Jefferson County, NY Pioneers



1. DAN PINNEY: DAN, NELSON, & HENRY PINNEY were in the Town of Orleans, Jefferson County, by 1842 when DAN deeded 33 acres on Penet Square Rd to NELSON & HENRY.

Other early land transactions:
Deed Bk Q3, Pg 542, Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY; 24 Mar 1842: Daniel & Abigail PINNEY deed to Nelson D. & Henry PINNEY, 33 acres on Penet Square Road leading to Alexandria, NY / [IBID]
Bk 77, Pg 47, 1844: deed to Great Lot 4, McCombs Purchase, Town of Theresa, 51 acres for $475 to Henry PINNEY from I. H. & Mary FISH / [IBID]
Bk 78, Pg 221, 1845: deed to Nelson D. PINNEY from Henry PINNEY / [IBID]
Bk 108, Pg 499: Dan & Abigail PINNEY sold out to Henry PINNEY Marysville, CA, 6 Sep 1852 / [IBID]
Bk 125, Pg 55, 1855: Henry PINNEY of Yuba City, Sutter Co, CA. to Alden PINNEY, Lots 51 & 52, Penet Square, Shantyville Rd to Alexandria, 33+ acres in Orleans Twp. for $600

He married
ABIGAIL (---) They had three sons and three daughters.

Known children, of DAN & ABIGAIL PINNEY: (in no order)

2    i    ALDEN PINNEY

3   ii    HENRY PINNEY Henry Pinney was a '49er; he was gold mining in Butte Co, CA in 1850; later became a rancher in Sutter Co, near his brother, Alden; he never married; His sister administered his estate:when he died; Petition of Mrs. A. P. (Abby) MARTIN: Henry PINNEY [a batchelor] d 13 Feb 1897; left an estate in NY consisting of real estate valued at $600. Bruce F. MARTIN resides in Watertown [Jefferson Co], NY and is appointed executor of will but declines to act as such in CA. [Henry was preceded in death by an older brother, Nelson PINNEY, in 1868, and a younger brother, Alden PINNEY in 1875] Next of kin; sisters: Mrs. Abby P.[PINNEY] MARTIN, 67, of Merced, CA; Mrs. Sarah P. [PINNEY] SCOTT, 65, of Kansas City, MO; & Mrs. George. W.[Emmaline PINNEY] ROAT, 57, of Pillar Point, NY; a niece & two nephews: Percis PINNEY, 45, [born in Jefferson Co, NY] and Washington PINNEY, 32 [born in CA], Yuba City, CA, & Charles PINNEY, age & address unknown

4  iii    NELSON D. PINNEY

5  iv    EMMALINE C. PINNEY b c 1841; m GEORGE C. ROAT


2. ALDEN PINNEY, son of DAN & ABIGAIL PINNEY, was born 12 Apr 1825, of Royalton, Windsor County, VT. ALDEN PINNEY was a resident of Watertown in 1849. He went to Sutter Co. CA before 1858. He died about 10 Feb 1875 near Yuba City, CA. Both he and his wife are buried in a cemetery at Marysville, CA.

He married 10 Feb 1850/51 or 19 Feb 1850 (marriage record) in the Town of Orleans, Jefferson Co, NY
ELMEDA C. TIMERMAN, daughter of MARCUS & CATHERINE (SMITH) TIMERMAN, was born 31 Oct 1828 o4 1826 Town of Manheim, Herkimer Co NY. She died 7 July 1884 near Yuba City, CA.


     6   i    PERCIS ELMEDA PINNEY, b 8 Dec 1850 in the Town of Orleans, Jefferson County, d 20 Feb 1912 in CA near Yuba City, unmarried.

     7   ii    WASHINGTON ALDEN PINNEY, b 1 June 1864 Clipper Mills, Butte Co, CA; d near Yuba City, Sutter County CA.

5. EMMALINE C. PINNEY, daughter of DANIEL PINNEY and Mrs. ABIGAIL PINNEY Emmaline was born about Nov 1841 in of Brownville, Jefferson, New York. She died about 1903 in Brownville, Jefferson County, New York. She was buried about 1903 in Dexter Cem, Jefferson County, New York.

She married about 1877 in Brownville, Jefferson, New York

GEORGE W. ROAT, who was was born about Aug 1847 in Brownville, New York. He died about 1921 in Brownville Twp, Jefferson, New York. He was buried about 1921 in Dexter Cem, New York.

They had the following children:


GEORGE married AMANDA ROAT about 1905 in Jefferson County, New York. AMANDA was born about 1848 in , , , Canada. She died after 1920 in Jefferson County, New York.

8. ABBIE EDNA ROAT was born on 10 Oct 1878 in Brownville, New York. She died on 22 Sep 1954 in Los Angeles, California.

Abbie married about 1903 in Brownville, Jefferson County, New York
HOWARD W. JAMES son of Frederick JAMES and Mary Amelia NIGHT . Howard was born on 17 Sep 1877 in New York. He died on 22 May 1950 in , Los Angeles, California.

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