Submitted by Descendant:  Steven Charles WALLACE

Neill I. McKinnon was born 21 March 1830 in Red Bay, Walton County, Florida to Lauchlin Love McKinnon and Belle Anne McIver, who had come to the Walton County area from Richmond County, North Carolina.  He resided in Red Bay, Walton County, Florida all his life.  He married Louisa Kennedy, daughter of Albert Simeon Kennedy and Nancy Ann Bowden of Barbour County, Alabama.

Neill I. McKinnon enlisted 1 May 1861 in Company “D” First Florida Regiment.  He was captured in December 1864 and marched to Johnson Island Ohio and was discharged June 18 1865 at Sandusky, Ohio.

Neill and his wife had seven children and at least six of these children are buried in the cemetery at Red bay, Walton County, Florida.  This is the same cemetery where Neill I. McKinnon was buried when he died 31 March 1902, and where his wife, Louisa Kennedy McKinnon was buried when she died 19 September 1928.

Neill I McKinnon was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2001