Vera and Dorothy “Dot” Crockett

Touched up.

Courtesy of Larry McCombs

Undated photo.

Vera Crockett (1886-1933) is direct line, married to James Albert McKenney. That family is covered elsewhere on this blog.

Dorothy Sadie Crockett was born 1892 Oct 7 in Chautauqua County, Kansas and would die 1980 July 24 in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas. She was married on 1910 Dec 21 to John Allen Fleming. He was born 1888 Jan 4 in Kansas and died 1983 Feb in Robers, Benton, Arkansas. John was the son of John Fleming b. 1847 in Indiana, and Carrie, b. 1859 in Missouri.

The census data I have for Dot and John:

1920 Salt Creek, Chautauqua, Kansas
NOTE: John appears to be living next to his sisters Carrie and Gladys.
1920 KS, Chautauqua Co., Sedan
pg. 1A
10/11 SHULTZ Carrie mother R 30 (can’t read marital status) b. KS father b. IN mother b. MO Teaches school
Earle L. son 8 attended school b. OK father b. IA mother b. KS
Evelyn L. daughter 8 attended school b. OK father b. IA mother b. KS
FLEMING Gladys M. sister 15 b. KS father b. IN mother b. MO
11.11 FLEMING John A. head F 31 b. KS father b. IN mother b. MO Superintendent city schools
Sadie C. wife 27 b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA
Lois M. daughter 7 attended school b. KS father b. KS mother b. KS

In 1925 they were perhaps living in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte, Kansas. I know Lloyd Clinton McKenney went to stay with them during his senior year in high school and he placed them as being in Bonner Springs.

1930 KS, Allen Co., Iola, District 13
pg.
North Walnut
102 – 237 -229
FLEMING John R $30 41 married at 22 b. KS father b. IN mother b. MO Dean of Junior College
Sadie D. 36 married at 18 b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA
Lois M. 18 b. KS parents b. KS

John Allen Fleming is listed in the “Masonic Death Records from the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, 1941-1990” compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, Copyright 1999.

James E. Sparks and Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch

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James and Carrie Burch Sparks

Photo of James Sparks and Carrie Burch Sparks courtesy of Francis Partch
Location would be Chautauqua Co., Kansas. I’m going to give a tentative date of 1902, around the time of their 50th wedding anniversary.

James E. Sparks was born about 1832 in Indiana and died 1927 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He married 1852 March 28 in Martin County, Indiana to Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch born 1835 in Greene County, Indiana, died 1917 in Chautauqua County Kansas. They are both buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

James E. Sparks was the son of James Sparks and Mary Ann Ellis. Carrie was the daughter of Joseph Burch Jr. and Elizabeth Gardner.

According to the Martin Co. IN Marriage Database at Rootsweb, James married Carrie (Cary) BURCH, March 28 1852. (Source: Martin Co. IN Marriage Database Rootsweb. Book 1 page 135.). Francis PARTCH, another descendant, has stated that Carrie was an ELLIS. It appears that Carrie’s mother was instead an ELLIS.

The family is given in Belle Sparks McKENNEY’s obituary as having moved to Limestone Prairie in Chautauqua Co. KS in 1873

According to the 1910 census, James and Carrie had 9 children. We know of the following:

  1. John L. Sparks, born Dec 1852 in Indiana, died 1919 and is buried in the Pawhuska Cemetery, Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma.
  2. Mary Elizabeth Sparks b. 1857 June 13 in Indiana, died 1939 Nov 28 in Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma, married (1) in 1872 in Kansas to Samuel McCormick b. abt. 1852 in Indiana, died 1887. She married (2) James Preston “Jim” Tripp who was born abt 1863 and died 1928. I write of their families in another post.
  3. Martha Catherine was born 1859 Oct in Indiana and died 1942 Aug 14 in Osage County, Oklahoma. She married 1878 June 24 in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas to Philemon Thomas b. 1857 July 14 in Monroe County, Iowa, and died 1936 May 21 in Osage County, Oklahoma. I write of this family in a different post.
  4. Belle M. Sparks b. 1868 Jan 14 in Shelby County, Illinois, died 1935 Dec 28 in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas, married 1883 June 3 in Elgin, Chautuauqua County, Kansas to George Washington McKenney Jr. born 1861 Sept 2 in Iowa, died 1947 March3 in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas. Direct line.
  5. William E. Sparks b. 1876 Aug 26 in Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas, died 1904 June 7. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

1860 CUMBERLAND COUNTY ILLINOIS SPRING POINT CENSUS
pg. 738
James ELLIS 38 stone mason b. KY
R. Mariah 44 b. KY
Elvira MILLER 23 b. IN
Mary ELLIS 19
James 14
Benjamin 12
Jonathan 10
Margaret
Sarah A.
Thomas
James W. ? 4
Albert 5
NOTE: James Nicholas ELLIS and wife Rebecca were living next to the SPARKS in the 1850 Martin County census. James Nicholas is a brother of Mary Ann Ellis SPARKS.
pg. 740 (76 ancestry.com)
73/73 James W. SCOTT 45 wheelwright $1200 $500 b. KY
Adelia 45 b. GA?
Malison 19 f. b. IL
Carolin 16 b. IL
Robert 12. b. IN
James Wesley SCOTT is going to be a relative of Rebecca Mariah SCOTT married to James ELLIS in the above household.
74/74
James SPARKS 54 M Farmer personal value 200 b. KY
Mary 53 F b. KY
Benjamin D. 21 M b. IN
Mary E. 17 F b. IN
75/75
James SPARKS 26 m Farmer b. IN
Cary A. 24 F b. IN
John 7 M b. IN
Mary E. 3 F b. IN
Martha C. 1 F b. IN
576/576?
John COWWDE? COWWELE 50 b. NY and family
84/84 577/577
Wiley C. VAILS 36 and Susan and family
78/78
Elizabeth M. SCOTT 40 widow
79/79 Davies LARKINS 65 and Ann and family
80/80 John ELLISON 30 and family
81/81 Sanford LARKINS 30
82/82 Wiliam LARKINS 28 and family
83/83 Alfred P. GIBBONS? 43 and family
584/584
D. ELLIS 28 personal property 500 b. ILL
Sarah 25
Martha A. 7
John 5
Andrew Ellison 2
585/585
Samuel SHOPES or SHAPES 36 (PA) and Mary and family
586/586
Stephen SMITH and Julia and family
NOTE: I don’t see any MCCORMICKS in Cumberland County.

1870 SHELBY CO., ASHGROVE TOWNSHIP, IL CENSUS
page 1, 22 June 1870
1/1 SPURLING J. P. 53 farmer b. OH
SPURLING M. 48 b. IN
James 20 b. IN
Rosa 13
Joshua 11
Benjamin 9
1/2 MCCARTY James 27 b. IN
Mrs. 18
2/3 MARTZ? or NANTZ? John 83 M.D. b. VA
Jess 49 b. TN
Sarah A. 20 b. TN
3/4 FRAZER Presley 29 farmer b. IL
Charles 10
Ellen 8
Flora 5
Antonia 2
Evaline 50 b. TN
Sarah A. 26 b. IL
4/5 FRAZER James 26 farmer b. IL
Malinda 25
Rosa 4
Ida May 2
Albert 10/12
5/6 MCCARTY John 25 b. IL
Susie 20
6/7 SPARKS James 40 farmer $700 personal value can’t read or write (Mrs. SPARKS is not given as not being able to read and write)
SPARKS Mrs. 34 b. IN
John 18
Mary E. 13
Martha C. 11
Belle 2 b. IL
7/8 GILLMORE Thomas 25 farmer b. Ireland (and wife)
8/9 BENNETT John 24 b. IL (and Mrs.)
9/19 DUPREE W. N. 38 farmer b. IN (and mrs.)
NOTE: No MCCORMICKS found in Ashgrove Census.

In 1871, Carrie’s mother dies in Indiana.

In 1872, daughter Mary Elizabeth marries Samuel McCormick.

1875 Sedan, Howard, Kansas
p5. 28 J Brown and family
4/4 J. S. SPARKS 42 farmer $100 IN from IL
CA 40
J 21
M 15
Bell 8 IL from IL
6/5 E BLANE 47 and family

In 1878 daughter Martha marries Philemon Thomas.

1880 KS CHAUTAUQUA CO BELLEVILLE CENSUS
20/21 SHORT William S. 52 Farmer b. IL parents b. KY
Elvira 43 b. IN parents b. KY
21/22 CRIN Brice M. 55 Farmer b. TN parents b. TN
Jesse? 47 b. IL f b. KY m b. TN
Nathaniel 30 b. IL father b. TN m b. IL
Hessie J. 18
Clara C. 12
William A. 3 (grandson) b. IL
22/23 MCWHIRT Cornelius 52 carpenter b. VA parents b. VA
Mary L 42 b. PA father b. Ireland mother b. NY
James M. 18 b. IL father b. VA mother b. PA
Samuel A. 20
Lura L. 12
23/24 WILSON Joseph 56 Farmer b. OH parents b. KY
Frankie 46 b. KY parents b. KY
Harrison 16 b. MO
Lucy J. 14
Emma 12 b. IA
Lafayette 11?
Ida M. 7
24/25 WORTH Laree ? P. 44 Farmer b. NY parents b. NY
Jesse? 25 b. IL father b. VA mother b. TN
Willard C. 2 b. KS
Frank H. 1
25/26 EVANS Quinton? 51 Farmer b. MS parents b. “M”
Sophronia 43 b. TN parents b. TN
James 20 b. KY
Mary F. 12 b. KS
Lee A. (f) 11 Ruth D. 9 b. MO
Ollive 5
DM? 7
Cladosia 2
Fortune? or Fontaine (m) 4/12 b. KS
26/27 WINCHESTER Henry 35 Farmer b. IN parents b. PA
Cora 23 b. KY father b. MS mother b. TN
Ren 2 b. KS
James 3/12
WINCHESTER Susan 67 mother b. NY father b. VT mother b. NY
27/28 HOSTETTER Frank P. Farmer b. OH parents b. PA
Mary b. KY parents b. VA
Mabel b. MO
28/19 ELDRIDGE Isaac F. 45 Farmer NC parents b. NC
Ivey F. 33 SC and family b. NC parents b. NC
Charlie B. 14
Emma M. 12
William A. 10 b. MO
Ellie V. 7 b. KS
Henry H. 4
Robert D. 2
29/30
THOMAS Philemon 22 farmer b. IA father b. IN mother b. IL
Martha C. 20 wife b. IN parents b. IN
Clara C. 11/12 daughter b. KS
Isabelle E. mother b. IL father b. KY mother b. TN
NOTE: Martha C. is Martha C. SPARKS, daughter of James E. and Carrie SPARKS, of the next household.
30/31
SPARKS James E. w m 47 (b. 1833) stone mason b. Ind father-Ky mother-Ky
Carrie w f 45 b. (1835) b. Ind father-Ky mother-Ky
John L. w m 27 (b. 1853) farming b. Ind father-Ind mother-Ind
Belle M. w f 12 (b. 1868) b. Illinois father-Ind mother-Ind
William E. w m 3 (b. 1877) b. Kansas father-Ind. Mother-Ind.
31/32 HAYS Willis S. 40 Farmer b. IN parents b. IN
Elizabeth 46 b. IL parents b. TN
Mary T. 13 b. IA
Lemontt 12 b. MO
M…? (f) 8
Elmina? 6
Talitha M. ? 2 b. KS
32/33 WOOLSEY George 50 Physician b. TN parents b. TN
Jerimiah 25 Farmer b. MO parents b. TN
Laura E. 14 (rheumatic fever)
33/34 WEAVER Gustave? 39 Farmer b. NY parents b. NY
Martha A. 26 (congestive ?) b. IL father b. IN mother b. TN
Cordelia 4 b. KY
? 6/12
FERGUSON Robert 26 Working on time b. IN father b. Scotland mother b. IN
34/35 PASLEY William A. 37 Farmer KY
Rebecca A. 24 b. MO
William J. 7
James E. 3 b. KS
NOTE: Belle SPARKS will marry George W. McKINNEY Jr., Addie’s brother. Both the McWHIRTS and SPARKS are in Illinois in 1868.

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Willis G. Hays’ (living next to the Sparks) family is John Hays and Elizabeth Hays in the 1860 Iowa Monroe Co. census. He married Elizabeth Narcissa Boyd of Illinois, in Iowa in 1866. Isabel and Philemon Thomas are in the Boyd’s household in the 1860 Monroe County census.

In 1883 Belle Sparks marries George McKenney Jr.

Before 1884, James Preston TRIPP, who will be the second husband of Mary Elizabeth SPARKS, marries 1st Jennie MCWHIRT, sibling of Samuel Alvin MCWHIRT who married Addie MCKENNEY.

1895 Belleville, Chautauqua, Kansas
6/6 James E. Sparks 62 Farmer IN
C. E. 60
John L. 22
W. E. 18 KS

In 1899, daughter Mary Elizabeth marries 2nd Joseph Preston Tripp.

1900 KS CHAUTAUQUA CO BELLEVILLE CENSUS
120/120
SPARKS James w m 1832 age 68 b. Ind. Father-KY Mother-KY
Carrie w f Aug 1834 65 b. Ind. father-Ind. mother-Maryland
John L w m Dec 1852 47 single b. Ind. Father Ind. Mother-Ind.
William E. w m Aug 1876 23 single b. Kansas father-Ind. Mother-Ind.
NOTE: In the 1880 census both of Carrie’s parents are given as born in KY. Now her mother is from Maryland and her father from Indiana.

In 1904, son William E. dies and is buried in Pawhuska.

1905 Elgin, Chautauqua, Kansas
231/231 SPARKS J E 72
Carrie 70
John 50

1910 Belleville, Chautauqua, Kansas
7/7
McKENNEY James m w 47 m. 26 years b. Iowa f-Ohio m-Pennsylvania
Bell f w 42 b. Illinois f-Indiana m-Indiana
Carrie f w 12 b. Kansas f-Iowa m-Illinois
James W. (father) m w age 78 b. Ohio f-Ireland m-Pennsylvania
SPARKS Clara (mother-in-law) f w 76 had 9 children, 4 surviving, b.Ind father-Ohio mother-Maryland. Born about 1836. This is a bizarre census. George McKenney Jr. is given as James. His father, George W., is given as James W. For some reason Carrie’s mother-in-law appears to be enumerated in the household and her name given as Clara rather than Carrie, and she’s given as widowed, when she was not. Carrie is thus enumerated twice in this census for she is observed living with her husband (see below). Carrie’s parents were however born in NC and MD. A Belle and G. W. did name a daughter Mable Clair. Is it possible that Carrie was also named Clara?

(forgot to write the number)
SPARKS James E. head m w 78 married 52 years b. Indiana, parents b. KY
Carrie A. wife f w 75 married 52 years, having had 9 children with only 4 surviving b. Indiana and parents b. in KY
John L. son m w 56 single
They own their farm. James is a farmer. The son works on the home farm. They all read and write.
Enumeration was on the 11th day of May.
In the 1900 census, Carrie had given herself as b. Indiana and her father in Indiana and her mother in Maryland. They had stated they’d been married 52 years (sic. give the same number of years married in the 1910 census). But in the 1880 census she is given as born in Indiana and her parents in KY, so there is a return to that version again in 1910.

1915 Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Kansas
Pg. 12
Pennell, Anderson, Moffit families, then:
Geo W McKENNEY 53 IA
Belle 45 IN
Carrie 17 OK
J E SPARKS 83 IN
Carrie 81
H. B. TRIPP 31 OK
Mable 26 KS
Note: G. W. McKenney and Belle’s Daughter Mable Clair is seen here with her husband Franklin B. Tripp.

Carrie died in 1917.

1920 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY BELLEVILLE TOWNSHIP CENSUS
NAME OF UNINCORPORATED PLACE: CHAUTAUQUA CITY
14 January 1920 by Carl H. McDonald
Pg. 9B
Kiles Street
66/75 MCKENNEY George W. Head OF mw 56 md. b. IA father b. OH mother b. PA house carpenter own business
C. Belle Wife fw 50 md b. IL father b. IN mother b. IN
SPARKS James E. Father-in-law mw 87 wd b. IN father b. KY mother b. KY
Note: The live next to daughter Carrie who is married to Jesse Hampton.
70/79 HAMPTON Jesse C. Own, Free mw 34 md b. Illinois and parents in Tennessee Retail salesman, general merchandise, wages
Carrie I. fw 22 md b. Oklahoma. Father-Iowa and mother-Illinois
Marie M. fw 1 6/12 b. Kansas father b. IL mother b. OK
Doris R. (daughter) fw 3/12 b. Kansas father b. IL mother b. OK

James Sparks and Mary Ann Ellis

Original

Touched up.

Image of Mary Sparks courtesy of descendants of Mabel Clair McKenney Tripp.

James Sparks was born 1803 in , Fleming, Kentucky. He married abt 1827 to Mary Ann Ellis in , Nicholas, Kentucky. She was born 1806 in , Nicholas, Kentucky.

I believe James to be the son of George Sparks and Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells. Mary Ann Ellis was the daughter of James Mason Ellis and Francis Fanny Doughty.

Kentucky Nicholas County Marriage Bonds 1799-1855 gives:

James SPARKS & Polly ELLIS, November 1, 1827. By John Rogers.

As Mary Ann ELLIS was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky, I believe this Polly ELLIS to be Mary Ann and wife of James Sparks. In the census, James SPARKS and Mary are consistently located beside family of Mary Ann ELLIS, most consistently James Nicholas ELLIS, her brother.

James and Mary Ann had 7 children:

  1. Elizabeth J. Sparks b. abt. 1828, died before 1853, married Richard Allen Crane who was born 1826 and died 1878.
  2. James E. Sparks b. 1832 in Indiana, died 1927 in , Chautauqua County, Kansas, married 1852 March 28 in , Martin, Indiana to Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch b. 1835 in , Greene, Indiana, died 1917 in , Chautauqua, Kansas. Direct line.
  3. George T. Sparks b. abt. 1830, died before 1864. 1851 Jan 12 at Greene, Indiana he married Cyrene C. (Syreney) Vest. In 1864 March 31 at Loogootee, Martin, Indiana she married 2nd Martin J. Stuckey, b. abt 1798 in Kentucky. He was married 3 times previously, to Millie Cleveland, Ruth Love and Catherine Van Hoy.
  4. Otho Sparks was born abt 1834 and died before 1898. 1856 April 13 in , Martin, Indiana he married Mary E. Lamar. He married 2nd, 1895 Nov 17 in , Gibson, Indiana, Sarah C. Collins.
  5. William Sparks was born about 1837.
  6. Benjamin D. Sparks was b. abt. 1840 in , Monroe, Indiana, and died in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He appears to have married 3 times, to a Mary Curtis, Minerva Edmondson, and Emma Louis Mitchell. I’ll list his families on a separate page.
  7. Mary Ellen Sparks was born abt. 1845. 1867 April 4 in Macoupin, Macoupin, Illinois she married T. C. Russell.

I’ve yet to locate the family in the 1830 census.

1830, 1832, 1834, children were born in Indiana. About 1835 James’ father died. hen in 1837 and 1840 two more children were born in Indiana.

The census data for 1840.

James M. ELLIS, father of Mary Ann, is on page 58, and his sons Benjamin and Ellis, and SCOTT and CRANE relations, are on page 67. The household of James SPARKS shows 2 2 1 – – 1 / – – 1 – – 1 (2 males under 5 would be William and Benjamin, 2 5 to 10 would be Otho and James, 1 10 to 15 George, 1 30 to 40 woulld be James Sr., 1 female 10 to 14 is unknown and 1 female 30 to 40 is Mary).

1840 IN MONROE CO.
pg. 58
Wm. GOODING
Lydia BURCH
Wm. ROBINSON

Nathan HUDDLESTON
Jonathan HINKLE
Wm. LENTZ
James CAMPBELL
Daniel GROSS SR.

William MOORE
John GOODNIGHT
James M. ELLIS Sr. – – – – – – – 1 / – – 1 2 1 – – 1
Hays ADAMS
Wm. ADAMS
pg. 62
ORAM
GWYNN
PAULEY
PAULEY
SPARKS 2 2 1 – – 1 / – – 1 – – 1
(Index gives as James SPARKS, images have first names cut off.)
ISAHOWER
WARD
TARKINGTON
pg. 67
David HALL
Bird DAWSON
WIlliam POARCH
Jonathan SCOTT
Joseph SANDERS
Alexander SYMS
Benj. ELLIS 1 – – – 1 / – – – 1
James ELLIS Jr. – – – – 1/ 2 – – – 1
Henry SANDERS
Vincent SCOTT 1 2 – – – 1 / 1 – 1 – – 1
Richard CRANE 1 2 3 – – 1 / 1 1 – – – 1
Yalden BAKER

Lastly, in 1845, Mary Ellen was born.

By 1848 the family was in Brown County Indiana where James is listed as a poll tax payer.

The 1850 census data.

James SPARKS and Mary are living beside her brother James Nicholas ELLIS. John ELLIS in household 140 is a brother of her father James Mason ELLIS. John ELLIS married a Lucretia WELLS who could possibly have been a relation of Elizabeth WELLS, wife of George SPARKS.

1850 MARTIN COUNTY PERRY TOWNSHIP INDIANA CENSUS
pg. 51A
140/142
John ELLIS 76 farmer b. PA 400 can’t read or write
William 38 farmer 200 b. KY can’t read or write
John 34 150 b. KY can’t read or write
Elizabeth McCAMORIN 36 b. KY can’t read or write
Mary ELLIS 32 b. IN
William McCAMORIN 16
Sarah MURPHY 15
Jane MURPHY 15 twins
William McCAMORIN 16 farmer b. IN
141/144
Martin STUCKEY 52 potter 400 b. KY
Catharine 31 b. NC
John 1 b. IN
Martin 1. b. IN
142/145
Upton STUCKEY 27 potter 600 b. IN
Jane 30 b. NC
Martin 4 b. IN
Arthur 1 b. IN
Aaron ROSE 16 potter b. NJ
143/146
Hubbard LOVE 45 farmer
Sarah LOVE 40 $500 b. NC
John 30 farmer b. IN
Sarah J. 18
William N. 15 farmer
Mary Ann 13
Arch 10
Emaline 7
Naller ? 3
144/147
Sabra LOVE 83 b. PA
James S. LOVE 22 farmer b. IN
145/148
Hannah LOVE 26 b. SC
Abigail B., EMORE 8 b. IN
146/149
John CRANE 26 Farmer 200 b. IN
Elvira 36 b. KY
John C. 4 b. IN
p. 51B
William CRANE 3 b. IN
Ben N. 1
NOTE: Worldconnect http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1651362&id=I75186476 (caspian64@aol.com)
Elvira ELLIS (sister of Mary Ellis SPARKS) , b. 1814 KY, daughter of James M. ELLIS b. 1784 PA or VA and Francis Fanny DOUGHTY. John Cord CRANE was a son of Richard CRANE and Rebecca GARDNER (Rebecca was a sister of Elizabeth GARDNER and Elizabeth married 2nd Richard CRANE). John Cord CRANE died young… “She may not have been in a good mental state. Some records indicate that her children were given away and she is found in one census as ‘living with a slew of paupers’. 1850 Census: IN, Martin Co. Perry Twp; 1860 Census: IN, Martin Co. Perry Twp, pg 51; 1870 Census: IN, Martin Co. Center Twp. pg. 300; 1880 Census: IN, Martin Co. Perry Twp.; Holt History of Martin Co IN Vol. 2 (Putnam County Library.”
Next door is Elvira and Mary’s brother James Nicholas ELLIS.

147/150
James N. ELLIS 36 Farmer 500 b. KY
Maria 36 b. KY
Elvira 13 b. IN
Elizabeth 11
Mary J. 9
James A. 4
Benj. 2
NOTE: This is James Nicholas ELLIS b. 21 July 1811 in Nicolas Co. KY and died 3 Sept. 1892 in Neosho Co. KS. His wife is Rebecca Mariah SCOTT b. 1 May 1816 in Nicolas Co. KY. Joel Weintraub writes at Genforum as to Rebecca Mariah SCOTT that her parents were Jonathan SCOTT and Catherine BORDERS, and that Jonathan’s father was Simon SCOTT who “was a youngster in Scotland when Pirates captured him, and released him in Virginia when he was of age…thus he knew his first name but not last, so he called his surname Scott after Scotland.”
148/151
James SPARKS 46 farmer 300 b. KY
Mary 43 b. KY
George T. 20 b. IN
James E. 18
Otho 16
William 13
Benj. 10
Mary Ellen 5
149/152
Richard A. CRANE 23 Farmer $200
Elizabeth CRANE 22
James S. 2
Richard 49 farmer $650 b. KY 150/153
Elizabeth CRANE 42John C. 23 farmer
Thomas 22 farmer $400
Isaac E. 19
Elizabeth 17
Benjamin J. 16
Susan R. 16
Charles H. 3
Elisa E. 2
Cary A. BIRCH 2
John A. BIRCH 13
Isaac T. BURCH 12
Martha S. BIRCH 7
George H. CRANE 10
Note: Cary BIRCH is erroneously given here as 2 instead of 12.
151/156 James and Percilla QUEEN

In 1852, son James E. Sparks was married. In 1855, Mary Ann’s brother, Benjamin, died. The marriage of son Otho followed in 1856.

The census data for 1860.

James SPARKS and Mary are again living next to James Nicholas ELLIS, and also next to son James E. SPARKS.

1860 CUMBERLAND COUNTY ILLINOIS SPRING POINT CENSUS
pg. 738
James ELLIS 38 stone mason b. KY
R. Mariah 44 b. KY
Elvira MILLER 23 b. IN
Mary ELLIS 19
James 14
Benjamin 12
Jonathan 10
Margaret
Sarah A.
Thomas
James W. ? 4
Albert 5
NOTE: James ELLIS was living next to the SPARKS in the 1850 Martin County census.
pg. 740 (76 ancestry.com)
73/73 James W. SCOTT 45 wheelwright $1200 $500 b. KY
Adelia 45 b. GA?
Malison 19 f. b. IL
Carolin 16 b. IL
Robert 12. b. IN
James Wesley SCOTT is going to be a relative of Rebecca Mariah SCOTT married to James Nicholas ELLIS in the above household.
74/74
James SPARKS 54 M Farmer personal value 200 b. KY
Mary 53 F b. KY
Benjamin D. 21 M b. IN
Mary E. 17 F b. IN
75/75
James SPARKS 26 m Farmer b. IN
Cary A. 24 F b. IN
John 7 M b. IN
Mary E. 3 F b. IN
Martha C. 1 F b. IN
576/576?
John COWWDE? COWWELE 50 b. NY and family
84/84 577/577
Wiley C. VAILS 36 and Susan and family
78/78
Elizabeth M. SCOTT 40 widow
79/79 Davies LARKINS 65 and Ann and family
80/80 John ELLISON 30 and family
81/81 Sanford LARKINS 30
82/82 Wiliam LARKINS 28 and family
83/83 Alfred P. GIBBONS? 43 and family 584/584
D. ELLIS 28 personal property 500 b. ILL
Sarah 25
Martha A. 7
John 5
Andrew Ellison 2
585/585
Samuel SHOPES or SHAPES 36 (PA) and Mary and family
586/586
Stephen SMITH and Julia and family
NOTE: I don’t see any MCCORMICKS in Cumberland County.

In 1870 the couple is in Whitley, Moultrie, Illinois.

Illinois, Moultrie, Whitley
119/117 SPARKS James 62 Farmer $00 $100 KY
Mary E. 50

Son James E. SPARKS and Carrie BURCH SPARKS are reported to have migrated to KS, Chautauqua Co. in 1873. This is subsequent the death of Mary Ann’s father in 1871 and her mother in 1872.

The brother of Mary Ann ELLIS, James Nicholas ELLIS, also migrated to Chautauqua Co. KS and is observed in the 1880 Sedan census threre, in which Benjamin SPARKS is also observed.

Francis PARTCH has written that her ancestor Samuel McCORMICK boated with the SPARKS down from IN. It is possible the SPARKS families returned to IN.

James And Mary E. are in Sedan in 1875.

1875 Sedan, Howard, Kansas

4/2 James SPARKS 67 Farmer $100 KY from IL
M. 66 KY from IL
5/6 I. F. ELDRIDGE 40 NC from MO
I T? 28 NC
C B 9 NC
E M 7 NC
W A 5 MO
S V 2 KS
6/2 M MURPHY 38 and S E Murphy 34

The SPARKS families connect with the LOVE and STUCKEY families, observed in the census, through George T. SPARKS, son of James SPARKS and Mary Ann ELLIS. George married Cyrene VEST in 1851. Cyrene VEST marries 2nd Martin STUCKEY in 1864. He was married to Ruth LOVE, daughter of James LOVE and Sabra, before 1820 in Indiana.

Brother of James Mason ELLIS, John ELLIS, had a ggrandson, Christian ELLIS, who married Lorena RICH 1898 in Indiana, Martin County. Her mother was a Sharum, daughter of George Sharum and Rachel Standley, and Rachel Standley’s mother as Jane LOVE who married William STANDLEY. Jane was a sister of Ruth who married Martin STUCKEY.

Brother of James Mason ELLIS, John ELLIS, had a ggrandson, Christian ELLIS, who married Lorena RICH 1898 in Indiana, Martin County. Her mother was a Sharum, daughter of George Sharum and Rachel Standley, and Rachel Standley’s mother as Jane LOVE who married William STANDLEY. Jane was a sister of Ruth who married Martin STUCKEY.

James Reyburn Crockett and Elouise “Louisa” Wright

James Reyburn CROCKETT, son of Samuel CROCKETT and Margaret REYBURN (RAYBORN) was born 21 April 1803 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died 18 Aug 1870 at about 67 in Boone County, Missouri. He is buried in the Wright Cemetery at Boone Co.

James married, 10 Sep 1829 at Boone Co., MO., Elouise “Louisa” WRIGHT, daughter of Samuel WRIGHT and Nancy KELLY. Elouise was born 28 July 1807 KY and died 1 Jan 1875 at about 68, in Boone Co. MO. She is buried at the Wright Cemetery.

From “The Founding of Boone County Missouri”:

“On Southern Two-mile Prairie were Overton Harris, Peter Bass, Peter Ellis, Tyre Martin, Lawrence Bass, Mason Moss, D.M. Hickman, Wilson Hunt, John Broughton, Benjamin White, David Doyle, Samuel Crockett, Philip and Benjamin Barns, Daniel Vincent, Lewis Woolfolk, William Shields, Wm. Simms, Noah Sapp, Ed. Bass, Abraham Barns, John Jamison, Robert and Cyrus Jones, Richard Lawrence, Durrett Hubbard, Francis Lipscomb, J.P. Lynes, John Yates, Ambrose C. Estes, Stephen Chapman, Richard and James Barns, Elias Simms, Mosias Jones, John M. Smith, Michael Hersh, Daniel Hubbard, James Harris. On the Two-mile Prairie north of the St. Charles road, were Samuel, Elijah and Sampson Wright, Elias Newman, Isaac Geyhert, Charles Helm, James Chandler, Wm. Edwards, Elijah Stephens, Thomas Peyton Stephens, Samuel Riggs, Absalom Renfro, Nicholas McCubbin, Wm. Wright, Wm. Timberlake, James and Hugh Crockett, Benjamin Estill, Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick (a Methodist preacher), Asa Stone, Thomas D. Grant, Roger N. Todd, Levi McGuire, Lazarus Wilcox, Thomas C. Maupin, Nicholas S. Kavanaugh, John Read and James Barns.”

James and Louisa had the following children:

  1. Samuel CROCKETT b. 1830 June 24 in Missouri, died 1879 March 8 at Boone County, Missouri. Married 1866 Oct 1 in Boone to Miriam E. Brown b. 1841 Oct 9 in Missouri.
  2. James Kelly CROCKETT b. 21 Sept 1832, died 12 October 1909/1910, married 1852 Sept 28 to Millie Ann STRICKLIN b. 1835 Dec 12, Daviess or Boone County, Missouri, died 1910 Nov 29 at Chautauqua County, Kansas. She was a daughter of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth (Eliza) Shock. Direct line.
  3. William Francis CROCKETT was born 1834 Dec 17 and died in infancy.
  4. Hugh Rayburn CROCKETT b. 1837 June 17 in Missouri, died 1907 in Denver. Married Laura Allen Fray who was born abt 1846 in Missouri.
  5. David Kirkpatrick CROCKETT b.1840 Jan 6 in Boone County, Missouri, died 1911 Oct 2, married 18 March 1862 in Audrain County, Missouri to Sarah Beauford WRIGHT.
  6. Mary A. CROCKETT b. 1843 June 6 in Missouri.
  7. John Thomas Crockett was born 1846 Jan 26 in Missouri and died 1923 Sep 11. 1872 Sep 26 in Boone County Missouri. He married Mary H. St. John.
  8. Agnes CROCKETT b. 1848 March 26 in Boone County, Missouri, married CREELMAN. (Agnes CROCKETT passed along to family the CROCKETT genealogical information that I began with as resource many years ago.)
  9. Beverly CROCKETT. b. 1 Nov 1854 d. 19 May 1834 is buried at the Wright Family Cemetery.

James R. Crockett & Archibald Turner were witnesses & appeared in court on the Last Will of John McBride (#437 – Boone Co., MO Wills & Administrations 1850-1861).

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CENSUS DATA:

I have located the family, following their marriage, on the following censuses:

1830 BOONE CO. MO CENSUS
P0098L24 James Crocket 0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0-1

1830 MISSOURI BOONE COUNTY COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP CENSUS
pg. 93
Thomas CONYERS
Peter WRIGHT
William JEWEL
….
Riley SLOCUM 1 2 1 – 1 – 1 | – 1 – – – 1
(1 male slave under 10, 1 female under 10, 1 under 24)
Note: Riley Slocum married Nancy Agnes Crockett, sister of Samuel, daughter of Hugh Crockett and Rebecca Lorton.
William RIPLEY
Pg. 96
shows:
Reuben BLACK
Robert NELSON
William RIDGEWAY
James SELF
Thomas TENNER or TURNER
Richard ESTES
Joel PENIER or PENICK
Tandy BRUE?
John HUSTON
Samuel JOHNSON
Edward IRA?
Andrew HANNAH
Turner HADEN
Charles McCLANE
Samuel HUDDLESOR?
Elizabeth SPENCE
Frances WILLIAMS
Andrew SPENCE
Samuel MORES
Richard SANUE? B.
William CARE? or CANE?
Patsy TABERT?
Richard Cone?
William ?
John CONE?
Hiram PHILIPS
NOTE: Lives near Thomas STRICKLIN in 1850 census)
John SHOCK with 1 male of 15 and under 20, 1 male of fifty and under sixty, 1 female of five and under ten, 1 female of ten and under fifteen, 1 female of twenty and under thirty, and 1 female of fifty and under sixty. White. Slave schedule had 2 females under ten years of age, 2 females of ten and under twenty-four, and 1 female of thirty-six and under fifty-five.
Pg. 97 shows:
Henry SHOCK with 1 male under 5, 1 male of twenty and under thirty, 1 female of twenty and under thirty. No slaves.
Hector SHOCK with 1 male under 5, 1 male of twenty and under thirty, 2 females under 5, 1 of twenty and under thirty. No slaves.
Thomas STRICKLIN with 1 male of 20 and under 30, and 1 female of 20 and under 30
William SIMS
Stanley CRUSE
Thomas BROOKS
James BROOKS
Asa STONE
Robert F. GIBS
Benjamin WHITE
Enoch McCARTA
Teri McGUIRE
John LEWIS
Jesse LEWIS
Nathaniel LEWIS
Joshua DAVIS
Elya DAVIS
Allen McGUIRE
James G. HAZE
Thomas McCLANE
William McCLANE
Elizabeth Mc?
Sarah HENRY
Thomas D. GRANT
James PIERSON
William B. GRANT
Clifton G. MAUPIN
Pg. 98
Samuel WRIGHT 1 1 2 1 1 – 1 | – – – 1 – – 1
(2 male slaves under 10, 3 under 24, 1 24 to 36, 1 36 to 55, 1 famale slave under 10, 1 36 to 55)
JAMES CROCKET – – – – 1 | – – – – 1
James CRAWFORD
Pg. 99 (21 ancestry)
Thomas WRIGHT
John PHILIPS
Warner PHILIPS
Samuel CAMPBELL
Samuel CROCKET – 2 1 1 2 1 – 1 | – – 1 1 – – 1
(no slaves)

1840 BOONE CO. MO COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP CENSUS
pg. 118
? SULLINGEN?
Sam. KURNAN (KUMAN?)
Robert NELSONG
Joseph PORSENGER
Nancy BARNETT
Maria KENTLEY
Sarah MURNY?
Abner HAYDEN
Amos LUDAK?
Wm. STONE
M. P. WILLS
Thomas D. GRANT
John MAYO
John ROWLAND
Benjamin CAVE
Filander? FINLEY
Jacob LANGSTON
Wm. STEPHENS
Nancy REDMAN
James CROCKETT 2 1 1 – – 1 | – – – – – 1
(Slaves: – – – – – – | – 1)
Nancy WRIGHT – – 1 1 2 | 2 – – – – – – – 1
(Slaves: – 3 – – 1 – | – – – – 1)
James K. WRIGHT 1 – – – – 1 | – – – – 1
(Slaves: – – 1)
Michael ROBINSON
Peter WRIGHT Sr. – – 2 – – – – 1 | – – 2 – 1 – – 1
(Slaves: – – – – – – |1 – – 1)
NOTE: Peter Wright, d. May 28 1847 at 59, was the son of William Wright who also migrated to Boone County. Peter was born in Virginia on June 27, 1787. He married Jenny Edmondson/Edmiston near Nashville, Tennessee on September 20, 1810. They moved to Boone County from Davidson County, Tennessee in 1819, and he served as one of the first three members of the County Court (Commission), taking office in May, 1821. He also served two terms in the State House of Representatives, 1823-1827, and he was appointed to the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri in 1844. In his role as surveyor, he laid out Broadway in Columbia. Buried in Wright Family Cemetery. Jennie d. August 11 1863 at 78. A son, Eleazor W. R., d. December 8, 1825 at age 8 is also buried at the Wright Family Cemetery. He was killed by the fall of a burning tree where the cemetery is now located. Son Joseph WRIGHT d. 6 Sept 1827 is also buried there. And Harriet WRIGHT d. 28 Oct 1865 at age 54, another daughter.
SOURCE: http://www.bocomo.org/cemetery/wright/wr1b005.txt

William WRIGHT – 1 1 – 1 – – – – 1 | – 1 1 – – 1 – – – 1
(Slaves: 1 1 4 – – – |1 1 1 2)
Elijah WRIGHT – – 3 2 1 – 1 | – – 1
Daniel MOURNING
Thomas KARNES
John RUD or REED
John B. FINLEY

1850 BOONE CO. DISTRICT 8 MO CENSUS
pg. 452
1729/1729 Daniel ONEAR and Elizabeth
1730/1730 Allen ONEAR
1731/1731 Samuel H. PRATHER
1732/1732 David W. S. CRAMP
1733/1733 James R. CROCKETT 46 $1000 b. VA
Louisa 43 KY
Samuel 20 m farmer MO
James 17
Hugh 13
David 10
Mary A. 7
Agnes 2
John T. 4
(Slaves: 1 f 25 mu)
NOTES: It appears that Nancy CROCKETT, daughter of James and Louisa WRIGHT, is living next door with Nancy WRIGHT, Louisa’s mother.
1734/1734 Nancy WRIGHT 65 $2500 b. KY
Thomas 31
Andrew H. 20 b. MO
Nancy CROCKETT 15
1735/1735 Samuel WRIGHT 33 doctor b. KY
Mary 22 b. MO
Wm. D. 11/12
(Slaves: 1 30 m b)
1736/1736 William TIMBERLAKE 60 Farmer $2000 b. KY
Rachel 48 b. TN
James E. 18 Farmer b. MO
Mary M. 16
Latitia F. 5
Richard B. KIRKPATRICK 21 Farmer
W. R. KIRKPATRICK 18 farmer
1737/1737 William E. WRIGHT 30 farmer b. TN
Augusta C. 20 b. Germany
Joanna S. 1 b. MO
Lane 66 b. VA
Harriett 37 b. TN
Analisa 24 b. MO
NOTE: William Edmondson Wright, b. 18 Dec 1818, d. 9 July 1898, was the son of Peter and Jennie Edmondson Wright. Born near Nashville, TN, he moved to Missouri with his parents in the summer of 1819. He was one of Boone’s Guards organized to fight in the Mexican War in the 1840s. W. E. Wright was elected County Surveyor in 1880.
1738/1738 John T. HENRY and Harriett (b. KY)
1739/1739 Benjamin BROOKSHIRE (NC) and Milly (KY)
1740/1740 Sidney D. GREEN and Mary B. (KY)
1741/1741 George FREDERICK (PA)
1742/1742 Peter F. CARTER (VA)
1743/1743 James K. WRIGHT 41 Farmer $800. b. KY
Mary 35 TN
Leonidas 12 MO
James 3
Paul 1
1744/1744 Samuel CROCKETT 76 farmer b. $1500 VA
Elizabeth 55
Walter C. 36 farmer TN
Elizabeth A. CALLAHAN MO 14
1745/1745 Elijah WRIGHT 57 farmer $3000 b. VA
Robert 23 b. KY
Martha 20 b. MO
James 21 Harry 19
1746/1746 Thomas WRIGHT 31 farmer $600 b. KY
Sarah H. 24
Henry E. 4 b. MO
Susan T. 2

1860 BOONE CO. MO. CENSUS
1046 Crocket, Jas. R. 56 M Va
Louisa 52 F Ky
Samuel W. 30 M Mo
David R. 20 M Mo
John T. 14 M Mo
Rebecca C. 12 F Mo
Beverly D. 5 M Mo

William Henry Enlow (1823-1904)

William Henry Enlow is not direct line but was a son of Edward Wilson Enlow who married Elizabeth Wood. Through his bio we learn a little of his father and their lives in Van Buren.

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“CENTENNIEL FAIRFIELD LEDGER”
Oct. 2, 1939, Pg. 4, Sec. G

WILLIAM HENRY ENLOW was born in Adams County, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1823… in 1833 his parents moved to Lee County, Iowa, near Keokuk… In 1838, five years later, his father sold the farm and moved to Van Buren County, near Birmingham… From 1840 to 1842 he carried the mail horseback from Fairfield to Des Moines. It took one week each way to make the trip. His load was necessarily light and postage high, his mail was of very great importance, which added greatly to the responsibility.

He encountered many dangers, with no road to follow — all he had being an Indian trail. His horse swam all the streams. Most of them were fords selected by the Indians, and followed the most shallow places. Along the route he has recorded seeing much wild game, now all extinct. Wild deer in the forests were plentiful… The Black Hawk Indians were camped around Agency… Mr. ENLOW made friends with them by trading a few small trinkets and speaking what he could of their tongue.

After this, until 1845, he worked with his father on the farm. He did most of the cradling of grain by hand…. They raised many hogs on this farm. The hogs had to be driven to Keokuk from Birmingham, to market. It took one week, and they made one trip a year…. This farm was sold to James Kelley, and he moved his family again, this time to Winchester, Van Buren County…. His father purchased a store in Winchester, and engaged in this pursuit for some time. One corner had groceries, another shoes, cloaks and dresses, hardware, bakery, and last but not least, the United States Post Office. He served as Postmaster, clerk, and proprietor… When Cloyce ENLOW, son of Grant ENLOW, was in High School his Aunt Florence, the oldest child of this family, gave him these facts for an essay which he wrote. For Mr. William ENLOW, carpenter work led to that of wagon making. On these old-style wagons the grease-bucket was carried alongside and applied every few miles. It took out a little of the creak and croak…. One of these wagons he made was given to the Old Relic Society here at Fairfield, by the Woodrow Brothers. This wagon has been exhibited in the Free Public Library of Fairfield. It is the only wagon left that he made, so far as is known.

In 1856 he married Laura Isabel STONEBRAKER, of near Hagerstown, Maryland. They were married at Birmingham…

William Henry ENLOW was not eligible for the regular army during the Civil War, as he had some fingers taken off in an accident, so he joined the “Wide Awakes” and bugled for them. He had nine children, the only remaining one of the immediate family left is his son Grant ENLOW of this city. You can see that he not only cradled wheat, but rocked the cradle as well….. William Henry ENLOW died April 10, 1904, being past 80 years old. His son, Grant ENLOW, has two children, Cloyce M. ENLOW and Mrs. Harvey STEPHENSON of Ottumwa. (By Mrs. Grant ENLOW)

The article above was posted by Joey Stark to Van Buren County, Iowa USGenweb.

James Albert McKenney and Vera Crockett


Photoshopped version. This would be their wedding photo from 1904. Vera’s in a lovely dress.


Original version courtesy of Mabel Tripp family.

James Albert McKenney, son of George Washington McKenney Jr. and Belle Sparks, was born 1884 March 22 in Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas and died 1971 May 30 in the same.

On 1904 Oct 23 he married (1) Vera Crockett, daughter of Samuel Kelly Crockett and Sarah “Sadie” Elizabeth Hackney. She was born 1886 March 1 and died 1933 March 6 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. After Vera’s death, on 1935 Oct 26 James married Ada Brunger who was born 1891 July 21 in Chautauqua County, Kansas and died August of 1985.

Ada’s first husband was Robert L. Sanborn, born 1889 Sept 12, died 1929 Dec 4. Robert and Ada had a son, Meredith B. Sanborn b. about 1922 in Kansas. *

Continuing on. James Albert McKenney and Vera had 4 children.

  1. Mildred May was born 1907 May 15 at the old Crockett farmhouse in Belleville, Chautauqua, Kansas. She died 1907 May 18 and is buried at El Cado Cemetery in Chautauqua.
  2. Lloyd Clinton was born 1909 Jan 28, again at the old Crockett farmhouse. He would marry Dorothy Nadeen Noyes. DIRECT LINE.
  3. Thelma Allena was born at the new Crockett farmhouse on 1911 May 11, the old one having been destroyed by fire Oct 12 1909, killing Vera’s grandfather, James Kelly Crockett.
  4. Lela Muriel was born 1914 July 19 at the new Crockett farmhouse and died 1991 May 30 in , Bexar, Texas. On 1935 June 5, she married John R. Ziegler who was born 1913 July 27 in Texas and died 1988 Feb 12 at , Kerr, Texas.

Other than the fact he had a farm and was part owner of a feed store in Sedan, I don’t know much about the life of James Albert McKenney. He spent his childhood between 1888 and 1897 on the Osage Reserve and in Kay County, Oklahoma. By the 1900 census his family is back in Chautauqua. In 1904 he married Vera there.

MARRIAGE AFFIDAVIT:
State of Kansas, Chautauqua County, ss.
In the Probate Court of said County and State.
James A. McKinney, who now here makes application for marriage license, addressed to any person authorized by law to join in marriage the said James A. McKinney, aged 21 years and Vera Crockett, aged 18 years, being by me first duly sworn doth say, that they have the unqualified consent of their parents in their marriage, and that neither of said parties has been divorced by the decree of any Court in this State within six months last past.
And that they, the said James A. McKinney and Vera Crockett are not related to each other in the degrees prohibited by law, to wit: Parent and child, grandparent and grandchild of any degree, broth and sister of either of the one-half or of the whole blood, uncle and niece aunt and nephew, nor first cousins; and that there exists no legal impediment to said marriage.
Signed: J. A. McKinney
In testimony whereof, I the undersigned, Judge of the Probate Court in and for Chautauqua County, and ex-official Clerk thereof, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court, at my office this 22 day of October 1904.
No. 376
Sig. W. Stucky
FIled 22 day of October

MARRIAGE LICENSE
State of Kansas Chautauqua County ss.
Sedan, Kansas, October 22 AD 1806
To any Person Authorized by Law to Perform the Marriage Ceremony, Greetings,
You are hereby authorized to join in marriage
James A. McKenney of Chautauqua, aged 21 years
and Vera Crockett of Peru Kansas aged 18 years,
and of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days.
Sig. W. Stucky
Probate Judge

State of Kansas, Chautauqua County SS.
I, W. Stucky do hereby certify, that in accordance with the authorization of the within license, I did on the 23rd day of October A.D. 1904, at Sedan, in said County, join and unite in Marriage the above named James A. McKenney and Vera Crockett.
Witness my seal the day and year above written.
W. Stucky, Probate Judge.
Filed 23 day of October 1904.
W. Stucky

In the 1905 census, James Albert and Vera are living next to James’ parents. On the other side are the Godwin’s with Weltha McCormick in the household. Weltha was a daughter of Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick, Mary Elizabeth being a sister of Belle Sparks, so Weltha was a first cousin of James.

1905 Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Kansas

9/9 REVLETT J S 28 b. Osage Nation from Osage Nation
A L 28 b. IA from IA
Tessie 6 b. KS from KS
L 4
10/10 LYNN RS 40 b. IN from COL
F E 41 b. IL from COL
Lura 11 b. IL from IL
Edith 9 b. IL from COL
11/11 HENDERSON J L 33 b. PA from OH
ME 31 b. IL from IL
CANVILLE Rena10 b. Osage Nation
12/12 CALLAHAN W L 23 b. Osage Nation
Anna (line 6) 26 b. Iowa from Osage Nation
Leo 7 b.Osage Nation from Osage Nation
Charles 5 b. Osage Nation
Mary 3 b. KS from KS
Gertrude 1 b. KS from KS
FERRELL M 49
SHAW Adie 20 b. Osage Nation from ON
AVERY Emma 23 b. KS from KS
SHAW Robert 15 b. Osage Nation from ON
13/13 NESSELROAD W B 26 b. WV and LB 20 b. KS
14/14 MCKINNEY George 43 (line 19) b. Iowa from Iowa carpenter
Belle 37 b. Illinois from Illinois
May Belle 16 b. KS from KS
Carrie 7 b. OK from OK
G W 73 b. OH from Iowa common laborer
15/15 MCKENNEY Albert 21 b. KS from KS carpenter
Vera 19 b. KS from KS
16/16 GODWIN J F 35 b. IN from IN
Emma 33 b. MO from MO
V… 7 female b. KS from KS
James 6
Arthur 7
Carl infant
MCCORMAC Weltha 20

James and Vera were 23 and 21 at the time of Mildred May’s birth and dead in the spring of 1907.

They were about 24 and 22 when Lloyd Clinton was born in 1909.

Again, in 1910, James and Vera are living next to James’ parents. To either side are relatives of the Crocketts, the Stricklins and Jacks.

1910 CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY BELLEVILLE TOWNSHIP CENSUS
22 April pg. 6A

5/5 BROCKEY Nathaniel head mw (age unable to read) md 29? b. OH father b. PA mother b. PA Farmer owns
Lula Wife fw 39 md 8 3 children 3 surviving b. MO father b. MO mother b. MO
Estill Son mw 7 b. KS father b. OH mother b. MO
Gladys Daughter fw 5 b. KS father b. OH mother b. MO
Burris Daughter fw 3 b. KS father b. OH mother b. MO
CROCKETT Milly mother-in-law fw 74 wd b. MO father b. MO mother b. MO

6/6 CROCKETT Samuel Head mw 54 md 27 b. MO father b. MO mother b. MO Farmer owns
Sadie Wife fw 52 md 27 7 children 5 surviving b. IA father b. OH mother b. OH
George Son mw 30 s b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA Farm laborer on Home Farm
Dorothy Daughter fw 17 s b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA

7/7 CROCKETT Buell head mw 25 md 2 b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA Pumper at Oil Field for wages
Lillian Wife fw 21 md 2 b. KS father b. IA mother b. NE
8/8 CROCKETT Charles head mw 22 md 1 b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA Pumper at oil field for wages
Dena Wife fw 22 ? md 1 b. MO father b. MO mother b. AR

22 April pg. 6B
12/12 STRICKLIN James head m w 32 md 11 b. MO father b. MO mother b. IA Pumper Oil lease wages
Sadie wife f w 29 md 11 3 children 3 surviving b. KS parents b. IL
Sadie daughter f w 10 b. KS
Russell son m w 8 b. KS
Glendon son m w 4 b. KS
13/13 SHOBE John and family

25 April 7B
3/3 STRICKLIN Michael Head mw 67 md 35 b. MO father b. TN mother b. KY Farmer on own farm
Gormelia Wife fw 55 md 35 11 children 9 surviving b. IA parents b. OH
Thomas Son mw 30 s b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA
William Son ms 23 s b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA
Ivy? Son mw 17 s b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA

13/13
McKENNEY Albert m w 26 b. Kansas father-Iowa mother-Indiana
Vera (CROCKETT) f w age 24 b. Kansas father-Missouri mother-Iowa
Loyd w m 1 b. Kansas father-Missouri mother-Missouri

Pg. 18
7/7
McKENNEY James m w 47 m. 26 years b. Iowa f-Ohio m-Pennsylvania
Bell f w 42 b. Illinois f-Indiana m-Indiana
Carrie f w 12 b. Kansas f-Iowa m-Illinois
James W. (father) m w age 78 b. Ohio f-Ireland m-Pennsylvania
SPARKS Clara (reads may be mother’s sister) f w 76 had 9 children, 4 surviving, b.Ind father-Ohio mother-Maryland

p. 20
51/51 JACK William G. b. IA father b. Ireland mother b. Iowa
Ermie wife 2 children 2 surviving b. KS father b. Ohio mother b. Missouri
George E. b. KS
Pauline b. KS

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Belleville, Chautauqua, Kansas; Roll: T624_433; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 1229.
1010 CHITTENDON John J. 51 md 30 y b. IL father b. KY mother b. TN
Sada 49 4 of 4 children surviving b. IL parents b. OH
Fay 29 b. IA parents b. IL
Ross 22 b. KS parents b. IL
Everett 14
Dora 16

In 1911 Thelma was born, then Lela in 1914.

The 1915 census shows the family living in Chautauqua now beside Vera’s parents and Elouise Crockett Brockey and her husband, Nathaniel, Eloise an aunt of Vera’s.

1915 Chautauqua County, Kansas
pg. 34 of 82
John W. DARNELL family
John HULL family
M. THOMPSON
G. W. WOODEN
Burt THOMPSON
J. A. MCKENNEY 31 KS Farmer
Vera 29
Loyd 6
Thelma 3
Lela 9 months
S K CROCKETT 59 MO Farmer
Sada 57 IA
M. BROCKEY 66 OH Farmer
Louisa 44 MO
Estel 12 KS
Gladis 10
Bernice 8

The 1920 census shows James and his wife sharing the household with Vera’s parents.

1920 Belleville, Chautauqua County, Kansas
2nd Feb. pg. 20B
188/188
MCKENNEY James A. Rents 35 b. KS father b. IN mother b.IL farmer
Vera C. wife 33 b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA
Loyd C. son 11 b. KS
Thelma E. daughter 8 b. KS
Lela M. daughter 5 b. KS
188/189 CROCKETT Samuel head owns free mw 64 md b. MO parents b. MO Farmer owns own farm #125
Sadie H. wife fw 62 md b. IA parents b. IA

In 1928 their son Lloyd Clinton married Dorothy Noyes.

In 1930 James Albert is living in the household of Vera’s parents.

1930 KS, CHAUTAUQUA CO., SEDAN, DISTRICT 15
(Image 7) pg. 4a
West Beadley Street
84/91 SHREVE Larry H. $4600 57 b. PA father b. PA mother b. NY
Della 46 b. KS father b. OH mother b. IN
Eveline 24 b. KS
Edythe U. 21
Martha A. 16
DRAKE Noama M. mother-in-law 68 married at 20 b. OH parents b. OH
95/92 CROCKETT Samuel K. $3000 74 married at 27 b. MO parents b. MO
Sarah H. 72 married at 25 b. IA parents b. OH
/95 MCKENNEY James A. $15 46 married at 20 b. KS parents b. IA Retail Market, Flour & Feed
Vera 44 married at 18 b. KS
Thelma 18
Lela M. 15

Thelma, their daughter, is instead recorded in the 1930 census in Cowley Co. in the household of Buell Kelly Crockett, her uncle.

Next door to the Crocketts and Thelma McKenney is Charles Fuller, a mixed-blood descendant of the Great Nemaha Reserve Loise/Baradas. That year (I believe) Charles will marry Cappie Trent, mixed blood Cherokee, her parents being Jefferson Trent and Sadie Bell McWhirt (who married second John Bigheart). Sadie was a daughter of James Marion McWhirt, brother of Samuel Alvin, and was a niece of Addie McKenney McWhirt.

Jefferson Trent was a nephew of Felix Quinton who was married to Julia Martin, daughter of Alexander Martin.

1900 , , Osage Indian Reservation, Oklahoma Indian Territory
pg. 92 (or 213) sheet no. 17?, 8 and 9 June
33/34 QUINTON Felix head Sept 1864 43 b. TX father b. TX mother b. IT Farmer Cherokee and parents Cherokee Blood=1/2
Julia wife (illegible) b. IT parents b. IT Rations Indian, Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
Elizabeth daughter May 1884 16 b. IT father b. TX mother b. IT At school, Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
Franklin son Dec 1887 13 b. OK School Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
Joel son July 1888 11 b. OK School Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
Lillian? daughter May 1892 8 b. OK Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
Agnes daughter Feb 1894 6 b. OK Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
Pearlina daughter April 1897 3 b. OK Osage, father Osage, mother Cherokee, blood=1/2
TRENT Jefferson nephew Dec 1887 13 b. OK father b. TX mother b. IT Farm laborer, Cherokee, parents Cherokee, blood=1/2
DENTON John servant April 1886 14 b. IT parents b. IT Farm laborer, Cherokee, father Cherokee, mother white blood=1/2

Franklin Tripp, who married Mable Clair McKenney, James Albert McKenney’s sister, was living in Cowley Co. Arkansas City in 1920. He was a son of James Tripp and Jennie McWhirt (a sister of Samuel Alvin), who married second Mary Elizabeth Sparks, sister of Belle Sparks McKenney.

1930 KS, COWLEY CO., ARKANSAS, DISTRICT 7
SPRUCE
113/53/62
STONE, Murry Own $7000 R 38 b. NY parents b. NY
Sarah E. wife 35, married at 16 b. IL father b. VA mother b. IL
FULLER, Charles E. stepson 18 b. KS, mixed blood Osage, attended school
OTEY, Sarah E. mother-in-law 73 married at 15, b. IL father b. KY mother b. TN
111 CROCKETT, Buell K. head R $20 45 married at 22 b. KS father b. MO mother b. IA, Salesman at an automobile sales room
Lillian D. wife 40 married at 18 b. KS father b. IN mother b. IA
Marjorie D. 19 b. KS parents b. KS, attended school
Dorothy E. 17 b. KS parents b. KS, attended school
MCKENNEY, Thelma niece 18 b. KS parents b. KS, attended school

In 1931, James Albert’s sibling Carrie Isabel died. Then on March 6 1933 his wife, Vera, died after 28 years of marriage. She was only 47.

On June 5 1935, James’ last child marries. A few months later, in the fall, James married Ada. Two short months later James’ mother, Belle, died at the age of 67.

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* Seven degrees of separation notes: a 1st cousin of Robert was Irvin Jay Sanborn who married Iantha May Copple in Chautauqua. Iantha’s mother was Elmira Belle Heavlin, granddaughter of a Samuel D. Heavlin from Harrison County, Ohio. Samuel’s brother appears to have been perhaps Stephen H. Heavlin who married Elizabeth McKinney in 1846 in Harrison. Elizabeth McKinney’s grandfather was a George McKinney Sr. b. 1760 in Ireland, died 1845 in same. No idea if he is related to our McKenneys. But it’s been considered a possibility.

Another possible former connection with the McKenneys is Iantha’s grandfather, John, had a brother named William in whose house Benjamin Sparks (James Albert McKenney’s mother) was living in 1880.

And there’s even another convoluted connection.

Rebecca Partelow (connected with the McKenneys and Hackneys beginning in Van Buren, Iowa) married a William Joshua Lovell in 1876. William’s mother was Catherine Murphy. Her brother Harvey married a Barbara Ann Logan, daughter of an Elizabeth Spoonamore. Their son, William Henry Murphy, married Margaret Copple, another daughter of William and Elmira Heavlin Copple’s.

Elizabeth Spoonamore’s brother, John Newton, was married to an Amanda Baxter. It was Thomas Merrit Baxter with whom George Washington McKenney Jr. was living in 1875, boarded out after his mother’s death. Elizabeth and John Newton Spoonamore’s first cousin was William Spoonamore, whose son Isaac married Emma Jane Franklin, first cousin of Emma Brien who married Perry Partelow, nephew of Rebecca.

Edward Wilson Enlow and Elizabeth Wood

Edward Wilson Enlow was born 1800 May 11 in Carlyle, Nicholas, Kentucky and died 1872 Aug 21 in Van Buren County, Iowa. He married abt 1819 to Elizabeth Wood who was born 1803 Feb in Massachusetts and died 1877 June 28 in Winchester, Van Buren, Iowa. Both are buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Winchester.

Edward was a son of Jesse Enlow (1768-1845) and Eleanor Wilson (1774-1849). He was named for his mother’s father, Edward Wilson.

Edward and Elizabeth had 11 children:

  1. Amos Wood b. 1820 Jan 1, died 1862 May 10
  2. Hannah Bunty b. 1822 Feb 22, died 1822 Feb 26
  3. William Henry b. 1823 Aug 28 in Adams Co., Ohio, died April of 1904, married 1856 June 5 in Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa to Laura J. Stonebraker b. 1836 March 16 in , Washington Co., Maryland, died 1891 June 28 in Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa.
  4. Mary Jane b. 1824 Nov 15 in Ohio, died 1895 Jan 2 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas, married William S. Hackney b. 1820 March 17 in Ohio and died 1891 June 2 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas. Direct line.
  5. Lucien (Lucian) Lafayette b. 1826 Aug 23, died 1832 June 15
  6. Eleanor (Elinor) Watson b. 1828 Aug 1, died 1828 Aug 30
  7. George Andrew b. 1829 July 10, died 1830 April 18
  8. Edward Albert b. 1832 Feb 11, died 1833 March 10
  9. Ann Elizabeth b. 1833 March 17 in Ohio, died 1883 Dec 12. I read that she married Hershey Blackstone, born 1834 in Ohio. Instead I find her in the census married to a W. E. Blackstone.
  10. Susannah Amanda b. 1836 Oct 7 in Iowa, died 1900 Jan 8 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa. 1866 Feb 13 she married Andrew Bradford b. 1840 Dec 15 in Patriot, Switzerland, Indiana, died 1899 Dec 4 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.
  11. Carolina Matilda b. 1839 May 8, died 1839 Sept 18.

We find the family in the census in 1820 in Scott, Adams, Ohio.

A confusing entry. 1 male under 10 would be Amos Wood, and the 16 to 26 year old male would be Edward. No female is given. The Susannah WOOD living two houses away could possibly be Elizabeth WOOD’s mother.

1820 OH, Adams Co.
pg. 64
Joseph FRY
Elizabeth FRY
William WALLING
John NESBIT
Thomas THORMAN
Edward INLOW 1 – – 1 – – – –
1 male under 10, 1 male 16 to 26
Jacob CLARK
Susanna WOOD – – – – – – – 1
1 female over 45

As far as I’m aware, the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ohio in 1820. I’ve been unable to locate the family in the 1830 census. They’ve been reported as moving in 1835 to Carthage, Illinois, and on to Lee Co., Iowa that same year. But the bio of son, William Henry Enlow gives them in Iowa by 1833 but daughter Ann is given as born 1833 in Ohio.

They appear in the 1838 census in Lee Co., Iowa.

They are in the 1840 census in Van Buren Co., Iowa.

1840 Van Buren Co., Iowa

Joshua YOUNG
James J. SUTTON
Edward ENLOW – – – 2 – – 1/1 1 1 – – 1
Jacob DIEL
William MILLER
Job GAMAL
John R. SPARKS – 2 – – – 1/ 2 1 – – 1

1841 land patents:

ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 80 69N 15
ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 80 69N 15
ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 40 69N 3
ENLOW Edward Lee co.,IA Terr. 12 01 1841 80 69N 2

On 1842 Dec 29 daughter Mary Jane married William S. Hackney.

1847 Van Buren Co., Iowa

Pg. 22
Eli MYRES
Samuel ATWATER
Edward ENLOW
Samuel HAVERSTOCK
Seaton HARNESS
Samuel PERRINE
H. B. BEVINGTON
Joseph FOSTER
William MILLER

Edward’s daughter, Mary Jane HACKNEY, is in the household with her children. Her husband, William S., appears to be in the 1850 OR census with W. W. Baker.

1850 VAN BUREN CO., UNION TOWNSHIP, IA CENSUS
pg. 390 B
Enumerated 2 Nov. 1850
87/87 Robert JAMISON and Emily
88/88 Hannah YOUNG
David JAMISON
89/89 John CALHOUN and Isabella
Julia FOX
Paschal KOOTING?
90/90 Lown BENJAMIN and Eliza
Jepa PARRISH
John ALEXANDER
91/91 Edward ENLOW 50 m $200 b. KY (John ALEXANDER is given as being a clerk and Edward may be a ditto)
Elizabeth 50
? 25 m clerk OH
Ann 17 b. OH
Susan 14 b. IA
Jane HACKNEY 22 b. OH
Amos HACKNEY 6 b. IA
Charles 3 b. IA
W. 8/12 b. IA
92/92 Cynus ROOD? and Susan

1852 Union, Van Buren, Iowa
Joseph NIXON
Benjmamin WIDNER
Edward ENLOW 2 males 3 females 2 voters
Robert JAMISON
John M. DAY
Henry NESMITH Jr.
Cyrus ROOD
Ezra S. RAND
? KNIGHT
Nathaniel DAVIS
Asa SMITH
John LAYPORT
William HACKNEY 3 males 1 female

1860 VAN BUREN CO., IA CENSUS
pg. 358
UNION TOWNSHIP
750 ENLOW Wm. H. 35 Wagonmaker $1400 $400 b. OH
Laura 25 b. MD
Emma F. 2 b. IA
Edward H. 1 b. IA

pg. 359 UNION TOWNSHIP
753 GOODALL
754 CHAPMAN J. M. and Hester (head born PA and wife OH)
755 DAY T. R. and Eliza J. (head b. PA and most others OH)
756 ENLOW Edward 60 m farmer $1920 $500 b. KY
Elizabeth 56 b. MA
Susannah 23 b. IA
757 PATTERSON Nancy b. PA children b. OH
758 JULIAN John (England) and Jane (Ireland)
CHAPMAN William
CHAPMAN John
759 CRAWFORD Matthew (OH) and Mary (OH)
CHAPMAN Mary F.

1870 VAN BUREN CO., UNION TOWNSHIP, IA CENSUS
pg. 317
157/155 GREENBAUGH L.
158/156 RUSSEL Charles and Mary
159/157 YARNELL L. J. (Lydia Jane Yarnell, widow of Job Yarnell, relative of Eli Yarnell whose daughter married William McKenney and lived in Van Buren)
160/158 ROBISON John and E. J.
161/159 ENLOW Edward 70 m w farmer $3550 $400 KY
Elizabeth 67 f w keeping house b. MA
161/160 BRADFORD A. 26 m w farmer $2500 $500 b. IN
Susan 35 f w keeping house b. IA
Jane 3 f w b. IA
Edward 3/12 m w b. IA
162/161 BARKER James
163/162 MATHEWS John and J. A.
164/163 DENNING Charles and Emily
165/164 JONES John

I have no photos of the Edward Wilson Enlow family.

Ellis Arnold McKenna (McKenney)

Courtesy of Allan McKenney

Tinted

Grateful as I am to Allan for the image originally sent, I have worked with it some in photoshop.

Ellis Arnold McKenny, born 1905 March 19 in Montana or Minnesota, died 1963 Feb 21 in ,Yolo, California, was a son of George Ellis (Bob) McKenney (1877-1937) and Rachel Adeline Arnold (1883-1969). George Ellis’ parents were Samuel Bartow McKenney (1847-1881) and Ella Adelaide (Addie) Fryer (1856-1910). The parents of Samuel Bartow McKenney were Robert Eugene McKenney(1821-1898) and Mary Bartow (1816-1879).

John Eugene McKenney and Johanna Roth

Courtesy of Allan McKenney

Retouched

Tinted

Photo from 1926 in , Stearns, Minnesota.

John Eugene McKenney, son of Robert Eugene McKenney and Mary Bartow, was b. 1853 May 7 at Council Bluffs, Pottawatommie, Iowa, and died 1929 Dec 29 at Stearns County, Minnesota. On 1884 Nov 22 at St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, he married Johanna “Anna” Roth b. 18865 Nov 3 at Meridian, , Connecticut, died 1935 Mar 12 at Melrose, Stearns, Minnesota.

They had three children:

1. Nicholas Roy McKenney b. June 20 1886 at Waldport, Lincoln, Oregon, died Dec 11 1968 at Melrose, Stearns, Minnesota, married Mathilda Wittkop on Sep 21 1937 at St. Rosa, Stearns, Minnesota.

2. Lena McKenney b. May 19 at Millwood, Stearns, Minnesota, died Aug 9 1972 at Melrose, Stearns, Minnesota, married Otto Tabatt b. March 21 1871 at Millwood, Stearns, Minnesota, died June 24, 1960 at Melrose, Stearns, Minnesota. They were married July 21 1908.

3. Samuel Bartow “Bart” McKenney b. July 31 1890 at Millwood, Stearns, Minnesota, died March 26 1980 at St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, married Maria Ann Notsch b. Sep 25 1897 at Freeport, Stearns, Minnesota and died Feb 17 1976. Married Sep 9 1919 at St. Rosa, Stearns, Minnesota they had 6 children between 1921 and 1930.

The 1910 census shows:

1910 MN STEARNS MILLWOOD
MCKENNEY J. C. 57 married 25 yr b. IA father b. Ireland mother b. OH
Anna 44 married 25 yr 3 children 3 surviving b. CT parents b. Germany
Roy 23 b. Oregon
Bart 19 b. MN

The 1920 census shows:

1920 MN STEARNS MILLWOOD
MCKENNEY Bart 29 b. MN father b. England mother b. England farmer
Maria 22 b. MN father b. Germany
MCKINNEY John 66 b. OH father b. NY mother b. NY farmer
Anna 53 b. Connecticut father b. Germany mother b. Germany
Roy 23 b. Oregon father b. OH mother b. Connecticut laborer

The 1930 census shows:

1930 MN STEARNS MILLWOOD
page 11B
MCKINNEY Samuel B. 39 b. MN father b. OH mother b. CT farmer
Mary 21 b. MN father b. MN mother b. Germany
C..? J. son 9
Eugene P. 7
Richard H. 6
Alice D. 5
Evelyn 2
Ronald 10/12
page7B
MCKENNEY Anna 64 b. Minnesota parents b. Germany
Nicholas R. 43 b. Oregon father b. IA mother b. Minnesota

Nicholas, Lena and Samuel McKenney, 1940s

Samuel B. McKenney III and wife Mary, 25th anniversary, Stearns Co., MN.

Thank you to Allan McKenney for the original images.

More information on the line of Robert Eugene McKenney and associated families is here.

George Ellis McKenney and Rachel Arnold

Touched up

Original

Tinted

Thank you to Allan McKenney for the original image. I took the liberty of touching it up.

George Ellis (Bob) McKenney was born 1877 April 22 at Genoa, Olmsted, Minnesota and died 1937 Jan 10 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, is buried at Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Minnesota. On 1901 Jul 20 at Oronoco, Olmsted, Minnesota he married Rachel Adeline Arnold b. 1883 Jan 5 at Byron, Olmsted, Minnesota, died 1969 June 12 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, is buried at Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Minnesota. They were married July 20 1901 at Oronoco, Olmsted, Minnesota.

George and Rachel had 5 children:

1. Nellie Adelaide McKenney b. Dec 24, 1902, died Jan 24 1954 in San Francisco, married John Haffner. More info is had on her under the tags.

2. Ellis Arnold McKenney b. March 19 1905 in Montana, died Feb 21 1963 in Yolo County, California. More info is had on him under the tags.

3. Doris McKenney b. 1908 in Montana married Lester Matson.

4. Maurice Laurel “Morris” McKenney b. Sep 11 1911 at Olmsted Co. Minnesota, died Feb 28 1970 at Olmsted, married Doris Biegler. More information on this family is in the tags.

5. Sanna Jean McKenney b. Aug 9 1924 at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, married Axel Skogland on Jan 28 1946 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

The 1920 census shows:

1920 MONTANA SILVER BOW PRECINCT 8
MCKENNEY George 43 b. MN parents b. PA copper miner
Rachael 37 b. MT parents b. NY
Nellie 17
Arnold 14
Darius 12
Morris 8

The 1930 census shows:

1930 MINNESOTA OLMSTED ROCHESTER
HUFFNER John G. 32 b. Austria cook at hospital
Nellie A 27 b. Minnesota
Adeline A. 6 b. Minnesota
John G. 4 b. Minnesota
Willis H. 3 b. Minnesota
MCKENNEY Rachel mother in law 47 b. Minnesota chambermaid at hotel
Morris L. brother in law 18
Lanna J.? sister in law 5

Lester Matson and Doris McKenney Matson

Axel Skogland and Sanna Jean McKenney Skogland

Photos courtesy of Allan McKenney.

These McKenneys belong to the Robert Eugene McKenney line. George Ellis’ parents were Samuel Bartow McKenney (1847-1881) and Ella Adelaide “Addie” Fryer (1856-1910). Samuel Bartow McKenney’s parents were Robert Eugene McKenney (1821-1898) and Mary Bartow (1816-1879).

More information on the line of Robert Eugene McKenney and associated families is here.