John Shepherd  Kinney

John Shepherd Kinney (1802 - 1872)

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John Shepherd "Sugar John, Praying John" Kinney
Born in Oromocto, N.
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Greenfield, Carleton, Co.,
Kinney-190 created 19 Mar 2011 | Last modified
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This person was created on 19 March 2011 through the import of Davidson.GED.


Excerpt from Israel Kenny: His Children and Their Families by Edwin Wallace Bell, 1944, page 13. "John S. Kenney and Sarah Crabtree were married at Bay Chaleur, NB and after living there for a short period removed to Greenfield, NB. The pioneers of NB never lacked for romantic adventure. After the ice had formed solidly on the Saint John (River) it is said that John Kenney brought his little wife of fifteen years down the river on a sled drawn by a large Newfoundland dog. At Greenfield he made his home along with his father Stephen and his uncles John and Andrew Kenney who occupied an important part of that thriving settlement. The rock maple trees grew plentifully on John S. Kenney's new farm. He was a tireless worker at anything he undertook to do and soon became famous for the great quantities of maple sugar he made. There were other Kenneys in the community named John and his friends soon found it easy to identify him as "Sugar John" a name that anybody might be proud of." (3)


Nicknames were Sugar John or Praying John. (2,3)


1. Grave information: Find a Grave, accessed 9 Mar 2014:

2. Kinney, Fern Gallup: Kith and Kin of the Kinneys. [nd]. PDF file available for download:

3. Bell, Edwin Wallace: Israel Kenny; his children and their families. [Vancouver, B.C.], 1944. May be borrowed from Open Library for reading online: Accessed 9 Jan 2014

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John Shepherd Kinney Gravestone
John Shepherd Kinney Gravestone

Sarah Crabtree and John S. Kinney Gravestone
Sarah Crabtree and John S. Kinney Gravestone


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