From "History of Rush County, Indiana", Published by Brant & Fuller in 1888 and reprinted by Eastern Indiana Publishing Co., in 1966, from pages 485-486:
LOYD W. MCGINNIS a citizen of Orange Township, Rush County, Ind., was born in Anderson Township, Rush County, November 1, 1837, and is the son of Samuel and Sarah (Earlywine) McGinnis. The father was born in Nicholas County, Ky., April 1, 1795, and was the son of William McGinnis. William was a native of Ireland, and after he emigrated to America, settled in Kentucky; later he removed with his family to Indiana, and settled in Rush County; still later he removed to Hancock County, and remained in his county until his death. He was a teacher by profession, and was an able district school teacher, and was an intelligent and respected man. Samuel, his son, was reared to farming, and followed it for an avocation. When his father removed to Indiana, he was left behind. He was married in Kentucky to the mother of our subject, and afterward came to Indiana and settled in Rush County, and here he lived and followed farming up to the time of his death which occured June 14, 1869. The mother of our subject was born in Nicholas County, KY., April 13, 1798, and died in Rush County, Ind., April 20, 1869. She was married to Samuel October 10, 1816. The following children blessed their marriage: William, Mary, Dulcina, Orville S., James Franklin, John M., Sandford, Elizabeth, Samuel, Loyd W.. Loyd W. was reared on a farm and educated in the country schools. He was born a poor boy, and has had many obstacles to contend with through life, but has been energetic and firm, and has generally accomplished success in whatever he has undertaken. He has followed farming as an avocation, and is a progressive and self-made man. In politics, he is a republican, and is a member of the Homer Lodge No. 471, of the I.O.O.F.. January 16, 1856, he married Sarah Earlywine, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Gohegan) Earlywine. She was born in Nicholas County, Ky., May 6, 1833. Three children have blessed their marriage, viz.: Josephine, William and Arthur M..