The McKinney Mazeč

Vol VI  #2

Summer 1987

 

ISSN 0736-2420

 

Newsletter of the McKinney Family Association

CONTENTS

Editor’s Notes

 

Land and Census Records in Illinois

 

Miscellaneous Illinois Research


Courthouse Catastrophes in Indiana


Indiana Census Records

Miscellaneous Indiana Research

An Iowa Family

Miscellaneous Records

10,000 Records of Eastern, Western and Central New York

Cemeteries of Surry Co., North Carolina

Virginia Land Grants

Questions, Questions

 

News & Reviews

 

 

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 1981 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.

 

Officers:

Barbara Pannage Stanfield, Coordinator

Patricia McKinney Kirkwood, Editor – Librarian

Willa Sorenson, Associate Editor

Peter Campbell McKinney, Registrar – Treasurer

Wilma Cook, Indexing

 

The Editor is not responsible for the errors of submitted materials, and all such material is placed in the Association Library.  Books received for review are placed in the library and are available for loan to members.

 

Indexed in Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, Laird C. Towle, Editor, Bowie, MD.

 

 

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From The Editor’s Notes

 

We have had some interesting correspondence from our members this period, including one member who suggests that we publish our annual index as a separate publication so that we can include more material in each issue.  It is a good suggestion; however, cost would make it difficult to include five issues per year, rather than four.  We will take the suggestion under advisement, any comments from members?

 

Congratulations to member, Gene Armistead for finishing the course in genealogy offered by the National Genealogy Society.  It is an excellent course for researchers, both novice and experienced.

 

We have had several requests for assistance with genealogical problems, and endeavor to help all those who ask; however, please send an SASE with your request.  Some offer complex and time-consuming problems, and we try to answer each one.  Those who do not send an SASE generally end up at the bottom of the list.

 

We received a very nice letter from member Mr. Marion A. McKinney in Greenville, SC, along with a picture of McKinney’s Chapel in Pickens Co.  The accompanying article from the Greenville News was printed Christmas, 1986 and described the services held there for the Christmas season.  The chapel seats only 100 for inter-denominational services, and has become a Christmas tradition.  The nearby cemetery contains McKinney, Boone and associated families.  The congregation continues to work on restoration of the chapel, and support is welcomed.

 

This quarterly will begin our series on Illinois, Indiana and Iowa McKinney families, including some research helps.  Those who would like to have their family lineages published for this area, please send to Editor before our next publication date, August 30, 1876.

 

 

Land and Census Records in Illinois

 

 

Many of the Federal land records kept by the ten land districts located in Illinois are kept in the Illinois State Archives.  From these districts, land was sold for the first time to individuals.  All subsequent sales of these lands by the private owners are recorded only in the county wherein the land lies.  Land records are a valuable source for genealogists; however, one must have a working knowledge of the legal descriptions used for land identification and the method that was utilized to survey sections, townships and ranges.  There are no name indexes for the Federal Tract Books which record the persons who bought land from the government.  The land was entered according to its legal description.  It is not possible for the Archives employees to tell a person by mail where an individual located his farm, unless the land description is furnished.  The county and township must be known in order to institute a search.

 

 

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As a general rule, land entries on the Federal level contain few helps for the genealogist.  There seldom appears the name of the wife, unless she was a widow.  In the early 1800's, no respectable married woman wanted her name on a land patent or to give the impression that she ‘ran’ her husband, of course, she did give ‘counsel’ a fact that she rarely admitted in public.  The wife's dower interest in the property was protected by law, and she saw no need to claim a joint ownership of land.  If her husband decided to sell the land, then her name and signature were included on the deed to protect the purchaser.  The Federal entries also do not tell where the land purchaser lived prior to his arrival in Illinois unless he was still living out of state when he made the purchase.  Most of these pioneers were in Illinois when they purchased the tract, in fact, many were squatters and had raised at least one crop on the land before purchase.  Generally, the out of state buyers were speculators who never moved to the land.

 

What is usable from the Federal records is the date of the land sale, helping to place the approximate time the family arrived in Illinois.  In addition, the tract can be pinpointed exactly from the legal description, the same today as it was originally.  The serious searcher can follow up the Federal record with a search in the county deed records, probate court records, and others held in the county.  The price was generally $1.25 per acre and in the first few years was paid by specie.  Nevertheless, bounty land was also given to veterans from the War of 1812; a large military tract was established west of the Illinois River and was surveyed in 160 acre tracts which were ready for location by 1817.  All grants were from Federal authorities.  Some confuse the two types of land by calling them all grants.  A grant in almost every case indicates Federal military service during an actual period of declared war.  The State Archives maintains a card file and index to this land, and cards will be checked by mail request.  Often the veteran was well-established in another state, and sold his claim to another person; others lost the land for failure to pay taxes to the local government.  Since Illinois did not become a state until 1818, there are no records of servicemen's lands for earlier wars.

 

Illinois census records are fairly complete, although the period from 1790 to 1850 is considered the difficult period for research since it was a migration period, and families were constantly on the move.  Also, records during this time were poorly kept.  The State Archives does have a card index for families mentioned in records up to and including the year 1850, showing the name of each person mentioned; the name of county of residence, and digest of the biographical information found in each document.  Most of the cards refer to public offices held by individuals.  State censuses were taken for apportionment of representation under the Constitution of 1818.  The State Archives has copies of the Territorial and State census records from 1818 to and including 1865.  They have been indexed through 1845 and partially through 1855.  The original schedules for agriculture, manufacturing, social statistics and mortality for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 are also available.  Among war records, the service information in the Indian War, War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Mexican War and Civil War are also available.

 

Counties following, show the 1818 Census availability for the state:

 

Bond

Crawford

Edwards

Franklin

Gallatin

Jackson

Johnson

Madison

Monroe

Pope

St. Clair

Union

Washington

White

Territorial Census of 1810

 

 

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Counties following, list the earliest state census available:

 

Adams, 1840

Alexander, 1820

Boone, 1955

Brown, 1840

Bureau, 1855

Calhoun, 1840

Cass, 1855

Champaign, 1840

Christian, 1855

Clark, 1820

Clay, 1840

Clinton, 1840,

Coles, 1840

Cook, 1840

Crawford, 1820

DeKalb, 1855

Edgar, 1840

Fayette, 1835

Franklin, 1820

Fulton, 1835

Hamilton, 1840

Henry, 1855    (One volume of Henry County is missing)

Jefferson, 1820

Knox, 1840

LaSalle, 1840

Lawrence, 1840

Livingston, 1840

Morgan, 1835

Randolph, 1820

St. Clair, 1820

Tazewell, 1845

Wayne, 1820

Whiteside, 1840

 

Reference:  Indiana Boundaries Territory, State and County, Pence Armstrong.  It covers early territorial records of Knox Co., which encompassed much of IL and IN.  In 1809 all that part of Knox lying west of the Wabash River, and a direct line drawn north from Post Vincennes, was transferred to the new territory.

 

 

IL regional archives depositories are at several locations, description and location noted below:

 

Northern IL University at DeKalb, Lake Co.

 

Birth certificates 1916-1977

Death certificates 1916-1977

Marriage licenses, 1916-1977

 

 

IL State University, Normal, DeWitt Co.

 

Inquest records, 1957-1968

Death certificates, 1957-1968

 

 

Western IL University, Macomb, Pike Co.

 

Application for marriage license 1948-1976

Swamp land records, 1852-1854, on microfilm

 

 

Eastern IL University, Charleston, Douglas Co.

 

Jail register 1926-1965, 4 volumes

 

 

Sangamon State University, Springfield, Morgan Co.

 

Assessor’s books 1845, 1849, 1855, 3 volumes

 

 

Southern IL University, Carbondale, Gallatin Co.

 

Marriage licenses 1813-1896

Perry Co., county commissioner’s court records 1835-1862

List of taxable lands and lots 1827-1840

Records of marks and brands 1859-1894

Indentures 1832-1881

Probate records 1828-1852

Probate records 1856-1858

Insanity proceedings 1852-1939

Feeble-minded proceedings 1917-1938

District school records 1861-1930

Delinquency and dependency proceedings 1907-1937

Swamp land records 1852-1876

Naturalization records, 1860-1929

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Illinois Research

 

 

Rock Island naturalizations – 9 Jan 1840, Moses McKinney, Stephenson PO, court records, 24 Jul 1845, in chancery.

John McKinney vs Abner C. Harding, estate contest, 1845.

 

 

Vermillion Co., 1863-1865 marriages

Malinda D. McKinney, Andrew J. James, Feb 5, 1863 (Iliana, p 60, Vol. 13 – 2)

William McKinney, Catherine Evans, Apr 29, 1864

Thomas McKinney, Evaline Deal, Feb 20, 1845, Hiram Johnson, JP

 

 

Union Co.

Nancy McKinney, John Spence, 3 Dec 1839

John McKinney, Miss Marquette Knight, 30 Oct 1839, Addison Reese of Williamson Co., IL

 

 

Sangamon Co., Cemetery records, recorded from gravestones at Brush Creek (Divernon) Cemetery:

Sarah Ethel McKinney, Feb 8, 1889 – May 2, 1968

Alexander McKinney, Jul 28, 1841 – Dec 10, 1898

 

 

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Mary McKinney, Mar 19, 1845 – Jul 25, 1887

Mary L. McKinney, Jan 27, 1850 – May 5, 1920

Nora O. McKinney, dau of A. and M., 3 mos 22 days, Mar 9, 1881

Infant son, 1 day, Oct 29, 1881 (no other data)

Infant daughter, age 7 days, Nov 5, 1881 (no other data)

Claude J. McKinney, Husband, 1883 – 1933

Nanie J. McKinney, Wife, May 6, 1884 – Jul 15, 1971

 

 

Claudine McKinney, Daughter, 1920 – 1927

Etta McKinney, 1877 – 1952

Lewis B. McKinney, son of Alexander and Mary, 5 mos 20 days, Sep 22, 1887

Boyd McKinney, 1870 – 1943

Myrtle D. McKinney, 1873 – 1936

 

 

Woodford Co.

Mary Louisa McKinney, Joshua Staples, Dec 23, 1860

 

 

Peoria Co.

1838 delinquent taxes, John McKinney

1860 Farmers and Landowners, A. C. McKinney, Sec. 35, Richwoods

John E. McKinney

William McKinney

 

 

Pekin, 1861, Thomas McKinney, Teamster, Business Directory

Baptism, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

Charles McKinney, b Nov 30, 1861, son of William and Frances Quinn McKinney

 

 

Woodford Co., Spring Bay Cemetery

Mary A. McKinney, wife of Isaac McKinney, dau of W. K. McKinney and C. Burt, d Sep 1852, age 24-5-26

Thomas McKinney, served in 1812 militia under Capt. Hargrove

 

 

Peoria Marriages

No. 1927, Alfred McKinney, Louisa Proctor, 14 Sep 1851

No. 1989, Hannah McKinney, Geo. Whitman, Nov 21, 18??, Joel Sweet, Elder

No. 776, 17 Oct 1844, Nancy McKinney, Thomas Turbott, Isaac Keller, MG

 

 

Madison Co.

James McKinney, Nancy Lockhart, 29 Jan 1813

Hampton McKinney, Polly B. Clark, 21 Jun 1817

 

 

Bond Co.

Marriage Book I, Wm. McKinney, Peggy Diamond, 3 Dec 1822

 

 

Springfield

1840 list, Battle of Tippacanoe, 1811, David McKinney, James McKinney of Champaign

 

 

Peoria Co., Book I

Messer McKinney, witness to marriage of Richard Apperson and Mary Campbell, 4 Nov 1836

Messer McKinney, Ann C. Campbell, 4 Jul 1846, witness, Richard Apperson

 

 

Vermillion Co.

Sarah McKinney, Elijah Adams, 13 Jul 1853

Melinda D. McKinney, Andrew Jones, 5 Feb 1863 (See p41)

 

 

Peoria Co.

No. 1056, Apr 8, 1847, John McKinney, Eliza Stratton

Thomas Cottingham, MP

David McKinney, Bathsheba Fuller, 11 Aug 1846

 

 

Calhoun Co.

Osborn McKinney, born in Beaufort, NC, Aug 26, 1828, third son of John and Sarah (Bates)   McKinney, removed to Knox Co., KY in 1842, then to Calhoun d 1860.  Married secondly, Sarah Huff, at Calhoun, 11 Jan 1859

 

 

Logan Co.

Daniel F. McKinney, ca 1780-1790, d 1840’s.  Wife, Hethy, issue Abraham, b 1822, William, b 1825 KY, Abraham had wives, Rebecca and Sarah; William mar Pamelia Birks and had issue Rhonda b 1847, son b 1850, Abraham b 1851.

 

 

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Sangamon Co.

Early settlers –

Eleanor, Elizabeth Lewis, Andrew, Gunnell McKinney.  Gunnell had issue Sarah, Nancy, Mary, Thomas R.

 

 

Burials (Cemetery not given)

Thomas McKinney d 1858

W. L. McKinney d 1894

Lewis M. McKinney d 1841 age 43

Nancy, his wife 9Lewis) d 1843 age 72

Gunnell M. McKinney d 1875 age 78

Elizabeth McKinney, his wife, d 1869 age 31

Samuel, son, d 1860 age 25

 

 

Morgan Co.

Early settlers –

John A. McKinney, Justice of the Peace, 1831

J. M. McKinney, Recorder, 1835

 

 

Peoria

1860 Farmers and Landowners, A. C. McKinney, Richwoods

 

 

Washington Co.

Land entry, 1834-4-29, Oakdale, Samuel McKinney

 

 

Peoria Co.

1838, John McKinney, delinquent taxes to Ben Crombie again in 1840

6 Feb 1845, Wm. McKinney, disclaimer for son George

1857 Poll Book D. McKinney, Cairo, IL

 

 

Green Co. Marriages

Ann McKinney, Wm. Dennis, 3 Jun 1822

James McKinney, Mary Ann Crain, 8 Jun 1828

Melinda McKinney, John Gurterman (Gunterman), 28 Apr 1828

Olive McKinney, Jacob Cope, 9 Jun 1831

Joseph McKinney, Nancy Thornton, 11 Sep 1832

 

 

Madison Co. Marriages

George McKinney, Betsey Sanders, 2 Oct 1848

Polly McKinney, Wm. Gillham, 13 Mar 1823

 

 

Madison Co., 1818 Census

708F, Hampton McKinney, 1 wh m, 1 wh other

407F, Abiram McKinney, 1 wh m., 6 white other

138FS, John McKinney, 1 white m, 8 white other, 1 servant

 

 

Woodford Taxpayers

A. S. McKinney and Co., 1840

 

 

Williamson Co. (Near the line separating it from Jackson Co.)

 

McKinney Hill Cemetery, NW ¼ Sec. 7, Carterville Township:

 

McKinney, Cleth, b 1907 d 1963

McKinney, Roscoe A., b 12 Oct 1893, d 26 Jul 1971

McKinney, Silas H., 1861-1937

McKinney, Martha E., 1870-1958

McKinney, Mary Ethel, 1905-1906

McKinney, Delbert, son of O. T. and N. J., d 21 Apr 1899, age 2 yrs 9 mos 1 day

McKinney, Sam, son of O. T. and N. J., d 15 Oct 1917, age 36 yrs, 10 mos 5 days

McKinney, Owen T., b 17 Dec 18?5, d 12 Jan 1927

McKinney, Jane Y., b 21 Apr 1860, d 17 Sep 1945

McKinney, Alice b 1878, d 1964

McKinney, Roy A., b 188?, d 1945

McKinney, Maude, b 1889, d 1912

McKinney, Noble, b 1891, d 1942

McKinney, Lee E., b 14 May 1890, d 9 Aug 1962

McKinney, Josie M. Thomas, 1890-1921

McKinney, Silas, b 3 Sep 1897 –

McKinney, Edith, b 26 Mar 1906 –

McKinney, Carl Silas, son of Marion and Betty, b 23 Feb 1946, d 21 Feb 1948

 

Adjacent surnames:  Winget, Collie, Sargent, Griffith, McCormack.

 

 

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Sangamon Co., IL - 1881 History

 

p1026,

 

Thomas, William P. McKinney listed.

 

T. L. McKinney, b 1808 Fleming Co., KY son of Lewis and Nancy Saunders McKinney, to IL in 1826, mar 1840, Sarah A. M. Jones.  Issue:  Mary E. (Helveter), Wm L., Henry H., Columbus A., Julia F. (Farmer).

 

William McKinney, b 1810 KY to Sangamon 1826, d 1841.  Mar 1839, Sarah J. Threlkeld, b 1848 KY, d 1848 (?) had issue Mary (Montameu), Thomas L. S., Lucy J. (Judd), Sarah E. (Corbin), William A., Virgil W., Vaney E. (Taylor), Harriet (Hazlette), Charles E.

 

 

P502,

 

Lewis McKinnie was b Oct 11, 1767 in VA, prob Culpeper Co.  His father was born on board ship in the Atlantic while his parents were on way from Scotland to America.  Nancy Saunders b Oct 12, 1771 in Loudon Co., VA mar Lewis in Fayette Co., KY.  Nine living children born there, some married in KY and preceded father to Sangamon Co.  He came to visit in 1820 and moved his own family there Nov 15, 1826, near Springfield.  Issue, Elizabeth1, b 30 Jun 1793 in Fayette, mar John Lanterman, to Sangamon, 1819.  Andrew2, b Feb 2, 1795, Fayette, married there, Martha Tomlinson.  To IL with Capt. Jonathan Saunders in 1824, settling four miles NW of Springfield.  Issue, one child b KY, eight in Sangamon, two d young; Elizabeth A. b KY mar Wm. B. Jones, Rebecca mar John Morgan, Andrew was unm, Thomas mar Nancy Little and d 1873 in Leroy.  Charles A. mar Elizabeth Land, lived Farmer City.  Martha, d age 18 years; Sarah M. mar Wm. Morgan and Andrew died in Jun, 1855.  Gunnell3 b Mar 26, 1797 in Fayette, mar 1824, Elizabeth Little.  Known issue, five children.

 

 

Further material submitted by Barbara Dehle identifies the families from and 1876 work as follows:

 

William A. McKinnie, wife, Emma, d Nov 22, 1876

 

George W. Baker, b Jun 10, 1849 mar Mollie McKinney, reside near Berry Station

 

Mrs. Mary Humphries, nee McKinnie had two ch, Minnie, John L. Uriah Callerman, b 1798 Fleming Co., KY, mar Eleanor McKinnie, daughter of Lewis McKinnie.

 

James Cass, b Aug 12, 1797 in Clark Co., KY, mar 1817, Ann Hood.  Eight ch, removed to Sangamon Co. 1829, mar secondly, Amanda McKinney.

 

Sarah J. Threlkeld McKinney was the dau of Mary Churchill and Wm. Threlkeld, mar William P. McKinnie.

 

Mary A. Alexander and John L. Drennan of Caldwell Co., KY had son, Thomas H., who mar Mary McKinnie, lived Ball Township.

 

Mary McKinnie mar John D. Humphries, b Oct 2, 1809, Bath Co., KY, mar Nov 8, 1832 in Sangamon.

 

Sarah A. M. Jones, b Oct 16, 1819 VA, mar in Sangamon, Thos. McKinnie.

 

John Lanterman b Oct 18, 1784, prob MD, mar Nov 28, 1811, Fleming Co., KY to Elizabeth McKinnie, who was b 30 Jun, 1793.  Five ch b Fleming Co., to Sangamon in 1819, where another eight ch were born.

 

Dau of Thomas Lillard, liv Wisconsin, is Burrill McKinney’s wife, (no dates)

 

Jonathan W. Taylor b Aug 10, 1842, mar Margaret Stevenson.  Jonathan mar secondly, Nancy E. McKinnie, 1874.

 

 

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Elizabeth Thomlinson, whose maiden name was McKinnie, was b Orange Co., VA on the Shenandoah River.  A dau Martha, mar Andrew McKinnie.

 

 

Sangamon Co. Marriages

Daniel McKinsey, Matilda Gray, 3 Nov 1826

Gabriel McKenzie, Elizabeth Gray, 9 Nov 1827

John McKinzie, Judy Gray, 25 Dec 1827

Samuel McKinzie, Drady Bennett, 6 Jun 1833

Amanda McKinney, James Cast, 19 Aug 1838

Judith McKinney, George Wade, 7 Nov 1831

Nancy McKinney, Hiram Duncan, 8 Dec 1831

Temperance McKinney, Elijah Duncan, 12 Mar 1835

Charles McKenney, Sally Laughlin, 26 Feb 1835

John McKenney, Mary Stout, 23 Apr 1835

Thomas L. McKenney, Sarah Ann M. Jones, 27 Aug 1840

Joseph McKenzie, Louisa Jane Walker, 5 Dec 1840

Sally McKinney, William Jackson, 9 Aug 1838

Mary McKinnie, John D. Humphries, 8 Nov 1832

Mary Humphreys, John Branson, Jr., 8 Nov 1840

 

Sangamon Co.

Charles E. McKinney, stockholder of the Sangamon Co. Agricultural Board, 1871

Israel McKinney, private, 48th Infantry, IL volunteers

Jarrett McKinney, corp., Capt. Mofferr’s Co., 1832, Black Hawk War

Joseph McKinney, Justice of the Peace, Auburn Township

Nancy E. McKinney, wife of Ebenezer Powell, b PA (nd)

Thomas McKinney, pvt., Capt. Japhet A. Ball’s Co., Black Hawk War, 1832

Thomas L. S., pvt., Co. G., 10th Cav. Civil War

 

Springfield, IL

1850 City census, gives No. 169-178, a Francis family, printers, with employees living on premises, include Edward McKinney, age 18, b IL, printer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Courthouse Catastrophes in Indiana

 

 

A lack of early records may be found in many IN counties due to natural catastrophes.  Some of these are listed below:

 

 

Boone

Organized 1830, fire in 1856 destroyed the Recorder’s office.  Nine volumes of deeds replace some of those lost.

 

 

Brown

Organized 1836, fire in 1873.  Clerk’s office survived, records in other offices have gaps.

 

 

Clay

Organized 1825, fire in 1851.  Only the recorder’s office survived.

 

 

Daviess

Organized 1817, fire in 1879.  Will books prior to 1854 seem to be the most serious loss.

 

 

Dearborn

Organized 1803, fire in 1826.  A few record series begin as early as 1824, some of these survive only on microfilm due to a flood in 1937.

 

 

DeKalb

Organized 1837, Fire, 1913.  Probate records prior to 1850 appear to be the worst loss.

 

 

DuBois

Organized 1830, fire, 1839.  No record books appear to have survived, however, an inventory made in 1937 is listed in the Clerk’s office; 225 files pertaining to the civil cases dated from 1816; 98 files of papers pertaining to criminal cases from 1816.

 

 

Jasper

Organized 1838, fire in 1864 destroyed all records except those in the Recorder’s office.

 

 

Johnson

Organized 1823, fire in 1849 and 1874.  Marriages prior to 1830 are missing.  Probate order books prior to 1830 are lost, but complete probate record books exist from 1823.

 

 

Knox

Organized 1790, fire in 1814.  Records of the Recorder’s office are lacking prior to that date.  Several early deeds were re-recorded.  Marriages from 1807, wills from 1808, some records from 1790’s.

 

 

Madison

Organized 1823, fire 1880.  Recorder’s office not damaged, clerk’s office, marriages, wills, etc., destroyed.

 

 

Miami

Organized 1834, fire, 1843.  Deeds have survived as well as Minute Book of the county commissioners, dating from 1834.

 

 

Morgan

Organized 1822, fire 1876.  Most destroyed.  Partial probate and marriage records.

 

 

Noble

Organized 1836, fire 1843, 1859.  Deeds intact.  No clerk’s office records seen prior to 1859.

 

 

Parke

Organized 1821, fire 1833.  All destroyed.  Some deed records were restored as far as possible.

 

 

Spencer

Organized 1818, fire 1833.  Deeds and marriages survived.

 

 

Sullivan

Organized 1817, fire 1850.  Deeds and marriages survived.  ‘Record of Destroyed Deeds’.  There are records of sale bills dating from 1837, showing records of deceased persons by the executor showing articles, amount of sale, to whom sold, etc.

 

 

Tipton

Organized 1844, fire 1857.  Recorder’s office intact.  Some losses in probate records.

 

 

Wayne

Organized 1811, has had no fire, marriages exist from 1811, wills from 1812 and Commissioner’s records from 1811, yet no other records are known to exist prior to 1818.

 

 

White

Organized 1834, tornado damage in 1974, record loss minimal.

 

 

There have been many more court house fires than listed here, but the damage to records, if any, was slight.  The greatest menace to public records is not fire or flood, but people.  Probably more IN records are hauled off to the dump in a year, than have burned since 1814!

 

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Indiana Census Records

 

No state census for the State of IN has ever been taken; however, the Federal Census records are available.  The 1820 Census has been published by the Indiana Historical Society.  Indiana State Library has a Genealogical Division, and an index containing the heads of families from the 1820, 1830 and 1850 census records.

 

Birth and death records started in 1882 but were not required by law until 1907.  These are usually found in the County Board of Health in Indianapolis.  Some are indexed and are available at the State Library.  Marriage records are available from the clerk of the circuit or superior court in the county where issued.  Divorce records are available from the county clerk in the county were granted.  Wills and probate proceedings are in the custody of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

 

Deeds are recorded in each county.  Indiana was one of the Public Domain States, and was surveyed using the quadrangle method of survey.  Military records are available from the Adjutant General’s Office, Archives Division, Indiana State Library.  The Genealogical Division has indexes to pensions from 1812, 1813, 1818, 1835 and the 1840 census enumeration of pensioners.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Indiana Research

 

 

Simon Feeler

 

B 1834 Washington Co., IN, d 1920, mar Jane McKinney, 1877 in Washington Co.

 

 

Owen Co., 1830 Census

 

Shadrick McKinney:

2 Males under 5

1 male 5-10

1 male 30-40

1 female under 5

1 female 5-10

1 female 30-40

 

 

Washington Co.

 

Samuel McKinney, b 6 May 1863, d 5 Jun 1938, son of Isaac and Marty Baker McKinney

 

Martha McKinney, b 22 Jun 1857, d Aug 10 1938 Campbellsburg, widow of David McKinney

 

 

William H. McKinney

 

B 8 Dec 1843, KY, d 1 Apr 1913, Vernon, husband of Matilda and son of George W. McKinney of KY and Louisa Grider McKinney of VA

 

 

Estel F. McKinney

 

Dau of George McKinney and Alice Doan, bur at Livonia, 1915

 

 

Lance McKinney

 

B 21 Nov 1856, d 17 Jul 1918, son of Samuel McKinney and Ida Strange

 

 

Phoebe Jane McKinney

 

B 6 Apr 1846, d 5 Jul 1918, wife of George W., and dau of Robin Lee and Lucinda Owens.  (Another note gives her death date as 5 Jul 1920)

 

 

Matilda McKinney

 

B 18 Jan 1862, d 8 Sep 1924 Madison, dau of Francis Linder and Martha Dewey.  Informant, John McKinney of Omaha, NB

 

 

Harry McKinney

 

1917-1928, son of Jason and Helen Heit McKinney

 

 

Mary E. McKinney

 

Of Livonia, b KY, d Oct 31, 1903 age 82

 

 

D. C. McKinney, b 24 May 1887, KY, d Livonia, age 81

 

 

Washington Co. Marriages, Book A150

 

Jane Orchard, John McKinney, 27 Aug 1825

 

Lucinda Lee, John McKinney, 110357, 17 Aug 1871

 

Polly Sluder, John McKinney, 10 Feb 187?

 

John McKinney, Oralty Sweaney, 13 Apr 1889, M-25-13

 

 

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Washington Co. Census notes

 

John Vernon McKinney, son of M. Kinchen McKinney of GA, p293, 1840 Federal census 1811 militia, Washington Co., James McKinney

 

 

Orange Co., NSDAR Supplement to Lineage Index:

 

Alexander McKinney Sr., and David McKinney.  Alexander b 1753, Augusta Co., VA, served as private in Capt. Ambrose Madison’s Company in VA regiment of guards at Albemarle Barracks, commanded by Col. Francis Taylor.  His name appears on a payroll for Apr and May 1799, two month’s service.  Also listed as a sergeant of VA Cavalry.  Buried, Trimble Cemetery, Stone Township.  Wife, Mary McClure.  Children listed as Alexander, Polly, Elizabeth.

 

 

Washington Co., Early Land Grants

 

Alexander McKinney, 16 acres, Section 10, 30 Jun 1815

 

David McKinney, 140 acres, Section 3, 15 Jul 1830

 

 

Fountain Co. – Troy Township

 

A. L. McKinney, teacher at Covington School, 1881.

 

P. T. McKinney, clerk of sessions from Nov 6, 1841 until he died, Sep 8, 1874, Richland Township

 

Frank McKinney, elected deacon of Coal Creek Church, Apr 1875

 

Charles R. McKinney, elder Coal Creek Church, Mar 1879

 

 

Washington Co. Cemetery records

 

Samuel McKinney, b 1863, d 5 Jun 1938, son of Isaac and Mary Baker, buried at Livonia

 

 

Clark Co.

 

Griffin McKinney, mar Mary William, 10 Mar 1852

 

Thomas McKinney, mar Mary P. Houston, 23 Mar 1843

 

 

Wayne Co.

 

Milford MM Hicksite Quakers – 1846

 

William McKinney, mar Mary Cyrus, removed to Fall Creek MM

 

William McKinney appointed to commission, 20 May 1829

 

William McKinney appointed elder, 1833

 

Cyrus McKinney, b 7 Sep 1844, son of William and Mary McKinney

 

 

Fountain Co.

 

Frank McKinney, soldier in Mexican War under Capt. R. M. Evans

 

J. W. McKinney ran for State representative (nd)

 

Wm. Howard McKinney, farmer, of Newton, was son of Job and Nancy Ann McKinney Howard, b 7 Jan 1821, Miami Co., OH.  Gr and father, James L. McKinney a native of New Jersey.

 

James McKinney buried in 1838 at Osborn’s Chapel.

 

John McKinney operated a tannery in Troy Tsp., 1827.

 

 

Indiana Marriage Records, no county given

 

Archibald A. McKinney, Margaret A. B. Wainright, 2 Dec 1875, Book K, p33

 

George W. McKinney, Julia Brogen, 7 Aug 1880, Book K, p626

 

Thomas H. McKinney, Ellen M. McLean, 3 May 1866, Book I, p100

 

 

Clark Co. Marriages

 

John Moore, Anna McKinney, 1863

 

Mrs. Belle McKinney, James B. Creamson, 1873

 

Eliza J. McKinney, Allen B. Gwin, 1877

 

Lilley McKinney, Wm. C. O’Brien, 1878

 

Margaret McKinney, Nahan R. McDonald, 1864

 

Mary A. McKinney, Francis Burt, 1872

 

Towena F. McKinney, Henry Poole, 1866

 

Sallie T. McKinney, Wm. T. Armstrong, 1874

 

 

Brown Township, Martin Co.

 

Resident, Griffin, McKinney

 

 

Brown Co.

 

Daniel McKinney, mar Jane Henderson, Sep 20, 1840

 

 

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Livonia, Washington Co. Burials

 

Rebecca R. McKinney, wife of David C. McKinney, d Jun 18, 1893, age 69-3-4

 

David C. McKinney, d 24 May 1887, 80-6-22

 

Laviah, wife of David C. McKinney, d 24, Jar, 1872, 64-4-13

 

Jane McKinney, d Oct 11, 1841, age 36-8-6

 

Virgil McKinney, 1887-1969                Elsie A. McKinney 1885-1932

 

Delbert L. McKinney, Sgt., Supply Company, 49th Infantry, WWI  (no dates)

 

 

Warren Co.

 

Deed between David McKinney and Ellen Holbrook with John and Frances McKinney, John and Frances convey unto George H. Hart, 28 Dec 1859.

 

 

Pike Co.

 

Deed, Silas Green McKinney, and Elizabeth, 6 Dec 1859

 

 

Cerro Gordo

 

William Alexander McKinney, mar Caroline Child, 1846

 

 

Washington Co.

 

Alexander McKinney, b 1773, son of Collin McKinney (b 1754), mar Elizabeth Taylor, nd

 

 

Spencer Co.

 

Archabold McKinney, Polly Givens, 22 Oct 1823

 

 

Hamilton Co.

 

William McKinney, Mary Snow, 11 Apr 1839 at Noblesville

 

 

Green Co., Boone Twp.

 

William McKinney, Serena C. Breeden, 18 Apr 1867

 

 

Jackson Co.

 

Collin McKinney, Susannah Strutton, 24 Jul 1856

Issue

Margaret, b 1857 (George Whitehorn)

Susan, b 1859

Larah, b 1861

 

Collin McKinney mar 2nd, Susannah Pierce, 14, Jul, 1863

Issue

Emma, b 1864

Alice, b 1865

John, b 1868

Lury, b 1869

 

 

Brown Co.

 

Dean McKinney, b 24 Jun 1915, son of Frank McKinney and Nelly Eddy, d Dec 13, 1975.  Wife Lucy Gabbard.

Issue

Guy Emil McKinney, mar Ruth Fleetwood

Alfred McKinney, mar 10 May 1838, Almedia Wabley

America, b 25 Feb 1836, mar Samuel Ayers

Anise, mar 15 Feb 1902, Roy Carmichael

Elizabeth Jane, b 14 Jan 1851, mar Jonathan Marsh

Collin, b 4 Jan 1824, m Elizabeth young

James, b 28 Oct 1863, mar Sarah Wilkerson

Mary, b 28 Apr 1870, mar George W. Cook

 

Note:  This material was taken from family group sheets on file at the Los Angeles L.D.S. Library.  If one notes the various dates given, it obviously contains many errors.  This should be used as clues, only.

 

 

Marshall Co.

 

Abstracts from a diary of Badley writer (prob. Arthur Badley), beginning Sep 1845 in Plymouth, IN, mentions visiting in Bloomfield at Mr. McKinney’s and Elizabeth Byrom’s; preached the funeral sermon for Mr. Wm. McKinney of Rochester, he having died, Friday, Jun 17, 1847.

 

 

Revolutionary Soldiers in Indiana

 

Alexander McKinney, b 1753 in Augusta, VA, died Mar 18, 1822.  (See p49)

 

 

Dearborn Co.

 

James McKinney, b Apr 1822, son of Col. James McKinney, who died in 1838.  James mar Elizabeth Hayes, Mar 1853.

 

 

Jennings Co.

 

Isiah Green, mar Mary McKenney, 15 May 1836. 

 

 

Indiana lands granted by bounty from VA

 

Bland Ballard

 

Proctor Ballard

 

James Ballard

 

William Bland

 

John M’kinney, pvt.

 

 

Pike Co.

 

John McKinney, Louise McCray, May 15, 1840, Vol. 14, No 2, 1831

 

 

Grant Co.

 

David R. McKinney, Emily E. Hogin, Jun 20, 1848

 

Elias W. McKinney, Otillia Barley, Nov 26, 1848

 

Fielding S. McKinney, Sarah Oppy, Mar 23, 1841

 

Leander McKinney, Alcena Toba, Oct 28, 1845

 

 

Knox Co.

 

James McKinney, Abigail Miller, Jun 25, 1826

 

 

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Washington Co.

 

Elizabeth McKinney, Henry Finley, 24 Jan 1816, by J. McKinney

 

Polly McKinney, Randolph Moon, 7 Dec 1819, by R. E. S.

 

Levina McKinney, Robert Howard, Jul 21, 1821

 

Robert Mckinney, Rachel Marts, 22 Jan 1822, by W. Martin

 

Shadrick McKinney, Susannah Hicks, 7 Feb 1822, by G. Kemp, MG

 

Malinda McKinney, William Collier, 2 Apr 1822, R. McCoy, MG

 

William McKinney, Betsey Harbison, nd

 

 

Dearborn Co.

 

James McKinney, Abigail Miller, 25 Jun 1826, T. Palmer, JP

 

 

Jefferson Co.

 

James McKinney, Lyda Landrum, 8 Nov 1827, S. Gudgel, JP

 

Rhoda McKinney, Robert McCasland, 10 Feb 1828, S. Gudgel, JP

 

 

Rush Co.

 

Will Book I, p 98, Harvey McKinney

 

 

Fountain Co. - Book I

 

John McKinney, Charlotte Nebeker, 29 Jan 1830

 

William McKinney, Mary Anderson, 3 May 1832

 

Matilda McKinney, John Anderson, 27 May 1832

 

Prestley T. McKinney, Sarah Jane McClure, 15 May 1834

 

Fanny McKinney, William Mercer, 23 Dec 1831

 

 

Jefferson Co.

 

Henry McKinney, Polly Landrum, 21 Apr 1821, J. Anderson, JP

 

John McKinney, Patsy Walton, 10 Jun 1825

 

Elizabeth McKinney, Byram Monroe, Nov 10, 1830, S. Monroe

 

 

Bartholomew

 

Anna McKinney, William Lee, 18 Nov 1830, J. Gardner

 

Solomon McKinney, Rebekah Sloan, 6 Nov 1821, John McEwing, JP

 

Collin McKinney, Elizabeth young, 12 Jan 1824, Thomas Lowery, MG

 

Will, 1844-1869, p9-10, John McKinney

 

Joseph McKinney, Sheriff, May 12, 1821, guilty of assault and battery on Luke Bonesteel

 

 

Washington Co. Obituaries (New Albany)

 

James McKinney 1875

 

Frank McKinney 1871

 

Deliah Miller 1934

Deliah Miller who died in Palmyra, age 74-2-9, was born in 1860 and was widow of Henry Miller was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Simpson) McKinney.

 

 

Washington Co. Will Abstracts

 

James McKinney, witness, will of James Redus, 1821

 

Archibald mcKinny, will 16 Aug 1822, probated 15 Apr 1823 names wife, Catey (Edwards); Sons, John, James, Collin, Griffith, stepson Mortimer Edwards; Daughters Mary, Peggy D. (Harima), Lavina (Howard), Ann, Betsey, Susanna, Caty, Ginney, Sally; Step-daughters Agnes Edwards, Mahala Edwards.  Wife to have an heir.  Executor Aquila Standiford, John Martin, Sr.   Witnesses, Elias Dean, Jesse Simpson, Josiah Simpson, Joseph Armstrong.

 

David C. McKinney, witness, will of Alexander Martin, 5 Dec 1845

 

Isaac Orchard, will Record A, 6 Jun 1842, probated 1853 names Wife, Margery.  Sons, James S., Andrew R., John, Samuel M., Daughters Ann (Kelso), Eunice (McKinney), Polly (McKinney), heirs of Jane McKinney, deceased, Sarah (McPheters).  Land in Bourbon Co., KY and IN.  Sons named as executors. 

 

Record F., p240, 26 Mar 1884, probated 1887 will of David McKinney names sons Preston, Asa W.; grandchildren Mary and Harmony, Lavinah B. McKinney (daughters of Asa McKinney). 

 

Rebecca R. McKinney, wife of David McKinney, probated 1893 names sister, Mary M. Lynd, sole heir.

 

 

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Wayne Co., IN Friends Marriages:

 

James McKinney, Polly Little, 3-5-1819

 

James McKinney, Susanna Adamson, 9-12-1822

 

Nathaniel McKinney, Mary Milmon, 9-1-1821

 

William McKinney, Anna Walters, 11-3-1828

 

William McKinney, Mary Hodge, 8-28-1819

 

Laura McKinney, James Cuppy, 9-5-1825

 

Lylly McKinney, James Dixon, 4-5-1820

 

Mary McKinney, Thomas Jackson, 6-2-1825

 

Minty McKinney, Thomas Jackson, 6-2-1818

 

Polly McKinney, James McDade, 5-6-1819

 

 

Rush Co.

 

Robert McKinney, d 11-6-1842

 

 

Washington Co.

 

Simpson McKinney, Chloe Hammond, 10-5-1897

 

Robert F. McKinney, ? Burton, 9-28-1904

 

 

Undertaker’s Book: 

 

Henry McKinney was paralyzed between my house and Clayville, Mar 31, 1913, taken to my house and died Apr 1, 1913.  Henry was born in Livonia Dec 8, 1843.

 

 

Josephine McKinney in 1879 was delivered of a bastard child, she claimed the father to be William F. Naugle, court ruled so.

 

 

Indiana land Entries, Cincinnati District, 1801-1807, Vol. II, p111,

 

Mordecai McKinney (McKinsey?) took title to the SW ¼ section 28 in this district, Feb 1807.  (Listed as McKinsey on actual entry, but as McKinney in index)

 

 

Delaware Co.

 

Jefferson McKinney, Elizabeth Medlin, Feb 9, 1837

 

 

Marion Co.

 

Elizabeth McKinney, Benjamin Phillips, Jun 5, 1827

 

 

Marshall Co.

 

Thomas McKinney, Susan Shinabarger, May 30, 1841

 

 

Posey Co.

 

Colvin Cemetery, Elizabeth McKinney, wife of Edmund McKinney, d 1848, age 56.

 

 

Washingtonian Temperance Society

 

Member, at Goshen, 1843-44, Sarah McKinney

 

 

Wayne Co.

 

James McKinney, Nancy Sherry, 1840’s (?)

 

 

Tippacanoe

 

Peter McKinney, Martha Shigley, 30 Nov 1848

 

James McKinney, Mary Little, 5 Mar 1819

 

 

Jay Co. Marriages:

 

Eliza J. McKinney, Cornelius Thompson, Nov 18, 1860

 

Elizabeth McKinney, Amos Hall, Mar 24, 1860

 

George W. McKinney, Monerva Phillips, Nov 23, 1864

 

Marion McKinney, Barbaray A. Miller, Jan 13, 1860

 

Sarah Ann McKinney, Samuel Taylor, Mary 10, 1856

 

Jesse B. McKinney, Sarah J. Dunn, Nov 10, 1872

 

Anthony W. McKinney, Martha I. Gal, Nov 15, 1869

 

Ella m. McKinney, Thomas M. Brown, Jul 2, 1882, wit, Solomon McKinney

 

J. J. McKinney, Elizabeth Maitlen, witness to above marriage

 

Mary L. McKinney, John Niebarger, Mar 1, 1866

 

 

Fayette Co.

 

Mathew McKinney, Rhoda Parkhurst, 7 Dec 1820

 

 

Johnson Co.

 

Hezekiah L. McKinney, Mrs. Nancy Ann Landes, 21 Oct 1844

 

 

Rush Co. Wills

 

Verbal will, Harvey McKinney, 12 Dec 1834, probated 9 Feb 1835, wife, Angeline to have all.  Witness, Lewis Cooper, William McKinney.

 

 

Bartholomew Co.

 

Cynthia Ann McKinney, Logan T. Jones, 21 May 1839

 

Susannah McKinney, Elijah Hurst, 12 Mar 1840

 

 

Brown Co.

 

Hezekiah McKinney, Elizabeth Harmon, 25 Jun 1860

 

 

Orange Co.

 

Polly McKinney, George McCoy, 24 Nov 1822

 

 

Harrison Co.

 

Will of John Brinley, 22 Sep 1825, names Catherine McKinney, no relationship stated

 

 

Greene Co.

 

21 Sep 1824, James McKinney witness deed of Thos. E. and Sarah Craig of Washington, to John Pence of Washington.

 

 

Floyd Co.

 

George McKinney, Amanda Parker, 31 Aug 1826

 

 

Wayne Co.

 

Hugh McKinney estate, 9 Nov 1821, names administrator, James McKinney

 

 

Franklin Co.

 

Andrew McKinney, administrator of James McKinney, 4 Feb 1817

 

James McKinney, Eady Harrell, 4 Aug 1812

 

David J. Hannah, Mary McKinney, 26 Jan 1813

 

 

Johnson Co.

 

17 Jun 1830, Will of David W. McCaslin names as administrators, Hezekiah V. McKinney and wife, Jane.

 

Samuel McKinney wit will of Douglas B. Shelledy, 26 Aug 1833

 

 

Orange Co.

 

William Wilson McKinney, a minor of the age of 12, years, six months, 21 days, to be bound to Luis Byrum until the age of 21, to learn trade of husbandry.

 

 

Washington Co.

 

Eleanor McKinney, Burr Banks, 7 Nov 1826

 

 

Fayette Co.

 

Will of Nathaniel McKinney 19 Feb 1824, probated 2 Mar 1824, names wife Mary; six children to Catherine and Mary Helman (?); grandson Nathaniel McKinney, Jr.  Wife and son William, executors.

 

 

Brown Co. Marriages:

 

Archibald R. McKinney, Rebecca A. Shultz, 1-1-1869

 

Rev. Daniel McKinney, Jane Henderson, 9-20-1840

 

Elizabeth McKinney, George W. Brown, 4-4-1858

 

Emily McKinney, William Pruitt, 8-1-1867

 

George McKinney, Mary King, 8-30-1864

 

Indiana McKinney, John Mullis, 3-6-1846

 

James McKinney, Ann Moore, 4-27-1865

 

James C. McKinney, Lewezar J. Glasgow, 12-10-1868 (Louisa ?)

 

Jiriah McKinney, Richard Mullis, 3-22-1844

 

John McKinney, Sarilda Weddel, 9-10-1850

 

John McKinney, Viola Barker, 12-25-1873

 

Martha A. McKinney, Vandever Sutherland, 9-20-1877

 

Patterson McKinney, Alcy Jane Pike, 9-1-1872

 

Arah J. McKinney, Jacob Noblest, 11-6-1879

 

 

Newburg, Indiana

 

William McKinney b Bedford, NH in 1784, died in 1812.  Wife, Shirley Jane, 1786-1865

 

 

Montgomery Co.

 

Henry C. Benge, b 14 May 1812 in Wilkes Co., NC, married Nancy A. McKinney, b 19 Jun 1839 in Montgomery Co.  She d 19 Aug 1872, he died in 1878, both buried in South Cemetery, Bloomfield.  They also lived for a time in Marion Co., TN.

 

 

Rush Co.

 

Will of Harvey McKinney, Probate Court, Rushville, before Poston (?) Esq., Probate Judge of the County of Rush, aforesaid on the second Monday and ninth day of Feb in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five, Comes Agla Cooper and produced in open Court of the same, the last will and Testament of Harvey McKinney late of Rush Co. deceased in these words to wit, ‘Be it known that on 12th day of Dec in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty four Harvey McKinney of the County of Rush and State of IN being sick of the sickness of which he died on the ---- day of Nov AD 1834 made and declared his last will and testament verbally in these words of the like effect (towit I want my wife Angelina McKinney to have every cint of my property after my debts are paid if I should die these words or words of the like effect tho said Havey McKinney declared in the prescense of the witness whose names are signed and whose

 

 

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seals are affixed hereunto with the intention that the same should stand for and be his last will and testament and he bid the undersigned to bear witness to the same’.  In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 24th day of Dec AD 1834.  Signed, Lewis Cooper (his mark), William McKinney.

 

Teste:  Asa Cooper proved to the satisfaction of the Court that due notice of the proving of said Will at the present term of this Court had been given to the heirs of said deceased according to law.

 

                                                                                    (to be continued)

 

 

 

 

Iowa

 

 

Before its formation as a territory in 1838, Iowa was part of Missouri from 1812-1821, and unorganized territory from 1824-1834, part of Michigan territory from 1834-1836, and Wisconsin territory, 1836-1838.

 

The Division of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health, State Office Building at Des Moines, has birth, death and marriage records.  Incomplete records of births exist from 1897.  Death records are from 1880 and marriages from 1880.  County records are the same and are available from the Clerk of the District Court, some as early as 1832.  All wills, probate and divorce records are available on the county level.

 

The Adjutant General’s Office has Civil war records, Spanish-American War records, and members of the National Guard from 1900 to date.

 

Census records are available for the years 1840-1880.  The entire State census is available for the year 1840 in printed form at the Census Department, Iowa Department of History and Archives, State House, Des Moines.  Also available is an index to members of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Special state records were taken in 1885, 1895, 1915 and 1925.  These are also on file as above.

 

Check the State Library for a list of newspapers that were published for the years of your search in the county where your ancestor resided.  Also check for a list of county historical societies in your county of interest as they are often helpful in locating cemeteries, newspapers, telephone directories, and other information.  Morticians have records that given the plot number of graves that are often unmarked with cemeteries that have no caretakers.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Iowa Research

 

 

Lee Co. – Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Madison

 

John N. McKinney, 1869-1928

 

Josie P. McKinney, 1875-1961

 

W. McKinney, Jul 6, 1830 – Oct 19, 1906

 

 

Clarke Co. – Rhoades Cemetery, W of Hwy 69, between Indianola and Osceola:

 

Row 6, Elias McKinney 1849-1912

 

Sarah, Wife of Elias, 1849-1916

 

Reason N., son of Elias and Sarah, d 10 Apr 1890, 15-1-21

 

 

Iowa Pioneer Register

 

Dr. Smith McKinney, b 1827 OH, d 1877, IA, wife, Rachel McCoy, settled, Wapello Co.., 1851

 

Charles W. McKinney, b 1830, NJ, d 1893, mar Ingalbay Wilson, settled, Buchanan Co., 1854

 

 

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James W. McKinney, b 1823, OH, d 1891, m Emma Beedle, settled in Butler Co., 1854

 

Sarah McKinney, wife of James Porter, b 1824, IN, settled in Jasper Co., 1854

 

 

Buchanan Co. Marriages

 

C. W. Mckinney, 24, Ingleby Wilson, 1 Jan 1854, Wm. Miller

 

Jacob P. Wilson, Acsah McKinney, 26 Nov 1857

 

Duncan McKenny, Charita Watson, 7 May 1862

 

Steward McKinney, Roselia Grider, 13 Sep 1860

 

William McKenny, Elizabeth Decker, 9 Jul 1865

 

 

Harrison Co. Marriages

 

Tom Mckinney, Carrie Cadwell, 11 Dec 1901

 

Earl McKinney, Carrie Cutter, 21 Mar 1900

 

Jasper McKinney, Eva Lawrence, 21 Nov 1893

 

Edward McKinney, Mary Man, 21 Nov 1896

 

Frank McKinney, Jennie ?, 1 Mar 1894

 

Mary McKinney, Monroe Stebbins, 18 Nov 1887

 

Seymore McKinney, Maggie ?, 14 Feb 1893

 

 

Green Co. Marriages

 

Millie McKinney, A. M. Miller, 25 Feb 1882

 

Emma Jane McKinney, John M. Newman, 7 Nov 1880

 

 

Wayne Co. Marriage

 

No. 103, 7 Apr 1857, Lorenzo J. McKinney and Martha Jones

 

 

Buchanan Co.

 

Martin McKinney, d 20 Jun 1903, age 41

 

 

Marion Co. Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge

 

Dessie McKinney, daughter of W. A., age 6 d 1888

 

James A. McKinney, 1883-1959

 

Matilda McKinney, 1849-1922

 

John D., son, 1882-1885

 

 

DeWitt Cemetery

 

Susan A. McKinney, wife of W. D., d 1885, age 32

 

Andrew C. McKinney, 1902-1970

 

Artie D. McKinney, 1905-1930

 

Gladys G. McKinney, 1818-1930

 

Edith McKinney, 1877-1944

 

Marshall D. McKinney, 1898-1919

 

 

Harrison Co.

 

Diary of Luella Lawrence, Magnolia Twp, 1847-1905 names friends and their marriages

 

Tom McKinney, Carrie Cadwell, 11 Dec 1901

 

Earl McKinney, Carrie Cutler, 21 Mar 1900

 

Jasper McKinney, Eva Lawrence, 12 Feb 1896

 

Dick McKinney, died 2 Aug 1893

 

Ed McKinney, Mary Mann, 21 Nov 1893

 

Jasper McKinney, b 14 Jan 1869

 

Mrs. Thomas McKinney, d 4 Jun 1897

 

 

Keokuk Co., Benton Township

 

F. A. McKinney, Sec 21, farmer, (near Martinsburg), was born in Brown Co., OH, Apr 21, 1816 removed to Johnson Co., IN, and in 1844 to Iowa.  Wife, Nancy Landers b Mar 1838 in Greene Co., KY (Note, should be birthday of 1818 and marriage date of 1838, Ed.).  Children were Franklin A., Oliver H. A., Winfield S., Fletcher H., L. M., Lizzie Iowa (James Baldozer), Ephraim who was killed in 1864 at Vicksburg.  Franklin A. Mckinney, Jr., mar Josephine Merryfield, dau of Joseph Merryfield.

 

 

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Early Settlers of McGregor, Iowa

 

R. C. McKinney, who operated a chair factory and furniture store in 1856

 

Matthew McKinnie, operated a general store, 1851

 

 

Early Iowa Marriages, no counties unless noted

 

Reuben McKinney, Sarah A. Stewart, 28 May 1851, Davis Co.

 

Martha S. McKinney, Jackson Graham, 2 Aug 1853

 

Alfred G. McKinney, Eliza Jane Graham, 6 Oct 1853

 

Andrew J. McKinney, Margaret A. Carr, 16 Feb 1854

 

 

 

 

An Iowa Family

 

 

Jesse A. McKinney b 24 Oct 1818 in Ross Co., OH (now Highland), was the son of Obediah and Sarah (Smith) McKinney of Ross Co. and Surry Co., NC (Obediah, James, John, Mordecai).  Jesse married first, Ann Rebecca Crone, 22 Dec 1842 in OH.  Ann was the dau of George Crone and Matilda Abernathy and died at the birth of daughter, Almeda McKinney.  Jessee married secondly, Margaret Dodds, 6 Jan 1851 in OH.  Margaret was born in VA in 1827 according to Federal Census records, but parents are unknown at this time.  In 1850, she was living with a McCollum family at the time of her marriage, as a servant.  Margaret’s parents were born in PA.  Jesse and Margaret moved their family to Iowa in 1856, traveling by boat to St. Louis, MO, and then up the Mississippi River by steamer to Iowa.  When transferring their household possessions to the steamer at St. Louis, almost everything was lost overboard except their personal cases holding clothing and the family Bible.  The Bible was in the possession of Mrs. Iona Gamble until her death in 1976, since unknown.  The children of Jesse and his two wives are:

 

Mary Ann, b 6 Nov 1843, Greenfield, OH, d 12 Aug 1885.  Buried in Austin Cemetery, Rogers, AR, she mar George Washington McCall.  One child known, Flossie, lived in Runnells, Iowa, unmarried.

 

Abijah, b 10 Nov 1845, OH, d pre 1897, buried in Cleghorn, IA.  Married Jane Prunty, 15 Mar 1872 and had issue, Ann, Roy, Frank.

 

Sarah Matilda, b 30 May 1847 OH, d Mesa, AZ 1970-73, married David Prunty, 30 Mar 1869.

 

Elizabeth Almeda, b 25 May 1850, d 29 May 1932, Runnells, IA.  Buried, Lowman Cemetery, unmarried.  Always called ‘Aunt Sissy’.

 

Henry Valentine, b 1851, Greenfield, OH, d Sep 5, 1914 in Des Moines, IA.  Married first, Mrs. Mahala (Clickner) Cowman, secondly, Ida Mae Mercer, 2 Jan 1899.  Had issue, Clara (Daugherty), Mae (Daugherty, Gray), Clyde, Alva, Esther, Harlis, Harlan.

 

Jesse A. Jr., b 9 Sep 1857, Runnells, IA, d 1927, unmarried.  Jesse operated the only bank in Runnells, inherited his father’s estate.

 

Abraham Lincoln, b 23 Jan 1861, Runnells, d ca 1895.  Married Alize Martin/Maupin.  Iss, Roscoe, Charley, Olive, Pearl.

 

 

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Jesse McKinney was received by request into the Springfield Monthly Meeting in 1872, and dropped from membership in 1887 when he was converted to the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 

Jesse’s inscription in the family Bible, which he presented to David Prunty and his wife reads, ‘J. McKinny’s visit to D. M. Prunty’s, Oct 1, 1879 in his 61st year of age, finds all in health and prospering and in Peace with themselves and neighbors, so continue and it will be well with you.  Yars to the end, Jesse McKinney’

 

Jesse’s will was written in Runnells, 28 May 1897.  In it, he left money for a monument to be erected for his wife, Margaret A. and himself, and real and personal property to Abijah, Sarah Prunty, Almeda, Henry V., Jesse A., heirs of daughter Mary Ann McCall, heirs of son Abraham L. McKinney.  Sons Abijah and Henry V. were executors.

 

Burials:  Runnells, Iowa – Lowman Cemetery  (Polk County)

 

Wilbur Dale McKinney d 20 Apr 1922

 

Willis McKinney, b 26 Jul 1895, d age 3 months

 

Abe McKinney, 1861-1895

 

Addie McKinney, d 1891, age 2 months

 

Almeda McKinney, 1850-1932

 

Carol G. McKinney, 1884-1892

 

Edith McKinney, 1896-1918

 

Ernest McKinney, 1886-1934

 

Frances McKinney, 1863-1926

 

Henry Valentine McKinney, 1851-1914

 

Jesse McKinney, 1818-1897, Born Ohio

 

Jesse McKinney, 1857-1927

 

John Quincy McKinney, 1862-1923

 

Laura E. McKinney, 1871-1912

 

Lewis A. McKinney, 1860-1921

 

M. A. McKinney, 1823-1897  (Margaret Dodds)

 

M. F. McKinney, 1853-1896

 

Marion McKinney, 1866-1912

 

Obediah McKinney, 1864-1921

 

R. J. McKinney, 1833-1903

 

Ray McKinney, 1905-1907

 

Dr. Smith McKinney, 1848-1893

 

W. E. McKinney, 1848-1893

 

 

Woodland Cemetery, Polk County:

 

Henderson McKinney, 1835-1920

 

Howard McKinney, 1875-1924

 

James A. McKinney, 1859-1919

 

 

Glendale Cemetery

 

Leroy McKinney, 1885-1922

 

 

Mitchellville Cemetery

 

Margaret McKinney, 1844-1917

 

 

Indianola Cemetery, Salem Street

 

Walter M. McKinney, 1889-1973

 

Neva McKinney, 189?-1968

 

 

 

Henry Valentine McKinney was assessor in Camp Township, Polk Co., and at one time operated a grocery store in the old, original Maytag plant in Des Moines.  He also lived for a short time in Danville, MO.

 

 

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Miscellaneous Records, Submitted by Howard W. McKinney

 

 

Marriages, Dallas Co., IA

 

James McKinney, Catherine Overmier, 28 May 1871

 

Sarah Jane McKinney, Christopher Peterman, 26 Nov 1879

 

Effie McKinnie, J. W. Capp, 4 Jul 1877

 

 

1856 Iowa State Census Records

 

Union Twp., Dallas Co.

 

Henderson McKinney, 21 b NC

 

Lydia, 18 b IN

 

 

Center Twp., Madison Co.

 

Samuel McKinney, 30 b NC

 

 

1870 Census, Dallas Co.

 

Martha McKinney, age 21, b NC in the home of Jon Connery

 

 

1880 Census, Dallas Co., Union Twp.

 

Wm. McKinney, 28 b OH

 

Marie, 27 b OH

 

Rebecca, 4 b OH

 

Johnnie, 2 b IA

 

Geo, 1/12 b IA

 

 

1880 Census, Dallas Co., Boone Twp.

 

Henry McKinney, 49 b IL

 

Smatha, 47 b MO

 

Wm. H, 17 b IL

 

Randolph, 10 b IL

 

Fredric, 5 b IA

 

Eva J. Hauks, 24 b IL

 

 

1880 Census, Madison Co., Lee Twp.

 

Wm. McKinney, 16 b IL  home of Wm. Stevenson

 

 

1880 Census, Madison Co., Winterset Centre

 

J. W. McKinney, 36 b IN

 

Catherine, 36 b IN

 

Wm. H., 15

 

James A., 12

 

John T., 10

 

Alfred R., 1

 

 

 

Original Land entry, Dallas Co., Adams Twp., Dec 12, 1854, Alexander F. McKinney, 120 acres, Tp, 78 N. Range 28 W.

 

Will, 1851, Fountain B. McKinney of Green Co., IA, will dated 14 Jul 1897, Prov. Jun 1898, to my wife Martha McKinney, all my estate for her lifetime and then to Thomas McKinney, Louiza Adams, the legal heirs of Mildred Miles, the legal heirs of Martha Tom and Eustis Newlin.  Wit., R. B. Mordere, Josh. Collins.

 

 

 

 

10,000 Records of Eastern, Western and Central New York (Three Vols.)  Fred Bowman:

 

Aurora McKenney, mar Aug 19, 1822, Hannah Graham, by Rev. Cuyler from the Poughkeepsie Journal.

 

Elizabeth McKenney, 80, relict of John, d May 1, 1831 in Albany.  Her dau, Jennet (Mrs.) Cook, and William Cook are mentioned.  Funeral at the home of the dec’d at the corner of Steuben and North Pearl Streets.

 

Matthew McKenney, between 60 and 70, died in Orange Co. jail, had been in the Ulster and Orange Co. jail about 30 years for a single debt, May 7, 1821.

 

 

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Julia McKinney, mar William Power, Oct. 13, 1831, both of Albany, Rev. Lockhead officiated.

 

Philip McKenny, mar Jul 17, 1828, Freelove Crosby, both of Seneca Falls, at the Franklin House in Geneva, by Rev. Dr. Axtelt.

 

Mrs. E. Elty, Mrs. McKinney, and Mrs. Camp, the two latter being sisters, were all interred in one afternoon, date not given, in Auburn, NY, article dated Jan 13, 1813.

 

Edward McKinney, age 42, d May 24, 1849 in Binghamton.

 

Gabriel McKinney, mar Oct 3, 1850, Roanna Tyrrel, by Rev. C. Wheeler in Elmira.

 

James McKinney, mar Feb 22, 1831, Anne E. Haight, in Greece, NY.

 

William Sink, mar Dec 10, 1845, Sarah McKinney in Utica, by Rev. Bristol.

 

B. H. Throop, doctor of Providence, Luzerne Co., PA, mar Jan 19, 1842, Harriet F. McKinney of Ellington, CT, in Schuylkill Haven, by Rev. Drake, Oxford Times, Feb 9th.

 

 

 

Cemeteries of Surry Co., NC, Howard W. McKinney

 

 

Blackburn – Clayton

 

15, Annie Elizabeth McKinney, Dec 22, 1891 – Jun 2, 1892, d/o W. B. McKinney

 

16, Gideon E. McKinney, Oct 26, 1809 – Nov 10, 1891, 82-0-4

 

17, Jesse Katherine McKinney, Aug 13, 1927 – Oct 5, 1936

 

18. Joseph Willis McKinney, Oct 16, 1884 – Sep 22, 1887, 2-1-6, s/o W. and W. E. McKinney

 

19, Mary McKinney, Dec 20, 1846 – Jan 4, 1901, 54-0-15

 

20, Mary Fulton McKinney, May 31, 1875 – 1875, d/o W. and E. W.

 

21, Permelia McKinney, Dec 6, 1821 – Jul 15, 1915

 

22, Sarah I. McKinney, Sep 22, 1901 – Feb 2, 1921, 19-4-10, w/o W. C. McKinney, ‘Gone but not Forgotten’

 

23, Infant son, W. E. and Mollie McKinney

 

24, William Cleveland McKinney, Dec 15, 1879 – Jan 7, 1952

      Cora Jennings McKinney, Oct 3, 1886 – Jan 27, 1981, 94-3-17

      w/o William C. McKinney (Retired school teacher, born in Carroll Co., VA)

 

 

25, William E. McKinney, Sep 28, 1841 – Oct 22, 1862, Civil War veteran – Co. I, 21 NC troops, died in battle at Sharpsburg MD, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord’

 

26, Willis E. McKinney, Jul 20, 1863 – Feb 13, 1923

 

27, Winston McKinney, Father, Jan 15, 1849 – Apr 19, 1923, 74-3-4

      Bettie McKinney, Mother, Jan 27, 1848 – May 29, 1932

 

 

 

Cemetery Survey, Vol. I

 

Ulysses Grant McKinney, Feb 23, 1872 – Jul 15, 1901

 

A. McKinney, Dec 13, 1833 – Aug 5, 1918

 

Nancy Jane McKinney, Jul 26, 1826 – Aug 5, 1918, wife, A. McKinney

 

Connie B. McKinney, Apr 2, 1906 – Jun 2, 1906, dau, J. B. and Ada

 

Haycil W. McKinney, Apr 15, 1907 – Oct 16, 1927, son, J. B. and Ada

 

Gertrude Mae McKinney, May 19, 1855 – Jul 15, 1927

 

Moses McKinney, died Aug 27, 1896, age 50 yrs

 

 

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Volunteer Primative Baptist Church Cemetery

 

W. Quince McKinney, Mar 1, 1876 – Jun 26, 1960

 

Rossella F. McKinney, Apr 1, 1875 – Mar 9, 1934

 

 

 

Margaret E. McKinney, Bakersville, NC

 

Margaret Etta McKinney, 81, of Roan Mountain Road, died Friday, 20 Mar 1987 in an Asheville Hospital.  She was a native of Virginia, and was a member of Fort Mountain Baptist Church.  Her husband, Frank McKinney died in 1971.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Tillie McKinney of Bakersville, seven sons, Bobby Mckinney of Bakersville, Charles, John and Burke McKinney of Westminster, MD, James C. McKinney of Burnsville, Weiss McKinney of Johnson City, TN, and Douglas McKinney of Jonesboro, TN.  Two sisters, Viola Milbourn of Las Vegas, Nev. and Edith Bainbridge of Washington, D. C., two brothers, James McKinney of Grundy, VA and Clarence McKinney of Bristol, VA, 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Services were at 2pm at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home.  The Revs. Ronnie Gouge, John Hicks and Park Whitson will officiate.  Burial will be in Mckinney Cemetery.

 

 

 

Virginia Land Grants – Shaler Smith

 

Previously unpublished grants, Lord Fairfax proprietorship between Rappehannock and Potomac Rivers (Northumberland, Richmond and Stafford Counties), abstracted from Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1792, Gertrude E. Gray, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.

 

P20

Makenny, William, Book 2-284, William Makeeny of Westmoreland Co., 100 acres adjacent James Hardwick, 31 Dec 1697.

 

P133

John McKenny, Book E-254, John McKenny of Prince William Co., 94 acres in said county on branches of Pohick adj. Col. Fitzhugh, Falkner’s corner, surveyed by Mr. Thomas Davis, 21 May 1741 (Survey plot in deed book)

 

 

P138

John McKenny, Book E-358, William Barker of Prince William Co. 287 acres in said county on N. Main Br. Of Pohick, Surv. By Mr. Thomas Thomas the younger adj. Fithugh’s Ravensworth Tract, John Melton, John McKenny, 26 Oct 1741.  ibid

 

 

 

 

McKinney – Colby, Kansas

 

Regarding the photograph that ye Editor had from Colby, KS, member Ila Eckstadt writes that the photographer was her great-uncle, George Taggart McKinney, born 30 Mar 1860 at Decatur Co., IN.  In 1863, his parents, the Rev. Daniel Stuart McKinney and Jane (Henderson) McKinney moved to Shelby Co., IL.  In 1885, they removed to Thomas Co., KS.  By 1900 George and his family had moved to Walla Walla, Washington, where he continued as a photographer.

 

 

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In 1885, George, his nine brothers and their families, his parents, uncle and aunt, and their daughters were all located in Thomas Co., KS.  The only daughter, Missouri Frances McKinney Corley, had married and stayed in Shelby Co., IL.

 

Note- Isn’t it nice that someone found a photograph that brings so much family information to us?  Many thanks.

 

 

 

Questions, Questions

 

 

McKinney

McCarter

Shadrack McKinney mar Hannah McCarter, 29 Apr 1805; a land deed 1839, Lee Co., VA shows Shadrack’s wife as Jane.  When did Hannah die?  Who were her pts?

Howard W. McKinney, 607 So. Wesley, Oak Park, IL 60304

 

 

Cress

McKinney

Shadrack Jackson McKinney, son of Shadrack and Jane Cress McKinney (see above)?  Shadrack J. mar Rachell ?, where were they in 1860?  Should be in Claiborne Co., TN, but not in census or in McKinneys listed from the Virginia State Library Archives.  Hubert McKinney’s widow, Clara (son of Amanda McKinney, a dau of Samuel P. McKinney) stated that Samuel P. had sister Sidney, who mar Henry Thomas.  They are buried in Grainger Co., TN.  Clara’s mother in law told her that Samuel’s father was not a McKinney, but that he assumed the name because his mother, Jane Cress, was not married to his biological father.  Any help?  All letters acknowledged.

Connie Roach, Rt 1, Cross Pike Rd., Clinton, TN 37716

 

 

McKinney

Chipman

Seeking info, Harriett McKinney, b ca 1800.  Married Jessie Chipman, 12 Dec 1817, d 17 Feb 1880, Brooklyn, Schuyler Co., IL.  Any help appreciated.

Sharon Kelly, 651 2nd Ave. W., Twin Falls, ID 83301

 

 

McKinney

Gonce

Wilson

Steele

Henson

Need info, grandfather Wilson (Wilse) McKinney, b TN, mar Martha Jane Steele, dau of Isaac Steele and Hannah Henson, lived near Bass, Jackson Co., AL.  May have left state ca 1895.  Robert McKinney b ca 1805, prob Jackson Co., AL or Franklin Co., TN, mar Fannie Gonce, dau Isaac Gonce and Frances Wilson.  One ch, Isaac Russell McKinney, prob. others.

Robert L. McKinney, 10794 Morning Glory, Dallas, TX 75229, Publishers of ‘Bryan/Bryant Newsletter’

 

 

McKinney

Ott

Turner

Seeking info, Turner McKinney, wife, Nancy Ott.  Turner b KY, mar 25 Jan 1833.  Known iss, Alexander, Louisa, Susan, Eliza Cathrine.  Believe Turner’s pts, Alexander McKinney, Sr., b 1785 TN, mar Lincoln Co., KY, 26 Mar 1808, Susan Turner.  Known iss, Turner, Nancy, Eliza John.

Dale Allen McKinney, 39001 Plumbrook Dr., Farmington Hills, MI 48018

 

 

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McKinney

Miller

Seeking info, Dr. James E. McKinney b 21 Sep 1868, d Sep 7, 1933, Spartanburg, SC.  Also Thomas Jubilee McKinney of Rutherford, NC, Miller McKinney of NC, William McKinney and wife, Nancy Miller.  John McKinney settled at the mouth of McKinney’s Creek 1775, d 1804.

Jon D. Ayres, 1210 Gordon Ave., Albany, GA 31701

 

Note:  Editor has replied to this query giving the relationship of these names to John McKinney of Rutherford Co., NC.

 

 

McKinney

Lawson

Copley

Descent from Joseph F. McKinney b VA 1770 and Elizabeth Copley, mar 1791, Fincastle Co., VA through son, Joseph McKinney and Martha Dillon; James H. McKinney and Julia A. ?; Wm. M. McKinney b MO 1860, wife, Matilda Lawson.  Any information appreciated.

Maxine Hamilton, Rt 2, Box 194, Amory, MS 38821

 

 

McKinne

Still searching, identification of Garrett McKinne, who d Craven Co., NC, 1756/7.  Was he the Garrett of Cecil Co., MD, w/father Alexander who d Cecil Co. 1722, wife Mary?

Shaler Gordon Smith, Jr., 27718 King’s Kew, Bonita Springs, FL 33923

 

 

McKinney

Seeking info, Robert McKinney d ca 1817 near Dover, TN, wife, Rebecca.  Two known ch, Elizabeth and Jonathan members of Saline Creek Baptist Church, 1810 through 1836.

Eric Lawler, 2707 Sibley Dr., Arlington, TX 76015

 

 

McKinney

Seeking Thomas McKinney b ca 1799, PA, d Antioch, OH.  Wife, Sarah, iss John I., Margaret, James Madison, Charles Edward, David O. (Oliver?)

Carol Osborn, 1338 Ambrosden Lane, Channelview, TX 77530

 

 

McKinney

Ballard

Still seeking proof of James McKinney’s pts, sibs; wife, Mary Ballard.  Since Mary lived Bedford Co., VA, did family of James live in VA ca 1771/2 when James and Mary met?  Was James Quaker before marriage?  Any relationship to the James and Mary McKinney of Plumstead Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., PA?  Have yet found proof of relationship to John McKinney, son of Mordecai McKinney, Sr. of NJ.  Mary’s pts lived Orange, Bedford, Hanover, Louisa counties, VA, also had visited Surry Co. and Guilford Co., NC.

Patricia Kirkwood, 2750 W. 232 St., Torrance, CA 90505

 

 

McKinney

Smith

Seeking identity of Sarah Louise Smith, wife of Obediah McKinney Surry Co., NC to Ross Co., OH, ca 1811.  Obediah transferred to Greene Co., OH Quaker meeting, but not located on tax records in OH until 1820.  Where was he during that period?  Was Sarah dau of Isaac Smith of Ross Co.?

As Above

 

 

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News and Reviews

 

 

The McKinney library is now housed again at the home of Editor at 2750 W. 232 Street, Torrance, CA 90505.  Books available for loan are listed in the Winter 1986 issue of our publication.  Some books were lost in the U. S. Mails during shipment and are listed below.  We welcome books for reviews and all materials donated to the library are placed in the collection and are available for loan to members.

 

Missing Volumes:

 

D’Autrechy, P., Some Records of Old Hunterdon County 1701-1838

 

Grammer, N. R., Marriage Records of Washington Co., TN 1787-1840

 

Towle, Laird C., Genealogical Periodical Annual Index:  1984

 

Wheeler, W. O., Inscriptions on the Tombstone and Monuments in the Graveyards, Whippany and Hanover, Morris Co., NJ

 

Worrell, A. L., Over the Mountain Men, Early Court Records in Southwest Virginia

 

Tuttle, Antiquarian Book Catalog, No. 6

 

Yates, 1776 Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 1, Vol. 4 No. 1, Vol. 5, No. 2

 

Yates, Ridgerunners, Vol 4, 11, 14

 

We plan to replace some of the missing volumes as soon as the insurance is remitted by the Postal Service.  This loss points up the importance of insuring the books, when returning, at the replacement value of the material.

 

 

 

New Books in Our Library

 

Revolutionary War Public Service Claim Records for Elizabeth City County, Virginia, 1976, Published by the LRC Historical and Archeological Society as part of the American Revolution Bicentennial; Soft cover, 35pp, $3.00

 

Purchased from a private collection, this small booklet lists certificates and claims made against the government in Elizabeth City County.  Necessary information for researchers especially if they are trying to prove public service for the ancestor for hereditary society membership, there are no McKinney’s mentioned in this booklet, but several Armisteads, Ballards and Jennings names that are familiar to this reviewer.

 

 

39 Bear Tracks, Hunting for Bears Genealogical and Historical Society, PO Box 204, North Salt Lake, UT 84054, Membership $10.00 per year, Quarterly, Nicholas R. Murray, Editor.

 

This issue of 16pp includes articles concerning the Louisiana Genealogical Society, IL marriages, book reviews, computer information, and an informative article concerning the 1914 list of Mississippi Choctaws, a continuing feature.  Contains much information regarding marriages and locations for those researching American Indian records.  Queries are published, although their query policies are not stated.  Another interesting feature is listed burials from the Blakely Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  A nicely done quarterly, it is recommended to subscribers.  Contact the Editor for their query policy.

 

 

Yearbook of the Holland Society, 1890-91, 231pp, hard cover

 

Purchased at a garage sale nearby, this book is fragile and falling apart, but is of interest to those with early New York ancestors, especially the ten page addenda of Dutch nursery rhymes.  Contains speeches of prominent members and a few

 

 

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Genealogical sections, it offers nothing to the researcher, but some very interesting history of New Amsterdam.

 

 

The Surnames of Scotland:  George Black, New York Public Library

 

This book has been added to the Editor’s personal library recently, and we would be happy to copy material from it for members.  The definitive authority on Scottish surnames, most of us are familiar with this volume.  Purchased at a recent Highland Games held in Costa Mesa, CA, the Editor has found a marvelous bookshop that deals with books from the British Isles.  If interested, write to Editor concerning location, prices, etc.

 

 

The G.R.O.U.P.  Genealogical Reference of Upcoming Publications of the Inland Empire (Washington)

 

A listing of people currently publishing a continuing series of genealogical publications, the surname booklets are listed below.  For those interested, contact editor for mailing addresses and further information.

 

Abshire Abstracts

Adamson Ancestry

Alexander Agenda

Baldwin By-Lines

Barnes Bulletin

Barrett Branches

Barton, Barons and Beggers (Proposed)

Becker Banner

Billingsley Yesterday and Today

Blakeley Bandwagon

Brand Names

Bricker Branches

Brock/Prock Families

Bundy By-Lines

Burge Branches

Butcher Block

Cain Connections

Cammack Ancestry

Chamberlain Chain

Chandler Collections

Coe Chronicles (Proposed)

Cox Heritage

Cross (Proposed)

Cummings and Goings

Dalton Data

Dickerson

Dye Data

Edwards (Proposed)

Everything Evans

Farr Footnotes

Farrell Families

Fish Families Records and Lines

Fisher Families

Freeman Footnotes

Gates Gazette

Gilbert Gallery

Grant Families (Proposed)

Graven Families

Green Gallery

Grier

Hastings Herald

Henderson Highlights

Higgs Heritage

Hollowell Heritage

Horton Happenings

Howell Lines

Karow (Proposed)

Kaufman Heritage

Keys to Your Past

Layman-Lehman Records and Lines

Lease (proposed)

Lee Lines

Luttrell Lineages and Data

McCoy Material

McNeill Memoranda

Mahan Lines

Mercer Memories

Montgomery Families

Morton Heritage

Oakes Acorns

Page Pedigree

Parker Papers

Peele Heritage (Proposed)

Perkins Press

Peterschick

Pittman Families

Poe Pages

Potter Profiles

Oswald Outlines

Rambo References

Rappleye Ancestry

Rice Remembers

Ritter Relatives

Robertson Report-Rodgers

Rubidoux (Proposed)

Seat Families

Shorb Seekers (Proposed)

Simonson Misc. Research Data

Small Siblings

Stafford Data

Ancestry Staples

Stratton Notes

Summers

Swegle

Talbott Tree

Tubb Trails

Van Vleet Vital Records (Proposed)

Van Zandt Ancestors

Wade World

Walker Footprints

Weeks Wanderings

Wilcox

Wiley World

Yale

 

Also published are State Query books containing queries and reviews and books, newsletters and other publications that pertain to particular states.  Free queries are accepted that relate to those states.  Family histories may be submitted for review.  States covered are:  AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI.

 

 

Query booklets with compiler’s codes other than states include:

 

Canadian Queries

Dutch queries

English Enquiries

French Queries

German Queries

Italian Queries

Irish Queries

Jewish Queries

Morman Queries

Scandinavian Queries

Scottish Queries

In Search of Missing People

Quaker Lineages

Sisquiyou County (CA)

 

 

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McKinney, Lincoln County, Kentucky - Search of Two Cemeteries, 1986

 

Dorothy Gross, Member . . .

 

McKinney is a small village now, on Hwy 198.  it was earlier known as McKinney’s station.  The pioneer settlement was established, it is said, by Archibald McKinney of Rockbridge County, VA, on the headwaters of Hanging Fork of Dick’s River about two miles from Green River and nine miles from Stanford, in 1792.  It was located on the Cumberland Settlement Trace.

 

On 5 Oct 1986 I drove to McKinney in search of any old cemeteries which might have McKinney headstones.  There is an old cemetery on the former McKinney farm at the edge of the village.  Mrs. Chaney is the present owner of 137 acres of the old McKinney farm.  She kindly allowed me to go on her property and search the cemetery which is on a small hill in a cow pasture overlooking the present farm houses, a tobacco barn, and the railroad line.

 

Small oak saplings, weeds, and a few large trees have overgrown the cemetery and cows roam freely through the broken and half-buried grave markers.  There appeared to be approximately 60 discernible graves, all in poor condition, many marked only with fieldstones at head and foot.  The cemetery is completely untended.

 

The large McKinney home, a two story structure with columns, built by Archibald or Burton McKinney (accounts differ) burned 17 Sep 1981 due to careless renters and only the porch stones remain.

 

The old headstones which I found readable in the cemetery were as follows:

 

 

Mary Jane, wife of W. M. Burton, b Sep 16, 1826, d Jun 8, 1865 (brf log)

(headstone broken from base, lying on ground)

 

James Burton, b Dec 2, 1814, d ? (broken) (child?) (brf log)

 

Lucinda McKinney, b Oct 3, 1804, d Apr 27, 1863, (toppled, log)

(Lucinda is wife of Burton McKinney - - - dg)

 

 

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Burton McKinney, b Jul 16, 1799, d Aug 10, 1874

(Headstone still standing.  Son of Archibald and Jane (McClure) McKinney – dg.)

 

Ann Eliza McKinney, b Feb 6, 1834, d Apr 24, 1860

 

L. M.

 

A. E. M.

(Small stones on base, l.o.g.  Footstones for Lucinda and Ann Eliza?)

 

Infant daughter of Wm. And Mary J. Burton (l.o.g.; no dates)

 

Born Oct 1830, d  (toppled, l.o.g.; no name discernible)

 

M. J. P.  (small stone)

 

 

Large stone, base toppled, stone broken, lichen obscure lettering.

 

Thos P. Burton, b Dec 16, 1826, d age 4 yrs. (bfb log)

 

Catharine Burton, b Jan 4, 1820, d in her 23rd yr (broken, log)

 

In memory of Thomas A. Purdon.     (? Burton) (Was born 17th Nov 1835, d Jan 12, 1836)

 

(double stone)

Capt. A. Burton, b Mar 25, 1782, d Mar 25, 1868 ‘He lived and died an honest man’

Rosamond, wife of A. Burton, d Oct 1843, aged 50 years

 

Bettie, wife of J. W. Givens, b Nov 22, 1837, d 1876    (b, l.o.g.)

 

A. M.  (Possible footstone of Archibald McKinney ?? ---dg)

 

Monument still standing, sloping, face, lichen obscure lettering

 

C. A. Yokum, Co. K, 12 KY inf.

 

In Memory of Mary Huntsman (no dates)

 

In Memory of Josiah Huntsman

 

In Memory of Jane Huntsman  (Jane McKinney married Josiah Huntsman, ---dg)

 

G. H.   (l.o.g.)

 

The graves appear now to have been placed in no particular alignment.  The numbers above are only my order of recording.  Many graves are sunken among the trees without markers.  Newer graves (no McKinneys) dated in the 1950s, 1970s are also scattered among the trees and their small markers broken.  If Archibald McKinney is buried there on his old farm I did not find a definite marker, although it is possible that proper scrubbing might reveal his name on one of the lichen-covered stones.

 

 

 

About two miles farther south on Hwy 198 is a larger public cemetery in current use.  There I found:

 

Mariah J., wife of Madison McKinney, b Feb 6, 1812, d Nov 19, 1877

 

Madison McKinney, d Oct 13, 1897, aged 81 yrs, 11 m 17(?) d

(Son of Archibald and Jane (McClure) McKinney, ---dg)

 

 

 

McKinney, KY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arkansas Genealogical Notes and Abstracts

 

 

Franklin Co.

 

Albert McKinney, Martha A. Crawford, 20 Sep 1859

 

George McKinney, Tabitha Rosen, 27 Jun 1850

 

Noble McKinney, Emeline Crawford, 21 Oct 1860

 

Sarah C. McKinney, 16 and Jessie Davis, 19, 2 Sep 1856

 

Eliza B. McKinney, James Ham, 2 Jan 1855

 

Mary Ann McKinney, 16, Wm. L. St Clair, 19 Apr 1855

 

Melinda Ann, 20, Micajah Stone, 22 nd

 

 

Jefferson Co. Pioneers, 1834

 

Philip M. McKennie, George G. McKinney

 

 

Pulaski Co.

 

Augustus McKinney, 38, Elizabeth Lainer, 23, mar 28 Dec 1864 by J. S. Robertson, MJ, Hempstead Co.

 

Patsey McKinney, Wm. Collum, 12 Feb 1826, Collen McKinney, JP, Hempstead Co.

 

 

Logan Co.

 

Isaac Smith b 1822 OH, mar 1840, Annie McKinney

 

Issue:

 

John

 

Mary

 

Isaac D.

 

Catherine Annie

 

He mar 2nd, Hester A. Cummins.

 

 

Pope Co.

 

Lemmons McKinney, Hiram Pitts, 20 Feb 1854

 

Mrs. Nancy McKinney, Henry Ruff of Searcy Co., 14 May 1856

 

 

Arkansas Co.

 

William C. McKinney, 23, and Sarah Jane Ishams, 16, 17 Oct 1860

 

 

Old Miller Co.

 

Grand jurors, 1830

 

David McKinney

 

Collin McKinney

 

Blatchely McKinney

 

Daniel McKinney

 

 

David McKinney appraised the Bradley estate, 1835

 

 

Sale at home of Collin McKinney, 1835. 

 

 

Thomas Wats, son of Wm. chose Ashley McKinney as guardian.  Thomas, age 14 in 1834.

 

 

McClean Co.

 

Thomas G. McKinney, Nancy M. Little, 27 Sep 1853

 

18 Oct 1853, William McKinney, Albina Jane Hunt

 

16 Feb 1865, Wm. H. McKinney, Mary Calder

 

Sep 1866, Charles A. McKinney, Mary Elizabeth Land

 

6 Oct 1870, James McKinney, Ollie J. Riggs

 

9 Jan 1870, Wm. H. McKinney, Tura Ball

 

 

Union Co.

 

Wm. J. McKinnie, 62, and Rebecca Webb, 42, 2 Feb 1870, James Freeman, JP

 

 

Saline Co.

 

Richard McKinney 47, Abcilla Conway, 30, at house of B. McDaniel, 19 Dec 1857 by Thomas Loster, JP, B-156

 

Sarah McKinney, Edward Brown, 14 Jul 1847, by Edward Akin, JP

 

Cynthia McKinney, 17, Matthew Brown, 22, 21 Jan 1855, by John L. Green, JP, b-95

 

Hot Springs Co.

 

Abby McKinney 26, James Gibbins, 24, 26 Mar 1840, by Wm. M. Ward, JP, A-16

 

James A. McKinney, 24, Molly M. Dowdy (McDowdy?), 17, 23 Oct 1859, by Philip S. Lively, JP, 1-214

 

 

Arkansas Co.

 

William C. McKinney, 23, Sarah Jane Isham, 16, 17 Oct 1860

 

 

Pope Co.

 

Lula L. McKinney, 20 of Russellville and Thomas M. Oats of Fort Smith, 24 Dec 1891

 

Rebecca J. McKinney, John K. Polk, 14 Sep 1873

 

Caroline McKinney, 20, Ephraim Winters, 24, 10 Jun 1876

 

Madison C. McKinney, Martha W. Harman, 4 Mar 1869

 

William A. McKinney, 33, of Perry Co. to Mary Cooper, 33, 30 Aug 1876

 

 

Independence Co.

 

Charles F. McKinney, 42, Estaline P. Lynch, 19, 17 Jun 1856

 

Clarke Sandford McKinney, 34, Mary Smith, 30, 29 Jun 1845

 

 

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Clarke Sandford McKinney was in Captain Jesse Bean’s Arkansas Mounted Rangers, 1832, stationed at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.

 

Clark S. McKinney, Sarah Hulsey, 12 May 1831

 

Robert F. McKinney, Mary E. McCauley, 23, Oct 5, 1865

 

William McKinney, 30, Cynthia McMannis, 16, 21 Apr 1841

 

John P. McKiney, Mary Beard, 30 May 1869

 

 

Arkansas Co.

 

Wm. C. McKenny, Sarah Ishamn, 17 Oct 1860

 

Sarah A. McKenny, 23, Charles F. Reedy, 29, 19 Dec 1860, by Wm. J. Scott, MG, ME Church South

 

Elizabeth McKinney, 18, Hardin Alan Baugh, 26, 12 Mar 1863, both of Arkansas Co., by Thomas Alford, JP

 

 

Arkansas Family Historian, Leel Cemetery, Union Co.  Copied by Suzanne Poe Caprio, dau of Opal McKinney Poe, grandmother of Pearl Cobb McKinney:

 

Lettie Ardell McKinney Fisk, 1879-1898       Son, Herman, 1898

 

Mattie E. McKinney, 1877-1927                    George E., 1877-1956

 

Inf dau of G. E. and M. E. (nd)

 

Pat McKinney, 1888-1964                              John Neal McKinney, 1897-1960

 

Biddle White McKinney, 1898-1972                         

 

James Harris McKinney, 1887-1970              Phelia Olive, 1882-1900

 

Sarah Harper McKinney, 1858-1906              John Henry McKinney, 1837-1897

 

George Emit McKinney, 1851-1897

 

Josephine Harper McKinney, 1855-1936       Ola McKinney Little, wife, J. F. Little, 1893-1926

 

William Henry McKinney, 1876-1928

 

Onie Mae McKinney, 1895-1967

 

Unmarked Grave, Kinch Mckinney

 

 

Polk Co. – Grannis Cemetery:

 

Moses McKinney, 31 Aug 1864, 27 Jan 1927

 

 

McKinney Cemetery, Old Potter:

 

Young McKinney, 14 Apr 1822, 22 Feb 1899, b Trigg Co., KY

 

Mary D. McKinney, 20 Mar 1826, 23 May 1897, b Chester Co., SC

 

Worthy McKinney, 26 Jan 1852, 10 Jun 1916

 

Bunyon McKinney, 15 Jan 1854, 5 Mar 1882

 

Young McKinney, 22 Jun 1861, 21 Nov 1931

 

W. D. McKinney, 28 Jan 1864, 27 Apr 1943

 

Abigail McKinney, Pipkin, 13 Jan 1856, 2 Oct 1940

 

Mary A. McKinney, Cole, 1 Dec 1868, 22 May 1927

 

Five unmarked graves believed to be this same family.

 

 

McGilead Cemetery (Rocky):

 

Margaretta Patten McKinney Maddox (Wife of Bunyhon McKinney), 15 Jul 1861, 26 Sep 1935

 

Ethel Ozella Turner McKinney, 31 Oct 1882, 4 Apr 1912

 

John McKinney, 1878-1952

 

Ethel McKinney nee Featherstone, 10 Dec 1898, 2 Mar 1938

 

Grace McKinney Johnson, 20 Nov 1901, 15 Nov 1940

 

 

White Oak Cemetery, west edge of Mena, AR:

 

Bess McKinney, 1886-1969

 

 

Witherspoon Cemetery, SE of Vandervoort:

 

Bessie McKinney, 15 Aug 1866, 19 Jan 1948

 

J. W. McKinney, 21 Mar 1873, 19 Nov 1947

 

William McKinney, 30 Nov 1865, 25 May 1903

 

 

Little Rock, Arkansas Gazette

 

Died in Phillips Co., Mrs. McKinney, wife of Robert McKinney, Nov 3, 1821

 

 

The News Caster

Custer, Custard, Kuster, Kester, Caster, Castor

 

Published by the Castor Family Association

Mr. Charles Scholer

2103 Plantation Drive

Richmond, TX 77469

 

 

 

Comprehensive Ancestor Tracking

Research, Southern States

 

Write:

C A T S

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1507 Hickory Valley Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421

 

 

 

Archives

Will search in Federal Archives in Kansas City, MO, member of Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, experienced genealogist, write for details.

 

SASE, please

 

Mr. Ronald Walker

608 East 61st Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64110

 

 

 

The KARD Files

Genealogical Publications and Research

 

John and Judy Dye

East 2018 Marietta

Spokane, WA 99207

 

 

 

Ohio McKinneys

Handbook, soft cover, research on all OH counties, contains approximately 125 pages of wills, cemetery records, land records, marriages, court minutes.

 

Order from:

Mrs. Barbara Stanfield

6201 Lansbrook Lane

Oklahoma City, OK 63132

$5.00 ppd

 

 

 

McKinney Association Publications

Private Marriage Register, Rev. John Steffy (Western PA), Soft-cover, 35pp  $7.50 ppd

 

Durand Family Genealogy, Maude M. Sellman, $10.00 ppd

 

 

 

Sellman Publishing

Marietta, GA, Confederate Burials, 4pp, photocopy, $2.00 ppd

 

Fredericksburg, VA

Civil War Burials, 1979, 83pp

Soft-cover, index, maps, $15.00 ppd

 

M. Sellman

1110 Millet Way

Sacramento, CA 95834

 

 

 

 

 

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