Ray: I can see why you're having problems finding parents of Sylvester KINNEAR.Have you found him yet?I found him listed in three census records with wife Mahala or Mahaley two of which says he was born in Pennsylania.
1860 Oro Twp. BUTTE CO. CALIFORNIA page 26 June 15th family #258-258 KENARE, Sylvester25 TeamsterIowa Mahala C.28MO Jas. W.4CA Ada N.2CA
1870 New York, YUBA CO. CALIF.family 110-106 KINNEER, Sylvester37 Teamster Pennsylvania Mahaley37MO James W.12CA Annie E.9CA Mary J.7CA Hattie C.5CA Emily D.2CA Emma C.1CA William H.6/12 CA
1900 New York, YUBA CO. CALIF.family #192-193 KINNEAR, SylvesterFeb 1832-68 m.43yPA PA PA Mahaleywife Jan 1832-68 m. 43y 9/5 MO TN TN Sylvesterson Dec 1873-26 singleCA PA MO