Corp James Blythe McDonald

June 1844–29 February 1912 (Age 67)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Blythe

When Corp James Blythe McDonald was born in June 1844, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan Andrew McDonald, was 28 and his mother, Harriet M Davidson, was 23. He married Elizabeth Micheal Nichols on 15 September 1888, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Garrett, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 29 February 1912, in Atwood, Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Corp James Blythe McDonald
Elizabeth Micheal Nichols
Marriage: 15 September 1888
James McDonald
William D McDonald
Mary E. McDonald
Alice McDonald
Jesse May McDonald
Laura B. McDonald
Harriet E. McDonald
Mattie McDonald

Spouse and Children

15 September 1888
Illinois, United States


    James McDonald


    William D McDonald




    Jesse May McDonald


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Jesse Marion McDonald


    Nancy C. McDonald


    John Andrew McDonald



    William Marcus McDonald


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 4

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 9

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 18

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Mc Daniel in household of Jonathan Mc Daniel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James B Mcdonnel in household of Johnathan Mcdonnel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Mc Donald, "United States Census, 1880"

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