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The James (Cowboy) McKinley Family Page

Updated August 17, 2002

Jim McKinley
P.O. Box 291
San Marcos, TX 78667-0291
A-United States
(512) 396-4891

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From the ancient Gaelic name Dhuibh, pronounced Duff. Came MacDuff (in Gaelic Mac means son-of) therefore MacDuff means son-of-Duff. From these early MacDuffs came Finda Mor who's sons from his first wife Reid took the name of Mac Ianla, from Fionn-laidh which is the Gaelic form of Findlay, meaning son of Findlay. These four sons settled at "The Annie" a corruption of the Gaelic An-Abhainfheidh, meaning "The Ford of the Stag," which is near Callender in Perthshire. In Scotland it was MacKinlay and in Ireland after James "The Trooper" MacKinlay went there in 1690 came the name McKinley.

I am researching my great-grandmothers family. She was Rosa Lee Grimes b 30 Sep 1873 in Mississippi and d 6 May 1956 in Jackson, Mississippi. She married Henry Lee Crook 28 Feb 1892 in Rankin County, Mississippi. I would like info on her, I have info on the Crooks back to North Carolina.

I am also researching surnames; Alford, Gould, Gunter, Hamilton, James, and Stevens.

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Family Photos

  • Micajah McKinley (86 KB)
    My Grandfather Micajah Colbert McKinley 1879-1959
  • John McKinley (107 KB)
    This is copy of the picture of John McKinley, my 3rd great-grandfather, that appears in the book "From The OX CART To The MOON" by A.P. McKinley.
  • Richard McKinley's Family (342 KB)
    1. Ernest Guy McKinley, 2.Annie Crowder McKinley, 3. Micajah Colbert McKinley, 4. Mary Emma McKinley, 5. Virgil Parks McKinley, 6. Maude McKinley, 7. Richard Webster McKinley, 8. Mary Caroline (McKinley) Meigs, 9. Lillian Ermine (McKinley) Allen, 10. Bessie McGraw (Maude's Sister). Taken prior to June 1956.
  • Days Gone By!!!!!!! (195 KB)
    This picture was taken of the Flint River Ferry on GA 127 a couple of months before it ceased operation and was pulled from the river. It was the last operating ferry in the state of Georgia. The highway to the south approach was paved but the approach to the north side was graveled the last mile or so. We need to record our history before it is gone, and then all we can do is sit around and think about it!

Related Files

  • The Origin of the name McKinley. (1 KB)
    This was found on Nancy McKinley's Web Page "McKinley's, One & All" . Visit her site she has a lots of info to share.
  • John McKinley's Letter to Charles McKinley (4 KB)
    The following letter was written by John on 28 July 1855 to his brother Charles, who had moved to Texas in 1849. I located it the book "History of Pike County 1827-1987". It gives some insight into the hardships our earlier ancestors went through. It also gives a good insight into the politics of the time, some 5 years before the Civil War. At the time it had taken a letter Charles' had written to John about a month to get from Texas to Georgia, and we complain about the mail.

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