Joseph Kinnard was a brickmaker that lived with his wife Mary Ann and his children on the north bank of Pine run in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. In 1846 two of their children, Elizabeth and Mary died within days of each other. Those children along with Joseph and Mary Ann are buried in the "Old Schaeffer Cemetery, located just outside Brick Church, Pennsylvania. In later life Joseph and Mary Ann moved to the town of Indiana, Pennsylvania where Joseph lived out his life. When Joseph died, Mary Ann moved in with her son Joseph F. Kinnard where she lived until she died.