William J. McKinnie is the patriarch of the McKinnie family.He was born in Georgia Abt. 1807, married Eliza Grumbles Abt. 1829-30.They had 6 children in Alabama.They traveled to Dallas County, Alabama, then to Union County, Arkansas between 1842-1845. William died between 1870-1877.His son John P. married and moved to Union Parish, Louisiana.
It is this family line that we have spent considerable time tracking.The ancestors of William J. McKinnie is our challenge.