Nancy J McKinley


Brief Life History of Nancy J

When Nancy J McKinley was born in 1827, in Indiana, United States, her father, John McKinley, was 38 and her mother, Welthea Vail, was 29. She married James Asbury Coe on 19 October 1856, in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wood Township, Clark, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died in Indiana, United States, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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James Asbury Coe
Nancy J McKinley
Marriage: 19 October 1856
Elvira Cole
William E Coe
Easter Ann Coe
Daniel V Coe
John Douglas Coe
Isaac H Coe
James S Coe
Mary Jane Coe

Sources (10)

  • Nancy Coe in household of James Coe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Mckinley, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Nancy J. McKinley Coe, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    19 October 1856Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    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.

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 9

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


    Age 36

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh, a patronymic from the early personal name Fionnlaoch (see Finley ).

    History: William McKinley (1843–1901), 25th US president, was born at Niles, OH, a descendant of David McKinley, known as ‘David the Weaver’, of Scotch–Irish stock, who settled in York County, PA, c. 1743. William McKinley's family were iron founders who tracked the ore from the Susquehanna Valley in PA to Columbiana County, OH.

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

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