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Full Name:

John W Zinn
 Known As:  
 Date of Birth:July 24, 1778 
 Date of Death:1848 
 Spouse:Ruth Gandy 
 Father:George Zinn 
 Mother:Mary Ann Saylor 



July 24, 1778
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
 Marriage:at age 25 to Ruth Gandy on January 21, 1804
Monongalia County, Virginia, USA
 Occupation:Farmer & Tanner 
Oxford, Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA
 Burial:Oxford Cemetery
Oxford, Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA





 Spouse Ruth GandyBorn August 10, 1785 to Samuel E. Gandy and Rachel Combs
Died at age 79 on June 16, 1865
Buried at Oxford Baptist Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA



From the book by Minnie Kendall Lowther: History of Ritchie County: With Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and their Ancestors, and with Interesting Reminiscences of Revolutionary and Indian Times



"John Zinn...married Miss Ruth Gandy, and they, with their family, and their married son, J.W. Zinn, came from Preston county late in the thirties, and settled on the farm that is now the home of H.C. Zinn--the son of J.W. Zinn. Here the remainder of their lives were spent, and in the Baptist churchyard, at Oxford, they sleep.

"The elder Zinn was a tanner by trade, and he opened the first tannery in this part of the country; and his son ran a horse-mill for the convenience of the Public.

"John and Ruth Gandy Zinn were the parents of thirteen children, twelve of whom married and reared families of their own; and not a few of the substantial citizens of this, and sister counties, are descended from this worthy couple."






The Paths Through our Garden

            Continue exploring our garden:

  The Spiker Family Tree -- See how deep our roots grow.
  Grow Healthy Trees -- The story behind our family's Medical Tree
  Heirloom Gardening - We're showing off some of our favorite family heirlooms.
  Planting the Seeds -- Getting the children involved in our family's history.
  Gardening Tools -- Just a few genealogy related tools and links we use to trace our lineage.