JOSIAS CHINN, farmer, Ohio County, Ky., is the fourth of five children, whose parents were Charles and Nancy Chinn, of Bourbon County, Ky. The father was born in Virginia, January 21, 1800, and died in Ohio County in 1867. The mother, a Miss Berryman, died in 1837. One brother, Benjamin, is deceased; another, John, resides at Beaver Dam; Elijah; at Rochester, on Green River, and Octavia, the wife of H. B. Taylor, two miles east of Beaver Dam. Josias Chinn was born July 15, 1831, in Ohio County, Ky. After receiving a fair education at the public schools, he attended the college at Hartford, Ohio Co., Ky. His home was on a farm and he has made farming his life work, and has been very successful. He was married, April 29, 1857, to Mary B. Tant, by whom he has five children: Mary, Emily, Charles, George and Eugene. The family are worthy members of the Christian Church, as were also their parents.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Probably had a first marriage to Corris Harris in 1851. Wife's middle initial probably E., not B.