History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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H. Martyn McKINSTRY was born June 25, 1849, on the farm in Warrington township where his brother, Wilson B. McKINSTRY, now resides. He is the second son of Henry and Amanda (BRADY) McKINSTRY, the children of whom are five in number; Sarah B., wife of the late David CORNELL, Southampton; Mary, wife of Samuel MacNAIR, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania; Wilson B., Warrington, Pennsylvania; H. Martyn, Warrington, Pennsylvania; Frank P., (M. D.) Washington, New Jersey.

Henry McKINSTRY was born in 1805. He was a starch Presbyterian and was a member of the Neshaminy Presbyterian church of Warwick. For many years and up to the time of his death, he was an elder in the church and although living six miles distant, he was always in his place unless hindered by something over which he had no control. If the condition of the roads were such that he could not drive he quite often walked the whole distance to be able to be in his place. On November 29, 1838, he was married to Amanda BRADY, daughter of Alexander and Achsah (APPLETON) BRADY, who helped and encouraged him in all duties, both spiritual and domestic. After his marriage he moved to the farm, which he had purchased a short time before, and which his son, Wilson B., now owns. He was a good, practical and prosperous farmer.

H. Martyn McKINSTRY obtained his education at the local school and remained on the home farm, being associated with his brother in its management until 1893. On January 19, 1893, he married Mattie L., daughter of John B. and Adeline E. (HOOVER) WALTER, born March 9, 1862. Her father, John B. Walter, was born and reared where his daughter was born, in Warrington township. February 14, 1835 and was a son of Samuel and Deborah (BRUNNER) WALTER, and grandson of George WALTER. He was a practical and active business man and a prominent member of the Reformed church. He died June 14, 1900, aged sixty-five years. He married on December 2, 1856, Adeline E., daughter of Frederick and Maria (FLECK) HOOVER, and granddaughter of Philip and Mary (CONRAD) HOOVER, of one of the oldest and most prominent Pennsylvania German families of the vicinity.

After his marriage H. Martyn McKINSTRY purchased a farm belonging to his fatherís estate, about one mile north of the village of Warrington, where he still resides and on which he has since made many improvements. It is now one of the most convenient and comfortable homes in the neighborhood, the house and barn being supplied with water and the house heated throughout. Another of the modern conveniences of this home is the telephone of the local telephone company, of which Mr. H. Martyn McKINSTRY is the president. He is a member of the Neshaminy Presbyterian church and is 1890 was elected a trustee and is 1904 he was elected an elder, which offices he still fills. H. Martyn and Mattie L. (WALTER) McKINSTRY have been the parents of three children: Frank R., born November 3, 1893; and Adeline W. and Amanda B. twins, born January 5, 1895. Adeline died at the age of two weeks.

Test taken from page 247 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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