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Pvt John Vardeman McKinney
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1822
Wayne County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1882
Polk County
Missouri, USA

Son of William Franklin McKinney and Mary "Polly" Boone of Andrew Co., MO.

John was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

He first married Rachael L. Payne on Dec. 9, 1841, in Wayne Co., KY. She was a daughter of John Wilson Payne and Agness Payne.

Mary Agnes McKinney (Rev. Gideon Higginbotham)
Katherine Margaret McKinney (infant buried in Wayne Co., KY)
Pvt. William Franklin McKinney II
Martha Elizabeth McKinney (Loften Chappel)
Sarah Catherine McKinney (Albert Fillmore McColm)
James Hardin McKinney about 1854
*John Gant McKinney Oct. 15, 1855-Oct. 6, 1929 in Shreveport hospital in Vivian, LA (1m. Nov. 19, 1882-Eliza Bell Payne in Rockwall Co., TX) (2m. Mar. 11, 1906-Lucy E. Martin b. 1878 GA)
Charles Stephen McKinney
Lucinda Jane "Lucy" McKinney (Nathan Taylor)
Almira E. McKinney (infant)

*Eliza Bell Payne (1866-1905) was a daughter of John Veach Payne and Elizabeth Jimmerson Clark of Rockwall Co., TX. (Find a Grave)

(Judy McKinney of Halfway, MO)
They migrated to Polk Co., MO, to be near John's uncle, James Rane McKinney, and wife, Elizabeth Hutcheson Payne, who was also Rachel's aunt.

He was described in his Civil War papers as a farmer, 5'10" tall, dark hair and dark complexion, with blue eyes.

John was a Private in Company C, Confederate Army, Aug. 17, 1862-1865, Hunter's Battalion Missouri Infantry, name changed to the 8th Regiment Missouri Infantry, then 11th Regiment Missouri Infantry. He was a prisoner July 4, 1863, Helena, AR, later Alton Prison, Alton, IL, released in 1865.

Along with other prisoners, he objected to being returned to the Confederate Army, and took the Oath of Allegiance to the North. March 17, 1865, he enlisted in the Union Army, and was discharged Nov. 20, 1865.

He second married Mrs. Martha Carolyn Moore on Jan. 27, 1870, officiated by Joseph Ragan Callaway, MG, in Polk Co., MO.

Edwin Elias McKinney 1871-1910 (Zenora B. Smith)
Jason Hardin McKinney 1873-1923 Kaufman Co., TX (Saphroia B. "Fronie" Ward)
Emma Lee McKinney about 1876 (m. Mar. 14, 1894-Wade W. Devin-divorced)

Martha's known Moore children:
Franklin Moore about 1857 MI
George A. Moore about 1868 MO

He third married Mrs. Hannah Corn (James) Taylor on March 6, 1881, in Polk Co., MO. John's daughter, Lucinda Jane "Lucy," married Hannah's son, Nathan Taylor.

His grave is on private land, unmaintained, but recorded in the 1970s.

Grave marker photo taken by Judy McKinney.

Note: John's date of death was incorrectly recorded as "1822," the same year he was born, in the Cemetery Directory of Polk County, Missouri, compiled and published by The Historical Society of Polk County, Missouri, Inc. Bolivar, Missouri, August, 1979.
Family links: 
  William Franklin McKinney (1800 - 1871)
  Mary A. Boone McKinney (1801 - 1886)
  Rachael L. Payne McKinney (1822 - 1868)
  Hannah Corn McKinney (1833 - 1910)
  Martha Carolyn McKinney (1839 - 1880)
  Mary Agnes McKinney Higginbotham (1842 - 1917)*
  William Franklin McKinney (1847 - 1913)*
  Martha Elizabeth McKinney Chappel (1849 - 1926)*
  Sarah Catherine McKinney McColm (1851 - 1908)*
  Charles S McKinney (1858 - 1918)*
  Lucinda Jane McKinney Montgomery (1859 - 1940)*
  Almira E. McKinney (1861 - 1864)*
  Edwin E McKinney (1871 - 1910)*
  Jason Hardin McKinney (1873 - 1923)*
  John Vardeman McKinney (1822 - 1882)
  Rane James McKinney (1828 - 1908)*
  Charles Boone McKinney (1829 - 1915)*
  William Franklin McKinney (1833 - 1918)*
  Martha Ann McKinney McKinney (1836 - 1917)*
  Stephen Challance McKinney (1839 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
"Weep not for me my kindred dear, I am not dead but sleepeth."

McKinney Cemetery
Polk County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Janet de la Peņa
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39159258
Pvt John Vardeman McKinney
Added by: Janet de la Peņa
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- carole taylor puntenney
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
My distant cousin. In honor of your military service, rest in peace.
- Larry
 Added: Feb. 1, 2012

- J H J
 Added: Jul. 28, 2011
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