Descendants of early Crittenden County settlers Vincent and Nancy (Newton) McKinney will dedicate a memorial tombstone in their honor at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 25. All descendants and friends of the family are invited to the Asbridge Cemetery for the event. The McKinneys moved to Kentucky from Jefferson County, Tennessee raising a family of several children whose descendants still live in the area. Their children were: William A., John M., Mary E., Mariah J., James Harrison, Prudence V., Calvin F., Joseph Newton, Sarah Ann, Lorena E.A., Thomas Jefferson, and Martha C. McKinney.
Vincent, born in 1808, died February 1868. Nancy lived from about 1816 and died after June 1880. Now more than 145 years later, the family collaborated to erect a tombstone in their memory. A farmer by occupation, Vincent McKinney along with his family left Tennessee around 1850 and migrated to Crittenden County. On January 4, 1853, for the sum of $100, he purchased a parcel of about 400 acres, part of which bordered Claylick Creek. They apparently lived there the rest of their lives, and are likely buried at this homestead. Several children and grandchildren of the couple are buried at Asbridge Cemetery. For this reason and its proximity to the McKinney farm, the family chose this cemetery for the memorial marker.
For more details about the dedication, contact Matthew T. Patton at (215) 285-0920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published 23 October 2014, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/