The McKinney Maze
Vol IV #1
Newsletter of the McKinney Family Association
Three years ago, Karen and I discovered Family Roots by Quinsept, Inc. Now, our 900 family members are all neatly filed, indexed and available for quick recall in several different formats. For example, when Patricia Kirkwood wanted members to send ahnentafels, all I had to do was start up the computer, load ÔFamily Roots', and print my ahnentafel. The whole process took about twenty minutes. I'll try to be objective in this review, but I must warn you that both of us are very enthusiastic about the program because it comes with an excellent 200 page instruction manual, it is relatively easy to use, the programs are straight forward, and the computer print outs are easy to generate.
We ordered the instruction manual first and carefully studied it to determine if the program met all of our needs. That was the best fifteen dollars I've spent on genealogy since Karen and I started. If you are serious about using a computer to help you organize your genealogy research, I recommend you first study the manual to make sure that all your needs will be satisfied by the program. The next seven paragraphs are partially extracted from the instruction manual.
The basic genealogical information for each person is entered using the EDIT program. The program allows you to enter the following data for everyone assigned an identification number: birth date, birth place, death date or living, death place or current address, father, mother, number of marriages, spouse(s), marriage date(s), marriage place(s), marital status (i.e., single married, widowed, divorced), number of children, names of children and footnotes. In addition, the user may choose up to nine data fields of his own. I have added sex, occupation, military service, place of burial, church and relationship. When you are finished with your entries for one person, the program fills in other obvious complementary information in other records thus saving you time and eliminating mistakes. As long as the other person has an ID#, the program will compliment current address, marriage date, marriage place, number of children and names of children.
Charts print four different types of genealogy charts. A free form chart allows you to include only names or both names and detailed information for each person on the chart. This type chart is available for both predecessors and descendants. A standard German/Morman pedigree chart may also be printed. (I seldom use this type chart anymore since I now prefer the freeform charts.) There is also the compressed pedigree or ahnentafel chart. Sheets print or display your data by individual sheets or family group sheets. I think the information is presented in an easy to read format.
Lists will print or display your names in alphabetic or numeric order. I always keep a current list handy so that I can easily keep track of all of my folks and check my names against those listed in the bimonthly Genealogical Helper. Lists does other things as well. You may select people to
include in your list by diskette, by number range, by supplying your own list, by common name elements, or by surname soundex.
Search allows you to search through your records just about any way that you want. You can find all people living in Dallas, or everyone who was a teacher or everyone that was divorced. You may also search for dates for all people with the same birthday or everyone living in a certain year. The program parameters used to set up search are so general that you can search for virtually anything that you have stored.
Text is a very basic word processing program which allows you to store an arbitrary amount of free text notes and descriptions. Since I use a different word processing program for all my typing, I really have not had much experience with the text program.
In addition to the above, there are several utility programs to do such things as create empty data disks, print blanks of genealogy charges, configure the master control file, renumber the ID #'s for selected people, and make address lists of those living people with current addresses.
What computers will Family Roots operate on, what printers will the program work with, and how much does it all cost? So far, Mr. Stephen C. Vorenberg has adjusted the program to work with the Commodore 64, the Apple II+, IIe, IIc and IBM pc Jr., PC and PC-XT. The printers supported are IDS, Epson/Gemini, Centronics, Apple/NEC/C, Itoh dot matrix, Okidata 82A and 92, C. Itoh daisy wheel, Comrex/Transtar/Silver Reed/Diablo 630 (those between the commas are essentially the same machine).
Note: Mr. McKinney and the editor, feel that this review will help those considering switching from paper to computers perhaps our Association will be able to utilize computers in the future, so that we may all read our Maze via electric mail.
You will note that we began this issue with an interesting and informative article from Mr. Peter McKinney, one of our Association members. I would like to encourage you all to contribute materials of interest to the membership . . it does add so much to our publication.
Alice McKinney Fisher notes that members are not sending in the revised ten generation charts that were furnished with the Fall issue of the publication. It does help with our ancestor matching service, if we have updated charts for all of our members.
With this issue, we begin a series of articles and extractions for KY. If you have material that we would like to have included, please send to me before the end of July, 1985. Materials will be returned if requested.
The descendants of James William McKinney b 1790 are planning a reunion, Sunday, Jul 14, 1985 at the Emmett Kelly Park in Houston, MO. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish for the noon meal, and to bring family records, pictures and other memorabilia to share during the afternoon.
James William McKinney was born in Campbell Co., TN 20 Sep 1790 and died in Texas Co., MO 27 May 1873. He married Sarah Gouge (b 2 Feb 1792, d 20 Mar 1874). Both are buried in Ozark Cemetery near Houston, MO. Their children were born in Campbell Co., TN and in Cole Co., MO near Jefferson City. They were: Caswell; Keziah (Gilmore); David; Calvin; Susanna (Smith); Andrew; James; Serene (Lynch); Millie (Lynch); Millie (Lynch); Sarah (Basnet); Henry; Iva Candice (Drennan); and Melva Ann (Coats). All of these moved to Texas Co with their parents around 1840 except Sarah Basnet, who had married and stayed with her husband in the Jefferson City area. Several of David's descendants (he had 18 children) moved to AR and TX, and others have moved to different states also. If you are related to, or interested in this family, plan to come and let's all get acquainted.
If you are in doubt as to whether you are descended from this family, you are welcome to contact Ed and Blanche McKinney, Yokon, MO. They have fairly extensive records of this family and are planning the reunion.
KY claimed statehood in 1792, the fifteenth state in the Union. The settling of the state from the mid-1700's to the early part of the 1800's included some of the most interesting and hazardous events in America. Long before it had been explored, the entire KY area was claimed by VA as part of her Augusta Co along with the southwest area of PA. It was part of Virginia Co. in 1684. The first settlers were from the Rowan and Yadkin areas of NC. The easternmost section of the area was explored by Dr. Thomas Walker as early as 1750. In 1775, Richard Henderson of NC organized the Transylvania Company, and purchased almost half of the present state, all of the land between the KY River and the Cumberland River in the extreme West. Harrodsburg was settled in 1774, and Boonesboro in 1775. In 1776 KY was designated as KY Co., VA. In 1780, it was divided into three counties Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln and again subdivided into nine counties in 1790. I would suggest that those interested in purely KY research, join the KY Genealogy Society in Frankfort. They have many records on microfilm, available on interlibrary loan, ancestor's files, and have authored several very important works on vital statistics of KY settlers. Some of the other research sources in KY are the Filson Club Library in Louisville; Henderson
Public Library in Henderson; John Fox Memorial Library in Paris; university of KY Library in Lexington; and the KY Genealogist (publication), in Washington, D.C.
The 1790 and 1800 census schedules for KY are missing; however, a reconstructed list has been made from taxpayer lists of these two periods. The McKinneys listed on the 1790 taxpayer lists are: Archey, Colin, Daniel, Ebenezer, James, John, Enoch, Denis (Lincoln Co.); Alex. J., John, Alex Sr. (Fayette Co.); Robert Alexander, John (Bourbon Co.); David, John, Alex. Jr., Alex. Sr. (Fayette Co.); Joseph (Madison Co.); Mary (Nelson Co.).
Date Name County
3 Jul 1801 Polly McKenney, Powell Skelton
24 Jun 1810 Webster McKenney, Nancy Nation
19 Oct 1804 Hannah McKinney, John Tarr
25 Nov 1820 Rachel McKenny, Uria Blue Union
2 Mar 1823 Sally McKenny, John Brown Union
_ Aug 1822 Daniel McKenny, Nancy Waggener Union
Oct 17 1811 Wm. McKenney, Nancy Quigley Union
18 Oct 1802 Wiley McKinney, Jane Matthew Madison
27 Apr 1803 Francis McKinney, Ann Willis Madison
1816 James McKinney, Ellender Black Madison
8 Aug 1825 Wildey McKinney, Polly Searer Madison
29 Jan 1833 Lucinda McKinney, Bluford Hamilton Madison
1 Aug 1837 Jane McKinney, John Higby Madison
10 May 1787 Raney McKeyney, Tabitha Vardeman, by J. Hall Mercer
17 Jul 1796 Abraham McKinney, Elenor Prather Mercer
21 Mar 1793 Julia McKinney, David Lawrence, Rice, JP Mercer
11 Oct 1821 John S. McKinney, Elizabeth C. Wilson, by Wm. Kinchelow Muhlenberg
17 Dec 1833 Harrison McKinney, Martha Jackson, Rev. S. Drake Muhlenberg
1802 John McKinney, Naomy Riddel, by Benj. Talbot Muhlenberg
Jul 31, 1832 Elizabeth McKenney, Henry Stabaugh Muhlenberg
27 Sep 1821 Polly McKinney, Thomas Wilson, by A. Shelton Muhlenberg
6 Oct 1859 Emily McKinney, dau of Peter, Spencer Stone of Floyd Co., KY Pike
16 Feb 1860 James McKinny, Mary Jane Stone, dau of Alex. Pike
20 Dec 1855 Robert McKenny, Polly Ann Keathly, dau of Simpkins Pike
25 Sep 1798 Rachel McKenny, W. Stephens, by Thos. Moore Shelby
27 Jun 1815 Rachel McKenny, Edw. Eades Shelby
29 Mar 1837 Baylas McKinney, Jane Kelly (Groom from Pulaski Co) Wayne
20 Jan 1848 Ephraim P. McKinney, Nancy Richard Wayne
12 Oct 1821 James McKinney, Elizabeth Payne, dau of Philemon and Rachel
Wilson Payne Wayne
9 Dec 1841 John V. McKinney, Rachel Payne, Jr., Wm. F. McKinney and
Thomas H. McKinney, witnesses Wayne
15 Apr 1845 Joseph McKinney, Martha Hudson/Henderson Wayne
10 Aug 1837 Thomas H. McKinney, Eliza Jackson Wayne
7 May 1823 James McKinney, Polly McKinney Todd
24 Jul 1824 Ashley McKinnie, Sallie McKinney Todd
24 Oct 1832 John R. McKinney, Tempy Hall Todd
15 Apr 1828 John McKinney, Susannah Powell Todd
27 May 1816 Alexander McKinney, Jane Orchard Bourbon
11 Oct 1833 John McKinney, Elizabeth G. Wilson
1820 John Adair McKinney, Levina E. Martin
2ndly, Julia A. Gray, ca 1840
1824 Evermont McKinney, Nancy Lyle Powell
17 Oct 1847 Robert McKinney, Susan Holder Franklin
12 Sep 1848 Russell McKinney, Elizabeth Holder Franklin
24 Apr 1869 R. M. McKinney, R. A. Evans Franklin
8 Aug 1854 James C. McKinney, Francis Holder Franklin
5 Feb 1818 John D. McKinney, Betsy Mullis Bullitt
19 May 1810 Matilda McKinney, Phillip Hanson Caldwell
10 Jul 1811 Malinda McKinney, Daniel Holcomb Caldwell
20 May 1823 Martin McKinney, Sarah Fowler Caldwell
1845 Warner W. McKinney, Lavena S. Campbell Caldwell
7 Jan 1809 Charles McKinney, Mary Russell (Recorded in Lincoln Co) Mercer
31 Dec 1818 Charles McKinney, Elizabeth Crows Mercer
1816 Mary McKinney, Isaac Burress Lewis
26 Mar 1800 John McKinney, Hannah Johnson, dau of Baldwin.
Bond, John McKinney, Enoch Talbott, by Rev. Henry Ogbourn Gallatin
14 Jan 1841 James H. McKinney of Lincoln Co., mar in Tennessee,
Lydia Ann Wagon/Watson
3 Aug 1813 Archibald McKinney, Sarah Fugate, dau of Edmund, deceased, of
Mason Co., by Rev. Wm. Morgan; bond, 6 Jul 1813, signed by
Archibald and John Laws Gallatin
13 Aug 1817 John McKinney, Priscilla Fugate, by Rev. Issac Malin, bond,
7 Aug 1817, witnesses John and Archibald McKinney Gallatin
5 Oct 1843 Lavina McKinney, Oliver Perry Bourland Hopkins
26 Mar 1809 Alexander McKinney and Susan Turner, son of John Lincoln
1797 Robert McKinney, Sally Young Clark
25 Sep 1798 Rachel McKinney, William Stephens Shelby
Feb 1806 Polly McKinney, Joseph Ellison Muhlenberg
11 Oct 1821 John S. McKinney, Elisabeth M. Wilson Muhlenberg
31 Jul 1832 Elizabeth McKinney, Henry Stabaugh Muhlenberg
1 Dec 1853 Thomas McKinney, Dizzy Johnson Muhlenberg
8 Dec 1859 Thomas McKinney, Zuinney Ellen Dukes Muhlenberg
19 Jun 1881 Phillip McKinney, Nancy Wood Muhlenberg
1 Dec 1882 John McKinney, Lucy Johnson Muhlenberg
Nd Hasekiah McKinney, age 26, b KY and pts by KY, m.
Mary A. Hardesty, age 38 Bullitt
20 Mar 1800 Daniel F. McKinney, Margaret Arbuckle Mercer
11 Jan 1803 Thomas McKinney, Sally Lawrence Mercer
7 Jun 1809 Charles A. McKinney, Mary A. Russell Mercer
6 Jul 1809 Micajah McKinney, Lackey Overstreet Mercer
16 Sep 1815 John McKinney, Nancy Prior Mercer
31 Dec 1818 Charles McKinney, Elizabeth Crews Mercer
6 Apr 1820 Hardin McKinney, Eleanor Cole Mercer
2 Feb 1808 Polly Mckenney, dau of Alex. And Polly, and Alexander McPheters Bourbon
21 Feb 1808 Easter Mckenney, dau of Alex. And Polly, and James McKinney,
21 Feb 1808 Bourbon
10 Feb 1807 Patsy McKinney, dau of Polly, and Hugh McPheters Bourbon
14 Dec 1818 Polly McKinney, John Gabbert Davis
11 Feb 1835 Mary Ann McKinney, Samuel A. T. Fields Davis
Mar 1810 Marann McKinney, Wm. B. Nevil Barren
3 Feb 1798 Esther McKinney, Andrew Clarke Bourbon
21 Jun 1792 Daniel McKinney, Mary Hudnut Bourbon
28 Nov 1818 Evilene McKinney, Josiah H. Bell Christian
3 Jun 1823 Wm. F. McHainey ? Ermina G. McKinney Christian
1 Feb 1815 Joseph McKenney, Wilmuth Janes, by Middleton McKenney Christian
18 Feb 1825 Wm. McNainey, Chapman Huldy, by Thos. Carlton Christian
Charles McKinney, Catherine Wright, dau of John
by James McKinney
11 May 1813 Middleton McKenny, Jensey Boyd, by Francis Boyd Christian
17 Sep 1818 Polly McKinney, dau of Abraham, and Charles McLean,
By James B. Rutherford Christian
17 Apr 1813 Margaret McKinney, Wm. B. McLean by John Bailey Floyd
27 Jan 1817 Levice McKinney, Alexander McGuir Floyd
4 Mar 1837 Daniel McKinney, Elizabeth Hale Floyd
26 Sep 1840 John McKinney, Lydia Hicks Floyd
18 Aug 1815 Mary McKinney, John Stephenson Greenup
16 Oct 1804 Nancy McKinney, John Deatling Greenup
14 Mar 1787 Archibald, Jean McClure, dau of James Lincoln
8 Aug 1791 Hannah, Joseph Skidmore Lincoln
13 May 1784 Stephen McKinney, Cathron Griggs Lincoln
1842 Dudley McKinney, Mriam Lipscomb Madison
3 Aug 1796 Robert McKinnie, Sally Young Clark
5 Sep 1793 Rebekah McKeny, Jason Wright Clark
24 Dec 1797 John McKinney, Jane Coleman Clark
Sep 25, 1798 Rachel McKinney, Wm. Stephens Shelby
Seeking information on gafthr, Louis McKinney b 1832, Morgan, IN. Helen Keeler, KS
Seeking info, Albert McKinney, b Henderson (Buncombe Co.) ca 1812, NC, possible fthr John? Wife, Martha, prob Bailey. Any info helpful, will exchange all information. Leslee C. Fehlman, TX
Seeking death date, place of John McKinney Jr, wf, Sarilda Weddle. Married 10 Sep 1850, Brown Co., IN. Ch: James W., Celestie Jane, William, Hyram (Hiram), all b IN. John liv Franklin Co., AR in 1880 (census) w/ch. Apparently, Sarilda d by then. Have info that John remar after 1880 and had other children. Age 50 in 1880. Oleta Holmes, AR
Refer McKinney Maze, Fall, 1984, p66. Bedford Co., VA wills: Edward Bright probated Oct 1784, wife, Mary Ann. Ch: Charles, Mary (Gaddy), Rebecca (Woodword), Sarah (Woodward), Mildred (Watts), Elenor (McKinney), grandson, Charles Bright need full name, lineage of McKinney who married Elenor. M. J. McKinney, FL
Seeking William C. McKinney b 1796, VA, wf, Harriet A. Wray, b 1805 TN, dau of William. Ch: William W; Mary E; Mildred; James M; George W.; Daniel; John B.; Sarah; Nepolian, sic. Albert D. McKinney, CA
Andrew Frazier McKinney b Indian Territory, OK, had son, Andrew J. Would like wife of Andrew J. Mary Ann Moody mar 1st, Sam McKinney then, Andrew J. (Sam's Nephew). Will exchange info. Ruth E. Farmer, CA
Need info on any family of Samuel McKinney b ca 1795, NC, lived AL. Harrison Co., TX, 1850. Ch: Gainford, Cladius, Charles L., Sarah A., James S., William, Minerva J.; Samuel's father was Wilson McKinney, whose ch were Alexander, James B., Joycy Ann, John, Thomas, Polly, Samuel, Wilson Jr., William. Sarah A. may be Sarah A. who mar Robert L Fox, 1852. Lynelle C. Stevenson, LA
Seeking William M. McKinney b 15 Jun 1831, TN (Christian Co.) Pts prob b GA. Wf, Winnefred Mackey, poss 1st wf named Sarah. Lived Christian Co., IL, d 7 May 1914, Morrisonville. Ch: George, John David, Edward, Minnie. Mrs. Richard S. McKinney, AR
Seeking info, Marshall McKinney w/sons Michael, Dean, living in Pasadena, CA, currently. Desc from Mary Catherine and Samuel or Harvey McKinney of Western PA. Mrs. Oliver F. McKinney, PA
Info, Joseph Archie McKinney, mar Lillie Elizabeth Shields, liv Bath Co., KY 1880. Parents were Joseph McKinney/Nancy Cordelia McKinney, lived Rowan, Montgomery, Bath Counties, fr 1860-1880; Joseph McKinney mar Jane or Virginia Carter, ca 1825. Ruby Tucker, TX
Searching for desc of Andrew and William McKinney, bros b Co. Antrim, No. Ireland, 1756, 1758. Arrived America at early age, both in American Revolution. Little known of Wm. Except Ôshot in America'. Andrew mar Mary Frank, two sons, James and Andrew. Lived near Schenectady NY, Andrew d 1825, pensioner in 1818. Mrs. Jane C. Breakey, NY
Anyone have info on ancestry of Eleanor McKinney, b Co. Antrim, No. Ireland, 1717? Arrived America with husband, Matthew Cannon, 1753. Three known ch, all b Ireland, Jane, James, Andrew. Settled 1st, New Castle, Delaware. Matthew Cannon was a sea captain during 1753-1763 on ship Dolphin, a merchant ship sailing from Port of Philadelphia. Later moved to Otsego Co., NY (then Tyron Co). Help, Cannon, ancestry? As above
Garrit Mekeney, m 1738/1739, Margret Curyeur; Alexander Mekeney mar 1742, Susannah Foster; Mary Mackeny, mar 1724, Mathew Kemp; att at St. Mary Ann's (No. Elk) parish, Cecil Co., MD (Anglican). Any relationship among these three? Any relationship to Mordecai Mckinney, new Revolutionary War patriot from SC, b 1751 MD? (Maze, Vol. 3, #3, p 63). Is Garrit Mekeney, the same as Garrett McKinne who d 1756/1757 in Craven Co., NC? S. G. Smith, FL
James McKinney b ca 1802, wife, Margaret b 1806, Schectady Co., NY, appear 1860 census, Utica, Oneida Co. ch: Margaret b 1837; Henry b 1839; Eliza b 1841; Mary b 1844; William b 1847. Mrs. Lois Kogut, NY
New books to be added to our library list follow. A complete listing of our holdings will be given in the next issue.
Scottish Clans and Tartans, Ian Grimble
Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Boyd Crumrine
Virginia Vital Records
Discontinue East Tennessee Roots periodical, Richardson/Moore Newsletter, and add the Towne Association newsletters.
Mrs. Wanda H. Peavy, MI is offering the Clearwater Family Genealogy. In reviewing a copy of this work I would advise using very carefully, there are many errors and omissions. The work is in soft cover, photocopied, spiral bound many misspellings and typographical errors. No index.
Henderson Heritage Published Quarterly, 1st Issue, Jan 1984. Out quarterly, publication is designed to help all Henderson family descendants to research data vital to their lines. All data we research and publish will be entered and stored on our computer. We are hopeful that all
Subscribers will contribute to the data in our file. The more information we file in the computer, the more we will be able to search and extract information easily for them. We will be concentrating initially on the earliest Henderson immigrants and their lines. We will also be publishing census records, court records, Bible records, state and county records, material from out of print works, letters from readers, etc. Currently, we have several early lines located as far north as Quebec and as far south as SC. Each issue will contain at least 30 pages. There will be a section for queries from subscribing members. Contact McKinney Maze editor for further information.
Philip Beltz, OH
+Mrs. Isabel Crozier, Wellhead, Whitehead, Carrickfergus, No. Ireland, BT 38 9TB
Ruth Farmer, CA
Leslee Fehlman, TX
Mrs. Gloria J. Henschen, IL
Helen Keeler, KS
Mrs. Ena Littrell, NC
Mrs. Richard S. McKinney, AR
Mrs. Peggy Prater, OK
Mrs. Robert Ward, VA
+Mrs. Crozier has prepared a book concerning McKinneys in Northern Ireland desc from William McKinney of Co. Antrim. Please contact the Editor, if interested. The work contains Mrs. Crozier's family lines, only, but may shed some light on Northern Ireland McKinney families. A copy has been ordered for the McKinney Library.
Due to lack of space in this issue it was not possible to print all queries received nor to begin another ahnentafel, however, these will be presented in the next issue, along with a report on the ten generation charts from Mrs. Alice Fisher, our chairman. Also, election of officers for the association should be held this Fall. Mrs. Rosalie Jackson, our Treasurer, will not be able to continue in that position any volunteers? Please send nominations for officers to the Editor before Jun of this year, if you wish to be included in the election or wish to nominate someone else. Officers to be elected are: Coordinator, Editor, Assistant Editor, Treasurer-Registrar, Librarian and Pedigree-Generation Charts Chairperson.