Thomas Kinsella was born Ireland 1832. He became the Editor and owner of the "Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper". He was a Democrat and was elected to the 42nd Congress 1871-1873 Wife #1: Elizabeth and daughters, Hannah sp. Robert Payne, Frances sp ? Douglas Robinson, Margaret, Lousia, and Kate children born between 1856-1866 big scandel in Brooklyn when Mr. Kinsella took up with married woman Mrs. Fields. Than Mr Kinsella gets divorced. Mr. Fields sues Mr. Kinsella. and divorces his wife. Wife# 2 Emeline Van Siclen (nee Field)
Mr. Kinsella Feb 1884. story goes he is on death bed calls for a priest and is told he cannot go to heaven or forgiven for his sin of adultry. so to fix this he calls wife #2 to his bedside and tells her to pack up and get out. Then he summonds for Wife # 1 and his daughters to his bedside. where they stay til his death. and they inherit all his money.
Thomas dies Feb 1884 and Wife #1 Elizabeth dies at the home of her son-In=Law Col. Robert Payne in Brooklyn May 1884
Now with such a colorful family....Where are they and is anybody out there decendents of them...I can't find any info on his daughters and their families....Mystery. Thanks, Jo Alene Glinnon