Portrait of Abner Putnam Pinney


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Portrait of Abner Putnam Pinney from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Portrait of Abner Putnam Pinney. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Portrait of Abner Putnam Pinney is a picture, with genre drawing and portraits. Its dimensions are 14.75 in. x 10.75 in..

It was created in the 1830s decade.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This portrait of Abner Putnam Pinney (1779-1869), made with crayon (as chalk was called in the period), was made by an unknown artist, likely in the 1830s. The picture has a companion portrait of Pinney's wife, Polly Morrison Pinney; both are displayed at the Worthington Historical Society's museum, the Orange Johnson House.

A. P. "Putnam" Pinney was born in Simsbury, Connecticut to parents Captain Abner and Ruth Gillett Pinney. He made the journey to Worthington in the spring of 1803 at age 24 as part of advanced party for the Scioto Company that settled here. He and his younger brother, Levi, were each married on February 10th, 1804 in Worthington's first wedding ceremony, a double ceremony. Abner Pinney married Polly Morrison, daughter of Scioto Company member Alexander Morrison and wife Mehitable Hall Morrison. The Pinneys settled on a farm northwest of Worthington, in what would become Liberty Township,where they raised eight children. Pinney served as a Captain of the militia and fought in the War of 1812. In 1829 they returned to Worthington, and in 1835 when Worthington was incorporated, Pinney served as the first town marshal. Late in life they resided with their daughter, Florina Brooks, on a farm north of Dublin, Ohio.

It covers the topic early settlers.

It features the person Abner Putnam Pinney, 1779-1869.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2015.019.01.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1209.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 12, 2021. It was last updated January 13, 2021.