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7. Elizabeth IRION36,37 was born in 1790 in North Carolina.30,36,38 She died on 5 December 1862 at the age of 72 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.36

McKinney & Elizabeth were First cousins.

1850 Lowndes Co MS Census Elizabeth Holderness was listed as 60 years of age,, born in NC [1790] with a property value of $21,000. Harriet age 13 was living with her. She had a total of 53 slaves. McKinney had died earlier that year and is on the mortality Census.
The Agricultural Census for that year gives the following for Elizabeth Holderness:
400 acres improved land; 1200 acres unimproved, $16,000 cash value of Farm
$600 worth of farm equipment
6 horse, 10 mules, 20 milk cow, 4 working oxen, 30 other cattle, 30 sheep, 100 hogs
$2110 worth of livestock
The farm had produced 2000 bu Indian corn, 150 bu oat, 53 bales ginned cotton, 50 lbs wool, 20 bu peas & bean, 50 bu sweet potatoes, 150 lbs butter
$240 value of homemade manufacture; $400 value animals slaughtered

Elizabeth had a considerable estate which she distributed among various nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Buried Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS.

Elizabeth IRION and Freeborn LUCE were married on 1 September 1809 in Elbert County, Georgia.31,39 Freeborn LUCE was born (date unknown).

Elizabeth IRION and McKinney HOLDERNESS were married on 18 March 1826 in Morgan County, Alabama.36 McKinney HOLDERNESS36, son of McKinnie HOLDERNESS and Cynthia POWELL, was born in 1792 in Wilkes County, Georgia.36 He died on 9 September 1850 at the age of 58 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.36,38

[The often seen date of birth for McKinney as 1792 does not seem correct. If Cynthia was his guardian following the death of his father, Lewis McLendon did not carry that forward in 1805. Therefore it would seem that McKinney was 21 at least by 1805 - making him born at least by 1784. Then his father would be too young, but it's also possible his birth year is off. I wonder if perhaps the first McKinnie Holderness was married before Cynthia Powell - maybe she was James' mother but not McKinnie's Perhaps McKinnie married the first wife while still in North Carolina and she never came to Georgia. The two boys seem to be quite far apart in age. Also McKinney never accepted any responsibility for his younger brother, or half-brother - he was in fact gone from Wilkes Co by 1818.]

Elbert Co GA DB R, p.119 2 Mar 1816. Elisha Brewer for $140 to William Irions both of Elbert Co, 20 A adj flat landing on Irions line, up river to mouth of a branch, up the branch to where Irions line crosses branch. Signed: E. Brewer. Wit: Joseph Yates, McKinney Holderness. Rec. 22 Sep 1818.

Had land in Morgan Co AL as early as 1818. Representative to state legislature from Morgan Co AL 1820-1821. One of the founding fathers of Decatur AL.
From "The Story of Selma" by Walter M. Johnson c1954: one of the buyers in the second sale of lots in Cahaba, Dallas Co AL was McKinney Holderness.
Begin to acquire land in Noxubee County MS in the 1830s but sold most of it by 1840. Lived in Columbus, MS in 1840, 1850. Belonged to First Methodist Church, Columbus. Left 26 slaves to his wife in his will, stating that she could send them to Liberia after her death if they behaved themselves properly. In 1860 his widow Elizabeth listed her real estate value as $40,000 and personal property as $70,000.

1830 Census. Morgan Co, AL
McKinney Holderness: 1m 20-30, 1m 30-40. 1f 30-40. 33 slaves.

Tax Records of Lowndes Co MS 1833-1840; Logan & Webb, 1992
Holdiness, McKinney:
1833- 80 acres
1834, 1835, 1836 - 400 acres - "Looks" (I believe this is Luxapala Creek which runs through Lowndes near Columbus and then eventually crosses the Alabama state line)
1837 - 400 acres - says "McBee" (was this perhaps who he purchased the land from? or another name for the creek?
1838 - 400 acres - Lux
1839 - 1000 acres - Looks & Prairie

1840 Census. Lowndes Co, MS
McK Holderness: 2 males 30-40. 1f under 5, 1f 20-30, 1f 30-40 (two households) 8 Slaves
Note: The adopted daughter Harriet, would have been age three - she is likely the young female. I did not find McKinney's brother James in this census, but he would have had at least four young children. Elizabeth's sister Parthenia had not yet married James Hayden, and it isn't known when her first husband died, but she would have had children, too. So no ideas as to the identity of the extra couple in the household.
2nd entry
McK Holderness: 1 male 30-40. 38 slaves.

The 1850 Census enumerator came to this household on 13 December 1850, and he did not count McKinney who had died in September. He is on the Census Schedule for those deceased in 1850. The couple had adopted Harriet Elizabeth Hayden, born about 1837. In 1841, McKinney Holderness and William M. Haden had taken out three land patents together. This is a curious juxtaposition of names.

Elizabeth IRION and McKinney HOLDERNESS had the following children:



Harriet Elizabeth HAYDEN.