I'm looking for the parents of an ancestor of mine:
William Mackey - Born in Sumner County, TN around 1844. - According to most census, his father was born in Tennessee and mother in Virginia. - Enlisted in Company F, 40th Illinois Infantry in 1861. - Reenlisted on 15 Mar 1864. - Married Margaret A. Minton on 19 Jun 1862. - Lived in Franklin/Hamilton counties, Illinois after the war for the rest of his life. - Possible middle initial of "J" per the 1870 census. - Offspring included: - Millard H. Mackey (my ancestor) - Mary Isabell Mackey - James L. Mackey - Cora (or Ora C.) Mackey - Sidney D. Mackey - Stella Mackey - William Mackey died 23 Jul 1900.
There's much that I know but what I don't know is driving me nuts.I haven't been able to determine who his mother and father were in Tennessee.I can't trace the family back any further until I figure this out.