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3, 1876; d. Sept. 29, 1878.
GEORGE ARTHUR EGE, b. Mar. 15, 1841; m.
Oct. 29, 1873, Mrs. Jennie L. Williams, nee Dex-
ter, at Junction City, Kan. In 1854 he went
from Pennsylvania to Springfield, Ohio, and en-
listed as a private in Company P, Second Regi-
ment, Ohio Infantry, on April 17, 1861, and
served until July 31, 1861, participating in the
first Battle of Bull Run or Manassas July 21,
1861. On July 12 1862, he was commissioned
first lieutenant, 17th Independent Battery
Ohio Light Artillery. He served under General
Grant during the Vicksburg campaign, the tak-
ing of Arkansas Post, the first attempt at Vicks-
burg, and in all the battles preceding and final
surrender of the city, forming part of the 17th
Army Corps, under General A. S. Smith, Divis-
ion Commander. He resigned Aug. 11, 1863,
with honorable distinction. He entered the U.
S. Navy, Mississiippi Squadron, a's Master's Mate
on the Monitor Ozook, patrolling the Mississippi


River, July 13, 1864, and resigned June 15, 1865,
after whicli he participated in the Red River
expedition under Admiral Porter and General
Banks. In the army and navy he received meri-
torious mention. In the spring of 1865 he re-
turned to his home at Springfield, Ohio, and
following his Red River experience, he was
engaged with the construction and building of
the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, as
Commissary, Terminal, and Station Agent at
Junction City, Kan. In 1876 he entered the
General Accounting Department of the Atchi-
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, at Topeka,
Kan., where he has since resided, and made
his services invaluable to the company, by
which he is employed. To George Arthur Ege
and JennieEge was born one son:

i. MELVm ARTHUB ^GE, b. Dec. 13, 1874.



b Andrew McKinney, second son of Joseph MacKenzie,
was born near Newburg, Cumberland Co., Hopewell
township, Penna. At the period of the Revolution
he was a young man. It took but a spark to kindle the
flames of patriotism in his breast, and he betrothed his life
to his country. The first patriots had fallen at Lexington,
the blood stained field of Bunker Hill still bore the marks of
carnage. Volunteers were called and he joined Captain
Peebles' company, afterwards rising to the rank of sergeant
in Captain Matthew Scott's company, State Regiment of
Foot. He was mustered in in May, and began a long-,
tedious journey to the coast. On the last day of that
month the camp at Marcus Hook was reached, and tents
were pitched three miles from the river. Two large tents
were provided for the company. Lying on the ground with
a piece of paper on his knapsack, he wrote letters to his
favorite brother, Samuel, which are preserved by the family
of David McKinney, of Peoria, 111. He enclosed loving
messages to his parents, who were well advanced in years,
and gentle hints regarding his sweetheart. The impatient
lover received but one leter from "Miss Ann" and bitterly
lamented the uncertainty of the mails.

In a letter of June ii, 1776, he says "By the privateer
Wasp which sailed up the river on Sunday, we are in-
formed that there are two men of war now lying in the bay,
the one the Liverpool, the other the Kingfisher. If they
do but come up the river they will undoubtedly meet with
a warm reception, as the men on board the van galleys are
in high spirits and think they will be able for them. By


pri\'ate letter from Quebec we are told that our men have
recovered a large number of the prisoners taken from them,
and have taken some of the enemy."

On Aug. 1 6 he writes: "I expected by this time to have
something of consequence to inform you, but we were dis-
appointed. The English had determined to land on Long
Island the night before, but we were well informed of their
scheme by deserters from them. We had orders to be in
readiness any minute of the night and march against them,
but a very severe rain storm prevented them from coming,
and saved them a very good dubbing to boot. The number
of troops that are here are about fifty thousand."

From Brunswick, July 9, 1776. "We arrived safely at
this place last night, with part of the first and second bat-
talions. Captain Irvin is not along. The detachment of
our company is joined by Captain Peebles. Eleven thou-
sand of the enemy landed on Staten Island without much
opposition, but it is expected that they will not get away
in the same manner, as a large number of our forces have
arrived at Amboy ready to oppose them, and our men are
all well and in good spirits to think they are so near the
enemy. They had a small encounter but I cannot learn
the particulars concerning it. I had the offer of a lieuten-
ancy, but I did not think proper to accept it, as there will
be a vacancy in our own battalion soon. My love to all
inquiring friends, I remain, dear Sam, your loving and
affectionate brother, Andrew MacKenzie."

He writes from Marcus Hook : I would remind you to
set the Still agoing, if you possibly can, and still all your
wheat, for I am persuaded it is the only way you will get
a price for it. Whiskey sells for four shillings and six
pence per gallon, and five shillings for cash in this place."
To this his brother Samuel replies on July 29, 1776 : "I have
hired a stiller and he has the Still going, but will not still
any for ourselves until after harvest, as the weather is
v^ery warm and we have enough to do for the country. As
soon as the weather gets a little cooler, I will begin and
still all the grain we have, and if the price holds good then
till seeding is over, I will try and go down with a wagon
load to sell."

August 6, 1776, Samuel says: "I begin to long to


hear from you, knowing that you are in such danger and
daily exposed to new accidents which ought to incite you to
beseech the God of Heaven to protect you from all danger,
for it is only He who can direct you, therefore look to Him
to guide you in all things, that He may be with you in life
and in death, or whatever may be awaiting you, ought to
be your earnest cry unto Him. I hope you will conduct
yourself with courage and resolution."

The brothers evidently did not live near each other.
Samuel was at home, with his parents, but speaks of
"Brother William having his children inoculated for small-
pox, but we have not heard how they are. Brother Joseph
is here yet, but is to set off next week again. Brother
David is at work at Patrick McFarlane's. Dear Andy,
don't think too hard of me, as to think I have forgotten
yiou, for when I forget you it will be when I have forgotten
myself. Miss Ann desires you to write to her. Our father
and mother send love to you."

The last letter from Andrew MacKenzie was dated Aug.
i6, 1776, and as he is not mentioned by his father in his
will in 1782, it is presumed he was killed in battle or died
from the effects of the exposure of his life in camp.




c David McKinney, third son of Joseph MacKenzie,
was born in 1746, near Newburg, Hopewell township,
Cumberland Co., Penna., died March 19, 1819; mar-
ried about 1785 Jennet Smith, born 1752, died April 11,
1843, aged ninety years, and is buried beside her husband
in Hanna's graveyard. She w^as a daughter of Abraham
Smith, whose father John Smith came from Ireland at an
early date, settled in Chester Co., Penna., where he
died. His son Abraham Smith married Ann Wilson
and came to Cumberland Co., Penna. He had ten
children : Jennet, John, Joseph, Abram, Isaac, Jacob, Susan
Ann, James, Samuel, Wilson, eight of whom married. Jen-
net was marrried at 33 years of age, and rode horseback
at ninety ; in all respects a superior woman, Joseph Mac-
Kenzie owned four hundred acres of land which he divided
between his two sons, Thomas receiving the eastern side of
the plantation, David the western side. They were married
before the death of their father and built houses on the es-
tate prior to his decease. To each he bequeathed that por-
tion of the homestead land on which he was then livinsf.

Like his brother, David McKinney was given all the ad-
vantages afforded the early settler, when the Indian question
was the darkest problem of the age, and the county wrung
with sorrow and distress, following their cruel invasions.
He was strong and brave, full of vigor that makes sturdy
manhood. In him was fully developed the piety of his Cov-
enanter ancestors, with all the firm, zealous earnestness of
the Scotch-Irish. He was a member of the Middle Spring
Presbyterian church, and one of its most influential adher-
ents. When the Conodoguinet creek was impassable because


of high water, he gathered his Httle family about him on
the Sabbath day, and instructed them, setting; before them
a worthy example. He was a wise disciplinarian, and
taught his children the elements of courtesy, hospitality and
all that serves to establish a generation of cultured men and
women. He rigidly enforced the laws of his home, yet
yielded the absolute control of his sons and daughters to the
discretion of his gentle wife. The log house he erected was
replaced by a stone dwelling for which his sons hauled the
stone, and made it substantial, with all the conveniences of
the home of a hundred years ago, within three miles of New-
burg. His farm was not divided until after the death of
his son Joseph, when the land which had accumulated to
the number of upwards' of five hundred acres, was distrib-
uted to his heirs. His son Abraham Smith McKinney and
his daughter Ann McKinney received the mansion farm
house and surrounding land. The children of his son Joseph
McKinney received 1 68 acres and another house on the same
farm. Its fertile fields stretch along the northern side of the
valley, almost touching the foot of the mountain, yet the
name of McKinney is extinct in that section of the country.
A post office by the name of "McKinney" has recently been
located in the vicinity of the old horriestead, to perpetuate the
well known title of the family.

Issue :

2. i. JOSEPH McKINNEY, 1). 1787; m, Janet McCammon.
ii. ANN McKINNEY, b. 1789, d. Apr. 21, 1868 at Peoria,

111., where she made her home with her nephew
David McKinney.

3. iii. ABRAHAM SMITH McKINNEY, h. June 12, 1791; m.

Margaret Reynolds.

n. Joseph McKinney'^ (David McKinney-, Joseph Mac-
Kenzie^) was born 1787 near Newburg, Cumberland Co.,
Penna. ; m., 1829, Janet McCammon, b. near Stras-
burg, Penna., d., 1885, in Missouri while visiting her
son Erastus, daughter of Samuel McCammon, whose chil-
dren scattered to different parts of Pennsylvania and In-
diana. Joseph McKinney was six feet in height, with the
slender, erect physique of the men of the MacKenzie clan,
kind and gentle of speech, reserved in manner, given to hos-
pitality, and enjoyed the esteem of many friends. He and


his wife were members of the Middle Spring Presbyterian

i. HADESSAH JANE McKINNEY, b. Oct. 15, 1830, d.
Mar. 28, 1889, at Lacon, 111.; m. Dec. 23, 1856, Piiilip
Long, b. Oct. 12, 1829, in Franklin Co., Penna.
After their marriage they lived a few years in Cum-
berland Co., Penna., and removed to Fairfield
Iowa. In a short time they returned to Pennsylvania.
In 1869 they went west again and settled at Lacon,
in 1892 removed to Peoria, 111., where they have since
resided. To Philip Long and Hadessah Jane McKin-
ney Long were born six children:

i. JOSEPH McKINNEY LONG, b. May 27, 1857, d.
Nov. 1899; m. Cappie Orr. He was engaged in
the railroad business at St. Louis, Mo. To Jo-
seph McKinney Long and Cappie Orr Long was
born one child :
i. CHARLES ORR LONG, b. 1883.
ii. DAVID SHOEMAKER LONG, b. Apr, 30 1861; m.
May 5, 1887, Olive Wing Grieves, b. July 11,
1864, at Troy, N. Y. He was engaged in the
dry goods business at Lacon, 111., until 1890,
when he removed to Peoria, 111., and is in the
manufacturing business.
iii. ABRAHAM SMITH LONG, b. Fe-b. 1864, d. Aug.

iv. JENNIE LONG, twin, b. Aug 22, 1866.
V. Infant, twin, b. Aug. 22, 1866, d. young.
vl. PHILIP NELSON LONG, b. June 1, 1871, d. Oct.
20, 1871.
ii. ERASTUS McKINNEY, b. 1832; m. Nov. 26, 1857, Mary
Ann Stover, lived after marriage near Newburg, Pen-
na., until 1877, when they removed to the state of
Missouri, near Springfield. To Erastus McKinney and
Mary Ann Stover McKinney were born four children:
i. HADESSAH McKINNEY, b. 1865.
ii. ABNER SMITH McKINNEY, b. Jan. 1869, d. Aug.

12, 1870.
iv. ANNA GRIER McKINNEY, b. 1874.
*4ii. DAVID McKINNEY, b. 1835, killed during the War of
the Rebellion.
iv. SAMUEL D. McKINNEY, b. Oct. 26, 1838; m. Apr. 12,
1860, Harriett Ann McCullough, b. Oct. 9, 1833, d. Aug.
30, 1891, daughter of David W. McCullough and Betsy
Coyle McCullough. In 1856 he removed with his
mother, from their farm to Roxbury, Penna., remained
two years, spent several years at Huntsdale, Penna.,
-where he was married, later lived near Newville, Pen-


na and continued his mercantile pursuits at Mercers-
burg, Penna., Greencastle, Penna., and Williamsport,
Md. ' To Samuel D. McKinney and Harriett Ann
McCuliough were born ini-ee ciiildren:
i. DAVID ARTHUR AIcKINNEY, b. June 18, 1861;
m. Dec. 24, 1883, Alice Jane Reed, b. Apr. J,
1865, at Guthrie Center, Iowa. To David Arthur
McKinney and Alice Jane Reed McKinney were
born three children:


25, 1890.

Oct. 18, 1891.
iii. PHILIP DONALD McKINNEY, b. Mar. 19,
ii. ANNIE LYDE McKINNEY, b. Mar. 24, 1865; m.
Dec. 2, 1881, Simon Cameron Jordan, b. Feb. 21,
1864, at Walnut Hills, Penna., son of Edward
Crouch Jordan and Annie E. Sanderson Jordan,
educated at Mercersburg, Penna., in politics a
Republican, resides at Shippensburg, Penna.
To Simon Cameron Jordan and Annie Lyde
McKinney Jordan were born six children:
i. ETHEL D. JORDAN, b. Feb. 8, 1883, d. July

0, 1885.
ii. MARY COYLE JORDAN, b. June 25, 1886.





20, 1902.


1875; m. Aug. 16 1894, William Cassidy Kreps,

b. May 27, 1853, at Greencastle, Penna., d. Feb.

12, 1902, at Greencastle, son of William Kreps

and S'arah Eachus Kreps. He studied law,

'was' a shrewd politician, was twice elected by

the Republican party to the Legislature, was

interested in the insurance business, and is

buried at Greencastle. To William Cassidy

Kreps and Elizabeth Craig McKinney Kreps

were born four children:



iii. CATHARINE KREPS, d. in infancy.



III. Abraham Smith McKinney^ (David McKinney-,
Joseph MacKenzie^) was born June I2, 1791, near New-
burg, Cumberland Co., Penna., died October 28, 1872, at
Peoria, 111. ; married October 27, 1828, by Rev. John
Moody, D. D., pastor of the Middle Spring Presbyterian
church, Margaret Reynolds, born December 4, 1801, at
Roxbury. Franklin Co., Penna., died August 20, 1886,
at Peoria, 111. She was a granddaughter of William
Reynolds and Margaret Williamson Reynolds who lived at
Roxbury, and had three children, one of whom William
Reynolds married Elizabeth Maclay and had nine children,
Eleanor married Alexander Plumer, William married Rose
Ewell, John married Sarah Cooper, Margaret married
Abraham Smith McKinney, Charles married Jane Nevin,
Hugh Williamson married Margaretta McCulloch, Eliza-
beth, Nancy Jane and Mary Catharine. Abraham Smith
McKinney resided on the farm previously owned by his
father, until the year 1855 when, he removed to Shippens-
burg, in the same county. In 1856 he left Pennsylvania
and went to Peoria. During his residence near Newburg he
was engaged in the farming and tanning business. He was
a member of the Legislature, serving five years prior to 1844
as a representative from Cumberland county on the Demo-
cratic ticket. In his religious belief he was a Presbyterian,
and was a member and elder in the Middle Spring Presby-
terian church, under the ministries of Rev. John Moody,
D. D., and Rev. I. N. Hays, ordained December 30, 1849.
After his removal to Peoria he united with the First Pres-
byterian church and became an elder in it. He was a com-
missioner of the Presbytery of Peoria to the General Assem-
bly of the Presbyterian church, which met at New Orleans
just prior to the breaking out of the Rebellion. He was
deeply religious, devoted to his faith. He was a soldier in
the War of 1812, in the Tenth Regiment of Pennsylvania
Infantry, of which Joseph McKinney, his uncle, was captain.
He was a man of great force of character, capable, and pos-
sessed of an active mind. In business relations he was
always on the side of the right, and was strong in denun-
ciation of evil. His judgment was superior, and his counsel


sought by his friends. Dignified and reserved, he was cor-
dial in manner, and was gracious in his home. His wife
possessed an amiable, gentle disposition, kind and affec-
tionate, greatly beloved by her family and friends. She was
a loving mother, a devoted wife, and intensely interested in
all matters pertaining to her church and christian work.
She and her husband are buried at Peoria.


DAVID McKINNEY, b. Sept. 5, 1829, near Newburg,
Cumberland Co., Penna., d. Jan. 10, 1903, at Peoria,
111., where he lived since 1853 and is buried.
He received his early education in a country school
near his father's residence, where the pedagogue ruled
his scholars with a birchen rod. At twelve years of
age he commenced attending the High School in
Shippensburg, Penna., and afterwards the Classical
Academy in the same place, under the management
of S. D. French. At the age of seventeen years he
taught a country school in Franklin Co., Penna.,
for one term, receiving a salary of $13.00 per month
boarding himself. With this experience in teaching
he resumed his preparation for college, and studied
for several terms in the Chambersburg Academy, un-
der the direction of Van Lear Davis. In 1847 he en-
tered the Sophomore class in Washington and Jef-
ferson College, presided over by Dr. Robert J.
Breckenridge. He was graduated in 1849 in a class of
sixty members, and for several years taught in
Milnwood Academy at Shade Gap, Penna., associated
with Rev. James McGinness. Finding the confine-
ment of teaching too great, he resigned his position
and went west. He settled in Peoria, at that time,
1853, a town* of 5000 inhabitants. He engaged in the
lumber business, and continued the same until after
the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, when
he volunteered in the service of the army, and was
appointed quartermaster of the 77th Regiment, Illi-
nois Volunteers, afterwards promoted as captain and
assistant quartermaster U. S. Volunteer, mustered
out as such in 1866 at DeValls Bluff, Ark. He
was present at the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Port
Gibson, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, siege of
Vicksburg, Miss., Arkansas Post, Ark., also battles of
Mansfield and Alexandria La. After his return from
the army he engaged in the fire, marine and life in-
surance business for a few years, and later until
his death was a grain commission merchant, connect-
ed with the Board of Trade in the city of -Peoria,


then a place of 60,000 inhabitants. He was an alder-
man, served as a director and president of the Board
of Trade, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of
Peoria. In politics he was raised a Democrat, but
during the war became a Republican. He was six
feet in height, weighed two hundred pounds, a fine
specimen of manhood, physically and mentally. He
was a member of the First Presbyterian church of
Peoria, and since 1873 an elder in the same,
ii. WILLIAM REYNOLDS McKINNEY, b. Jan. 18, 1831,
near Newburg, Cumberland Co., Penna., d. Jan. 1,
lii. JEANETTE SMITH McKINNEY, b. Nov. 19, 1832, near

Newburg, Cumberland Co., Penna., d. June 7, 1901.
iv. ABRAHAM SMITH McKINNEY, b. Oct. 12, 1834, near
Newburg, Cumberland Co., Penna.; m. at Elm-
wood, 111., June 18, 1861, Frances Adelaide Ab-
bott, b. Jan. 30, 1842, at Vernon, Conn., daugh-
ter of Bela Abbott and Fidelia Abbott. After com-
pleting his early education in Cumberland county,
Abraham Smith McKinney went to Canonsburg,
Penna., and was graduated from Washington and
Jefferson College in the class of 1855. From 1855 to
1856 he taught school in Louisiana. In 1856 he began
his active business career in the lumber trade at
Elmwood, where he remained eight years. He then
removed to El Paso, 111., where he has lived for
thirty-six years. He has been president of the First
National Bank for twenty-one years, a member of
the school board for twenty-five years, and has been
interested in various enterprises in the city in which
he resides. For more than thirty years he has been
an elder in the El Paso Presbyterian church, of which
the members of his family are adherents, and has
twice represented the Bloomington Presbytery in the
General Assembly. He has proved himself one of
the most competent business men of his city, and has
contributed largely to its success and growth. In
politics he is a Republican. To Abraham Smith
McKinney and Frances Adelaide Abbott McKinney
were born eight children:

i. ANNA FIDELIA McKINNEY b. Oct. 19, 1862;
m; June 14, 1887, Robert Armstrong Kirkpat-
rick, of Braddock, Penna., b. July 11, 1861, d.
Nov. 30, 1888. To Robert Armstrong Kirkpat-
rick and Anna Fidelia McKinney Kirkpatrick
was born one child:

b. Mav 26, 1889. d. Dec. 18. 1890.
12, 1866; m. June 29, 1899, Charles F. HiiBted,


of LeRoy, N. Y., a commercial traveler, reside
at Peoria, 111.
iii. ABBOTT McKINNEY, b. Oct. 19, 1868, manager
of the Sunset Door and Sash. Company at Stock-
ton, Gal.
iv. WILLIAM SMITH McKINNEY, b. Dec. 12, 1871;
m. Oct. 8, 1902, Susan I. Lammers, of Titus-
ville, Penna. He is purchasing agent for the
Missouri Lumber and Land Exchange Company,
resides at Kansas City, Mo. To William Smith
McKinney and Susan I. Lammers McKinney was
born one child:

Nov. 18, 1903.
1874; m. June 18, 1902, Eugene M. Hodgson, of
El Paso, 111., b. May 16, 1872, a pharmacist at
Minonk, 111. To Eugene M. Hodgson and Ade-
laide Abbott McKinney Hodgson was born one
i ■' child:

27, 1903.
vi. JOHN REYNOLDS McKINNEY, b. Aug. 31, 1876.
1879; m. Jan. 28, 1904, Henry C. Cook of High-
land, Fla., superintendent of a gold mining com-
I)a.ny at Deadwood, Dak.
viii. GERTRUDE HUNT McKINNEY, b. Feb. 26, 1882.

V. ELIZABETH MACLAY McKINNEY, b. Sept. 15, 1836,
near Newburg, Cumberland Co., Penna., resides at
Peoria 111.
vi. WILLIAM REYNOLDS McKINNEY, b, Dec. 29, 1838,
near Newburg, Cumberland Co., Penna., d. July 25,
vii. ANNA McKINNEY, b. Aug. 12, 1840, near Newburg,
Cumberland Co., Penna.; m. Sept. 17. 1863,
General David Perkins Grier, b. Dec. 26, 1836,
at Danville, Penna., d. Apr. 21, 1891, at St. Louis,
Mo. In the early days of the Rebellion, he
mustered a company at Elmwood, 111., of which
he was made captain, and tendered its services^ to the
Union. They marchedi to St. Louis, and in June, 1861,
were organized into Company G, of the 8th Infantry,
Missouri Volunteers, and as such, participated in the
campaigns against Fort Henry, Donelson, Shiloh and
Corinth. In August, 1862, Captain Grier was re-
claimed by the state of Illinois, and commissioned
colonel of the 77th Infantry Illinois Volunteers. Dur-
ing the entire Vicksburg campaign he served his
country valiantly, and commanded his brigade dur-
ing a part of the siege. In November, 1863, he com-


manded the 2d Brigade of the 4th Division of the 13th
Army Corps. In March, 1865, he received hig com-
mission of Brigadier General, by brevet, for faithful
and efficient service, assigned to the command of the
1st Brigade of the 3d Division of the 13th Army Corps
under General Canby, which he commanded during
the campaigns around and against Mobile. Later he
was assigned command of the 3d Division of the 13th
Army Corps, of which he was in command until he
was mustered out of service on July 10, 1865. He was
a soldier of eminent ability, a considerate skillful

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