A Bold Game Tried on an Innocent Girl Near Cedarvale

A Bold Game Tried on an Innocent Girl Near Cedarvale Arkansas City Republican, August 15, 1885. A warrant is out for the arrest of Sam MCWHIRT, who lives near Hart’s Mills, charged with taking a young lady–Hettie CONKLIN–away from her home for the purpose of prostitution. The particulars are as follows: It seems that Miss […]

Photo of Samuel Alvin McWhirt

This photo is courtesy of Michelle Koscheski, who descends down Addie McKenney McWhirt’s line. The individual is Samuel Alvin McWhirt, husband of Addie McKenney McWhirt. Son of Cornelius Sullivan McWhirt and mary L. O’Brine, Samuel was born 1859 Dec 9 in Fulton County, Illinois, and died in Pawhuska, Osage, Oklahoma. He and Addie McKenney were […]

George Washington McKenney and Isabella Love

George Washington McKenney Sr. was born 1832 in Ohio and died 1913 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Belleville. About 1850 he married a woman by the name of Isabella Love who was born circa 1825-1829, the censuses being inconsistent. Family lore gives her as dying before 1874 […]

McKenney Bible Images

Thanks to my cousins for sending photocopies of these pages to me. Lloyd McKenney’s bible was used for recording some family history. I didn’t see it until about 2003. The genealogy I received as a child wasn’t in the bible, it was instead on loose paper, but in the case of the Hackney and McKenney […]

Eli W. McKinney b. 1877 in Iowa

Courtesy of Larry McCombs Tried photoshopping Eli W. McKenney (Eli Wilson McKenney, sometimes spelled Eli W. McKinney), son of George Washington McKenney Sr. and an unknown woman, was born 1877 in Iowa. Half-brother of our George Washington McKenney Jr., he was career military and in the Philippine War of Independence/American-Philippines War. George W. McKenney’s first […]

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 […]

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 […]