Joshua Penn Mc Cay

1830–1905 (Age 75)
Cecil, Maryland, United States

The Life of Joshua Penn

When Joshua Penn Mc Cay was born in 1830, in Cecil, Maryland, United States, his father, James McDowell McCay, was 37 and his mother, Mary Foster Broughton, was 27. He married Emily Jane B. Gray in 1853. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Maryland, United States in 1870 and Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1880. He died on 25 February 1905, at the age of 75, and was buried in Colora, Cecil, Maryland, United States.

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Joshua Penn Mc Cay
Emily Jane B. Gray
Marriage: 1853
Mary Martha McCay
Rosa Cooper Mc Cay
William T. Walters Mc Cay
Emily Gray Daisy McCay

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 0

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 33

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joshua P Mc Cay, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joshua Mccay, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Mccay in household of John Gilman, "United States Census, 1850"

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