John Witherspoon Pettigrew McGimsey

27 May 1796–28 December 1874 (Age 78)
Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Witherspoon Pettigrew

When John Witherspoon Pettigrew McGimsey was born on 27 May 1796, in Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States, his father, John William McGimpsey JR, was 42 and his mother, Flora Witherspoon, was 40. He married Rowena Caroline Jossey on 8 November 1821, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Louisiana, United States in 1870. He died on 28 December 1874, in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Witherspoon Pettigrew McGimsey
1796–1874
Rowena Caroline Jossey
1797–1827
Marriage: 8 November 1821
John W. P. Mcgimsey
1822–1849
Mary Flora Mcgimsey
1824–1889
Rowena Caroline Mcgimsey
1826–1827
Sara Christiana Mcgimsey
1827–1827

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1821
Maury, Tennessee, United States
children

(4)

    John W. P. Mcgimsey

    Male1822–1849Male

    Mary Flora Mcgimsey

    Female1824–1889Female

    Rowena Caroline Mcgimsey

    Female1826–1827Female

    Sara Christiana Mcgimsey

    Female1827–1827Female

Parents and Siblings

    John William McGimpsey JR

    Male1754–1821Male

    Flora Witherspoon

    Female1756–1832Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 3

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Age 11

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Díomasaigh ‘son of Díomasach’, a byname meaning ‘proud’, ‘haughty’, from díomas ‘pride’. Compare Dempsey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John P Mc Gimpsey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W P Mcgimsey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W McGimsey, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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