The Shemwell Family

James A McGinnis1828

James A McGinnis
Given names
James A
Birth calculated 1828 24 25
Birth of a brotherBenjamin I McGinnis
calculated 1829 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherStarling A McGinnis
March 12, 1831 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Smith
January 8, 1832 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 years)
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 7 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 18 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 22 years)
MarriageHenrietta SublettView this family
July 23, 1853 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Sarah E McGinnis
April 25, 1854 (Age 26 years)
Death of a motherMary R. Adams
October 25, 1854 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a son
#2William R “Willie” McGinnis
June 1856 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#3Eugene McGinnis
calculated 1857 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#4Mary D “Nancy” McGinnis
calculated 1860 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Hellen L McGinnis
calculated 1862 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6Hezekiah J McGinnis
calculated 1864 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 33 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
#7John Wesley McGinnis
March 1867 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 39 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 39 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 41 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 daughter
#8Carrie F McGinnis
May 1870 (Age 42 years)
Census October 15, 1870 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherHezekiah McGinnis
February 28, 1872 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9Annie L McGinnis
November 1873 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 14, 1880 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 70 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 brotherStarling A McGinnis
October 29, 1910 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 88 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 89 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 90 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 childJohn Wesley McGinnisWinnie H View this family
calculated 1920 (Age 92 years)

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 101 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sonJohn Wesley McGinnis
September 24, 1930 (Age 102 years)

Last change August 30, 201612:49:06

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 5, 1827Warren, Kentucky, United States
23 months
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Family with Henrietta Sublett - View this family
Marriage: July 23, 1853Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States
9 months
2 years
19 months
4 years
3 years
3 years
3 years
John Wesley McGinnis
Birth: March 1867 39 36Warren, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 1930Delafield, Warren, Kentucky, United States
3 years
4 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 - James A McGinnis - Household

Hadley, Warren, Kentucky

James A McGinnishead42MWConstableKY
Harret McGinniswife33FWHouse KeeperKY
Sarah E McGinnisdaughter16FWKY
William McGinnisson14MWAttend schoolKY
Eugene McGinnisson12MWAttend schoolKY
Nancy D McGinnisson10MWAttend schoolKY
Hellen L McGinnisdaughter8FWAttend schoolKY
Hezekiah McGinnisson6MWAttend schoolKY
John McGinnisson4MWKY
Carrie F McGinnisdaughter2muFWKYApr?

Carrie is ?antha see 1880 census & Harret is only 33?

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

Hadley, Warren, Kentucky

J A McGinnisWM52headMFarmerKYKYVA
Henrietta McGinnisWF48wifeMKeeping HouseKYVAVA
Sarah E McGinnisWF24daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
William R McGinnisWM23sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
Mary D McGinnisWM20sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
Hellen L McGinnisWF18daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
Hezekiah J McGinnisWM16sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
John W McGinnisWM13sonSAt HomeKYKYKY
Carrie F McGinnisWF10daughterSAt HomeKYKYKY
Annie L McGinnisWF7daughterSKYKYKY

Nancy is now Mary & Henrietta' age is good -b