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Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead

 
 
Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead Marker
Inscription.  Ninety feet north of this spot stood the first log house in this community, erected in the year 1795 by Jacob and Elizabeth Kemp Kinsey (Kintzy) who were born in Germany in 1769. The homestead contained 439 acres and 87 perches. Patent for the land was procured from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1851 by Benjamin Kinzey, administrator for Jacob Kinsey's (Kintzy's) estate.

This marker symbolizes the victories won by pioneer ancestors over the wilds of nature, in these parts, in a new and strange land.
 
Erected 1939.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 40° 3.4′ N, 78° 43.719′ W. Marker is in Juniata Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Helixville Road and Byrne Road, on the left when traveling north on Helixville Road. Marker is about one mile north of US 30 (Lincoln Highway) on Helixville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 728 Helixville Rd, Schellsburg PA 15559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. Jacob Kinsey (Kintzy) Homestead Marker
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crow flies. Over the Summit (approx. 2.1 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Log Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1806 Old Log Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bedford Co. Bridge #15 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Forbes Camp (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 5,819 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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