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George H McKinney
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1818
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1899
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA

George H. McKinney married Hannah Paxton
1 January 1845
George H., age 32, born KY
Anna M., age 32, born KY
Jos. P., age 4
Arch A., age 10/12
The editor attended the funeral of Capt. George H. McKinney at Stanford Tuesday. Capt. McKinney was quartermaster on Gen. Landram's regiment, the 19th Ky. during the civil war.

Capt. George H. McKinney died at Stanford Sunday night, after a continued illness. He was in his 81st year and had resided in Lincoln all his life. Captain McKinney was a man outspoken in his beliefs and stood nobly for whatever he believed to be right. He never shirked a duty and always stood ready to aid and assist a friend. A large concourse of friends attended his funeral, which was held at the residence of his son, A. A. McKinney, in Stanford Tuesday. The following is taken from the Stanford Journal:
Capt. Geo. H. McKinney was born in this county Jan. 31, 1818. With the exception of the time he served in the civil war all his busy life was spent here, where he made and maintained a reputation for sterling honesty and uprightness. He was instrumental in raising a company for the Mexican war, but being elected about that time to the Legislature, he was prevailed on to stay at home by his brother-in-law James Paxton, who wished to go in his stead. Previous to the civil war he was elected circuit clerk of this county, but resigned to become quartermaster in Col. Landram's regiment the 19th Kentucky Infantry, afterwards being promoted to division quartemaster. After the war he was traveling passenger agent for the Vandalia lines and continued to serve those roads as long as he was able to get about well. He was then given a position in the revenue service and of late years has been a pension agent. For sometime past he has been almost helpless and since September last, his son A. A. McKinney, with whom he lived, has had to be up with him every night, often for the greater part of it. After being unconscious for a day or two, he came to himself early Sunday morning and asked his son, W. G. McKinney, who had arrived from Montgomery, to divide his effects at his direction among his children. Later in the day Rev. J. B. Crough called and as his pastor, Rev. S. M. Rankin, ill, he asked him to preach his funeral discourse, from a certain chapter and the verse. In the afternoon he called the family about him and after offering a most fervent prayer, bade each of the children present good-bye and thanked them for their goodness to him, especially Mrs. A. A. McKinney, who he said was a kind, christian woman, and had been a real daughter to him. Then he said: "I am ready. Praise the Lord. I'm dying." He then relapsed into unconsciousness from which he never recovered.
Capt. McKinney married Miss Hannah Paxton, who was a step-sister and they lived happily together for 52 years when she was called to her reward. Six children were born to them, the two mentioned, Mrs. Wm. Royston, of Garrard, and Supt. James I. McKinney, of the L. & N., with headquarters at Montgomery, surviving. Capt. McKinney was a member of the Presbyterian church for years and died firm in the faith.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library) 
Family links: 
  Pantha Huston Paxton (1789 - 1870)
  Hannah M Paxton McKinney (1818 - 1895)
  Joseph P McKinney (1846 - 1885)*
  Archibald A McKinney (1849 - 1926)*
  Annie McKinney Royston (1854 - 1901)*
  William G McKinney (1857 - 1919)*
  Panthea McKinney Walton (1860 - 1889)*
  George H McKinney (1818 - 1899)
  Anna Elizabeth Paxton Burton (1838 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section 2
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Nov 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81020081
George H McKinney
Added by: Marvin & Samme Templin
George H McKinney
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- Joyce Tinsley
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- Joyce Tinsley
 Added: Nov. 26, 2011

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