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100. Susannah ADAMSON was born in 1806 in Tennessee.28 She died on 11 August 1840 at the age of 34.5

Susannah ADAMSON and James MCKIMMEY were married on 15 September 1822 in Wayne County, Indiana.38 James MCKIMMEY was born in 1796 in North Carolina. He died before 17 June 1876 at the age of 80 in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.

The name appears to be McKimmey in the Wayne Co Will Book copy of Jonathan Adamson's will, but I doubt that was correct. It is McKinney in the transcribed marriage records. However in the digital images of the Marriages Licenses for Wayne Co on, the name is plainly James McKimmey to Susannah Adamson - license issued 11 Sep 1822; married by Samuel Taylor, Elder, on 15 Sep 1823.

Was Susannah Adamson a second wife?
1820 Census, Wayne Co IN:
James McKinney, 1m 26-45. 1f under age 10. 1f age 16-26.

2 Oct 1834. James McKimmey of Henry Co IN received a Land Patent. The East half of the SE quarter, Section 1, Twp 19 North, Range 9 East. 80 acres. Land Office at Indianapolis - land now falls in Delaware County

If this is the same James - then who are all the 12 children? and it would seem a spouse was counted. There is no date on the census record. You would expect that some of the males would be found in Delaware Co in 1850 - yet the only other McKimmey than James was Jesse McKimmey, b. 1804 in NC and possibly a brother to James.
1840, Delaware, IN
James McKinney: 1m under 5, 4m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 40-50
1f 5-10, 2f 10-15, 2f 15-20, 1f age 30-40

There is a James McKimmey in the 1850 census in Delaware Co, IN. Since Susannah had died in 1840, one would expect him to marry again. If this is the same James in 1850, he would appear that he had just married someone with children from two former husbands - I have found no marriage record for a second marriage. Hh 251
James McKimmey, 54, b. NC
Nancy, 43, b. TN
McClain children: Ruth, 18, Joel 17, both born in IN
Joseph Gallion, 16, b. Illinois
the other Gallion children b. Indiana:
James, 14, Jesse 12, Nan A., 9. William F. 7, Susannah 4, and Rachel & David P. both age 1.
My Note: after studying census records, James McKimmey's will, etc - I believe this is the truth of this record. Ruth had married James McClain in 1848 and he was probably already dead, Joel's name just assumed to be the same as hers. Joseph Gallion, b. in Illinois was the child of Nancy's first marriage. The others marked as Gallions were actually all McKimmey children - James & Jesse sons of Rachel Adamson, the others were children of Nancy & James McKimmey.

1860 Census. Delaware, IN, Monroe Twp, Hh 303
James McKimmey, 64, b. NC
Nancy, 54, b. TN
William H., 17, Susannah, 14, Rachel, 10 (no different surname - all born IN)

I have no idea if this is the same person
IRS Tax Assessments; Indiana, Dist 5, August & September, 1865
McKimmey & McLain, Richwoods, Butcher Wagon

1870 Census. Muncie, Delaware, IN, Hh 91
James McKimmey, 74, Retired Farmer, b. NC
Nancy, 64, b. TN
John Thornburg, 22, School Teacher, b. IN
Lewis Wilson, 22, attending School, b. IN

The digital image of a Will has been posted on an Ancestry family tree. p.203 can be read, but the source is otherwise unidentified. The names of some of the children are similar to those listed in 1850, many very typical of Adamson given names, and the numbers could somewhat explain the children in 1840.
James McKimmey's Will
Be it remembered that on this 17th day of June AD 1876, the following Will was filed and presented for Probate and entered of Record in these word, to wit:
In the name of the Benevolent Father of All, I, James McKimmey of Muncie, Indiana, do hereby make and publish this as my last Will and Testament as follows, to wit:
Item 1. I will and direct that at my death all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid.
Item 2. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Nancy McKimmey, all my household goods and furniture and $1000.00 in Cash in lieu of her interest in my Estate that the Statutes of this State would give her. And I desire my Executors to loan out that money at ten percent interest and to pay her the interest and as much of the principal as she may need to render her comfortable.
Item 3. I have advanced to my daughter Nancy Ann McLain $275 more than to my other children counting a note for that amount which I hold on her and which I wish given up to her, and I give desire and bequeath $275 in cash to each of my other children, to wit: Joel R. McKinney, Lavina B. McKimmey [believed copied wrong - this is son Levin Bishop McKimmey], James N., McKimmey, Jesse W. McKimmey, Araminta Shaw, Margaret Modlin, Hannah Barda [Baxla], Ruth Heath, Susan Thornburgh and Rachael West, and after the payment of all the foregoing items, I give, devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate both Real and personal to all my said eleven children equally, share and share alike.
Item 4. I hereby nominate appoint as Exectors of this my Last Will and Testament my sons Joel R. McKimmey and Jesse W. McKimmey.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 19th day of June 1875
Signed: James McKimmey
Signed and acknowledge by said James McKimmey as his Last Will and Testament in our presence, and signed by us in his presence: C. W. Moor, Frederick W. Heath
on p.204 - Charles W. Moon testified to the will and the signing thereof. 17 Jun 1876.

Susannah ADAMSON and James MCKIMMEY had the following children:



Arminta MCKIMMEY was born in 1825 in Indiana.

Arminta married Daniel Shaw, 1 Jun 1847, Wayne Co IN

1850 Census. Perry Twp, Wayne, IN, Hh 127
Daniel Shaw Jr., 24, b. IN
Armitte, 25, b. IN
James W., 2 b. IN



Margaret MCKIMMEY was born in 1827 in Indiana.

Margaret married William Modlin, 2 Mar 1843, Henry Co IN

1850 Census. Delaware Co - right after her father, Hh 252
William Madlin, 25. Margaret, 23
John W., age 6



Levin Bishop MCKIMMEY was born in 1828 in Indiana.

Married 12 Nov 1849 to Catherine Jane Underhill, Wayne Co, IN

1850 Census. Wayne Co, Hh 143
Leven McKimmey, 22, Carpenter, b. IN
Jane, 23, b. IN
Manerva R. Underhill, 16, b. IN
in Hh 142
Jane Underhill, 63, b. NC
Julia A., 27, b. IN
Jessee, 20, Farmer, b. IN



Hannah MCKIMMEY was born in 1830 in Indiana.

Hannah married Hiram K. Baxla, 6 Jun 1850, Delaware, IN

1850 Census. Mount Pleasant Twp, Delaware, IN, Hh 397
Julian Baxla, 49, b. TN
Catharine, 49, b. Ohio
Mary 18. Charlotte 14. Elisabeth, 12. Harriet Jane, 24 - all b. Ohio
Hiram A. Baxla, 34, b. IN
Hannah, age 20, b. IN

1860 Census. Mount Pleasant, Delaware, IN, Hh 951
Hiram A. Baxley, 32, Carpenter, ditto'd for b. Ohio
Hannah, 30, b. NC
Susannah C. 10. John P. 8. R. Emiline, 6. Julian S., 6 (male). James W. age 1
Albert Wilson, 10
previous house is
Julian Baxley, 59, b. TN
and the house before Julian was James McKinney, Hannah's brother.



Ruth MCKIMMEY was born in 1831 in Indiana.

Ruth "McKinney" married James McClain, 12 Nov 1848. He may have died soon after the marriage because she was back home living with her father as Ruth McLane in 1850. No James McClain of the right age was found in 1850. She then married as Ruth McClain to Thomas Heath, 8 Dec 1853 - he had been married previously

1860 Census. Salem Twp, Delaware, IN
Thomas Heath, 48, b. NC
Ruth 29, b. IN
William B., 20, b IN; Denetia E., 14; David, 10. (children of Thomas's first wife)
James N. 5, Sarah E., 2, and Elmira, age 3 months.



Joel R. MCKIMMEY was born on 5 August 1834 in Henry County, Indiana.

Joel married 23 Aug 1855 to Anna Modlin, Delaware Co IN

1860 Census. Monroe Twp, Delaware, IN, Hh 293
Joel R/B McKimmey, 26, Farmer, b. IN
Anna, 25
Lindy W. age 3, male
Sarah C., age 1

Excerpts from A Portrait and Biographical Record of Delaware County, Indiana A. W. Bowen & Co, 1894.
p.360 - Muncie City
Joel R. McKimmey was elected sheriff of Delaware Co in 1880: he was born in Henry Co, IN, 5 Aug 1834. Later in that same year, the family moved to Salem Township, Delaware Co, where he was raised. He married Anna Modlin, in 1855, Delaware Co, daughter of John Modlin and Rachel Parmer. Joel and Anna had five children: Linley W., Mary M., wife of L. A. Perdiue of Muncie; Sarah C. wife of W. A. Williamson who died in Feb of 1892 at age 34; William H., and John who died at age three.



James N. MCKIMMEY was born in 1836 in Indiana.

James married Charlotte Baxla, 9 Oct 1856, Delaware Co, IN

1850 Census. Mount Pleasant, Delaware, IN, Hh 949
James McKimmey, 25, farmer, b. IN
Charlotte, 24
Susan A., age 1



Jesse W. MCKIMMEY was born in 1838 in Delaware County, Indiana.

Jesse married 7 Jun 1860 to Lucinda Clevenger - the census was taken on June 12th.

1860 Census. Salem Twp, Delaware, IN, Hh 242
Jesse McKimmey, age 23, doing Farm Labor for Samuel Davis.
next door in Hh 241
Lucinda McKimmey, 22, b. IN was living in the household of Samuel Clevenger, age 65, b. NJ, as housekeeper - Samuel appeared to have young grandchildren, a son living back at home, and neither had a wife.

A Portrait and Biographical Record of Delaware County, Indiana, A. W. Bowen & Co. 1894,
p.623 - Monroe Township
The biography of Jesse notes that was married to Lucinda, daughter of Samuel & Margaret Clevenger and they had four children:
Sanford L.,
Elnora A., wife of John Lowe
James O. who died in infancy
Charles B., deceased before 1894.
Lucinda died, and Jesse married two years later to Rebecca (Sharp) Bowers, daughter of Edward & Anna Sharp and they had three children:
An infant who died Aug 1877, March M. and Erie E.
Rebecca had previously been married to Jacob Bowers by whom she had thirteen children: L. C., Edward M., Isabella A., Oliver P., Russell, Lora L., wife of William P. Gilmore; Amanda who died in 1859; John C. who died in 1858; an infant who died Aug 1862, Martha who died in 1863, an infant who died in Oct of 1869, and Earl O. who died in 1870. Jacob Bowers died during an accident at a barn-raising, 6 Jun 1873.