***MY Great, Great, Great Paternal Grandfather***
*NOTE* The 1870 census, which listed the following individuals, was the first census of the USA to list African Americans as free persons.
*My family was living in subdivision Beat 1, Washington, TX*
-Parents:(*Great, Great, Great Grandparents)
Syurese(sp) McKinney b. 1836, GA
Jane McKinney b. 1841, GA
-Rube McKinney (son) b 1855, MS
-Eliza McKinney- Williams (daughter) b. 1857, MS
-Ran McKinney (son) b. 1858, MS
-Lebe McKinney (son) b. 1860, MS
-Doc McKinney (son) b. 1862, MS
-Rev Van H. McKinney (son) b. 1863, MS *one of the first Printers of Texas.
The 1880 census listed the following individuals living in Walton, Labette, Kansas:
-Eliza McKinney *Mother of:
Veatress(sp) *Beatrice* Foster b.1877, Washington, TX
Charles Foster b. 1879, Washington, TX
*Eliza had married Jeff Foster in Washington county, 21 November 1878. She had moved to Kansas with her parents and children. Unknown at this time (2013) what had happended to Jeff Foster or their marriage.
-Mary S. McKinney-Loyd b.approx 1864 in Washington county, TX.
-Squire McKinney b.1874, in Washington county, TX.
-John McKinney b. 1866, in Washington county, TX.
*NOTE* Van H. McKinney was also living in Kansas, but in Parson county, about 16miles away from Walton, listed as a day laborer, both his parents were listed as being born in GA.
-Ran McKinney was NOT LISTED, but was accounted for on the birth listings of Roger and Frank (sons) Mckinney birth records for Washington county, TX, which was 1882 & 1886 respectfully).
**Reseach is ongoing for the other siblings, their children, marriages etc.
***NON-CONFIRMED, CHRONOLOGICAL EXODUS OF MY MCKINNEY ANCESTORS*** However, it CAN explain their different locations from 1870 to 1900.
*EXODUS FROM TEXAS TO KANSAS, ONE POSSIBLE REASON:
-Considering the treatment of blacks at that time, and most importantly the devastating outbreak of yellow fever and the consequences of vial contact, my grandfather may have chosen to move the family for that reason and possibly others.
"In the fall of 1879 the exodus began, and hundreds of colored people principally from Texas; and TN, and also many other parts of the south, arrived in the county Chetopa, Oswego, and Parsons, were almost overrun by them. Their coming was unexpected, and no provisions for their care or comfort had been made...during the next year or two others came in, until the number of colored people formed quite a large percentage of the population of the cities named."
*Transcribed from "history of Labette County, Kansas and it representative citizen, ed and comp. by Hon. Nelso Case. Published by biological Publishing CO. Chicago, Ill. 1901.
Note- Many of the African Americans who had made the migration to Kansas, did not find the region to be as accomodating as they were originally believe and many of them had return to TX after a couple of years.
Jane McKinney (1841 - ____)
Ran McKinney (1858 - ____)*
Eliza McKinney Foster-Williams (1865 - 1935)*
Van H. McKinney (1865 - 1928)*
John McKinney (1866 - 1937)*
Mary S McKinney Loyd (1870 - 1936)*
Created by: Always lovingly honored ...
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
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