James Mackey

about 1834–21 May 1893 (Age 59)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of James

James Mackey was born about 1834, in Arkansas, United States as the son of David Mackey and Rachael Cantrell. He married Rachel Elizabeth Taylor on 30 March 1938, in Titus, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 21 May 1893, in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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James Mackey
Rachel Elizabeth Taylor
James Henry Mackey
Elizabeth Pearl Mackey
John Taylor Mackey
Mattie L Mackey
Lovie Levest Mackey

Spouse and Children



    James Henry Mackey


    John Taylor Mackey


    Mattie L Mackey



    Elizabeth Pearl Mackey


Parents and Siblings

    David Mackey





    Thomas Benton Mackey


    Hugh Mackey


    George W Mackey


    Margret Mackey


    David Mackey


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 10

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 27

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Name Meaning

1 Pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, this is Irish, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha’, a personal name meaning ‘virile’, ‘manly’.2 With the stress on the second syllable, it is a variant of Scottish and Irish McKay .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Mackay, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Mackey in household of Thomas Mackey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J H Mackey in entry for Jas H Mackey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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