To the best of my knowledge, Thomas James McKiddy was b. in Ky, but did not die here. He was the son of Elias McKiddy. In 1840 Whitley Co. Ky. Census Elias was listed as a g/son in the h/hold of Chana/Chany McKiddy, so was a brother Robert, to Elias. Elias & Robert were b. 1831 & 1832. A daughter to Chaney was listed as Elender McKiddy, b. 1815. I don't know if she was the mother of Elias & Robert or not, but no other males were listed. I have also found through my research that some of the McKiddy's who lived in Okla. changed the spelling of thier surname to McKedy.