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McKenney
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: August 25, 2006 at 04:17:44
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Would like to compare notes with descendants of the McKenneys of Nemaha County. The patriarch of this clan, Jeremiah [b. abt 1795, Mercer Co., KY] was the brother of my husband's 4th great-grandfather, Daniel McKinney. Somewhere along the line, family members who moved to Nebraska adopted the surname McKenney, although census takers seldom got it right. Almost all of those who remained in Illinois used the McKinney spelling.

Jeremiah m. Catherine Wesner 29 Sep 1816, Edwards Co, IL, and had ten known children: Mary, Nancy, Elias, George, Joseph, Elizabeth, William, Margaret, Alexander and Catherine.

Below are a few censuses for Jeremiah's line.

1840 Census, Western Division, Fayette Co., IL, p. 147:

J McKinney [13 in household]
--- 1 male 5-10 [b 1830-35]
--- 1 male 10-15 [b 1825-30]
--- 3 males 15-20 [b 1820-25]
--- 1 male 20-30 [b 1810-20]
--- 1 male 40-50 [b 1790-1800]
--- 1 female 5-10 [b 1830-35]
--- 1 female 10-15 [b 1825-30]
--- 3 females 15-20 [b 1820-25]
--- 1 female 30-40 [b 1800-10]
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1850 Census, Bureau Co., IL, p.p. 247B-248A, Dwelling #271, Family #309, enumerated 6 Sep 1850:

Jeremiah McKinney, 54, Farmer, KY
--- Catherine, 54, KY
--- Elias, 30, Farmer, Ill
--- George W, 29, Farmer, Ill
--- William, 23, Farmer, Ill
--- Margaret, 21, Ill
--- Alexander, 19, Farmer, Ill
--- Catherine, 17, Ill
Absalom Walker, 34, Farmer, b. Ill
--- William H, 11, Ill
--- Jeremiah, 10, Ill
--- Lavina, 8, Ill
--- Benjamin F, 6, Ill
William F Caldwell, 12, Ill
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1860 Census, Peru P.O. Nemaha Co., NE, p. 47/173, Dwelling #373, Family #340, enumerated 25 Jun 1860:

Alexander McKinney, 30, Farmer, $700 real estate, $420 pers prop, b. Illinois
--- Sarah E, 24, Illinois
--- Frances E, 6, Illinois
--- Jasper, 4, Illinois
--- William H, 3, Nebraska
--- James S, 8/12, Nebraska
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1870 Census, Brownville Precinct, Brownville P.O., Nemaha Co., NE, p. 264A, Dwelling & Family #5, enumerated 25 Jul 1870:

McKinney, A, 28, Farmer, $4000 real estate, $1200 pers prop, Illinois
--- Elisabeth, 32, Keeping House, Illinois
--- Fanny, 15, At Home, Illinois, Attended School
--- Jasper, 13, At Home, Illinois, Attended School
--- William, 12, At Home, Nebraska, Attended School
--- James, 10, At Home, Nebraska, Attended School
--- Belle, 6, At Home, Nebraska, Attended School
--- John, 2, Nebraska
Swan, James, 23, Works on Farm, Illinois

1870 Census, Brownville Precinct, Brownville P.O., Nemaha Co., NE, p. 264A, Dwelling & Family #3, enumerated 25 Jul 1870:

McKinney, William, 42, Farmer, $4000 real estate, $2000 pers estate, Illinois
--- Hester A, 39, Keeping House, Ohio
--- George A, 17, Works on Farm, Illinois, Attended School
--- Hester A, 16, At Home, Illinois, Attended School
--- Emiline, 13, Illinois, Attended School
--- Angaline, 13, Illinois, Attended School
--- Mary F, 11, Illinois, Attended School
--- Connie L, 9, Illinois, Attended School
--- Melvin E, 8, Illinois, Attended School
--- Lara M, 6, Nebraska, Attended School
--- William O, 3, Nebraska
--- Della M, 3/12, Nebraska, b. Mar
--- W W, 19, Works on Farm, Illinois, Attended School
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1880 Census, London Precinct, Nemaha Co., Neb, E.D. #210, p. 192B, Dwelling #90, Family #93, enumerated 16 Jun 1880:

McKinney, Alex, 49, Farmer, b. Ill, f/b Ky, m/b Ky
--- Sarah, 44, Wife, Ill, Keeping House, b. Ill, f/b Ky, m/b Ky
--- Wm. H, 22, Son, Neb, Farm Laborer, b. Neb, f/b Ky, m/b Ky [sic]
--- James S. 20, Son, Neb, Farm Laborer, b. Neb, f/b Ky, m/b Ky [sic]
--- Belle, 17, Daughter, Neb, At Home, b. Neb, f/b Ky, m/b Ky [sic]
--- John L, 13, Son, Neb, At Home, b. Neb, f/b Ky, m/b Ky [sic]
--- Dora, 6, Daughter, Neb, b. Neb, f/b Ky, m/b Ky [sic]
--- Nellie, 5, Daughter, Neb, b. Neb, f/b Ky, m/b Ky [sic]
Van Meter, Mary 23, Daughter, Ill, At Home, b. Ill, f/b Ky, m/b Ky
--- Lona, 2, Dau, b. Neb, f/b Not Known-, m/b Ill

Adjacent neighbors were Alexander's brother William [#89], son-in-law & daughter, Henry & Frances McKenney Slitt [#91] and son Jasper [#92]
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In 1910, Alexander McKinney, 79, Wd, b. IL, was enumerated with his son-in-law & daughter, Henry & Fannie Slitt, in Ward 3, Custer City, Custer Co., OK [E.D. #123, Sheet 8A/210A].
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Inscription in Masonic Cemetery, Custer City, Custer Co., OK [image of marker on Find-A-Grave web site]:

ALEX. McKENNEY
BORN FEB. 9 1831
DIED APR. 27 1912

HIS WIFE, SARAH E.
BORN OCT. 12 1836
DIED FEB. 3 1904
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