McKinney Cemetery

Located in R5W, T3S, Sec. 19 on the east side of Red Banks road near the intersection with Cathey road.  Surveyed in 1983.  Additional information added by Tim Harrison.  Based on those buried here, this would more aptly be named the Smith/Kelly/Ingram Cemetery.  The oldest grave is that of Ellen F. Smith (1847).




Jennifer Lynn Read – 1977 – 1977.

Cummings (no name) – 1871 – 1954.
Believed to be Betty Cummings, born in Shelby County, Tennessee on April 15, 1871 and died in Shelby County on June 30, 1954.  According to her death certificate, she was the daughter of W. H. Cummings and had never married.

Freddie Lee Kelly – 1900 – 1900.  Son of W. G. & A. E. Kelly.
Born in DeSoto County in February 1900, he was the son of William G. Kelly (see below) and Annie E. Cummings (see below).

Annie Cummings Kelly – 1873 – 1905.  Wife of W. G. Kelly.
Born Annie E. Cummings in DeSoto County, the daughter of Hugh Franklin Cummings and Ann Eliza Duncan who married in 1868.  Annie married William G. Kelly (see below) on December 29, 1897.  She was the mother of two known children:  James Ivy- (1899 - 1984) and Freddie Lee (see above).

W. G. Kelly – 1871 – 1963.
William G. Kelly was born in DeSoto County, the son of James Ivy Kelly (see below) and Mary L. Smith (see below).  He married Annie E. Cummings (see above) in 1897 and was the father of two known children (see above).  He is listed in the 1900 DeSoto Census (p. 56), 1910 Shelby County, Tennessee Census (p. 27), 1920 (p. 53) and 1930 (p. 48) DeSoto Census records.

Walter I. Kelly – 1872 – 1937.
Born in DeSoto County, son of James Ivy Kelly and Mary L. Smith.  He was single and living with his mother and sister, Sally, in 1900 (p. 42).  He married (first) Betty Carruth (1870 – 1917) in 1907 and is listed in the 1910 Shelby County, TN Census (p. 123).  He married (second) Lena Lane in 1922 and fathered two children: Walter Ivy, Jr. and Robert Charles.

Charles E. Kelly – 1879 – 1933.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of James Ivy Kelly and Mary L. Smith.  He is listed the the 1900 (p. 4), 1910 (p. 27), and 1920 (p. 260) and Shelby County, Tennessee Census records.  He married Esther Holderman on June 3, 1926.  He died December 16, 1933 in Oakville, TN of chronic myocarditis.

Mary L. Kelly – 1882 – 1884.  Daughter of J. I. & M. Kelly.
Born April 1, 1882 in DeSoto County, the daughter of James Ivy Kelly and Mary L. Smith.  She died March 17, 1884.

Capt. James I. Kelly – 1828 – 1884.
Born April 28, 1828 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, the son of James G. (b. 1790, NC) and Obedience (1793, SC) Kelly.  They are listed in the 1850 Census for Chesterfield County (p. 114).  He is listed in the 1860 Chesterfield Census (p. 186) with a wife, Alice J. (22, SC) and daughter, Alice Pauline (8/12, SC).  (The are living with the John C. Wadsworth family, which I believe is Alice’s family).  During the Civil War he served in the Chesterfield Artillery, South Carolina Light Artillery, entering service as a second lieutenant and rising to the rank of captain.  The battery became known as Captain Kelly’s Company.  His first wife and daughter apparently died, and by 1869 he was in DeSoto County, where he married Mary L. Smith (see below) on November 24, 1869.  He and Mary were the parents of six children: James Robert (see below), William G. (see above), Walter I. (see above), Sallie (1877, married Albert Myers, Jr.), Charles E. (see above), and Mary L. (see above).  The family is listed in the 1870 (p. 162) and 1880 (p. 365) DeSoto Census records.  He died April 25, 1884.

J. Robert Kelly – 1870 – 1871.  Son of J. I. & M. L. Smith Kelly.
James Robert Kelly was born in DeSoto County on October 1, 1870, son of James Ivy Kelly and Mary L. Smith.  He died June 16, 1871.

Mary Smith Kelly – 1844 – 1923.
Born Mary Leonora Smith on November 16, 1844 in either Tennessee or Mississippi (census records differ), she was the daughter of Robert Henderson Smith (see below) and Eleanor F. Russworm (see below).  She is listed with her father in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 417).  She married James Ivy Kelly (see above) in 1869 and was the mother of six children (listed above).  She is listed in the 1900 (p. 42) and 1920 (p. 36) DeSoto Census records.

William Coleman Brewer – 1865 – 1939.
Born in Mississippi, he married Serena Laughter (1874 – 1967) on February 3, 1898 in DeSoto County.  She was the daughter of Alfonso F. Laughter and Julia A. Thomas.  He was the father of nine known children: Jackson Alfonso (1899 - 1980), Agnes (1903), William (1904), Hugh (1907), Nellie (1909), Robert (1911), Julia (1914), Katie (1915), and Glenn (1917).  The family is listed in the 1900 (p. 214), 1910 (p. 208) and 1920 (p. 208) DeSoto County Census records.  Note:  William C. Brewer is also listed as being buried in the Baker’s Chapel Cemetery along with wife, Serena.  [Serena’s father, Alfonso F. Laughter, was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. G, 18th Mississippi Cavalry.]

Robert H. Smith – 1816 – 1853.  Born in Rutherford Co., Tenn.
Robert Henderson Smith was born February 2, 1816, the son of John Smith and Virginia Ferris.  He married Eleanor Russworm (1822 – 1847) on August 12, 1841 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  He was the father of four known children: Sarah Jane (1842), Mary L. (see above), Elenora Smith (1844), and Ellen Russworm (1846).  He is listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 417).  His wife died in Marshall County, Mississippi.  He died December 29, 1853.

Ellen F. Smith – 1822 – 1847.
Born Eleanor F. Russworm on January 12, 1822, the daughter of John Russworm and Sarah Clark.  She married Robert H. Smith (see above) in 1841 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  She was the mother of four children (see above) two of which, Mary L. Smith Kelly and Sarah J. Smith Ingram, are buried in this cemetery.

Timothy Scott Greenwood – 1959 – 1971.

Ellen Ingram – 1878 – 1879.  Daughter of J. B. & S. J. Ingram.
Born in DeSoto County, daughter of Jeremiah B. Ingram (see below) and Sarah J. Smith (see below).

LeRoy B. Ingram – 1870 – 1875.  Son of J. B. & S. J. Ingram.
Born in DeSoto County, daughter of Jeremiah B. Ingram (see below) and Sarah J. Smith (see below).

Infant Ingram – 1867 – 1867.  Daughter of J. B. & S. J. Ingram.
Born in DeSoto County, daughter of Jeremiah B. Ingram (see below) and Sarah J. Smith (see below).

William R. Ingram – 1876 – 1877.  Son of J. B. & S. J. Ingram.
Born in DeSoto County, daughter of Jeremiah B. Ingram (see below) and Sarah J. Smith (see below).

J. B. Ingram – 1832 – 1898.  Son of Thomas & Elenor Ingram.
Jeremiah Brown Ingram was born in Anson County, North Carolina, son of Thomas Ingram (1790 – 1869) and Elenor Covington (abt. 1797 – bet. 1860-1870).  He is living with his parents in the 1850 Marshall County, Mississippi Census (p. 360).  He married (first) Caroline McPherson in Marshall County on March 23, 1859.  They are listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p. 225) with one child: S. E. (f) (6/12).  He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Companies F, C & K, 18th Mississippi Cavalry.  His first wife died prior to 1866, when he married (second) Sarah Jane Smith (see below) on November 26, 1866 in DeSoto County.  They were the parents of eight known children: unnamed infant (see above), Robert S. (see below), Leroy B. (see above), Eben (1872), Mary Lenora “Nora” (see below), William R. (see above), James Kell (see below), and Ellen (see above).  The family is listed in the 1870 (p. 165) and 1880 (p. 365) DeSoto Census records.

Mrs. S. J. Ingram – 1842 – 1916.
Born Sarah Jane Smith on December 8, 1842, daughter of Robert H. Smith (see above) and Eleanor F. Russworm (see above).  She married Jeremiah B. Ingram (see above) in DeSoto County in 1866 and was the mother of eight known children (see above).  She is listed in the 1900 (p. 56) and 1910 (p. 62) DeSoto County Census records.  She is listed as the widow of a Confederate soldier in the 1906 DeSoto County enumeration.

R. S. Ingram – 1868 – 1935.
Robert S. Ingram was born in DeSoto County, the son of Jeremiah B. Ingram and Sarah Jane Smith.  He never married.  He became a medical doctor.  He is listed as living with his mother in the 1900 DeSoto Census (p. 56).  He is listed in the 1920 (p. 53) and 1930 (p. 48) Shelby County, Tennessee Census records.

William K. Ingram – 1932 – 1933.  Son of J. K. & S. J. Ingram.
Son of James Kell and S. J. Ingram.  (Cannot identify who S. J. is.)

J. Kell Ingram – 1876 – 1955.
James Kell Ingram was born July 11, 1876 in DeSoto County.  In 1910 he was living with his mother and two siblings in DeSoto County (p. 62).  He married prior to 1920, and the DeSoto Census (p. 15) shows his wife as Ellen, age 48.  Ellen apparently died and he remarried prior to 1930, when the DeSoto Census (p. 42) shows his wife to be Agnes (see below).  He died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on November 3, 1955.

Agnes B. Ingram – 1902 – 1970.
Second wife of James Kell Ingram, she was born June 4, 1902.  She married J. Kell Ingram about 1930.  She died in June 1970.

Nora Spears – 1874 – 1953.  Daughter of J. B. & S. J. Ingram.
Born Lenora Spears in DeSoto County, Mississippi, daughter of Jeremiah B. Ingram and Sarah J. Smith.  She married C. W. Speairs (also spelled Spears – b. Jan 1872, AL) about 1899.  They had one child, Ingram Speairs (see below).  She and her husband are listed in the 1900 DeSoto Census (p. 55).  C. W. Speairs died prior to 1910.  Nora is listed in the 1910 (p. 62), 1920 (p. 53) and 1930 (p. 48) DeSoto County Census records.

Ingram Speairs – 1906 – 1910.
Born in DeSoto County on April 17, 1906, son of Clarence W. Speairs and Nora Ingram (see above).  Died at Lucy Brinkley Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on August 18, 1910.  Cause of death: fell off horse.

E. C. McKinney – 1925 – 1976.
Believed to be Everett McKinney, born March 12, 1925 and died October 1976 and listed in the Social Security Death Index.  No additional information.


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