Margaret Jane Atkins

23 February 1844–7 November 1924 (Age 80)
Adair, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Atkins was born on 23 February 1844, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph Green Atkins, was 24 and her mother, Pauline Stotts, was 19. She married George W. McKinsey on 5 February 1866, in Adair, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1880 and Whitewright, Grayson, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 November 1924, in Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Whitewright, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W. McKinsey
Margaret Jane Atkins
Marriage: 5 February 1866
Joseph Green McKinsey
Nannie P McKinsey

Spouse and Children

5 February 1866
Adair, Kentucky, United States


    Joseph Green McKinsey


    Nannie P McKinsey


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War

Age 2

Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • M J Atkins in household of Joly Atkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret McKinsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret J Mckenzie, "United States Census, 1910"

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