Samuel Bartow McKenney, Civil War Image

Samuel Bartow McKenney enlisted with his father, Robert Eugene McKenney, in Company B, the 9th Minnesota Infantry, in 1862 in Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota.

A Sketch of the Families and Life of Samuel Bartow McKenney, a Roamer with Literary Aspirations

Photo courtesy of Allan McKenney. I took the liberty of playing a bit with retouching and adding color. Because the census is what we have, we tend to measure a person’s existence by where they were every ten years and what the census gives them as doing. If a family or individual happens to make […]

1883 Diary of Charity Alice McKenney Reynolds Barnes

This wonderful diary was sent to me by Allan McKenney. Charity Alice McKenney was a daughter of Robert Eugene McKenney, and Allan is a descendant of a brother of hers. I transcribed it from a typewritten copy printed in a cursive font so it was digital age. The original diary was itself copied first by […]

Charity Alice McKenney

As I’m going to be posting an 1883 diary of Charity Alice McKenney, I thought it might be a good idea to first do a post giving a bit of background on her. Charity, the fifth of six known children, was born 1856 October 31 in Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota to Robert Eugene McKenney and […]

Addie McKenney and Samuel McWhirt

Addie Mae MCKINNEY/MCKENNEY, daughter of George Washington McKINNEY and Isabella LOVE, was born 10 Oct. 1864 in Boone Co., IA and died 26 March 1952. She married Samuel Alvin MCWHIRT in 1881/1882 in Kansas, moved first to Missouri and then on to the Osage Reserve in Oklahoma. Samuel Alvin MCWHIRT was born 9 Dec. 1859 […]

Samuel Bartow and Mary S. McKenney

BARTOW, Samuel born in Ohio, April 18th, 1818. When nineteen, bought a farm in Monroe county. Lived there until the fall of 1849, when he located in Bartholomew county, Indiana. Lived there three years, teaching school part of the time, then went to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and St. Louis, Mo.; from there by steamer to […]

William McKenney (McKinney) and Esther Yarnell

Are you a descendant down the line of William McKenney and Esther Yarnell of Van Buren, Iowa? If you are, please get in touch with me. We need info down this line to organize genealogical ties back to Ohio and hopefully a male descendant who will take a yDNA-37 test at FTDNA. So, please, if […]

John Tripp Obituary

Supplied by Francis Partch, following is the obituary of John TRIPP, son of James TRIPP and Mary E. SPARKS TRIPP. * * * * NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION 4-3-1974 John Tripp dies; services set Fri. John Lee Tripp, 73, 400 West Eleventh Street, died at his home Tuesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in […]

Arthur Thomas Jr. Obituary

Arthur Thomas Jr. was the son of Arthur Thomas Sr. and Florence Glenn. Arthur Thomas Sr. was a son of Philemon Thomas and Martha Catherine Sparks. * * * * * Sedan Times-Star – June 01, 2005 MR. ARTHUR THOMAS, JR. SEDAN, Kan. – Arthur Thomas, Jr. 79, of Sedan, Kan., died Sunday night, May […]

George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle Sparks

George Washington MCKENNEY, son of George Washington MCKENNEY Sr. and Isabella LOVE was born 2 Sept. 1861 in Iowa. He died 3 March 1947, at the age of 85, in Sedan, Chautauqua Co. KS, and is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua Co. On 3 June 1883, in Elgin, Chautauqua Co. KS, George […]

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