Joshua McCawley

Male1784–June 1828

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua McCawley was born in 1784, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James G. McCawley Sr., was 47 and his mother, Sarah Gilmore, was 47. He married Mary Phariss on 13 February 1806, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in June 1828, in his hometown, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Joshua McCawley
Mary Phariss
Marriage: 13 February 1806
Elizabeth McCawley
Sarah Mccawley
Margaret Mccauly
Samuel Phariss McCawley
James McCawley
Arthur McCawley

Sources (17)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Joshua McCawley - Church record: birth-name: Joshua McCawley
  • Joshua M'Cawley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Josh. Mccawley in entry for James Terry and Elizabeth Mccawley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1806Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1792 · Becomes the 15th State

    Age 8

    On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

    Age 12

    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of McCauley .

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

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