Person:Jacob Kinnison (1)

Jacob Kinnison
m. abt. 1748
  1. Charles Kinnison1750 - 1817
  2. Jacob Kinnison1757 - 1855
  3. Nathaniel Kinnisonabt 1759 - 1794
  4. Edward Kinnisonabt 1759 -
m. 1 April 1788
  1. William Kinnison1802 - 1881
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Kinnison
Gender Male
Birth? 19 May 1757 Frederick County, Virginia
Marriage 1 April 1788 Greenbrier County, Virginiato Dorcas Hughes
Death? 16 November 1855 Fairview Township, Allamakee County, Iowa

Jacob Kinnison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Jacob Kinnison in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Jacob Kinnison's Declaration, August 8th, 1833: Aged 76 on May 19th, last; lived on the Little Levels of Greenbrier. In 1777 volunteered under Capt. Arbuckle and served at Point Pleasant; marched under Ensign John Williams; his officers at Point Pleasant were Lieut. James Gilmer and Ensign John Williams; just before his discharge about 700 soldiers were marched to Point Pleasant under Col. Dickinson and Col. Skillern. In 1779 he served six months as Indian spy; his duties were to scour the country from Fort Lick on Elk River, to include the waters of Stony Creek, a branch of Greenbrier, bounded by the trace leading to Tygart's Valley, including a place called Clover Lick on Greenbrier, thence to Drennin's Fort, thence into the Little Levels of Greenbrier; his companion was John Bridger, who was killed by the Indians; his Captain was John Cook.
  • Vol. 2 - Jacob Kinnison's Declaration, August 7th, 1832: Aged 75 on May 19th last. In 1777 served at Point Pleasant and as spy at the Little Levels of Greenbrier; was born near Winchester, May 19th, 1757; was in Capt. Cook's Company as spy and served at Point Pleasant under Col. Arbuckle of Col. Dickinson's Regiment. Col. Skilleron also commanded a Regiment at Point Pleasant.