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This blog serves several interests: the 19th century Alphadelphia Association, a socialist community in Michigan; the town of Liberal, Missouri as it was established in 1880 as community for freethinkers; the family lines given below.
I’m looking for stories and photos from individuals whose families were members of the Alphadelphia Association, as well as those were among the freethought settlers of Liberal, Missouri. It’s my assumption that these Fourier and Freethought individuals may have had ties with multiple utopian communities and I’d love to learn the histories of others, how their families got to Liberal or Alphadelphia.
Also, stories and photos are welcome from any of the family lines given further down. Some incredible materials have been sent to me over the years–photos, letters, histories, poetry, and even an unpublished 19th century freethought novella written by an extended relation. What can seem like a minor story or trivial data may be precious information for another.
I’m especially eager to hear from individuals studying the McKenneys who originated out of the Belmont/Guernsey/Harrison/Monroe Counties of Ohio. Very few people seem to be doing research on these McKenney families and they had multiple, as yet unidentified (as far as I can find) siblings listed in the 1830 and 1840 censuses, yet by the 1850s it appears the McKenney/McKinney name was already well on its way out of the area. Who were these individuals? I’ve thus far been able to identify only a few and haven’t yet been able to make parental connections. Please contact me if you are a descendant or have information.
Other areas of interest are Van Buren County, Iowa and Chautauqua County, Kansas, as multiple families in the McKenney/accessory lines settled in these places early on and remained for an extended period of time. The same with Boone County, Missouri for the Crockett family and associated lines.
This website hosts family trees in which primary lines are McKenney, Sparks, Crockett, and Hackney families, the Noyes and Brewer families, the McClure, Warren, Mitchell and Craig families, the Kearns, Crabtree, Hennesy, and Simmons families.
The Kearns, Crabtree, Hennesy, and Simmons lines are those of my husband and are all southern. My lines, predating the Civil War, are mostly northern with a few in Missouri. My work has principally been on families after immigration to the U.S. Many lines are taken to the point where ancestors who immigrated may be found online elsewhere or at Rootsweb.