McKenneys of Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey and Harrison Counties, Ohio-1830

Continued from 1820s notes.

Hopefully you have landed here because you are researching a McKenney/McKinney family who came from Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey or Harrison counties of Ohio. If so, please contact me so that we can share information. Several families from the area now have taken a yDNA-37 test at FTDNA, and we need more families from the area to do this so that we may begin to get a better picture of these families and possible relationships between them.

The focus of my study right now are George Washington McKenney Sr. b. abt. 1832 in Ohio, William McKenney b. abt. 1827 in Ohio, married in Monroe Ohio, and Robert Eugene McKenney born about 1821 in Pennsylvania. They are each from the same area in Ohio and went to Van Buren County, Iowa and are closely connected, so I am assuming they are either brothers are cousins. DNA research shows this branch of McKenneys is not Scotch-Irish. Instead they are Irish and related to Irish McKennas.

As far as I can tell, no one has much studied the McKenneys from this area and I’m hoping eventually some people will drop by who are descendants of McKenney families from Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey and Harrison Counties in Ohio.

Some of the below is good solid census research. Other parts are speculation and subject to change as evidence presents itself, and hopefully evidence will present itself.

Things get confusing because of the repetitive names in these McKenney families of George Washington, William, John and Robert. I try to keep things straight by consistently (annoyingly, repetitively) attaching birth dates to individuals.

I’m also including research on the Bartows and some Shaffer families of Harrison county who married into the McKenney family, and also families who seem to be closely connected as they made the migration out to Iowa at the same time the McKenneys did, or who moved to the Ioway/Great Nemaha Reservation area at that time. George W. McKenney Sr. b. 1832 is said to have married an Ioway woman and I feel examination of these families is pertinent. These families who move to the Ioway/Great Nemaha Reservation are connected with the McKenneys through marriage but more obviously through close neighborhood associations with the Bartows and Shaffers.

We may never have direct lines for these McKenneys and may have to make do with a clan umbrella of kinship.

Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison and Monroe counties in Ohio

Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison and Monroe counties, Ohio, 1833

Early McKinney/McKenney families in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison and Monroe, Ohio

Source of my modified 1833 map: The David Rumsey Map Collection

In this post I begin to bring in names from Van Buren County, Iowa that will be marrying into the McKenneys or will become long term neighbors.

Robert McKenney (b. 1770s) of 1820 Belmont Co. OH census is now in Beaver, Guernsey, OH. 1 male 10 to 15 b. 1850-1820. 2 males 10 to 20 b. 1800-1810. 1 male 50 to 60 b. 1770-1780. 2 females 20 to 30 b. 1800-1810. 1 female 40 to 40 b. 1780-1790. The older male b. 1794-1804 has left the household leaving known sons Allen, Robert and George W. Neighboring houses on pg. 781 are Edmund Hayes, Bailey Hayes (see 1850 Monroe Co. Enoch Hayes), Ogden Grey, John Townsend, John 2 McKinney (1840 shows him in Oxford, Guernsey County), Henry Morgan, William Downey, Matthew Hill, Archibald Johnston, Knowles Doudna, Henry Hall (executor will of Bailey Hayes dies 1845), Isaac Hall (married to a Doudna), then John Hall, John Webster, Samuel Rogers, John Marshall, Eli Webster, William Smith, David Campbell.

pg. 780
James REED
Travis PETTY
William MOORE
Ludwell PETTY
NOTE: Ludwell PETTY was from Prince William, VA, the son of Travis PETTY above.
John MCKINNEY 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
NOTE: John 1 McKenney appears to be same McKINNEY as in 1840 Millwood, Guernsey County, Ohio.
Henry BAILEY 0 1 0 0 0 1 / 0 2 0 0 0 1
NOTE: See 1840 BELMONT Census, a Henry Bailey lives next to a Robert LOVE.
I don’t know if the following would be a related BAILEY.
Bailey, James, F., far., Sec. 26; P.O. Bentonsport; owns 252 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Born Aug. 23, 1825, in Belmont Co., Ohio; parents moved to Morgan Co. in 1835; from there to this county (Van Buren, Iowa) in the spring of 1850; lived in Bonaparte till the fall of 1851, then went to California via New Orleans; from there to the Isthmus by steamer; from there to San Francisco in a sailing0vessel; came near perishing for want of food and water, being out seventy-seven days; while there, was engaged in mining, and on the public works; returned in 1855, and married Celestine Davidson July 25, 1855; she was born April 10, 1835; in Illinois; came on to his present farm in January, 1855; have one daughter, Ella, married to H. T. Shepherd Nov. 12, 1872. Mr. Bailey served in the Mexican war in Co. H, 3d Ohio Inf.; was in the service about one year. Member of the M. E. Church; Republican.

Isaac SINEL?
William HART
Stephen HALL
Michael BRADY
William GRIGLY
Daniel SEER
Nathan PRICE
Caleb HALL
pg. 781
Edmund HAISE
Bailey HAISE
NOTE: See Enoch Hayes in the 1850 Monroe Census.
Ogden GREY
John MCKINNEY 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
NOTE: John 2 McKenney. Likely same McKINNEY as in the 1840 Oxford, Guernsey County, Ohio census.
William DOWNEY
Matthew HILL
Archibald JOHNSTON
Knowles DOWDNA?
NOTE: Knowles DOWDNA b. 1780 Pitt Co. NC, the son of Henry DOWDNA and Elizabeth KNOWLES, married Hannah WEBSTER.
Henry HALL
NOTE: A Henry HALL was executor for the will of Bailey HAYES b. 1776 GA. died 1845 Guernsey.
Isaac HALL
NOTE: An Isaac HALL married Mary Doudna b. 12 Feb 1778, daughter of John DOUDNA and Sarah KNOWLES. John was a brother of Knowles DOUDNA.
Robert MCKINNEY 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
NOTE: This is Robert McKenney b. 1770. One male 10 to 15, 2 males 20 to 30, one male 50 to 60, 2 females 20 to 30 and 1 40 to 50.
NOTE: Likely related to Isaac HALL. A Zilpah HAYES b. 1762 GA married a Joseph STUBBS b. Cane Creek NC. A daughter was Sarah STUBBS b. 1787 Wrightsborogh, Richmond Co. GA. who married Benjamin HALL Sr. b. 1787 in NC. Their son, John B. HALL b. 1813 died in Guernsey (as did his mother). He married Anne KUHNS b. 17 March 1811 in GUERNSEY. This Zilpha HAYES is not listed among siblings of Bailey, Frederick and Edmund HAISE living above, but likely is. Joseph S. HALL, a son of Benjamin HALL and Sarah. He went to Liberty Township, Warren Co. IA in the early 1840s. Zilpha HAYES b. 1811, daughter of Bailey HAYES and Mary STUBBS, married Thomas COLES, and a brother Isaac married Mary “Polly” COLES. Elizabeth COLES b. 1832, daughter of Thomas COLES and Zilpha, married William LOVE. Among their children was a James Walker LOVE. A James COLES when to Warren Co. IA with Joseph HALL.
William SMITH
Alexander CAMPBELL
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George BRILL

John McKenney 1 (b. 1795-1805) appears in pg. 780 Beaver, Guernsey, Ohio with 3 males b. 1825 to 1830, 1 male b. 1820 to 1825 and 2 female children born 1820 to 1825. Some surrounding names here are William Campbell, Israel Barnes, William Moore, Ludwell Petty, then Henry Bailey (lives next to a Robert Love in 1840), Thomas Arnold, Robert Lythe, Thomas Brister, Jesse Bailey. This John possibly was married to a Rebecca who we will see widowed in the 1850 census.

John McKenney 2 (b. 1795-1805) appears in Beaver, Guernsey, Ohio with 3 males b. 1825 to 1830, 1 male b. 1820 to 1825, 1 female child b. 1825 to 1830 an 1 female b. 1820 to 1825. The head of household is b. 1790 to 1800 and the head female is born 1800 to 1810. On page 781 he is living beside Edmond and Bailey Hayes, Ogden Gray, John Townsend, then Henry Morgan, William Downey, Mathew Hill, Archibald Johnston, Knowles Dowdna, and Isaac and Henry Hall. He is on the same page as Robert McKenney (possible father) who lives between Henry, John and Isaac Hall. (A Henry Hall was the executor for the will of Bailey Hayes who is living near John McKenney 2.)

An unknown Mary McKinney b. 1800-1810 resides in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio in 1830, between Benjamin King, Thomas Williams, John Dixon, then James McFadden and James Brown. She has one male b. 1810 to 1815 (age 15 to 20), 1 female child b. 1825 to 1830. The ages suggest the male in her household is perhaps a brother.

Pg. 964
Benjamin KING
Mary MCKINNEY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Daniel ?

George McKinney (b. 1760-1770) of Stock, Harrison, Ohio (see 1820) continues on there with son John living beside him. Some nearby names are Richard Wells, Abner Kent, Ann Simpson, Jacob Wright, Thomas Hoaghland and John Wells. His son, George, who married Elizabeth Conaway, is living in Archer, Harrison, Ohio. Surrounding names are John Miller, Moses Louthar, George Myod, Peter Sharp, then Jane Kenyan, WIiliam McNamee, William Berkhill and Abner Hinson.

Two males have left the household and one female. Perhaps they are the two males in George MCKINNEY’s household in Archer Township.

pg. 167
James McKANE
George MYOD?
George MCKINNEY 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Note: 1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 20 to 30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20 to 30
William McNAMEE

Catherine KENDRICKS next page
Joseph WALKER 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

pg. 203
George MCKINNEY 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
1 male 15 to 20, 1 male 20 to 30, 1 male 60 to 70, 1 female 30 to 40, 1 female 70 to 80
NOTE: Looks like the elder MCKINNEY who appears in 1840 HARRISON STOCK, two younger males out of house. One of whom may be Fryer in that census but there is also a George.
John MCKINNEY 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1
NOTE: Appears in 1840 Harrison Stock census. Is a son of the above George.
Richard WELLS,guernsey::wells::5315.html
Abner KENT
Adam ?
Nathaniel WATTERS
Joseph WELLS
Robert ERVIN
Albie HAYS

Bright YOUNG
George ERVIN

Not now believed to be a connected line. In Westland, Guernsey, Ohio lives 50-60 year old John McKinney with 5 daughters (noted in the 1820 census). Neighbors include John Reasoner, William McDonald, Robert Marshall, Elizabeth Speer, William Reasoners. Henry McKinney is nearby. These McKinneys are children of Matthew McKinney who was born 1744 in Scotland.

pg. 916
Elijah BROWN
William SPEER
NOTE: A John KIRKPATRICK b. 1808 in Guernsey died 1893 in Wapello Co. IA. His father was Thomas B. KIRKPATRICK b. 1773 Ireland, and mother Mary HENTHORN b. 1783 PA. He married Mary KYGAR b. 1812 Monroe Co. OH. They were in Vermillion Co. IL 1842-44 before ending in Wapello 1848.
Thomas SPEER
NOTE: A John Robert REASONER b. 1884 Westmoreland Co. PA, married Elizabeth WILSON and had children in Westland. His parents were Peter Froman REASONER and Mary “Mollie” SPEERS. A son, Solomon Speers REASONER b. 1818 married Sarah Rachel MILLER b. 1819 Muskingum. Solomon Speers REASONER died in Woodbine, Harrison IA. Sarah MILLER’s parents were Abraham MILLER and Rachel REASONER. Another son, Peter L. REASONER b. 1814 in OH, married Nancy Jane MCKINNEY in PA. She was born 1820 in PA. Her father is given as born PA and mother in Ireland.
Another John REASONER b. 1812 Guernsey, son of John Robert REASONER and Elizabeth Wilson THOMPSON, married Emily MCMURRAY and died in Madison CO. IA. His grandfather was Peter Froman REASONER.

John MCKINNEY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 / 0 2 2 1 0 0 1
NOTE: 4 daughters. 1 male 50 to 60, 2 females 5 to 10, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 15 t0 20, 1 female 40 to 50. This household would be the one of Mary MCKINNEY with 2 daughters in the 1840 Guernsey Westland census. In that census she is between Matthew MCKINNEY and Robert CONNER. Then a couple houses down is Levi HUGHES, John REASONER.
Abraham Scott SPEER b. 1811 Adams Township Guernsey, son of Stewart SPEER b. Adams Co. PA, went to Muskingum then Guernsey, and Jane McClean SCOTT, married Mary MCKINNEY b. 20 April 1813 or 1818, daughter of John McKINNEY and Mary WILSON. Another son of Stuart, William SPEER, married an Anna Jane MCKINNEY b. 1820.

NOTE: A Levi HUGES b. 1771 Romney VA, married an Elizabeth, had James HUGHES 1809 in Guernsey. James married Caroline JUDGE in Knox Co. OH in 1837. He died in Mills Co. IA.
Elizabeth SPEER?
Henry MCKINNEY 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0/ 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
NOTE: 4 younger males and 3 younger females. Elder is born 1770-1780. 2 males under 5, 1 male 20 to 30, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 male 50 to 60, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 20 to 30, 1 female 30 to 40 and 1 female 60 to 70.

1830 abt

Zilpha Hayes, daughter of Bailey Hayes, marries Thomas Coles.


Richard Riley remains in Mead, Belmont, OH. Living Close at hand is Ephriam Shirley. Both are relations of Vance Murray Campbell.


Humphrey and Lavinia (Shannon) Anderson live in Oxford, Guernsey, OH in 1830 and are supposed to be there in 1820. Neighbors are Mitchell and Isaac Montgomery who are later connected with our McKenneys. Lavinia Shannon’s father, George Shannon, died in Belmont, OH. Her brother, George Shannon, was a member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. See 1840 for their son living beside John McKenney 2.


James McKinney b. 1809 in PA, son of George McKinney (1760-1770) of Harrison Co. OH, marries Mary Orr. They will move to Pike Co. IL by 1840, then Sadorus, Champaign, IL by 1870, and finally Plainville, Adams, IL by 1880.


George Washington McKenney Sr. born in Ohio. Marries Isabella Love abt 1849.


George Gilliand Poage married Jane Riggs, daughter of Stephen Riggs and Annie Baird and sister of Stephen Return Riggs who in 1837 heads out west to study the Dakota language in prep for being a missionary to the Sioux. George Gilliand Poage was a first cousin of Poages who settled in Monroe, Missouri. (See 1850 Roy column. See 1837 for more info on family in Guernsey and eventual connection to McKenneys.)


Jane McKinney, b. 1802 in Washington, PA, daughter of George McKinney (1760-1770) and Mary Campbell of Harrison, OH, marries William Walker in Harrison, OH.


Alexander Picken, son of Matthew Picken and Susannah McFadden, marries Rachel Conaway, daughter of Michael Conaway and Martha Hoagland, in Harrison, OH. They will move to Iowa and in 1880 daughter Mary Jane Picken with husband Thomas Evan Coles will be living by Paris Caldwell in Center, Wapello, IA (he married Margaret Ellen Hackney).


George W. McKenney b. 1816, known son of Robert McKenney (1770s) and Margaret of Belmont, Guernsey and Monroe, marries Rhoda Scarborough. Her widowed mother, Rebecca, was living in Center, Guernsey, OH in 1830.


Des Moines/Van Buren IA. “The first white man who settled…was one John Silvers, who, in 1835, made a claim and built a small cabin on the bank of the river about where the old Keosauqua Hotel now stands. About the same time several other persons settled in the vicinity-among them E. Purdom, Isaac W. McCarty, John Patchett, and John Tolman, with his Indian wife. Silvers sold his claim in the Fall of 1836 to Meschack Sigler for $300. Mrs. Sigler was the first white woman who made her home at this place. In 1837, a company styled the Van Buren Company purchased Sigler’s claim. This company was composed of James Hall, James Manning, Edwin Manning, John J. Fairman, John Carnes, and Robert Taylor. Sigler subsequently became one of the company, and Taylor soon sold his interest to William Billups and Simon Druillard. In 1837 they laid out a portion of the town, and in the Spring of 1839 the whole town was surveyed and the plat recorded.” (In 1875 The Siglers live beside Addie McKinney in Neosho, KS. and this suggests to me a connection of some sort from early Van Buren County, Iowa.)


Edward Enlow and family move to Lee Co. IA


Van Caldwell and brother Paris Caldwell are now living at what will be Iowaville in Iowa. Van is next door Indian trader James H. Jordan. He was settled on Sac and Fox land and worked out a deal with Joseph Street so that he was allowed to remain while Jordan’s place was burned for squatting. In an 1840 survey his dwelling is the only one marked along with Black Hawk’s grave and the home of Black Hawk (who died in 1838). Apparently he was first at Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa, which is where William McKenney first later settled. The Caldwells were friends of the Sac and Fox. Paris Caldwell married Margaret Ellen Hackney in 1845. (see 1838)


The Ioways and part of the Sac and Fox, cross the Missouri River, from Buchanan Co. MO in 1837 and locate upon Wolf River near the present town of Highland, Doniphan, KS.


John Baptiste Roy is trader/interpreter for the Ioways and Sac and Foxes. His parents were Louis Roy and Julia Royer who was Osage, Kaw and white, dying in 1874 in the Osage Nation. Many descendants of this family later live around the McKenneys.


Presbyterian Missionary Stephen Return Riggs in 1837 heads out west to study the Dakota language in prep for being a missionary to the Sioux. His mother is Annie Baird, sister of John David Baird who resided in Guernsey, Ohio 1820s on. An uncle, Moses Baird, had a daughter Margaret who married Nicholas Van Eman. Nicholas’ great nephew, George Van Eman, married Elizabeth Margaret Poage. Their daughter, Martha Van Eman, in 1871 married Arnold Coles Barker, whose family went from Harrison Ohio to Van Buren Iowa before 1840 and has married into the Van Buren families in the meanwhile. More on this later. Annie and John David’s brother, Robert, had a daughter Susannah who married an Edward Burnett, son of Sarah and Moses/Moore Burnett. After Moses died, the widow Sarah Burnett married Ezekiel Vance. His relations are living beside John McKenney 1 in 1840 Millwood, Guernsey, Ohio.


In the Van Buren Co., IA Census a household of 2 males under William McKinney appears. Surrounding households are Joshua W. Baker, John Huntley…Thomas Lambe, Hollon Rice, John Patchett (see 1835), Samuel Gould, Frances Wiley, Jacob E. Davison, then E. W. Jones, James Shaw, Aaron Jessup, Thomas and William Goodall. In 1836 in the Des Moines, IA census it shows Charles Price, William Bogart, Thomas Goodall, H. G. Turney, William Phelps, Whartow McPherson, John Patchett, Ashbel Van Shock and John Tolman (see 1835). By 1840 we have James Shaw…J.W. Baker…Joseph Stong, the Lamb families, John Patchett, then in 1849 we have the Partelow family, George Shafer, Buckmaster family, John Patchett, Ben Short, Cyrus Bartow, (space of 8 names), James Lamb, (space of 5 names), Joseph Stong. So based on these censuses (John Patchett is one of the consistent names) it seems we have the Bartows and Shaeffers later moving into the general area where this William McKinney household may have been, which was a trading area where men with Indian wives lived.

“Pierre Chouteau, Sr., established a trading post where now stands the city of Ottumwa, and when in 1837 the Sacs and Foxes were removed to the locality the ruins of the old building could be described. Pierre Chouteau, Jr., & Co. succeeded the elder trader at this point, and had a post among these two tribes. S. S. Phelps and Captain William Phelps were the agents for the company. Captain Phelps was so jolly that the Indians termed him Che-che-pe-qua, or “Winking Eyes.” Ottumwa became one of the most important trading posts in Iowa.”

There are no ages for these McKenneys but they could have been b. anywhere from, say, 1820 to 1780. I right now am assuming, because of the above placements of families, that these McKenneys are associated with mine. But how? Are they connected with William McKenney who was in Belmont OH in 1820 who disappeared after that? Might it be that male McKenney or one of his male children? Or did William McKenney who married Susannah Hardesty, and also left the area, go out to Van Buren? He, too, is a good possibility. Assuming, at least, based on their location and the location of the later families moving from Ohio, that these are McKenneys who are of our clan, do we only have two men in this household or is it possible that they had Indian families who aren’t shown?

Also in the 1838 Van Buren, Iowa census is a John Love with three males and four females in his household. Nothing about him is known or if he figues in in any way.

William Henry Enlow gives his father, Edward Enlow, and family as moving to Van Buren, Des Moines, IA in 1838 and settling near Birmingham.


Observe above that Joshua W. Baker is in the same 1838 Van Buren, Iowa census. He was a blacksmith to the Sac and Fox through 1844, after which his sons are blacksmiths and traders to the Sac and Fox. In 1840 Baker lives a door from Joseph Stong, this family later united in marriage with the Harrison County Shaeffers, Susanna Stong marrying S. Peter Shaeffer. The Joshua W. Baker family married into the Hackneys with son William Baker marrying Isabel Frances Hackney.

A newspaper interview by this W. W. Baker reported his father was, “a personal friend of Blackhawk, Keokuk, Wapello and all the less famous chieftains of the Sax and Fox Indians. Mother Blackhawk, as the wife of the famous chieftain was called, was a frequent visitor at the Baker home. She was a great friend of the children and they played with her and sat upon her lap many a time.”

Paris Caldwell will marry also into the Hackney family, and his family is also here, residing by the James Jordan Indian trading post at Iowaville. Blackhawk died in a cabin “ten rods” from that of James Jordan’s. Keokuk lived about a mile distant.

Also of interest to me…Joshua Wells Baker’s wife was Agnes Miller Inghram, daughter of Arthur Ingraham and Sarah Agnes Ankrom. A sister of hers married a Van Banks Delashmutt who had a brother Elias Nelson Delashmutt and a sister Katherine Delashmutt who married a David Love of Virginia. The Ingrahams and David Love and Elias Delashmutt moved to Iowa and are in the 1836 Des Moines, Iowa census (except for David Love who I don’t see until 1840). Elias Delashmutt is on the same page as a Nicholas R. Teas, George W. Teas, Charles Teas. And on a next page is a John W. Teas. (Just noting because Teas/Tease is not a very common name.) Arthur Ingraham is among names on the following page. These connections lasted through the years as in 1880 David Love’s son, Rodney H. Love, is observed in the Portland Multnomah, Oregon census living beside William W. Baker and his wife Isabel Frances Hackney.


A Joshua Pilsher appears in the 5 page 1838 Van Buren, Iowa census. Is this possibly the same Joshua Pilcher who married Poporine Barada in 1832 at Bellevue, Sarpy, Nebraska? The Van Buren families have a connection with Pilcher (see 1862).


Job Yarnell b. 1791 PA has moved 1836-1838 to Iowa but I’m unable to find him on censuses before 1840. He is a relation of Eli Yarnell, whose daughter marries William McKenney b. 1832 in Monroe, OH and moves to IA ab. 1849. In 1838 Robert McKenney (b. 1770s) and Eli Yarnell take land neighboring each other in Noble Co. OH.


In 1838 Robert McKenney (b. 1770s) of Belmont, Guernsey and Monroe takes land in Noble Co. OH. Samuel Bartow also takes land in the same area. Eli Yarnell also takes land there. As does Henry Shuman.


In 1839 Samuel Bartow, son of Eli and Charity Bartow, marries Mary S. McKenney, conjectured to be a daughter of Robert McKenney (1770s) and Margaret. Samuel Bartow’s father, Eli, resides beside Robert McKenney (b. 1770s) in 1840.

Next up the 1840 census and events in the 1840s. We already, as shown, have the Yarnells out in Iowa and the McKenneys may have possibly already been there. The 1840 census back in Ohio will show a line-up of names for a significant exodus out to Van Buren County, Iowa and the Ioway/Great Nemaha Reserve area that begins in the late 1840s.

Continue to 1840s notes.

2 Responses to “McKenneys of Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey and Harrison Counties, Ohio-1830”
  1. Maralee McKinney d'Albertis says:

    Am looking for parents of my great-grandfather James W. McKinney b.1823 in Ohio, married to Emma L. Beedle frm Indiana. Stated that father was frm Ohio & mother frm NY. Have names of their 12 children but not his parents. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  2. admin says:

    I never looked at James W. but I once tried to find out more about Ephraim McKinney, who’s a couple of households from him in the 1856 Iowa census. Was interested in him because he had a son named Francis Marion b.1857. Was interested in that name because two relations of my McKenney had a son Francis Marion or Francis M. William McKenney who married Esther Yarnell had a son Francis M. born in 1850, and George McKenney who married Rhoda Scarborough had a son Francis M. b. 1836 in Ohio. Was also interested because Ephraim’s in-laws, the Forneys (if Christina is the daughter of Christian), had ended up in Blackford Indiana and died there in 1870, and George McKenney who married Rachel Scarborough was in Blackford by 1870. So, I was curious about this family but that’s as far as I got with learning anything on them.

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