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* Maps of McKissack Scotish origin
* McKissack Book "The Lives and Times of Some Descendants of John and Rebeccah McKissack 1740 - 1940" by David McKissack
John, William, Robert, Thomas
more info about John on webpage:
John MCKISSACK was born about 1720 in Virginia, Pennsylvania or Scotland (research not conclusive). He died 1799 in Person County, North Carolina. John MCKISSACK married Rebeccah SIMMONDS (born about 1720).
They were originally in Edgecombe Co North Carolina where John purchased land in 1744. Edgecombe is a rural county situated one hour's drive east of Raleigh, North Carolina and two hour's drive inland from the Atantic Ocean.
JOHN AND REBECCAH'S 4 CHILDREN *:
* Robert McKissack was born 1754 in NC and died unknown. (The only record of him is that he is on a 1771 tax list with his father in NC and he is 16 years of age. He was not in his father's will of 1800 Person Co NC, so presumed dead by that year.
* Thomas McKissack
THIS TEXT IN RED NEEDS FIXED / Check dates, doesn't read right was born 24 Dec 1755 in Person Co NC and died 24 APR 1826 in Pulaski, Maury Co.,Tennessee.
William and Jeannette had 8 CHILDREN:
James Thomson MCKISSACK, birth: Oct. 30, 1823 -, Maury, Tennessee
Thomas Forham MCKISSACK, birth: Nov. 7, 1825 — , Maury, Tennessee
Don Juan Halenson MCKISSACK, birth: Jan. 12, 1828 — , Maury, Tennessee
Alex Coglo MCKISSACK, birth: Apr 30, 1831 — , Maury, Tennessee
William MCKISSACK, birth: Apr 2, 1842 — , Maury, Tennessee
Lucy Hudson MCKISSACK, birth: 1834 Aug 11 — , Maury, Tennessee
Jessie Helen MCKISSACK, birth: 1838 Jan 3 — , Maury, Tennessee
Susan Peters MCKISSACK, birth: Nov 30, 1821 — June 22, 1983, Maury, Tn.
* John McKissack born 1740 in North Carolina and died June 1815 in Putman Co., Georgia. John McKissack married Jane Hudson.
James, William, Duncan, Jonathon, Thomas J,
Archibald W., John, Elizabeth, Mary "Polley", Nancy, Lucy
MORE ABOUT JOHN McKISSACK: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=klineclan&id=I10562
Jane HUDSON; born about 1745 in Caswell Beach, Brunswick, North Carolina and died about 1819 in Putnam County, Georgia.
JOHN AND JANE'S 11 CHILDREN:
Mary "Polly" McKissack was born 1760/1770/1778 in Caswell Co NC and died 1840 in Jasper Co Ga. She married Samuel Pennington.
William McKissack was born 1770 in Caswell Co NC and died Apr 1848 in Polk Co Tn. He married Mary McConnell. Their children: John born 28 Feb 1791 Jefferson Co Tn and died 28 Aug 1855 Polk Co Tn married Martha Williams, William Henry born 1893 Tn and died 19 Apr 1877 Missouri married 1. Sarah Williams 2. Kathern WAshburn, Mary born 1794 Tn married Joshua Guinn, Susannah born 1794 Tn and died after 1850 Tn, Abraham born 1802 Tn and died 1874 Polk Co Tn married 1. Roseanna 2. Althea Harris, Rebecca, James who was killed in the 1820's in Saline Co Mo.
Duncan McKissack was born 1771 in Bute, Caswell Co, NC and died Mar 1850 in Jasper Co Ga. His wife's name is unknown. Duncan's 6 children: John F McKissack Sr born 1794 Tn and died Mar/Apr 1872 Jasper Co Ga married Epsada Daniel, Abigail born 1800 Jasper Co Ga and died 1850/1860 Limestone Co Tx, Sarah born 1802 Jasper Co Ga and died 1850/1860 Limestone Co Tx, Thomas W born 1808 Jasper Co Ga and died 4 July 1888 Jasper Co Ga married Jane H Allen, Young William H born 1814 Jasper Co Ga and died 17 Nov 1881 Limestone Co Tx married Frances E Adams, Isaac Duncan born 1819 Jasper Co Ga and died 1865 in Falls Co, TX he never married and was murdered.
Jonathan McKissack was born 1772 in Caswell Co NC and died 9 Jan 1813 in Person Co NC. He married Nancy Gray.
Archibald W. McKissack was born 1774 in Caswell Co NC and died 1856 in Henry Co Al. He married Lucy Ann Ellis in Clark County, GA, 3-1-1802. Lucy Ann Ellis was born in Rowan County, NC 3-5-1782 daughter of Radford Ellis Sr. and Elizabeth Macay. Lucy died 3-31-1849 in Henry County, AL. Archibald and Lucy's children: William born 1803 Ga and married Mariah Ward, Mary born 29 Nov 1807 Ga and died 5 May 1845 and was buried in Perryman Cemetery in Henry Co Al and married Matthew Thomas Perryman 1800-1853, Radford Ellis born 1810 Putnam Co Ga and died 1882 Henry Co Al and married Mary Martha Jones 1831-1879, Archibald W born 15 Feb 1820 Putnam Co Ga an died 18 Feb 1883 and buried in Shorterville Bapt Cemetery in Henry Co Al married Mary Fidelia (Fydelia) Rison Jan 1827-July 1,1904, Elizabeth born 1823 Henry Co Al and died in Tx married 1. Pierce Harris 2. James Connelly, John Wesley born 10 Oct 1827 Henry Co Al and died 11 Oct 1906 in Clarke Co Ms married Elizabeth Jane Shanks 1831-1884.
Elizabeth McKissack was born 1776 in Caswell Co NC and died unknown. She married George Breeding.
Lucinda "Lucy" McKissack was born 1780 in Tn and died unknown. She married John Stewart.
Lucinda and John's children: William, Elizabeth born 1811 Ga and died 15 Mar 1896 married 1. Benjamin Goolsby 2. George Britt, Mary "Polly' Stewart married 1. Edmund Byron 2. William N Jones 3. Mr Baldwin, Thomas born 1812 Ga and died 1850 Sumter Co Ga married Lucinda Laws, James Madison born 30 Apr 1812 Ga and died 1880/1890 Covington Al and married 1. Mary Ann Laws 2. Louisa McNeil, John Floyd born 1813 Ga and died 25 July 1890 Rose Hill Al and married 1. Elizabeth White 2. Lucinda White 3. Mary Sowder, Evaline who died as an infant, Robert who died as an infant, Matilda born 1825 Ga and died 1850 Randolph Co Al.
John McKissack was born 1785 in Tn and died after 1850 probably in Tallapoosa Co Al. He married Rachel Simmons 1815 Ga. John and Rachel's only know child: Sarah Ann B born 1821 Ga and died in Jefferson Co Al married Littleberry Meeks.
Nancy McKissack was born 1788 in Cocke or Sevier Co Tn and died 1850 in Meriwether Co Ga. she married Clement Allen, her cousin. Nancy and Clement's children: Young Stokes born 4 Apr 1802 Ga married Frances Allen his first cousin, Josiah born 25 July 1804 Ga and died 25 Feb 1874 married Sarah Ann Atkinson, John Cunningham born 23 Oct 1807 married Mary Jackson, Elizabeth Judge born 9 Jan 1809 Ga married John Horn, Drewry Meek born 14 Apr 1811 Ga and died 19 May 1871 married Martha Caroline Rogers, Sarah Ann Bird born 3 Jly 1813 Ga and died Nov 1813 Ga, Lucinda Pierce born 12 Oct 1814 Ga married Locke Steward, Nancy Daniel born 28 Jan 1917 Ga and died 14 July 1889 married John D Thurmand, James C born 8 Aug 1819 Ga an died 4 Jan 1876 married 1. Adelaide Gichet 2. Nancy Ramey.
Thomas Jefferson McKissack was born 1773 in Caswell Co NC and died 9 May 1836 in Russell Co Al. He married Mary Browning.
William, Robert B, Jeremiah, Archibald L, Nancy, Joseph T, Thomas B, James, Rebecca, John Wesley
Thomas McKissack bought land in Jones County, GA, in 1812. Tax records in 1813, indicate that Thomas McKissack bought land that later became part of a famous plantation, the Jarrell Plantation, which is today a state park and museum near Macon, GA.
Thomas and Mary were massacred by Indians, May 9, 1836, during the Creek Indian War* in Alabama as they were fleeing toward safety in Columbus, Ga from their plantation in Russell Co Alabama. Thomas had lived in Ga, then went to Henry Co Al and had land there. When the Indian land opened up in upper Alabama, he got land there and moved up to Russell Co Al. He had a big plantation there. When the Creek Indians began their revolt, he along with other people started fleeing up the Old Federal Road toward Columbus Ga and safety. But they didnt make it and were killed along with their overseer as they were in the first wagon. It was said their bodies were taken to Fort Mitchell, Alabama and buried but we have found no record of that. David McKissack went to Fort Mitchell but had no luck.
* Creek is the European name given to the Muscogee Indians because of their geographic location (living near creeks). In the 1500's the Muscogee occupied nearly all of what is the southeast United States. In the 1600's, the Cherokee, and later the Europeans, drove them west to Alabama and finally to what is now Oklahoma.
THOMAS AND MARY'S CHILDREN:
Robert B McKissack was born 1812 in Putnam Co Ga and died 1850/1860 in Marshall Co Ms. He married Mary Betsy Coppage/Coppege. Her parents were Charles and Martha Coppage/Coppege. Their children were: Missouri T McKissack who married John A McCombs, Jane McKissack, Lucy A McKissack, Thomas McKissack, Tyberias McKissack, John R McKissack.
Jeremiah McKissack was born 1803 in Putnam Co Ga and died 1857 on his plantation near East Tallassee, Tallapoosa Co Al. He married Anne Stephens. Their children were:Mary Ann E who married Eli Warthan, Martha Caroline "Carrie" who married Edward James, Dr James Wesley who married Cornelia Harriet Andrews, Jesse Arnold who never married, Robert Green who married Nancy Jane Freeman, Jeremiah who married Sarah M Averrett, Asberry Filetus who married Mrs Josephine Mann Gregory, Sophronia Lavinia Antoinette Jane who married her first cousin, Joseph Tarpley Hodges (son of her aunt, Nancy McKissack Hodges), Andrew Martin Van Buren who never married and perished in the civil war, George Artemus who married Sarah Ealon Gregory.
Nancy McKissack was born 1808 in Putnam Co Ga and died after 1880 in Tallapoosa Co Al. She married Howell Hodges. Nancy and Howell's child: Joseph Tarpley Hodges
Joseph T McKissack was born 1809 in Putnam Co Ga and died after 1860 in Tunica Co Ms. As far as we know he never married.
Thomas B McKissack was born 1811 in Putnam Co Ga and died 1878/1879 in Lee Co Al. He married first Rebecca Leander Jones Stoker (1809-1888) and second wife: Kasiah. Thomas and Rebecca's children: Parthenia Antoinette married Wade Hampton Jones Jr, Thomas Franklin married 1. Sarah A Booth 2. Ella Virginia Walderman, Rebecca Leander married Henry Epperson. Thomas and Kisiah's children: M McKissack (female), P McKissack (female), Robert married Addie, Sallie, Joseph married Minnie.
James McKissack was born 1816 or 1826 in Putnam Co Ga and died unknown.
Rebecca McKissack was born 1818 in Putnam Co Ga and died 1862/1866 in Russell Co Al. She married first Hastings Madden and second William Parnell Bassett or William B. Barrett. Rebecca and Hastings children: John D, Frances Catherine "Kit". Rebecca and William's children: Mary Berella married Gilbert H Vinson, Robert William married Annie, Sallie Lavenia married William M Vise, James.
John Wesley McKissack was born 1814/1819/1820 in Putnam Co Ga and died 1880/1900 in Mississippi. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Harris 16 Sep 1849 in Tallapoosa Co Al. John and Elizabeth's children: John Wesley Jr married Elizabeth Dill, George W married Mrs Elizabeth Thompson, Rachel married J Matt Goolsby, Nancy Ann married James L Thompson, Sarah E married Henry Tilden Wren, James H married Emily Jane Crouch. William H married Sallie Priddy.
Their names are:
Elizabeth Dill McKissick b. 1856 d. 1932; William W McKissick b. Feb. 4, 1869 d. Jul. 11, 1930; Minnie Lee Inmon McKissick b. Oct. 10, 1872 d. Oct. 9, 1966; John Thomas McKissick b. Dec. 20, 1877 d. Dec. 3, 1946; Cluffiea Raden McKissick b. 1879 d. 1950; George Aron McKissick b. Jun. 18, 1881 d. Feb. 24, 1964; Emma McKissick b. 1885 d. 1905; Dora McKissick b. Feb. 18, 1886 d. May 23, 1972; Julia E. McKissick Cruber b. 1888 d. 1949; Willie Lee McKissick Hicks (female) b. Oct. 13, 1898 d. Feb. 6, 1979; Clemmie Irene McKissick b. Mar. 28 d. Apr. 10, 1958; Gertrude McKissick b. May 12, 1909 d. Jul. 29, 1993; John W. McKissick b. 1853 d. 1929; Johnny May McKissick b. Oct. 15, 1897 d. Jun. 25, 1921; Leonard Charles McKissick b. Jun. 15, 1903 d. Mar. 3, 1976; Jean McKissick Metcalfe b. Dec. 8, 1907 d. Apr. 19, 1968; Lovdy Mae McKissick b. 1908 d. 1967; Winfred T. McKissick b. Mar. 12, 1909 d. Mar. 10, 2002; Mitchell McKissick b. Apr. 28, 1910 d. Feb. 13, 1943; Reba Fay McKissick b. Nov. 7 d. Sep. 4, 1921; Ruby Lee McKissick b. Mar. 28, 1911 d. Jul. 30, 1938
Here is an odd observation: It appears that Gertrude McKissick Birth: May 12, 1909 Death: Jul. 29, 1993 is buried in two different cemeteries. She has a stone at: Fellowship Cemetery and at Crossroads Christian Church Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi. I wonder what this story is?
Archibald L. (1806 - 1864) married Martha Lucinda Burrow
John J, Mary Sophronia, William M, Rebecca Sivoria, James P, Sarah Ann Lavonia
Archibald L McKissack was born 14 Jan 1806 in Putnam Co Ga and died 4 aug 1864 in Carroll Co Ga. He was murdered by Union Soldiers when they came to his house during the civil war. He married Martha Lucinda Burrow (sister to Mary Burrow) Her parents were Phillip Burrow and Leah Jones. Their children: John J who married Samantha E Johnson, Mary Sophronia who married first Phillip J Burrow her first cousin and second Mr Plott, Sarah Ann Lavonia who married William James Leake, James P who married Sarah Elizabeth Entrekin; William M. (1849 - 1890) married Rebecca Emeline Leake.
John Singleton, Lucinda Frances, William Archibald,
James Emmett, Thomas Emory, Eunice May