James Sparks and Mary Ann Ellis

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. […]

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. * * * * * * * * * * “CENTENNIEL FAIRFIELD LEDGER” Oct. 2, 1939, Pg. 4, Sec. G […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Patrick Shannon and Elizabeth Shepherd

What I know of Patrick Shannon is through a bio of his grandson, John Shannon, whose father was Joseph Cresap Shannon. COL. JOHN A. SHANNON. Although of alien ancestry, our subject and the family to which he belongs have been conspicuous for the services they have rendered their country, both in the Colonial times and […]

William S. Hackney and Mary Jane Enlow

The following was written Sept 29 1931 by Sadie Hackney CROCKETT, wife of Samuel Kelly. Samuel Kelly Crockett was born in Boone Co. MO on Oct 6 1855. His father moved his family to Chautauqua Co. Kans in 1871 and from which time his home has been in the above named county. Sarah Elizabeth Hackney […]

William Hackney and Sarah Shannon

William Hackney was born 1794 in Virginia and died before 1846, in either Logan Co., IL or Iowa. On 1815 Nov 24 in Pike Co., Ohio he married Sarah Shannon. I’ve yet to locate William’s parents but I’ve located Sarah’s, which I will write of in another post. They were Patrick Shannon and Elizabeth Shepherd. […]

Lloyd C. McKenney with Dorothy Noyes and Siblings

This photo is circa 1985 at the home of Lloyd and Dorothy at Carthage, Missouri. It shows, left to right, Dorothy Noyes McKenney, Lloyd Clinton McKenney, Lela McKenney Zieglar and Thelma McKenney.

Photo of James Albert McKenney and Family

Lela, Ada, James Albert McKeney, Thelma Photo of James Albert McKenney b. 1884, daughters Lela b. 1914 and Thelma b. 1911, 2nd wife Ada Brunger Sanborn McKenney . 1891. The photo was likely taken in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas. The date is unknown but I would speculate it was taken some time in the mid […]

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