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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Family Time Line

James Russell Mckinney
1792–1860
Eleanor Black
1797–1851
Marriage: 30 January 1816
Lucinda McKinney
1816–
Colby Quisenberry Mckinney
1829–1923
David James Mckinney
1841–1911
Dudley Cowan McKinney
1818–1858
Zerelda Mckinney
1821–1902
William McKinney
1827–
Manuel Mckinney
1830–
Russell Gass McKinney
1830–
Mary "Polly" Ann McKinney
1833–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 January 1816
Madison, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

    Female1816–Female

    Dudley Cowan McKinney

    Male1818–1858Male

    Zerelda Mckinney

    Female1821–1902Female

    William McKinney

    Male1827–Male

    Colby Quisenberry Mckinney

    Male1829–1923Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+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.
1812

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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