Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all McKinleys in:
 • Cookeville City Cemetery
 • Cookeville
 • Putnam County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Sgt James Donald McKinley
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Jul. 21, 1831
Death: Aug. 5, 1919

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Sergeant (date unknown).
"F" Co. TN 16th Infantry

Additional Information:
Enlisted 6/9/61. On 8/61 roll is listed as sick since 8/3/61 and left behind. Deserted at Baldwin Miss. 6/3/62.
On 7/15/63 it is noted that "Gone to the North for protection-hope he will never return".

b. 21 July 1831, Jackson Co., TN d. 5 August 1919, Putnam Co., TN, md Sarah Frances "Fannie" (Maddux) McKinley, b. 3 January 1843, Jackson Co., TN d. 1 December 1919, Putnam Co., TN, d/o, Thomas Jefferson Maddux & Elizabeth "Betsey" James Garrett. James McDonald McKinley, s/o Matthew C. McKinley & Bettie "Billie" Sadler.

1. Matthew McKinley
2. Elizabeth N. "Bettie" McKinley Beasley
3. Lassie Dona McKinley Bigger Ragland
4. Mary Tennessee McKinley
5. Margaret Lena McKinley Nabors
6. Mable Vallie McKinley Williams

DC#450, Putnam Co., TN, J. D. McKinley. Cause of death: Lobar pneumonia. Attest: Matt McKinley, Cookeville. Undertaker: Jere Whitson Hardware. Father: Matthew McKinley. Mother: Bettie Sadler.

Putnam Herald August 1919

J. D. McKinley -- J. D. McKinley, one of the best known and most estimable men of this section, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, 1919, at his home on Washington Avenue and was buried in the City Cemetery Wenesday afternoon. Rev. J. A. Colle conducting the burial service. Mr. McKinley was born in Jackson county 88 years ago, and has since lived in White, Smith and Putnam counties. He was a Confederate soldier, serving the first two years of the war in McDearmon's company, Newman's regiment, and the last two in Forrest's regiment, where he was a recruiting officer and was forming a company of his own at the close of the war. During the war he married Miss Sara Francis Maddux, who now survives him. For many years he was a well known trader and cotton buyer between Nashville and New Orleans. He leaves one son, Matt, and the following daughters, Mrs. John Ragland, Mrs. Chas. Williams, Misses Tommie and Margaret McKinley of Cookeville, and Mrs. W. A. Beasley of Jacksonville, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Verily a good man has gone from among us.

Family links: 
  Sarah Frances Maddux McKinley (1843 - 1919)*
  Matt Lee McKinley (1864 - 1933)*
  Betty Newton McKinley Beasley (1866 - 1957)*
  Lassie Donna McKinley Ragland (1869 - 1961)*
  Mary Tommie McKinley (1871 - 1948)*
  Margaret Lena McKinley (1874 - 1962)*
  Mable Vallie McKinley Williams (1880 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Cookeville City Cemetery
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18554996
Sgt James Donald McKinley
Added by: Norman Umfleet, SSgt, USAF Ret.
Sgt James Donald McKinley
Added by: Norman Umfleet, SSgt, USAF Ret.
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Darlene Brindley
 Added: Jul. 28, 2013

- Carolyn G.
 Added: Apr. 10, 2007

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service