Person:John McKim (5)

John T. McKim
m. 14 Sep 1796
  1. John T. McKim1797 - 1855
  2. Thomas Ross McKim1800 - 1873
m. 20 Dec 1821
  1. Daniel M. McKim1828 - 1917
  2. John T. McKim, Jr.1830 - 1885
  3. William M. McKim1839 - 1888
  4. Permelia Ann McKim1841 - 1925
m. 6 Oct 1842
  1. James A. McKim1843 - 1881
  2. Elmira McKim1845 - 1901
  3. Nancy C. McKimAbt 1847 -
  4. Edward Franklin McKim1854 - 1922
Facts and Events
Name John T. McKim
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4] 17 Aug 1797 Kentucky, United States(date calculated from grave marker)
Residence[6] 1801 New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Marriage 20 Dec 1821 Perry County, Indiana(his 1st wife, her 2nd husband; 10 children)
to Permelia Cummins
Residence[5] 1825 Perry, Indiana, United StatesJustice of the Peace
Census[7] 1830 Spencer, Indiana, United States
Residence[5] 1837 Perry, Indiana, United StatesCounty Commissioner
Marriage 6 Oct 1842 Perry, Indiana, United States(his 2nd wife, her 2nd husband; had 5 children)
to Elizabeth Lanman
Census[4] 1850 Perry, Indiana, United States
Other[1][5] From 1849 to 1850 Perry, Indiana, United StatesState Senator for Perry County
Death[2][3] 4 Jun 1855 Perry County, Indiana
Burial[2][3] McKim Cemetery, Perry County, Indiana"Aged 57 yrs. 9 mos. 18 dys."

[NOTE: I have seen in several places online the claim that John McKim was born in New Madrid, Missouri, but I have yet to see a citation to any kind of reliable source. The settlement was established in 1788 as a trading post and for its first couple of decades there were never more than perhaps 100 residents in the neighborhood. There are no "McKim" listings in the 1796 census and the name is not mentioned in the Goodspeed history (which lists most of the earliest settlers). Also, going out to Missouri and then back to Indiana is a very atypical, retrograde migration pattern at this very early period. I suspect this assertion originated with World Family Tree on Ancestry, so I'm not accepting this claim until I see some documentation. --Mike (mksmith) 09:51, 30 August 2009 (EDT)]

  1. De la Hunt, Thomas James. Perry County: A History. (Indianapolis, Indiana: W. K. Stewart Co., 1916)
    pp. 273-4.

    John McKim, in early years of Clark Township, associated with the Baptist Church, and prominent politclly
    One of the two magistrates chosen at the first township election in 1819. [This appears to be an error, a confusion of John with his presumed uncle Robert.]
    Elected to the Indiana State Legislature as a Democrat, 1849.<ref></ref>
    Family of 10 children by wife Permelia, daughter of Pioneer Ephraim Cummings

    Note: p. 20 - Robert McKim Elected a Justice of Peace for Clark Township 27 Nov 1819

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Van Winkle, Harold, and Gary M. Lanman. The Lanman Genealogy: The Descendants of James Lanman of Perry County, Indiana. (Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen Publishing, 1986).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Find A Grave.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Anderson Township, Perry County, Indiana, in United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432)
    HH 114, Fam 114.

    McKim, John, 52, farmer, RE=$1200, b. KY
    , Elizabeth, 40, b. KY
    , Daniel, 22, b. IN
    , John, 20, b. IN
    , Lucinda, 18, b. IN
    , Sarah, 16, b. IN
    , George, 14, b. IN
    , William, 11, b. IN
    , James, 6, b. IN
    , Amelia A, 9, b. IN, Ellmira, 5, b. IN
    , Nancy C, 3, b. IN
    , Maria M, 1, b. IN

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885).

    p. 810
    John and Permelia (Commngs) McKim, natives of Missouri and Kentucky respectively, were married and located in Clark Township, Perry Indiana. They were members of the Baptist Church.
    John represented Perry County in the State Legislature in 1849, elected by the Democratic Party. Both John and Permelia are buried in the family cemetery.
    Their ninth child, William M. McKim, is a respected citizen of Clark Township.

    pp. 613, 614
    John McKim was elected a Justice of the Peace of Perry County in 1825, a County Commissioner in 1837, and a State Representative in 1850.

    Note: p. 539 - Robert McKim [presumed uncle of John] was elected a Justice of the Peace in Perry County in 1819.

  6. Stonecipher, Elmer Thomas. "Some Information Concerning the History of the McKim Family of Harrison and Perry Counties, Indiana". ts, 26 Oct 1975. Attached to "William McKim" in Walker - McKim Family by Sharon McKim and Alfred Walker, Family Trees
    accessed 1 Feb 2020.

    From family bible of Henry W. McKim [grandson of Thomas McKim], who died 24 Feb 1933
    -Wm. McKim lived at Rising sun, IN in 1800, emigrated to New Madrid, MO, where Thomas McKim was born in autumn of that year. Wm McKim died in New Madrid and 4 members of family moved to Perry county, IN where Thomas McKim m. Sarah Bird in 1823. They moved to Meade County KY a few yrs later.

    Research citing evidence that William McKim and family were in New Madrid, Missouri by 1801, but left sometime after 1807. Four members of the family are said to have returned" to Perry County, including [sons] John and his brother Thomas, and also a Robert, possibly (based on age) their uncle

    Information for John McKim sites History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, Perry County : a history, and John's marriage records in Perry County.

    See also: William McKim; Thomas McKim; and Robert McKim

  7. Carter, Spencer, Indiana, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M19).

    John McKim
    2 males under 5, 1 male 30-40
    1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 20-30

    Robert McKim
    1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 50-60
    1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50