I am able to help you on your line because you are connected to the McKenneys of the Northern Neck of Virginia.Some of this is information that was given to me by another researcher, George McKinney.I can give you his email if you would like to speak with him directly.
Joseph Floyd McKinney, also referred to as "The Miller", was born about 1770 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.He married Elizabeth Copley, d/o Thomas Copley and Mary Day, on 20 Dec 1791 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died after 1850 in Wyoming County, WV.Before I begin on the McKinney line, I will give you what is noted for the Copley line.
Thomas Copley was born about 1736 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England and died in 1821.He married Mary Day, born about 1740 in Leckhamstead, Buckingham, England, died in 1790 in Giles County, Virginia.They had the following children:
1.Joshua, born about 1760 on ship to America
2.Thomas, born about 1763
3.Rachel, born about 1764 in Montgomery/Giles County, Virginia
4.Sally, born about 1766, died about 1825 in Edwards County, IL; married Lampkin McKinney, brother to Joseph Floyd "The Miller" McKinney.
5.Abigail, born about 1770
6.Nancy, born about 1772; married John White on 8 Jun 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia
7.John, born before 1772 in Montgomery/Giles County, Virginia
8.Elizabeth, born 1773, died after 1850 in Wyoming County, WV; married to Joseph Floyd "The Miller" McKinney
9.Joseph, born about 1780
10.James B., born 8 Jun 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia.
Joseph Floyd McKinney and Elizabeth Copley had the following children:
1.Mary (Polly), b. 1797 in Montgomery/Giles County, VA; married John Clendennen on 1 Mar 1819 in Giles County, VA
2.Joseph Floyd, Jr., b. 7 Oct 1801 in Montgomery County, VA, d. May 1879 in Fayette County, WV; married (1) Martha "Mattie" Dillon on 26 Sep 1822 in Tazewell County, VA and (2) Ellen Mildred Mills Miley in 1854
3.Micky, (f), b. 1805 in Montgomery/Giles County, VA; married James White on 2 June 1821 in Giles County, VA
4.Rachel, b. 1805 in Montgomery/Giles County, VA; married Jesse Thomas on 7 Feb 1830 in Giles County, VA
5.Juliet, b. 1810 in Montgomery/Giles County, VA; married Samuel Thomas on 17 Dec 1829 in Giles County, VA
6.Powhatan B., b. 1 Apr 1814 in Giles County; married (1) Susan E. Fellows on 29 Mar 1836 in Giles County and (2) Elizabeth Scott in 1866 in West Virginia
7.Patton Anderson, b. 1816 in Montgomery/Giles County, died about 1880 in Iowa; married Rhoda Tiller on 28 May 1836 in Giles County
8.Jourdan Mitchell, b. 1817 in Virginia; married Nancy Garretson about 1836 in Mercer County, WV
The following information was sent to me by George as notes about Joseph Floyd:
"Joseph McKinney had 5 sons reported in the 1820 census (Mercer County/Giles County, Virginia)"
"1850 census shows him as 80 years of age.He was not listed in the 1860 census."
"He and Joseph McKinney Sr. (his father) appeared on the census of June 3, 1788.Joseph Floyd McKinney The Miller was enumerated on June 5 and Joseph McKinney Sr. was enumerated on June 3 with the comment "Joseiah pays" at Campbell County, Virginia.This census is the first one inwhich two Joseph mcKinneys are shown.The second Joseph McKinney is shown on June 3, with a comment that "Joseiah Pay" marked, suggesting that the younger Joseph is not 21 years of age yet, although apparently living separately from his father.He and Thomas Copley appeared on the census of Apr 6, 1806 at now Mercer County, Giles County, Virginia; Joseph had no slaves, 2 horses, and paid a tax of $.24."
"At Camping Hollow where Thomas Copley lived, they also named James and Henry Dillon.He and John Johnston appeared on the census of Mar 1, 1815 at now Mercer County, Giles County, Virginia;Joseph McKinney is shown on March 1 in the group living at Big Stoney Creek and NE side of New River and Laurel Creek.This area is now Mercer County."
"John Johnston, Robert Clendennin and his son John Clendennin are shown Feb 28 living at Stoney Creeke and New River, Little Stoney Creek and Big Stoney Creek and Parlsburg and northside Howe's Mountain."
"Isham Belcher left a will which was witnessed by Joseph Floyd McKinney The Miller on Feb 11, 1823 at now Mercer County, Tazewell County, Virginia;note that Elizabeth Dillon married Jesse Belsher Dec 25, 1818.Note also that part of Tazewell County became part of Wyoming County.Finally, note that Martha Dillon married Joseph McKinney in Tazewell County."
The parents of Joseph Floyd were Joseph McKenney and Mary Robinson.Now this is where it gets hairy, because Mary is also descended from the McKenneys.Joseph McKenney was born about 1745 in Westmoreland County and died before 1810 in Campbell County, VA.He married Mary Robinson about 1765 in Westmoreland County, VA.Mary was born about 1750 in Westmoreland and died after 1820 in Giles County, VA.She was the daughter of Thomas Robinson and Esther Marmaduke.Esther is the daughter of Christopher Marmaduke and Deborah McKenney, of which I'll later talk about.Mary had 2 brothers, Thomas Redmond Robinson/Roberson and John Robinson.
Joseph and Mary had the following children:
1.Roberson, b. before 1765 in Westmoreland County, d. after 1819; married Mary Suttenfield on 6 Oct 1791 in Campbell County, Virginia.
2.Lampkin, b. about 1766 in Westmoreland County, d. after 1850 in Edwards County, Illinois; married Sally Copley, sister to Elizabeth Copley.
3.Powhatan, b. after 1770 in Virginia
4.Joseph Floyd (previously mentioned)
5.Mary Roberson "Molly", b. about 1780 in Westmoreland; married Presley McKenney, s/o Rodham McKenney, on 5 June 1797 in Campbell County.
Joseph McKenney's parents were John McKenney and Ellinor "Nelly" Marmaduke (I'm not sure how she is connected to the other Marmadukes yet).John was born about 1715 in Westmoreland and died about Aug 1784 in Westmoreland.He married Nelly about 1740 in Westmoreland.The following is an abstract of his will:"Will made 12 March 1784, proved 31 August 1784, to wife Nelly; "Sons Duke and Joseph, land I live on; daughter Barbara Moore; wife Nelly estate I had by marriage with her in lieu of dower; residue of estate to 3 children."
John and Nelly had the following children:
1.Duke, b. about 1744 in Westmoreland, d. after 1790 in Campbell County, VA
2.Joseph (previously mentioned)
3.Barbara, b. about 1745 in Westmoreland, d. after 1784; married ? Moore about 1765
The following is the part where I've done some extensive research, so I'm pretty sure of most of its accuracy.
John was the son of William McKenney and Jane Hutt.William McKenney was born about 1670 in Westmoreland County, died before 28 Nov 1732 in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County.He married Jane about 1690 in Westmoreland.She was the d/o Gerrard Hutt and Anne Jackson.She was born about 1675 in Westmoreland and died about 1732.William and Jane left a joint will:Will:Made 3 Nov 1729, proved 28 Nov 1732."We, William and Jane McKenne of Nomini being sick make this our will.Land to our three sons Gerrard, John, Daniel; son William; grandson Kenne Williams; daughters Deborah Marmaduke, Jane Williams, Mary Williams 1 shilling each."Their children are listed as follows:
1.Gerrard, b. about 1691 in Westmoreland, d. about May 1761 in Westmoreland; married Lettice (Letias) Crabbe before 1728 in Westmoreland.
2.William, b. about 1692 in Westmoreland, d. Jul 1755 in Westmoreland; married Elizabeth Blundell about 1715
3.Daniel, b. about 1695 in Westmoreland, d. after 1741; married Frances ?
4.Deborah, b. about 1700 in Westmoreland, d. bef. 1761; married to Christopher Marmaduke (parents of Esther Marmaduke previously mentioned)
5.Jane, b. about 1700 in Westmoreland, d. after 1744; married to Thomas Williams
6.Mary, b. about 1700 in Westmoreland, d. after 1729; married to ? Williams
7.John (previously mentioned)
It is believed that William may have been the son of William MacKenny and Jane Mills, also of Westmoreland, but I am still researching that information.
Gerrard Hutt died about Mar 1740, leaving the following will:"Made 15 Nov 1739, proved 25 March 1740.My sons Daniel, Gerrard, and Thomas Hutt; wife Anne; my daughters Frances, Elizabeth, Susannah, and Anne; grandson John Hutt 1 ring; wife Anne and sons Gerrard and Thomas exrs."Gerrard and Anne had the following children:
2.Gerrard, d. about Sep 1770; married to Mary ?
8.Jane (previously mentioned - wife of William)
Gerrard Hutt was the son of Daniel Hutt and Temperance Gerrard.Daniel was born in England sometime between 1630 and 1650.He died before 24 Jun 1674.In 1662 he patented land near the Nomini Creek called "Prospect Hill".The following are other notes that I have for Daniel:
"Was named Justice for Westmoreland by the governor of the Colony on April 5, 1664.It is recorded that among his fleet of ships was "The Mayflower" (not the one that brought the Pilgrims over).He operated several ocean going vessels between Europe and the Colonies, and was styled a "Merchant of London."
"Daniel Hutt was originally a New England sailing master and was convicted in 1659 of illegally trading with the Indians in maryland and his bark, the Mayflower (not THE Mayflower), was confiscated through action of the Provincial Court.Although not an inhabitant of the Province at the timne, he was present at the sessions at St. Clement's Manor and Bushwood which preceded Fendall's Rebellion.Subsequently he was master of vessels engaged in the Barbados trade and made his home in Virginia." (Beitzell, 492-3).
"Court records in Boston, in New England and Westmoreland Co., Virginia, dated September 17, 1658, states that William Brenton (or Branton) of Boston in New England appoints "Mr. Daniel Hutes, master of the Mayflower, my attorney in Virginia and in a speciall manner a sertinge sume tobaccowes due to me from Mr. William Battine by bill 8 Aprell 56." "
Temperance Gerrard was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Gerrard and Susannah Snow. She married 3 times:
(1) Daniel Hutt (I have no other children listed yet other than Gerrard for this marriage, but I have received information suggesting there may have been others - hope to find this out when I find his will)
(2) John Crabbe; married about 1674 in Westmoreland County.They had the following children:
1. Osman (previously listed above as
father of Lettias Crabbe, married to Gerrard McKenney)
(3) Benjamin Blancheflower; married in 1692 in Westmoreland County.No children born to this marriage.
Temperance died before Feb 4, 1712, leaving the following will:"Will:Dated 12 Dec 1711, probated 4 Feb 1712.One feather bed,
furniture, etc. to Ann Davis when 17 years of age; my grandchildren the children of my
two sons Gerard Hutt and Osman Crabb residue of estate."I have no idea yet who Ann Davis is.
Dr. Thomas Gerrard was born in 1608 in Newhall, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Leckhamstead, Buckingham, England.There is quite a bit
of information written about him as he was one of the first settlers of St. Mary's County, Maryland. There is some controversy though as to who is parents were - I have them listed as Thomas Gerrard and Frances Molineux of England, but I have seen others list his father as John Gerrard.I have the following information in my notes for
"Parish records indicate the Gerrards were prominent; a Gerrard Chapel is attached to the church.Gerrard came to St. Mary's
County, Maryland about 1637, and received a large grant of land, including St. Clement's Island."
"One of the first manors in Maryland was St. Clement's, granted to Dr. Thomas Gerard.Gerard, baptized in Winwick parish, December 10, 1608, resided at New Hall, Lancashire, one of the principal estates or freeholds upon the 6,000-acre manor of Ashton about five miles south of the town of Wigan.Ashton was the chief manor of the Gerards of Bryn, a prominent Catholic family to whom Dr.
Thomas Gerard was distantly related."
Susannah Snow was the daughter of John Snow and Judith Hill.They had the following children:
1. Justinian, born between 1631 and 1638 in England; married Sarah Tucker
2. Susannah, born about 1635 in England; married (1) Robert Slye and (2) John Coode
3. Thomas, born about 1636 in England; married (1) Susannah Curtis and (2) Ann Hawkins
4. John, born about 1637 in England; married Elizabeth ?
5. Anne, born after 1638 in England; married (1) Col. Walter Brodhurst, (2) Henry Brett, and (3) Col. John Washington
6. Frances, born about 1639 in England; married (1) Thomas Speke, (2) Col. Valentine Peyton, (3) Col. John Appleton, (4) Col.
John Washington, and (5) William Hardidge II
7. Jane, born about 1640; married (1) Thomas Smyth and (2) Benjamin Doggett
8. Elizabeth, born about 1641; married (1) Dr. Robert Ellyson, (2) Nehemiah Blackstone, (3) Ralph Rymer, and (4) Joshua
9. Temperance (previously noted)
10.Mary, born after 1647; married (1) George Forbes and (2) Kenelm Cheseldyne Jr.
11.Judith; married John Goldsmith
The following is the abstract of Dr. Thomas Gerrard's will:"Will:Made 1 Feb 1672, probated 19 Sep 1673.To be buried by deceased wife Susanna; son John and loving and deare wife Rose, estate in Virginia, Maryland, and England.Daughter Mary, land in Mrs. White's Neck; to son-in-law, Blaxtones, adaj: Mr. Cole, Mr. Salles.Son Justinian.Grandson Gerrard Peyton.One
mare to Gerrard Tucker; my sons-in-law and daughters-in-law; my 3 sons and 2 daughters; my eldest son Justinian my land in England.Witness:John Waugh, Isaac Allerton, J. Lee,
Dr. Thomas Gerrard and his 1st wife Susannah Snow are buried at Longworth's Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland.Dr. Gerrard married a second time to Rose Tucker, a widow sometime after May of 1671, but he died
shortly thereafter in 1673.
There is a story that is told that a McKenney came to Westmoreland County via St. Mary's County as an indentured servant of the Gerrard family, but I have not been able to track that down yet for confirmation.I do
know that there are others who are researching their McKenney roots from the
Maryland side, so it is totally possible.
I am hosting a reunion of the McKenney/McKinney line from the Northern Neck of Virginia.I would love for you to come.George will be there and will give a talk on what research he has done, which is most specifically on this line.It will be on June 30th in Coles Point, which is in Westmoreland County.You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if something is confusing.
Hope this helps!!