 26 years old, is still at home. Mr. P. has traveled considerably during his lifetime, and has worked very hard for all he has, and flatters himself that he has done exceedingly well. His educational advantages were poor, although he now reads a great deal. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church, and politically, Mr. P. is a Democrat.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 914 p.
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