James Joseph McSween

February 1862–
Dale, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Joseph

When James Joseph McSween was born in February 1862, in Dale, Alabama, United States, his father, Angus McSween, was 46 and his mother, Mary Polly Lee, was 36. He married Mary Elizabeth Davenport about 1882. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Newton, Dale, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died in Alabama, United States.

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James Joseph McSween
Mary Elizabeth Davenport
Marriage: about 1882
Nellie E. McSween
Joseph Angus McSween
James Malcolm McSween
Ardelia McSween
John Nathan McSween
William Alvie McSween
Gussie L. McSween
Walter McSween
Oscar I. McSween
Daniel Reese McSween

Spouse and Children

about 1882


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 3

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 33

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McSwain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Mc Swain, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Mc Sween in household of Angus Mc Sween, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Mcsween in household of Angers Mcsween, "United States Census, 1870"

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