The Shemwell Family

James William McGinnisAge: 65 years18611927

Name
James William McGinnis
Given names
James William
Surname
McGinnis
Also known as
Jefferson
Birth August 24, 1861 30 19
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherElijah Hugh McGinnis
1865 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterSarah McGinnis
1868 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 7 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a brotherHettie D. McGinnis
June 1870 (Age 8 years)
Census October 15, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherBen McGinnis
1871 (Age 9 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 10 years)

Birth of a sisterEllen McGinnis
1873 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a brotherRobert T. McGinnis
October 2, 1878 (Age 17 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a brotherAtha W McGinnis
April 25, 1883 (Age 21 years)
MarriageDelilah Belle “Lila” NealView this family
October 23, 1883 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lora E McGinnis
November 1884 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a brotherElgin McGinnis
January 4, 1886 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Fannie Eunice McGinnis
April 26, 1888 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Nina McGinnis
April 16, 1890 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Willie McGinnis
January 1892 (Age 30 years)

Death of a brotherElgin McGinnis
March 3, 1894 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a son
#5Neal McGinnis
October 2, 1894 (Age 33 years)

Death of a sonNeal McGinnis
April 12, 1895 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a son
#6Thomas Earl McGinnis
January 10, 1898 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 36 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a motherMary Fannie Smith
December 5, 1900 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#7Harold E McGinnis
1901 (Age 39 years)

Death of a fatherStarling A McGinnis
October 29, 1910 (Age 49 years)
Death of a daughterLora E McGinnis
January 26, 1912 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a daughterLora E McGinnis
January 27, 1912 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Death of a wifeDelilah Belle “Lila” Neal
August 8, 1912 (Age 50 years)
Cause: Abscess of Liver
Burial of a wifeDelilah Belle “Lila” Neal
August 9, 1912 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Death of a sisterNancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
July 24, 1914 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Marriage of a childClinton B. TaylorNina McGinnisView this family
September 18, 1918 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 56 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Marriage of a childClyde H TiptonFannie Eunice McGinnisView this family
September 30, 1919 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Earl McGinnis Jr.
April 7, 1924 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Sue Frances McGinnis
January 20, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Death May 14, 1927 (Age 65 years)
Burial
Cemetery: New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change February 24, 201809:54:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 24, 1858Warren, Kentucky, United States
1 year
elder sister
13 months
elder sister
Nancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
Birth: March 19, 1860 29 18Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 24, 1914Simpson, Kentucky, United States
17 months
himself
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
19 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Atha W McGinnis
Birth: April 25, 1883 52 41Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 1929Logan, Illinois, United States
3 years
younger brother
Family with Delilah Belle “Lila” Neal - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 23, 1883Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
daughter
Lora E McGinnis
Birth: November 1884 23 26
Death: January 26, 1912Logan, Kentucky, United States
4 years
daughter
Fannie Eunice McGinnis
Birth: April 26, 1888 26 29Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 10, 1947Unicoi, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States
2 years
daughter
Nina McGinnis
Birth: April 16, 1890 28 31Auburn, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 4, 1951Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
22 months
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
son

James William McGinnis has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Starling A McGinnis - Household

Warren, Kentucky

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Starling McGinnishead39MWFarmerKY
Mary McGinniswife29FWHouse KeeperTN
Nancy B McGinnisdaughter10FWAttend SchoolKY
James W McGinnisson8MWKY
Elijah McGinnisson6MWKY
Sarah McGinnisdaughter4FWKY
Vomey Pucket 35FBDomestic ServantKY

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Starling A McGinnis - Household

Fillmore, Logan, Kentucky

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
S A McGinnisWM49headMFarmerKYKYVA
Fannie McGinnisWF38wifeMHouse KeeperKY
Nannie McGinnisWF20daughterMKYKYKY
James W McGinnisWM18sonSFarmerKYKYKY
Eli Hugh McGinnisWM15sonSKYKYKY
Sarah McGinnisWF12daughterSKYKY
Hettie McGinnisWM10sonSKYKYKY
Ben McGinnisWM9sonSKYKY
Ellen McGinnisWF7daughterSKYKY