John Barton Tinker
b. 28 March 1830, d. 9 February 1887
- Father: John Bathrick Tinker b. 8 September 1801, d. 26 September 1875
- Mother: Hannah Tompkins b. 15 June 1801, d. 26 December 1873
- John Barton Tinker was born on 28 March 1830 in Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York.
- He was either John Barton, according to various family researchers, or possibly John Bathrick, as his father.
- John Bathrick Tinker and Hannah Tompkins appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Plymouth, Chenango County, New York, enumerated not far from the household of Simon Mowrey. Other members of the household included John Barton Tinker. Also in the household were children George (age 26), Jane (17), Jeremiah (12), Sarah (10)Ezra (8) and Squire (6.)
- He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
- He married Adaline T. Starr, daughter of Rev. Charles Starr and Caroline Park, on 20 January 1854 in Guilford, Chenango County, New York, and Adaline's sister Martha married John's borther George.
- John Barton Tinker became a widower at the 23 April 1857 death of his wife Adaline T. Starr.
- He married Frances Jane Mowry, daughter of Simon Mowry and Marcy Waterman, on 20 January 1858 in Chenango County, New York.
- John Barton Tinker and Frances Jane Mowry appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Plymouth, Chenango County, New York, enumerated next to the household of Frances' parents and not far from the household of John's parents.. Other members of the household included John Addison Tinker and Lydia Madeline Tinker.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- John Barton Tinker appeared in the 1863 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at 175 Terrace listed as a slater. (Also listed is engineer P. C. Tinker.)
- John Barton Tinker appeared in the 1865 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at Ohio North Turnpike.
- The following appeared on 11 August 1865 in the Buffalo Courier & Republic: A trial of mowers for the model offered by the Franklin Institute commenced at Syracuse on Tuesday. Eighteen machines having been entered for competition. The following Buffalo machines are on the list:--
John B. Tinker's Patent mower, manufactured at Buffalo, N. Y. Entered by George O. Vail of Buffalo.
John B. Tinker's Patent Mower No. 2, manufactured at Buffalo, N. Y. Entered by Geo. O. Vail.
Tinker's Patent is classed in the first set. The following is the programme fixed by the Judges for the trial:--
1. Machine to cut one-fourth or one-half acre. The plots to be drawn by lot. Six machines to cut at a time.
2. Dynamical Trial.--1. Cut in standing grass. 2. Height of stubble and width of cut to be noted. 3. Speed to be uniform--each maching drawn by same team and driven by same driver. Speed not to exceed 2-1/2 miles per hour. 4. Driver walk. 5. Committee keep their own minutes of drafts without announcement, and the same person read it for each machine.
3. Each machine to cut at least one swath in the old stubble and new growth of grass.
4. Each to cut at least one swath in trampled or lodged grass.
5. Each machine to be tested in starting, stopping and turning, and go through with motions to show protableness.
6. Miscellaneous trials under the special direction of the committee.
- John Barton Tinker appeared in the 1869 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at 318 Carroll listed as a machinist. (Also listed is machinist Phineas C. Tinker.)
- John Barton Tinker and Frances Jane Mowry appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Other members of the household included Lydia Madeline Tinker, Mary Eliza Tinker, George Vail Tinker, Florence Adella Tinker, Harriet Mabel Tinker and Henry Augustine Tinker.
- He was employed as a laborer, according to the 1870 census.
- John Barton Tinker and Frances Jane Mowry appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Plymouth, Chenango County, New York. Other members of the household included George Vail Tinker, Florence Adella Tinker, Harriet Mabel Tinker, Henry Augustine Tinker, Ella Isabelle Tinker and Simon Mowry. Also in the household was Frances' brother Simon Mowry Jr. (age 44).
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- John Barton Tinker died on 9 February 1887 at age 56 in Norwich, Chenango County, New York.
- His wife Frances Jane Mowry became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Southside Cemetery, Plymouth, Chenango County, New York.
- The following appeared on 15 February 1887 in the Utica Weekly Herald: (Central New York) John B. Tinker, a prominent manufacturer and inventor of Norwich, is dead.
- Last Edited: 20 Jul 2015
Family 1: Adaline T. Starr b. 10 May 1834, d. 23 April 1857
- John Addison Tinker b. 23 April 1857, d. 25 November 1866
Family 2: Frances Jane Mowry b. 3 April 1834, d. 18 February 1889
- Lydia Madeline Tinker b. 9 October 1859, d. 22 August 1916
- Mary Eliza Tinker+ b. 30 June 1861, d. 16 March 1911
- George Vail Tinker b. 30 July 1863, d. 30 July 1887
- Florence Adella Tinker+ b. 13 November 1865, d. 18 January 1921
- Harriet Mabel Tinker+ b. 6 January 1868, d. 24 March 1944
- Henry Augustine Tinker+ b. 14 March 1870, d. 19 March 1915
- Ella Isabelle Tinker b. 1 September 1873, d. 25 June 1895