Member Log In

Jonathan (John) Coddington Kinney

Hereditary Member, admitted 1884

Jonathan (John) Coddington Kinney

Transferred to the CT Society. Great grandson of propositus Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut in 1888. Born in Nassau, NY on 21 Feb 1839 and died in Hartford, CT on 22 Apr 1891. Enlisted as a Private in Company K, 13th CT Volunteers. Served as 1st Sergeant in the 13th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in 1 Jan 1862. Acting Signal Officer in the same unit at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War. 2nd Lieutenant in Company A on 1 Sep 1862. Wounded 14 Apr 1863 at Irish Bend, LA but refused to leave the field until the end of the engagement. One of the volunteers that formed the”forlorn hope” (the point vanguard of a storming party) at the storming of Port Hudson in Jun 1863. Served on Ship Island, in the occupation of New Orleans and Adjutant in the 13th Regiment in the Red River Expedition of 1864 under General Grover. 1st Lieutenant Company I on 17 Mar 1864. Signal Officer on Farragut’s Flag Ship, the ‘USS Hartford’ in Mobile Bay 1 May 1864 to 10 Jun 1864. Transferred to Company B 13th Battalion CT Volunteers 29 Dec 1864. Resigned 21 Jun 1865. Yale University graduate 1861 and MA Degree 1872. US Marshall in Connecticut 1882-1886. Postmaster in Hartford, CT 15 Jan 1890. Major Commanding of the Governor’s Foot Guard 1882-1891. Member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. [Sources: M; (98); (C); LSU Libraries’ History of New Orleans in the Civil War. Pic: 1st Company Foot Guards Archives, CT; State of Ct Military Department.]

Mr. Kinney was the great grandson of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph.



Nathaniel Fitz Randolph
( — )
Jonathan (John) Coddington Kinney
Great grandson
(1839 — 1891)
Admitted 1884