Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sympathy Saturday - Joseph Garland Chinn

Joseph Garland Chinn, my great-great granduncle was the eldest son of Dr. Joseph Graves Chinn and Barbara Garland Graves. He was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky June 4, 1823 and died March 5, 1914, which was ten years and one week later than his oldest sister, Mary Elizabeth Chinn Bowman, subject of last weeks Sympathy Saturday.

Joseph married Nannie Shelby, a relative of Confederate General Jo Shelby. They had four children, Orra Ella who married Griffin Buford. Orra died in 1875; William who died in childhood; Buford who married Willie Donaldson, Willie died in 1888; and John who died in Boyhood.

At one time Joseph was a police judge. The picture dates from that time. It was pasted into a scrapbook my uncle kept. I used an old hand scanner to scan the photo.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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