Joseph Riley McVey

Male5 August 1846–24 March 1924

Brief Life History of Joseph Riley

When Joseph Riley McVey was born on 5 August 1846, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph P. McVey, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ann Mathis, was 18. He married Pernetta Ginn on 1 June 1869, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Big Spring Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and New Hope Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 March 1924, in Oxford, Izard, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Oxford, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Riley McVey
Pernetta Ginn
Marriage: 1 June 1869
Mary Etta McVey
Joseph William McVey
Drucilla Francis McVey
Rosilla Pariepie McVey
Luellen Jane McVey
James Aaron McVey
Martha Eaferim Catherine McVey
Laura Bell McVey
Mahala Ethel Ann McVey
Emma Annette McVey

Sources (13)

  • Joseph Mcvey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William R. H. Smith, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Joseph Riley McVey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1869Carroll, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries - 1850: Fulton, Arkansas, United States; 1873: Izard, Arkansas, United States


    Age 17

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

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 21

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha ‘son of life’, i.e. ‘man of religion’. Compare Scottish McBeth .

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

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