Margaret McGuffin

1798–1860 (Age 62)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret

Margaret McGuffin was born about 1798, in Virginia, United States as the daughter of Samuel Booker McGuffin and Mary E Fleming. She married John Shy on 3 January 1816, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died after 1860, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

John Shy
Margaret McGuffin
Marriage: 3 January 1816
Marietta Shy

Spouse and Children

3 January 1816
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Booker McGuffin


    Mary E Fleming





    Agnes McGuffin


    Alice Alcy McGuffin


    Pryor McGuffin


    Mary Polly Mcguffin


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Irish: older Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn ( see McGiffin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Mc Goffin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Margaret Shy in entry for Samuel Shy and Marietta Shy, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Margaret Mcgoffin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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