Robert McKinnis: Birth: 21 MAR 1777 in Westmoreland (now Butler) County, Pennsylvania. Death: 22 AUG 1863 in Dubuque County, Iowa
Note: From the url: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kieffer/p153.htm Rachel Carr b. circa 1751?, d. 29 June 1816 Relationship 5th great-grandmother of Craig Allen Kieffer. Birth circa 1751? Rachel Carr was born circa 1751? Birth Record Her birth date is a very approximate guess. Her marriage date appears to be about 1772 based on the birth of her first born known child in 1773. If she was about 21 when she got married it would suggest a very approximate birth date of 1751. Marriage circa 1772 She married Charles McKinnis circa 1772 in Pennsylvania.1,2 Event 7 November 1804 On 7 November 1804 Charles and Rachel McKinnis turned over their property to their son George McKinnis in exchange for his promise to take care of them in their old age. The document stated: Know all men by these presents that I Charles Makinnes and Rachell his wife of Connoquenessing township Butler county and State of Pennsylvania for and in consideration of the conditions and covenants herein and afterwards mentioned and expressed and to be duly performed he the said Charles McKinness and Rachel his wife hath granted bargined and sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargin and sell alien and confirm unto George McKinness of the township and county aforesaid his heirs and assigns forever all the right title Interest claim and demand they now have or ever had to one hundred acres of land the usual allowance on which the said Charles Mckinness at present dwells and resides with his family at present which one hundred acres of land is situate in Connequenessing township and county of Butler with all that the live stock of cattle viz consisting of one horse creature one pair of draft oxen two milch cows one beef cow five head of young cow creatures and all their swine or hogs to have and to hold the above mentioned one hundred acres of land with all its rights members and apurtances proffits and avantages thereunto belonging or any wise appertaining with all the grain in the ground and grain in the barn and all the live stock of cattle and swine or hogs as above mentioned to the said George Maginnis his heirs and assigns forever and to the only proper use and behoof of him the said George McKinness his heirs and assigns forever. And the said George Makinnes for and in consideration of the above one hundred acres of land and the live stock aforesaid and above mentioned so for him his heirs and assigns covenat and agree to and with the said Charles McKinness and Rachel his wife to find and keep the said Charles and Rachell his wife in sufficient victuals and drink washing lodging and clothing as is customary in country families for and during their natural life or lives at his the said George McKinnesses own proper costs and charges and the said Charles and his wife by these presents grant bargain and sell to the said George McKinness all the moveble planshing and furniture consisting of beds & bedding table pots and all furniture of whatsoever nature or kind they be and that they the said Charles & Rachel is now possessed of and the said George McKinness for and in consideration of the moveable planshing is to pay a debt due to William Jack Esq. and another Debt due to John Pots of six Dollars. In testimony whereof the contracting parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the seventh day of November 1804. Charles (his mark) McKinness sen. Rachel (her "K" mark) McKinness George McKinness Signed sealed and duly Executed in presence of the same being duly Read before signing and sealing Henry Evans Senior Henry Evans Junior Butler county Pa. On the seventh day of November Anno Domini 1804 personally came before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the peace for said county Charles McKinness senior and Rachel his wife and George McKinnis the parties within named and severally acknowledged the within Instrument of writing to be their act and Deed and may be Recorded as such Given under my hand and seal the seventh day of November 1804 Henry Evans Recorded the 7th Nov. 1804.3 Death 29 June 1816 Rachel Carr died on 29 June 1816 in Butler County, Pennsylvania.4,5 Event 13 May 1841 On 13 May 1841 (about 25 years after the death of their mother George McKinnis and John McKinnis made a legal agreement to settle a dispute that they had concerning the estate of their parents. They agreed to have the dispute settled by three "referees". The agreement was recorded in the Butler County, Pennsylvania, deed books and it indicated: 1. Both parties, George and John McKinnis, were sons of Charles McKinnis Sr., late of Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. 2. All maters between George and John McKinnis concerning the real and personal estate of Charles McKinnis, deceased, were to be settled by referees Israel Gibson, William Richardson and Robert Martin. 3. The referees were to take into account the agreement which was entered into on 7 Nov 1804 between Charles McKinnis Sr. and son George, and how the conditions of that agreement were complied with regards to George taking care of Charles McKinnis and his wife. 4. The referees were also to take into account how son John came into possession of the real or personal estate of the deceased from the time that his brother George left this county, which was 13 Apr 1809, until the time of the death of the mother of both parties, which was 29 June 1816. 5. The referees were to take into account the above mentioned article and the above mentioned services of John and they were to make out an award to the best of their judgement as to what they think was just and equitable between George and John.5 Event 1886 About 1886 Henry McKinnis, grandson of Charles McKinnis, wrote (spelling left as found): "Charles McKinniss was born in Scotland near a town called BonaBonner betwene Edinburgh and Glasgow A.D. 1722. Was impressed into the British Army at age of 22 in England about 1744 His regiment I think was called the GRANEDIER'S. He was in Gen. Ed. Braddack's ARMY in the FRENCH and INDIAN WAR: And was wounded in the left side and thigh. He was made a Caption, in 1755 he recived a PATENT for a track of land in Nova Scotia, Halifax is said to be setuated on the track. The patent called for, when Charles McKinniss died in 1806 his papers were placed in the hand of a SQUIRE_SKIELL and the papers were put into a pine box that would hold about two bushels and mice got into the box ate and destroyed the PATENT Pop was there in 1852 and Hiented for the PATENT but he said that at least half of the papers that were in the box were destroyed, and he could not fine anything like the PATENT. My Father was name James McKinniss. He was the youngest. He was 12 years old when his father died; My Father James, was born April 4-1794 on an island in the Ohio river 4 miles below Pittsburg, Pa. He was married August 18/1837. I am the youngest child. I was Born Nov. 2 1841 and now am 45 past. Have one brother living in california. Father died Sept. 8 1858 age 64 years 5 mo. 4 dats. Charles McKinniss was married to Rachel Carr when he was 50 years old about 1772. Their oldest child was name WILLIAM. he was born 1773 Next was ROBERT then CHARLES JOSEPH GEORGE and MARARET (she raised a family of 5 girles and 1 boy. Her husband was JOHN DICK. Next was JOHN then a girl who died at the age of 2 1/2 years. And last was my father JAMES. My FATHER JAMES used to write his name with two ss at the end untill about 1855. Then he dropped one S off. Uncle John, Charles, George, and Pop (James) were all together once, concluded to send Uncle John to see to getting the land, and something happenad so that he did not get off so that the claim state or GRANT was never settled. Charles McKinniss and Rachel Carr his wife are buried in -------BUTLER Cemetary, Butler County, Pa. They have TOMBSTONES of GRAY SANDSTONES but I don't know what is engrve on them. Charles was 72 when son James was born, my father was 47 yrs. 8 mo, 28 days when I was born, I had five boys, and three girls one died young in my famly. Henry McKinnis. This record I Jennie Dot McKinniss copies from my father copies that my sister Ellen was keeping was writen by my Father Henry McKinnis I Lorraine took this copy from my Aunt Jennie Dot McKinniss Miller;" [signature at bottom but cut off and unreadable on photocopy of original typed letter].1 Family Charles McKinnis b. 1722, d. 16 January 1806 Child 1. Robert McKinnis+ b. 21 Mar 1777, d. 22 Aug 18636 Citations 1. Henry McKinnis, family history notes, about 1886; typed copy provided by Paul Forstad, 4183 Apple Ridge Rd., Sedalia, Missouri; copy in possession of Craig Kieffer, 5409 Wehawken Rd., Bethesda, Maryland. A note at the top of the document states: "A Copy Of The McKinnis Family History That Was Written By Henry McKinnis, The Son Of James McKinnis, In 1886 OR 1887, This Typed Version Of His Original Letter Apparently Having Been Made By His Daughter, Jennie McKinnis Miller, At A Later Date." 2. Marriage date very approximate based on the birth date of the first known child. 3. Charles and Rachel McKinness to George McKinness, deed and agreement (7 November 1804), Butler County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book A, p. 77. 4. Death place probable based on residence at time of death and/or burial location. 5. Margaret Rettig, comp., research notes on Charles McKinnis, non-published, 1984; Butler Library genealogy room, N. McKean St., Butler, Pennsylvania. Cited Butler County, Pennsylvania Deed Book M, pp. 419-420. 6. Charles L. McKinnis, comp., Lineage of Charles McKinnis and Rachel Carr 1722-1914 (n.p., 1914), p. 2. The introduction of the book indicates that it was printed after the 10th annual McKinnis family reunion which was held 28 August 1913 in Tecumseh's Trail, Lafayette, Indiana and before the 11th reunion, which was going to be held in 1914. The book may have been printed in Otterbein, Indiana which was home of the compiler, Charles L. McKinnis. Compiler: Craig Kieffer, 5409 Wehawken Road, Bethesda, MD 20816-3139; [email protected]@aol.com
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