The McKinney Maze



Vol III #3


Fall 1984


ISSN 0736-2420



Newsletter of the McKinney Family Association






Editor's Notes


Greenville South Carolina News


Bits & Pieces, South Carolina


Bits & Pieces, North Carolina


Some Virginia Gleanings


A New Jersey Chronology


Some New Jersey Notes


Virginia Marriages


Family Groupings


Questions, Questions, Questions


New Members




News & Notes





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 data. To assist and instruct in genealogical research and to publish private and public records and educational articles. Bylaws and Constitution adopted October 1981.


Granted Non-Profit Incorporation, May 3, 1983, by the State of Oklahoma, trustees are: Barbara Pannage Stanfield, E. Neil Stanfield and Richard A. Kipf.



Officers:                     Barbara Pannaqe Stanfield, Coordinator

                                    Patricia McKinney Kirkwood, Editor

                                    Willa Sorenson, Associate Editor

                                    Rosalie Jackson, Registrar – Treasurer

                                    Alice McKinney Fisher, Pedigree & Ancestry Project

                                    Mary McKinney, Librarian, Periodical Chairman

                                    Wilma Cook, Indexing




The Editor is not responsible for the errors of submitted materials, and all such material will be filed in the Association archives and Library Collection. Library materials and donations for research are tax-deductible.




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From The Editor's Notes


Apologies for the lateness of this issue of our publication. There are times when personal and family events take precedence over all other endeavors, and this has been the case in recent months. Surprisingly, I have not had a single letter complaining that an issue has not been received. I thank you all for that.


In answering a 'longish' letter from a member recently, I discovered something that all genealogists should know, and probably don't use often enough. A timeline or chart of events and dates to enable us to see 'at a glance' what was happening to whom and where and when the event happened. I was amazed to see the evolution of information that appeared. Information that had been stored in bits and pieces, that placed into proper sequence, began to emerge as a completed picture. Although far from complete, I am submitting it in this publication in the hope that members will be able to use it with their own information, or add to it for the enlightenment of us all.


We will continue research materials on the Carolinas and VA with this issue, and begin TN and KY materials in the Winter 1984 issue. Please submit your KY and TN queries before Jan 15, 1985 for inclusion. I am also happy to announce that our publication will be indexed in the Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, published by Heritage Books, Inc. of Bowie, MD. This series of books, for those of you who are unfamiliar with them, contain citations from a vast grouping of family publications, historical and genealogical society publications and other materials published for genealogists. Currently, the 1980 and previous indexes are available from the publisher, and the index for 1981 publications will soon be available. This is an indispensable research tool. They should be the first works consulted on any research trip. Not only are they inclusive of family surnames, but also contain citations of location, records, ships lists, etc. Published annually, they are a 'must' in comprehensive research.


We plan a new family ancestry chart for the association, which will be given to each new member, and included in the next issue of the publication. Please submit them to our pedigree chairman so that our records will not only be complete, but uniform.



The Greenville News, Greenville, SC


'Carolina Style' section, Friday, Dec 23, 1983, published an interesting two-page article by Mike Hembree concerning Sunset, SC and includes much information on McKinney's Chapel. Sunset post office serves what was once Nimmons, Eastatoe, Crow Creek, Murphy, Hazel and Sunset. Rough boundaries are now Hwy 178 to the east, Lakes Keowee and Jocassee to the west, the NC border to the north, and the southern corridor bordering Hwy 11 to the south. McKinney's Chapel is described as a small mountain church with a big history, located about a mile from the subject of the article, Cleo Chapman. Built by John McKinney, who settled in the area in 1820, it originally served as a Methodist church and school. (Note in margin: This is Dale McKinney's line and ours)






The Methodist move to bigger and more centralized churches resulted in the closing of McKinney's about 45 years ago, however, years of neglect later began showing on the face and adjacent cemetery. About 18 months ago, Gene and Georgia Chapman decided to attempt restoration of the building. The use of the small restored church is now limited to special services and funerals. Some of the families that have been in the same area for many years are the Chapmans, Boggs, Aikens, Gilstraps, Brassells, Holcombes and Hinkles. (the article is available for loan.) Hannah E. McKinney and William Gravely were married here in 1895 by Rev. Hardin. John McKinney, the founder, was grandfather of Pickens County supervisor, Tom McKinney. John McKinney was from VA and his mother was a sister of Daniel Boone. (handwritten note in margin says the sister of Daniel Boone information is wrong.) The family was prominent in the area, and McKinney settlement was marked on early maps of the Old Pendleton District.


The 1850 Federal Census of Pickens Co., SC includes the following McKinney families . . not complete citation, but a few that may be of help to researchers in this area:


#102, Daniel McKinney, age 74, male, b NY

Sarah, age 77, b SC

Betsy, age 41, b SC

Rachel, age 40, b SC

Sarah, age 27, b SC

Daniel M., age 3, b SC


#123, William McKinney, age 45, b SC

Mary, age 37, b SC

Susan, 17

Lewis, 15, male

Joshua, 13

Jiles, 12

Elizabeth, 9

B___, 6, male

William J., 1


#211, William McKinney, age 38

Mary, 38

Mills (?), 12, male

Watson, 10

Sarah, 9

Melinda, 7

Isaac, 5

Adaline, 2


Bits and Pieces, South Carolina Research


SC naturalization record, Chris McKinney, age 23, from Laine, Ireland, administered Feb 4, 1804.


Edgefield Co Records (Janie Revill), will, Roger McKinnie, probated 1842 names Legate Mariah Mars, Legate James Johnson son of George, David Tedar children, Sampson Wall and his children.


Benjamin McKenney, will, inventory returned Mar 1795, order to sell personal property, at house of Rachel Brazil came into court and relinquished her right




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of administration on the estate of her former husband, Benjamin McKinney, in favor of her son, John McKinney. Bond 150 pounds. Security, Frederick Swearingen, Thomas Adam. Appraisers, Biddy Bush, Arthur Watson, John Salter.


Mordecai McKinney, petit juror, Edgefield court, 1794.


14 Jul 1788, defaulters road work, Timothy McKinney, one day.


Roger McKinney, d. c. 1774, 96 District, SC, m. prob Elinor ?, living in 1789, Edgefield Co., SC. Children:


Roger McKenney, b 1751, PA, had son Roger McKinney, d 1843, Edgefield Co. m. Susan A. ?.

Children: William R. McKenney, Elizabeth K. McKenney.


Timothy McKenney, b 1756, PA had children: Roger, Robert Ditton, Timothy, William Johnson.


Mary McKenney m. prob John Harkins, had son, James


Elinor McKenney m. Samuel Ramsey b ca 1740 d 1788, Edgefield Co., Children:

Matthew Ramsey d 1797 Edgefield m Sarah Robinson, son Matthew

William d ca 1827, Abbeville Co., SC

James Ramsey 1783-1851, m 1803 Mary Quattelbaum

John d bef 1797


                                    Compiled by James Ramsey, TX



Congratulations are in order: Billie Beard of Hugo, OK, has established Mordecai McKinney of SC, as a new Revolutionary War Patriot in DAR. Believed to be son of William McKinney, grandson of Mordecai McKinney, he married Elisabeth Dills dau of Johannes Dills off Lebanon Township, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Mordecai served as a private in Col. Thompson's Regiment of Rangers, Company of Capt. Ely Kershaw and was in camp at Mineral Springs 7 Aug 1775. Military records show Mordicae in 1775 as age 24, 5'7Ó, born in MD. The only known (at this time) child of Mordecae and Elizabeth Dills McKinney was Katherine, b 1775 in NJ. She married William Cox in 1794 in SC. Mordecai is shown in the Edgefield District of SC in 1790 and in 1800 living in Pendleton District. William Cox and family moved to GA about 1820 and Mordecai and Elisabeth followed. As a 'deed of love' from William Cox provided them a home in Habersham Co as long as they lived. Mordecai's will dated Feb 1825 was filed 9 Sep 1828 in Habersham Co., GA.


1790 Federal Census gives Mordecai McKinney in 1796 District with one male over 16 years, 2 males under 16 years, and four females.


1810 Pendleton District, Pickens census give: #236, Mordicai McKinney with one male 10-16 years; one male 45 and over; one female under ten years and one female 4-5 and over. Other McKinneys listed in the same census are James, James, Daniel, Alex McKinney


1820 Pendleton District census lists Keneth, John, James (2), Tom, Daniel, Duncan, Alice, Charles, Patsy and Fountain McKinney.


1840 Pickens Co census lists Mordicai McKinney with 3 males under the age of five years, one male 5-10 years, and one male 30-40 years along with other McKinney families of Thomas, James (2), John, Chesly D., Preston, Charles, Fountain, William, Zachariah, Daniel and Perry.


1850 Pickens Co Census lists Mordica McKinney age 44, Margaret age 42 with children: John 17, W. M. 15, Francis 13, Zachary 12, Catherine 10, Melinda 8, Frederick W. 6, Elizabeth 2.




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North Carolina Bits & Pieces


Surry Co, Mt. Airy area Cemeteries: Gaston McKinney d 1934

James Allen McKinney d Nov 17, 1958

William Preston McKinney, d Mar 27, 1926

Sarah Elizabeth McKinney, d Mar 27, 1926 (?)


Quaker Records, Minutes and the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford Co., NC and Westerfield MM. (Westfield was named as 'the west field of New Garden MM):

Sarah Pinson b Jan 18, 1781, daughter of Richard and Maacah Pinson, New Garden

Sarah, dau of Richard and Maacha Pinson, Surry Co., Westfield MM, married James McKinney, son of Jeams and Mary McKinney (no birthdate given), 23rd day, 12th month, 1801.


Children of Jeams and Sarah McKinney, Westfield MM are given as, Galen b 10-2-1803; Ira b 3-29-1805; Nathan b 7-19-1807, d 1-24-1808; Mary b 9-15-1809; Joel L. b 10-14-1811 d 8-12-1812; James Monroe b 9-22-1815.


Westfield MM, earlier known as Tom's Creek Preparative Meeting was located in Surry Co near the VA line. Westfield did not have monthly meeting status until 1786 but was a local meeting for worship under the New Garden meeting in Guilford Co from 1771-1786, which explains why the first Pinson family records appear in Guilford rather than in Surry. From the curator of the Quaker Collection at Guilford College, Aug 1973.


4 Nov 1782, Power of Attorney to Spencer Ball from David Humphries to make a deed to Joel Gurley and Ratliff Boone, one tract, 200 acres whereon Joel Gurley now lives, 200 acres whereon Ratliff Boone now lives, 50 acres called the Hollow Spring, adjacent to Boone's tract all on Rutledge Creek. Note: locates Ratliff Boone, the father of Mary Boone who married James McKinney and settled in SC.

Osborn McKinney b Beaufort Co., NC 26 Aug 1828, third son of John and Sarah Bates McKinney, b NC, removed to Knox Co., KY, then to Calhoun Co., IL, d 1860. Osborn m. Sarah J. Huff, 11 Jan 1859.


13 Oct 1783, Grant William Bingham, 200 Acres on Buck Island Creek including his improvements (father of Polly Bingham?)


North Carolina Marriages, Clemens

Rebecca McKenna, George Julian, 9 Apr 1791, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Nathaniel McKinney, ___ Smith, 12 Nov 1792, Guilford Co., NC

Seth McKinney, Jane Merchant, 14 Jan 1800, Mecklenburg Co., NC

William McKinney, Elinor James, 13 Feb 1790, Guilford Co., NC


Colony of North Carolina, 1735-1764, Abstracts of Land Patents (Hofmann)

634, p 106, James Oates 23 Feb 1754, 275 acres in Johnston Co. on the S side of Neuse River, joining his own corner and William McKinney


4716, p 65, William McKinny, 28 Sep 1754, 300 acres in Johnston Co. on the South Rownabout, joining on or near his own line, the River bank, and Thomas Roberts.


4723, p 66, William McKinney 28 Sep 1754, 250 acres in Johnston Co. on the E side of Falling Creek, joining Cabbin branch, the Crooked Marsh, Bass's line and Little Marsh.


6197, p 427 Richard Spaight, 24 Apr 1762, 170 acres in Dobbs Co. on the S side of Neuse River and in the lower S roundabout, joining Wm. McKinney, his own line, the sd river and a point opposite to the mouth of the Little River




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2233, p 81 Benjm Mckinie, 2 Apr 1741, 640 acres in Edgecombe Co. joining Haysworth's line, Connahonaro Swamp, Steven's line, and Mr. Forster


2553, p 157, Richard Grandon, 15 Nov 1743, 640 acres in Edgecombe Co. joining the S side of Stephens Pocoson, Benja McKinne, James Joiner, and the Briery Branch


17225, p70, John McKinney 25 Apr 1764, 300 acres in Craven, joining the landing formerly Lillingtons, the Main Road, Powels line, and the thoroughfare on Neuse River below the Tar landing.


566, p96, William Barnit 23 Feb 1754, 300 acres in Anson Co. on the N side of Cataba River on the Branches of Cain Creek, joining Thomas McKenny and the sd Creek.


1607, p 16 Barnaby Mackenny 5 Apr 1720, 90 acres in Chowan Precinct on the N side of Mora tuck River, joining the NE side of the Mill Swamp. Witnesses Charles Eden, Thos. Pollock, Wm. Reed, Richd Sanderson, Fra Foster


2297, p 191 Barnaby Mackenne Jr. 1 Feb 1725, 525 acres in Bertie precinct on the North side of Elk Marsh, joining the marsh. Witnesses: ?. R. Everard, Wm. Reed, C. Gale, J Lovick, E. Moseley, F. Foster, R. Sanderson, T. Harvey, J. Palin, H. Clayton.


2394, p210, Barnaby Mackinne, 1 Feb 1725, 188 acres in Bertie precinct on the South side of Morattock River joining John Mackinne, a Branch, and the lower Elk Marsh, same witnesses as above.


2475 p230, Barnaby Mackinne 30 Jul 1726, 640 acres in Bertie Precinct on the N side of Morattock River joining John Hawthorne, Hoggins, Colo. Maule, the mouth and side of Occoneechee Swamp, and the sd river. Same witnesses


2477, p230, Barnaby Mackinne 30 Jul 1726, 550 acres on the S side of Morattock River in Bertie precinct, joining my son Richard Mackinne, Holly, Rayford, Col. William Maule, and the Great Cypress swamp called Conoconaro.


2478, p231, Major Barnaby Mackinne 30 Jul 1726, 640 acres in Bertie precinct on the S side of Morattock River, joining Brown and the sd river, witnesses R. Everhard, C. Gale, E. Moseley, J. Blount, R. West, J. Lovick


2479, 2480, 2481, Major Barnaby Mackinne 2_ ____ __23 and 24 Jul 1, 2_, __ctal __ ____ acres, same location, same witnesses, joining Brown


2548, p248 Barnaby Mckinney 24 Jul 1728, 64_ acres, same location, joining Joseph Joyner


2555, p249, Barnaby Mckinnie 14 Aug 1728, 100 acres on the South side of Morattock River on a branch of Fishing Creek called Beaver Dam Creek in Bertie precinct, joining the sd creek in the great bend of the sd Creek, witnesses, P.? Everard


2569, p252, Barnaby Mackinne 2 Aug 1726, 640 acres on the S side of Morattock in Bertie precinct, joining Colo William Maule, William Brown and the Meanders of the sde river (same witnesses as 2297)


2393, p210, John Mackinne 1 Feb 1725, 308 acres in Bertie


2482, p232, John Mackinne 24 Jul 1728, 100 acres in Bertie precinct on the S side of Morattock, joining John Holley, Leadvetter and David Bunn


2483, p232, John Mackinne, 24 Jul 1728, 250 acres, N side of Morattock, joining William Boon


1888, p87, Michael Mckenny, 1721, 122 acres on ye S side of Moratock River joining ye W side of Lookinglgass Swamp, witnesses C. Eden, Wm. Reed, Richd Sanderson, Fra Foster, J. Lovick


2476, p230, Richard Mackinne 2 Aug 1726, 550 acres (same as 2475)





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Some Virginia Gleanings


15 Oct 1800, Grayson Co., VA: Jesse McKinney (note: probably Stanfield's line) of Surry Co., NC to Stephen Stone of Grayson Co., VA, $40.00 for 100 acres, Grayson Co, Elk Creek, adjoining Eller Corner, Gish Corner, Hacklerstand. (Signed) Jesse McKinney, witnesses: Martin Dickinson, Jeremiah Stone, Jr., Jeremiah Stone, Sr. Recorded Jan, 1801.


Bedford Co Wills: Edward Bright, probated Oct 1784, wife, Mary Ann. Children: Charles, Mary (Gaddy), Rebecca (Woodword), Sarah (Woodward), Mildred (Watts), Elenor (M'Kinney), grandson, Charles Bright.


Grayson Co Wills: Amos Ballard, Feb 1850, names Byron Ballard, probated 1817.


William Bourne, probated Jun 1836: names sons William, Stephen. Daus, Polly (Dickinson), Milley (M'Kinney), Celia (Johnston), Patience (Thomas), Charity (Bla?)(Blair), Elizabeth (Hail)(or Hale), Frances (Hail).


John Kenny, will probated Nov. 1820 names wife, Elenor, children: William, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jane (Ballard), Eleanor (Dick).



A New Jersey Chronology (Partial)


1651    Henry McKinney, age 21, settled in Braintree, Massachusetts

1653    John Mackenna of Galway, Ireland, removed from Massachusetts to Kittery Point, Maine

1657    Andrew Mackeny married Elizabeth Teague, Barbadoes

1659    William McKinney, Daniel McKinney indentured removed to MD from Scotland bought land MD 1665

1675    John Mackenny of Barbadoes, buys land in NJ near Woodbridge

1668    Daniel Mackenny of Barbadoes, buys land near Piscataway NJ

Daniel Makenny, settler in Piscataway, associated with William Wetherell of Bristol, Massachusetts, also with Eddy family of same

1673    David Makany signs as witness for oath of allegiance of Roeles Sebering, Sep 7, Piscataway

1672    John Kenny of Whippany signs letter to Gov. Carteret

1670    John Mckinney buys land in Newark

1669    David Makany, deed for land on Whitewood Hill in Piscataway, also 60 acres near N branch of Raraton Valley

1678    Daniel McKinen, oath of allegiance to Crown states he is of the 'family Makany' of NJ bought land of John Smith

1679    John and Susanna Mckenny bap son Cornelius, Bridgetown, Barbadoes, St. Michael's Parish

            John Mckenny, son of Owen, marries 1680, Bridgetown

            Alexander, witness will in 1680, Bridgetown

1685    Scots settlement near Matawan, Raritan, began

            William Maccaney marries Margaret Riley, Springfield, Massachusetts

            John Mackeny of Newark, deceased 9 Mar 1685, will names dau Hannah, wife of Thos. Johnson

            Daniel Makany, John Makany, James Makany, own land in Woodbridge and Piscataway






1685    David Makany changes name to W. John Ilsley (of Whitewood Hill)

            John Kennie arrives in East Jersey on 'Henry & Francis'

1689    David Mckeny living in Piscataway

1692    Mary McKinney in Barbadoes records along with Katherine and Darby McKinney

1698    Feb: Daniel McKinney of Hunterdon Co witnessed will of Henry Gascoigne, Order book 14, Northampton Co. VA (of NJ).

Geo. Willocks from 'Kinny' in Scotland bought land in Somerset Co called Peapack Patent, title was legalized in 1701. George died in 1729, George Leslie his nephew disposing of some of the land in 1751.

1700    Daniel McKenney located in Bridgetown, Barbadoes

1701    Alexander Keney of Elizabethtown bought land and lived in Woodbridge using Mckinney and Keney, interchangeably.

David Mckenny of Readington lived on Road to Piscataway, will of 1748 names wife Jean, brother Wm. McKenney. Will witnessed by Cornelius Lowe, Peter Kinney, Peter Lowe, Andreas Teneyck, Cornelius Kinney, Elizabeth Kenny. (David Mckenny also used surname Kinne)

1706    Rev. Francis Makemie, established Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia

1709    Cornelius Mckenny witnesses will in NJ – he of VA

            Alexander Mckenny witnesses will in NJ – he of VA

            Alexander Mckinney, creditor of estate of J. Shepard, Dec 7th

            Alex. Keney witnesses will of John Norton, 7 Dec., Woodbridge

1711    West Jersey Company formed in London, Scots land at Raritan Bay by way of Woodbridge and Piscataway, removed up river to Hunterdon Co.

1713    Wm. Ilsley (David McKinney), petition signer, NY Colonials to NJ

            Jan (John) McKinney bap, Readington Reformed Ch, son of Mordecai and Mary Sebering McKinney

1714    John Mackenney cited as one of the 1st settlers in Somerset Co. (Monette)

1715    Baptism of Willem Mckinney, son of Maria and Mordecai McKinney

            John Mckenney marries widow, Alice Heard, in Barbadoes

1717    Baptism of Daniel, son of Mordecai and Maria

1719    John Mackenney listed as freeman in Rhode Island

            Baptism of Jacob (James) McKinney, son of Maria and Mordecai

1721    Baptism of Ann McKinney, dau of Maria and Mordecai

1725    Baptism of David at Freehold & Monmouth DRC, son of Maria & Mordecai

            Mordecai Sr. buys land from John Purcell at North branch of the Raritan

                        (wills to grandson, Mordecai in 1760)

            Mary McKinney marries Thomas Harris in Tuscarora, PA

1727    Baptism of Mordecai Jr. at Harlingen Reformed Church, son of Maria and Mordecai

Mordecai and sons listed in Janeway Journals as purchasers of supplies at the Janeway Store listed as being near Bound Brook through 1746. (Mordecai was described as 'Mordecah of the mountains')

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1732    John McKinney witnesses will of John Sebern/Severn 29 May, Bedminster, Somerset Co.

1733    Samuel Kenny of Elizabethtown, widow Pheby. Will witnessed by Benjamin Burt of Somerset Co.

(Benjamin Burt also witnessed the purchase by Mordecai of the property located on the north branch in 1725). Samuel's debtors included: Jacob Sebering, William McCanes, Lawrence Kenney, Jacob TenEyck, Peter Kenny, Daniel Sebering, John Campbell, John Bodine

1738    Morristown, NJ (Elizabethtown). Will: Alexander Kene mentions Thomas Kenny of Elizabethtown and John Kenny of Hanover, Hunterdon Co.

Daniel McKinney served in the French & Indian Wars (Bodge), served in the NY area, listed as resident in Kenne, NH

1740    Mary McKinney marries James Ward, Gloucester Co., NJ

1741    Daniel McKinney, shipped from Scotland to Maryland

            Middletown, Old Presbyterian Burying Ground – John Mckinney died 1741, born Ireland

1742    Will of Joseph Goodwin, Salem Co., executor, John McKinney

1744    Francis McKinney, heir of Wm. Miller, 13 Mar (New Jersey)

1746    Donald McKinney listed as militia man from PA, in Albany age 30, b Scotland (birthdate, 1716)

1745    May 1, Monday, lots on Peapack patent, Mordecai bought land, (McKinney), upper end of Draykes (belonged to Johnston's father's estate), also part of John Johnston's land (brother of Andrew), lies between Draykes and Tunis Post (orig. Dunster). This must have been property near Lebanon, when they moved to Hunterdon from Somerset Co.

1749    7 Aug, Wm. McKenny of Somerset marries Hannah Fenwick, dau of Daniel?

            Wm. McKinney marries Hannah Ten Eyck?

            William McKinney in Lamington pew rents

1750    Mordica McKinney born in Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., marries John Anderson, son of William Anderson

            Jacobus Kinne and Neltje Hoogland bap Lea, wit. Maria York

            (This couple baptized son Jacobus, Jan 7, 1733)

1751    John and Jane Mckenny of Wilmington, DE, witness baptism of Cain McKinne and marriage of Mary Hiery (dau of Cain McKinney and Mary). Mary b 11 Mar year unknown.

            Jacobus Kinne and Lena Baptise Lena, Readington

1753    Barney Mckinney, Pilesgrove, Salem Co., near Richman's Mills, rented land belonging to Samuel Purviance

            Daniel and Rebecca Macenne, bap son Nicholas at Somerville, Raritan. (Their marriage record gives name as Daniel McKinzie)

            William McKinney mentioned in Elizabethtown business, was in Peapack Patent 1753 and in Bridgewater in 1751.

1754    Mordecai McKinney Sr. living on lot 64, Lebanon Twp

1755    Robert McKinney in NJ Court records

            NY muster rolls show Daniel, Kain, Hezekiah McKinney from CT

            John, Daniel and David (wife Mary) McKinney from NJ in F & I wars (listed in Bodge)




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1756    Daniel McKinney in Deerfield, Mass., d 1756

1759    Mordecai McKiney Sr writes will

1760    Mordecai McKinney will probated, May

            Mary McKinney dies before 1768 when Antje marries Nehemiah Dunham and brothers David and Mordecai grant bond for marriage

1761    Hannah, dau of Daniel and Rebecca Macenne, b Oct 18 in Morristown

1762    November, Daniel and Colin McKinney, sell 250 acres, lot #5, in Sussex Co – sold at public venue on courthouse steps (Newton, NJ)

1770    Jane McKinney marries Laodywick Willers of NY

1773    Mordica McKinney of Hunterdon (Mrs. John Anderson) in New Tennant Ch in Freehold & Monmouth

1779    John McKinney marries Elizabeth Wyckoff

            Jacob McKinney marries Sarah Wyckoff, she marries 2nd, Abraham Post

1784    David McKinney of Sussex Co marries Margaret Shipman

1788    Anna Mckeney marries Samuel Hardin

            William McKinney marries Catherine Geren, Monmouth Co

Arthur McKinney marries Catherine Geren, Monmouth Co

1789    Arthur McKinney marries Elizabeth ?

1791    William McKinney and Catherine Amey, bap son Benjamin, Freehold

1796    Vincent McKinney marries Mabel King, Salem

1799    Jacob McKinney of Somerset, marries Sara Wyckoff

1800    William McKinney marries Catherine Young, Sussex

            Anna McKinney marries Joseph Wyckoff

1803    Selly McKinney marries Samuel Rea

1809    Elisabeth McKinney marries Phillip Teneck

1808    Catey McKinney marries Joseph Davis of Montgomery Co., NY

1810    John McKinney marries Elsey Johnson

1811    Jane McKinney marries Daniel McCox, Essex Co.

1815    James M. McKinney marries Ann Hunt of Orange Co., NY

1820    John McKinney, buried Readington Reformed Cemetery, wife, Elizabeth Wyckoff (d 1809 age 44), dau of John and Mary and secondly, Elshe d 1854, 86.8.1, buried in Newell Burying Ground, Readington

1837    Daniel McKinney marries Elizabeth Hall



Some additional information:

Mordecai Sr. sold land (partial) to Dumont, Lot 64, Branchburg Tsp.

1775, John Davies bought land from Mordecai McKinney and wife, Elizabeth, recorded in 1789, Lebanon Twp.

+Rebecca Macenne was Rebecca Emmons/Emmins


Some Readington Baptisms to be included here:

1760, Mar 2, Willem McKinney, Annatee, son, William

1777, Jun 22, ____ and Elesebet Mackinne, dau Sara

1786, Apr 17, John McKinney and Elizabeth Wyckoff, Isaack

1788, Jan 28, John Mackenny and Elisabeth, Rebecca


Freehold Records:

Benjamin, bap 22 Mar 1791, of William and Catherine Amey McKinney


Newell Burying Ground, located between Stanton and Stanton Station, 5 miles north of Flemington, belonged to the Reformed Church of Stanton.






Some Additional New Jersey Notes


Tombstone of John McKinney, died AD 1820 (no birthdate given), wife, Elizabeth Wyckoff, dau of John and Margaret Wyckoff. Elizabeth d Jul 11, 1809 in the 44th year of her age, therefore, John was probably b ca same date of 1765. Their dau Jane, b Feb 9, 1802, baptized Apr 13th, Readington Reformed Church. Dau Aletta (Lette) Studiford, b Feb 3, 1804, baptized May 13, 1804 at Readington. Other children were Rebecca (Stevens), Mary (Rockefeller), Ann (Van Middleworth), son Wyckoff. Wyckoff is buried at St. James Lutheran Church yard, NJ, also known as the Straw Lutheran Church. (St. James Lutheran Church was the church which Mary Salmon belonged – mother of the son Henry McKinney, illeg. and ack'd. by Mordecai McKinney).


Rebecca McKinney Stevens had dau Elizabeth van Arsdale b Jun 24, 1826. John Wyckoff, baptized Oct 9, 1743, d 1832, father of Margaret McKinney, resided at Readington and had children John, Margaret, Mary and Jane. From the Rockefeller Genealogy: Abraham Rockefeller born Somerville, NJ 1788 died in Tompkins co., NY Sep 16, 1844, married 1st, Mary McKinney Welch who died in Ulysses, NY in 1821. He married 2nd, Louise Felps. Children: John b 1814; Maria b 1816; William; Andrew; Eliza; Irving W. b 1822; Ann b 1824; Charles.



Materials in old correspondence from Blanche Beal Lowe (12 Generations of Lowe) state:


ÒShunned by the well established coastal citizens, most Scots crossed the Raritan River into Monmouth Co and settled in the back country hills which reminded them of home, the settlement in Scotch Plains being an exception.Ó Mrs. Lowe also mentions Kain McKinney b 1638 and wife, Anne MacDonald with son Mordecai and John Collin McKinney and Mary Elizabeth McDonald with son named Mordecai (both b ca 1685-1690).


Mordecai McKinney, Jr. 'married a relative of John Thompson's wife, Agnes Bodine'. By 1760, David and Rebecca Lane mortgaged their NJ property and migrated to Sunbury, PA where the oldest grave in the cemetery is their son, James, who died in 1775. The Lowe family followed in 1773. Mordecai Jr. settled in Muncy, PA near his oldest daughter Mary and her husband, John Buckalow. In 1778 he went to Harrisburg and settled at Paxtang and died in 1782.


John and Mary McKinney Buckalow escaped to MD ca 1779 in Harford Co they purchased a mill. Catherine McKinney Lowe visited her brother in Alexandria, VA. Mordecai's son Mordecai III lived in Middletown, PA and brother, Jacob settled near Ithaca NY. The Lowes moved to Elmira, NY after 1790. Catherine wrote in 1816 from Ithaca to her eldest son, Mordecai Lowe, 'you doubtless heard of William's embarrassments and that Jacob McKinney has the factor in his hands, and I expect will dive it on smartly and pay William's debts and make something hansome for himself (William Lowe). Jacob was either brother or nephew of Catherine. They tended a place for McKinney at Halsey's Mills.






Catherine McKinney Lowe and Cornelius had the following children:

Dau, b and d Sep 4, 1778

Mordecai Low, Dec 18, 1779                       (From Lowe Family bible)

Wm. Low, Feb 15, 1782

Catherine, Mar 11, 1784

Anna Low, Apr 11, 1786

Agnes Low, Mar 30, 1788

John Low, Dec 12, 1790

Dau, d Aug 6, 1792

Jacob McKinney Low, d 1794, 5 months after birth

Vincent Low, Jan 7, 1796



Agnes Bodine McKinney, Mar 6, 1772

Mordecai Jr., Apr 4, 1782

Wm. McKinney, Oct 17, 1783

Agnew McKinney Cownover, Apr 22, 1813

Jacob McKinney, d 1800

Ann McKinney, wife of Michael Elder, Nov 12, 1813

Catherine McKinney Low, d May 3, 1838, 80 yrs 5 mos


Mordecai McKinney m Agnes Bodine Nov 9, 1752

Catherine McKinney m Cornelius Lowe Sep 20, 1777


John McKinney, b Sep 17, 1753, d Aug 6, 1759

Mary McKinney, b Oct 24, 1755

Catharine McKinney, b Oct 6, 1757

John McKinney, b Jan 17, 1760

Jacob McKinney, b Jan 25, 1762

Mordecai McKinney, b Mar 18, 1764

Agnes, b Apr 11, 1766

William McKinney, b Jun 11, 1768

Ann McKinney, b Jul 21, 1770


Major Mordecai McKinney appears several times as one of a 13 member court martial panel War of 1812, Delaware Archives, but the records have no apparent genealogical value.


W. B. (will book) 32, 448, File #68, Rebecca McKinney, late of Sunbury, 10-5-1820, will probated May 27, 1823 names heirs Abraham, Mary, Elizabeth, heirs of deceased son John (PA Archives)


NJ marriages, Sussex Co:

John McKenan, Catherine Maxnan (?), 13 Sep 1795

Hannah McKinney, Benjamin Warne, 24 Feb 1796, J. P Kline, JP

Levi Kenney, Margaret Decker, 27 Mar 1798, Silas Southworth, minister of Wantage (?)


Lower Delaware Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, 1850 census shows Mordecai McKinney age 40, associate judge, b PA, living in Armstrong household.





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Virginia Taxpayers (Fothergill) 1782-1787:

            Collin McKinney, 1 poll tax, p 84



Some Virginia Marriages 1700-1799, Cecil D. McDonald Jr., Seattle, WA 1974, Submitted by Rosalie Jackson


P14      James McKinney, Lucy Hurst, 9 Dec 1795, Halifax Co.

P15      Alexander McKenney, Catherine Baker, 1799, Rockbridge Co.

P15      William McKinney, Caty Sanford, 12 Jan 1797, Charlotte Co.

P17      John McKinney, Mary Wiseman, 1792, Harrison Co.

P51      Daniel McKinney, 17 Apr 1792, bond for Tyra Jennings & Hannah McKinney

P62      Daniel McKinney, Rachel Gilbert, 4 Jan 1788, bond by John Gilbert

            Entered by James McKinney for Daniel

            Jeremiah McKinney, Fanny Womack, dau of Richard, 3 Dec 1803

            John McKinney, Hannah B. Hutcherson, 14 Oct 1793, bond by John McKinney

            And Daniel McKinney, witnessed by Henry and Daniel McKinney

P63      Presly McKinney, Molly Roberson, i.e. McKinney, bond 5 Jun 1797 by

            Presly McKinney, consent by Joseph McKinney father of the bride

            Vincent McKinney, Elizabeth Staples, bond 27 Aug 1801

            Wm. McKinney, Patsy Williamson, bond 17 Nov 1783, consent by Francis

            Williamson, witness, David M. Williamson



Some Family Groupings – Researched and submitted by Rosalie Jackson


John McKinney Lt. Col., b 17 Dec 1759, Caroline Co., VA m Sarah Taliaferro, d 25 Nov 1833, Newport, Campbell Co., KY, Rev. War Patriot, enlisted 1778 at age 19, was a lieutenant in the PA line. Source: Wolfe, Barbara Shull, Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors of Indiana DAR, Logansport, IN 1977, p431: He was a member of the Order of Cincinnati, documents signed by George Washington, H. Knox, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and in possession of the family, testifying to valuable services rendered his country, also certificate of membership to said order mentioned 25 Apr 1812, #E, was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Purchases, USA. In 1805 he was appointed Lt. Co., Commandant of the State Militia of the District of Columbia. Source DAR Lineage Records #261682, Juliet Bohannen Spink.


Sallie, b 1782 KY m Francis Taliaferro Helm

Helen, b 1784 KY m ? Bankhead

John Taliaferro, b 18 Mar 1785 KY m Sarah Augusta Mayo

Agnes, m Taylor Berry

Mary, m John Taliaferro



John McKinney b 1777 Scotland, m Nancy ?, b ca 1781, Roane Co., TN, d 1821, will dated 22 Oct 1821, Kingston, Roane Co., TN.


Sarah, m James C. Francis

Elisha, b 5 Aug 1810, Roane Co., m Mary Howard

James, b 15 Mar 1803, Roane Co., m Sarah Hawkins

Annias, b 1 Dec 1805, Roane Co., m Elizabeth Howard

Dr. Jesse Swisher, b 19 Aug ?, m Adeline Wright

Dicey, b 17 Apr 1809, m Henry Todd

Rebecca, b 23 Oct 1812, m Wm. Ervin

Nancy, b 22 Aug 1815

Sarah, b 30 Mar 1817


            Source: LDS Records of Clarence Hogan

            Descendant: Elaine McKinney Jacobson, CA



John McKinney, b 1735, Frederick Co., VA, m Elizabeth McDowell, dau of Joseph and Margaret O'Neil McDowell of Burke Co., VA. John died ca 1805 in Fishing Creek, SC.


Charles, b 1776, m Rachel Inman

Rebecca, M Jacob Cooper Jr.

Hannah, b ca 1765, m Hugh Chrisman, Sep 1792, d 1835, Jessamine Co., KY

                                                (Note: Pattie Hurst')


DAR #121845 (1916) Vol 122, p 267

Children of John and Elizabeth McDowell McKinney were submitted on LDS records and give the following children of their son, Charles:

William, b prob 1803, m 1820, Margaret E. Anderson, d 1859


George b 1826

Charles Lafayette

Wm. Marshall b 1835





John McKinney, also spelled McKinnie, born in New Bern, NC and married Elizabeth Pope. Dau Eliza m James Gardner. Served as grand juror on the Salisbury circuit, 1776, DAR #9521; #19558; #19559



John McKinney, b 1798 Warren Twp., Warren Co., PA, m Elizabeth Andrews (1804-1878), and died 1877, Sparta Twp., Crawford Co., PA. One son known:

John Andrews McKinney, b 1829 Warren Co., m Martha J. Russell

Martha, b 1823 NY, d 1849, Lee Center, Lee Co., IL

Issue: Elizabeth McKinney b 1857 Pinegrove, Warren Co., d 1923 in West Brooklyn Twp., Lee Co., IL



John McKinney, b ca 1766, Northcumberland Co., PA, m Jane Laird b ca 1764 Dauphin Co., PA. John d 1818. Children:

John, b 1791, Dauphin co., PA, m Nancy Wallace

James Harris, b 11 Jun 1793, Dauphin co., PA, m Ruth Ferguson


Andrew C. McKinney b 9 Feb 1824, North Co., PA, m Elizabeth W. Crawford, b ca 1828, Lockhaven, PA, Andrew d 5 Jan 1903, Jersey Shore, PA.

Their Issue:

Virginia Ruth, b 23 Feb 1858, Lockhaven, d 1859

Elizabeth Crawford, b 1860

James Harris, b 7 Oct 1861, Lockhaven, d 1863, m Rebecca McKee

George Crawford, b 25 Mar 1865, m Cora Betts

John Graham, b 1867, m Florence Robinson

Mary F., b 26 Nov 1867

Robert R. b 15 Sep 1872, m Beulah Camp

William H., b 1 Feb 1875




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John McKinney ancestors believed to have come from Kilkenny Co., Ireland, Loyalists. John Jr. b Harrison Co., VA.

John III1 b 1792 Shelby Co., KY, married Mary Wiseman. Children:

George Washington McKinney b 1803 m 1829, Lucinda Davis, d 1878

Descent to Benoi McKinney b 1835 and Roseannah Howsley; Son, Wm.

Temple McKinney b 15 Jun 1872 Knox Co IL m Emma Jones; grdson,

Corey McKinney b 1903, Seattle Washington.

James McKinney2 b ca 1800 KY, m Sarah Hibler and Sarah Wiseman. Issue:

Mary Ellen b 1845

Nancy Catherine b 1849

Benjamin b 1852


Source: Jean Langford, CA



John A. McKinney, b 1780 VA, m Eleanor Baker, 3 Dec 1811, Madison Co., AL


Walton Harris McKinney b 30 Aug 1812, Madison Co., AL


Columbus B.

John M.

Brooks S., m Harriet Jones, 1847

America C.

Letitia S.

Eleanor B.


Children of Walton Harris McKinney d 11 Nov 1902, Madison Co., and wife, Sarah Clayton:

Harriet, b 18 Dec 1846, d 27 Sep 1848

Robert B. b 20 Feb 1849

John Benjamin b 16 Oct 1833 MS, m 29 Oct 1861, Malinda McKnight. Issue:

Ellie D.

John Edward

Wm. Walton

Carrie Linda


James Baker

Mary Elizabeth




John 'Wildcat' McKinney, b Staunton, VA, m ? McPheeters, dau of Alexander. D 27 Sep 1825, Bourbon Co., KY. Pioneer Families of Missouri, Wm S. Bryan and Robert Soe, St. Louis, Brand, Bryan & Company 1876:


P 220   John McKinney, b Staunton, VA in Revolutionary War, settled in Lexington, KY, married a Mexican woman. In 1809, moved to MO. Son, Alexander McKinney m. Nancy Bryan of Warren Co. Hus dau, Elizabeth m. John King, Marthasville. John traveled back and forth to KY.


P 209 James Calloway, son of Flanders and Jemima Boone Calloway, m. Elizabeth Caton. Emmaline m. Haydon Boone (son of squire); Valeria m John Bryan (son of Henry); James m Mary McKinney, dau of Alexander, a banker at Mexico, MO.



Boone Family History, Hazel Spraker, gives:


P 157   James Calloway m Mary McKinney, daughter of Alexander and Nancy. Alexander b 6 Oct 1787, Bourbon Co., KY, m 3 Mar 1814, Nancy Bryan, b 1 Aug 1797, KY (dau of Jonathan and Mary Hughes Bryan). Alexander d 7 Dec 1840, Charlotte's Creek, Warren Co.



Jonathan b 1815, m Nancy Owens

John Campbell, b 28 Aug 1816 m Sarah Jane Jackman, Eliz. Campbell (sic, should be Arnold)

Mary Jane, b 13 Jul 1818, m James Callaway







Levina B., b ca 1820, m George W. McWilliams

Julia Ann, b ca 1824, m James Harnett

Harvey C., b 1826, m July M. Ewing

Zerelda H., b ca 1828

Alexander W., b ca 1830 In

Martha, b ca 1834, IN, m ? Taylor



Alexander's siblings were Elizabeth who married John King in Marthasville, MO and Harvey McKinney.


Additional Sources: Boone-Wilhite Family Group Sheets, LDS; Index to 1830 MO census, Microfilm #72, p39 (LDS), History of MO, Vol. II, by Houck; Kentucky Historical Society Register, 1975, The Great West (Boone) 1965, DAR Revolutionary Patriot Index, History of Fayette Co. (Shane & Ware), Filson Club History, History of Bourbon Co., KY (1882), History of Fayette Co., KY (1882).


John 'Wildcat' McKinney, one of KY's most colorful teachers, famed for his epic struggle with and strangulation of a wildcat in his Lexington schoolhouse, settled at Clintonville in the 1780's. He tutored children at his Greenbrier home and often depicted KY as a land of peace and plenty. Wounded in Dunmore's War, several ribs broken at the Battle of the Point, he taught school on ground where old Fayette Co. courthouse was built, 40 steps from the east gate of Old Fort at Lexington. He moved to MO in 1808, took up Spanish land grants and returned to KY in 1811. He lived on Green Creek in Bourbon Co. and was a member of the old Green Creek Church near Clintonville. He came to KY with 300 others including Samuel McClure (wife was an Alexander), John Boyd, Isaac Cunningham and James Wallace. Some relatives went to Southern IN and settled there. John traveled through IL into MO and returned to KY. Relatives in Indiana were Alexander McKinney and David Spurgeon. John was a member of the 1st KY legislature from Bourbon Co. in 1792.



Questions, Questions, Questions




Thomas Forseith McKinney b 13 Sep 1841, Sterling tsp. Brown Co., OH, m Martha Jane Wilson 24 Oct 1860, Brown Co., also lived Bluffton, Wells Co., IN, d 28 Apr 1911, Harrison, Wells Co. Known ch Ada, 1862; Charles W, 1865; Clara, 1867; James W, 1869; Edward S, 1872; Hamer, 13 Feb 1874. Seeking all info – will ex. Mrs. Wm. McKinney, IN





Thomas F. (as above), dau Martha had twin sis Mary, seeking info on families, who were Thomas' pts, possibly William and Hannah Russell McKinney? As above



James H. McKinney b 1805 Londonderry, Ireland, wife, Margaret, prob married New Brunswick, Can., settled Ludlow, ME, d 1863, Hilton Head SC, US Army volunteer. Ch David 1835; Wm. 1837; James A. 1841; Elizabeth 1843; Isabel 1846; Nancy 1850. Seeking





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Info on James' roots in Ireland, also looking for his port of entry, St. John (New Brunswick)?, also maiden name and place of birth for wife, Margaret b ca 1813. Jane Davis, CA




Seeking Agnes (Nancy McKinney b ca 1752, m Gillis/Elias Truax prob. 1772, Albany, Schenectady, NY area), d 1817, had dau Catherine b 17 Sep 1777. Wm. H. Wilcoxen, MA





Searching pre 1750 VA and NC McKinneys. Wish to correspond with others trying to sort out these early McKinneys with emphasis on Michael Macquinney (d 1686), Isle of Wight, VA. Who were David (1720), Benjamin (1720/1702), and Lamentation McKinne (1735), in Chowan/Bertie/Edgecombe precincts, NC? S. Gordon Smith, Jr., FL







Sallie McKinney mar Clement Reed, prob in AL, removed to Jefferson Co., TN where he d. Sallie moved to Red River Co., TX in 1835, where she claimed a large tract of land, m a Mr. Burnet and d by 1848. Children were Cynthia (John Humphries), Joseph (Elizabeth Humphries), Permelia m. Garland Gear in 1818 in TN. Any help appreciated. Shirle Williams, OK





John McKinney b ca 1773, mar Zilpha Ireland (2nd wife). Need pts and bp for both John and Zilpha. Had sons Thomas b 1811 PA; George C. b 1822 PA. All removed to Pike and Brown counties, IL ca 1836. Thomas m Clementina A. Keller, dau of Joshua Franklin Keller from NC. Would be happy to correspond with all with info on this family. Pauline McKinney, AZ



Seeking info on grfthr George Calvin McKinney, son of Caleb b 1808 VA. George Calvin b 1842 TN, d 1887. Where was Caleb lived in VA? Will share info. Sarah McKinney Hill, GA




Seeking info on children of Shadrack McKinney and Hannah McCarter m 29 Apr 1805, Surry Co., NC, later removed to Lee Co., VA. Shadrack b 1839 Lee Co., their grandson? Father likely to be child of Shadrack/Hannah who d bet 1846-1850 in Lee Co. Shadrack Jackson, Samuel and Amanda McKinney liv in Claiborne Co., TN 1850 with Cress family. Also, may be connection w/Vittatoe family. Mary McKinney, AZ








Seeking info reg Elizabeth (Betsy) McKinney, dau of Mercy Blatchley McKinney and Daniel McKinney. Betsy m John Akin, their dau Sarah m Wm. Whitlow. Elizabeth Whitlow m Dan'l. L. Wright, dau Mary Alice m Jas. Elbert Beams. All info appreciated, will exc. Mrs. Eva Beams Dixon, IN



Seeking info reg Wm. King McKinney b 1805, Pulaski Co., KY, possibly grandson of Colin McKinney of Washington., VA. Richard B. Perkins, KY




Seeking proof of m of Joseph Robert McKinney and Susan McVey. Possibly in a book of VA marriages by Wulfeck. Does anyone have access to this book? Will pay for photocopy of entry. Need proof of marriage for DAR lineage application. Mrs. Robert Howe, IL Note: Editor no longer has access to this book and has not been able to find citation, any help appreciated. Possibly obtaining another DAR member application on this line would help request to DAR in Washington, DC to Registrar General.





Seeking info for Isaac Harvey McKinney b 1823, Washington Co., IN, removed to Sullivan Co. ca 1833, m Nancy Ann Pittman, dau of Allen Pittman and Eleanor. Isaac H. poss son of James and Eunice McKinney? Isaac children were Eunice Eleanor who m Alva Richard Marts 1864 and Mary E. who m Francis M. Brown. C. Hilke, NY




Seeking info on Beverly R. McKennie (McKinney), age 17 in 1861. Served with Co. C., 2nd Reg't. Tennessee infantry, CSA. Beverly R. Domenget, FL



Seeking info on pts and siblings of Albert McKinney, listed in 1840 and 1850 census of Henderson Co., NC, prob b Buncombe Co. Could father be John? Albert's wife, prob. Martha. Leslie C. Fehlman, TX



New Members


Richard B. Perkins, KY

Sarah M. Hill, GA

William H. Wilcoxson, MA

Jane Davis, CA

Betty McKinney, IN

Gaylia McKinney, TN

Gayle Slagell, CO






Mrs. Jane C. Breakey, NY

Mrs. William Carroll, MS

William K. Johnson, VA

Mrs. M. G. McKinney, TX

Mrs. Carol McKinney, MO




Library News


We have added Vermont's 'Branches and Twigs' to our exchange list – please write to Mary McKinney in Tucson, if you wish to borrow.


East Tennessee Roots, TN, have Vol. 1, #2. We are now exchanging with this publication.


Mary McKinney has added some personal newsletters in her collection to her list of materials that may be borrowed:


Merrifield Family Association Publication, 1984

Towne Family Association Newsletter (desc. Of William and Joanna Blessing Towne, Massachusetts)

Lee Co., VA Marriages, 1830-1836

Zellner Family Publication – lineage for four generations



Lineage Lists


It has been my ambition for some time to include more than just 'McKinneys' in our quarterly, in the hope that collateral family information may be more helpful to some members. We strive to maintain a publication for the McKinney surname, but there are times in our search, when collateral family names and/or research has been helpful in establishing connections with other McKinney families, or helps to 'clear up' some misinformation that the searcher has been working with. In the hope that this may be the case, I am beginning a lineage list with each issue. Members, please send me your charts when you are able to do so. Each issue will contain one or more lineage pages per member.






1.         Patricia Dayle McKinney m Marvin A. Kirkwood

2.         Harlis Henry McKinney 1907-1968, b Des Moines, IA, d Los Angeles, CA

3.         Doris Fae Reason, 1909-1929, b Waterford, MI, d Los Angeles, CA

4.         Henry Valentine McKinney 1851-1899, b IA

5.         Ida Mae Mercer, 1876-1950, b Winterset, IA, d Los Angeles, CA

6.         Leverne A. Reason, b Pinckney, MI 1878, d 1937, Los Angeles, CA

7.         Dolly Mae Wagner, 1886-1966, b. Elsie, MI, d Los Angeles, CA

8.         Jesse McKinney, b OH, d Greenfield, OH 1897

9.         Margaret Dodds, b 1827 VA, d Sep 1897, IA

10.       George Lewis Mercer, 1852-1942, b IN, d Los Angeles, CA

11.       Eliza McNaught, 1859-1935, b Knox Co., IL, d Los Angeles, CA

12.       Albert Reason, 1850-1920, b Pinckney, MI, d Vancouver, BC

13.       Orlet S. Green, b Apr 1854 Unadilla, MI, d 8 Mar 1941, Los Angeles, CA

14.       George Wagner b 1861 Greenbush, MI, d 1917, Pontiac, MI

15.       Hattie Shaw, b 1867 MI, d 9 May 1891, Elsie, MI

16.       Obediah McKinney, 1786-1816, b NC, d Madison, OH

17.       Sarah Louise Smith, b Jan 1794 VA, d 1860, Madison, OH



20.       Seth Mercer, 1816-1874, b OH, d IN

21.       Jane Epperson, 1818-1854, b KY, d IN or IA

22.       Ezekiel McNaught, 1824-1881, b PA, d Llewellyn, NB

23.       Roxanna Durand, 1826- b Knox Co., IL

24.       George Reason, b 30 Dec 1816, Ely, Cambs., England d NY ?

25.       Anne Watts, b 1815 Wales, d 1882, Howell, MI

26.       Almon Chester Green, b 1831 Byron, NY d 1911, Bad Ax, MI

27.       Orilla S. Olds, b 1837 NY, d ?

28.       Jakob Wagner, b 1818 PA – d ?

29.       Ann ____ b 1819 PA – d ?

30.       Joseph Shaw, b 1836 MD

31.       Harriet ?

32.       Jeams McKinney 1748-1825, b PA, d NC

33.       Mary Byrom Ballard, 1750-1794, b VA, d NC

34.       Isaac Smith


40.       Rev. John Mercer, b 1785 Guilford, NC, d 1806 Greencastle, IN

41.       Ruth Clearwater, b 1790 Guilford, NC, d 1881 IA

42.       Francis Epperson, d 1874 Shelby Co., KY

43.       Elizabeth/Tabitha Redding, d 1868

44.       Thomas McNaught, b 1794 PA, d 1857, Knox Co., IL

45.       Elizabeth Custard, b 1795, PA

46.       John Davis Durand b 1804, Elizabeth, NY (?)

48.       George Reason, b 1785, Cambs. England, d 1869, Stockbridge, MI

49.       Sarah Brown, b 1794, Cambs. England, d 1844, Stockbridge, MI

52.       Esek Green, b 1805, Williamstown, MA, d 1844, Unadilla, MI

53.       Esther A. Winans, b 1810, NY

60.       Upton Shaw, b 1786 MD, d MI

61.       Henriette C. b 1810 MD, d 1924, Clinton Co., MI




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64.       John McKinney 1714-1772 (probable)

65.       Susannah Campbell

66.       William Ballard, 1714-1794, Bedford Co., VA

67.       Mary Byrom, 1716

80.       Solomon Mercer 1751-1790

81.       Jacob Clearwater (Klaarvater)

83.       Elizabeth Armstrong, - 1820 TN

84.       John Epperson, 1757-1829, KY

85.       Martha Barnett

86.       Reuben Redding

87.       Elizabeth Roberts

92.       Merari Durand

93.       Susanna Gray

96.       John Reason 1764 –

97.       Anna Harrison

98.       James Brown

99.       Sarah Kisby

104.     Jacob Green, 1785-1828, Williamstown, MA

105.     Rebecca Young, 1785 MA – Michigan

106.     John Wynants 1795-

107.     Mary ? , d 1852, Michigan

128.     Mordecai McKinney 1685-1760, NJ

129.     Marietje Sebering 1690 – ca 1767, NJ

134.     Henry Byrom VIII

135.     Frances Mills

160.     Solomon Mercer

164.     Abraham Klaarvater

165.     Elizabeth Schoonmaker

168.     John Epperson

169.     Agnes Orchard

170.     John Barnett

171.     Ann –

172.     William Redding, Jr.

184.     Francois Joseph Durand, b Besancon, France, d CT

185.     Patience Weed, b CT

192.     John Reason, Cambs, England

193.     Eliza Ground

198.     John Kisby

199.     Mary Watson

208.     Henry Green b 1757 RI, d 1825, Williamstown, MA

209.     Sarah Sherwood

212.     Rev. John Wynants

213.     Catherine Walters

268.     Henry Ballard Byrom VII

270.     James Mills

271.     Frances –

320      John Mercer

321.     Constance Caswell

328.     Jacobus Klaarvater

329.     Mary Deyo






336.     John Apperson

340.     John Barnett

344.     Timothy Redding

345.     Mary Spillman

368.     Charles Etienne Durand, Besancon, France

384.     Daniel Ground, St. Mary's, Isle of Ely, Cambs. England

385.     Amy Speechly, dau of Daniel

420.     Andrew Young

421.     Margaret –

832.     Benjamin Green

833.     Mehitable Tripp

1664.   Henry Green

1665.   Margaret Rathbone

3328.   Benjamin Green

3329.   Humility Coggeshall

6656.   John Green of Quidnesset

6657.   Joan Beggerly

6658.   Joshua Coggeshall

6659.   Joan West


The above ahnentafel is a representative sample of one that I would like to have for each member – perhaps some research into collateral lines will help another member in his research and broaden the scope of this publication. The ancestor table need not be complete. I seriously doubt that one ever is. Please send to the editor for publication in our next issue.



News and Notes


For those of you interested in Custard/Custer families, I recommend a publication published by Shields Publishing Co., CA.


'Ancestry' Newsletter, Jul, Aug 1984, issue features an interesting article on Ancestral Research and the Genealogical Library. Available for loan from our library.


Federation of Genealogical societies Newsletter, Vol. 8 #4, Jul Aug 1984 informs us the National Archives was restored to independence from GSA on Jun 21, 1984, passed unanimously by the Senate, and also passed by the House of Representatives on Aug 2nd. It is hoped that approval will be made by Sep? If all goes as expected, the National Archives and Record Service will become the National Archives and Records Administration early in 1984 – something that we all have worked and hoped for!


The White House Historical Association is now publishing a new journal called 'White House History'. This editor has seen a copy, and was very impressed. It is the first publication devoted entirely to the history of the White House, available through the White House Historical Association. Income generated from this publication is used to publish other materials concerning the White House and to acquire historical furnishings and objects for it. Copies are available for review. If you haven't seen it, it is well worth both price and time.


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