I found the snippet at left on the internet. Found it interesting because it's Alabama, 1821 and Johnson McKinney is mentioned.


Click Here for a link to article about founding of a church in Winston county Alabama. Of note is a mention of Johnson McKinney circa 1821.


McKinney Items from the Nashville Christian Advocate
To repeal in part and amend the forty-third section of an act to organize the militia of this State, passed 20th December, 1820.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That so much of the forty third section of an act to organize the militia of this State, passed at Cahawba December twentieth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, as requires writs of election for company officers to issue to the Sheriff be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and in the future, all elections for company officers, the officer whose duty if shall be to order the same, shall appoint the place for holding said election within the company district at the muster ground, where such vacancy may be, giving at least fifteen days notice thereof, and appoint a superintendent of the same who shall make a correct return of the poll of said election to the commanding officer of the regiment; a statement of which to be by him transmitted to the executive office.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all election returns hereafter to be make to the Secretary's office for the purpose of obtaining commissions, the return shall set forth the cause of vacancy, whether by death, resignation, or removal, or whether it be for the purpose of officering a new raised corps.

[Approved, December 18, 1821.]

AN ACT To establish a road therein named.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Johnson McKinney, Jacob Sutton, James Harney, John Beetcham, and William Warren, be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners to view and mark out a road, leading from Sutton's Gap, near Moulton, to intersect Byler's road at or near the sixty-six mile-tree from Tennessee river, and that they with their associates are authorized, to open said road by voluntary subscription.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when the above road shall be opened, it shall be the duty of the above commissioners, to report their proceedings to the county courts of Lawrence and Marion counties; and that the above road shall afterwards be considered a public highway, and that any person who shall fence up, fell trees, or otherwise obstruct the same, shall be subject to all fines, forfeitures, and penalties, as are made and provided for by the laws of this State.

[Approved, Nov. 27, 1821.]

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