Jacob Whittaker McNail

Brief Life History of Jacob Whittaker

When Jacob Whittaker McNail was born on 13 June 1849, in Iron, Missouri, United States, his father, Benjamin McNail, was 34 and his mother, Susanah Emeline Stout, was 33. He married Claudia Browning on 8 April 1877, in Boone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pilot Knob, Iron, Missouri, United States in 1900 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 1 October 1922, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in St. Francois Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Whittaker McNail
Elizabeth Adella Haven
Marriage: 10 March 1884
James Franklin McNail
Dallas Ellsworth McNail

Sources (12)

  • Jacob Mc Nail in household of Benj S Mc Nail, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J W McNeil, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Jacob Whittaker McNail, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1857: Iron County created from parts of Madison,Reynolds, St. Francois, Washington, and Wayne counties.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning


Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir ‘son of sallow John’. This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhuibhir ‘son of the smith’, Mac an Fhuidhir ‘the stranger's son’, or Mac an Oighre ‘son of the heir’, which despite different pronunciation have all been suggested to explain this surname. It was sometimes also Anglicized as Weir . The surname evidently arrived late in Ireland, from Scotland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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