John Wesley McNay

5 April 1842–22 February 1928 (Age 85)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley McNay was born on 5 April 1842, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, James Franklin McNew, was 22 and his mother, Mahala Jane Darnell, was 24. He married Celia Jane Snodgrass on 31 May 1866, in Louisville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawatomie, Anderson, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Kansas, United States in 1905. He died on 22 February 1928, in Louisville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Louisville Cemetery, Louisville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley McNay
1842–1928
Celia Jane Snodgrass
1848–1929
Marriage: 31 May 1866
James Francis McNay
1867–1933
William Arthur McNay
1870–1925
Samuel Lewis McNay
1872–1949
John Captain McNay
1874–1945
Amelia Jane McNay
1876–1880
Clara Belle McNay
1878–1880
Thomas Oliver McNay
1880–1924
Wilhelmina Elizabeth McNay
1881–1971
Stacy August McNay
1884–1973
Charles Wesley McNay
1886–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 May 1866
Louisville, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Franklin McNew

    Male1820–1857Male

    Mahala Jane Darnell

    Female1818–1896Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1842–1928Male

    Amanda Jane McNew

    Female1846–1924Female

    Benjamin Franklin McNew

    Male1850–Male

    Dorcas Elizabeth McNew

    Female1852–1888Female

    William McNew

    Male1854–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1865

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Niadh, a patronymic from the byname Nia ‘champion’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W McNay, "Kansas State Census, 1905"
  • John McNay, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • John Mc Vew in household of Jane Mc Vew, "United States Census, 1860"

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