I visited the Idaho History Center this morning and stopped by the Ada County Courthouse this afternoon.The interesting thing that I discovered is that Charles’ brother, Joseph Philetus Chinn, was Boise’s first official Chief of Police, appointed by Mayor Peter Sonna on 18 Jul 1893.I’ve posted a great photo to my tree on Ancestry.com.
I also found some land records and news articles related to the family of C D Chinn, and I will get those scanned and posted to my tree as time allows, perhaps by tomorrow morning.
Let me know if there is anything particular that you are interested in, and I will see what I can find.
If you send me an e-mail to stevemalone at clear.net (replace “at” with “@”) I will send you an invite to my tree so that you can have access to what I come up with.
BTW, C D is a first cousin, 3x removed.Chichester C Chinn, b. 1828, is on my direct line.