The Shemwell Family

James William McGinnisAge: 65 years18611927

James William McGinnis
Given names
James William
Also known as
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 -
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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 5 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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-
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 -
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)
Cemetery: New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Last change February 24, 201809:54:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
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
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
Marriage: October 23, 1883Logan, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Lora E McGinnis
Birth: November 1884 23 26
Death: January 26, 1912Logan, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Fannie Eunice McGinnis
Birth: April 26, 1888 26 29Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 10, 1947Unicoi, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Nina McGinnis
Birth: April 16, 1890 28 31Auburn, Logan, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 4, 1951Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
22 months
3 years
3 years
4 years

James William McGinnis has 9 first cousins recorded

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

Warren, Kentucky

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

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