KINERD, MATTHAIS NEWTON (1845 ~ 1930). Matthais Kinerd was born on November 30, 1845 in Perry County, Alabama to Salathiel W. and Martha Anne Wilkerson Kinerd. Kinerd served with his father in Company C, 24th Cavalry, 2nd Mississippi Regiment of Armstrong's Brigade and Jackson's Division during the Civil War.
On March 30, 1867, Kinerd married Abby Gillespie. Together, they had five children. Kinerd's first wife died in childbirth in 1884 and was buried in Oats Cemetery in Leggett, Polk County, Texas. On January 12, 1885, Kinerd married Martha (Nancy) A. Cox. She also died during childbirth. In 1886, he married Ellen M. Vinson, and they had two children.
Kinerd died on April 27, 1930 as a resident of the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
Biographical information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.