Joseph McKay

12 February 1799–16 June 1876 (Age 77)
Dervock, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph McKay was born on 12 February 1799, in Dervock, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, George McKay, was 37 and his mother, Martha Clark, was 35. He married Martha Blair about 1821, in Dervock, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 June 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph McKay
Martha Blair
Marriage: about 1821
Mary McKay
Martha McKay
Ellen McKay
Frances McKay
Ester Mckay
Hannah McKay
Joseph Blair McKay
Jane McKay
Samuel McKay
James McKay
Isaac McKay
Esther McKay
Daniel McKay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1821Dervock, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 4
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McKee , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .History: This is the surname of several Irish and Scottish families, including Clan Mackay, a Highland clan traditionally associated with Sutherland in the far northwest of Scotland.

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

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    Sources (39)

    • Joseph Mc Kay, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Mcray, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Joseph Mckay, "United States Census, 1870"

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