North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1865|
He was born in 1794 in North Carolina. He moved to Fayette County, Indiana in it's early settlement, and after that to Rush County, Indiana teaching school in the latter county when a young man. He was married in 1819 to Mary Slatter, who had been born in South Carolina in 1799. Mr McKimmey resided during some years in Wayne and Henry counties, removing in 1839 to Wabash County, settling one mile south of Lincolville until his death in 1865. Mr. McKimmey and his family were (Hicksite) Friends, and he was a Republican, formly being a Whig. They had ten children, eight boys and two girls.
Source: 1884 History of Wabash County, Indiana
(From "History of Wabash County, Indiana" pub. 1884, pg. 336)
WILLIAM McKIMMEY was a Friend, who, having been a native-born son of the "Rip Van Winkle State" (North Carolina), thought there was more room for him and his in the great and boundless Northwest. He was born in 1794, moved to Fayette County, Ind., in its early settlement, and after that to Rush County, Indiana, teaching school in the latter county when a young man, and giving promise of active usefulness in his maturity of manhood. He was married in 1819 to Mary Slatter, who had been born in South Carolina in 1799. Mr. McKimmey resided during some years in Wayne and Henry Counties, Ind., removing in 1839 to Wabash County, in the same State, settling one mile south of Lincolnville, and residing in that vicinity until his death in 1865.
Mr. McKimmey and his family were (Hicksite) Friends, and he was a Republican, having been formerly a Whig. They had ten children, eight boys and two girls; all lived to be grown; nine have been married, and eight survive to this day. One of the two daughters is the worthy and respected wife of Jehu V. Straughn, who has long been and still is a leading citizen of Lincolnville, and a most estimable and valuable member of the body social and political. Mr. McKimmey was an active and intelligent man, a preacher among Friends, and highly respected and greatly esteemed by the community in general, and by his friends in particular. His aged widow is still living, residing near Lincolnville, being about eighty-four years of age.
Some of the settlers when Mr. McKimmey came in 1839 were James Grant, three miles west, who had come to Wabash two years before (1837); William T. Ross, three and one-half miles northwest, on Ross Run, 1835; John Fall, west of New Holland, 1837; Samuel Banthum, two miles north. There were no settlers east within the limits of Wabash County. In Huntington County there was the Jennings family, four miles east. The Satterthwaite family were five miles off. The first good mill was the one built in about 1845, by Minnick Brothers, at Dora, on the Salimony River. Mrs. Straughn, daughter of William McKimmey, was sent back to Wayne County to school at a private institution in Richmond.
Mary Slatter McKimmey (1799 - 1885)*
Nancy McKimmey Straughn (1826 - 1894)*
Isabelle McKimmey Thorne (1831 - 1907)*
James L. McKimmey (1833 - ____)*
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Record added: Apr 19, 2009
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