John McKenzie

John McKenzie

Male Abt 1765 - 1852  (~ 87 years)

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  • Name John McKenzie 
    Born Abt 1765  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1852  Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In Col. G.T. MacKenzie's notes appears the following excerpt of a real estate transaction involving a "John" McKenzie, who may be this one, as follows: 1802, 1st April between William Stidger of Allegany County, State of Maryland and John McKinsey, son of Gabriel of the same state, Lot 3683 westward of Fort Cumberland and also a tract of land called Matthews Addition for which the same William Stidger gave his bond of conveyance to said John McKinsey on the 27th day of January, 1800.

      The following email was sent by Dick MacKenzie. Neither Dick nor Michael A. McKenzie have "researched" this line from this point forward. The data was copied from other sources. Anyone interested in further researching this line will need to get their "boots on the ground" and dig out the appropriate, and hopefully accurate, information. Ed. Note May 16, 2013

      All: Went through my files since my original response, and found a tentative tree in rough form (not sure where/how I got it, or the accuracy), but it jibes with what Mike shows below, and seems to confirm some of the facts shown in Priscilla's original message. The tree looks like this:

      John A. McKenzie b. 1765 MD d. 1852 Madison Co., KY m. Melinda Porter b.
      1768 MD and had following children:

      Margaret b. 1789 MD m. Jehu (John) Young

      Aaron b. 1796 MD m. Cecily Logsdon b. 1803 (NOTE: married 16 JUNE 1819 mADISON cO., kTY) d. for both shown as 3 Nov 1839 Sangamon Co., IL -- children John b. 1816 MD, Melinda b. 1817, Mary b. 1820, George b. 1821, Ann b. 1822, Edward B. 1823, Elizabeth b. 1832 IL and Aaron b. 1835 IL [NOTE: This seems to fit with Aaron who could have removed to Iowa with his sister after parents died, and estate of his father involved sale of property in 1842]


      Sarah M. (Sally) b. 1799 MD d. 1893 Brown Co., IL m. George L. Logsdon

      John A. Jr. b. 1800 MD m. Julia Judy Gray

      Henry W. b. 15 Dec 1801 MD d. 2 Jan 1882 Madison Co., IA (note: according to
      will, death cert and tombstone Henry died 1988 in Douglas Co., KS. lived by
      children Absalom, ) m. Sarah Easley b. (Since corrected to Sarah Huntsman.
      Norma found marriage license; death cert also sys Huntsman)
      1804 KY -- children Mary Elizabeth b. 28 Mar 1821 KY, Melinda b. 29 Oct 1823
      KY, Absolom b. 8 Jan 1827, Daniel Green b. 25 Apr 1832 Christian Co., IL,
      Thomas Jefferson b. 8 Apr 1834 IL, Aaron b. 18 Feb 1836 IL, Ann b. 1838 MO,
      Emeline b. 1840 MO, Margaret b. 1841 MO, Mahala b. 11 Apr 1842 MO, Caroline
      b. 26 Dec 1844 MO, Gabriel b. 1847 Madison Co., IA

      Ruth bn. 1802 MD d. 1896 m. Michael Fry

      Daniel H. b. 1805 MD d. 1866 Macoupin Co., IL m. Matilda Gray b. 1807 Cabell
      co., VA d. IL -- children James Gray b. 3 Dec 1830 IL, Mary b. 1829 IL,
      Judah Ann b. 1833 IL, Elizabeth M. b. 1839 MO, Henry b. 1841 MO, Sarah A. b.
      1844 MO

      Melinda b. 1805 MD d. 1855 IA m. Obadiah Archer

      Gabriel M. b. 1806 MD m. Elizabeth Gray b. 1810 Cabell Co., VA d. Christian
      Co., IL -- children John b. 1828 IL, Louisa b. 1829 IL, Othonial b. 1830 IL,
      Samuel b. 1831 IL, John (??) b. 1833 IL, Henry b. 1837 IL, Lucy Ann b. 1838
      IL, Daniel b. 1841 IL, Jesse b. 1841 IL, Gabriel b. 1845 IL

      Samuel b. 1808 MD m. Elizabeth Durbin [NOTE: Perhaps the administrator of
      his brother Aaron's estate?]

      Marjorie b. 1812 MD d. 1869 m. Daniel Tudor

      **********

      That's all I could come up with! While I agree with the theory that John A.
      was of the Gabriel line, I question if he was Gabriel's son, as all of them
      were born in the 1840's. Maybe a grandson?

      Hope this helps,
      Dick

      Bobbie McKenzie sent the following in response to and in addition to what Dick MacKenzie sent above:

      Hi, all. I knew that I saved this info for some reason! I think that there may be confusion with Henry W. b. 1801. I'm guessing that the info you have is from "Skokie Mac" Fred Joe McKenzie. Too much paperwork on this line to re-keyboard so will let you decide what to do with it when you receive this.
      Regards, Bobbie

      Item 1. There is evidence that John to Kentucky was son of Gabriel 1715.
      According to Durbins, Logsdons and Related Families by Wm Jesse Durbin, Bible records give the date of Sarah Durbin McKenzie's birth as 19 Sept 1725. Easily possible for her to have a child in 1765. In Allegany Co Land Records 1802 Bk c p.475 deed from William Stidger to John McKenzie of Gabriel dated 1 April 1802. The deed reads "John McKenzie son of Gabriel".
      The land was lot 3683 and Mathews Addition.The exchange of money actually took place 7 Jan 1800, according to the deed.
      Page 476 is the record of the sale of the same land to Patrick Murdock.
      Says land was patented 2 Dec. 1799. Lindsay, wife of John McKenzie, appears in court to relinquish her right of dower.
      Page 477 is the record of a bond between Stidger and John," recorded at the request of John McKinzie of Gabriel" Stidger binds himself for $580 "sealed with my seal and dated 27 Jan. 1800."

      (Sounds like they got behind on making sale official. Descendants in Allegany Co say John sold the land just prior to moving to Kty, Will send you my copy of the deed, if you want it, Mike.))

      Item 2: Norma Kramer did a lot of research in the 1980s on the McKenzies in Macon, Sangamon, Shelby and Christian counties,all adjoining counties in IL.
      These McKenzies seem to be branches of the McKenzie brothers of Generations
      2 & 3. According to Helen Cox Tregillis, a professional researcher hired by Norma, 1830 Shelby Co census shows Gabriel, Henry, John, Samuel and Aaron.
      Gabriel went to Iowa according to the 1845 Shelby Co Delinquent taxlist.
      (NOTE: This may be where we get confused. Years ago I found an Aaron b. 1835 Ill in Scott Twp, Madison Co. Iowa.1880 census.

      Item 3: This Gabriel may tie to this line. ( The line of John of John of Joshua RW was also in Christian Co but no Gab in that line)

      From history of Christian Co., Ill.
      Gabriel McKinzie was born in 1797 and
      died in Taylorville Oct. 22, 1862; he settled in this county at an early day; was a great fiddler and played for all the dances and frolics ol this part .of the country, and helped the young people to break the mo- notony of 'a pioneer life and enjoy the inno- cence of youth. Christian Co Ill

      From "Some Early Settlers of Christian Co, Ill" compiled by Historical Society Gabriel McKenzie b. 1797, settled Christian Co in 1820s. He was a great fiddle player. Died Oct.22, 1862

      4. Norma is descended from Henry 1801 son of John and Linday. She also has the line of another son Absalom.I also corresponded with a Bob McKenzie, construction worker in Hawaii. descended from another son Daniel. Bob was a WW II vet so may not be alive now.I tried to reach out to Norma but SS Death Index tells me she died this year, age 88.
      I have names and OLD e-mail addresses of others working on this line.
    Person ID I00557  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Gabriel McKenzie,   b. 1715, Hopson's Choice, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Durbin,   b. 19 Sep 1725, Westminister, Baltimore County (now Carroll County) Md. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1795  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1742  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore County, Md. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Per the notes of Philip J. Dietz, Jr.

      Sarah and Gabriel were married in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland
    Family ID F00162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melinda (Linday) Porter,   b. 1768, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ruth McKinzie,   b. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Margaret McKinzie,   b. Abt 1789,   d. 1850, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     3. Aaron McKinzie,   b. Abt 1790, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1839, Sangamon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah M. "Sally" McKinzie,   b. 10 Jan 1799, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1887, Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     5. John A. McKinzie,   b. Abt 1800, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Texas, Craighead County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     6. Henry W. McKinzie,   b. 16 Dec 1800, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1882, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     7. Daniel H. McKinzie,   b. Abt 1805, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1875, Plainview, Macoupin County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     8. Melinda McKinzie,   b. Abt 1805,   d. 1855, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     9. Gabriel M. McKinzie,   b. Abt 1806, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1862, Taylorsville, Christian County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)  [natural]
     10. Marjorie McKinzie,   b. Abt 1812, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     11. Samuel E. McKinzie,   b. 1812, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F00391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Deed from William Stidger to John McKenzie, (b. 1765, son of Gabriel) Lot 3683
    Deed from William Stidger to John McKenzie, (b. 1765, son of Gabriel) Lot 3683
    Allegany County Records, Deed Book C Page 475
    Deed from John McKenzie (b. 1765, son of Gabriel) to Patrick Murdoch
    Deed from John McKenzie (b. 1765, son of Gabriel) to Patrick Murdoch
    Allegany County Records, Deed Book C Page 476 (References his wife "Linday" a/k/a Melinda Porter.
    Deed from William Stidger to John McKenzie (b. abt. 1765)
    Deed from William Stidger to John McKenzie (b. abt. 1765)
    Allegany County Deed Book C, page 475
    Deed from John McKenzie (b. abt. 1765) to Patrick Murdoch
    Deed from John McKenzie (b. abt. 1765) to Patrick Murdoch
    Allegany County, Maryland Deed Book C, page 476
    1783 Tax List State of Maryland - McKenzie
    1783 Tax List State of Maryland - McKenzie
    The author went through all of the tax lists for the State of Maryland and extracted all of the McKenzies in the various counties. He also extracted some Maccenys, which was another family name that the author was chasing at the time he conducted this research.


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