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Re: Wagon trains from Edgefield County SC
Posted by: Margaret H. Kannensohn Date: October 12, 2000 at 17:17:02
In Reply to: Re: Wagon trains from Edgefield County SC by michael ferrell of 1566


Here is what I've found:

1. In the 1779 Census, there were three McKinneys -- Benjamin, Roger, and Timothy.

2.Benjamin appears to have died before 1795, because his wife Rachel, in March of same year, relinquished her rights as administratix of his estate. She had remarried someone named Brazil [sic; read possibly Brazeal].

3. Another Benjamin McKinney appears in the 1800 E'field census with a h/h which consisted of one male, 26-45; three females under 10, and one female 16-26. If your Benj. b. ca. 1802 and his brothers had three older sisters, it could be their father...

4. Timothy McKinney appears in the 7/14/1788 minute book of the county at p. 182 has having defaulted on what might have been a toll road or bridge for one day.

5. Roger McKinnie [sic, but keep that spelling, along with McKinne in your research] appears in the 1810 Edgefield census with a h/h comprised of one male under 10; one between 26/45; one over 45; two females 16/25, and one 26/45.

One Roger McKinnie executed a will in 1842 with provisional legatees named Mariah Mars; David Tedar, and Sampson Wall. Doesn't sound like the same Roger as above.

6. No Turner Stark appears in the records I have. A possible alt. spelling is Starke.

7. One Benj. McKinney married Cynthia Baker on 9/13/1832 in Bibb County GA. He's probably yours; another generation of McKinney named Benj. married there too.

No Heath's I could find in Edgefield in a quick look.

It sort of "feels like" (and that is not good enough for the NGS) that your Benjamin may have been the 3rd, with his father (throw a dart) either Benj. Jr. if yours had three older sisters; Timothy, or Roger.

Which brings us "full circle".

Do you ever feel like the living example of a dog chasing its tail?

I do, almost all the time in genepool research.

Still have other books/material/CDs. Will check as time permits.

Hope this helps more than it confuses.

Best regards!

PS: Have you tried If not, key on state archive search engines; key in the surname; then click on the state, and enter.

Also, so many researchers forget to use normal search engines, which are not genepool in nature. My favorite is

Good luck!


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