James Gilkey

18 July 1815–21 May 1898 (Age 82)
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Gilkey was born on 18 July 1815, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Gilkey, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Gealey, was 31. He married Agnes McVey on 13 January 1848. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shenango Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Shenango, West Salem Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 May 1898, at the age of 82, and was buried in West Middlesex, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gilkey
Agnes McVey
Marriage: 13 January 1848
William Passmore Gilkey
Aretus Gilkey
Sarah Jane Gilkey
Mary Samantha Gilkey
Robert McVey Gilkey

Spouse and Children

13 January 1848


    William Passmore Gilkey


    Aretus Gilkey


    Sarah Jane Gilkey


    Mary Samantha Gilkey


    Robert McVey Gilkey


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: unexplained. It may be a pet form of the Scottish personal name Gilchrist .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Gilkey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Gilkey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Gilkey, "United States Census, 1870"

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