Rebecca McKinney

about 1784–about 1855 (Age 71)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca McKinney was born about 1784, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, John McKinney Sr, was 34 and her mother, Eleanor Norman, was 24. She married John R. Gritton on 24 April 1806, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1855, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John R. Gritton
1783–
Rebecca McKinney
1784–1855
Marriage: 24 April 1806
Mickee Gritton
1806–1900
Levisa Gritton
1809–1880
Harvey Gritton
1814–1880
John T. Gritton
1817–
Mary Gritton
1814–1880
Floyd T. Gritton
1819–1871
Mortimor Gritton
1822–1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1806
Mercer, Kentucky, United States
children

(7)

    Mickee Gritton

    Female1806–1900Female

    Levisa Gritton

    Female1809–1880Female

    Harvey Gritton

    Male1814–1880Male

    Mary Gritton

    Female1814–1880Female

    John T. Gritton

    Male1817–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John McKinney Sr

    Male1750–1815Male

    Eleanor Norman

    Female1760–1815Female

siblings

(13)

    Hannah Frances McKinney

    Female1778–1860Female

    Female1780–1852Female

    Female1782–Female

    Daniel McKinney

    Male1782–Male

    Female1784–1855Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 8

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1803

Age 19

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’, a personal name which is probably composed of the elements cion ‘respect’, ‘affection’ + Aodh, a Gaelic personal name, originally the name of the Celtic god of fire. The personal name thus probably means ‘beloved of Aodh’.2 Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth . Compare Kenny . Also the Scottish name as in 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Gritton in household of John Gritton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Mckinny, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rebecca Mckinney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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