Member Biography

William Kinsey 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1862       4 Democrat
1863       4 Democrat
1864       4 Democrat



11/08/1804 - 08/09/1895

Sergeant William Kinsey (D4) Bucks County 1862-1864

Early Life:

Sergeant William Kinsey, born November. 8, 1804, Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel Kinsey; cotton mill; apprenticed, blacksmith through 1850; iron manufacturer; engaged, real estate; auctioneer; justice of the peace, 1850-1855; served and helped raise a company of First Responders at the outset of the Civil War; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1862-1864; sergeant, Civil War, 1862; burgess, Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, seven years; postmaster, Bristol, Pennsylvania, four years; school director Bristol, Pennsylvania, 24 years; trustee, Bristol Methodist Episcopal Church; Mason; Odd-fellow; married Mary Gastine Kinsey, children, Fannie Kinsey, Anna Kinsey, Lizzie Kinsey; died, August 9, 1895; interment, Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Bucks County, 1862-1864.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

William Kinsey (unknown-1895) - Find a Grave Memorial