Gabriel Jr. McKenzie

Gabriel Jr. McKenzie

Male 1758 - Abt 1832  (74 years)

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  • Name Gabriel Jr. McKenzie 
    Born 1758  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1832  Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Josephine (Jody) Moeller, Saint Charles, Illinois (jmoeller@inil.com) has compiled much information on this important early Fayette County family.

      Josephine's information substantially updates what was published in Fayette Facts, Vol. 3, No. 4, pages 62-63 (1974), taking the family back an additional two generations, and forward . . .

      The McKenzie family came to Fayette County with the Ohio migration of LOGUE and DURBIN families. Josephine writes, "To me, the preponderance of the evidence suggests that our Gabriel (1758-1832) was the son of Gabriel McKenzie(1715 - 1793) and Sarah Durbin. The most telling evidence is the Maryland Tax List of 1783 which shows a second Gabriel as a bachelor, on a different page, from the rest of the family.

      Additional information from Ann Stansbarger:

      The best record for Gab'l Jr. is the 1783 Tax Assessment for Washington County, Maryland. This assessment is broken into two separate sections: Heads of Household and Bachelors. These sections are recorded on two separate pages of the list.

      Heads of Household:
      Gabriel
      Daniel
      Aaron
      Samual

      Bachelors:
      Gabriel Jr.

      More from Ann Stansbarger dated January, 2010:

      Mike

      I can't believe I'm still up and it is 2:30 in the am. I'm reading the documents on your website (ed. note website would be Michael McKenzie's Mckenzies of Early Maryland website - www.mckenziesofearlymaryland.com). I noticed something very interesting.

      In your Sources section, under Gabriel McKenzie, you have a paragraph which describes two land transactions for the year 1792. In the first, Gabriel and his wife cleared up a problem with the release of her dower rights on 25 April 1792. You have a copy of this document in your media section. Gabriel and his wife both sign this document with their marks. In the second transaction, as described below, Gabriel sells his Lot 3365 to Peter Majors on 16 May 1792, which is less than one month later.......But this is not the same Gabriel.

      If you look closely at your Media items 117, 118, and 119, this document clearly say "Gabriel Jr." His mark is also different than that of his father. Also, note there is no mention of Sarah in this document. This is Gabriel's son, the same Gabriel Jr. who was a bachelor in the 1783 tax assessment. Your Media items 120 and 121 from 1803, however, say simply "Gabriel." I believe Gabriel Senior died in that period of three weeks between 25 April and 16 May 1792.

      Your paragraph says: "One of the last known land transactions involving Gabriel McKenzie occurred in connection with a patent he received for land west of Fort Cumberland on which he had settled. In November 2010, Michael McKenzie of Mt. Savage, Maryland provided the author with a copy of the patent issued by the State of Maryland to Gabriel McKenzie. According to Michael, the patent was difficult to locate because the property actually was patented to Peter Mayors (Majors) on May 23, 1803, although the patent itself reflects that the property was surveyed for Gabriel McKinsey..(18) Per the documents, Gabriel [this is Gabriel Jr. not Gabriel] appeared before the Honorable Andrew Bruce, one of the Justices of the Peace of Allegany County, Maryland on May 16, 1792 and conveyed the fifty acres of land comprising lot number 3365 to Peter Mayors (Majors). The lot was described as being in the “reserved land west of Fort Cumberland”. Then on May 17, 1803, another document signed by Thomas Harwood, Jr. acknowledged and swore that “Gabriel Mckinsey, a settler westward of Fort Cumberland paid the purchase money for lot 3365”. Yet another unsigned document associated with this entire group of documents states that “Gabriel McKinney settler on Lot 3365 assigned to Peter Mayors (Majors) Patent to Peter Majors the 23rd May 1803”. This last document is a little confusing in that it could be interpreted that Gabriel was still alive in 1803 and was once again acknowledging that he was assigning lot 3365 to Majors so that he could obtain his patent. Since it is assumed by researchers that Gabriel was born abt. 1715, he would have been 88 years old in 1803 if he was still alive and capable of assigning the property to Peter Majors."

      I don't want to speculate on how it happened that Gabriel Jr. was able to sell his father's land. The legal ramifications of that are beyond me. But it appears that he did just that.

      Also, I noticed that Media item 162 (Lot Map with Settler's Names, 1800) has an error in the lot numbers for Peter Majors and Gabriel McKenzie. The other Lot Maps are correct. I know that you didnt annotate this particular map, but I thought you might want to know because it has the settler's names on it. Lot 3365 is the verticle triangle. The upside down triangle to the left of it, marked "Peter Majors Lot 3365," should say "Lot 3376." Since this map is dated 1800, I'm assuming Peter Major's name should be on Lot 3365, in lieu of Gabriel McKenzie's name.

      I think these deeds combined with the tax rolls conclusively prove that gabriel, Jr. was the son of Gabriel (b. 1715)

      Ann

      Gabriel appears to be listed in the 1793 Allegany Tax Record -- Wills Town, as follows, along with his brothers Samuel, Daniel and Aaron.

      Daniel
      Aaron
      Gabriel
      Jessee
      Samuel
      John
    Person ID I04860  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 

    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 F00159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Maddox,   b. St. Mary's Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine McKenzie,   b. Abt 1790, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Aaron McKenzie,   b. Abt 1795, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1840, Danville, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     3. Hannah (Helen) McKenzie,   b. Abt 1796, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     4. John McKenzie,   b. Abt 1797, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1829, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     5. Nathaniel McKenzie,   b. Abt 1797, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1829, Pleasant TWP, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth McKenzie,   b. Abt 1800, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     7. Gabriel D. McKenzie,   b. 22 Dec 1801, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1884, Moccasin, Effingham County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     8. James Moses McKenzie,   b. Abt 1804, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F02635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Research of Josephine Moeller, circa 2005
    Research of Josephine Moeller, circa 2005
    1793 Allegany County McKenzie Property
    1793 Allegany County McKenzie Property
    This page is from "A List of Property in Allegany County 1793", page 16. It reflects the names of Daniel McKenzie, Gabriel McKenzie and Jesse McKenzie. The Daniel McKenzie clearly is the person born abt. 1752. The "Gabriel" could be either Gabriel McKenzie (b. abt. 1715) of his son, Gabriel (b. abt. 1758). Gabriel (b. abt. 1715) is thought to have died about 1792. Finally, the Jesse listed most probably is Jesse McKenzie (b. abt. 1762). At least, there are no other known Jesse's old enough to be this person.
    1800 Federal Census Allegany County - Gabriel McKenzie
    1800 Federal Census Allegany County - Gabriel McKenzie
    This clipping from the 1800 Federal Census for Allegany County, Maryland shows Gabriel McKenzie (b. abt. 1758) living in the Wills Town District of the county. His brother Samuel is four names away on the page, and (presumably) their brother Aaron is 22 names further down the page. The writer, Michael A. McKenzie, has no data on this "Aaron", so it currently is speculation as to whether Aaron was a brother of Samuel and Gabriel.
    1800 Federal Census Allegany County - Aaron McKenzie
    1800 Federal Census Allegany County - Aaron McKenzie
    This clipping from the 1800 Federal Census for Allegany County reflects an "Aaron" McKenzie with a wife and what appears to be seven children. There is a Samuel McKenzie and a Gabriel McKenzie who also appear on the same page. The writer, Michael A. McKenzie, as of September, 2018, has no data on this particular "Aaron". Gabriel McKenzie (b. abt. 1715) is said to have had a son, Aaron, who would fit the age profile of this particular "Aaron", but the author is unable to prove that this Aaron is the son of Gabriel (b. abt. 1715).


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