Son of Walter W and Susan (Schwyhart) Kinnick.
Born: January 4, 1846 in Dover Township, 4 miles north of Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois.
Died: 1923 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
Military Service: Jacob James Kinnick enlisted Oct 1864, age 18, in Co. H, One Hundred and Forty sixth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, as a private. During his (months) at the front, he saw arduous service, according to a local history account. He was honorably discharged 8 Jul 1865, age 19, and returned to Bureau County where he farmed for many years.
Married: Hattie VanDram November 25, 1867 in Unknown. (No children.)
(2) Fannie Fletcher February 29, 1860 in Unknown.

He is the brother of Joseph, who married Fannie's niece, Rachel Mercer.

Willed farm to nephew Ora and his family.

(Source: Roberts)