James F. Kay

about 1826–
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of James F.

When James F. Kay was born about 1826, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jesse Kay, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Kay, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Kay
1798–1884
Elizabeth Ann Kay
1805–1876
James F. Kay
1826–
Alexander Marshall Kay
1827–1863
Robert Wiley Kay
1838–1863
Mary Ann Kay
1831–1909
Sarah Elizabeth Kay
1840–1897
Charles Abner Kay
1842–1906

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World Events (3)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 3

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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 4

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English ca ‘jackdaw’, from an unattested Old Norse . See also Daw .2 English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keye, kaye ‘key’. Compare Care , Kear .

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

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