Kankey, James Montgomery Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1813 - 1890  (76 years)


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  • Name Kankey, James Montgomery 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 26 Nov 1813  Prince William, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jan 1890  Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Baxter, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I242  Krieger - Lawrence
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2008 

    Father Kankey, Zebulon,   b. Abt 1764, Cecil, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Montgomery, Aramenta,   b. WFT Est 1763-1788, Cecil, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est 1815-1858, Prince William, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1799  Cecil, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet

    Family Davies, Maria,   b. 1825, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1875, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1844  Jeffersonville, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Kankey, Amelia Virginia,   b. 1845, Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1874, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Kankey, James Montgomery Jr,   b. 1849, Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1928, Wideman, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Kankey, Thomas William,   b. 14 Oct 1853, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1929, Izard, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Kankey, Arminta Maria,   b. 1854, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1813 - Prince William, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1844 - Jeffersonville, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1890 - Izard, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Union Cemetery, Baxter, Arkansas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Research):For some reason James left his home in Virginia.  He married Maria Davies in Kentucky in 1844, and then reportedly lived in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Their first two children were born in Indiana.  The 1850 Census lists James M. Kankey, age 35, as a grocer living in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  They apparently moved to Bullitt County, Kentucky shortly after that since a county record there dated Sept 20, 1852 says "James M. Kankey having satisfied the court that he is a merchant in good faith and paid the clerk ten dollars.  On his motion a merchants license is granted him to sell liquor agreeably to the law governing merchants in this county for one year from this date."  Two more children were born in Bullitt County in 1853 and 1854.  They lived throughout the Civil War years in Bullitt County, but  moved to Izard County, Arkansas in 1873.  At the time of the 1880 Census, James lived with his son James M., Jr.  In the late 1880s Goodspeed reported that James M. Kankey was the postmaster at Wideman, a member of the AF&AM and the IOOF;  that he was feeble in body but had a clear and active mind.  He, his wife, and their oldest daughter are buried at Union, Arkansas.
           "I do know one thing.  Zebulon and Arminta Kankey are my Great-Grandparents, and your father's.  My Granddad told me his name was Zebulon.  I told him I never heard that name.  That was when I was possibly 7 years old or so.  And he named my sister younger than myself Arminta Meeka after his grandmother and his wife."  -- Extracted from a letter from Ethel Dalrymple Helm to Roland Kankey, September 9, 1990.

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] 1850 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Louisville Ward 7, Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: M432_207; Page: 362; Image: 261 (Reliability: 2), 15 Aug 1850.
      Name:  James M Kankey
      Age: 35
      Estimated birth year: abt 1815
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850
      (City,County,State): Louisville Ward 7, Jefferson, Kentucky

    2. [S31] 1860 United States Federal Census, Census Place: District 3, Obion, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1267; Page: 29; Image: 59 (Reliability: 2), 15 Oct 1860.
      Name:  Jas Kankey
      Age in 1860: 47
      Birth Year: abt 1813
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1860: District 3, Obion, Tennessee
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Troy

    3. [S2] Cuyahoga County Historical Marriage License Index.
      Bride: BRADNER, ELAINE
      Groom: FILIP, ELI M
      Volume: 0581
      Page: 0386
      Page Match: 0386

    4. [S4] Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850.
      Name:  Zebulon Kankey
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 12 Mar 1799
      Spouse: Aramenta Montgomery
      Spouse Gender: Male
      State: Maryland
      County: Cecil