Cornelius McRae

Wayne, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Cornelius

When Cornelius McRae was born in 1850, in Wayne, Mississippi, United States, his father, ALexander McRae, was 37 and his mother, Ann Taylor, was 25. He married Rachel Annie McRae about 1875, in Wayne, Mississippi, United States.

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Cornelius McRae
Rachel Annie McRae
Marriage: about 1875

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    Rachel Annie McRae


about 1875
Wayne, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 11

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of a patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Macraith, meaning ‘son of grace’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Cornelius McKae in household of Alexander McKae, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cornelius Mc Kae in household of Alexander Mc Kae, "United States Census, 1850"

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