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John McKinney was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John McKinney in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- 7 Dec 1790, Beverley Randolph certifies that John McKinney about 33 yrs of age (b. abt. 1757), late a private in the troop raised for an expedition against the Indians in year 1774 and disabled by several wounds at the Battle of Point Pleasant in the service of VA is continued pensioner at 15 lbs. annually, commencing 1 Jan 1790.
- Vol. 2 - Venable vs. Brown--O. S. 288; N. S. 101--Letter dated Green Creek, Bourbon County, Ky., 20th August, 1808, to Joseph Brown, Esq., Sheriff of Bath County, Va., signed John McKemey (McKinney?). Joseph's father was Colonel John Brown. John has been twice to see the Missouri; has his 2 oldest daughters married, the oldest lives at Green Creek and youngest lives about 70 miles up the Missouri. John hopes to move there this fall. Mr. Feemster has lost his property and is forced to live with his sister, Mrs. McCreary. John has been to the Louisiana; invites Joseph to come to Kentucky, where he can stay on place with John's son-in-law, Alexr. McPheeters, Jr. Alexr., Sr., lives in the neighborhood. Letter dated Cowpasture, 7th January, 1799, by John McKinney to Maj. John Brown, Cowpasture, Bath County. John brother David. Letter from Green Creek, Bourbon County, _____, 1794, by John McKinney to Capt. John Brown, Cowpasture, Bath County. McKinney says he has 4 girls and 1 boy and threatened with another one every day. Letter from same to same dated Lexington, Fayette County, 20th April, 1785. On 2d April inst., McKinney was shot in breast by Indians and breastbone shattered. Large number delinquent tax tickets from Bath.
Information on John McKinney
John McKinney qualified deputy sheriff, 20 Aug 1784, Augusta Co., and received pension for injuries received in public service by losing one arm and being otherwise disabled (shattered thigh), granted five pounds per annum, increased in 1786 and 1787, last record of payment, 1793.