James Russell Mckinney

6 August 1792–4 April 1860 (Age 67)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Russell

When James Russell Mckinney was born on 6 August 1792, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, his father, John McKinney Jr, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Coleman, was 34. He married Eleanor Black on 30 January 1816, in Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 April 1860, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Muddy Creek, Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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James Russell Mckinney
Eleanor Black
Marriage: 30 January 1816
Lucinda McKinney
Colby Quisenberry Mckinney
David James Mckinney
Dudley Cowan McKinney
Zerelda Mckinney
William McKinney
Manuel Mckinney
Russell Gass McKinney
Mary "Polly" Ann McKinney

Spouse and Children

30 January 1816
Madison, Kentucky, United States



    Dudley Cowan McKinney


    Zerelda Mckinney


    William McKinney


    Colby Quisenberry Mckinney


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 4

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James Mckinney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas. Mckinney in entry for Colby J. Mckinney, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • James Mckinney in entry for David Mckinney, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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