I recently read Betty Cooper's post which was posted in 2000 about Harris McKinley Wyly. I will attach it at the end of this posting.
My name is William C. Kinley, Jr. the GG grandson of James Kinley b c1799 in NC. I have had a DNA test run which indicates I am a perfect match to Kennerly’s. I first believed James Kinley's father was a Samuel Kennerly who died in 1804 in Cabarrus County NC, but now the possibility of being a Wyly descendent has to be confirmed or denied before I proceed.
I would appreciate any comments.
Descendants of James Wyly/ Martha Harris
Posted by: Betty Cooper Date: August 15, 2000 at 15:13:35
Hi, I found the following info in a database called Gene Pool Individual Records at ancesty.com. I am particulary interested in the one "James Kinley" who apparently changed / shortened his name. He appears on the 1830, 1840 & 1850 census in Franklin Co., GA (as James Kinley). I believe that he is the father of Elizabeth Caroline Kinley, who was born November 23, 1823 & married Elias Mitchell Bentley. Elias & Elizabeth Caroline raised their family in Habersham County, GA. I wonder why James "Kinley" changed his name; did he just wish to shorten it? Any family info / connections would greatly appreciated:
JAMES KINLEY b 13 Jan 1799, Franklin Co, GA, d 8 May 1857 Father: Harris Kinley Wyly Mother: Artemi <probably Artemisia?> Taylor
CHRISTOPHER WYLY b 1814 AL, Father: Harris McKinley Wyly Mother: Artie Taylor
ISABELLA WYLY, b 1795, Mecklenburg Co, NC, Father: Harris McKinley Wyly, Mother: Artie Taylor
JAMES WYLY, b 1797, Mecklenburg Co, NC Father: Harris McKinley Wyly, Mother: Artie Taylor <I don't know if there were 2 James or if this is a repeat of James "Kinley"?>
JOHN WYLY, b 1812, AL, Father: Harris McKinley, Mother: Artie Taylor
SARAH WYLY, b 1810, AL, Father: Harris McKinley, Mother: Artie Taylor
HARRIS MCKINLEY WYLY, b 1769, Mecklenburg, NC, d 1850 Washington, Tennessee, m. Artie Taylor, His parents: James Wyly and Martha Harris.
Also listed was: JOHN HARRIS WYLY, b 1 Feb 1816, Landin Blount, TN, died 15 Oct 1866 in Atlanta, GA. married Mary Henrietta Parks. His parents: James Rutherford Wyley & Sarah Hawkin Clark.
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