McKinneys were pioneers in at least two other States before the first one moved to Arkansas in 1837and two generations of McKinneys were pioneers in Arkansas before George Franklin McKinney was born in 1843. George's father, John Adams McKinney , who was born in Alabama in 1821 and later moved toOzark, Arkansas in 1837, married Lucetta Fleeman of Ozark.After the couple had George F. and two other children, Lucetta died in 1848. In 1850, John Adams McKinney married Lucinda Bourland, also of Ozark.They had four children.Over the years, John A. acquired several hundred acres of land along the Arkansas River and became a successful slave-owning planter. When the Civil War erupted, John Adams McKinney and his son George F., enlisted in the Confederate Army and were with the first unit to leave Ozark.While fighting with Company C in the 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Pea Ridge at Elkhorn Tavern, John Adams McKinney was killed in battle March 7, 1862.Skipping detail, Lucinda was able to collect a widows pension based on eyewitness accounts of the death. When George F. returned to Ozark, he found the family home burned to the ground.His Mother and sisters were living in what had previously been the slave quarters.Mrs. McKinney later told her grandchildren how the familyhid meat in the chimney so that the bands ofraiders couldn't find it.The family extracted salt from the dirt where the smokehouse once stood.Some of the family's valuables including a sewing machine, were hidden in caves and retrieved after the war. George Franklin McKinney was my Great Grandfather, John Adams McKinney, my Great-Great Grandfather. Our family history lists the name as Lucinda rather than Louisa.Hope this helps.