John Bathrick Tinker
b. 8 September 1801, d. 26 September 1875
- John Bathrick Tinker was born on 8 September 1801 in Kortright, Delaware County, New York.
- He married Hannah Tompkins, daughter of Nehemiah Underhill Tompkins and Ann Sherwood, circa 1822.
- 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.
- John Bathrick Tinker and Hannah Tompkins appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Plymouth, Chenango County, New York, enumerated next to the household of son Jeremiah and near the households of sons George and John. Also in the household were children Sarah (20), Ezra (18) and "Esquire" (16.)
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- 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 Bathrick Tinker became a widower at the 26 December 1873 death of his wife Hannah Tompkins.
- John Bathrick Tinker died on 26 September 1875 at age 74 in Clockville, Madison County, New York.
- He was interred at Southside Cemetery, Plymouth, Chenango County, New York.
- Last Edited: 2 Jul 2015