Biography of Thomas McKinnis
Hancock County, OH Biographies

THOMAS McKINNIS, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. Oak Ridge, was born on the farm adjoining where he now resides, in Liberty Township, this county, October 26, 1826, son of Charles and Mary (Vail) McKinnis, latter of whom was a native of Virginia, of Scotch Irish descent. Charles McKinnis, a native of Pennsylvania, also of Scotch Irish descent, a fanner by occupation, came to this county in 1822, settled in Liberty Township, and in 1827 took up land where our subject now resides, in Blanchard Township. His family numbered six children, all of whom grew to maturity, Thomas being the second. Our subject was reared on the farm, received a fair English education, and has made farming his principal business. He is the owner of 180 acres of well improved land. In 1850 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth McClintock, a lady of Scotch Irish descent, whose father was an early settler of Harrison County. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. McKinnis: Violet (wife of Jacob Grubb, a farmer of this county), Cloys B. (at home), Alice (wife of E. L. Groves) and Laura (deceased). Mrs. McKinnis is a member of the Presbyterian Church. In politics, Mr. McKinnis is a Democrat.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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