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Decendants of John C. MCGINNIS



JOHN C. McGinnis b. abt. 1758 in either Ireland or Scotland. He married MARY HOUSTON in 1784 in Bedford Co., VA, he died abt. 1819 in Bourbon Co., KY. Mary Houston was born 11-14-1766 in VA and died Oct. 1828 in Bourbon Co., KY. They had 12 children.

1. ELISHA b. 1786 / d. 1820 in Owen Co., IN
2. JOHN A.L. b. 1792 in VA / m. 6-5-1809 to Elizabeth Betsy Pasley in Bourbon Co., KY / d. 1836 in Gosport, Indiana.
3. SALLY b. 1793 / m. 3-28-1818 to Abel Roberts in Lincoln Co., NC / d. 10-12-1885 in Bell Co., Tx
4. SAMUEL b. 1796 / m. 3-19-1817 to Polly Piercy in Bourbon Co., KY / d. ????
5. WILLIAM b. 1797 / m. 1) Elizabeth Lillard & 2)Catherine Carpenter / d. ? in Jacksonville, AL
6. REUBEN b. 3-4-1801 / m. 1822 to Lucinda Buris in Bourbon Co., KY / d. 9-6-1866 in Cloverdale, Putnam Co., IN
7. JAMES W. b. abt. 1802 in Lincoln Co., NC / m. 7-28-1824 to HESTER GILLIAM in Lincoln Co., NC / d. abt. 1874 in Bell Co., Tx. **** see below
8. LAWSON b. abt. 1803 / m. 1) Barbara Carpenter & 2) Sarah Taylor / d. ????
9. ISABEL b. aft. 1803 / m. 7-11-1825 to Moses Cloninger in Lincoln Co., NC
10. LARKIN b. aft. 1803 / m. 4-21-1829 to Peggy Anthony in Lincoln Co., NC
11. LOUISA b. aft. 1803 / m. 8-14-1827 to John Reynolds in Lincoln Co., NC / d. ???
12. MARTIN b. aft. 1803 / m. ??? / d. ???

*** JAMES W. McGINNIS (son of John C. & Mary) married HESTER GILLIAM on 7-28-1824 in Lincoln Co., NC. She was b. abt. 1803 in North Carolina and died around 1863 in Caldwell County, Texas. Together they had 10 children:

1. VARDARY "MACK" b. 9-4-1824 in Lincoln Co., NC / m. 1) Louisa Shotwell on 11-29-1845 in Cherokee Co., GA & 2) SUSAN DILAN WELLS on 8-11-1870 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. 9-15-1895 in Caldwell Co. Tx
2. ELIZABETH b. 1828 in NC / m. ?? / d. ??
3. JOHN TURNER b. 9-29-1830 in NC / m. Mary Ellen Robinson on 8-18-1857 in Bee Co., Tx / d. 9-14-1899 in Erath Co., Tx
4. SALLIE ANN b. 1835 in NC / m. ?? / d. ??
5. MARTIN b. 1838 in NC or GA / m. ?? / d. 1838
6. SAVILLA b. abt. 1842 in GA / m. Matthew Homesley ??? / d. ???
7. WILLIAM M. b. 8-5-1843 in Cherokee Co., Ga / m. Susan Ridout on 5-26-1869 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. ????
8. JAMES MARION, II b. 2-26-1846 in Marietta, GA / m. 1) Louella Morrison & 2) Nancy Wingfield / d. ????
9. MARILLA b. 1850 in GA / m. 1) ? Beaver & 2) M. H. Homesley on 6-7-1866 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. ?
10. JOE GLEN b. aft. 1850 / m. ?? / d. ??

*** VARDARY "MACK" McGINNIS ( son of James W. McGinnis and Hester Gilliam and grandson of John C. McGinnis and Mary Houston) b. 9-4-1824 in Lincoln Co, NC; married 1) LOUISA SHOTWELL on 11-29-1845 in Cherokee Co., GA; and died 9-15-1895 in Caldwell Co., Tx. Louisa Shotwell b. 1828 in GA, d. 1868 in Texas. Together they had 6 children:

1. JAMES S. b. 1847 in AR / m. Melissa Annette Wells on 2-2-1871 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. ???
2. GEORGE DALLAS b. 1854 in Caldwell Co., Tx. / m. Mattie Johnson on 2-25-1875 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. ??
3. JULIA CAROLINA b. 11-25-1856 in Caldwell Co., Tx / m. Joseph Putnam on 2-6-1876 in Caldwell Co, Tx. / d. 2-14-1907 in Throckmorton, Tx.
4. WILEY S. b. 7-19-1859 in Caldwell Co., Tx / m. Elizabeth Tenny on 2-28-1884 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. 3-14-1936 in Caldwell Co., Tx.
5. ALICE b. 1862 in Caldwell Co., Tx / m. Frank Webb on 11-13-1879 in Caldwell Co, Tx / d. ??
6. ALBERT b. 1864 in Caldwell Co., Tx / m. Julia Tenny ??? / d. ???

*** VARDARY "MACK" McGINNIS second marriage to SUSAN DILAN WELLS on 8-11-1870 in Caldwell Co., Tx. Susan D. Wells b. 4-11-1844 in Panola Co., Mississippi / d. 7-31-1922 in Caldwell Co., Tx. Together they had 7 children:

1. EDWARD b. 1871 in Tx / m. Susie Fogle ? / d. ?
2. ROBERT b. 1874 in Tx / m. Birdie ? / d. ?
3. LYDIA b. aft. 1874 ?? / m. Buck Armstrong ? / d. ??
4. JOSEPH WELLS b. 4-1-1875 in Caldwell Co., Tx / m. HANNAH BLACK BONNER on 3-11-1911 in Beckham Co., OK / d. 12-6-1958 in Caldwell Co., Tx.
5. LEWIS b. 1876 in Tx / m. Minnie Riddles ? / d. ??
6. CORNEALUS b. 1879 in Tx / m. Bennett Wells ?? / d. ???
7. NANNIE BELL b. 10-30-1884 in Caldwell Co., Tx / m. Milam Cox on 5-9-1900 in Caldwell Co., Tx / d. 2-22-1964 in Tipton, CA.

***JOSEPH WELLS McGINNIS (son of Vardary "Mack" McGinnis and Susan Dilan Wells, grandson of James W. McGinnis and Hester Gilliam and great grandson of John C. McGinnis and Mary Houston) b. 4-1-1875 in Caldwell Co., Tx. Married HANNAH BLACK BONNER on 3-11-1911 in Beckham Co., OK and d. 12-6-1958 in Caldwell Co., Tx. Hannah Black Bonner b. 12-24-1882 in Foard Co., Tx / d. 6-28-1955 in Caldwell Co., Tx. Together they had 4 children:

1. DELMAS ELZORA b. 10-19-1913 in Elk City, OK / m. 1) Walter Wilson & 2) HARVEY LENARD TOWNSEND on ??? / d. 12-20-1985 in Nueces Co., Tx.
2. WILLIAM EDWIN b.3-19-1917 in Beckham Co., OK / m. Madorah Farr on 10-1-1938 / d. 9-6-1995 in Hays Co., Tx.
3. LEE ELLISON "ELK" b. 7-19-1919 in ?? / m. Elizabeth Pederson in 1945 in Jacksonville, FL / d. 11-28-1988 in Duval Co., FL 4. MARGARET LORETTA (still living)

***DELMAS ELZORA McGINNIS (daughter of Joseph Wells McGinnis & Hannah Black Bonner; granddaughter of Vardary "Mack" McGinnis & Susan Dilan Wells; great-granddaughter of James W. McGinnis & Hester Gilliam; great-great-grandaughter of John C. McGinnis & Mary Houston) b. 10-19-1913 in Elk City, OK first married WALTER WILSON b. ? d. ? together they had 2 children:

1. JOYCE YVONNE WILSON (still living)
2. PATRICIA ANN WILSON (still living)

*** DELMAS ELZORA McGINNIS second marriage to HARVEY LENARD TOWNSEND b. 8-5-1909 / m. ?? / d. 6-30-1981 in Nueces Co. Tx. together they had 1 child:

1. NANCY LOU TOWNSEND (still living, this is my mother)



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