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The McKinney Family of Rutherford and Cleveland Counties

Family Group Report 

Husband:    William McKINNEY
Birth:    1766 ®674    Place:    VA ®674
Death:    1857    Place:    Cleveland Co., NC
Burial:        Place:    McKinney Cemetery, Cleveland Co., NC
Occupation:    Pvt NC Troops Rev. War

Spouse:  Unknown *See notes

William's wife died before 1847, when he wrote his will.
1. F Child:    Susannah McKINNEY
Birth:    1 Mar 1785    Place:    Franklin Co., NC
Death:    13 Feb 1866    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC
Spouse:    Edmund Jones
Marriage:    17 Jan 1803    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC
2. M Child:    Burnis McKINNEY
Birth:    1780/1790   
Death:    After 1857   
Spouse:    Milly Jones
Marriage:    22 Aug 1807    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC
3. F Child:    Polly McKINNEY
Spouse:    Robert JONES
4. F Child:    Sally McKINNEY
Birth:    About 1800    Place:    NC
Death:    After 1850   
5. F Child:    Bedy McKINNEY
Birth:    About 1792   
Death:    23 Sep 1848    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC
Burial:        Place:    Zachariah McDaniel Cemetery, Rutherford Co., NC
Spouse:    Zachariah McDANIEL
6. M Child:    Willis McKINNEY
Birth:    About 1796    Place:    NC
Spouse:    Martha
7. M Child:    William H. McKINNEY
Birth:    About 1801    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC
Spouse:    Betsy DUGGER
Marriage:    12 Aug 1817    Place:    Rutherford Co. NC

1850 Cleveland Co., NC census
William H McKinney, 52, M
Elizabeth McKinney, 51, F
Narcissa McKinney, 3, F
Robert Fortenberry, 22, M

1860 Cleveland Co., NC census
Wm A Mckinney 62  1797 South Carolina
Elizabeth Mckinney 61  1798 North Carolina
Lydia Horn 40  1819 North Carolina
Cyntha Horn 15  1844 North Carolina
Margaret Horn 11  1848 North Carolina
Sarah A Horn 9  1850 North Carolina
Malinda J Horn 5  1854 North Carolina
Narcisa J Mckinny 14  1845 North Carolina

8. F Child:    Aletha McKINNEY
Birth:    4 Mar 1801    Place:    York Co SC/ Possibly NC (See Census Records)
Death:    28 Jun 1890    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC
Spouse:    John GREEN
Marriage:    20 Dec 1819    Place:    Rutherford Co., NC

Husband’s Notes...
Will abstract
Rutherford County , North Carolina Wills and Miscellaneous Records 1783 - 1868
by James E. Wooley and Vivian Wooley
Copyright 1984 by Southern Historical Press, Inc.
ISBN 0-89308-413-1
page 130

Will dated 15 May 1847 recorded fall court 1857,
William McKinney of Cleveland Co.
names children as:
Susanna Jones
Polly Jones
Bedy McDaniel
Sally McKinney
Burnice McKinney
Willis McKinney
William H. McKinney
Lethy Green

1800 M250  McKENNY       William         M-32  033  126  00100-00000-00 [Age 16-26]

1810 McKENNEY William pg 122  33010-10010-06 [26-45 1765-1784] 3 boys under 10, 3 boys 10-15
one girl under 10
6 slaves

1820 McKINNEY      William Jr.     pg 371 000100-10010
next door to Burnis and Zachariah McDaniel, younger than Burnis

1820 M250  McKINNEY      William Sr.     M-33  080  348  NdRcd <<same page as George>>

1850 Cleveland Co., NC census
William McKinney, 84, M [b. 1766] VA
Sally McKinney, 50, F NC

William is son of Daniel McInnish and Sarah Weathers -- I'd like to see some proof.

Per the book "The McKinney Family" by Mildred McKinney Kee
Mary "Polly" McKinney (b.4/2/1788) was a daughter of William McKinney (05/06/1766 -10/31/1857) and his wife Amy Willis McKinney (06/21/1764 - before 1850). Polly married Robert Jones (b.02/25/1790) in 1807 in Rutherford Co, NC.
Ms. Kee also tells us William McKinney was a son Daniel McKinney (AKA Donald McInnish, Jr) b.09/15/1742 and died c 1835, and his wife Sarah Weathers McKinney. She indicates William was born in Sussex Co, VA, and Amy was born in Franklin Co, NC. Although she gives no location for William & Amy's 08/17/1783 marriage, she lists the first three of their eight children as having been born in Franklin Co, NC. She only lists two siblings for William, Seth & Rebecca. Seth (b.1780) married Jane  Merchant & died in 1865 in Grainger, TN. Rebecca (no birthdate given) married George Julian in Mecklenburg Co, NC, 04/09/1791. As these three children were born so far apart, there are probably other siblings.

Found on the web - conflicting info...

William MCKINNEY b. 6 MAY 1766 Sussex Co., VA d. 31 OCT 1857 Lattimore, Cleveland Co., NC, Buried Willis McKinney Cemetery. Cleveland, N.C. Served as a Pvt. from Rutherford Co., NC in the Revolutionary War as a substitute for his father He went to Warrington, Hillsboro, Salisbury and on to Charleston. William states that he returned home to Franklin Co in 1783, thus indicating his parents were still there and soon after married Amy Duggard. [It appears that this person had seen his pension application - does anyone have a copy?] There was a marriage bond for Betsy Dugger and William McKinney in 1817, but this was William H, McKinney, son of this William.
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
Number 3, Summer, 1989
Early Records of Flint Hill Baptist Church, York County
Saturday April the 12th. met according to appointment, after prayer preaching &c, the Church sit in Conference, Brother William McKinney & his wife Amy made application for union with us & were cordially received by virtue of a letter of recommendation from the Baptist Church, Franklin County, No Carolina, under the [pas]toral care of Revd. William Lancaster. [Indicates that there was a William McKinney with a wife named Amy - but there were many William McKinneys in this era.]

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
Number 4, Fall, 1989
Early Records of Flint Hill Baptist Church, York County,
Saturday Jany. 10th 1807. Met as usual after Worship, Set in Conference, Lay over the case of Bro. Jas. Fincher. Bro. Meacham & Robt. & Milley- heard the report of the last committee nothing done, The matter continued, Dismiss Bro. & Sister McKinney.

Reference Note 674
1850 Cleveland Co., NC census