McKINNEY FAMILY HISTORY
The following article is a copy of a document found in a cedar chest given to Doris (McKinney) Ryon by her mother Viola (Murphy) McKinney in 1969. Doris remembers when her dad (Ralph Henry McKinney) received this document from his brother Doyle Caraway McKinney who obtained the information as remembered and told by relatives in the Carolinas. Doyle traveled to the Old John McKinney family area north of Chesnee, SC (actually in Rutherford Co, North Carolina) several times while in the service in 1941 and in later years with his wife Faye, brother Royce Edgar McKinney and his wife Zelma. Additional research by James and Betty (McKinney) Taylor revealed historical information not mentioned in the original document (next two pages). The family tree starting on page 3 will reflect additional information taken from computer geneology searches and World Family Tree records that do not always agree with the original document which was dictated from memory. Of interest to historians and the TX branch of the McKinney Clan is that a Robert M. McKinney from Ireland died defending the Alamo March 6, 1836.
ANCESTORY OF THE McKINNEYS
DICTATED BY VIRGIL McKINNEY AND WRITTEN BY W.C. McKINNEY
The McKinneys were Scotch-Irish. Tradition says that three brothers came across to this country from Scotland, England or Ireland. We do not know the date when they came. (Came over in 1667 or 1668)
John McKinney came from New Jersey to Bullocks Creek in York Co. He came from there to Broad River and settled about two miles above the mouth of McKinney's Creek in 1775. He died in 1808, or was killed by a horse rearing up and falling back on him. He was buried at the old burying ground two miles above the mouth of McKinney's Creek.
John was married when he came here. We do not know who his wife was. He had five boys: Jim, John, Henry, William and George and four girls: Didamie, Sallie and two we do not know. One of them married a Gore and the other a Bedford. Didamie married a Simmons and Sallie a Camp. Of the boys we do not know who Jim married, but he had one son, Alfred, who married a Moreland (sister to W. C. McKinney's grandmother Thorn). Jim drank whiskey and went crazy. He dressed himself with flowing ribbons and wanted to preach, but when he quit drinking he became better, sold his property, and moved to Mississippi and died there. John, the second son of old John McKinney, went to Missouri and that's all we know of him.
Henry, the third son, broke himself up betting on a fine horse. He owned a little place one mile southeast from the mouth of McKinney's Creek. He lived, died and was buried on that place. His widow and some of the children went to Georgia. He had a son, Henry, that settled on Buck Creek who was the father of Martin and Billie McKinney.
William I, the fourth son, was married twice. His first wife was a Hampton. The children from this marriage were Johanathan, Jane, and Betsy. His second wife was Nancy Miller and their children were Chesterfield, Jason, Miller, Louisa, Mary, William II, Jubilee and Rudisil. Johnathan married a Smith of Smith's Ford on Broad River. They had three boys and one girl, whose name was Sallie. The boys were Chesterfield (called Ches), Hamp and Jeffries. The family moved to Holly Springs, Mississippi, where Johnathan died. His widow married again. It is said that his stepfather was so cruel to Ches, her oldest boy, that his mother, when he was only twelve years old, put him on a horse and sent him alone back to South Carolina to her people. He said that he rode so hard the first day that the horse died so he walked and begged rides the rest of the way until he reached his destination. He lived with the Smiths, his mother's brother, and fell in love with his cousin, Dorkas Smith, but as she loved another, he never married. Jane married her first cousin Jim McKinney who was a son of George McKinney. They went to Holly Springs, MS We do not know how many children they had, but they had one called Devil Jim who visited in this section of the country. It is said that one time he visited Miller McKinney, who had several cowhides in the process of tanning. One of these hides was stolen and the thief was traced by the ooze from the hide to his home. Devil Jim helped play detective and engaged in a violet flirtation with the lady of the house (Billie Henderson) while the others searched for the hide. Miller and his son Tom played their parts by going to a fortune tellar (Henry Robbins) who consoled them by telling them that more than one was connected with the stealing. The hide was finally found whether through the fortune tellar or the efforts of Devil Jim, tradition sayeth not.
Betsy, daughter of William I, married Willis or John Bradley of Rutherfordton, NC They had one son, John.
Chesterfield, son of William I, married Lucinda Meek of York Co and moved to Holly Springs, MS Jason married Mary Moreland. Their children are Nancy, who married Dr. Edgerton and lived and died in Spartanburg, SC, Sallie who married a Taylor and went west, probably Texas, Jane who married a Patterson and lived at Greer, SC, Lucinda who married Rev. Belk and lived at the old Jason McKinney place, Lizzie who married Squire Parker first and then after his death married Captain Yeager of Texas, Emily and William (Bud) who died single, Laura married John Abrams, Malina died single.
Miller, fourth son of William McKinney I married Mary Camp. Their children were Thomas, Nancy, Joseph, Jim, Mary, Sue and John. Thomas married twice, his first wife being Louise Adeline Thorne. Their children were Edgar, who married Belle Scott, Joseph Vert (J. V.) , who married Molly Caraway of Texas first and then May Belle Brown of Texas, Nellie who married Whitney (Kroll or Brell), Will C. who married Clara McKinney. Mary Sue who married Jim Hollifield. Corrie Ellen who first married Claud Crawford and then B. T. (Theodore) Hicks, Tom who married Lillian Hollifield, Sallie who married Will Crawford and Alphonzo who married Naomi Horton. Thomas McKinney's second wife was Mary Purchase Thorne and his children by her were Beulah who married Clyde Hollifield and Eula who married Ralph Hord.
Nancy, daughter of Miller McKinney, married William Wilkins. Their children were Jesse, Samie, Will, Annie and Beatrice (Bee).
Joseph, son of Miller McKinney, married Martha (Kitt) Foster and their children were Carrie, who married Keasler C. Tanner, Miller II who married Nannie Dodd, Foster who late in life married Dalla Cole and Mattie who married Tom Crawford.
Jim, son of Miller McKinney married Ellen Whitesides. Their children were George who married Belle Logan and Annie Lee who married Judson Walker. Mary and Sue, daughters of Miller McKinney, died unmarried.
John, son of Miller McKinney, married Minnie Owens. They had one child, Mary Willie, who married Alton Hines.
Louisa McKinney, daughter of William McKinney I, married Jim Webster. Their children were William, Charles, Mary and Lizzie.
Mary McKinney, daughter of William McKinney I, married David Crawford. Their children were John who married Laura McKinney (daughter of Tom McKinney), Nancy who married William Wilkins, and Sallie who died unmarried.
William II, son of William McKinney I, married Louisa Camp. They had nine children: Virgil who married Mattie McKinney, William and Earnest who died single, Ella who married George O. Pike, Edgar who died when he was eight years old, Lou who married Jubilee Lovelace, Nan who married Zeno Hicks, Leila who married B. T. (Theodore) Hicks and Clara who married Will C. Mckinney.
Jubilee, son of William McKinney I, went to Mississippi and was murdered for his property. His murderers escaped punishment for lack of proof.
Rudisill, son of William McKinney I was killed by a runaway horse when he was just a young man, hardly grown.
George McKinney, youngest son of old John, married but we do not know his wife's name. He had two sons, Tom and Matt. Tom lived at McKinney's Bridge on Broad River and married Mary Ann Ford. Their children were Laura who married John Crawford, Mattie who married Virgil McKinney, Jennie who married Tuck McGraw and Mollie who married Gus Miller.
Matt, son of George McKinney, lived at what we call the old Tanner Place. He had one boy and one girl, Bol and Ann, I think their names were. When they were small or perhaps before Matt was married, he probably went west, for we know very little of him or his family.
JOHN Sr & JEAN McKinney
JOHN McKinney Sr B. c.1740 in PA d. 1804 Bur. Rutherford Co, NC
JEAN *Unknown B. c.1742 PA D. 1804, Bur. Rutherford Co, NC
M. ABT 1759
JAMES B. c.1760-1770 D. 1841, Bur. Rutherford Co, NC
JOHN Jr B.9/2/1760 in SC D. 1843 IL, Bur. Macoupin Co, IL
HENRY B.1761 in SC D. 1834, Bur. Rutherford Co, NC
GEORGE B. 11/27/1774 NC D. 8/2/1853, Bur. Rutherford Co, NC
DIDAMIE B. 1780 NC D. 1850-1856
SARAH "Sallie" B. 1770 D. 10/23/1857
JANE "Jennie" B. 1760-1770
MARY ANN B. 1755-1774
MARGARET B. 1760-1787
John McKinney Sr came down the old wagon road from PA to SC in 1760 living at Bullocks Creek in York Co before moving to Broad River in 1770 about two miles above the mouth of McKinney's Creek. Tyron Co, NC land warrants reflect records of John receiving 1600 acres of land between 6 April, 1770 and 19 January, 1773. This property is located north of Chesnee, SC across the NC border but south of Broad River between Poor's Ford and Island Ford. Court records indicate that John Sr was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Tryon Co in 1777 and 1778. John Sr and his militia accompanied Col. Andrew Hampton to Charleston for gunpowder during the Revolutionary War and John was given a pair of silver spurs by General Francis Marion for volunteer service during the war. John Sr was killed in 1804 when a horse reared up and fell back on him. His children and grandchildren were each willed 400 acres of land in his will. He was buried in the old burial ground (McKinney Cemetery) two miles above the mouth of McKinney's Creek in Rutherford Co, NC. John Sr was married when he came to NC and his wife's name was Jean. James' wife is unknown but they had two children: Alfred and one name unknown. John Jr was born in Camden, York Co, SC married Catherine Eaves and had seven children: Jefferson, Diane, Susan, Mary, Jubilee Lafayette, Hampton and Nancy E. Henry first married Mary Robbins 3/18/1788 and they had six children: Harry, Henry, Whitlock and three names unknown. Henry later married Nancy Robbins and they had eight children names unknown. William I (see breakout in family tree) George first married Martha Miller 3/20/1797 and they had eight children: Mary Watson, James Milton, Nancy Miller, Jane Miller, Elizabeth, John Madison, Thomas and George Walker. George later married Mira McDowell and had at least two children: Martin and Billie. George's son Thomas and wife Mary A are buried along with two infants W.T. and Mary L. (probably their great grandchildren) in a McKinney Family Cemetery listed in the NC Cemetery index. Didamie married Charles Simmons 2/1/1807 and they had no known children. Sarah "Sallie" first married Daniel Camp and they had seven children: William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Lydia, Didamie, Margaret and Lewis. Sarah later married a Black but his first name and number of children (if any) is unknown. Jane married Thomas Gore but names of any children are unknown. Mary Ann married Jonas Bedford Jr but names of any children are unknown. Margaret married John Roberts but names of any children are unknown,
WILLIAM McKINNEY I son of John Sr and Jean McKinney (First Family)
B. 4/1770 in Rutherford Co, NC D. 12/17/1857 Spartanburg Co, SC
ELIZABETH HAMPTON daughter of Jonathan and Nancy (Walker) Hampton
B. 6/1788 in Rutherford Co, NC D. 11/1805 Spartanburg Co, SC
ELIZABETH "BETSY" B. 11/10/1805 in NC D. 12/12/1904 at Gilkey, NC
Jonathan married Rachael J. Smith and they had four children: Chesterfield, Hampton, Jefferie and Sallie. Jane married her first cousin James Milton McKinney 11/18/1824, moved to Holly Springs, MS and they had three children: James (Devil Jim), Doll and Ann. Elizabeth "Betsy" married Willis Bradley 12/2/1826 and they had two children: John and William McKinney.
Chesterfield married Lucinda Meek and moved to Holly Springs, MS no known children. Jason H. married Mary Moreland in 8/18/1835 and they had ten children: Nancy, Thadeus, Jane, Lucinda, Lizzie, Emily, William, Laura, Malinda and Sallie. J. Miller (See breakout in Family Tree). Margaret Louisa "Lou" married James Webster and they had four children: William, Charles, Mary and Lizzie. Mary married David M. Crawford and they had three children: Nancy, Sallie and John H. William Augusta married Louisa Maria Joshua Helen Camp 9/10/1849 and they had nine children: Ernest, Ella, Edgar, William, Louise, Nancy, Leila, Clara Mallory and Virgil. Jubilee went to AR where he was murdered. Rudisill was killed by a runaway horse while he was very young.
J. MILLER McKINNEY son of William and Nancy (Miller) McKinney
B. 4/8/1815 in Rutherford Co, NC, D. 4/8/1896 in Spartanburg, SC
Bur. Old McKinney Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC
MARY CARNEY ELIZABETH JACKSON CAMP, daughter of Joshua and Nancy (Gregory) Camp
B. 3/29/1817 in Rutherford Co, SC, D. 11/29/1895 in Chesnee, SC
Bur. Old McKinney Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC
Married: 9/2/1844 in Rutherford Co, NC
THOMAS JUBILEE (see breakout in Family Tree)
J. Miller and wife Mary are buried in the old McKinney Cemetery where old John is buried. Their graves are two of only three marked with headstones. J. Miller's tombstone reads: "Let us hold fast the promise of our faith - without him there is no tomorrow". Mary's tombstone reads: "In my father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you". The other marked grave is that of Nancy B. Wilkins (7/19/1847 -10/25/1878). Thomas Jubilee (see breakout in Family Tree). Nancy married William Wilkins and they had six children: Jessee, Mamie, Will, Annie, Beatrice and Maurice. Joseph married Martha (Kitt) Foster and they had four children: Carrie, Miller, Mattie and Foster. James "Jim" married Ellen Whitesides and they had two children: George and Anne Lee. Mary never married. Susan "Sue" never married. John married Minnie Owens and they had one child: Mary Willie. Name of the eighth child is unknown.
THOMAS JUBILEE McKINNEY son of Miller and Mary (Camp) McKinney (First Wife)
B. 8/18/1845 in NC, D. 2/28/28 at Chesnee, SC
Bur. Arrowwood Cemetery-Chesnee, SC
LOUISE ADILINE THORNE daughter of Edwin and Ann Garner (Moreland) Thorne
B. 12/13/1845 in Spartanburg Co, SC, D. 5/22/1898 at Chesnee, SC
Bur. Arrowwood Cemetery-Chesnee, SC
Children: Nine or ten?? Married: 12/24/1867
JAMES EDGAR B. 9/21/1868 in Cherokee, SC D. 9/7/1933 in Cherokee, SC
JOSEPH VERT (J.V.)
LIZZIE B. 2/5/1874 D. 8/17/1875
WILL C. B. 12/21/1875 D. 11/3/1954
SARA LOUISE "Sallie" B. 12/5/1884
CORRIE ELLEN B. 3/23/1880
THOMAS JUBILEE McKINNEY (Second Wife)
MARY PURCHASE THORNE daughter of William Taylor and Mary Berry (Turner) Thorne
B. 12/7/1858 in Spartanburg, SC D. 3/11/1949 in Chesnee, SC
BEULAH PURCHASE B. 3/10/1900
EULA LEE B. 5/31/1904
Beulah married Clyde Hollifield 11/23/1921 and is still alive (1997) living with her daughter Lois. Eula married Ralph Hoard in 1922 and is reported to still have children living in the Chesnee, SC area.
Records indicate that Thomas Jubilee served with the Confederancy (CSA) in the Company K, 9th Regiment, NC Troops during the Civil War. James Edgar was a Medical Doctor. He married Francis Mabel "Belle" Scott and they had five children: Byrd Agnes, Holroyd Scott, James Dwight, Virginia Louise and Miriam Ina. Joseph Vert (See breakout in Family Tree). Nellie married Whitney "Whitt" Ezell and they had two children: Maude and Beatrice. Will C. married Clara Mallory McKinney and they had two children: Ruth and Alleen. Tom married Lillian Hollifield and they had one known son Fae. Sara Louise "Sallie" married L. L. "Will" Crawford (or J. William Crawford). Ralph A. married Naomi Horton and had one known son Ralph. Mary Sue married Jim Hollifield and they had one known son Carl. Corrie Ellen married Claude Crawford and they had three children: Lionel, Mae and Helen. Lizzie is mentioned in Louise Adiline's last words to her family and is believed to be a daughter that lived about eighteen months. Jon D. Ayers received word from Beulah Hollifield that Lizzie was TJ & LA's firstborn that lived only a few months. She is buried in Arrowwood Cemetery-Chesnee, SC
NOTE: Doyle (J.V.'s 5th son) and wife Faye, Royce (J.V.'s second son) and wife Zelma visited kin in the Carolinas several times. Ralph McKinney son of Alphonzo McKinney (fourth son of Thomas McKinney) took them to the old McKinney Cemetery north of Chesnee, SC in Rutherford Co, NC where trees had grown into some headstones. Doyle and Faye were assisted in SC with their history research by Ralph (son of Alphonzo McKinney), Fae (son of Tom McKinney) and Rev Morris Hollifield (grandson of Jim Hollifield who married Mary Sue McKinney)
JOSEPH VERT McKINNEY son of Thomas Jubilee and Louise Adiline (Thorne) McKinney.
B. 2/22/1870 at Chesnee, SC D. 1/5/38 at Cannon, TX
MARY ELIZEBETH "Molly" CARAWAY daughter of W. G. and Elizabeth Caraway
Married: 11/4/1891 at RFD 1, Van Alstyne, TX
B. 9/10/1874 at Cannon, TX D. 11/20/26 at Cannon, TX
Bur. Cannon Cemetery-FM 121 east of Van Alstyme, TX
Mattie Lee B. 9/3/1892 (Chesnee, SC) D. 1/10/95 (Sherman, TX)
Married: Jessie Earl Burkett 5/2/12 D. 8/24/80 (Sherman, TX)
Bur. Both at Tom Bean Cemetery-Tom Bean, TX
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mary Elizabeth B. 10/2/1893 (Rt 1, Van Alstyne, TX) D. 8/15/84 (Rt 1,Van Alstyne, TX) Cordie Sloan Bur. Both at Pilot Grove Cemetery-FM 121 east of Van Alstyne, TX
JOSEPH VERT (J.V.) McKINNEY
MAY BELLE BROWN were married only lived together a short time. May Belle was not cut out to live on a farm so the marriage was terminated.
J. V. met and married Molly Caraway at Cannon, TX then returned with her to SC where Mattie Lee was born. They then returned to the Cannon community settling at the Emerson Farm and later at the Dumas Farm one mile north of the Cannon Community. They raised their family and farmed until J.V.'s death in 1938. After Molly passed away in 1926, J.V. married May Belle Brown but they only lived together for a short while. May Belle was not cut out to be a farmer's wife so the marriage was terminated. Molly's parents (W.G. and Elizabeth Caraway) are buried in Cannon Cemetery on FM 121 east of Van Alstyne, TX
Mattie Lee married Earl Burkett and they had one child named Jessie Dee.
Mary Elizabeth married Cordie Sloan and they had six children named C.B., Flora Lee, Ray D, Billy George, O.V. and Donald .
Willie Thomas married Beulah Fleeman and they had two children named J. W. and Billy Jean.
Eula Gertrude married Grover Hardin and they had two children named Jack and Verlie Geneva.
Lillie Myrtle married Roy Shelton and they had two children named Imogene and Billy Roy.
Royce Edgar & Zelma Hunter and they had two children named Margaret Helen and Harold.
RALPH HENRY married VIOLA MURPHY and they had ten children named Doris, Doyle, Betty, Mary, James, Noel, Lowell, Sammy, Nancy and Kenneth.
Manuel Dee married Myrtle Crawford (first marriage) and they had two children named Darrell Glen and Bobby Dee.
Manuel Dee married Emma Jean Hileman (second marriage) and they had one child named Harold Thomas. Harold Thomas was a well known reporter for the Texas Rangers until he died at age 31.
Daisy Belle married Otis Williams and they had two children named Lovelle and Jimmy Lou.
Doyle Caraway married Myrtle Scoggins (first marriage)and they had no children
Doyle Caraway married Faye Carter (second marriage) and they had no children
Anna Lou married Lloyd Lutrell (first marriage) and they had no children
Anna Lou married Porter Crockett (second marriage) and they had no children
NOTE: Most of the history of J.V. and Molly came from newspaper clippings, handwritten records kept by Viola (Murphy) McKinney (wife of Ralph, J.V.'s third son) and passed on to daughter Doris (McKinney) Ryon in 1969 and records kept by Doyle (J.V.'s fifth son) and Faye McKinney.
RALPH HENRY McKINNEY - Son of Joseph "J.V." and Mary "Molly" (Caraway) McKinney
B. 6/18/06 at Rose Hill Community-Whitewright, TX D. 9/18/70 at Sherman, TX
Bur. Oak Hill Cemetary-Whitewright, TX
VIOLA PARTHINA MURPHY daughter of Sherman Herschal and Edna (Marshall) Murphy
B. 5/23/10 at Whitewright, TX D. 12/11/95 at Whitewright, TX
Married: 7/29/25 at Whitewright, TX Children: Ten
Bur. Oak Hill Cemetery-Whitewright, TX
Doris Geneva B. 10/1/28 at Whitewright, TX
Doyle Woodrow B. 10/19/30 at Whitewright, TX
Betty Nell B. 10/3/32 at Whitewright, TX
Mary Edna B. 11/11/34 at Whitewright, TX
James Henry B. 6/10/37 at Whitewright, TX
Noel Dee (twin) B. 10/22/39 at Whitewright, TX
Lowell Lee (twin) B. 10/22/39 at Whitewright, TX
Sammy Wayne B. 7/16/44 at Whitewright, TX
Nancy Lou B. 9/21/47 at Whitewright, TX
Kenneth Ray B. 12/6/49 at Whitewright, TX
Ralph & Viola lived in the Cannon, Bethel, Kentucky Town, Pilot Grove, Porter and Rose Hill communites of Grayson Co, TX except when they moved to Smiley, TX in 1941 for a short time. Ralph worked at various farm jobs and as a carpenter when farm work was not avaiable. He also worked at Hardwick-Eter in Sherman. He traveled to west Texas several times to procure work. In 1931 they traveled to Missouri for a short stay. Both were very active in the Bethel Baptist Church and gave their children a christian home and training. Ralph and Viola are both buried in the family plot at Oak Hill Cemetary-Whitewright, TX. Doris Ryon (their oldest daughter) has the original family bible given to Ralph and Viola by Mr & Mrs J. V. McKinney on September 12, 1925. In this bible is a record of Viola joining the Rose Hill Baptist Church at age 15 on August 1, 1925 and was baptised August 5, 1925. Doris converted September 4, 1941 and was baptised September 14, 1941in Smiley, TX. D. W. was baptised in Pilot Grove creek July 25, 1943. Mary and Betty were baptised at the Bethel Church August 6, 1944. Jim joined the Bethel Church July 28, 1948 and was baptised August 1, 1948. Noel and Lowell were baptised at the Bethel Church in 1950.
Doris Geneva married Loren Paul Ryon and they had four children: Marsha, Garry , Mark and Steven.
Doyle Woodrow married Clarissa Louise Stout and they had three children: Michael, Patrick and Barbara.
Betty Nell married James Edgar Taylor and they had two children: Janice and James Jr.
Mary Edna married Harold Gene Word and they had four children: Donna, Larry, Cathy and Harold D.
James Henry married Wanda Sue Alexander and they had two children: Richard and Sharon.
Lowell Lee married Judy Kathryn Williams and they had two children: Glen and Sharon.
Lowell Lee later married Shirley Holder and no children were born from this marriage. Lowell Lee then married Patty Ann Lifford and no children were born from this marriage.
Noel Dee married Vivian Edna Morris and they had one child: Noel Jr "Butch". Noel Dee then married Linda Lucille Minton and they had three children: Ronette "Roni", Susan "Suzy", and Jerry.
Sammy Wayne married Barbara Jean Tackett and they had two children: Carl and Eric.
Sammy Wayne then married Blanca Martinez and no children were born from this marriage. Sammy Wayne then married Claudia O'Dell Wright and no children were born from this marriage.
Nancy Lou married John Cleve Gentry and they had three children: Danny, Melissa and Jamie.
Kenneth Ray married Sandra Diane Shepherd and they had two children: Amanda and Douglas.
DORIS GENEVA McKINNEY - Daughter of Ralph Henry and Viola Parthina (Murphy) McKinney B. 10/1/28 at Whitewright, TX
LOREN PAUL RYON son of Paul Henry & Genevieve (Goddard) Ryon
B. 8/4/30 at McKinney TX
Married: 12/17/50 at Durant, OK Children: Four
Marsha Lynn B. 3/14/52 at Oakland, CA
Garry Paul B. 9/11/55 at Austin, TX
Mark Alan B. 10/8/58 at Houston, TX
Steven Curtis B. 4/8/63 at Houston, TX.
Marsha Lynn married James Franklin Rogers 12/26/71 at Greenville, TX
B. 7/14/52 at Dallas or Paris, TX
James Paul B. 10/23/74 at Rapid City, SD
Bret Alan B. 2/26/77 at Greenville, TX
(Divorced June 13, 1980) .
Marsha Lynn married William Scott Bommer 6/6/86 at Victoria, TX B. 12/24/55 at Fort Worth, TX
Ryon William B. 5/6/87 at Victoria, TX .
Garry Paul married Lou Dena Jaggers 5/12/79 at Midland, TX B. 5/18/56 at Midland, TX
Billie Paul B. 5/1/83 at Midland, TX
Jeffery Jaggers B. 10/25/86 at Midland, TX
Kasey Elizabeth B. 7/13/89 at Midland, TX
Mark Alan married Lecia Annette Bagwell 7/20/79 at Farmersville, TX B. 12/23/58 at Farmersville, TX
Amanda Nicole B. 7/3/84 at Victoria, TX
Mark Alan married Gail Ann Williams Albright 9/2/89 at Victoria, TX B. 6/5/59 at Victoria, TX
Joshua Michael Holt B. 5/5/77 at Victoria, TX (Gail's son from prior marriage)
David Alan B. 10/14/92 at Victoria, TX .
Steven Curtis married Sandra Jean Roden 6/9/84 at Victoria, TX B. 7/26/66 at Victoria, TX
Sara Ann B. 10/6/86 at Victoria, TX
Cole Curtis B. 5/18/92 at Victoria, TX
Katy Lynn B. 10/8/94 at Victoria, TX .
Doris and Paul spent their first four years of marriage with Paul being in the service (Navy for seventeen months, then the remainer of time with the Fleet Marines as a Hospital Corpsman). Paul served as a Corpsman in Korea during the Korean War. In 1955 they moved to Austin, TX where Paul graduated from the University of Texas. The family has lived in Houston, Sherman, Greenville and Victoria. In 1963 Paul went to work as an accountant for Texoma Savings & Loan in Sherman. He remained in the banking business for thirty years serving as Comptroller, Vice President and Executive Vice President before retireing in 1993. Doris has been a "stay at home" mom except for about six months in CA where she operated the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital Beauty Shop. She has done volunteer work with many charity organizations including the Salvation Army. Doris has always been interested in and done all sorts of crafts. She has maintained a booth in a Victoria crafting mall for several years to market her crafts. Paul took up woodcarving after retirement and has progressed very rapididly. Both Doris and Paul belong to the Victoria Woodcarvers Guild where they help with classes on crafts (Doris) and woodcarving (Paul) for interested members. Paul also is a woodcarving instructor at local schools. Doris and Paul have been very active in the United Methodist Church most of their adult life.
DOYLE WOODROW McKINNEY son of Ralph Henry and Viola Parthina (Murphy) McKinney B. 10/19/30 at Whitewright, TX
CLARISSA LOUISE STOUT daughter of Houston Alfonso and Nellie Marie (Crawford) Stout B. 11/17/33 at Oklahoma City, OK
Married: 5/8/53 at Pilot Grove, Texas Children: Three
Michael Ray B. 1/15/54 at Tinker AFB-Oklahoma City, OK
Patrick Doyle B. 5/31/56 at South Ruislip AFB-London, England
Barbara Sue B. 7/30/59 at Sheppard AFB-Wichita Falls, TX
Michael Ray married Jane Jenkins Selby 5/24/74 at Wichita Falls, TX B. 12/18/56 at Foty Riley, KS
Crystal Sara B. 12/29/76 at Abilene, TX
Doyle (D.W.) has always been called "Brother" by all sisters and brothers. Doyle worked on various farms around Whitewright, TX until age 19 when he enlisted in the USAF and was sent to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX for basic training. After basic training he was assigned to Dental Services at Lackland AFB which led to his Dental Labratory training at Bethesda, MD in 1951. After completing his lab training he was assigned to the Dental Lab, Tinker AFB at Oklahoma City, OK where he met and married Clara on 5/8/53. Their son Michael was born at Tinker AFB hospital. In September, 1954 Doyle & Clara was assigned to Bushy Park Dental Lab outside London, England where their son Patrick was born. They returned to the USA in August 1957 being assigned to Lincoln AFB, NE for one year. They were then transferred to Sheppard AFB at Wichita Falls, TX where Barbara was born.. While at this assignment Doyle attended Advanced Dental Lab training at Montgomery, AL. After completion of this training he earned his Certification as a Dental Technician in 1964. In July, 1968 Doyle was assigned to Clark AFB in the Phillipines for two years and retired upon return to the USA settling in Wichita Falls, TX. Doyle then worked in a Dental Lab at Burkburnett, TX for 15 years and Clara worked as a Dental Assistant for 15 years. Both decided to retire so in November, 1985 Doyle and Clara moved to Lake Texoma near Nocona, TX. After one year of retirement Doyle drove a school bus for Prairie Valley ISD for nine years. After two years of retirement Clara returned to her old job as Dental Asst where she is still employed today (1997). Clara has been active in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensible) foe 13 years holding various offices. Doyle and Clara are members of the First Presbyterian Church at Nacona, TX. They recently moved back to Wichita Falls, TX where they currently reside. Mike is an aircraft mechanic for Federal Express in Memphis, TN. Pat contracts maintenance service on all ground equipment for UPS at the Memphis, TN Airport. Barbara works at a club in Wichita Falls, TX. Mike also served four years in military service.
Medical History: Clara's dad died of a heart attack June 2, 1964 at the age of 78. Clara's mother died of leukemia March 6, 1962 at the age of 69.
BETTY NELL McKINNEY - Daughter of Ralph Henry and Viola Parthina (Murphy) McKinney
B. 10/3/32 at Whitewright, TX
JAMES EDGAR TAYLOR Sr - Son of Edgar Marion and Mattie Marie (Sims) Taylor
Janice Marie married Jimmy Keith Paynter 5/19/72 at Killeen, TX, B. 7/20/50 in Hatcher, WV D. 8/15/80 at Fort Lewis, WA Bur. Green Lawn Cemetery (Veterans Section) Columbus, OH
David Keith B. 1/10/74 at Frankfurt, Germany
James spent his early years farming on Nuell Skaggs' farms around the Whitewright, TX community. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 15 and was stationed in Japan when the Korean War erupted. His unit was one of the first engaged in combat near the Kum River north of Taejon, Korea in early July, 1950. James was a mortar section leader with the weapons platoon, Fox Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. While directing mortar fire from his forward observer position he was seriously wounded on 16 July, 1950. He was air evacuated to Brooks General Hospital in San Antonio where he spent several months in the hospital. In 1951 while on break between enlistments Betty and James were married. They traveled to Big Delta, AK- Stuttgart, Germany - New Orleans, LA (where both children were born) and Killeen, TX while serving in the Army. James Sr also did a second unaccompanied tour to Korea and Germany before retiring in 1968. After military retirement James Sr worked for civil service at Fort Hood, TX as a Nuclear Weapons Electronics Specialist until his second retirement in 1973. James Sr passed the tests to earn a FCC General (First Class) Radio -Telephone License with Radar Endorsement so in 1975 Betty and James Sr opened a Citizen Band Radio Sales, Service & Repair Center on IH 35 in Belton, TX which they operated until both decided to retire for good December 31, 1990.
James Sr has been active in Scouting for over thirty years earning the Vigil honor and E. Urner Goodman Award in the Order of the Arrow. He was presented the Silver Beaver Award by the Heart O' Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America where he currently serves on the Advisory Board. He earned his Woodbadge Beads in 1971 and was voted Patrol Leader for life by his Bobwhite patrol members. Betty has been active in the Fort Hood & Killeen NCO Wives Clubs for over thirty years. She was an active bowler participating in state and national tournaments until a knee problem forced her to quit in 1981. She appeared on Bowling for Dollars in Grand Prarie in the 70's. James Sr is an Endowed Member of Masonic Lodge 166 A.F. & A.M. in Belton, TX. He is a Master Mason, Shriner, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Life Member Disabled American Veterans Chapter 147 Killeen, TX and Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3892 Harker Heights, TX. Betty and James Sr reside in Killeen, TX where Betty attends her club meetings and does her plastic canvas. James Sr collects Boy Scout patches and assists with editing national collectors guides associated with BSA patch collecting. Janice and Neil reside at Camp Tahuaya, a Boy Scout Camp where Neil is employed as Camp Ranger. The camp is located south of Belton, Texas off IH 35. James Jr resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Medical History: James Jr was treated with medication for a minor heart condition in his early 30s. James Sr had a angiogram and angioplasty in 1993 at the age of 62. Janice had a minor heart attack and angiogram at age 43 which is being treated with medication, diet and exercise. James Sr's grandfather Taylor died at the age of 58 from a heart attack. James' father and mother both died from cancer. Betty is the only family member taking medication for high blood pressure.
MARY EDNA McKINNEY - Daughter of Ralph Henry and Viola Parthina (Murphy) McKinney B. 11/11/34 at Whitewright, TX HAROLD GENE WORD - Son of Walter and Cora (Wallace) Word. B. 6/26/34 at Cooper, TX Married: 12/25/51 at Hugo, OK
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JAMES HENRY McKINNEY - Son of Ralph Henry and Viola Parthina (Murphy) McKinney
B. 6/10/37 at Whitewright, TX
WANDA SUE ALEXANDER - Daughter of Manual and Laura Jo (Williams) Alexander
Jim worked for 35 years overhauling aircraft propellers, retiring in January, 1995. Sue has worked for the same employer Northrup/Gruman (formerly Chance Vought) for 40 years and is not ready to retire yet. As of 1997 they have lived in Euless, Texas for 39 years and are both active at South Euless Baptist Church. Jim is a Master Mason and Past Master of Estelle Lodge. Sue is a member of the Eastern Star. Both are active in the Euless Chapter 5172 of the AARP. Jim and Sue celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 29, 1996 at South Euless Baptist Church, hosted by their children and grandchildren, with 60 or more family and friends in attendance. Rick and Kimberly both work for the same company, ElectroCom Automation of Arlington, TX, where Rick as a CPA is a director in charge of financial planning. Kimberly is in charge of payrolls.
Medical History: Jim suffers from a disease known as Meniere's Disease, a disease of the inner ear with no known cure at this time. The disease is not life threatening but can result in loss of hearing, ringing in the ear, loss of equilibrium or a combination of the three symptoms. Jim has underwent two of three surgery procedures which has the disease under control at the present time.
LOWELL LEE McKINNEY - twin son of Ralph Henry and Viola Parthina (Murphy) McKinney
B. 10/22/39 at Whitewright, TX
JUDY KATHRYN WILLIAMS - daughter of James D and Helen (Gaiser) Williams
Kenneth and Sandy both attended and graduated from Whitewright High School. Kenneth graduated in 1968 and Sandy graduated in 1970. After graduating Sandy joined Kenneth in Fairfield, CA where he was serving in the U.S. Army at a small missile site outside Travis Air Force Base. In the spring of 1971 they were transferred to another missile site near Palmdale, CA on a mountain near Los Angeles National Forest. After finishing their tour of duty with the Army in December, 1971, they returned to TX residing in Grayson, Collin and Tarrant Counties before settling at Whitewright, Grayson Co, TX in 1981.Kenneth has been employed as a aircraft mechanic in the Love Field area of Dallas since early 1975. Sandy has been employed at the First National Bank in Trenton, TX since the spring of 1985 working her way up to her present position as Vice President/Cashier. Their favorite pastime is spoiling their grand daughter Brynna.
Both children Amanda and Doug attended and graduated from Whitewright High School. Amanda furthered her education attending Grayson College in Sherman, TX while Doug is attending Texas A & M University at Commerce, TX.
Medical history: Sandy required a hysterectomy at the age of 39. Kenneth had a diseased gall bladder requiring removal at the age of 44. Both children were born at Plano General Hospital located in Plano, TX. Brynna was born at Columbia Medical Center in McKinney, TX
MICHAEL RAY McKINNEY son of Doyle Woodrow and Clara Louise (Stout) McKinney
B. 1/15/54 at Tinker AFB-Oklahoma City, OK
JANE JENKINS SELBY daughter of ----___ ----_ and ----__ ----__ (----__) Selby
B. 12/18/56 at Fort Riley, KS Married: 5/24/74 at Wichita Falls, TX Children: One
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Crystal Sara B. 12/29/76 at Abilene, TX
--------------------------------------------------------------------MICHAEL RAY McKINNEY
DEBRA KAY WILDERdaughter of ----__ ----_ and ----_ ----_ (----_) Wilder
B. 9/8/56 at Inglewood, CA
Married: 12/8/83 at Wichita Falls, TX Children: None
Janice and Jimmy started their married life in the Army and traveled to Germany where David was born. They returned to the USA and was stationed in Ft Campbell, Kentucky where Chris was born. They then traveled north for a tour in Fairbanks, Alaska where David started school at Kachina Elementary. Upon return from Alaska they were stationed at Ft Lewis, Washington where Jimmy was killed in an automobile accident. After burying Jimmy (with veterans honors) in Columbus, Ohio (as requested by his parents) Janice and children returned to Killeen where she met Neil. Janice purchased a home in Killeen and David enrolled in Sugar Loaf Elementary School. Later Neil and Janice were married and moved to Camp Tahuaya, south of Belton, where Neil was employed as Camp Ranger. The boys enrolled in the Salado Schools where both graduated from high school. In Scouting both boys earned the Arrow of Light as Webelo Scouts. As Boy Scouts David advanced to the rank of Eagle and Chris advanced to Life Scout. In the Order of the Arrow, David was selected as a Brotherhood member while Chris was chosen for Vigil honors. Neil served a tour of duty in the US Army. In Scouting; Neil is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, earned the E. Urner Goodman award, is a Three Bead Woodbadger (Fox Patrol) and has been honored with the District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver Award by the Heart O' Texas Council BSA.. Neil was also honored by being selected Nut #12 (alias "Shavetail") in the Order of the Nuts. Chris was honored by being selected Lockwasher #29 in the Order of the Nuts. Neil and Janice reside at Camp Tahuaya.
MARY KATHRYN WORD daughter of Harold Gene and Mary Elizabeth (McKinney) Word
Susan and Peter first lived in Sierra Vista where Daniel was born and died. They later moved to Chandler, AZ where Angela was born. Susan left Peter when Angela was two years old. Susan was employed by IMPRA where she met and married Robert a Research & Development Engineering Technician. In 1993 Susan moved to the IPE Manufacturing Company working in administration. Kacie was born in 1995 at Chandler, AZ. When Susan left IPE in March 1997 she was the Administration Manager. Susan is presently employed by PKS Company as Administration Assistant of the Year 2000 Project for Motorola. Robert is still employed with IMPRA. Susan and Robert are buying a home in home in Mesa, AZ