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From: "William McKinney" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] RP church in Wilkinsburg
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:15:51 -0500
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Thank you so much for the tip. I have a tough time getting around anymore --
too many surgeries -- and the trip to Pittsburgh can be costly. Even though
it's only from Erie, it would have to include a couple of nights in motels
to be of any real use. I'll get down there, hopefully sometime this year.
But this really helps. The McKinney family were strong Presbyterians --
you'll find a couple of noted church leaders in Pa. named McKinney, but they
were not part of my direct line unless, of course, they're from the
generation who came over before 1822 (and there were many).

I will explore that site thoroughly.

Thank you again. I've been on this site, now, for quite a few years, and I
absolutely love it, even when it gets slightly off track. For one thing, I
know it won't last long. Not with Linda at the helm.

Bill McKinney

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of H. Nevin
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [S-I] RP church in Wilkinsburg

Googling just now, I came up with the obituary for one of my McKees who
was a trustee in the Wilkinsburg congregation at the time of his death
in 1893. It appeared in the Reformed and Covenanter newsletter. Most
copies of the newsletter, from 1864 to 1895 are in the online archives
of the RP Seminary <>;. Didn't
see anything specific to the congregation, but I also didn't go beyond
the first page of links.

Hugh Nevin

On Mar 9, 2010, at 5:27 PM, wrote:

> Hi Bill, I haven't googled recently so I can't tell you what there is
> on line for the RP church in Wilkinsburg.
> The RP Seminary library is just up the road apiece. I don't know what
> they got either since when I visited
> there last I hadn't revisited the will of my ancestor (collected by
> mother and sister) and as a result of a lot
> of learning, realized that the witness to the will was now known to
> me. I guess I should go back.
> Linda
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William McKinney" <>
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 2:26:46 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Mitchell, Scotch/Irish New York to Michigan
> Howdy Linda,
> Just curious. Are there any accounts on line relating to the Reformed
> Presbyterian Church in Wilkinsburg. That's where my McKinneys ended up
> after
> selling their Braddocks Field farm to Andrew Carnegie for his steel
> works.
> Bill McKinney
> In Erie (which, yes, got precious little snow this year compared to
> last)

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