Notes for Harlery Tuttle McKay: After being wounded in the Civil War at South Mountain (September 14, 1862--his leg was amputated), he was sent home on furlough. He was detached to Columbus, Mississippi as a shoemaker (order #39 issued by General Lee on February 3, 1863). He was still on the rolls serving "detached duty" of the 26th Alabama in April 1864. Family traditionalso identifies Harley's nephew, George S. McKay (son of Christopher C. McKay) as a member of the 26th Alabama Infantry. Harley is found in the 1870 Marion County, Alabama census (Pikeville, Western District) where his is listed as a 37 year-old shoemaker. By the 1880 Johnson County, Texas census, Harley and his family were living in Texas next to his brother Reuben. Harley is listed in that census as a farmer. Family oral tradition (as related by Harley's son George) recalls Harley's story of crossing the Mississippi River on a trip made in a wagon. The family seems to have moved to Ellis County, Texas by 1882 (probably because they could obtain land there). By that time, Harley had had resumed his occupation as a shoemaker. The 1900 Ellis County census shows him as a shoemaker as well. Regarding his ministry, his wife Minerva's tombstone identifies her as the "wife of Rev. H. T. McKay." His death certificate lists him as a "retired minister."
More About Harlery Tuttle McKay: Date born 2: One source indicates birthplace of Glasgow, Scotland. Burial: Unknown, Bristol Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Census 1: 1870 Marion County, Alabama census shows him living with his family in Pikesville (enumeration district 24). He is listed as a shoemaker.. Census 2: 1860 Marion County, Alabama census shows him at P. O. Aston's Store on June 29, 1860. He has $150 in real estate and $700 in personal estate.. Census 3: 1880 Johnson County, Texas census (preceinct 4, enumeration district 84) shows him living next door to his brother Reuben McKay.. Census 4: 1900 Ellis County, Texas census (precinct 2) shows him living in Ennis on Quentin Street with his second wife, that wife's daughter, and the daughter's 3 children. Died 2: Cause of death: senility with contributing condition of poor digestion. Died 3: Harley is buried between his two wives.. Military service: Confederate Army--private, Company H, 26th Alabama Infantry; wounded by bombshell at South Mountain in September 14, 1862 (had leg amputated and was sent home on furlough). See "Marion County, Alabama Civil War Veterans" by Dorothy Shore Stalcup.. Nationality: William C. McKay's death certificate (Texas #6518) indicates that his father was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his moter in London England. Occupation: 1910 Census (in the East India community) lists him as a retired minister and janitor. Religion: Served in ministry.
More About Harlery Tuttle McKay and Sarah Ann Talkington: Marriage: 1889.
More About Harlery Tuttle McKay and Minerva Jane Warren: Marriage: Abt. 1858, Alabama.
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