Person:Squire McKenzie (1)

Squire Caswell McKenzie
Facts and Events
Name Squire Caswell McKenzie
Gender Male
Birth? 8 Feb 1856 Claiborne, Louisiana, United States
Marriage to Fannie WELDIN
Death? Oct 1939 Woodsboro, Refugio, Texas, United States

Bio: Squire James M. McKinzie, Claiborne Parish, LA Source: Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of NorthwestLouisiana The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville, 1890 Submitted by: Gwen Moran-Hernandez

Squire James M. McKinzie. From this brief and incomplete view ofthe life record of Mr. McKinzie, it will be seen that his lifefrom earliest youth up has not been uselessly or idly spent. Hehas always been familiar with the details of planting, and as hehas made this his life occupation, he has accumulated a fairshare of this world's goods. He was born in Limestone County,Ala., in 1825, being on of the following family of children:David, Andrew, Lacy, Nicholas A., John T., James M., Sarah,Levina and Mary E. Their father, Alexander S. McKinzie, was aKentuckian, born about 1799, to David McKinzie. James M. McKinzie received a common-school educationin Tennessee, where his parents had moved when he was an infant,and here he attained man's estate and was married in 1846, toMiss Isabella M. McCann, a daughter of Thomas McCann. To them afamily of ten children has been born, eight of whom grew tomaturity: Alexander B., Mary E. (wife of S. S. Taylor), Sarah m.(wife of James A. Awbrey), Thomas D., Martha J. (wife of C. J.Kinder), Anna G. (wife of J A. Lowe), Leona J. and George R. Aninfant and James A. Are deceased. Mr. McKinzie came to Claiborne Parish, La., in 1850, and hassince devoted his attention to agriculture, being now the ownerof a good plantation of about 500 acres. He is a Democrat,politically, has held the office of justice of the peace forabout fourteen years, and for the past six years has been amember of the police jury. Socially he has been a member of theA. F. & A. M since 1858. He is an active member of the Christian Church, and since 1855 has been an elderin the same. Among his acquaintances and friends the respectshown him is in full keeping with his well establishedreputation of hospitality and sincere cordiality. To know him isto have a high admiration for him, for he is possessed of thosesterling characteristics which make a true man, and in hisintercourse with those around him he has won a host of warm friend.