Cynthia Tinsley


Brief Life History of Cynthia

When Cynthia Tinsley was born in 1795, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Tinsley, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Ford, was 33. She married Thomas Bronaugh on 16 January 1815, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1820, in her hometown, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bronaugh
Cynthia Tinsley
Marriage: 16 January 1815
Betsy Bronaugh
Robert Newton Bronaugh

Sources (4)

  • Cynthia Tinsley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Cynthia Bronough in Item 11 and closing paragraph of James Tinsley's Will
  • Cyntha Tinsley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1815Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

    Age 1

    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 8

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire near Rotherham, named in Old English with the genitive case of an unattested personal name Tynni + hlāw ‘hill’, ‘mound, barrow’. This surname is also found in Ulster.

    habitational name from Tinsley Green in Worth (Sussex). The placename appears to derive from an unattested Old English personal name Tint + Old English lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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