Family Trees and Family Stories
 McKay/Stevens Genealogy Pages

Elkenny Alexander McKay[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1706 - Abt 1801  (~ 95 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Elkenny Alexander McKay 
    Born Abt 1706  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1801  Hadley, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • https://www.mckaystevens.us/genealogy/artmckay/mckay.php#mckay
    • One possibility for Elkenny's parents is:
      Name: Alexander Mckay
      Gender: Male
      Baptism Date: 27 Aug 1703
      Baptism Place: Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      Father: Gilbert Mckay
      Mother: Marjorie Massie
    • CORRECTION AND ADDITIONS TO

      “GENEALOGY OF THE MCKAY FAMILY”

      By James Adolphus McKay


      Compiled by Blanche A. McKay

      Pg. 3.…Although there is no documented evidence for the wife of Elkenny McKay, Terry Flynn found in Connecticut records what may be the best explanation for the existence of Elkenny in Connecticut where his daughter’s records of marriages wereound. It may be that Elkenny’s name was really Alexander or one or the other was his middle name. In tax records, Terry found several notations of Alexander (spelled Ellexander and Allexander) paying taxes and Abigail MacKoy paying taxes in17554. Abigail was most likely a widow by this time. This was in the same section of CT where the girls were married (See Terry Flynn’s e-mail of 8 Aug. 2006). On 10 Feb. 1727, Alexander MacKay and Abigail Rood published “Intentions to Marry”. N No record of their marriage has been found, but from other sources, an intention was as good as a marriage. Abigail Rood, born 30 Mar. 1705/06, was the daughter of Samuel Rood, born CT, 1666, and Mary Mariner. Samuel was the son of Thomas Rood, born 1626 in Glastonbury, Somerset County, England, and Sarah Leffingwell? Source: “Families Rood/Plunkett” by John J. Plunkett.

      Children of Elkenny McKay. Birth dates are unknown. They are in the same order here as in the book:

      Per Wadsworth family records, Alexander McKay, son of Elkenny McKay, was born 19 Feb. 1731 in Old Hadley, MA and died 17 Jun. 1812. He is believed to have died in or near Skaneateles, Onondaga County, and buried in the Spafford Cemetery. (Note: We were told that the Old Hadley, MA. records were destroyed in a flood many years ago.)

      Per “Spafford Mortuary Records with Genealogical Notes” published, 1917, by the Onondaga County, NY. Genealogical Society, Alexander McKay is reportedly buried in the Spafford Cemetery, that he was born 19 Feb. 1732, died in 1812, was a son of Elkanah McKay, who family tradition says, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland ca 1700. (There is no grave marker visible for Alexander McKay in the Spafford Cemetery). Spafford is directly south of Marcellus, where Daniel McKay, Alexander’s son livived. A deed dated 7 Oct. 1810 from Greenfield, Saratoga County, has Alexander and Mary McKay selling some land in that county. This could very well be our Alexander and Mary. The area was in close proximity to daughters, Sarah, Lois and Mary, perhaps others. They all lived in that area at one time….
    Person ID I306  McKay Stevens | Descendants of Elkenny McKay, Ancestors of Charlotte McKay, Ancestors of Ben Stevens
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2021 

    Family Abigail Rood,   b. 30 Mar 1705, Norwich, North London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1727  Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander McKay,   b. 22 Feb 1732, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1812, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Bashabel McKay,   b. Abt 1734, Lenox, Berkshire, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mehitable McKay,   b. 1735, Lenox, Berkshire, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, Grenville, Eastern Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Abigail McKay,   b. Abt 1736, Lenox, Berkshire, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1811, Strafford, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     5. Isabel McKay,   b. 1738, Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810  (Age 72 years)
     6. Elizabeth McKay,   b. Abt 1740, Lenox, Berkshire, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary McKay,   b. Abt 1742, Lenox Berkshire Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Tamar McKay,   b. Abt 1746, Lenox Berkshire Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1706 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1727 - Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alexander McKay - 22 Feb 1732 - Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bashabel McKay - Abt 1734 - Lenox, Berkshire, Mass. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mehitable McKay - 1735 - Lenox, Berkshire, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Abigail McKay - Abt 1736 - Lenox, Berkshire, Mass. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Isabel McKay - 1738 - Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth McKay - Abt 1740 - Lenox, Berkshire, Mass. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary McKay - Abt 1742 - Lenox Berkshire Mass Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Tamar McKay - Abt 1746 - Lenox Berkshire Mass Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1801 - Hadley, MA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos 2 Photos

    Histories 2 Histories

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] FamilySearch Family Tree, http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-40001/familysearch-family-tree?s=270781241&itemId=28550782&action=showRecord&indId=individual-270781241-1000313.

      Elkenny Alexander McKay
      Birth names: Alexander MackayElkanah MacKayElkenny Mc KayElkenny McKay
      Gender: Male
      Birth: Circa 1706 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      Marriage: Spouse: Abigail Rood - Feb 10 1727 - Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut
      Death: Circa 1801
      Wife: Abigail Rood
      Children: Abigail McKay, Alexander Mackay, Elizabeth McKay, Tamar McKay, Mary McKay, Bashabel McKay, Mahitabel McKay, Isabel McKay



    2. [S45] FamilySearch Family Tree, https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-40001/familysearch-family-tree?s=270781241&itemId=28550782&action=showRecord&indId=individual-270781241-1000313.
      Elkenny Alexander McKayBirth names: Alexander MackayElkanah MacKayElkenny Mc KayElkenny McKayGender: MaleBirth: Circa 1706 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandMarriage: Spouse: Abigail Rood - Feb 10 1727 - Woodstock, Windham, ConnecticutDeath: Circrca 1801Wife: Abigail McKay (born Rood)Children: Mary Davidson (born McKay), Elizabeth Stone (born McKay), Bashabel Churchill (born McKay), Abigail Rich (born McKay), Tamar Buck (born McKay), Isabel Owen (born McKay), Mahitabel Buck (born McKay), Alexander Mackay

    3. [S6] Geni World Family Tree, http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-40000/geni-world-family-tree?s=270781241&itemId=20201479&action=showRecord&indId=individual-270781241-1000313.

      Elkenny McKay
      Gender: Male
      Wife: Unknown
      Child: Alexander McKay