William M Begley

about 1799–1890 (Age 91)
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William M

When William M Begley was born about 1799, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Begley, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Cox, was 28. He married Jane " Jennie" McCollum on 27 October 1823, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clay, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Magisterial District 1, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died in 1890, in Perry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 91.

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William M Begley
Sally Sarah Baker
Marriage: 6 June 1833
Lucinda Begley
David Begley
Rebecca Begley
Dorlyn Begley
Sintha Begley
Alexander L Begley
Avy Begley
Susannah Begley
Serena "Sarah" Begley
Elizabeth Jane Begley
Winifred Begley

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6 June 1833
Perry, Kentucky, United States


    Lucinda Begley


    David Begley


    Rebecca Begley


    Dorlyn Begley



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 2

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 26

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beaglaoich ‘descendant of Beaglaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements beag ‘small’ + laoch ‘hero’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Böckle or Swiss Böckli, variants of Bock or of Böckler, an occupational name for a buckle maker or carrier, Middle Low German bokeler.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Begley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Beglay, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Bagley in entry for Alex L. Bagley, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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