Daniel (Jr.) McKenzie

Daniel (Jr.) McKenzie

Male Abt 1740 - 1820  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name Daniel (Jr.) McKenzie 
    Born Abt 1740  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1820  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage data for Daniel and Nancy Ann Jones. Baltimore Co., Maryland CVourt (Marriage Licenses) 1778-1851, MSA CM 174-2

      The following email was compiled by Dick MacKenzie in July, 2014 in his continuing attempt to try to determine the parental connection, if possible, for Isreal McKenzie and Hiram McKenzie, two names which appear in the late 1700's and early 1800's in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

      I’ll try to lay this all out and maybe someone can connect dots, although I fear that the lack of good, solid record information may preclude anything definite.

      We know that Daniel Jr. was in Anne Arundel Co. in January 1790, when the children of Daniel Sr. were involved in the court case in Frederick Co., Jr. and wife Ann having disposed of their land holdings in Frederick Co. prior to that date. However, Jr. never appears in a census there. In fact, the only person who does in 1790 is John “McKinsey” with 2 males under 16, 2 over 16, and 3 females. Of course, the bottom left portion of the AA Co. census pages are either missing or illegible, so there might have been other McKinseys shown that we can’t see. We also know, from the patent on “MacKinzie’s Angle” in September 1807 that Mary “Molly” MacKinzie, widow of Daniel Sr. was still alive at that point and apparently living in AA Co. On 27 Nov 1811 in AA Co., John McKinsey of Daniel has surveyed “McKinsey’s Manor” for 2 roods, 16 perches of land adjoining “Batchelors’ Choice” and “Carter’s Addition” (meaning that it was in the exact same area as the original MacKenzie family land holdings), and, although a warrant was granted to John of Daniel on 12 Feb 1812, just a month later, on 18 Mar 1812, John B. Dorsey has the same land resurveyed as “McKinsey’s Manor Neglected” and has it patented on 15 Dec 1813. Does that mean that John was a son of Daniel Jr.? I suspect so, but may never be able to prove it. In any event, it appears this John had up to 5 children, and would have been born in the 1760’s or 1770’s.

      Move forward to 1800, and we have 4 McKinsey families shown in AA Co.:

      Michael – I male under 10, four 16-25, one 45+; 1 female under 10, one 16-25, one 45+ (pg. 589)
      William – 2 males under 10, one 26-45; 1 female under 10, one 45+ (pg. 588)
      Daniel – 1 male 26-45; 2 females under 10, one 16-25 (pg. 588)
      William – 1 male under 10, one 10-15, one 45+; 1 female under 10, two 10-15, one 45+ (pg. 587)

      Then in 1810 as Mackinsey (indexed in Ancestry as Mackinney):

      Michael – one male 16-25, one 45+; 1 female 45+
      Aaron – 3 males under 10, two 10-15, one 45+; 2 females under 10, one 10-15, one 45+

      These two families are next door to each other, and we know for sure that Aaron is Daniel Sr.’s youngest son, now living on Daniel’s portion (96 acres) inherited from his father John (and his mother apparently deceased), and it is equally assured that Michael is living on the other inherited land there (98 acres), with the only question being whether this is Michael of John (b. @ 1730) or a son by the same name. Then 16 lines later, the two following Mackinsey families:

      Daniel –2 males under 10, one 17-26, one 45+; 1 female 17-26, one 17-45.
      Orphelia – 1 male under 10, one 10-15; 2 females under 10, one 26-44.

      The ages of Daniel’s children don’t match the 1800 Census ages. I do think Orphelia is the Orpha who appears again in 1830 -1860, and no I can’t locate her in 1820, but I have no idea who she might have been married to (if anyone?) and how she kept accumulating children. Orpha was also the name of one of Daniel Sr.’s daughters, so there was a penchant for the name in the family. Maybe she never married, just had children – that would be a DNA nightmare!

      There are lots of marriages of male and female McKenzies from the 1790’s through the 1830’s, most of which I have no clue who they belonged to. And yes, the McKenzies were mixed up with Joneses since the beginning of time – Mary, daughter of Daniel Sr. married William Jones, my g-g grandfather David married a Jones and my grandfather married a Jones.

      By 1820, Aaron is still in AA Co., now next to Catherine McKinzie, I guess the widow of Michael. Daniel is now in Dist. 1 Baltimore Co., at the bottom of the page that begins with 129 people listed under the identification “Union Cotton Manufactory” which we know is the mill in Oella. It includes people of all ages, so maybe Orpha and her brood are enumerated there if she by chance worked there. In 1830, AA Co. has the 2 Aaron McKinseys side by side, the second one my g-g-g grandfather, and the first one the Aaron who sells Michael’s land to my g-g grandfather David in 1840. The only other person shown in that household is a male 90-100?? There is another McKinsey enumerated in AA Co. in 1830, a Michael, 50-60, in Dist. 4 (different than the others), with “no permanent residence.”

      So, does Hiram fit in here somewhere? Most assuredly, as do Israel and lots of others, but for the life of me, I can’t say who’s on first! And that has been and still is my dilemma.
    Person ID I01356  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Daniel MacKenzie,   b. 7 Feb 1717, Hopson's Choice, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Jun 1784, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary (Molly) Something,   b. Abt 1721, Carrollton County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Hopson's Choice, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1738 
    Family ID F00163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Something,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. John H. McKenzie,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Daniel McKenzie,   b. Abt 1766,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F00774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Deed from Daniel McKenzie and William Smith - 4 acres Page 1
    Deed from Daniel McKenzie and William Smith - 4 acres Page 1
    Deed Book WR-22 Page 63, Frederick County Records. Indenture dated 14 Sep 1801 between Daniel McKenzie of Anne Arundel County and William Smith of Frederick County, inconsideration of the sum of 80 dollars conveys 4 acres of Molly's Fancy adjoining 78 acres previously conveyed to Smith by Daniel McKenzie
    Deed from Daniel McKenzie and William Smith - 4 acres Page 2
    Deed from Daniel McKenzie and William Smith - 4 acres Page 2
    Deed Book WR_22 Page 64, Frederick County Records
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to Frederick Taney Page 1
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to Frederick Taney Page 1
    Deed Book WR-6 Page 465, Frederick County Records. Indenture made 13 Dec 1785 between Daniel McKinzey of Frederick County, farmer, and Frederick Taney, butcher, inconsideration of the sum of 45 pounds, Daniel sells 15 acres of Molly's Fancy.
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to Frederick Taney Page 2.jpg
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to Frederick Taney Page 2.jpg
    Deed Book WR-6, Page 466, Frederick County Records.
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to William Smith Page 1
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to William Smith Page 1
    Deed Book WR-7 Page 647, Frederick County Records. Indenture dated 27 Nov 1787 between Daniel McKinzey of Frederick County, farmer, and William Smith, joiner, in consideration of the sum of 234 pounds sells 28 acres of Molly's Fancy. Daniel's wife, Ann, also appeared and relinquished her right of dowry.
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to William Smith Page 2
    Deed from Daniel McKinzey to William Smith Page 2
    Deed Book WR-7 Page 648, Frederick County Records
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKenzie to Thomas and Honour Johnson Page 1
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKenzie to Thomas and Honour Johnson Page 1
    Deed Book WR-11 Page 174, Frederick County Records. Indenture between Henry and Daniel McKenzie, executors, and Thomas and "Onner" Johnson, in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings, convey 93 acres of Molly's Fancy
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKenzie to Thomas and Honour Johnson Page 2
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKenzie to Thomas and Honour Johnson Page 2
    Deed Book WR-11 Page 175, Frederick County Records
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to Eli McKenzie -93 acres - Page 1
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to Eli McKenzie -93 acres - Page 1
    Deed Book 11 Page 115, Frederick County Records. Indenture dated 16 April 1792 between Henry and Daniel McKinsey, executors, to Eli McKenzie of Frederick County, for and in consideration of the trust established on 12 Nov 1785 between the executors and "Eli and Others" and 5 pounds, the executors transfer 93 acres of Molly's Fancy to Eli McKinsey. Joshua Earp (Harp), husband of Eleanor Mckenzie, one of daniel Sr.'s daughters also involved in the 1785 conveyance, served as a witness to the conveyance.
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to Eli McKenzie -93 acres - Page 2
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to Eli McKenzie -93 acres - Page 2
    Deed Book WR-11 Page 116, Frederick County Records
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to John Lyster Page 1
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to John Lyster Page 1
    Deed Book WR-10 Page 657, Frederick County Records. Indenture dated 16 April 1792 between Henry and Daniel McKinsey of Anne Arundel County, farmers, and John Lyster of Frederick County, farmer, 267 pounds for 93 acres of Molly's Fancy.
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to John Lyster Page 2
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinsey to John Lyster Page 2
    Deed Book WR-10 Page 658, Frederick County Records
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinzey to Henry Hauptman Page 1
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinzey to Henry Hauptman Page 1
    Deed Book WR-7 Page 6, Frederick County Records. Indenture dated 5 May 1786 from Henry and Daniel McKinzey, farmers, to Henry Hauptman, farmer, in consideration of 90 pounds they sell 40 acres of Molly's Fancy.
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinzey to Henry Hauptman Page 2
    Deed from Henry and Daniel McKinzey to Henry Hauptman Page 2
    Deed Book WR-7, Page 7, Frederick County Records
    Deed from Henry and David McKinzey to Richard Mooney Page 1
    Deed from Henry and David McKinzey to Richard Mooney Page 1
    Deed Book WR-6 Page 293, Frederick County, Maryland Land Records. Indenture made 13 Dec 1785 between Henry and Daniel McKinzey of Frederick County, farmers, and Richard Mooney, Laborer, whereby for the sum of 125 pounds, 16 shillings, 3 pence, the former sell to Mooney all of "Molly's Fancy" bounded by "the Meadow Branch" and "High Spring" laid out for 45 3/4 acres.
    Deed from Henry and David McKinzey to Richard Mooney Page 2
    Deed from Henry and David McKinzey to Richard Mooney Page 2
    Deed Book WR-6 Page 294, Frederick County, Maryland Land Records.
    Deed from Henry McKenzie and Daniel McKenzie, Executors. to David Schriver Page 1
    Deed from Henry McKenzie and Daniel McKenzie, Executors. to David Schriver Page 1
    Deed Book WR-6 Page 513, Frederick County Records. Indenture dated 7 Feb 1786 between Henry MacKinzie and Daniel MacKinzie, Executors, to David Schriver, in consideration of the sum of 433 pounds, 280 acres of Molly's Fancy, conveyed to Henry and Daniel by Wm. Carroll of the City of Annapolis.
    Deed from Henry McKenzie and Daniel McKenzie, Executors. to David Schriver Page 2
    Deed from Henry McKenzie and Daniel McKenzie, Executors. to David Schriver Page 2
    Deed Book WR-6 Page 514, Frederick County Records
    Suit Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs Page 1
    Suit Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs Page 1
    Accession No.: 17,898-2645, MSA S512-3 Location 1/36/2/
    Suit Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs Page 2
    Suit Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs Page 2
    Accession No.: 17,898-2645, MSA S512-3 Location 1/36/2/
    Suit Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs Page 3
    Suit Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs Page 3
    Accession No.: 17,898-2645, MSA S512-3 Location 1/36/2/
    Charles Carroll's Instructions to Daniel MacKenzie 1782
    Charles Carroll's Instructions to Daniel MacKenzie 1782
    "Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland; a Carroll Saga 1500-1782" by Ronald Hoffman, p. 386

    This reference to "Daniel MacKenzie" is most probably a reference to either Daniel MacKenzie (b. 1717, died bef. Jun 1784) or his son, Daniel (b. abt. 1740).
    Charles Carroll of Annapolis Letter to Daniel MacKenzie Page 1
    Charles Carroll of Annapolis Letter to Daniel MacKenzie Page 1
    From Scott Carter Williams September 2018:
    Here is the letter from Charles Carroll of Annapolis to Dan'l Mackenzie. What we see here is Daniel acting as the agent/debt collector for the aged Charles Carroll in March of 1782. Despite his advanced years, CC of A is still mightily concerned with collecting money owed him and gives Dan'l detailed instructions on same. Then he tells Dan'l to tell his debtors to meet him on 15 June (when he arrives at Doughoregan) if they haven't settled with him yet.

    We have seen one or two other instances where Daniel McKenzie (of John) appears to be doing business with the Carroll family (deed to Molly' Fancy I think, and the New Bedford tract) - but that is not really unusual, the Carrolls bought and sold lots of properties. In this correspondence, however, we see a closer relationship and have a MacKenzie in the direct employ of Charles Carroll of Annapolis - and in a position of trust no less.
    Charles Carroll of Annapolis Letter to Daniel MacKenzie Page 2
    Charles Carroll of Annapolis Letter to Daniel MacKenzie Page 2
    This is from Scott Carter Williams, September 2018:
    Here is the letter from Charles Carroll of Annapolis to Dan'l Mackenzie. What we see here is Daniel acting as the agent/debt collector for the aged Charles Carroll in March of 1782. Despite his advanced years, CC of A is still mightily concerned with collecting money owed him and gives Dan'l detailed instructions on same. Then he tells Dan'l to tell his debtors to meet him on 15 June (when he arrives at Doughoregan) if they haven't settled with him yet.

    We have seen one or two other instances where Daniel McKenzie (of John) appears to be doing business with the Carroll family (deed to Molly' Fancy I think, and the New Bedford tract) - but that is not really unusual, the Carrolls bought and sold lots of properties. In this correspondence, however, we see a closer relationship and have a MacKenzie in the direct employ of Charles Carroll of Annapolis - and in a position of trust no less.
    Transcription  of Court Case Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs 5 Jan 1790
    Transcription of Court Case Against Daniel and Henry MacKenzie by Other Heirs 5 Jan 1790
    MSA S512-2719; 1/36/3/59-2645
    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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