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Abraham McKay was born 1752 in Frederick County, Virginia, United States to Moses McKay (c1720-1777) and Mary Job (1730-c1780) and died 7 May 1823 in Cocke County, Tennessee, United States of unspecified causes. He married Rachel O'Dell (c1755-1800) 17 March 1777 in Cocke County, Tennessee, United States. Ancestors are from the United States, Scotland, England.

Public Records

  • 1783 -Shenandoah Co. VA Census -10 Whites, 2 Blacks
  • 1793 -May 9; Nominated Justice of the Peace for Jefferson Co., TN where he served for several years

Baptist Church

  • 1771 -April 11; Abraham joined the Baptists Church and was disowned from the Quakers.
  • 1787 -Dec 6: Abraham and Rachel McKay were founding members of Big Pigeon Baptist Church at Kendrick's Creek on French Broad and Big Pigeon rivers (present-day Cocke Co., TN - at this time this was part of N.C) Others who signed the constitution at this time included: Wiliam Whitson, David Job, Elizabeth Whitson, Mourning Prier, Mourning Denton, Mary White and Darcus Job.
  • 1789-1822 -Abraham McKay was clerk at Big Pigeon for 36 years and was several times a delegate and wrote various letters. He resigned in 1823 due to old age and his son, Jeremiah took over the clercial duties.



Children


Offspring of Abraham McKay and Rachel O'Dell (c1755-1800)
Name Birth Death Joined with
David McKay (c1769-1810)
Leah McKay (1777-1859) 1 November 1777 Shenandoah County, Virginia 9 November 1859 Newport News, Cocke County, Tennessee John Faubion (1776-1869)

Isaac McKey (c1779-)
Mary McKay (1780-1850)
Abraham McKay (1784-1881)
Elzabeth McKay (1785-1850)
Jeremiah McKay (1786-1890)
Abigail McKay (1787-1819)
David McKay (c1798-)






Sources and notes

Contributors

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