Family: McKay, George Clinton / Knapp, Melissa (F5140)

m. 13 Jul 1839

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  • McKay, George ClintonFather | Male
    McKay, George Clinton

    Born  14 Sep 1807  Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Jun 1882  Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  13 Jul 1839  [1, 2]  Portage County, Ohio, USA  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Hampton, Rachel | F5141 
    Married  23 Feb 1845  Trumbull County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Mckay, Daniel | F5133 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Edwards, Lydia | F5133 Group Sheet 

    Knapp, MelissaMother | Female
    Knapp, Melissa

    Died  Unknown   

    McKay, LouisaChild 1 | Female
    McKay, Louisa

    Born  Abt 1840  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Unknown   
    Spouse  Manning, ___ | F25627 

    McKay, MelissaChild 2 | Female
    McKay, Melissa

    Born  Abt 1841  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Unknown   
    Spouse  Wadsworth, ___ | F25624 

  • Sources 
    1. [S2489] History of Seward county, Nebraska, together with a chapter of reminiscenses of the early settlement of Lancaster County, W. W. Cox, (State journal Company) (Reliability: 2), 7 Mar 2021.
      Part 1:

      p. 114:

      Marysville is the nucleus of a large German settlement that extends far up and down the creek, and overreaches the boundaries of the precinct. They had located a store and church, with a schoolhouse, soon after the founding of Seward. Wm. Hornburg, John Schoepp, and old Mr.Hartman's family were among the first to settle there. George C. McKay, John Gladwish, Father Archer and his family, and some others settled on the prairie between the river and Lincoln creek, and further up the river Thos. Corr and John Gillbanks settled in 1868. Marysville remains a trading point and post-office, and the Lutheran church makes it a prominent gathering place for the people.

      Staplehurst was founded by George C. McKay in the autumn of 1879, immediately after the completion of the A. & N. R. R. Mr. McKay erected the first dwelling.

      p. 200:

      The Presbyterian church of Staplehurst was organized by Rev. Geo. L. Little, synodical missionary, assisted by Rev. E. Benson, on the 16th of April, 1882, with the following named members: . . . Mrs. Rachel McKay, . . .

      Part 2:

      Page 112:

      McKay, George C.

      The founder of Staplehurst and one of the first that broke the sod on the great prairie in "C" precinct. Was born among the rocky hills of York state September 14, 1807, and there remained during his boyhood. In 1839, July 13, Mr. McKay married Miss Melissa Knapp at Charleston, Ohio. Two children were born to them, viz: Manning and Mrs. Wadsworth. Mrs. McKay died some years later. Mr. McKay was married the second time in 1845 to Mrs. Racket Hatheway in Ohio. She was born )ctober 23, 1810 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. They had four children, viz: Mrs. A. A. Weaver, D. C. McKay, Homer M., and Albert A.

      The family located in "C" precinct in 1870, where Mr. McKay took a prominent part in the development of his locality. Was for years a justice of the peace and county commissioner of the county. The church home of Mr. McKay was with the Christian church and Mrs. McKay was a Presbyterian. Mrs. McKay died February 23, 1894. Mr. McKay died June 28, 1882.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1863] Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, ( (Reliability: 3), 7 Mar 2021.
      Name: Malissa Knapp
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1839
      Marriage Place: Portage, Ohio, USA
      Spouse: George C. Mccay
      Film Number: 000891357

      Researched by Ted Smith

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