Eli W. McKinney, son of William and Esther

Eli b. 1847, died when 99 years of age. Adding some color did well. Are you a descendant down the line of Eli W. b. 1847 in Monroe county, Ohio, and William McKenney and Esther Yarnell of Van Buren, Iowa? If you are, please get in touch with me. We need info down this line […]

Ellis Arnold McKenna (McKenney)

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 […]

John Eugene McKenney and Johanna Roth

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 […]

Samuel Bartow McKenney Jr. as Child

Original photo courtesy of Allan McKenney. I took the liberty of playing around with it some. Samuel Bartow McKenney Jr., born 1879 June 10 at Whitehall, Livingston, Louisiana, died 1913 August 24 at Lincoln County, Oregon, married, 1902 June 12, in Lincoln County, Oregon, Frances “Fannie” Lorena Peek. They had four children: Clifford, Harry B., […]

Robert Eugene McKenney

Photo courtesy of Allan McKenney. I played a bit with it. Robert Eugene McKenney was born abt 1821 in Pennsylvania and died 1898 Sep 30 in Kimball, Stearns, Minnesota. He married, abt 1846 in (perhaps) Guernsey County, Ohio, Mary Bartow. Mary was born 1816 in Harrison County, Ohio and died 1879 Feb in Stearns County, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emma Viola Noyes Harmon


Emma, daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born Dec 15 1860 in Wakeshma, Kalamazoo, Michigan. On June 9 1878 in Anna, Union, Illinois, Emma married Orrin Ellie Harmon who would one day write a slim book on the history of the freethought town of Liberal, Missouri, where her family settled and where […]

Cora Rachel Noyes Greene

Original photo of Cora Rethouched Tinted Cora, daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, was born 19 April 1863, at “1 and 1/4 oclock” in Wakishma, Michigan. She married Frank GREEN, 30 March 1886, at the age of 23, in Junction, Kansas. She died in childbirth, 16 Oct 1887. Cora died in childbirth. Her […]