Isabella McDonald

9 January 1812–14 December 1881 (Age 69)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella McDonald was born on 9 January 1812, in Georgia, United States, her father, Bryant McDonald, was 45 and her mother, Eleanor, was 35. She married Reuben Searcy about 1828, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Dallas Township, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Hurricane Township, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 14 December 1881, in Annover, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Searcy Cemetery, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Searcy
Isabella McDonald
Marriage: about 1828
Nancy Ellen Searcey
Sarah J. Searcy
Benjamin Sercy
Isabella Searcy
Margaret Searcy
Malvina Ruth Searcy
James Bryant Searcy
Pauline Ann Charlotte Searcy
John Reuben Searcy
Emmanuel Washington Searcy
Dode E Searcy
Napoleon Searcy

Spouse and Children

about 1828
Georgia, United States


+7 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 7

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isabella Searcy in household of R Searcy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isabella Learey in household of John R Searcy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isabel Sercy in household of Reuben Sercy, "United States Census, 1850"

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