Jacob Samuel McVey

Male10 October 1851–17 August 1879

Brief Life History of Jacob Samuel

When Jacob Samuel McVey was born on 10 October 1851, in Fayette, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas McVey, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth McVey, was 24. He married Lucretia Jane Gwinn on 13 November 1873, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mountain Cove District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 17 August 1879, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Victor, Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Samuel McVey
Lucretia Jane Gwinn
Marriage: 13 November 1873
Martha Leola McVey
Oren Poindexter McVey
Samuel C. McVey

Sources (9)

  • Jacob L McVay in household of Elizabeth McVay, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel McVey, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Jacob Samuel McVey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1873Fayette, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 10

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 15

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bheatha ‘son of life’, i.e. ‘man of religion’. Compare Scottish McBeth .

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

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