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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900. These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!
Charles C. Pinckney
The broad prairies of northeastern Kansas have afforded excellent opportunity to the farmers and stock dealers and many have availed themselves of this opportunity to successfully engage in the lines of business mentioned.
Among the number is Mr. Pinckney, who is regarded as one of the substantial and progressive farmers and stock dealers of his community. He was born in Mount Morris, Ogle county, Illinois, on the 1st of February, 1846, and is a son of Daniel J. and Margaret C. (Hitt) Pinckney.
The father is a native of Ithaca, New York, and the mother's birth occurred in Washington county, Maryland. William Pinckney, the paternal grandfather, was also a native of the Empire state, and on the maternal side the grandfather was Samuel Hitt, an uncle of Senator Hitt, of Illinois, and a relative of the late Colonel Hitt, of Ottawa, that state.
Charles C. Pinckney spent his early life in Ogle county, Illinois, and to the public school system he is indebted for the early educational privileges which he received. Subsequently he pursued his studies in Mount Morris College, a Methodist school, and on laying aside his text books he returned to the farm and assisted his father, his time being thus occupied until his twenty-fourth year.
His father was a man of high literary attainments and strong mentality and for a number of years was a successful teacher. In his nineteenth year he became the founder of the Mount Morris College, and lived to see it become one of the prosperous institutions of the community. He was also prominent in public affairs and was three times chosen to represent his district in the state legislature.
In politics he was a pronounced Republican, unwavering in his support of the principles of that party. He died in June, 1883, and his wife, who still survives him, makes her home in Chicago. In their family were four children: Thyetta, the wife of George Gilson, of Chicago; Ida F., the wife of Edward Butt, a resident of Kansas; Meritt W., a prominent attorney of Chicago; and Charles, of this review. The last named continued his residence in Ogle county, Illinois, until the spring of 1883, and he was there engaged in handling and feeding cattle and other stock.
He then came to Nemaha county, Kansas, and about a year later purchased his present farm, comprising 160 acres of rich land, which is pleasantly located one mile and a half south of Seneca, in Mitchell township. It is one of the model farms of the community, being improved with a pleasant residence, good barns and all necessary outbuildings. He deals in stock of a high grade, part of which is thoroughbred, and he makes a specialty of short horn cattle.
His business efforts, however, have not been confined to one line, for he is connected with the banking interests, being a stockholder and a director of the First National Bank and a stockholder in the National Bank, of Seneca.
On the 11th of January, 1870, Mr. Pinckney was united in marriage to Miss Clarissa Ohr, of Iowa. She was born in Washington county, Maryland, of which county her parents also were both natives.
Mr. and Mrs. Pinckney now have three children: Pitt Pierre, Ella F. and Ima. Mr. Pinckney has served fifteen years as trustee of his township, a fact which well indicates his faithfulness in the discharge of duty.
Socially he is connected with the Knights of Pythias fraternity and is a past master of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security. Mrs. Pinckney is a member of the Congregational church.
Both are widely and favorably known in Seneca. They enjoy the
hospitality of the best homes and have a very extensive circle of acquaintances
in the community.
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