John William McElwee

1722–1777 (Age 55)
County Tyrone, Ireland

The Life of John William

When John William McElwee was born in 1722, in County Tyrone, Ireland, his father, William McElwee I, was 52 and his mother, Amy Bourne Cox, was 38. He had at least 1 son with Jane Jean Adams. He died in 1777, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 55.

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John William McElwee
Jane Jean Adams
David McElwee

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    David McElwee


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    Amy Bourne Cox




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Age 54

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 54

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’. Compare McEvoy 1.

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

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