Person:John McKemy (1)

John McKemy
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Name John McKemy
Alt Name John McKinney
Alt Name John McKemey
Gender Male
Birth? 1750
Marriage 1774 Augusta County, Virginiato Ann Davidson
Death[1] 1813

John McKemy (McKinney) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of 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.

Records in Rockbridge County, VA

Rockbridge Co, VA Will Book No 3, pp 529-530:
"Will of Elizabeth Davidson, Rockbridge County Virginia. To Wit: In the name of God amen I Elizabeth Davidson Senior of Rockbridge County being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind do make and constitiute this my last will and Testament and first of all I recommend my soul to Almight God who gave it my Body I recommend to the Earth to be decently buried. And as for such wordly goods as divine Probidence has bestowed upon me I dispose of in the manner following To wit, :first I Bequeath to my Grand Sons fifty four pounds to be divided as follows-
To Wit to John the Eldest ten pounds to James ten the balance to be equally Divided between the other two William & Robert.
To the three sisters of the above legetees I Bequeath fifty pounds to be equally divided between the sd Sisters Ann, Elizabeth, and Nancy.
To John McCemey I bequeath twenty dollars also to (Margunce Reid?) twenty dollars to my son Samuel Davidson I give one dollar the balance if any there be I bequeath to my Son John Davidson likewise my bed and Clothes of every kind & whatsoever property shall remain after my decrease and lastly I do constitute my son Jonn Davidson to execute this my last Will.
In Testimony whereof I have affixed my hand and seal this fifth day of March one Thousand eight hundred and thirteen."
(Signed) Elizabeth Davidson (seal)
Dicky Beard
William H. Letcher
At Rockbridge County Court May 3, 1813
A writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Elizabeth Davidson dec'd was produced in court by John Davidson Executor
Therein named and proved by the oath of Dicky Beard and William H. Letcher the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Copy Attest: AW Reid CRC
[Note: Elizabeth Davidson was the mother-in-law of John McKemy]

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.

  1. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).