- Birth Date
- 14 November 1842
- Death Date
- 3 May 1924
John, his wife Elizabeth and family traveled to America 1852 on the ship Kennebec.
In some sources his surname is spelled "McKinney" or "McKennia"
His gravestone in is California, but it does not give his birth and death dates.
- Age at Departure: 9
- Find a Grave
- History of Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah: With Sketches of Cities, Towns, and Villages; Chronology of Important Events; Records of Indian Wars; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens (Ogden: W. H. Lever, 1898), 463.
- "List of Persons Sent from Great Britain by the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Co., in the Months of January and February 1852, by Franklin D. Richards Agent at Liverpool," Deseret News, 21 August 1852, 3.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America