Mary (McKenney) Lorain McClean died on 16 November 1810 at The Grove,in Kent County and was buried next to her daughter Elizabeth in Section D behind Christ I. U. Church, near Worton, in Kent County (McKenney, 35; Upper Shore Gen. Soc., Vol. 4, 182).Mary’s parents were Elizabeth --?-- and her first husband William McKenney.William was born about 1666 to Malcolm McKenney and Annika --?-- Malcolm McKenney and wife Annika had one other child--John McKenney, born in 1664 and died in 1733 in Prince George’s County, MD(McKenney, 35).
The following introductory account of Malcolm McKenney, the great great great grandfather of Rev. L. L. Langstroth, is from the Foreward to A History of the Mc-Kenney Family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland by John and Maria McKenney:
On December 9, 1960 Malcolm Mackenny wasformally recognized by Lion Court, as a loyalist of the Stewart cause, amember of clann Coinneach, and founder of the house of McKenney in America.Of even date, ensigns armorial, appropriate to his rank and condition, were posthumously awarded.On August 2, 1962, they were confirmed to Carlton Norris McKenney of Richmond, Virginia, as successor to the dignities and honors cited in thee achievement of this ancestor during the invasion of England by the Scots army in 1651. . . . .
The fates were kind to Malcolm when he was transported from London after an imprisonment of only two weeks, for those left behind him contracted a contagious disease of which few survived.He also escaped a fatal assignment to the sugar cane fields in Barbadoes, and reached Jamestown during the month of March, when the dread malaria was dormant.Good fortune continued when he was bought by the Quaker, Nicholas Waddylone in the new land, for among this gentle sect his lot was better by far than that of many other prisoners of war delivered to the colonies by Oliver Cromwell.
The family that arose from his union with the widow Annika barely survived the first generation in America, for the elder son, John Mackeney, died unmarried, and William, a posthumous child, produced an only son at the advanced age of sixty-three. . . .
. . . .It would seem remarkable, in this day and age, that all of Malcolm’s descendants of the name still live within a hundred miles of Piney Neck, the small plantation on the Isle of Kent, to which he brought his bride annika, more than three hundred years ago (IV-V).
Apparently, the Catholic writer Anna Hanson (McKenney) Dorsey prepared the following sketch of Malcolm McKenney that appears in The Family Chart section of McKenneys’ book:
Mhaol Challuim Maccoinneach was born during the year 1637, in the parish of Elgin, Morayshire.He died at Piney Neck, on the Isle of Kent, December 24, 1665.Malcolm was grandson of Kenneth, Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, and his second wife, Isabel, daughter of Sir Gilbert Ogilvie of Powrie.He was...son of the Hon. Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine and his first wife, Jean, daughter of Sir John Grant of Freuchie and widow of William Sutherland of Duffus.
Both he and his father were captured September 3, 1651, on the field of Worcester.Malcolm was banished by the Council of Estates on September 10th, transported about the 20th by the parliamentary fleet, and delivered to Jamestown, Virginia, by Captain Edmund Curtis of the frigate Guinea, on March 29, 1652.There he was bound servant to Nicholas Waddylone for seven years.
An award of arms was posthumously granted him by the Lyon Court in recognition of this loyalty to the Stewart cause.They are recorded on page 76, Volume 44, of the Public Record of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, at H. M. Register House, in Edinburgh, “by demonstration of which his successors in the same are amongst all Nobles and in All Places of Honor to be taken, numbered, accounted and received as Nobles in the Noblesse of Scotland.”
In 1663 he married Annika, former wife of Andrew Hanson, who came to the Swedish colony on the Delaware, with Lieutenant-Colonel John Printz, in 1642, as a ward of Queen Christina (Mckenney, 35).
The citation in the Public Register of all Arms and Bearings in Scotland, Vol. 44 provides the following account:“Macom Macenne, born in Scotland circa 1637 and called Mhaol Challium Maccoinneach, was captured with the Scots army at the battle of Worcester 3rd September 1651 and transported by Cromwell’s Parliament-ary Fleet to Virginia, America, where he was bound servant to Nicholas Waddylone of Pungatiege in thee county of Accomac, State of Virginia; his term of servitude, imposed by the Council of Estates for loyalty of the Stewart cause, ended in Mary-land seven years later in the early months of the year 1659”(76)A demand for land, dated 29 April 1659, by Nicholas Waddylone for transporting, among others, Macum Maceney,can be found in Liber ABH 4, folio 5 of the Maryland Land Records at the Maryland Archives in Annapolis.In the Archives of Maryland, Vol. III, page 455, Macom Macenny is listed among the petitioners to the Lieutenant-General of the Province of Maryland, accusing the late Captain Thomas Broadnox,their erstwhile commander, “ of having appropriated company funds for his own use” (MacKenney, 79).The will of Macom Macene was proved 23 December 1665 in Kent County, Maryland, Liber 1, folio 259, wherein “he provides for his son in law, Frederick Hanson, his daughter, Katherine Hanson, his two daughters in law, Ann and Sarah Ellinor, and his son, John Macenne” (McKenney, 79).Apparently, the Colonial Court of Maryland initially denied this will probate because Malcolm named no executor but eventually “Annika, his Relect, and a posthumous son, William Macenne, were included as his heirs at law” (Mackenney, 80).
Annika, the great great great grandmother of Rev. Langstroth, married four times.Malcolm McKenney was the third husband of Annika --?--; her maiden name is unknown.She married first to Anders (or Andrew) Hanson, the son of Hans Hanson of Sweden.Anders “arrived in the Swedish Colony on the Delaware some time before July 1653...” (Barnes, 177).Anders moved to Maryland and died there around June 1655 (Barnes, 178).Annika (--?--) Hanson, widow, gave her age in a deposition in November of 1655 as about age thirty-six so her date of birth would be approximately in the year 1619 (Barnes, 178).George A. Hanson gives the following account of the procedings subsequent to the death of Anders:
Annika Hanson administered upon the estate of her deceased husband. She was a woman of singular independence and decision of character. Finding that his estate was complicated with that of Valerus Leo, d., and involved with the affairs of Swan Swanson, she, 29th Nov. 1655, in open Court, renounced the administration, and Thomas Hynson, High Sheriff of Kent, was appointed in her stead (159).
Anders Hanson and Annika had the following children:1) Catherine Hanson, buried on28 October 1646; 2) Hans Hanson, born about 1645; 3) Frederick Hanson, born about 1647; 4) Catherine Hanson, born about 1649; 5) Margaret Hanson, born about 1651; and Barbara Hanson, born 1655 (Barnes, 178).
After Anders Hanson’s death, Annika married Andrew Elena (also spelled variously as Elenor, Hellena, Ellinor, etc.) on “5 da., 3 mo., 1656” (Barnes, 118).In 1650, land was laid out for Andrew Elena, “a parcel...lying on the e. side of a river running out of the Eastern Bay called Chester River and on the n. side of a creek in the river called Corsica Creek...adjoyning unto the land lately laid out for Henry Coursey...350 a....all that parcel called Sintra....” (Barnes, 118).John McKenney states that Andrew called the land “Sintra, for the town near Lisbon, in Portugal” (80).Andrew Elena was known as “the Spaniard” but, as McKenney points out, it should be recalled “that Spain assumed the government of Portugal from 1580 to 1640” (80)Elena died in June of 1660 (Barnes, 119); he and his wife Annika had two daughters:1) Sarah Elena, born on 11 August 1658 and married William Joyner; and 2) Ann Elena, born about 1659 and married Lawrence Arnold (Barnes, 119; McKenney, 80).
After the death of Malcolm McKenney, her third husband, Annika married John Dobbes (elsewhere Dab) before 27 July 1666 (Barnes, 119; McKenney, 81).John’s first wife, named Ann, died 5 December 1665 (McKenney, 81).John Dobbes “had an original grant to Barnstable Hill in 1682” (McKenney, 81).John Dobbes and Annika had a daughter, Letitia Dobbes, who married Samuel Hunter; she left a will proved 21 July 1726 (McKenney, 81-82).By the time John Dobbes died in 1685, he had been predeceased by Annika (McKenney, 81).
William McKenney, the son of Malcolm McKenney and Annika, resided “at Barnstable Hall until the death of Annika” (McKenney, 35).He moved “to Kimboulton afterwards with his half-brother Hans Hanson...” (McKenney, 35).From Charles Vaughan, in 1679, Col. Hanson had bought “the estate, Kimbolton, ‘lying on the North side of Chester river, and on the West side of Langford's bay—near the mouth of the North west branch called Broad Neck's Branch,’ where he
afterwards resided (Hanson, 159).William McKenney and Elizabeth --?-- had two children:1) William McKenney, born in 1730 at Chestertown; and 2) Mary, the great grandmother of Rev. Langstroth, who married first Lorain and then McClean(McKenney, 37).Elizabeth and her husband William McKenney “came to Chestertown...and lived at the brick house, on Kent and High streets until his death” (McKenney, 35).His residence in town was not for very long as William McKenney died in 1740 (McKenney, 35).His widow married a Mr. Ingram, as can be seen from Elizabeth’s will dated 1 January 1774 and proved in Kent County on 1 July 1777.Elizabeth mentions her granddaughter, Elizabeth Dunn, the wife of James.She also mentions her children, William McKinney, Mary McClean, Edward Ingram, and Elizabeth Storey—it is not clear whether or not this daughter was an Ingram who married a Storey.The witnesses to this will were David Boyd, Mary Bardon, and Abraham Milton.
William McKenney, the son of Elizabeth --?-- and William McKenney, was born in 1730 at Chestertown.He apparently married Henrietta Findlay, daughter of John Findlay and Margaret Brooks of Chestertown (McKenney, 37).Margaret Brooks, the daughter of Gregory Brooks and Margaret --?--, was born 25 November 1714 in St. Paul’s Parish, Kent County, MD (source is Family Search International Genealogical Index, Batch No. C50794, Call No. 0014206 IT 2).Margaret first married William Monk in 1728 in St. Paul’s Parish, Kent County, MD (Barnes and Wright, Vol. 2, 225). William, born 9 September 1709 in Kent County, MD, was the son of innholder Henry Monk and Honour Connor (Barnes and Wright, Vol. 2, 225).Margaret (Brooks) Monk married second John Findlay.Margaret Findley’s will was dated 28 January 1782 and it was proved 22 September 1785 in Kent County.She mentions her son, Willliam Munk and she mentions her grandsons, James and William McKenney.The witnesses to the will of Margaret (Brooks) Monk Findlay were Robert Reid and John Hartley.
Lot No. 57 on High Street in Chestertown was, in 1770, jointly owned by Dr. William Bordley & William McKenney.They apparently bought the lot from John Monk, son and heir of Henry Monk.In fact, the deed indicated that Henry Monk formerly dwelled on that land.In 1772, McKenney and Dr. Bordley “joined in a deed of partition, since both had purchased an undivided one-half interest in the lot originally (Bourne, 230).The will of William McKenney, husband of Henrietta Findlay, was dated 1 January 1774 (the same date on his mother’s will) and it was proved in Kent County on 26 January 1776.He mentions two sons, James McKenney and William McKenney (McKenney, 37).He also mentions the land and house that he bought from William Munk.His executrix was Mrs. Margrett Findly; the witnesses were John Lorain, --?-- Bardon, and David Boyd.
James McKenney, son of William and Henrietta, was born in 1762; he“left Chester Town in 1785, on a voyage from which he did not return” (McKenney 37).William McKenney, the other son of William and Henrietta, was born 2 November
1763 at Chestertown.The name “William McKinney” can be found on the Revolutionary War militia roster for 9th Co., 1st Class, Chestertown, Kent County, MD (Clements, 192).William married first Anne Barber and second Hannah Hines (McKenney, 37).According to “Gilberta S. Whittle” (apparently Willa Cather writing under a pseudonym, Anne Barber was a direct descendant of “the celebrated Quaker saint, Sarah Grubb” (Whittle, 1).Hannah (Hines) McKenney was born in 1765, died 26 August 1826, and was buried at Chestertown (McKenney, 37).
The children of Willliam McKenney (born 1763 in Chestertown) and Anne Barber were:1) Thomas Loraine McKenney, born at Hopewell in Somerset County, MD, on 21 March 1785 and died on 20 February 1859 in Manhattan, New York;2) Henrietta Maria McKenney; born on 21 July 1787 and died at Georgetown, Washington, D. C., on 29 January 1849; 3) Sarah Ridgely McKenney, born on 30 October 1788 and died on 29 January 1811; 4)Rev. William McKenney, born on 22 April 1790 at Chestertown, MD and died 4 May 1857 at Norfolk, VA; and 5) Samuel McKenney,born 9 July 1792 at Chestertown, Kent County, MD and died 9 March 1813 at Georgetown, Washington, D. C. (McKenney, 37-41 )
The children of William McKenney (born 1763 in Chestertown) and Hannah Hines were:1) Mary Anne McKenney, born on 2 January 1797 at Chestertown, MD and died 9 February 1871; 2) Edward McKenney, who died in childhood; 3) Edwin McKenney, twin of Edward, who died in childhood; 4) Lemuel McKenney, who died an infant; 5) Col. John McKenney, born on 13 April 1800 at Barfields and died on 26 June 1866 at Centreville, MD; 6) Harriet McKenney, born on 17 August 1804 at Barfields and died9 February 1884; and 7) Rev. James Asbury McKenney, born 9 November 1807 at Barfields and died 26 November 1880 (McKenney, 43)
Thomas Loraine McKenney, son of William McKenney and his first wife Anne Barber, married Editha Gleaves, the daughter of William Gleaves and Martha Frisby (McKenney, 37).Thomas and Editha had two children: 1) Maria McKenney, who died in childhood; and 2) George William McKenney, who died before 1857 (McKenney, 37).The following account is from http://www.derbycityprints.com/doc-details-198-author.htmhttp://www.derbycityprints.com/doc-details-198-author.htm:
McKenney, Thomas Loraine, author and administrator of Indian affairs, was born in Hopewell, Somerset County, Md.He attended school at Chester- town, Md., and, after preliminary experience in his father's counting-house, opened stores in Georgetown and in Washington, D. C.During the War of 1812 he was adjutant and aide with militia and volunteer companies.His first government appointment, made by President Madison in April 1816, was as superintendent of the Indian trade.He continued in this office until that attempt at federal control of the Indian trade was abolished in 1822, largely owing to the opposition of private fur-traders, merchants, and manufacturers who had not profited by the administration.
Charges of favoritism and abuse of trust were brought against him at the same time, particularly by Thomas H. Benton, and, although he considered himself triumphant in the congressional investigation, nevertheless, con- temporary slanders were long in dying out, and he appears to have been indiscreet in permitting his notes to be indorsed by John Cox, a merchant from whom he bought large quantities of goods, as well as in persuading the Columbian College to take over his own notes to the amount of $11,958 (House Report 104, 17 Cong., 2 Sess., n.d., Sen. Doc. 103, 20 Cong., 1 Sess., n.d., see also Sen. Doc. 60, 17 Cong., 1 Sess., 1822). On Aug. 7, 1822, he began the publication of a semi-weekly newspaper, the Washington Republican and Congressional Examiner, devoted to the interests of John C. Calhoun.After some months of bitter attack he gave up the editorship on May 31, 1823.
Disappointed in his desire to be appointed first assistant postmaster-general, he was, on Mar. 11, 1824, given charge of the newly organized bureau of In- dian affairs under the War Department.While superintendent of the Indian trade he had been instrumental in obtaining an annual appropriation of $10,000 for the civilization of the Indian tribes adjoining the frontier settle- ments.Most of this sum was distributed to the mission schools of the various denominations, which developed steadily during the years he was in charge of the Indian bureau so that, when he was forced out of the Indian depart- ment in 1830, about 1800 children were in mission schools.As joint com- missioner with Lewis Cass, he negotiated the treaty of Aug. 11, 1827, at Butte des Morts on the Fox River with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago. His Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes (1827) described this expedition.Contin- uing down the Mississippi on a second expedition, he helped to influence the Chickasaw and Creeks to agree to migrate west of the Mississippi, and he negotiated the agreement of Nov. 15, 1827, with the Creek Indians.
Although his Memoirs, Official and Personal (post) are lavish in defense of his own motives and actions and although all of his reports express his phil- anthropic interest in the Indian, he seems rather to have been a man hard pressed financially, holding desperately to his jobs, promising impossible things from the languishing Indian trade, constantly prating of Indian better- ment, yet siding eagerly with politicians in their argument of state rights and in their desire to move the natives westward.Besides other controversial writings he published Essays on the Spirit of Jacksonism as Exemplified in its Deadly Hostility to the Bank of the United States (1835), and with James Hall, a History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs (1836-44), three folio volumes chiefly valuable for the 120 portraits, in color, from the Indian gallery in the War Department.He died from typhoid fever in New York City. ().
At the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. there is a 30 1/8 x 25 1/4 in. oil painting of Thomas Loraine McKenney done in 1856 by painter Charles Loring Elliott (1812-1868).This rendering was the bequest of James C. McGuire in 1888.Thomas L. McKenney lived at “Weston,” which he purchased in 1817, according to the account in “Rambler Records Tale of Album Which Was A Real Benefactor”, The Evening Star, 20 March 1927, pt. 5, p. 3:
. . .The deed of Walter Story Chandler of Washington County to Thomas L. McKenney of the same county, conveying the tract subsequently called “Weston,” was recorded November 21, 1817.The consideration was $1,500, and the land is described in part “as all that piece of land, being part of a tract called ‘Pretty Prospect,’ beginning at a stone marked ‘A’ standing at the intersection of the third and fourth courses of a conveyance made by the said Walter S. Chandler to Thomas Plater for part of said tract of land about January 3, 1806.” There is a long account of degrees and perches, and of such boundary marks as “a small spring under a maple tree” and “a bounded oak tree that is now a stump.” The land sold to McKenney joined land that had been sold by William Craik to Walter S. Chandler in 1810, land conveyed by John Rousby Plate to Walter S. Chandler in 1810, land conveyed by Chand- ler to Philip Barton Key in 1810 and land conveyed by Chandler to Richard Harrison in 1810.The west line of the land conveyed by Chandler to Mc- Kenney was on the east side of the Georgetown-Frederick road. . .
Sarah Ridgely McKenney, daughter of William McKenney and first wife Anne Barber, married William Jacobs.She is buried in Chester Cemetery, Chestertown, Kent County, MD.William Jacobs was the son of William Jacobs and Elizabeth Hackett of Spread Eagle (McKenney, 43).They had a daughter Mary Ann Jacobs who died young (McKenney, 37).
Henrietta Maria McKenney, daughter of William McKenney and first wife Anne Barber, married Samuel Groome Osborne, Jr; hewas born in Harford County, MD on 9 May 1778 and died on 14 May 1837 at Millington, Kent Co., MD.They had ten children:1) Mary Ann Osborne, born on 20 August 1804 and died on 29 December 1839 at Millington, Kent County, MD; [“2)” omitted from manuscript]; 3) William McKenney Osborne, born on 20 February 1808 and died on 30 October 1856 at Georgetown, MD; 4) Thomas Henry Osborne, born on 16 March 1811; 5) Sarah Henrietta Osborne, born on 16 February 1812 and died on 15 October 1827 at Millington, Kent Co., MD; 6) Anna Maria Osborne, born on 11 December 1814; 7) MaryAnn Osborne, born on 21 July 1817 and died on 18 September 1839 at Millington, Kent County, MD; 8) Edward Loraine Osborne, born on 11 June 1819; 9) John Waltham Osborne, born on 11 January 1821; and 10) Charles Theodore Os-borne, born on 3 Decembeer 1825 and died on 12 june 1850 at Millington, Kent Co., MD (McKenney, 37-8).
Rev. William McKenney, son of William McKenney and first wife Anne Barber, married Chloe Ann Lingan.; she was born on 18 August 1790 and died 31 August 1851 at Norfolk, VA.Rev. McKenney married second Anna M. McL. Ragsdale of Washington, D. C. (McKenney, 39).Rev. McKenney “was a chaplain of the U. S. Navy from 1841 to 1857, served under Colonel Magruder in the District of Columbia Militia as Lieutenant and Adjutant during the War of 1812, Secretary of the Society for the Rehabilitation of the Negro Race and a minister of the Methodist faith...”(McKenney, 39).Rev. McKenney and his second wife had no children; the children of Chloe Ann and William were:1) James McKenney,who died in childhood from being burned; Samuel McKenney, who died in infancy; 3) Editha McKenney, who died in childhood; 4) George Lingan McKenney, “lost with all hands aboard the USS Grampus in 1843”; 5)Mary McKenney, who died in infancy; 6) Samuel Bankston McKenney, who died before 1889; 7) Anna Hanson McKenney (see Fig. ), who married Lorenzo Dorsey, the son of War of 1812 veteran Judge Owen Dorsey; [“8)” omitted from manuscript]; 9) Sen.William Nicholas McKenney, born in 1812 at Georgetown, Washington, D. C. and died in 1864 at Richmond, Henrico Co., VA (McKenney, 40).
Anne Hanson (McKenney) Dorsey, daughter of Rev. William McKenney and Chloe Ann Lingan, was a novelist.She was born at Georgetown, District of Columbia in 1815 and died at Washington, 26 Dec 1896 (see New York Times newspaper obituary for Anna Hanson Dorsey, under “Obituary Notes”, 27 Dec 1896).Published in 1909,Waggaman gave us the following brief glimpse at Dorsey’s career:
In 1837 she was married to Lorenzo Dorsey, and in 1840 became a convert to the Catholic faith.From this period, for more than half a century, she devoted her exceptional talent to Catholic fiction.She was a pioneer of light Catholic literature in the United States and a leading writer for the young. While deeply religious in tone, her stories are full of living interest and a knowledge of the world gained by clear insight and wide experience.Mrs. Dorsey's only son was killed while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.She left three daughters.Pope Leo XIII twice sent her his benediction, and the University of Notre Dame conferred upon her the Lætare medal.Her chief works are: "The Student of Blenheim Forest"; "Flowers of Love of Memory"; "Guy, the Leper"; "Tears of the Diadem"; "Tale of the White and Red Roses"; "Woodreve Manor"; "Conscience, or the Trials of May Brooke"; "Oriental Pearl"; Cocaina, the Rose of the Algonquins"; "The Flemings"; "Nora Brady's Vow"; "Mona, the Vestal"; "The Old Gray Rosary"; "Tangled Paths"; "The Old House at Glenarra"; "Adrift"; "Ada's Trust"; "Beth's Promise"; "The Heiress of Carrigmona"; "Warp and Woof"; "The Palms ".
Anna Hanson (McKenney) Dorsey from a letter dated 9 August 1882 from “Gable End” to Miss Josephine Ridue [Redue] of Chestertown, Kent Co., MD (original transcription at Catholic University).The following is selected from the opening of the letter:
My Dear Miss Ridue—
Your letter reached me in due time,
and as I too am very much interested in genealogical
studies, it gave me great pleasure as well as information
on certain points which my dear Aunt Harriet on
account of her condition was unable to give me.
My cousin George A. Hanson who until his death
two years ago resided in Chestertown, was very
anxious to collect data relative to my father’s an-
cestry for a genealogical book of the Hansons separate
from “Old Kent,” and for the exclusive use of that
family.My mother’s being descended in direct
line from our Swedish progenitor who was sent
over by the King and Gov. Pritz to found a colony
which extended from [?] to Wilmington (Delaware).
Andrew Hanson was born in Sweden in 1618, he
was one of the three sons of Col. Hanson of the Swedish
army whose father was a son of Margaret Vasa,
sister of Gustavus Adolphus, and John Hanson
otherwise De Rastrick, an English gentleman of
rank to whom she was married when the fortunes
of the house of Vasa were obscured by the conquest
of the Danes, but which were restored by thevalor
of Gustavus Adolphus afterwards.Their sons were
brought up in the Royal house-hold and the
King grafted the “fleur de lis” (signifying a royal
marriage) on the De Rastrick coat of armsin
place of marklets (I have both).
Andrew Hanson’s sons, at least one of them, settled
in lower Maryland.John Hanson third elected
President of the Colonial Congress was of the Md.
branch.My grandmother Anna Hanson was a
daughter of Sam Hanson of “Green Hill” same
branch, and married Nicholas Lingan, a gentle-
man of birth & fortune in Georgetown D. C.My
mother Chloe Ann Lingan married William
McKenney one of the elder brothers of Aunt Harriet. . . .
Mary Anne McKenney, daughter of William McKenney and his second wife Hannah Hines, married William Jacobs, the son of William Jacobs and Elizabeth Hackett of Spread Eagle (McKenney, 43).Mary Anne was the second wife of William Jacobs; her sister, Sarah Ridgely McKenney, was William’s first wife (McKenney, 43).The children of Mary Anne McKenney and William Jacobs were:1) Mary Ann Jacobs, who died in infancy; 2) Edwin Jacobs, who died in infancy; 3) James McKenney Jacobs, who married Elizabeth Augusta Hays; and 4) Col. Wil-liam Henry Jacobs “of Briarfield, veteran of the Mexican War, m. Anne Caroline Browne Harper, daughter of Doctor James Kent Harper and Alice Bordley Cox” (McKenney, 43).
Col. John McKenney, son of William McKenney and his second wife Hannah Hines, married first Anne Elizabeth Betts on 5 May 1823 and second Maria Am-brose Merritt on 30 December 1826; he was buried at Hamilton’s Heritage (McKenney, 43).Anne Elizabeth McKenney, the daughter of Col. McKenney and his first wife, died in early childhood.The children of Col. McKenney and his second wife were:1) John McKenney, born in 1827 and died in 1828; 2) Maria McKenney, born in 1828 and died in infancy; 3) Gen. William McKenney, born 5 December1829 and died 22 July 1897; 4) Anne Elizabeth McKenney, born in 1831, who married Peregrine Tilghman of Recovery; 5) John McKenney, born in 1832 and died in 1833; 6) Mary Henrietta McKenney, born on 1833 and died in 1834; and 7) Mary Louisa McKenney, born in 1835and died in 1839 (McKenney, 44).
Harriet McKenney, daughter of William McKenney and his second wife Hannah Hines, was buried at Hamilton’s Heritage (McKenney, 43).
Rev. James Asbury McKenney, son of William McKenney and his second wife Hannah Hines, was buried at Hamilton’s Heritage (McKenney, 43).