I have just started to look up my Mother in law's (90) lineage.I have several sheets of data and have no idea of the validity. Would appreciate any help.
Descendants of George McConkey
Generation No. 1
1.GEORGE1 MCCONKEY was born 1798 in Antrim Co., Ireland, and died February 28, 1862.He married MARTHA GEORGE.She was born March 17, 1802 in Aghalee, Antrim Co., Ireland, and died July 04, 1880.
Notes for GEORGE MCCONKEY:
The McConkeys moved to Canada...Some say Londonderry which is in Nova Scotia. In 1836 or 1848 came to Wisconsin and bought land in Holland, Sheboygan Co. We were told that old "Ma McConkey" was a tyrant who had to be tough with her boys. She kept an ox whip and used it! When a little nephew was visiting he asked her to "peel my taters and cut my meat," but she brought her whip down on the planks and frightened him so he jumped up and ran off.
Notes for MARTHA GEORGE:
Martha had a sister , Mrs. Pherson or McPherson, who moved to the South and had several sons in the Confederate Army.
Children of GEORGE MCCONKEY and MARTHA GEORGE are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 MCCONKEY, b. October 04, 1826, Aghalee, Ireland.
ii. REBECCA MCCONKEY, b. March 25, 1829.
Notes for REBECCA MCCONKEY:
May have died in childhood
3. iii. DEBORAH MCCONKEY, b. March 17, 1830; d. September 08, 1916.
iv. SAMUEL MCCONKEY, b. July 29, 1831.
Notes for SAMUEL MCCONKEY:
Never married. broke leg as a child and was lame. Stayed home during civil war while Henry was away. Later went to live with a niece, Martha Rhodes Erniesse who lived on and adjoining farm.
v. THOMAS MCCONKEY.
vi. JAMES MCCONKEY.
Notes for JAMES MCCONKEY:
Were told he never married. Thought to have died in the Spanish-American War (1898).
vii. PRISCILLA MCCONKEY, b. 1837; d. 1921; m. DELL INGERSOLL.
Notes for DELL INGERSOLL:
Said to have owned a fishing boat that sailed on the Great Lakes.
viii. ELIZA MCCONKEY, m. FORBES.
Notes for ELIZA MCCONKEY:
Had a granddaughter, Mrs. Elma Emerick, 637 Claremont St., Antigo, WI 54409
Generation No. 2
2.WILLIAM2 MCCONKEY (GEORGE1) was born October 04, 1826 in Aghalee, Ireland.He married MARY HESS.
Child of WILLIAM MCCONKEY and MARY HESS is:
i. CARRIE3 MCCONKEY.
3.DEBORAH2 MCCONKEY (GEORGE1) was born March 17, 1830, and died September 08, 1916.She married HENRY RHODES, son of JOSHUA RHODES.He was born March 09, 1825, and died July 31, 1891.
Children of DEBORAH MCCONKEY and HENRY RHODES are:
4. i. GEORGE3 RHODES, b. 1850; d. 1932.
5. ii. SARAH RHODES, b. 1852; d. 1912.
iii. MARTHA RHODES, b. 1854; d. 1913; m. ESAAC J. ERNIESSE.
6. iv. JOSEPHINE RHODES, b. 1857; d. 1946, Milwaukee, WI.
7. v. MARY RHODES, b. 1858; d. 1934.
8. vi. EMMA RHODES, b. 1860; d. 1902.
9. vii. FLORENCE RHODES, b. 1862; d. 1949.
10. viii. DEBORAH RHODES, b. 1863; d. 1938.
11. ix. ELIZABETH C. RHODES, b. 1867; d. 1964.