McKenty and Mary Blaney
1. JOHN’the Elder
MCKENTY was born about 1795 in County Antrim Northern Ireland, and died April 26, 1885 in
Ernestown. He married MARY BLANEY . She was born about 1791 in
and died February 25, 1881 in Ontario. The Blaneys and the Mooneys,
another family connected to the McKentys lived around Carnlough
in Antrim. Apparently a John and William Blaney left there for the
Kingston area in 1840. A Donald Blaney and family lived by the McKentys
on Amherst island
John and Mary were
among the first families to settle Amherst Island.
Books that refer to the
early settlement of this island like " The History of Lennox and
Addington County" by Herrington tell us “Among
the first to settle were the Howards, Wemps, Richards , McGuinnesses,
McDonalds, McMullens, Hitchens, Instants ,
of Amherst Island by H.C. Burleigh adds more, " Here we find references to McCabe, Beauien, McMullens,
McKentys, Crows, Nugent, and McCormicks , all true Island names "
p87 . Land records from there reveal numerous transactions by the
McKentys (Hugh and John) involving the
leasing, renting, purchasing, and selling of land. During the 1837-8 rebellions John was listed
as a member of the Volunteer Company. He is also mentioned regarding
membership in the small group belonging to St Bartholomew Catholic
Church on Amherst
The 1851 census
indicates John and Mary’s son John 25 was born in Upper Canada. This
would mean they came to North America in 1826 or earlier. This date is
by the fact there was a notification of a letter being held for John
at the Kingston post office in the Kingston Chronicle dated Jan 17 1823.
Browns Toronto General Directory for 1856 has John McKinty
listed as a magistrate for Amherst island. The 1861 census of Ernestown Township has John 68, Mary 67, living in
the 1st frame dwelling 1st concession lot 39 250 acres.
By 1871 the census
indicates John and Mary were living off the Island in Ernestown with
their son John 45, his wife Bethia, and their children.
See the expandable thumbnail map to the left
The tombstone for
John the Elder of A.I. and Ernestown says "In memory of Mary Blaney ,
wife of John McKenty died Feb 25 1881 ,age 89 / In memory of John
McKenty died April 4 1885 age 93 , Natives of Co Antrim.”
In the probated will
from Surrogate Court, John is referred to as "the Elder". He left $100
to his wife Mary. She died before him so the will must have been made
before her dearth and not revised. He cancelled promissory notes owed for $200 and $500
dated in 1874 and 1875 for his son-in-law Patrick McDermott who married
his daughter Alice (deceased). The rest of his estate, property etc was
left to his son John . .
In Ireland, a Henry McKenty
was a baptismal sponsor for Daniel, son of Dan Blaney and Ellen O'Neill
...and a John McKenty was a witness at their wedding in 1831. Other
children include John 1832, Rose1834, Adelaide Louisa 1836. Could this be
the same Dan
Blaney who settled A.I. along with the McKenty families?
There is a John
McKenty mentioned as sponsor in the birth of one or 2 of Henry and
Bridget Mooney McKenty's
children and it appears Henry lived/by/with John when he first came to
John's neighbour Neil
McMullen(1783-1861) was from Antrim as well and was a witness at the
marriage of John " MacCanty" and Mary Blaney. Neil's wife was
Bridget McAuley b Leade Co Antrim 1796-1873, daughter of Francis McAuley
and Mary McCambridge
Children of JOHN MCKENTY and MARY BLANEY
. i. JOHN2
MCKENTY, b. Abt. 1826, Ontario; d. January 21, 1912.
MCKENTY, m. PATRICK MCDERMOT, February 13, 1851, St Patrick's
Marriage records in Railton say
Patrick was the son of Thomas and Mary McGarey McDermott. Witnesses were
James Reddy and Catharine McTaggart
MCKENTY (JOHN1) According to the " 1861
Census for the Villages of Napanee, Newbury,
John was born, in Ernestown 1826, and died January 21, 1912. He married BERTHIA M
RENNIE April 20, 1856 in Napanee Ontario. She was born Dec 2 1834?7 in
and died September 15, 1902.
In 1851 he was farming
on Amherst Island and by 1871 he and Berthia were in Napanee. All records
indicate they were Irish and Catholic
The tombstone record in
the Kingston cemetery reads " In memory of John McKenty, died Jan 21
1912 age 85 and Berthia M Rennie wife of John, died Sept 15 1902 age 67 R
I P & Edith L Donogue &/Francis D McKenty 1876-1964."
The obituary for Bethia
published in the Napanee Beaver reads" On Monday September 15at 362
Johnson St Kingston, Bethia Rennie, wife of John McKenty, late of
Napanee, and third daughter of the late Robert Rennie of Napanee
R.I.P. Bethia was a relative of the actor Michael Rennie
Children of JOHN MCKENTY and
BERTHIA RENNIE are:
. i. JOHN3
MCKENTY, b. November 29, 1858.
. ii. ROBERT
MCKENTY, b. December 11, 1862, Kingston.
MCKENTY, b. Abt. 1865.
MCKENTY, b. May 19, 1866. Kingston records.. James "baptized June 18
May 19 .. ...sponsors Cornelius Carolan & his daughter Grace
Anna.. James may have
been a physician
MCKENTY, b. July 11, 1867, Odessa; Baptismal records Kingston
"baptized Aug 31 , b. July 11 , sponsors John
Rennie & Margaret Catherine Reine.. “
MCKENTY, b. April 02, 1870, baptismal records Kingston "baptized April
1870 b. Apr 2 ,sponsors James O’Drain & Eliza Caroline. From the Death's
from St Mary's
Cathedral. Kingston 1991..1868-1982...
Henry age 3 died Mar 8 1873...
ALICE MCKENTY, b. April 29, 1874 . Baptismal records show she was
baptized May 6 1874 .. St Patrick’s Railton, Isabella, sponsors P Nugent
and Mrs. Dwyer
DANIEL MCKENTY, b. August 24, 1876, Bath , registration #018449. The
Railton baptismal records said David Francis McKinty of Bath was
baptized Sept 17,
1876, sponsors were Edward Mckenty (Hugh's son!!?) and
Generation No. 3
MCKENTY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 29,
1858. He married MARY ANN BUTLER, daughter of TOBIAS BUTLER. The
marriage records/newspapers tell us Mary Ann was the eldest daughter of
Tobias Butler. The birth registration for their son Tobias, dated May 13
1890 in Napanee, says John was merchant at the time.
It appears John and
Mary eventually moved out west, following the pattern of the offspring
of other Mckenty families, including those from Henry and the Hughes of
Amherst Island families. The 1901 census has John living in Lacombe W
Alberta, with wife Mary Ann and children Tobias and Bethia E.
Children of JOHN MCKENTY and
MARY BUTLER are:
JOHN4 MCKENTY, b. May 13, 1890 Napanee; d. April 07, 1964,
ELIZABETH MCKENTY, b. November 15, 1888.
MCKENTY, b. October 21, 1898.#023489
3 ROBERT MCKENTY
(JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 11, 1862 ,
baptized Dec 31 1862 in Kingston, sponsors were John McKenty SR & Mrs
He married MARY MCGINTY
born Eau Clair, Wisconsin
Child of ROBERT MCKENTY and
. i. ROBERT
JAMES4 MCKENTY, b. August 02, 1902, Chicago.
3 MARGARET MCKENTY
(JOHN, JOHN) born July 11,
1867, married John Mugan June 27 1900 St Mary’s Kingston. The record say
Margaret was living in Kingston at the time and John was a professor.
She was 26, both were RC , the witnesses were Chas Mugan (Morgan?)and Annie
McKentee (note spelling) His parents were John and Catherine Mugan
(I had some problem reading
the spelling of his surname)
(JOHN, JOHN) born April 29 1874 married George M Price, Langdon Dakota,
Jan 12 1904. The announcement was published in the Napanee Beaver and
says she was the sister of John.
FRANCIS DANIEL MCKENTY(
JOHN, JOHN) married Edith Louise Donoghue September 7 1904 in Kingston.
The marriage registration says he was a practicing physician, an ear
nose, and throat specialist in
Manitoba. Witnesses were Sarah Donoghue and
__McCormack. Francis served
in WWI. His C.E.F. Attestation record dated Feb 1 1918 gives his address
as 786 Dorchestor Ave. Winnipeg. His next of kin was his wife Edith. He
belonged to the AMC with the rank of Captain. He was buried in Kingston
in may of 1964, next of kin was his son Dr Stewart McKenty
Francis Daniel and Edith Louise
ii Dr John Stewart
married Edward Ignatius Donovan of Langdon North Dakota, son of Patrick
Donovan and Ellen O’Connor , witnesses were Maggie McKenty and Edward
was at one time
president of the Canadian Medical Association and Chief Surgeon at St
Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. He may have had 4 daughters
Generation No. 4
Note: Some information and dates in the following have been removed to
4 ROBERT JAMES4
MCKENTY (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was
born August 02, 1902 in Chicago. He married ALICE "SALLY" Culver
in Chicago January 6 1933. Alice was born in Audubon Iowa Oct 13 1908.
Children of ROBERT MCKENTY
and ALICE SALLY CULVER are:
JAMES JR5 MCKENTY,
. ii. MARY
4 TOBIAS JOHN MCKENTY
(JOHN, JOHN, JOHN) . The WWI Attestation record which he signed
September 7 1915 shows he was single at the time, a graduate law
student, RC, living in Lacombe Alberta 5’ 6 1/2”, fair complexion, brown
hair. Next of kin was his father now living in Lacombe. Tobias died in
Vancouver April 7 1964. I’m not sure if he married.
Generation No. 5
5 ROBERT JAMES JR MCKENTY
(ROBERT JAMES4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1)
was born in Chicago. He married MARY KOPPE. Bobs friends and family
know he writes great verse
Children of ROBERT MCKENTY
and MARY Christine KOPPE
ii. MARY AGNES MCKENTY
iii. THERESA MCKENTY,
MCKENTY (ROBERT JAMES4, ROBERT3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) She married
Lawrence John (Larry) Campbell.
Child of MARY MCKENTY and
CAMPBELL, m. MR LAIN. Cindy divorced __Lain and
married Christopher Lawless
Children of Cindy and Christopher
i Cassidy Alice
ii Campbell Michael Robert
MARY AGNES MCKENTY married John Charles Zellers
6 Cindy Campbell (Mary,ROBERT
JAMES4, ROBERT3, JOHN2,
married __ Lain. She later married Christopher Lawless
Christopher and Cindy
i Cassidy Alice
ii Michael Robert born