Daniel McKenzie

Daniel McKenzie

Male 1817 - 1896  (79 years)

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  • Name Daniel McKenzie 
    Born 3 May 1817  Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Sep 1896  Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


    • Daniel McKenzie

      Daniel McKenzie was born in Allegany County, Maryland on May 3, 1817. (1) He married Sarah (Sallie) Spencer on 27 MAR 1847 in Allegany County. Together they had six children (2):

      1.Hannah McKenzie (3)
      Born 1847

      2.Henry McKenzie
      Born 1849

      3.John Franklin (Frank) McKenzie
      Born 1852
      Married Mary Virginia Smith 29 MAR 1877
      Had children Annie, Nettie May and George Newton
      Died 27 OCT 1916 in Ridgeley, West Virginia

      4.Louisa Jeannette "Nettie" McKenzie
      Born 1853
      Married Henry Alexander 20 MAR 1888

      5.George McKenzie (4)
      Born 1855
      Married Mary Margaret Hershberger 16 FEB 1887
      Had children Joseph Fernoa, John, Leo C., James L., Emory Melvin, Francis S., George Henry, William L. and Carrie Rebecca
      Died 1940

      6.Joseph Newton McKenzie
      Born 1858

      According to the 1850 federal census (5) Daniel McKenzie was working as a farm laborer. The census listed his age at twenty-eight, which would have meant that he was born in 1822. His wife?s age was listed as being twenty-one. When the 1860 census was taken (6), he was still working as a farmhand, but his age was listed as being 43 (which would have placed his birth year in 1817), which is inconsistent with the age listed in the 1850 census since only ten years had passed. He was still working as a farmhand. The total value of personal property he owned was worth $200.00. Insofar as his age is concerned, the 1870 census lists his age as being fifty-two. Two out of three census records available to researchers reflect that he was born in either 1817 or 1818.

      Daniel McKenzie and Sarah were still alive when the 1870 census was taken. (7) They were living adjacent to the farm owned by Meshack Frost. Daniel?s occupation was listed as farmhand and Sarah (Sallie) was noted as ?keep(ing) house?. Their oldest son, Henry, age twenty was working as a railroad hand. John Franklin McKenzie, their second son, age eighteen, was living on the farm that belonged to Meshack Frost and was working as a farmhand. (8) Other children listed as living at home were Louisa, age fifteen, George, age fourteen and Joseph, age twelve. When you compare the 1870 census data with the 1860 census, the children's ages correlate fairly closely although the names are different, e.g., "Newton", age two, is listed on the 1860 census, whereas "Joseph", age twelve, is listed on the 1870 census. "John F." appears on the 1860 census yet he used the name "Frank" on the 1870 census. "Annette", age seven is listed on the 1860 whereas "Louisa" age fifteen is listed on the 1870 census. Louisa is later listed in the 1880 census, but there is no reference to "Annette" in any other census. (9)

      One additional fact that demonstrates that Daniel McKenzie was the son of Aaron McKenzie (b. 1792) flows from an analysis of the 1850 and 1860 census. The 1850 census listing for Aaron and his wife, Hannah, show them living next to the Welsh family, consisting of John, his wife Rebecca, and their children, William, Mary E., Charity and Harriet W. Turning to the 1860 census, however, Aaron and Hannah are no longer living next to the Welshes, which coincides with the fact that Aaron and Hannah had moved to Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Interestingly, the family living next to the Welshes in 1860 was Daniel and Sallie McKenzie, and their children Hannah, Henry, John F., Annette, George and Newton. Based upon the census records, it appears that Aaron and Hannah moved to Virginia and their son, Daniel and his family moved into the house in which they had been living. When you combine this analysis with the fact that Daniel and Sarah named their first child Hannah (after Daniel?s mother) and add in the information from J.F. Grant?s letter written in 1929, it establishes that the father of Daniel McKenzie was Aaron (b. 1792).

      The 1880 census shows Daniel McKenzie, age 64 and Sallie, age 60, still living in Enumeration District 7, which would have been in the southern portion of Allegany County near Rawlings. His occupation was still that of farmhand and Sallie was still keeping house. Their daughter, Louisa G., age 28, was still living at home. (10)

      Daniel McKenzie died 23 SEPT 1896 (11) and is buried in the Cresaptown United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cresaptown, Maryland. (12)

      Endnotes

      1.According to information supplied by Bobbie Holt McKenzie, Kearny, Nebraska, she obtained his birth date from the published records of the Cresaptown United Methodist Church Cemetary (apparently from his gravestone) Daniel McKenzie, b. May 3, 1817, d. 23 Sept 1896, age 79 years, 4 months, and 20 days. Wife Sallie E. 1829-1899. Hazel Hackrote, a self-styled historian of Allegany County told Bobbie Holt McKenzie that Daniel was raised a Catholic but fell in love with a Protestant girl and defied his family to marry her. Also, Michael A. McKenzie located his obituary, see footnote 114, infra, in July, 2000 and it confirmed that he died in 1896 at the age of 79.

      2.J.F. Grant also told Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie the identity of the children born to Daniel and Sarah. Daniel once again was referred to as ?Daniel IV? in Col. MacKenzie?s notes thereby tying him to the preceding generations.

      3.As part of the information tying these generations together, note that Daniel and Sarah named their first daughter ?Hannah?. Daniel?s mother also was named Hannah.

      4.The 1880 Federal Census, LDS film number 1,254,493, Maryland, Allegany County, shows George and his brother, Newton, living as boarders in the home of Roland and Nancy Dayton in Election District 7.

      5.1850 Federal Census, LDS film number 013, 194, Maryland, Allegany County, Election District 6, page 138 in book.

      6.1860 Federal Census, LDS film number 803, 456, Maryland, Allegany County, Election District 6, Post Office Cumberland, Maryland, page 202 in the book.

      7.1870 Federal Census, LDS film number 552, 066. Maryland, Allegany County, Election District 6, Post Office Cumberland, Maryland.

      8.The entry for "Frank" McKenzie appears on the same 1870 census page as the one for his father, Daniel.

      9.Daniel McKenzie?s obituary, see footnote 114, infra, lists his surviving children as follows: J. Newton (this perhaps may be the Joseph referenced above), Henry, John F., George, Mrs. Nettie Alexander (Annette) and Mrs. Thomas Lancaster (perhaps Hannah, although more research will have to be done to confirm).

      10.1880 Federal Census, LDS film number 1,254,493, Maryland, Allegany County, Election District 7, Enumeration District 7

      11.Daniel McKenzie?s obituary appeared in the Cumberland Times, as follows:

      McKenzie 24 Sep 1896 Mr. Daniel McKenzie of Cresaptown died yesterday at his residence, aged 79 years. His widow and these children survive; J Newton of Cumberland; Henry of Quicksburg VA; John F. of Rawlings; George of Cresaptown; Mrs. Nettie Alexander and Mrs. Thomas Lancaster of Midland. The funeral is Friday from the ME Church with Rev J M Gillum.

      12.Research of Ray Leidinger, Cumberland, Maryland (unconfirmed by the author). Ray Leidinger wrote to the author in April, 1999 and advised that he personally viewed the tombstones of Daniel and Sallie Spencer McKenzie approximately ten years earlier and believed that the tombstones would still be visible today. Sallie Spencer McKenzie died 4 May 1899.

      Daniel Mckenzie
      United States Census, 1880
      Name:Daniel Mckenzie
      Event Type:Census
      Event Year:1880
      Event Place:Rawlings, Allegany, Maryland, United States
      Gender:Male
      Age:64
      Marital Status:Married
      Race:White
      Race (Original):W
      Occupation:Farm Hand
      Relationship to Head of Household:Self
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Self
      Birth Year (Estimated):1816
      Birthplace:Maryland, United States
      Father's Birthplace:Maryland, United States
      Mother's Birthplace:Maryland, United States
      Affiliate Name:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number:T9
      Affiliate Film Number:0493
      HouseholdRoleGenderAgeBirthplace
      Daniel MckenzieSelfM64Maryland, United States
      Sallie MckenzieWifeF60Maryland, United States
      Louisa G MckenzieDaughterF28Maryland, United States
      District: 7 , Sheet Number and Letter: 156D , GS Film Number: 1254493 , Digital Folder Number: 004241596 , Image Number: 00316

      Daniel Mckenzie
      United States Census, 1870
      Name:Daniel Mckenzie
      Event Type:Census
      Event Year:1870
      Event Place:Maryland, United States
      Gender:Male
      Age:52
      Race:White
      Race (Original):W
      Birth Year (Estimated):1817-1818
      Birthplace:Maryland
      Page Number:88
      HouseholdRoleGenderAgeBirthplace
      Daniel MckenzieM52Maryland
      Sallie MckenzieF42Maryland
      Henry MckenzieM20Maryland
      Louisa MckenzieF15Maryland
      George MckenzieM14Maryland
      Joseph MckenzieM12Maryland
      Household ID: 627 , Line Number: 10 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M593 , GS Film number: 000552065 , Digital Folder Number: 004269448 , Image Number: 00476

      Daniel Mc Kenzie
      United States Census, 1860
      Name:Daniel Mc Kenzie
      Event Type:Census
      Event Year:1860
      Event Place:The 6th District, Allegany, Maryland, United States
      Gender:Male
      Age:43
      Race:White
      Birth Year (Estimated):1817
      Birthplace:Maryland
      Page:202
      Affiliate Name:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number:M653
      HouseholdRoleGenderAgeBirthplace
      Daniel Mc KenzieM43Maryland
      Sarah Mc KenzieF38Maryland
      Hannah Mc KenzieF13Maryland
      Henry Mc KenzieM11Maryland
      John F Mc KenzieM9Maryland
      Annette Mc KenzieF7Maryland
      George Mc KenzieM5Maryland
      Newton Mc KenzieM2Maryland
      Household ID: 1444 , GS Film Number: 803456 , Digital Folder Number: 004231316 , Image Number: 00206
    Person ID I01251  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 

    Father Aaron W. McKenzie,   b. Abt 1792, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Poss. Jefferson, Noble County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Johnson,   b. Abt 1793,   d. Bef 1880, Poss. Jefferson, Noble County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Mar 1819  Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah "Sallie" Spencer,   b. 18 Apr 1829, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1899, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1847  Allegany County, Maryland. Hazel Hackrote, a self-styled historian of Allegany Co, told Bobbie Holt McKenzie that Daniel was raised a Catholic but fell in love with a Protestant girl and defied hi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah J. McKenzie,   b. Abt 1847, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age ~ 52 years)  [natural]
     2. Henry Hudson McKenzie,   b. 2 Jan 1850, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1927, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     3. John Frank(lin) McKenzie,   b. 1852, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1916, Ridgeley, Mineral County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     4. Louisa Jeanette McKenzie,   b. 13 Aug 1854, Cresaptown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1950, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
     5. George James McKenzie,   b. 22 Feb 1857, Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1940, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Joseph Newton McKenzie,   b. 4 Mar 1860, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1930, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F00092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Marriage Certificate Daniel McKenzie (b. 1817) and Sarah Spencer
    Marriage Certificate Daniel McKenzie (b. 1817) and Sarah Spencer
    Allegany County, Maryland Records
    1850 Census Allegany County, Maryland (Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    1850 Census Allegany County, Maryland (Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    District 6, Roll: M432_277, Page 138B, Image 282
    1860 Census Allegany County, Maryland ( Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    1860 Census Allegany County, Maryland ( Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    District 6, Roll: M653_456 Page 202 Image 202, Family History Library, Film: 803456
    1870 Census Allegany County, Maryland (Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    1870 Census Allegany County, Maryland (Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    District 6, Roll: M593_566 Page 236B Image 476, Family History Library Film: 552065
    1880 Census Allegany County, Maryland (Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    1880 Census Allegany County, Maryland (Daniel McKenzie b. 1817)
    Rawlings, Enumeration District 7, Roll: 493 Page 156D Image 0314, Family History Film: 1254493
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated December 13, 1929 Page 1
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated December 13, 1929 Page 1
    This letter was written by Joseph T. Grant to Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie in 1929 when Col. MacKenzie was embarking upon his genealogical research.
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated December 13, 1929 Page 2
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated December 13, 1929 Page 2
    This letter was written by Joseph T. Grant to Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie in 1929 when Col. MacKenzie was embarking upon his genealogical research.
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated December 13, 1929 Page 3
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated December 13, 1929 Page 3
    This letter was written by Joseph T. Grant to Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie in 1929 when Col. MacKenzie was embarking upon his genealogical research.
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated October 7, 1929 Page 2
    Joseph T. Grant Letter dated October 7, 1929 Page 2
    This letter was written by Joseph T. Grant to Col. Gabriel T. MacKenzie in 1929 when Col. MacKenzie was embarking upon his genealogical research.
    Obituary of Daniel McKenzie (b. 1817)(September 24, 1896)
    Obituary of Daniel McKenzie (b. 1817)(September 24, 1896)
    The Evening Times Thursday, September 24, 1896

    Headstones
    Gravestone of Daniel McKenzie (b. 1817)
    Gravestone of Daniel McKenzie (b. 1817)
    United Methodist Church, Cresaptown, Maryland


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