||Knapp, Melissa  |
||8 Mar 2021 |
||McKay, George Clinton, b. 14 Sep 1807, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, USA , d. 28 Jun 1882, Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA (Age 74 years) |
||13 Jul 1839
||Portage County, Ohio, USA [1, 2]
| ||1. McKay, Louisa, b. Abt 1840, Ohio, USA , d. Unknown|
| ||2. McKay, Melissa, b. Abt 1841, Ohio, USA , d. Unknown|
||30 Mar 2021 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [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.
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.
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, . . .
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
- [S1863] Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 7 Mar 2021.
Name: Malissa Knapp
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1839
Marriage Place: Portage, Ohio, USA
Spouse: George C. Mccay
Film Number: 000891357
Researched by Ted Smith