The Shemwell Family

Starling A McGinnisAge: 79 years18311910

Starling A McGinnis
Given names
Starling A
Birth March 12, 1831 27 28
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Smith
January 8, 1832 (Age 9 months)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 months)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census August 27, 1850 (Age 19 years)
Death of a motherMary R. Adams
October 25, 1854 (Age 23 years)

MarriageMary Fannie SmithView this family
February 24, 1858 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary E. McGinnis
February 24, 1859 (Age 27 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 25 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a daughterMary E. McGinnis
before 1860 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Nancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
March 19, 1860 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3James William McGinnis
August 24, 1861 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 30 years)

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 son
#4Elijah Hugh McGinnis
1865 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 35 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 35 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#5Sarah McGinnis
1868 (Age 36 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 37 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 son
#6Hettie D. McGinnis
June 1870 (Age 39 years)
Census October 15, 1870 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#7Ben McGinnis
1871 (Age 39 years)

Death of a fatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8Ellen McGinnis
1873 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a son
#9Robert T. McGinnis
October 2, 1878 (Age 47 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 46 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJames Thomas NealNancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnisView this family
calculated 1880 (Age 48 years)

Census June 3, 1880 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#10Atha W McGinnis
April 25, 1883 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childJames William McGinnisDelilah Belle “Lila” NealView this family
October 23, 1883 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Lora E McGinnis
November 1884 (Age 53 years)

Birth of a son
#11Elgin McGinnis
January 4, 1886 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Fannie Eunice McGinnis
April 26, 1888 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nina McGinnis
April 16, 1890 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Willie McGinnis
January 1892 (Age 60 years)

Death of a sonElgin McGinnis
March 3, 1894 (Age 62 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5Neal McGinnis
October 2, 1894 (Age 63 years)

Death of a grandsonNeal McGinnis
April 12, 1895 (Age 64 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6Genie Neal
calculated 1896 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Thomas Earl McGinnis
January 10, 1898 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 67 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 wifeMary Fannie Smith
December 5, 1900 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Harold E McGinnis
1901 (Age 69 years)

Census April 28, 1910 (Age 79 years)
Death October 29, 1910 (Age 79 years)
Cemetery: Gasper River Cemetery
Last change February 24, 201809:54:20

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1827Warren, Kentucky, United States
23 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
Family with Mary Fannie Smith - View this family
Marriage: February 24, 1858Warren, Kentucky, United States
1 year
13 months
Nancy Belle “Nannie” McGinnis
Birth: March 19, 1860 29 18Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 24, 1914Simpson, Kentucky, United States
17 months
4 years
4 years
3 years
19 months
3 years
6 years
5 years
Atha W McGinnis
Birth: April 25, 1883 52 41Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 1929Logan, Illinois, United States
3 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Hezekiah McGinnis - Household

Warren, Kentucky

Hezekiah McGinnishead47MWFarmerKY
Mary McGinniswife45FWVA
James A McGinnisson22MWLaborerKY
Benjamin I McGinnisson21MWLaborerKY
Stirling A McGinnisson19MWLaborerKY
Caroline Wooldrige25FWVA
Eliza Adams9FWKY
Martha A Adams 8FWKY

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

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Thomas Neal - Household

S Union & Richline Rd Auburn, Logan, Kentucky

James T NealheadMW54M129KYKYKYFarmerGeneral Farm
Nannie B McGinniswifeFW50M12911KYKYTN
Genie Nealadopted onMW14SKYKYKY
Starling A McGinnisfather in lawMW79WdKYKYKY
Atha W McGinnisbrother in lawMW28SKYKYKYFarm LaborerHome Farm