Our Pinkerton Family History

Pinkertons, A Family History

Introduction

Generation 1: Robert Pinkerton

Generation 2: Samuel Pinkerton


Generation 3: Robert R. Pinkerton

Generation 4: Arthur Robert Pinkerton

Generation 5: Ruth E. Pinkerton

Bounty Warrant Land: In November and December of 1854, Samuel Pinkerton claimed 270 acres of land for four U.S. bounty warrants that had been issued to reward four men who had fought in various U.S. wars. Samuel had purchased these warrants from the men or their heirs, giving him rights to the land. This was a very common practice - men often chose to sell the warrants for cash rather than move to the areas where the awarded land was located.