The McKinney Maze
Volume V #4
Newsletter of the McKinney Family Association
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 to assist and instruct in genealogical research and to publish private and public records and educational articles. Bylaws and Constitution adopted October 1982 and granted non profit, incorporation 3 May 1983 by the State of Oklahoma. Trustees are Barbara Pannage Stanfield, E. Neil Stanfield and Richard A. Kipf.
Barbara Pannaqe Stanfield, Coordinator
Patricia McKinney Kirkwood, Editor
Willa Sorenson, Associate Editor
Peter Campbell McKinney, Registrar Treasurer
Barbara Pannage Stanfield, Librarian
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 the Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, Laird C. Towle, Editor, Bowie, MD
The L. D. S. Library Patricia Kirkwood
Many correspondents of late have indicated unfamiliarity with what is available at their local Temple Libraries (Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints). Let me describe the many materials available at the West Los Angeles branch library, located in West Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Genealogical Library (Temple) contains a multiplicity of records, microfilm reading room, maps, microfiche records, card catalogs, books, indexes, copy machines and most importantly, a staff that is well acquainted with the holdings and is happy to help the novice or experienced researcher.
Census records: complete 1900 back through the 1790 census records available, 1910 census now complete or on order (80 rolls); complete 1880 and 1900 Soundex indexes; part of the 1910 Soundex/Miracode indexes available.
International Genealogical Index (IGI): contains 88 million names from around the world, especially valuable for the British Isles, with over 40 million names. Look up the name under the locality where the birth or marriage occurred. Names listed alphabetically (about 7800 microfiche).
Three/four generation family group sheets submitted from 1961 through 1974, 986 rolls of familes of family group sheets.
Accelerated Indexing System (AIS) Census Indexes, microfiche, also printed indexes of most census books, covering most states through 1850.
Family Registry: Contains about 160,000 registrations, indexes, names that researchers are doing genealogical work on. Maybe someone has already solved the research problem you are now working with. Register the lines on which you are now working, indexes are updated quarterly.
Library of Congress Family History Card Catalog updated weekly on subscription basis gives latest information on family histories that have been published and added to the Library of Congress.
French-Canadian Research: 174 rolls of microfilm on the Loiselle Marriage Indexes, Quebec and other areas of Canada.
Index to North Carolina Marriage Bonds: period of 1741-1868, contains indexes to 170,000 marriage bonds (microfiche).
Old Parochial Registers (OPR) Index: covers the northern counties of Scotland and indexes all the pre 1855 births and marriages that occurred in those counties. Other counties are in the process of being compiled. Indexed by both surname and given name (microfiche)
Hamburg Passenger Lists, Indexes: 1850 through 1934 with the exception of late 1914 through 1919. 484 rolls of indexes and lists, usually provides the name of the village from which each person came in Germany.
New York Passenger Lists and Indexes; index to New York arrivals 1830-1846 complete; 1897-1902 complete; 450 rolls of the 1902-1932 Soundex indexes (a little over one-half the availability); several hundred rolls of actual lists as well.
Other Passenger Indexes; Boston, 1848-1891; Baltimore, 1833-1866; Baltimore, 1830-1897; Atlantic and Gulf coast ports, 1830-1874; Philadelphia, 1800-1906.
California Deaths Index, Marriage Index, state-wide; deaths 1940-1983 in ten year sections; marriage indexes cover 1960-1981 in ten year sections, entire state (microfiche).
New York City: Births and deaths, index, 1880's to 1966 for births; deaths, 1888-1965.
Chicago, Illinois: Death index, birth index, marriage index, births from 1871-1915; marriages 1871-1916; deaths 1871-1933.
England and Wales; birth indexes 1837-1906; marriage 1837-1903; deaths 1837-1903, covers both England and Wales, and are indexed by quarters of the year; microfilm, S-1 S-1113.
Index to Birth, Marriage, Death, Ireland: Protestant marriages, 1845-1863; then all marriages, 1864-1958; births 1864-1958: and deaths, 1864-1958 for Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Early Illinois: Name index, 248 rolls of film covering names found in early census records and many other types of records.
Vosburg Collection, Church Records, New York State: 90 rolls of various church records.
Census Records, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada: Over 500 rolls of various census records, more being added.
Ireland Census Substitutes: Griffith's Land Valuations and Tithe Allotments for Ireland, mostly complete.
Vermont Vital Records: Collection of 287 rolls of vital records.
Rhode Island Vital Records: Indexed collection, 48 rolls.
Connecticut Vital Records: 81 rolls, Barbour Collection.
Kentucky Families: 94 Rolls, Barber Collection of films.
New Hampshire Town Records: 70 rolls, incomplete
Alabama Records: 245 volumes, Alabama records of all types
West Virginia: 50 volumes, early West Virginia records.
Military Records and Indexes: 800 rolls, Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants.
Index, War of 1812 pension files, 102 rolls, complete
Index, compiled service records, Confederate soldiers, 535 rolls
General Index, pension records, 1861-1934, 544 rolls, index film
Index to records of the Indian Wars, 1862-1926
Index, Mexican War, 1887-1926 (Should be listed as Spanish American War)
Index to Pension files, Old War, 1815-1926
General Index, Revolutionary War service records, 58 rolls
LDS Church Census: Census taken in 1914, 1920, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935. (Alphabetically arranged)
New York Miscellaneous Records: DAR records, church records, cemetery records, miscellaneous town records, 62 rolls.
Polish Church Records: 700 rolls, various church records.
Surname Index, Land Records of Ireland: 1708-1904, microfilm.
Welsh Genealogies: 300 AD to 1400 AD for Wales.
Gazetteer Card File: 45,000 catalog cards on hard to find sites (usually in the map reference area of the library).
Sutro Library Catalog: Microfiche, annual supplements, covers genealogical holdings of the Sutro Library in San Francisco. Important, because materials and directories are available on inter-library loans through the public library systems.
Most of the branch libraries conduct free genealogical instruction classes and other classes for specific areas of research from time to time. Most of the additions to the library are donated by patrons, and $5.00 will obtain a roll of the 1910 Soundex code microfilm (as an example). New films of the 1860 and 1870 Federal Census records are being added by donation, since the old copies are badly faded and worn. I am sure that the branch library in your area will have similar holdings, and welcomes patron participation in the donation program.
One very important point to remember when using the three-four generation family group sheets, and the IGI is -- The Information is only as accurate as the person who entered the sheet or work -- Unfortunately, the library or the genealogical society does not have the time or the staff to source or proof the family group sheets or other information submitted to the Church or to the Society collections. Please do not
assume that because a family group sheet has been microfilmed, that it is an accurate record. I have seen some totally inaccurate and downright misleading information both microfilmed and entered in the IGI, material that I have sourced and proofed, and know to be incorrect. Unfortunately, novice researchers will assume the work to be factual, and find themselves later in their research, stalemated because of the inaccuracy. Only extensive 'back-tracking' accomplishes the correct information.
Some of the information is recorded in both systems from vital records in each state, taken from printed materials. These can be used with certainty. Be sure that you ascertain the source of the material when using the microfilm and the IGI index.
Ohio Research Notes . . .
1850 Federal Census, Highland County
2017, McKinney, Obediah, 64, b NC, residing, Paint Township
Sarah, 56, b NC
Anderson, 28, b OH
Alfred, 25, b OH
2021, Thomas Roberts household:
Julia McKinney, 21, b OH
Amon McKinney, 18, b OH
Lewis McKinney, 16, b OH
Elizabeth, 14, b OH
2023, McKinney, Jesse, 31, b OH
Ann, 26, b VA
Mary A., 6
Elizabeth A., 1/12, b OH
1618, Madison Township, Mary A. McKinney, 65, 200 acres, b VA
Eliza, 16, b OH
Jane Redley, 50, b Ireland
470, Liberty Township, Franklin McKinney, 36, farmer, VA
Mary C., 37, VA
James S., 14, VA
Nancy J., 13 VA
E. J., 10, female, VA
John A., 8, VA
William H., 6, VA
Robert S., 2, OH
1850 Federal Census, Knox County, Middlebury Township:
McKinney, William, 39, Va
Louisa, 31, OH
George E., 5, OH
Eliza, 3, OH
Melville, 1, OH
Knox Co. Continued:
McKinney, William, age 28, shoemaker, b CT
Sarah, 23, CT
Olive, 5, CT
Charles, 2, OH
McKinney, Aaron, laborer, 44, b VA
Sarah, 44, VA
Rachel C., 17
Mary C., 15
James H., 10
Eliza A., 7
John W., 5
Jane McKinney, 68, birthplace illegible
Miscellaneous Notes / Pieces, Ohio:
Trumbull Co., petition for road, 20 Dec 1815, signature, A. McKinney
Thomas McKinney, 1847-1931, Elizabeth, 1852-1932: burials, include son, Edmond 1878-1894 and Charlie, 1879-1938
Burials, Greenfield, Madison Township, Highland Co., OH: John McKinney, d 23 Apr 1827, age 65 (1762), Wife, Mary (Wilson), d 29 Mar 1849, age 81 (1768). These McKinneys were Quakers, and are buried near Obediah McKinney and Sarah Smith McKinney.
Hartman Cemetery, Paint Township, Highland Co.: Louisa McKenia, wife of James, 4-29-79, age 78-1-252.
Marriages, Highland County (a list taken from a county history volume, with no dates):
Barbara McKinney, Elijah Bocock
Mary McKinney, Joshua Wilson
Mary A. McKinney, Wm. Glascock
Ann E. McKinney, Allen Pearce
Catherine McKinney, George Dunbar
Cynthia McKinney, Allen Anders
Eliza J. McKinney, James Reece
Elizabeth J. McKinney, Raney Vest
Julia McKinney, Benjamin Barrett
Margaret McKinney, John Worley
Nancy E. McKinney, Samuel Campbell
Rissie McKinney, George Hulse
Sarah L. McKinney, Joseph Wright
Anderson McKinney, Rachel Montgomery
Anderson McKinney, Malinda Clark
Daniel McKinney, Elizabeth Ann Grove
Dr. Smith McKinney, Rachel McCoy
Jesse McKinney, Ann Crone
Jesse McKinney, Margaret Dodds
Thomas McKinney, Elizabeth Swift
William McKinney, Polly Thomas
William McKinney, Rebecca Brown
Jesse McKinney, Ada Timmons
Mary White - ? McKinney
Rosa McKinney, Thomas Ferguson
James McKinney, Catherine Longworth, 26 Nov 1835
D. R. McKinney, Mary Levally, 27 Sep 1827
1st Settlers of Green Co., Mary McKinney, John Freeman, married in 1802. John came to Ohio from New Jersey in 1795 with his father.
Scott Township, burial, Elizabeth McCormick, wife of James McKinney, 1815-1871
Captain William McKinney of the militia, was instrumental in saving the Dilbone children in 1813, from Indian raids at Simmon's blockhouse. Susanna Simmons married Moses Winans of Shelby Co., and was born in 1811. Taken from Heroes and Heroines of the Fort Dilbone Massacre, published, 1896.
Charles E. Wright, b 1878 in Bridges, Highland Co., OH, d 30 Dec 1949 at Highland Co., son of Joseph H. Wright (1854-1875) and Sarah Louisa McKinney,
A fifth cousin: b 23 Mar 1857 in Van Wert, OH, died in Highland Co. Sarah was the daughter of Alfred McKinney and Phoebe Davis, granddaughter of Obed. McKinney of Highland Co. and Sarah Louise Smith.
Alfred and Phoebe also had son Charles Allen, b 4 Jun 1854 in Bridges, who married in Greene Co., 1878, Elizabeth Lavina Johnson, daughter of Allen Johnson and Sarah Leverton. Charles Allen had dau Bertha Idella McKinney, b 9 Mar 1879 in Centerfield, Highland Co., who married Harry Barrett in 1900.
North Carolina Notes . . .
Guilford County Courthouse Marriage Notices:
W. R. McKinney, Victoria A. Rudd, 9 Nov 1898
Francis M. McKeney, son of Wesley, and Massey McKeney, nd
Gerard McKenney, Polly Love, 26 Jan 1822, Jno. McKinney and Jno. Hanner, witnesses
William A. McKenney, Mary I. McKenzie, 12 May 1855
F. M. McKinney, Martha Chisall, 27 Apr 1865
Thomas McKinney, Emaline Peters, 13 Aug 1862
George J. McKinny, Eliza Lancaster, 12 Jun 1839
John McKinny, Eliza McQuestion, 23 Jan 1833, by Isam Gullet
Sarah McKinzy, John McKinsey, 28 Apr 1820, Wm. Lackey, Wm. T. Shields
Harriet E. McKinny, Wm. E. W. Lee, 22 Jan 1850
Nancy W. McKinney, Benjamin Lee, 27 Oct 1852, by Isaac Lee
Nicholas Killingworth McKinney and ?, 11 Sep 1812
Martha McKinny, Henry Anthony, 24 Feb 1857
Jane McKinney, Robert E. Beeson, 9 Dec 1856
Sarah McKinney, Ashley Dwiggens, 30 Jun 1841
Nancy McKinney, Henry Harrison, 16 Dec 1817
Caswell County, Marriages:
Thomas W. McKiney, Judith Chandler, 2 Jan 1814
Brooks McKinney, Eliza Beth Sarten, 4 Feb 1843
D. W. McKinney, Elizabeth F. Rudd, 31 Oct 1860
Drury McKinney, Susannah Richardson, 19 Sep 1820
George C. McKinney, Emma C. Sartin, 22 Jan 1866
Henry McKenney, Manerva Sanders, 13 Oct 1829
Isaac McKinney, Bettie Carter, 25 Dec 1867 (son of Isaac and Amy McKinney)
James A. McKinney, Martha F. Stadler, 11 Jan 1854
Nathaniel McKinney, Rachel Hensley, 4 Jul 1833
Robert McKinney, Martha G. Alverson, 15 Jun, 1852, Wm. T. McKinney, Bond
William McKinney, Jane Pierson, 20 Feb 1820, Peter McKinney
William T. McKinney, Isabeth V. Reid, 15 Dec 1858
Mary McKinney, Wm. L. Alverson, 20 Jan 1863
Elizabeth McKinney, Azariah Denney, 26 Sep 1823, Thomas Pinson, Thomas Graves, Bond
Martha A. McKinney, Wm. H. Massey, 9 Jan 1844
Saray McKinney, Wm. W. Moore, 28 Oct 1826, Peter Mckinne, Leannah Haralson, witnesses
Elizabeth McKenney, Robert Payne, 14 Sep 1807, James Vaughn, Sr., A. Murphy
Millie D. McKinny, Franklin B. Page, 4 Aug 1859
Susan McKinny, J. C. Powell, 6 Nov 1866
When a society or a civilization perishes, one condition can always be found - - they forgot where they came from. Carl Sandburg
Pennsylvania Families, Great Bend
History of Susquehanna County, Stocker
John McKinney purchased the Honorius Preston farm and ran the mills, he also started a carding and cloth dressing works. His son, Comet McKinney, now owns the property (1891), but the grist mill no longer is in operation, and the saw mill does little work. Henry McKinney, another son, is a resident of Great Bend. The mills were located on Salt Lick Creek and were sold to McKinney by John Strong.
The Presbyterian Yard adjoins the Church at Hallstead, is not much used as a burial place. It is located within the village limits and contains the bodies of many of the early settlers, among them: Solomon Jones, Elijah Skinner, Hugh I. Benn, Joseph Hendrickson, Wright Chamberlain, William Buck, Freeman Snow, Thomas T. Gale, Ebenezer Brown, Henry Langley, James W. McIlwee, and John McKinney 1791-1856, George W. Stephens, Jeremiah Baker, Nancy Baker, Asa Bennett, Anna Bennett, Peter Decker, Rev. Samuel Chamberlain, John Scotten, John Gillespie, Jannet Hume (his wife), John Gillespie, Jahiel Dayton, Abraham Du Bois, his wife, Minna Du Bois, Elizabeth Scudder, Franklin Lusk, and Henry K. Niven.
John McKinney had been a successful merchant on the other side of the Susquehanna River for many years (1830), he built a store east of where the Susquehanna Valley House stands in 1848 and continued in business there until his death in 1856. His son Henry then took charge of the store, and after other stores had been built up west of the railroad tract, he moved his goods west of the tract and closed them out at auction in 1866. The Susquehanna Valley House is near the Erie Railroad tract and was built by William Dayton about 1851. John McKinney was a leading member of the Methodist congregation at Great Bend. W. B. McKinney was a member of this church after 1862.
Hallstead McKinney's mills were located at the Hallstead post office, when John McKinney lived here in 1821, the only house on main street, south of Minna Du Bois hotel. McKinney afterwards built what became a part of the Mansion House. This store was separate near the bridge.
Abraham Du Bois, a descendant of Jacque of NJ, made a fortune in the jeweler's trade in Philadelphia and became an extensive land owner in the northeastern part of the state. He sent his brother Minna to Great Bend. Minna had son, Abraham who in 1815 built the sawmill. In company with John McKinney, he built upon a picturesque and slightly hillock the present Presbyterian Church, and was always one of its most earnest and devout supporters. His grandson, Abraham, son of Joseph, married Abbie, the daughter of Henry McKinney, Esq. of Great Bend.
The death of John McKinney was reported in the Independent Republican, November, 1856. John McKinney died in the 66th year of his age after a long illness. A long time member of the Presbyterian Church.
The church was built at the personal expense of John McKinney and Abram Debois and they were allowed the privilege of selling slips to renumerate them for their expenditures. In the 1830 Federal Census, John McKinney was listed as having the following family:
1 male, 0-5
1 male, 5-10
1 male, 10-15
1 male, 15-20
1 male, 30-40
2 females, 0-5
1 female, 5-10
1 female, 15-20
2 females, 20-30
1 female, 30-40
From other Federal Census records of 1850 1900, we find the following families:
John McKinney, Great Bend, wife Betsey age 48 and children, Comet age 23, and Sophia, age 19. John was 58 years old, a merchant, born in PA. His wife Betsey was born in NY and listed as 'insane'.
Henry McKinney, age 38, merchant, born NY, Jane L. age 22, born NY, and dau, unnamed, three months.
Catharine, age 57, b NY, William age 29, b NY, Eliza age 26, b NY (living with the Stephen Ackerman family)
John D. McKinney, age 28, miller, b PA, Rebecca, age 26, b PA, Melvin, age 3, and Lucy Jane, age 9 months.
Henry McKinney, 42, merchant, b NY, Jane L. 34, Benjamin 8 years, Cora, 4 years, Walter, 2 years, Margaret Lerman, domestic, age 18, b Ireland and William Yeir, age 22, store clerk.
Comet McKinney, 36, Mary, 31, James D., 8, Kate L., 5, Carno (?) 5/12, Betsey, 69, Sarah Wilker, domestic, 17.
John D. McKinney, 37, Rebecca, 39, Melvin, 14, Lucy J., 10, Ellen, 8, John O., 6, Charles I, 4, Betsey A., 1.
Comet McKinney, 46, Mary E., 41, Cate, 15, Florence, 10, Theodocia, 8, and Betsey, 70.
Comet McKinney, 55, Mary E., 51, Clarence R., 19, Theo S., 17.
Clarence R. McKinney, b Apr 1861, Lillie V., b Dec 1859, Comet, b Oct 1824.
Allegheny County McKinneys . . . History of Allegheny County, 1891
About the year 1822 this pioneer emigrated to America from Co. Derry, Ireland and for a time resided in Pittsburgh, whence he removed to Braddock and purchased 200 acres originally the Frazier property. He married in Ireland and was the father of five children:
His land was divided between his two sons Robert and John at his death. Robert was born in 1812 and married Mary Dick, who died leaving him one child, W. J. McKinney. He afterward married Catherine Lannon and had five children:
William died July 14, 1887.
William McKinney Jr.:
Eldest son of John McKinney was born Nov 23, 1842 and lived with his father on the homestead. Married J. C. West, Mar 4, 1867, and had seven children three living:
Eldest son of William McKinney was born Aug 1, 1802 in Co. Donegal Ireland, and came to America in 1810. John married Rebecca McGlinn of Albany, NY and had 3 sons and 4 daughters, only three daughters now living:
Mrs. William Curry of Lawrence Co
Mrs. L. C. Brinton of Beaver Co.
Mrs. Matlack of Braddock, PA.
John McKinney died Sep 25, 1887. His wife died Sep 23, 1872.
Farmer, residing in Elizabeth, is a grandson of Matthew and Elizabeth Lard McKinney. His parents were James and Mary Jane Blee McKinney, and he was born May 7, 1825 in Forward Township.
Robert married Nancy Marshall of OH and she died Dec 20, 1880 leaving four children:
Mary Jane (Mrs. Joseph Lytle)
Margaret Elizabeth (Mrs. James Gambol)
They belonged to the Presbyterian Church of Round Hill.
A farmer in Elizabeth was a descendant of Matthew McKinney and his wife, Elizabeth Lard, who came to PA and settled on land now owned by Robert and John McKinney. They had six children:
James married Mary Wallace Blee of Co. Donegal, Ireland and raised a family of 8 children:
Elizabeth, b 1817, d 1873
Nancy, b 1820
Margaret, b Dec 21, 1820
Matthew, b 1822, d 1822
Anna, b 1823
Robert, b 1825
John, b 1826
Mary, b 1829, d 1856
Nancy married Peter Reasoner of New Concord, OH.
Anna married Solomon Speers and lives in Elizabeth. (?)
Anna lives in Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co. (?)
(One of the above listings for Anna possibly should be Margaret)
Mary married Lewis Snee and had one child, who lives with John McKinney at the old homestead.
Mathew McKinney, Sr. died Oct 22, 1809, and Elizabeth, his wife, died in 1778.
James McKinney, son of Matthew, died in 1863.
Mary McKinney, wife of James Wallace, died in 1873.
Venango County McKinneys . . History of Venago County, Pennsylvania, 1890
A soldier in the Revolution, and emigrated from the north of Ireland, settling first in Chester Co., where he reared a family with his wife, Mary Llewellyn. From a DAR application paper dated 1966, he states that he was a volunteer in the Continental Army as a private, on the payroll of Capt. Andrew Lang, 1st Battalion of the rifle regiment, commanded by Daniel Broadhead. He enlisted 10 Apr 1776 and was quartered in camp near King's Bridge in the militia. The application paper names his children as:
Samuel (married Rachel McKinney)
Mary (Thomas Fulton)
Some of the archival material in LDS record states that he was the son of James Collin McKinney and Sarah Boone and adds additional children:
(Note: This material extracted from research done by member, Daphne Brownell)
The children of John McKinney and Mary Llewellyn that can be proven are:
1. Margaret McKinney, b 1785, d 31 Sep 1859, age 74-4-17, married John Fulton who d 2 May 1855, age 84. Their dates of death and ages are located on their headstones at Lick Run Presbyterian Church Cem., Jacksonville, Centre Co., PA.
2. Samuel McKinney, b 31 Oct 1786, d 20 Sep 1871, Salem City, Venango Co., PA. Married Rachel McKinney, dau of John McKinney and Elizabeth Dunn, (May 1799 Mar 1895), Salem, Venango Co.
3. Susan, b 13 Apr 1790, d 6 Jul 1877, 87-2-23, buried in Advent Church Cemetery, Boggs, Centre Co., PA, unmarried. (She was living with the John Fulton family in the 1850 Census) Birth and death dates taken Mrs. Spengler's records, Bellefonte, Centre Co., PA)
The history of Venango Co. states that Samuel McKinney died in Cranberry Township in Chester Co. (born), Oct 31, 1786. His father was John, who emigrated from the north of Ireland and settled in Chester. Samuel enlisted for service in the War of 1812 and volunteered on board the American Squadron which Commodore Perry led to victory on Lake Erie, Sep 10, 1813. He was awarded a silver medal by the legislature of PA in 1819, which with the letter of Gov. William Findlay, is still preserved as a family heirloom. At that time, he was a resident of Nittanny Valley in Centre Co. where he farmed and operated a fully mill. In 1833 he removed to Cranberry Township and secured 200 acres of land near the village of Salem City. He died 20 Sep 1871. He married, in Centre Co., May 23, 1816 Rachel McKinney of Sunbury, PA. They were the parents of twelve children:
Margaret (Joseph Chambers)
Mary J. (Dr. Edwin Oppelt)
Louisa (Benjamin McGee)
Alvina Imelda (Andrew Gates)
1Samuel H. McKinney, county commissioner, was born Nov 2, 1835 in Cranberry, and taught school for several terms. He farmed and briefly produced oil. He was school director of Cranberry. He married Rebecca Ann, daughter of J. H. Borland in the Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder. They had four sons and eleven daughters. (Unnamed)
A sworn affidavit, recording the ancestors and some of the descendants of Rachel McKinney, wife of Samuel McKinney, Sr. states that she was born in Northumberland Co., PA, May, 1799. Her father John McKinney was a colonel in the state militia at the time of her birth, and her mother, Elizabeth Dunn, was the daughter of Wm. Dunn, a general in the War of the Revolution. She stated that although she and her husband Samuel were of Irish ancestry, they were not known to have been related. She names her children as:
Rachel McKinney signed the affidavit, 22 Apr, 1893.
James Curtis McKinney:
Younger brother of J. L. McKinney engaged with the engineer corps of the PA R.R. in 1861 at the age of 17 to survey lines southward from Garland on the PA and Erie R.R. The survey ending in Franklin, Venango Co. in 1863, he left the corps and started a lumber yard in Oil City. Hs father was a lumberman at Pittsfield, Warren Co. In 1868, he married Agnes E. Moore. He drilled his first oil well at Foster in 1865, and in company with C. D. Angell, he drilled on Scrubgrass Island and at Pleansantville in 1868 with his brother, John L. McKinney. He settled at Parkers Landing in 1870 and resided in Millerstown, Soon after, he removed to Titusville, Crawford Co., buying and remodeling the Windsor mansion, which became one of the finest residences in the oil region. He assisted in managing the South Penn Oil Company to which the McKinney brothers disposed of their interests in OH and PA. James Curtis McKinney died in Titusville, Dec 6, 1924. He had been taking a very keen interest in the opening of the new highway which bears his name, and had been spending business hours in his offices at the Titusville Trust Company. He was the son of James and Lydia Drury (Turner) McKinney and was born at Pittsfield, Warren Co., Nov 25, 1844. His grandfather, John McKinney came from Belfast, Ireland to Philadelphia in 1791, and a few years later, located at Lancaster. John McKinney married Rebecca Arthur, a dau of General Arthur. He was educated at the Waterford Academy in Erie Co. Mr. McKinney owned the Titusville Trust Company, a director of the Commercial Bank, and a director and vice president of the Second National Bank. He raised horses at his home, Terrace Farms, some of the finest percheron coach horses in the country were raised at Terrace Farms. James Curtis had three children:
Charlotte (Elliott H. Holbrook)
Thomas J. of Tulsa, OK
He also had three brothers:
John L. McKinney of Titusville and NY
Henry R. of Bradford
George R. of Bradford
Note: In 1939, the McKinney mansion at Terrace Place, one of the last vestiges of the oil region's golden era, was razed. It had not been occupied since the death of Mrs. McKinney in 1932, although it was completely furnished. The house contained 17 rooms and 6 bathrooms.
Miscellaneous Bits and Pieces of Pennsylvania Information . .
Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bullock's Pens (Pitts Township Church), of the Redstone Presbytery:
John McKinney, 1846-1871, buried with Samuel McKinney, Section 6
Mary McKinney, wife of Samuel, 1806-1890
Rebecca McKinney, 1803-1887, buried near Samuel
Samuel McKinney, 1803-1876
Samuel McKinney, 1841-1874
William McKinney, 1801-1880
William McKinney, 1843-1868
Viola McKenny, married Samuel S. McKenny, 14 Dec 1874, Warren, PA
Goshen Baptist Church, 1790 Members (Washington and Greene Counties) Robert McKenney, Esther McKinney
Sadie McKinney of Darlington, PA, married Henry C. Elge of East Pelstine (Palestine), OH, 4 Sep 1869, by Rev. J. Imbrie of Wampum, PA
Mrs. Elizabeth Welty, wife of Henry Welty, Jr., daughter of Alexander M'Kinney, died in Greensburg, PA, Dec 30, 1825
Marriages, 1st Presbyterian Church, Carlisle:
1793, Nov 28, Jean McKinney, John Wills
1795, Jun 17, Mordecai McKinney, Polly Chambers
1801, Nov 5, Nancy McKinney, Mathew Thompson
1791, Mar 22, Polley McKinney, James Read Hodge
1802, Nov 23, Samuel McKinney, Eleanor Irvine
Marriages, Paxton and Derry Churches:
1795, Jun 4, Nancy McKinney, Michael Elder
Wyoming Valley Contestants lists of the men shut up in the Garrison at Wyoming Valley Aug 1784, William McKinney
Pine Creek Baptist Church L. D. and Sarah McKinney, baptized 1853, children of John J. McKinney and Mary Canaan
First Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA, No. 243, Henry McKinney, married Catherine Winter, 2 Sep 1849, witness, Mrs. Romler
Jane Vandeventer, wife of Sylvanius McKinney, baptized 13 Sep 1818 at North and Southampton DRC, (also called Neshaminy Church), had twins baptized 13 Sep 1818, Cornelius and Maria.
Robert M'Kinney located in Tyrone Twp., Bedford Co. as an early pioneer ca 1783
1808 settlers, Brokenstraw Twp., Warren Co., John McKinney, a native of Ireland, who settled there in the summer of 1795. Michael McKinney settled in 1808 at Conewango Twp., was from Western PA.
Roderick McKinney, Allegheny court docket, Winter term, 1793, vs. George Adams
Beaver Co., Robert McKinney d Sep 1843, born near Sissan Co., Tyrone, came to the U.S. in 1816, moved to Union Meeting House, d at age 70, a brother of the Rev. James McKinney
Margaret McKinney, age 93, d 4 Jan 1861, a member of the Union Congregation, Beaver
Direct tax, state of PA, 1798, Moon Township, Alleg. Co., George McKenny
Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Lebanon Presbyterian Church graveyard, West Mifflin Township, Alleg., Co., all church members:
Hezekiah Douthitt, 1767-1847
James McKinney, 1743-1835
John McKinney, 1741-1833
McKinney families listed in Centre Co. records: Henry McKinnie arrived in PA 1720, settled along the Swatara River, Derry Twp., Dauphin Co., a settlement of Derry Church founded in 1722 of which John Elder became minister. The Harrises and Bellefonte and Dunlops first settled here.
William McKinnie and son were killed Apr 2, 1757 by Indians near the Chambers Fort.
David McKinney settled on 300 acres of land purchased from the Indians, clearly marked on the map of 1784, lies on land two miles below the junction of Bald Eagle Creek and the Susquehanna River at Lock Haven.
John McKinney located on the assessment list of Potter Twp., 1792, then Mifflin Co.
Isaac McKinney, on assessment list of Potter Twp., Centre Co., 1793
John McKinney, assessment list, Pine Creek Twp., 1786, 150 acres. This is now Clinton Co., below Lock Haven
John McKinney, on tax list of Miles Twp., cut from Haines, 1797
Isaac McKinney, listed on assessment with 20 acres of cleared land, 1791, Marion Twp., had first store in Jacksonville. Children were:
David, b 1795
John, b 1797
David was a doctor of divinity, John was a minister of the gospel.
Samuel McKinney had a fulling mill in Walker Twp. After 1800 he served in the War of 1812.
David McKinney, b Jul 23, 1813, d May 11, 1887, married Hannah Gray who was b Aug 23, 1815, d May 8, 1880
Butler County Marriages:
Thompson McKinney, Rebecca Magee, 1800
Jane McKinney, Mr. McGee, she b 1798 at Sunbury, PA, nd
Records of St. Johns Lutheran Church, McCandless Twp., Alleg., Co., PA, infant Baptisms:
Edward Everett McKinney, b 22 Sep 1874, Pine Twp., son of Louis and Sarah
Hattie Mae McKinney, b 2 Jan 1881, pine Twp
Mary Agnes McKinney, b 44 Sep 1878, Franklin Twp
Olive Matilda McKinney, b 4 Aug 1876, Franklin Twp
Stella May McKinney, 12 Jun 1888, Franklin Twp., dau of Henderson and Sarah McKinney
L. D. McKinney, b 1853, Pine Creek, confirmed, 2 Mar 1879
Sarah Ann McKinney, b 7 Mar 1854, Pine Creek, dau of John J. McKinney and Mary Canaan, confirmed
Dauphin Co. Oaths of Allegiance 1777:
Catholic Cemetery, Alleg. Co.:
Robert B. McKinney, 1852-1936
Florence V. McKinney, 1855-1948
Northumberland Co., records:
David McKinney located at Sunbury in the Spring of 1772. He was formerly a resident of NJ and VA, he established a distillery. Father of:
Lancaster land office, copies of submission (from Connecticut), release from David McKinney, part of the Sunbury Manor purchase.
Biographical History of York County, John Gibson, Editor:
Franklin G. McKinney, proprietor of the Franklin Hotel on York Street, Hanover, was born in Adams Co. in 1842, and is a son of John and Barbara (Wills) McKinney of Ireland and Germany, respectively, brought up on a farm he received a common school education, and at the age of 19 he began the trade of blacksmith which he followed eight years in Hanover, to which place he came in 1855. In 1876 he became a brakeman and afterward, conductor on the Baltimore and Hanover Railroad. In 1881, he bought and took charge of the Franklin Hotel, and married in 1861, Miss Lydia Low. They have three children, Annie, Martha and William, members of the Catholic Church.
Daniel M'Kenney (McKenney), age 30, born in Scotland, laborer, from PA, raised to fight in Canada 1746-1747, enlisted at Albany, New York in Captain John Deimer's Company
Hopewell, Lancaster Co.:
Joseph McKinney, a Cumberland Co. Revolutionary soldier, will was probated in 1785 names children as:
Thomas, the eldest
Samuel (d 1785, had wife, Elizabeth)
Mary (John Macon)
Andrew (died in Revolution, unmarried)
Agnes (William McCord)
William (wife, Elizabeth)
Unnamed grandchildren including three named
John Campbell (son in law)
Children of William and Elizabeth:
Ahnentafels - Marjorie J. Davis, continued from p90, Fall, 1986
73 Mabel Todd, b 1738 New Haven, d 1783, North Haven, Ct
74 John Lewis, b 29 May 1731, Barnstable, MA, mar and d, CT
75 Rachel Dodge, b ca 1735, Montville, CT, d New Haven
78 Timothy Tuttle, b East Haven, CT, mar 1748
79 Anna Washburn
80 Rufus Collins, b 1726 Dighton, MA, d 1790 Columbia (Lebanon), CT
81 Hannah Clark, b 1726, d 1811, Columbia, CT
82 Capt. Solomon Dewey, b 1750 Columbia, CT, d 1813, Leverett, MA
83 Christiana Cone, b 1755, d Amherst, MA (?)
84 Philip Potter, b 1749 Scituate, RI, d prob 1783, Sterling, CT
85 Phebe Briggs
88 Deacon Daniel Root, b 1746, d 1826, Franklin, NY
89 Mindwell Root (1st cousins), b 1748
90 Randall Shattuck, b 1748 East Hampton, Ct, d 1804, Middletown, CT
91 Comfort Tyler, d 1834 Smithville, NY
92 Reuben Sumner, b 1727, Hebron, CT, d 1807, Nebron
93 Elizabeth Mack, b 1734, d 1805, Hebron, CT
94 Thomas Tarbox, b 1726, d 1754, Hebron, CT
95 Deborah Skinner, b 1735, Colchester, Ct, d Hebron
116 William Barker, b 1760, Dracut, MA, mar 1783, Andover, MA, d Greene, Maine
117 Annia (Anna) Austin, b 1770, Andover, d 1801, Green, Lewiston, ME
128 John Davis, IV, b Easthampton, LI, NY, mar 1721, to New London, CT, 1718
129 Susan Biggs, b LI, d 1724, New London, CT
130 Samuel Strickland of New London, CT
131 Elizabeth Williams, b 1691, Roxbury, MA, d 1753, New London, CT
132 Benjamin Lillibridge, Newport, RI, mar 1743
133 Amy Sherman
134 Robert Moore of Richard, RI
136 Deacon William Lyon, Woodstock, CT, mar 1714
137 Martha Morris, 1674-1754
138 Ephraim Child of Woodstock, CT
140 James Corbin, 1655-1736, Woodstock, Ct
141 Hannah Eastman
142 Ichabod Davis, b 1 Apr 1676, Roxbury, MA, d 16 Mar 1754
143 Bethia Hopkins (Pepper ?), Roxbury
144 Joseph Mansfield, III, b 1708, New Haven, mar 1732, d 1762, NH
145 Phoebe Bassett, b 1713, New Haven, d New Haven
146 Gersom Todd, New Haven, 1695-1748
147 Hannah Mansfield, 1708-1772, New Haven
148 John Lewis, b 28 Apr 1700, Barnstable, MA, mar 1726, Harwich, d aft 1743, CT
149 Mercy (Mary) Hopkins, b 17 Apr 1703, Harwich, MA, d 1763, Scotland, CT
150 Israel Dodge, New London, CT
156 Noah Tuttle, 1694- mar 1720, East haven, CT
157 Rachel Hoadley, 1707-1749
This ahnentafel is extensive, and room does not permit printing the complete manuscript. However, Mrs. Davis has furnished the complete table to 1326-27, and also included some lines through numbers 163840. Included are many English lines and several extensive Mayflower passenger lines. The Editor will be happy to send the complete ahnentafel to those who are interested. The Mayflower lines include 'Mary and John' passenger, William Shattuck; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, Elder William Brewster and others.
Ahnentafel, corrections to - Patricia Kirkwood, Fall, 1984
Ten years of research and diligent letter-writing, have resulted in finally identifying a Green family line that has been a complete puzzle. Therefore, please change my ahnentafel thusly:
Benjamin Greene 1729-1752 and Mehitable Tripp to:
Amos Green 1729- , wife Lydia ?
And continuing generations:
Henry Green 1672-1741 of Malden, Massachusetts, removed to Killingly, CT
Wife, Hannah Flagg 1675- of Gershom Flagg and Hannah Leffingwell
Henry Gree of Malden, Mass and wife, Esther Hasse (Hussey ?)
Thomas Green, 1606-1667 Leicester, England to Ipswich, MA
There has been a continuing controversy regarding the identity of Henry Green, b 1747 and wife, Sarah Sherwood. Receipt of his original Revolutionary War pension papers has finally identified him as the son of Amos Green and wife, Lydia. Amos was born in Killingly, CT, as was Henry. His father (Amos) was Lt. Henry Green who removed to Killingly after selling his Massachusetts land to his brothers. Pension papers were witnessed by Amos Green off Thompson, Ct, a nephew of Henry's. After re-checking Church Records of Killingly, Larned, and Thomas Green of Malden by Samuel Green, against the witnesses and descriptions given in the pension papers, it became abundantly clear that Henry Green 1757-1848 was the son of Amos Green off Malden lineage, and not the son of Benjamin Greene and Mehitable Tripp of Rhode Island. A simple solution to a problem that seemed insoluble! Since Henry's Revolutionary papers had been in my research files for some time, it had not occurred to me to request his pension papers until recently proving the point, that if you can't define the problem, you can't find the solution! Something that a very wise and learned researcher reminded me of, often!
Questions, Questions, Questions . . . .
In 1790 Census, Edmund McKinney was located in Lancaster, SC, nearby a family of Knight/Night. Patsey McKinney mar James Knight, Christian Co., KY, 1824. Andrew McKennie was given a grant by Gov. Glen of SC, 9 Feb 1755 on Bear Branch, in 1783 a trans of adj land was recorded. In 1796 Edmund McKenny and Elizabeth sold land on Lick Creek adj to land granted to widow McKinney. Andrew died between 1783 and 1796. Was Edmund Andrew's son? Edmund's ch were Archibald, Furgerson, Middleton, Joseph and Patsey (Martha). Will exc data.
William E. Benson, 4024 Montwood Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
Seeking info, Henry McKinney/McKinnie, d 1776, Burke Co., NC. His pts, his wife leaving 4 orphans, Sarah, Eleanor, Charles and Henry, to be raised by James and Elizabeth (McDowell) McKinney.
Grace McKinney Longmire, Rt 3, Box 44, Chandler, NC 28715
Seeking info, anc of John McKinney. Was his mother Betsey White? Betsey dau of Henry White, both of Manchester/Vernon, CT. Need John's father, sibs. John McKinney b 1812, Manchester, CT, mar Margaret Sarah Sherman, prob lived Woodbury, CT. Issue: Henry Sherman McKinney, Amelia White McKinney.
Ruth/Richard Risley McKinney, 18 Captain Besse Rd., South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Seeking info on James Robert McKinney, b Mar 24, 1894, Mercer Co., KY. Mar Pearl Lee Dickey, Nov 4, 1914 in Louisville, KY. Also lived Woodford Co. and Frankfort. Issue: Sylvester, Wallace, James Bennett, Alexander, Dorothy B. James' father, Frank McKinney, mother was Annie Dedman 1872 1948. Any info appreciated.
Jewel M. Begley, 1886 Marlboro Dr., Lexington, KY 40505
Seeking info, Joseph McKinney b 1760, or 1770, d by 1846 in Fayette Co., IL., wife, Nanch ?. Also lived St. Clair Co., IL. Issue possibly Daniel, Elizabeth Anna, John, Jeremiah, Stephen, Moses, Edward, Sally, Joseph, Eli, James.
Roselyn Jane Wallis, 329 S. Douglas, Springfield, IL 62704
Seeking info, Eliza Ann McKenny, mar Simeon Washington Conger, prob. GA or AL, ca 1852. Eliza's father father prob William McKenny and mother, Adaline Richards.
Constance Money, 110 North Pine, Susanville, CA 96130
Note: Constance is the daughter of long time member Beulah Conger Frehner, who died October 25, 1985, and is seeking information to add to her mother's information.
Seeking information on the McKinneys who married into Hagan and Bryant families, especially in Coosa Co., AL, early 1800's, especially Harris McKinney, Jr. and Sr. and descendants. Writing a genealogy on the Hagan and Bryant families and would appreciate any assistance.
Tom Hagan, President, Hagan Historical Society, PO Box 12346, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Calvert McKinney of West Virginia
By Arlene Sparks, 101 E. Main, California, MO 65018
Calvert McKinney was born Mar 31, 1836, migrated from WVA to Mercer Co., MO in 1855. He married Elizabeth Sarah Butts on Dec 14, 1856 in Mercer Co., MO. Elizabeth was born in Ellensboro, IL, May 26, 1837. At age 4, parents moved to Bloomfield, Davis Co., IA and from there to Mercer Co., MO. Calvert and Elizabeth had issue:
Byron Henry McKinney, Apr 11, 1857
Jane McKinney Caldwell, 1859
Ida Easter McKinney, 1860, dy
Rosella Alice McKinney, dy
At this time, the Civil War broke out and Calvert was called to service in the Union Army in WVA at Hebron. They returned to Mercer Co., MO in 1865 and had issue:
Emma McKinney Caldwell, 1866, removed to OK
Eber McKinney, 1868
Clara Ellen McKinney Tetarick, 1870
Caina McKinney Brown, 1871, mar Solomon Brown
Julia Elizabeth McKinney, Cartwright
Nettie McKinney Cornett, 1875, removed to IA, mar Charles Cornett
Warren C. McKinney, 1877
Calvert died in Mercer Co., MO, Jun 9, 1877 of a disease contracted in service during the war. He was 41 yrs, 3 mos at the time of his death. Warren was born posthumously. Elizabeth died Jul 11, 1913.
Byron Henry McKinney married Mary Salina Ragan, Jan 18, 1880 at Lineville, MO. Mary was b Dec 25, 1859. Issue:
Carl M. McKinney, b Nov 13, 1880, mar Anna Elsey
Hattie S. McKinney, b Jun 26, 1883, mar Tom Forsythe
Bessie J. McKinney, b Oct 5, 1884, mar Roy Chapman
Orville W. McKinney, b Jan 6, 1886, d Nov 12, 1909, Lewiston, ID
Everett E. McKinney, b Sep 22, 1887, mar Edna Melton
Carrie E. McKinney, b Nov 14, 1889, mar John Elsey
Eddie W. McKinney b 24 Oct 1891, unmarried
Son, b-d, Jun 3, 1894
Ray C. McKinney, b Jul 7, 1895, mar Fanny Moore Jones
Flora Alma McKinney, b Oct 2, 1897, mar Arthur Johnson
Oral C. McKinney, b 27 Aug 1899, mar Goldie Peters
Ivan W. McKinney, b Jan 14, 1905, mar Fay Smith
Old mother Morris, George McKinney's mother in law was buried in the old Sigly Cemetery near Blacksrun, Ritchie Co., WVA. Byron taught school at Crafton (Taylor Co).
Calvert Morris McKinney was the son of George W. McKinney 1802 1881 of Ritchie Co., VA and Amelia Morris 1808 1847. George W. was the son of Thomas McKinney 1772 1856 and Frances Leah Gallaher of Loudon Co., VA. Thomas McKinney was the son of George McKinney and Mary James.
Thomas McKinney married secondly, Catherine Hoff. Issue of his two marriages:
William J. McKinney b ca 1800, mar Ann Radcliff, Harrison, VA
George Washington McKinney b 24 Nov 1802, mar Amelia Morris, Ritchie Co., WVA
(2) Thomas McKinney, mar ? Robinson
Joseph McKinney, mar ? Mowery
Luther McKinney, mar ? Robinson
Amanda McKinney b ca 1817, Mar Jonathan Jenkens
Emely McKinney, mar ? Owen
Elizabeth McKinney, mar ? Owen
Elizabeth McKinney, mar Abe Smith
Catherine McKinney, never married
Miscellaneous Bits and Pieces
OH Marriages: Marriages recorded at the Ross Co. Courthouse
P17, Mary McKinney, Alexander Beck, 28 Nov 1804
P180, Margaret McKinney, Solomon Ross, 9 Nov 1817
P301, James McKinney, Mary Blue, 15 Dec 1816
P245, James McKinney, Elizabeth Ream, 12 Apr 1831
31 May 1816, William McKinney, Polly Thurman
15 Dec 1816, William McKinney, divorce from Mary Pinson
Ch 3 yrs of age, married 2 ½ years
23 Dec 1830, William McKinney, Rebecca Brown, p357, Book B
Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, (NJ)
Elijah B. Green, b 1782, son of Benjamin, d 1828, age 46. Wife, Mary, dau of Wm. Anthony had issue, Anthony b ca 1805, who married Elizabeth McKinney
Wills, administrations and marriages of Fauquier Co., VA John McKenney p32 (J. Estelle Stewart King), will, 24 Jan 1795, probated 22 Jun 1795. To son John, to have 200 acres of land, cattle, sheep, household goods. To son Francis, 1 shilling. Wife, Mary, 1 shilling. Daughters, Mary (Cain), Elizabeth McKenney, Alice McKenney, to have 1 shilling each. Granddaughter, Susannah McKenney (dau of John), to have 1 slave. Exr., son John. Witnesses, Nimrod Utterback, Ezekiel Davis, David Evan, Daniel Carter.
Mercer Co., KY records: Charles McKinney, will book 2 p61, names son Charles of Charlotte Co., VA. Sons, William, Josiah and Abraham. Dau Elizabeth Lawrence, Judith Lawrence. Son, Thomas, Rane, Peter and James, under age. Son, Daniel Fuquay, under age. Son, Abraham. Exec's., James Speed and sons, Rane and James McKinney, written 1795. Witnesses, John Hopkins, Mathers Speed, Wm. Walker and Henry Speed. Proved May Court, 1798.
Green Co., TN: Samuel McKenney, 27 Apr 1835, $200. To wife, Polly 1/3 ½ personal property, land willed to me by my father on waters of Caney Branch. Six children, Susan, Lane, Alexander, Nancy, Elizabeth and Barnabas to receive the rest. Executors, Alexander McKenney, James Woods. Will dated Apr 6, 1835. Witnesses, Samuel Jackson, X McKenney, Hiram Gable, Hugh Stuart.
Andrew MacKennie, indentured, sent to East NJ from Scotland, Nov 1684, by David Mudie
William McKinney/McKinny/McKenney: Pay account of the US with William McKinney, private, waggoner, from 15 Jun 1779 to 15 Jun 1781. Deposition of William (X) McKinney dated 8 Aug 1792, Orange Co., NC, 'that he did enlist into the Continental line of this State for the term of two years commencing in the month of Jun and in the Year 1779, and on the 25th Jun 1781, he obtained his discharge from Col. Nicholas Long . . . ' Wit: Wiliam (William ?) Courtney, JP
Affidavit of Nicholas Long, Sr. before Chas. Pasteur on 27 Jul 1792, that William McKinnie served some time with him as a waggoner he being then a Soldier on the Continental establishment whilst he acted as deputy Quarter Master General of the Southern Department. The subscriber Wm McKennie the within mentioned waggoner, says he started from Tarboro to Kingston and from thence to Cross Creek. I remember it was the Year of Gen. Ashs defeat at Briar Creek for there he joined the Aarmey and served till some time after the Battle of Guilford, but the date he remembered not . . signed, Wm. McKennie.
Deposition of Benjamin Johnston and Thomas Hays before Charles Eaton JP, 6 Aug 1792, Granville Co., NC, that in Jun 79 they were listed in the service and they saw William McKinne then in the service.
Note: Wife of Nicholas Long was Mary McKinney relationship?
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Nov 86
Robert McKinnie, request addressed to Mr. Robert Lanier, dated 23 May 1781 to 'pay the bearer hereof Mr. David Kerr by bounty', wit, Wal. Braley. As above.
Randolph Co., GA records:
George W. McKinney, Lucinda Harris, Jan 7, 1851
Cable McKinney, Nancy Gay, Dec 1, 1849
Martha McKinney, Henry Dixon, Aug 16, 1854
Mary McKinny, Moses Lindsay, Nov 26, 1854
Elizabeth J. McKinny, Jesse D. W. Wadsworth, Oct 12, 1854
Sarah Ann McKinney, Terry Davis, Mar 13, 1856
Library News and Reviews
First, we are announcing a new librarian, Barbara Pannage-Stanfield, and the library materials will be housed at her home, 6201 Lansbrook Lane, Oklahoma City, OK 73132. Please do not forget that when ordering books from our library, we expect reimbursement for mailing chares and for the mailer/carton. Our library must be self-supporting so that we will be able to add materials whenever possible. A copy for our Library Rules will be sent along with each shipment, just to remind members.
Secondly, this reviewer feels somewhat justified in a recent review of a new book on Haywood County North Carolina families. The publisher, Laird C. Towle, of Heritage Books in Maryland, has recalled all copies of the work at his expense, due to the numerous complaints and noted errors in materials.
Following the review of a new book in our library, you will find a listing of the volumes contained in our collection as of Sep 1986.
Annals of Staten Island, J. J. Clute, Heart of the Lakes Publishing Company, 1986 (Repr 1877), hard cover, $27.00, new index, 464pp, illustrations.
History of Staten Island, early settlers, biographical notes of the more prominent settlers including civil lists, extracts from old records, anecdotes, government, villages, noted localities, hospitals, churches, biographies of Nicholas Garrison, Abraham Jones, David Mersereau, Nathan Barrett, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Daniel D. Tompkins, Samuel Russell Smith, industries, and old families. Those families described as early residents of the Island were: Alston, Androvette, Barnes, Cannon, Blake, Bodine, Bogart, Braisted, Britton, Burbank, Burgher, Bush, Butler, Cannon, Christopher, Cole, Dob, Colon, Conner, Corsen, Cortelyou, Crips, Crocheron, Cruser, Cubberly, Decker, DeGroot, DeHart, Depuy, Disoway, Dubois, Dustan, Eddy, Egbert, Enyard, Fountain, Frost, Garrison, Guyon, hatfield, Haughawout, Hillyer, Holmes, Housman, Jacobson, Johnson, Jones, Journeay, Laforge, Lake, Larzelere, Latourette, Lisk, Lockman, Martling, Martino, Merrill, Mersereau, Metcalf, Morgan, Perine, Poillon, Post, Prall, Ryerss, Sequine, Sharrott, Simonson, Stillwell, Sprague, Taylor, Totten, VanBuskirk, Vanderbilt, VanName, VanPelt, Wandel, Winant, Woglom, Wood. An invaluable aid for early Staten Island research, highly recommended.
McKinney Family Association Library, Sep 1986
Newsletter, Jul 1984 Oct 1985
Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey
Barber, J. W.
Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey
Beck, Henry C.
The Roads of Home, Lanes and Legends of New Jersey
Boone's Sierra Echoes, Oct 1984, Jul 1985
Compendium of Historical Sources
Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement of Virginia, 3 Volumes
Chambers, T. F.
The Early Germans of New Jersey
1860 Census, Ritchie County, West Virginia
Cook, Alice R.
Haywood County, North Carolina Families To be returned to publisher
William Fee McKinney and His Family of Sentry Hill (Northern Ireland)
Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Dally, Rev. Joseph W.
Vital Records of Woodbridge, New Jersey
Some Records of Old Hunterdon County, 1701 1838, New Jersey
Directory of Scotts Banished to the American Plantations, 1650 1775
Dunaway, W. F.
The Scotch Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania
Wood County Ohio Genealogical Guide
The Descendants of Collin and Daniel McKinney (2)
Daniel McKinnish of North Carolina Descendants
Grammer, N.R., M. Mullins
Marriage Records of Washington Co., TN 1787 1840
The Genealogical Advertiser, 1900, 4 Vol.
Scottish Clans and Tartans
The Scotch Irish, 2 Vols.
Charles McKinney and Related Families
Hathaway, J. R.
The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, 3 Vol.
Hayden, Rev. H.
Virginia Genealogies The Glassell Family
Hurst, E. L.
Hurst Genealogical Exchange, July, 1983
Greene County KY Review, Apr 1980
KYOWVA Quarterly and Surname Listing, 1982, 1983
Learney, T. I.
The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland
Mackinnon, C. R.
The Clan Mackinnon, A Short History
Virginia Vital Records
Five Generations of Henry McKinney's Descendants in Texas Co., MO
McKinney, N. T., N. B.
Alexander McKinney of South Carolina A Partial Listing of Descendants
Newspaper Indexes, A Location and Subject Guide
Scots on the Dijk, Story of the Scots Church of Rotterdam (Holland)
National Genealogical Inquirer, Alabama Issue, Summer, 1978
Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1665 1800
New Jersey Genesis, 1960 1967
Somerset County Genealogical Quarterly, 1983 1986
N. W. Arkansas
Cemeteries of Washington County, Arkansas
Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York
A Centenary History of the Swedish Baptist Church
McKinney Kith and Kin, Newsletters, 1962
Pencola. G. T.
Limestone Co., AL, 1860 Federal Census
Petty, G. R.
Some Descendants of Mordecai McKinney
Phillips, W. L.
Washington Co., Northwest Territory, Court of Common Pleas, 1795 1803
Powell, E. W.
Ohio, The Cross Road of our National, A Quarterly, 1969
Powell, Wm. S.
The North Carolina Gazetteer, A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places
Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families
Genealogical History of Our Ancestors (Photocopy, McKinneys)
Sayford, Nancy M.
The Family McKinney
The Sebring Family in the Netherlands
Long Island Genealogical Source Materials
American Colonists in English Records
Sims, C. S.
The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames
Smith, H. G.
The History of the Old Scots Church of Freehold, East Jersey, 1685 1732
Tree Climber, Salina, KS, Newsletter
Blatchley Physicians and Pioneers, Descendants of Thomas Blatchley, 1635 1929
Gloucester County NJ in the Civil War
Stillwell, J. E.
Historical and Genealogical Miscellany of NY and NJ, 3 Vols.
The Heritage of Surry County, North Carolina
Towle, Laird C.
Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, 1984
Wardell, P. G.
Timesaving Aid, Virginia West Virginia Ancestors, Index of Surnames from Published Sources
Wheeler, W. O, E. Halsey
Inscriptions on the Tombstones and Monuments in the Graveyards at Wippany and Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey
Wood, L. F.
Michaell Makquiny of Virginia and His Sons, John and Barnabas McKinne
Worrell, A. L.
Over the Mountain Men, Early Court Records on Southwest Virginia
Genealogical and Local History Books in Print, 1985
The Ridgerunner, a Southern Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 1 15
1776, Genealogical Quarterly, 1st issue through current
Genealogical News and Notes
Change of Address: Lois Garver, to 1010 Emerald Isle, Apt. 353, Dallas, TX 75218
Nancy M. Sayford, the author of the fine book on Daniel and Collin McKinney, is now working on a new book, The Latimer Legacy, as a matter of fact, they are almost sold out. She plans to revise some of the McKinney material this year. We look forward to it.
Kenneth Rutherford, our member and author of Genealogical History of Our Ancestors, as well as many others, has notified us of an error in the above volume . . check the listings for Archibald McKinney, and you will find that he is repeated, in two listings (this reader had not noticed it). Corrections will be forthcoming in our next issue.
A notice from the Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society is of much interest not especially pertaining to our McKinney family searches, but to all genealogists: 'As most of you know, all of the treasurers of the Allegheny County Courthouse are not available and many may never be seen again. Everyone from State officials to genealogists have tried to persuade the county to properly store the research material now on the sixth floor of the old Courthouse, and yet the only thing done is the further destruction of old and valuable records. As mentioned in last month's JOTS, Cappy Ascheim, a Pittsburgh historian, saw a large stack of court docket books sitting outside the courthouse. After two days and watching other people help themselves to books, and after being told by a guard that these books were to be thrown out, Cappy took two books as a protest for the county's carelessness. He was arrested and succeeded in publicizing this lack of preservation on television and in the newspapers. Once he had made his case public, he did return the books to a judge, and the Commonwealth did drop all charges without prejudice and will pay court costs. Now, all genealogists and historians need to continue this protest of the County's scandalous system of records mismanagement. Although many of our letters have not made any difference so far, we urge any of you who had problems to continue to write to the commissioners of Allegheny County to state your disapproval. Pressure from the Commonwealth and from the public, particularly out of state, may finally move them.'
Note: How about a few letters, members? Have you ever gotten any genealogical help from this County they are impossible. Not only that, at the same time the commissioners were pleading no funds for preservation, they managed a 15% pay raise for themselves. Sound familiar?
A large 'thank you' to Dorothy P. Gross who has donated Historic Homes and Old Buildings of Lincoln County, Kentucky by Shirley Dunn. Thank you Dorothy, I will be interested in borrowing it from our library collection.
New Member, Dorothy P. Gross, lives near the Federal Records Center in Seattle, Washington, and would not mind doing a little research . . write to Editor if interested.
From The Editor's Notes
We have received only one communication regarding membership cards for our members, so we are assuming that most of the membership is not particularly concerned. If one is needed, perhaps we can manage one on an 'as needed' basis.
We always need manuscripts for our publication, and would enjoy hearing about various trips that members have made to 'McKinney sites', or genealogical quests. Please let us know 'where, what, why, when and how' you found that elusive ancestor.
We would like material for our 'Stumped' column as well. The past two issues did not include this column, due to lack of material. The Editor could fill a quarterly with 'stumped' problems, but would like to hear from the members so that help could be given on some new problems, that is, new to the Editor.
Included in our article on the LDS Library should have been the notation that calls to the library are welcome. One example of information given over the telephone is the current rate for costs of obtaining birth, marriage and death certificates in all states. It is updated constantly and the latest cost will be given. Sure saves a bit of letter writing.
The new address for our Treasurer is: Mr. Peter C. McKinney, PO Box 11365, Macon, GA 31212-1365. Please address all inquiries for back issues and subscription requests to that address.
The Editor has been working on the New Jersey time-line and had hoped to complete it for this issue. Unfortunately, for every fact disproved, there are three remaining to be proven. Each answer brings at least two new questions. Hopefully, there will be the latest information available in our next issue.
Need help in Federal Archives Research? Will search in Kansas City, MO Federal Archives. Member, Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, experienced Genealogist, write for details. SASE
Mr. Ronald Walker
608 East 61st Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64110
The K.A.R.D. Files
Genealogical Publications and Research
John and Judy Dye
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Comprehensive Ancestor Tracking
Research Help in Southern States, Lineages
1507 Hickory Valley Road 154
Chattanooga, TN 37421
The News Caster
Custer, Custard, Kuster, Kester, Caster, Castor
Published by the Castor Family Association
Mr. Charles E. Scholer
2103 Plantation Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
Ford Family Facts
Mrs. R. Sellman
2750 West 232 Street
Torrance, CA 90505
Civil War Burials, Marietta, GA
Civil War Burials, Maryland
Mrs. M. Sellman
2750 West 232 Street
Torrance, CA 95005