Joseph Holland Markey

1811–1884 (Age 73)
Tippecanoe, Harrison, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Holland

When Joseph Holland Markey was born in 1811, in Tippecanoe, Harrison, Ohio, United States, his father, William Markey Sr., was 58 and his mother, Margaret Holland, was 57. He married Mary Hedley Fordyce on 16 April 1830, in Harrison, Crosby Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Franklin Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died in 1884, in Stafford, Monroe, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Stafford, Monroe, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Holland Markey
Mary Hedley Fordyce
Marriage: 16 April 1830
Barnett H Markey
Mary A. Markey
William H. Markey
Margaret Holland Markey
Isaac Markey
Vincent Markey
Joseph Benson Markey
Fletcher Markey
Orange Scott Markey
Wesley Markey
George Thompson Markey

Spouse and Children

16 April 1830
Harrison, Crosby Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


    Barnett H Markey




    Isaac Markey


    Vincent Markey


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Markey Sr.





    Nancy Ann Markey


    James M Markee


    Rebecca Markey


    Margaret Markee


    Sarah K. Markey


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 21

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Irish (Monaghan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Marcaigh ‘descendant of Marcach’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’, ‘knight’, from marc ‘horse’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph H Merkee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph H Markee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Markee, "United States Census, 1850"

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