The McKinney Mazeã
Vol VII #2
Newsletter of the McKinney Family Association
Note from The Editor
Grandma McKinney’s Cake Recipe
Notes from McKinney Microfilms
The Unidentified Are Identified!
Louise McKinney, Canadian Legislator
Arkansas Census Records
McKinneys from Hoosier Journal of Ancestors
McKinneys from The Hoosier Genealogist
Messages from and for Our Members
McKinney Family Library Holdings
Indiana Census Records
The McKinney Family Association & Library was founded September 1981 as a non-profit, educational association and library, dedicated to researching, preserving and collecting historical and family history and data, not necessarily all of lineal or legal families, but all those interested in the McKinney surname and variants and to assist and instruct in genealogical research and to publish private and public records and educational articles. Bylaws and Constitution adopted October 1982 and granted non profit, incorporation 3 May 1983 by the State of Oklahoma. Trustees are Barbara Pannage Stanfield, E. Neil Stanfield and Richard A. Kipf.
Barbara Pannage Stanfield, Coordinator
Peter Campbell McKinney, Registrar – Treasurer
Ed and Blanche McKinney, Editors - Librarians
Wilma C. Cook, Indexing
The Editors are not responsible for the errors in submitted materials, all such material is placed in the Association library and files. Books received for review are placed in the lending library for members only.
Indexed in Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, Laird C. Towle, Editor, Bowie, MD
A Note from the Editors:
We really can’t say producing this publication is getting easier, but we hope this one reaches you nearer the time it should.
I have finally given up my crutches, and Ed is now back in what we hope is his final year of graduate study. Somehow, in a moment of enthusiasm, I agreed to teach an evening class at a local college, and with my regular teaching job, the evening class, and working on a thesis of my own, time becomes rather precious.
Several of you have inquired about the library. For several weeks, the books have been packed and waiting for us in Oklahoma City. We have planned—several times—to go there to get them. However, we managed to wreck one van this summer, and with several other problems, somehow never got to OKC after them. We had planned to go again this past weekend, but Ed came down with what the doctor called ‘walking pneumonia,’ so that was the end of the trip for them. He is now better. I think Barbara finally gave up on us and mailed them. The postage was considerable, but they are now at our house. If you want to use one of them, fill out the sheet immediately after the list of books, and send it to us. We will try to get the book you want to you as soon as possible.
I cannot thank those of you who provided material for this issue enough. Without your help, we simply could not get this material collected. I have tried to list the contributors with each piece of information, but somehow, I managed to separate the material of the pages of information from the Hoosier Journal of Ancestors and The Hoosier Genealogist from the contributor’s name. I rather think it came from Pat Kirkwood, but I may be mistaken. Whoever you are, thanks! Barbara Stanfield, of course, has continued to be great. We can never thank her enough for her guidance with the Maze.
Another person we wish to thank in advance is Dorothy P. Gross, who is compiling information on McKinneys in Missouri for a future publication. If you have material about Missouri McKinneys, you might send it to her for inclusion in her research. Her address is 10615 237th Place SW, Edmonds, WA 98020.
For the December issue, we will attempt to focus on Iowa McKinneys. If you have information on McKinneys in Iowa, please send it to us, and we will be delighted to publish it with your name.
Ed did take time from his studies to write a book review for this issue about a biography of Thomas McKenney. We became interested in his life several months ago, when we theorized that our line might have been involved in trade with the Indians on the Missouri River in the early 1800’s. We thought there might be some link with Thomas McKenney, but if our group engaged in Indian trade, or had anything to do with Thomas McKenney, we were never able to find it. Oh, well, we will still search! And in the meantime, Thomas McKenney’s life is interesting.
We also discovered some more relatives of ours in Canada! We had lost track of their line about 1900, and one relative told us he thought that family moved to Montana. Apparently, they did, then after the father died, the mother remarried and took the children to Canada. The children and grandchildren knew little about their heritage, and a series of unlikely coincidences brought about our awareness of each other. A cousin of mine (not related to the McKinneys) lives in Florida, and saw an obituary in a newspaper which stated that the deceased was born with the name of McKinney. I wrote to one of the listed survivors, who referred me to other relatives, and eventually, I found a member of the family in Canada who was searching for family roots, but had no idea that there were others of her family group. She provided the information in this issue about Louise McKinney. This lady is now a member of the Maze family.
I vowed to keep my ‘note’ short, and here I am on two pages again. Thanks to all of you who have given us support, and provided material for this issue. Keep those cards and letters coming!
Ed and Blanche
This is the recipe for Ed’s grandmother’s cake. It was her specialty, and many members of the family still talk about it. Ed’s grandmother was Ellen Chambers McKinney, b. 3 Jan 1877, d. 20 Feb 1947.
Grandma McKinney’s Cake Recipe
½ cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups sugar ¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups flour 2 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk 4 egg whites
Cream butter and sugar, then add milk and vanilla. Sift baking power, salt, and flour four times, then add to first mixture. Beat egg whites until very stiff, then fold into batter gently. Bake in three layers at 350 degrees until delicately browned. Cool, then frost with white frosting and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
Apparently, there was never a recipe written for the frosting, but those who remember the cake say it was made with real cream, butter and powdered sugar.
By Ed McKinney
Viola, Herman J.; Thomas L. McKenney: Architect of America’s Early Indian Policy, 1816-1830. Chicago: The Swallow Press, Inc., 1974, 365 pages.
Thomas L. McKinney was one of the most important men of the young United States to early nineteenth-century American Indians. Sensitive and idealistic, McKenney’s concern for Indian welfare during a time when not many other Americans cared, caused his career to be highly controversial. He was the first Washington bureaucrat to try seriously to deal with the thorny issue of relations between the American Indians and the non-Indian Americans who steadily pushed the frontier westward during the nineteenth century. Between 1816 and 1830, McKenney tried hard to extend the blessings of civilization to the Native Americans; during those years he was first the Superintendent of Indian Trade, then he became the head of the Office of Indian Affairs. His efforts realized the passage of the Indian Civilization Act in 1819, which funded establishment of schools in Indian Territory with a $10,000 annual grant, and he supported the highly controversial Indian Removal Act in 1830 which brought about the resettlement of tribes in the east to areas west of the Mississippi River. With our advantage of hindsight, and with the many accounts of hardships along the Trail of Tears, one might well question McKenney’s motives in support of the latter measure. He realized, perhaps better than anyone else in America, the danger to the eastern tribes from lawless ‘Indian-hating’ whites who continuously encroached upon Indian lands, and he also realized the futility of trying to arrange U. S. Army protection for Indian property rights at the time.
McKenney was extremely loyal to Presidents Monroe and John Quincy Adams, to whom he owed his job, and to John C. Calhoun, McKinney’s immediate superior, who was Secretary of War under Adams until 1823. McKenney’s loyalty to Monroe and Adams, and his Whig politics did not sit well with Andrew Jackson or with Jackson’s one-time dueling antagonist and usually vociferous supporter from Missouri in the Senate, Thomas Hart Benton. Benton’s bitter attacks on McKenney’s management of Indian affairs bore fruit; ultimately with Jackson’s election in 1828, McKenney lost his job in 1830. A native of Maryland’s eastern shore, McKenney roamed about after 1830, promoting his History of the Indian Tribes of North America which he wrote in Collaboration with James Hall, and drawing upon his extensive knowledge of Indians to provide lectures upon speaking circuits of the time. He died in poverty in a Brooklyn boarding house at the age of seventy-three on Feb 20, 1859.
In an age of greater ethnic sensitivity, Thomas L. McKenney would undoubtedly have been one of the heroes of his time. His greatest contribution to American history was his collection of
paintings of American Indians, some of which were destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian Institution in 1865 (but not before they were lithographed and published in the History by McKenney and Hall); other paintings from his collection are now on display at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.
Herman Viola is currently the Director of the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., and has authored several works relating to American Indians. He writes lucidly and excitingly, and finds Thomas L. McKenney scrupulously honest in his contacts with the American Indians in an extremely volatile time in American history.
One fascinating aspect of this book is the excellent bibliography. One source which is cited should be of special interest to genealogists is listed as ‘McKenney Family History,’ an unpublished work, and was found at the Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD. Have any Maze readers had opportunity to look at this source? Those of you who have access to this library might write a review of this history for us.
According to the book, Thomas McKenney was born 21 Mar 1785 at Hopewell, an estate in Somerset County, Maryland. His father was William McKenney; his mother was Anne Barber. William McKenney and Anne Barber had five sons and daughters before Anne died in 1795. After her death, William married Hannah Hines and produced a second family of five sons and two daughters.
In 1806, Thomas McKenney married Editha Gleaves. Their children were a daughter, Maria, who died as an infant, and a son, George William.
Old photographs of our ancestors are guaranteed to delight almost any of us who have searched for information about our ancestors. A few years ago, we learned about a distant relative of my husband’s family who was, at that time, 104 years old, and lived in a nursing home. We went to visit her, and had some difficulty in explaining to her just who we were. Finally, my husband told her that he was Wilburn McKinney’s grandson. That caught her attention, and she fixed her bright blue eyes on his face, studied him critically for a moment, then stated emphatically, ‘You look exactly like Wilburn!’. My husband’s grandfather had died when my husband was quite young, and no one had ever mentioned to him that he resembled his grandfather. However, back at his parents’ home, we searched out a picture of his grandfather, studied it carefully, and decided that he did indeed look like his grandfather.
Other families have similar family resemblances which occur. Therefore, keeping those precious pictures intact for future generations is a responsibility which we should take seriously. First of all, identify the people in the family photographs you own. Perhaps you know who all of them are, but fifty years from now, will your descendants know who they are? Storing photographs in contact with each other is not always wise. Experts tell us that we should use mylar or polypropylene sleeves to separate prints, then they should be stored in acid-free boxes in cool, dry places.
Consider having copies made of older pictures and share these with others who are researching the same lines as you. If you should have the misfortune to lose your pictures through some disaster, you could then have a chance of regaining copies. Usually, if you offer to share your pictures, you will get some in return, or added information. Sharing family history and pictures increases our enjoyment of a delightful hobby!
Notes Taken From McKinney Microfilms
Collected by Octavia Douglas
(For information about the reels, see June 1988 Maze.)
Bible Record of McKinney-Rowlett Family of Virginia, from bible in possession of Mrs. Charlotte L. Pulliam.
Charles McKinney b. 1755, d. 9 Feb 1830
Susan Watkins (wife of Charles) b. 1764, d. 20 Dec 1816
William, b. 6 Sep 1781, d. 16 Nov 1832
Rhoda, B. 19 May 1873
Elizabeth, b. 28 Jun 1785
Joel, b. 18 Aug 1787, d. 26 May 1848
Charles, b. 5 Jun 1789
Daniel, b. 1 Dec 1792, d Mar 4, 1853
Thomas, b. 12 Mar 1794
Samuel, b. 2 Feb 1797, d. 9 Nov 1857
Watkins, b. Aug 16, 1799, d. Aug 1830
John, b. 1 Dec 1801, D. 11 May 1854
Contributed by Pat Kirkwood
Virginia Surveys and Grants, 1774-1791
#467, James McKenny, 400 acres, Lincoln Co., Hanging Fork of Dick’s River, survey dated 4-15-1781, Book 1, p. 219. Grant date 6-1-1782, Book 1, p. 8.
#6417, David MacKenny, 750 acres, Fayette Co., E. Fork, Licking River, survey dated 4-16-1785, Book 8, p. 36. Grant dated 7-10-1787, Book 12, pp. 5-6.
#6419, Alexander McKenney, Sr., 500 acres, Fayette Co., N. Fork of Elkhorn River, survey dated 3-21-1785, Book 8, pp. 37-38. Grant date 7-10-1787, Book 9, p. 583.
#2234, Archibald McKenney, 400 acres, Fayette Co., Stoner Fork, Licking River, survey dated 1-9-1783, Book 3, pp. 158-159. Grant date 4-1-1785, Book 5, pp. 133-134.
#2235, Archibald McKenney, 1,000 acres, Fayette Co., Stoner Fork, Licking River, survey dated 1-9-1783, Book 3, pp. 158-159. Grant date 4-1-1785, Book 5, p. 134.
#6416, David McKenney, 200 acres, Fayette Co., North Fork, Elkhorn River, survey dated 3-26-1785, Book 8, p. 35. Grant date 7-10-1787, Book 9, pp, 583-584.
#4971, Murdock McKenzey, 560 acres, Fayette Co., Licking River, survey dated 9-12-1784, Book 6, pp. 238-239. Grant date 8-20-1786, Book 6, pp. 516-517.
#4976, David McKinney, 1,000 acres, Fayette Co., Licking River, survey dated 5-29-1784, Book 6, pp. 241-242. Grant date 9-20-1786, Book 6, pp. 516-517.
#7430, David McKinney, 1,000 acres, Fayette Co., Eagle Creek, survey dated 12-2-1786, Book 9, pp. 150-151. Grant date 2-5-1789, Book 14, pp. 87-88.
#6418, David & John McKinney, 1,130 acres, Fayette Co., North Fork Elkhorn & Eagle Creek, survey dated 3-21-1785, Book 8, pp. 36-37. Grant date 7-10-1787, Book 13, pp. 185-186.
#9371, John McKinney, 400 acres, Fayette Co., No watercourse, survey dated 1-18-1783, Book 11, p. 450. Grant date 3-22-1785, Book 5, pp. 85-86.
#2998, John & Alexander McKinney, 1,090 acres, Fayette Co., Lick Creek, survey dated 12-4-1783, Book 4, pp. 77-78. Grant date 12-2-1785, Book 4, pp. 499-500.
1900 Federal Census, Roll R623, 99, Sacramento City, CA (Has first half of San Diego, CA census included, which this citation is from)
National City, 217/219
Henry McKinney, b Sep 1851, IN, parents b IN
Florence, b 1863, IL father b VA, Mother b PA
Cromwell, b 1891, IL
Joyce (son) b 1895, IN
Venango Co., PA, Records, Volume 1
Margaret Ann McKenney of Cranberry Twp., and Joseph Chambers of Shippenville (Clarion Co.) 2 Feb 1843 in Franklin
Isaac McKinney, (d. 1874 in Crawford Co.), Cranberry Twp., and Elizabeth Rose of Cranberry, 19 Jan 1848.
H. B. McKinney married Mary J. Thompson, 1st Presbyterian Church, Oil City, PA (Crawford Co.,), 3 Jul 1871.
A young McKinney gentleman from Hume, NY, had a stroke, died Dec 6, 1871; his widowed mother came to claim the body (unnamed).
The Unidentified Are Identified
Thanks to some of our readers, some of the unidentified McKinneys listed in the last issue of the Maze have been identified.
Joseph R. McKinney
He served in the Revolutionary War in VA, then moved to KY, received a land grant in the Miami District of OH on the Mad River in what is now Clark Co. He finally moved to Randolph Co., IN where he died and was buried. (Thanks to Rosalie McKinney Jackson for this information)
He married Jenny Boyd 11 May 1813 in Christian Co., KY. He may have moved from Christian Co. to Brown Co., IL, where he died at the age of 24. (Thanks to William E. Benson for this information.)
Louise McKinney, Canadian Legislator
Louise McKinney was born in 1868 in Ontario, Canada. She married in 1896, and she, her husband and child moved west to Claresholm, Alberta, Canada in 1903. In Claresholm, she became involved in Women’s causes, and worked to secure the franchise for women in 1916. She was elected to the legislature in 1917, and supported issues promoting social welfare and public health.
On October 18, 1929, the British Privy Council recognized Louise McKinney and four other Canadian women as legal ‘persons’.
Louise McKinney died in 1931 in Claresholm.
In 1980, Canada issued a stamp with Louise McKinney’s picture on it. She is remembered for ‘The Persons’ case which proved that women were persons with full voting rights and privileges.
(This information came from a brochure from the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, and from information supplied by Lois Harden of Swift Current, Saskachewan, Canada. No further information as to her family members was included. McKinney apparently was her husband’s family name.)
Arkansas Census Records
(Taken from McKinney Microfilms, Tennessee State Archives)
Franklin Co., AR, 1850
McKinney, Clarissa, 31, b. Iowa
Sarah C., 10, b. Arkansas
(Home of Sarah Hail)
McKinney, George, 59, Farmer, b. Kentucky
Selina, 39, b. Alabama
Albert, 16, b. Alabama
Noble, 14, b. Arkansas
Collin, 8, b. Arkansas
Matilda 5/12, b. Arkansas
McKinney, John A., 28, Farmer, b. Alabama
Lucinda, 18, b. Alabama
George F., 7, b. Arkansas
Levina J., 11/12
McKinney, Wiley, 34, Farmer, b. Tennessee
Mary, 35, b. Illinois
Mary J., 9, Arkansas
McKinneys from Hoosier Journal of Ancestors
Fayette Co., IN:
Matthew McKinney—Rhoda Parkhurst, 7 Dec 1820
Johnson Co., IN:
Hezekiah McKinney—Mrs. Nancy Ann Landes, 12 Oct 1844
Dearborn Co., IN:
James McKinney—Abigail Miller, 25 Jun 1826
Cornelious Kinney—Nancy Fuller, 13 Jul 1826
Scott Co., IN:
Richard Kinney, Jr.—Evaline Jennings, 2 Feb 1832
Jefferson Co., IN:
John McKinney—Patsy Walton, 10 Jun 1825
Franklin Co., IN:
James McKenney—Eady Harrell, 4 Aug 1812
Bartholomew Co., IN:
Miss Susanne McKinney—Elijah Hurst, 12 Mar 1840
Miss Cynthia Anne McKinney—Logan T. Jones, 21 May 1839
Brown Co., IN:
Hezekiah McKinney—Elizabeth Harmon, 25 Jun 1860
James A. McKinney, J. P. in this county—Age 65 (1860 census), b. VA
Floyd Co., IN:
Isabella McKinley—John Akers, 23 Jan 1831
Jane McKenzey—John Hanger, 25 Oct 1832
Washington Co., IN:
Elizabeth McKinney—Henry Finley, 24 Jan 1816
Polly McKinney—Randolph Moon, 7 Dec 1819
Robert McKinney—Rachel Marts, 22 Jan 1822
Shedrick McKinney—Susannah Hicks, 7 Feb 1822
William McKinney—Betsey A. Harbison, 23 Apr 1822
Malinda McKinney—William Collier, 2 Apr 1822
Washington Co., IN
Eleanor McKinney—Burr Banks, 7 Nov 1826
Margaret McKinney—James McCoy, 22 Aug 1825
John McKinney—Jane Orchard, 21 Aug 1825
Rush Co., IN:
Synthia McKinzie—Myllon W. Melton, 18 Aug 1825
Clark Co., IN:
Thomas McKinley—Sarah Brown, 4 Mar 1815
Nancy McKinley—James Brown, 30 Jul 1814
Estray Records—1 Nov 1815, John McKinney
Jefferson Co., IN:
Polly McKinney—John Landrum, 7 Nov 1832
John McKinney—Nancy Landrum, 8 Nov 1832
Elizabeth McKinney--Byram Monroe, 10 Nov 1830
James McKinney—Lyda Landrum, 8 Nov 1827
Rhoda McKinney—Robert McCasland, 10 Feb 1828
William McKinley—Katherine Smock, 28 Jul 1828
Henry McKinney—Polly Landrum, 21 Apr 1827
Alexander McKinsey—Lydia Glover, 1 Aug 1820
Ripley Co., IN:
Collin McKinney, J. P. in 1828
Bartholomew Co., IN:
Solomon McKinney—Rebekah Sloan, 6 Nov 1821
Alexander McKindley—Patsy Packman, 18 Dec 1823
Collin McKinney—Elizabeth Young, 12 Jan 1824
Joseph McKinney, Clerk of Court, 1832
John McKinney, Will Record A, May 1844-Feb 1869
Anna McKinney—William Lee, 18 Nov 1830
From The Hoosier Genealogist
Carroll Co., IN, 1828-1847
Elizabeth McKinney—William Bates, 24 Jul 1845
Melissah McKinney—Adam Rorhbaugh, 15 Apr 1846
Brown Co., IN:
John McKinney—Jane Henderson, 20 Sep 1850
Jeriah McKinney—Richard Mullis, 22 May 1844
Indiana McKinney—John Mullis, 6 Mar 1846
Jennings Co., IN:
Mary McKinney-Isaiah Green, 15 May 1836
Orange Co., IN, 1816-1835:
Polly McKinney—George McCoy, 21 Nov 1822
James Wallace McKinney—Jane White, 27 Aug 1833
Thomas McKinney—Jane McGrew, 2 Aug 1827
Orange Co., IN, 1816-1835
William W. McKinney—Martha Quinn, 26 Apr 1827
Clinton Co., IN, 1830-1844
Jane McKinsey—William H. Downard, 31 Mar 1832 (License)
Nancy McKinney-James Holcraft, 18 Oct 1837
Louisa J. McKinsey—Thomas Lee, 23 Mar 1842
(W.B. 4, pp, 496-498-Priscilla Lee, prvd 23 Feb 1903. Refers to ‘husband, Thomas Lee’s children’ unnamed. Many other heirs named. Possible second wife of above) (W.B. 2, pp. 314-316-Nehemiah McKinsey, prvd 24 Dec 1874, g/sn George M. Lee one of several heirs)
Jane McKinney—Thomas Low, 12 Sep 1839
Rachel McKinsey—George E. Pickerell, 16 Feb 1843 (License)
Polly McKinney—Matthew Sutton, 4 Feb 1839
Sarah McKinsey—Isaac Waggoner, 21 Sep 1833 (License)
Joseph McKinney—Elizabeth Vincal, 10 Aug 1837
Andrew J. McKinsey—Sarah Ann Wilson, 31 May 1838
(W.B. 2, pp. 314-16, Nehemiah McKinsey, prvd 24 Dec 1874, names a son Andrew Jackson McKinsey. Seems unlikely to be above.)
Benjamin McKinsey—Marinda Rogers, 16 Apr 1840
Jesse McKinsey—Rebecca M. Logan, 8 Feb 1844
Mordica McKinsey—Lucinda Montgomery, 22 Nov 1839
W.B. 2, pp. 341-342-Catharine McKinsey, prvd 30 Nov 1875, among sons is Mordicah B. McKinsey) (W.B. 2, pp. 314-316, no wife, among sons, Mordecai McKinsey)
Nehemiah McKinsey—Lena Waggoner, 10 Jul 1831
(W.B. 2, pp. 314-16, Nehmiah McKinsey, prvd 24 Dec 1874, no wife named; sons, Samuel, Urban C., Joab, Mordacai, Andrew, George E., g/s George M. Lee, g/d Elizabeth Norris)
Samuel McKinsey—Eusibia Rogers, 21 Nov 1839
(W.B. 2, pp. 341, 342—Catharine McKinsey, prvd 30 Nov 1875, among other sons names a Samuel) (W.B. 2, pp. 314-316-Nehemiah McKinsey, prvd 24 Dec 1874, no wife, a Samuel among sons)
Indiana Source Book, Vol. III
From: The Hoosier Genealogist 1973-1979
Perry Co., IN, 1814-1830:
McKinney, H. D. Solomon—Rhoda Speer, 17 Feb 1820
Franklin Co., IN, 1811-1824:
McKenny, James—Eddy Harrel, 4 Aug 1812
McKinny, John—Sarah Ray, 5 Jul 1818
McKenny, Mary—David G. Hanna, 16 Jan 1815
McKinny, Jane—Richard Taylor, 16 Aug 1820
Jefferson Co., IN, 1811-1831:
McKinney, Henry—Polly Landrean, 21 Apr 1827
McKinney, James—Lydia Landrum, 8 Nov 1827
McKinney, John—Patsy Walton, 10 Jun 1825
McKinsey, Alexander—Lydia Glover, 1 Aug 1820
McKinney, Polly—John Landrum, 7 Nov 1827
Jefferson Co., IN, 1811-1831
McKinney, Rhoda—Robert McCasland, 10 Feb 1828
McKinney, Elizabeth—Bryan Monroe, 10 Nov 1830
Grant Co., IN, 1831-1853:
McKinney, David R.—Emily E. Hogin, 20 Jun 1848
McKinney, Elias W.—Otillia Barley, 26 Nov 1848
McKinney, Fielding S.—Sarah Oppy, 23 Mar 1841
McKinney, Leander—Alcina Toba, 28 Oct 1845
Dearborn Co., IN, 1826-1833:
McKinney, James—Abigail Miller, 25 Jun 1826
Knox Co., IN, 1807-1832:
McKinney, Daniel—Mary Westner, 3 Feb 1817 (License)
Pike Co., IN, 1817-1844:
McKinney, John—Louisa McCray, 15 May 1840
Brown Co., IN, 1836-1855:
McKinney, Daniel—Jane Henderson, 20 Sep 1840
McKinney, John—Sarilda Weddel, 10 Sep 1850
McKinney, Indiana—John Mullis, 6 Mar 1846
McKinney, Jeriah—Richard Mullis, 22 May 1844
Orange Co., IN, 1816-1835:
McKinney, James Wallace—Jane White, 27 Aug 1833
McKinney, Thomas—Jane McGrew, 2 Aug 1827
McKinney, William W.—Martha Quinn, 26 Apr 1827
Mckinney, Polly—George McCoy, 21 Nov 1822
Wayne Co., IN, 1811-1830:
McKinney, James—Polly Little, 5 Mar 1819
McKinney, James—Susana Adamson, 12 Sep 1822
McKinney, Nathaniel—Mary Milmon, 1 Sep 1821
McKinney, William—Anna Walters, 3 Nov 1828
McKinny, William—Mary Hodge, 28 Aug 1819
McKinney, Laura—James Cuppy, 5 Sep 1825
McKinney, Mary—Thomas Jackson, 23 Jun 1825
McKinny, Minty—Adam Kindal, 28 Oct 1818
McKinney, Polly—James McDade, 6 May 1819
Indiana Source Book, Vol. I
The Hoosier Genealogist 1961-1966
Delaware Co., IN, 1827-1837:
McKimmey, James—Ann Eliza Tomlinson, 9 Sep 1832
McKinney, Jefferson—Elizabeth Medlin, 9 Feb 1837
Delaware Co., IN, 1838-1841:
McKimmey, Jesse—Mary McCowen, 19 Nov 1840
Marshall Co., IN, 1836-1850:
McKinney, Thomas—Susan Shinabarger, 30 May 1841
Messages from and For Our Members
First, for the person who wrote to Barbara Stanfield and wanted Dorothy Deck’s address—we have it! We published a plea for that in the last issue, and received an answer from Phyllis Grow in KS giving us the same address which I had tracked down from people here in Springfield. However, that address was no longer current. But, Phyllis did mention that she had obtained the address from Judy McKinney who lived in a small town near Springfield. So, I found a telephone number for Judy, and she supplied the new address. Just to double check, I called Dorothy Deck, and had a pleasant visit with her. She has worked on genealogy for years, and has many files on McKinneys. Dorothy Deck’s address is 825 South Alma School Road, Apt 231, Mesa, AZ 85210. Thanks to Phyllis Grow and Judy McKinney!
We need another address. The last known address for Rick Sparks was in 1983 at 2730 Delaware Street, Anderson, IN 46014. If anyone has a more recent address for him, please contact Betty Thomson, 822 Elm Street, Clinton, IN 47842.
Mary McKinnie, b. c 1792, in VA or NJ; m. c 1812, perhaps in VA, to John H. Piatt, b. c 1792, NJ. They lived in Augusta Co., VA at least through 1823, when son Andrew Jackson Piatt, at least their fifth child was born. If you have any information about their ancestry, contact Mrs. E. M. White, 655 Orange Court, Rockledge, FL 32955.
William McKinney was born Mar 30, 1824, probably in Wayne Co., KY. He married Permelia J. Birks, of Logan Co about 1846. Permelia was the daughter of Isom Birks. Four known children were Rhoda, b. 1847; Isom, b. 1850, d. 1852; Abraham b. Sep 24, 1851; and Richard, b. 1853, d. 1855. William had an older brother, Abraham, b. 1822 in KY, living in Logan Co between 1848 and 1860. Their mother, Hetha, was living with Abraham in 1850 and with William in Lake Forks in 1860. It is probable that their parents were Daniel F. and Effa Combs, who were married in Franklin Co., KY Oct 1, 1811. William died in Logan Co Oct 2, 1867. His wife Permelia died Jan 25, 1872. William’s son Abraham was a contractor and died in Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co., Aug 13, 1889. If anyone has more information on Abraham or Daniel F. McKinney, contact Loren Gardner, 17338 Zola Street, Granada Hills, CA 91344.
Address needed: If anyone has an address for Sebert Jones, please send it to William E. Benson, Benson Associates, 5950 Cedar Springs, #200, Dallas, TX 75235.
Milam McKinney, was born 2 Jan 1842, in Marshall (Harrison Co), TX. He married Sarah Elizabeth Landers 19 Mar 1862. They left Harrison Co ca 1870, and lived in several locations in TX, until they settled at Lake Valley (Sierra Co) NM in 1887. They are buried at Hillsboro, NM. Their children were:
Martha Ida Vilanty, b. 3 Mar 1866
William Columbus, b. 20 Jan 1867
Ella Melissa, b. 1 Sep 1867
George Washington, b. 10 Aug 1873
Sarah Rebecca, b. 3 Nov 1874
Ollie Arlissa, b. 5 Jun 1876
Maude Mae, b. 26 Jun 1878
Nannie Elizabeth, b. 20 May 1880
Charles Arthur, b 14 Mar 1882
A granddaughter of Nannie Elizabeth is searching for Milam’s parents. Could they be William and Sarah McKinney, who migrated from SC to TX? If you have information on this line, please contact Pat Pierce, PO Box 755, Atascadero, CA 93423.
A new member of the Maze is interested in corresponding with anyone researching the McKinney and Clark families of Morgan, Lawrence, and Limestone Counties of Alabama. Contact Clarence Watkins, 110 Valley Way, Statesboro, GA 30458.
Another new member is researching her family. John McKinney, born in Alabama or Tennessee (?), d. 1862 to 1865 in the Civil War. Married Mary Blanton-Blacking-Bracken (?) c 1850 in Alabama. In 1870 census, were in Madison Co., AL in household of Charles Creque, husband of dau. Martha Eliza Jane, b. 1851. A second daughter was Nancy Ann Lucretia, b. 1861. Mary B. (?) was thought to be part Indian, perhaps Choctaw. If you can help this member, please contact Virginia Kelley, 6306 Madison Pike, Huntsville, AL 35806
Need information on parents/family of Harriett McKinney (b. 1800 NC; d. 6 Feb 1847, Schuyler Co., IL) who m. 12 Dec 1817, Guilford Co., NC, Jesse Chipman (b. 13 May 1786, Deep River, Guilford Co., NC; d. 6 Oct 1837, Schuyler Co., IL). Contact Larry Burnett, 2215 R. Market St., #481, San Francisco, CA 94114.
Matthew McKinney, b. 16 Feb 1809 or 1810 in OH; d. 1884, OH. Married Nancy Agness McCreary on 18 Apr 1839, probably OH. Known children are:
Need parents of Matthew McKinney, of Nancy Agness McCreary, and names of six other children. Contact Leta McKinney Adler, 3231 Cheviot-Vista Place, #302, Los Angeles, CA 90034.
McKinney Family Association Library Holdings (Revised April, 1988)
Newsletter, July 1984 – October 1985
Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey
Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey
The Roads of Home, Lanes & Legends of New Jersey
Early Ohio Settlers, Southwestern OH 1800 – 1840
Compendium of Historical Sources
Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement of Virginia, Vols. 1-3
The Early Germans of New Jersey
Virginia Wills Before 1799
The Annals of Staten Island
1860 Census, Ritchie County, West Virginia
Wm. Fee McKinney & Family of Sentry Hill (No. Ire.)
Virginia Court Records in SW Pennnsylvania
Vital Records of Woodbridge, New Jersey
Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650 – 1775
The Scotch Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania
Historic Homes and Old Buildings of Lincoln Co., KY
Wood County, Ohio, Genealogical Guide
1770 – 1790 Cumberland Settlements, Census (TN)
The Descendants of Collin and Daniel McKinney
Daniel McInnnish of North Carolina
The Genealogical Advertiser, 1900 – Vols. 1-4
Scottish Clans and Tartans
Abstracts of North Carolina Wills
The Scotch Irish, Vols. 1 & 2
Charles McKinney & Related Families
The NC Historical & Genealogical Register, V. 1-3
Virginia Genealogies – The Glassel and Related Families
North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina
Year Book of the Holland Society of NY, 1890 – 91
Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Vols. 1-3
The Tartans of the Clans & Families of Scotland
Memoirs of Clan Fingon (MacKinnon)
McKinney Genealogy from McClung Historical Collection, Knox Co., TN, Public Library System
Virginia Vital Records
McKinney, D. B.
Descendants of Daniel Macinnish
McKinney, E. & B.
Five Generations of Henry McKinney’s Descendants, Texas County, MO
McKinney, N. & N.
Alexander McKinney of South Carolina, A Partial Listing of Descendants
Newspaper Indexes, Location & Subject Guide
EIREphile #1, Irish History, Genealogy & Culture
Scots on the Dijk, (Scots Church in Rotterdam)
National Genealogical Inquirer, Alabama Issue
Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of NJ – Marriage Records 1665 – 1800
New Jersey Genesis, 1961 – 1967, in two binders
Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York
McKinney Kith and Kin, Newsletters
Limestone Co., AL, 1860 Federal Census
Some Descendants of Mordecai McKinney
Washington Co., NW Territory, Court of Common Pleas 1795 – 1803
Ohio, The Cross Road of our Nation, 1969, 4 V.
The North Carolina Gazetteer, A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places
North Carolina Taxpayers 1701 – 1786
North Carolina Taxpayers 1679 – 1790
Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families
Genealogical History of Our Ancestors (photocopy of the McKinney chapter)
The Family McKinney
The Sebring Family in the Netherlands
Long Island Genealogical Source Materials
American Colonists in English Records
The Origin & Signification of Scottish Surnames
The History of the Old Scots Church, Freehold, East Jersey 1685-1732 (photocopy)
Tree Climber, Salina, KS, Newsletter
Somerset County (NJ) Genealogical Quarterly (13 issues, Volumes 1-5)
Miscellaneous Ohio McKinney Information
Blatchely Physicians and Pioneers, Descendants of Thomas Blatchely
New Aberdeen or the Scotch Settlement of Monmouth Co., NJ
Gloucester County, NJ, in the Civil War
Historical and Genealogical Miscellany of New York and New Jersey, V 1-5
Surry County (North Carolina Heritage
Timesaving Aid, VA–WV Ancestors, Index of Surnames from Published Sources
Virginians and West Virginians, Vol. 1
Inscriptions on Tombstones & Monuments in the Burying Grounds of 1st Presbyterian Church & St. Johns Ch. At Elizabeth, NJ 1664 – 1892
Genealogical & Local History Books in Print 1985, Vol. 1 & 2
The Ridgerunner, Southern Genealogical Quarterly, 10 Volumes
1776, Genealogical Quarterly, 17 issues
McKinney, Archibald, Washington County, 1823, Book A, p. 47.
McKinney, Harvey, Rush County, 1835, Book 1, p. 98
McKinney, John, Bartholomew County, 1844, Book A, p. 9.
McKinney, Nathaniel, Fayette County, 1824, Book B, p. 22.
McKinney, Patrick, Allen County, 1847, Book 1, p. 129.
Census for Indiana Territory, 1807:
#335 – John McKinney
#601 – Joseph McKinney
1820 Federal Census for Indiana:
1830 Federal Census for Indiana:
John T. McKinney
David T. McKinney
William W. McKinney
1840 Census for Indiana:
L. McKinney, Sr.
Lambkin McKinney, Jr.
John W. McKinney
William S. McKinney
William N. McKinney
Joseph Z. McKiny
Thompson P. McKinney
Hezekiah S. McKinney
James L. McKinney
Wm. W. McKiny
R. P. McKinney
Jas. W. McKinney
Thos. R. McKinney
Wm. W. McKinney
William McKinney, Sr.
D. C. McKinney
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