Eli McKenney was enumerated in Jefferson County, Ohio for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860.
1830 Annapolis, Jefferson County census for Eli Mc KINNEY: 2 males <5 yo, 2 males 15-20 yo, 1 male 30-40 yo; 1 female 20-30 yo.
1840 Annapolis, Jefferson County census for Eli McKIMEY: 1 male <5 yo, 1 male 5-10 yo, 1 male 10-15 yo, 1 male 30-40 yo; 1 female 30-40 yo.
1850 Annapolis, Jefferson County census for Eli McKENNEY: • Eli McKenney 51 yo b. VA Waggon Maker $500 real estate • Mary McKenney 41 yo b. VA • Malen McKenney 15 yo b. Ohio • Samuel McKenney 9 yo b. Ohio • Mary S. McKenney 7 yo b. Ohio And next door was: • James McKenney 23 yo b. Ohio Waggon Maker • Amanda McKenney 24 yo b. Ohio • Mary A. McKenney 9/12th yo b. Ohio Living next to James was Edwin McKenney 18 yo b. Ohio (a blacksmith) living with the family of Jonas & Jane Groves.
1860 Annapolis, Jefferson County census for Eli McKINNEY: • Eli McKinney 63 yo b. VA Wagon Maker • Mary McKinney 53 yo b. VA • Mary Sturges 17 yo b. VA • Ellmore Sturges 25 yo b. Ohio Teacher • Some additional records of Eli’s presence in Jefferson County:
• His son, Mahlon A. McKinney m. Catharine Able on 28 Dec 1857 in Jefferson County. • His daughter, Mary McKinney and Elmore Y. Sturgis on 21 Mar 1860. . . . He gave consent. • David Miser to Harriet Johnson on 18 Dec 1856. . . . . . Eli vouches. • James W. McKenney and Amanda Crider on 7 Dec 1846 on 7 Dec 1846. . . . .Eli swore. • Eli’s son, James W. McKenney, was living in Tuscarawa County, Ohio in 1880. His near neighbor was Mahlon Boyd who would have been his father’s contemporary. Early census records show Mahlon also lived in early Jefferson County, Ohio.
This Eli McKinney was born ca 1800 and could not possibly be the same Ely McKenney who witnessed a marriage in 1807 just across the Ohio River in Harrison County, Virginia (WV).
I would be interested in knowing more about this man. Where in Virginia was he born? Who was his wife? Where and when did they marry?