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Abbreviations: b = Born / m = Married / d = Died / aft= After / bfr = Before / abt = About

Submitted by Ray Robbins8-16-2001

I am looking for my mother, her name is Mary Virginia McGinnis. Her last known place of residence was on Pecos Street, Las Vegas, NM. in the 1980's. She had red hair. Her maiden name was Totman, and she was b: in Watertown, NY. Please let me know if you have any info or can suggest where else I might look. sincerely, Ray Robbins

Submitted by Glen Leslie McGinnis 3-22-2000

My Father: George Oliver B: 5/27/1896, Erath Co., TX. D: 8/5/1970, Amarillo, TX. His: Father, David Robinson B: 10/14/1862, Duvall Co., TX. D: 2/27/1942, Amarillo, TX. His: Mother, Margaret Anna Donahue, B: 11/24/1869, Jefferson Co., Ark. D: Amarillo, 6/25/1947,

Submitted by Howard McGinnis Visit Howards Site 3-22-2000

Knefler MCGINNIS shows up in a few mentions around WWII:
From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. VIII, pp. 480-83. Page 480:

The first Wright (AZ-1) was named for Orville Wright; the second, CVL-49, honored both Wright brothers: Orville and Wilbur.
(AZ-1: dp. 11,500 (f.); l. 448'; b. 58'; dr. 23' 4 3/8" (mean); s. 15 k. (max.); cpl. 288; a. 2 5", 2 3", 2 mg.; cl. Wright)

Wright departed San Diego on 10 October and took up a plane guard station off Las Tres Marias, Mexico, soon thereafter, covering one leg of the flight of the Consolidated XP3Y which took off from Cristobal harbor, Canal Zone, on 14 October for a non-stop flight to Alameda, Calif. Commanded by Lt. Comdr. Knefler "Sock" McGinnis who was assisted by Lt. (jg.) J. K. Averill, Naval Aviation Pilot T. P. Wilkinson, and a crew of three-the plane passed abeam of Wright at 2210 on 14 October. That XP3Y reached Alameda in 24 hours and 45 minutes-thus establishing a new world's record for Class C seaplanes of 3,281.383 miles airline distance and 3,443.225 miles broken-line distance.

Knefler is mentioned again:
From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
AV-12 -- Displacement 15,100 -- Length 540'5" -- Beam 69'3" -- Draw 22'3"
Speed 19 -- Complement 1,247 -- Armament 4 5", 20 40mm, 20 20mm -- Class Currituck

Pine Island (AV-12) was laid down 16 November 1942 by Todd Shipyards Corp., San Pedro, Calif.; launched 26 February 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Knefler McGinnis, and commissioned 26 April 1945, Comdr. Henry Titus Hodgskin in command.

I seem to recall some mention that Knefler was employed by Consolidated (aircraft manufacturer) after the war years. Who was Knefler? Who was Mrs. Knefler McGinnis?

Submitted by Ann McGinnis 3-22-2000

I have just started searching for my back ground. At this point I am unable to get any further then my Greatgrand father Austin A McGinnes. All I know about him is that he was born in Port Orchard, Washington, married Henrietta Jane English, and had two children, Jean Wallance McGinnes, and Henry John McGinnes. Henry John died around Apr 1967, of a heart attack. He was married to Margret Case. He had 7 children, 5 girls, 2 boys. I am from the youngest boy, James A.. If anyone has any more info. I would greatly appreciate it.

I am the oldest of two children. I was born on Aug. 22, 1972, in Bend, Or. My younger brother, Nathan Wade McGinnes, born on Jan. 19, 1975, in Bend, OR. My father, James Austin McGinnes, was born Oct 2, 1951, I think in Bremerton, WA. He married Harla Fay Hetu on Jan. 28, 1972, in Bend, OR. From what I understand, Dad's father, Henry John McGinnes, had a previous family, before marrying Margaret Case.

Submitted by Richard Mcginnis 3-2-2000

I am looking for great great grandparents. owen McGinnis b: abt 1850 Connecticut & d: aft 1880. Married 20 Nov. 1868 in Sebastian Co., AR., to Pauline Carlyle, b: abt 1851 AR/IN territory, d: aft 1880.

Children, one son Charles Owen, b: Mar. 9, 1872 Sebastian Co., AR., d: Jan 25, 1915 Wyandotte Co., Kansas. Married 30 Jan. 1894 Ray Co., MO. Emily Dove Hankins, b: 8 Oct, 1878 MO.? d: 31 Oct. 1923 Vance Wyandotte Co., Kansas. Two daughters Mary Ann b: 1875 & Patty G., b: 1879 MO. Charles Owen & Emily had 3 children Richard C., b: 1895 in Rayville, MO., Ray Co., d: 1962? Kansas City, MO. My father Harvey Amiel, b: 1897 in Rayville, MO. d: 1971 Kansas City, Kansas. Genevia Lorrian, b: 1899 Rayville, MO., d: 1980 Desoto, Kansas. All help would be appreciated.

Submitted by Vicki Duckless Flanders 3-22-2000

"My first McGinnis was named William and married Jane ____. Their son, John, was born Bishopton, Scotland, 1832 or 36 (conflicting vital records). I think William and Jane also had a son named William but haven't proven it yet... Son John McGinnis married at least twice. First time was to Lucy Boutwell, born Vermont. Second time was to Sarah Pell Fuller, parents both born England. John and Lucy McGinnis had a daughter named Ida Mae born Aug 31 1864 in Victory, Vermont. Ida May McGinnis married Frank Dunn and died Aug 30 1939 in Glover, Vermont. I believe John and Lucy McGinnis had a son named Charles H. McGinnis of Concord, Vermont, but it could be the Irish McGinnis line that lived not too far away. My John McGinnis is buried in Granby, Vermont. There are a lot of McGinnises in Concord and Victory VT; I haven't tied them all together. Is anyone researching the Scottish McGinnis line?

Submitted by Joan Meginniss 3-22-2000

I am looking for information about a shirt company or manufacturer that existed in Baltimore about 1860-1880. According to the Baltimore City Directory and census records, my ancestor Casparus George MEGINNISS (MCGINNIS) was a shirtmaker or worked for /owned a shirt shop at 65 W Baltimore and 74 W Fayette in Baltimore.

He shows up in census from 1790-1820. The family lived at 67 Harlem AV in Baltimore MD at least from 1868 to 1880. There were at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

Family folklore has it that one of C.G's grandsons was a model for Arrow Shirt magazine ads. Perhaps this company became or was bought by Arrow Shirts.

Submitted by Sharan Lesmeister 3-19-2000

Looking for information on my great grandmother, Cordelia McGinnis. Cordelia was born in Missouri on August 10, 1867, and married John Fletcher Ellingsworth in Greene County, Missouri on March 10, 1890. After obtaining Cordelia's death certificate, I found that she is the daughter of Noble McGinnis born in Tennessee. Her mother's name was unknown. I believe that she possibly is the daughter of Noble McGinnis and his wife, Louisa Nash. In her obituary, it shows she had a brother, Charles McGinnis. According to census records, Noble and Louisa did have a son named Charles. In addition, in the 1880 Greene County, Missouri census, it shows that in the household of Noble and Louisa, there was a daughter with the initial "C". The age of this "C" does not quite match Cordelia's year of birth, but then we all know that the census was not that accurate. Can anyone help me in trying to connect Cordelia to the family of Noble and Louisa Nash McGinnis? I would appreciate any assistance with this.

Submitted by Brenda Hackett 3/19/2000

I'm searching for the parents/family of Daniel McGinnis. He was born April 3, 1838, and died August 22, 1911. He married Eliza Leet/Leete about 1863. She died sometime in 1891-1893 probably. They had 12 children, the last born 1890. Daniel married a widow, Charlotte Stickney who had children from a previous marriage.

My McGinnis/McInnis family are from New Brunswick, Canada. One son, Daniel Cameron McInnis, died in Conn. USA, in 1945 when hit by a car.

Submitted by Peg Stoner 3-19-2000

Looking for family of my cousin John MAGENNIS b: 1921 & d: 1970 or 80's, probably in NY. The grandfather was Peter MAGENNIS, b: 1863, emigrated to the Boston area in 1880 with brothers Edward ( a stone mason) and Francis (a mason and contractor). Parents were John MAGENNIS & Lena KOSLOSKI. John Sr. d: in 1945 in VA and is buried in Arlington Nat'l. Cemetery. John Jr. had 4 or 5 sons & I believe he was a school teacher in NJ. Peter and Edward were born in County Fermanagh - parents were John MAGENNIS and Hanora LOVE. Edward stayed in Massachusetts and Peter settled in Mt. Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA.

Submitted by Lorine McGinnis Schulze 3/19/2000

My gr-gr-grandparents, Joseph MCGINNIS and Frances Downey came from Ireland to Ontario in 1847 with a 1 yr. old daughter, Bridget aka Delia. Joseph and Fanny were 18 or 19 yrs. old. Joseph and Fanny settled near several other McGinnis families near Guelph, Ontario. Joseph ran a tavern called "Speed The Plow" on the River Speed while Fanny raised their 9 children. 8 of these children were b. in Puslinch Twnshp., Upper Canada (present day Ontario) between 1847 and 1866. After 30 years of difficult pioneer life, Joseph d. in 1877 in Guelph, age 47. His widow Fanny d. in 1890 age 60. Her burial record states she was born in Gilbraltar. Since all census records give her place of birth as Ireland. I assume this is Gilbralter, Co. Monahan, Ireland and not Gilbraltar, Spain. My gr-grandfather Alexander MCGINNIS (s/o Joseph and Fanny) m. Harriet King and settled first in Guelph and then Morriston, Ontario. Eager to find Joseph McGinnis' origins in Ireland (Down? Armagh?) and will share my information on his descendants in Ontario. Also wish to find his wife Frances/Fanny Downey. I have information on other McGinnis' families in the Guelph area and will share with anyone looking for their Ontario lines.

Submitted by Oscar Williamson 3/19/2000

Looking for any information about my ggrandmother "Martha/Mary Ann McGinnis" b: 1833 in TN; married Henderson (Henry) Campbell in 1854 in Washington Co., TN. They had about 13 children and we have information for most of them if anyone is interested in this generation. Her father was John McGinnis and her mother was Pricilla (last name not known).

Submitted by Barbara Freil Caine 3-17-2000

I am searching for families of my g-grandfather, Edward McGinnis from Co. Cavan who went to Ayrshire (Dalry & Kilwinning) about 1840, and his son, John, who m. in Kilmarnock in the 1880's. Edward also had a daughter, Ellen

Submitted by Melinda E. McGinnis Welchel 3-16-2000

I am a McGinnis (maiden name) looking for family lines. My grandfather was Paul Deloache McGinnis (from the York, SC area) married to Lillymae Church Todd McGinnis (from North Wilkesboro, NC). He is believed to have died in the New Orleans, LA area prior to my birth in 1957, but don't know when. He had 2 children, Paul Deloache McGinnis, Jr., and JoAnn McGinnis Dumaresq, and a step-son Henry Todd. My father believes that his grandfather's name was Frank.

Submitted by Amy McGinniss 3-13-2000

I'm trying to find some information on my family tree. My grandfather Is James Roy Mcginniss. He grew up in Williamsport, PA., He is 92. I am 35. Any and all information is welcome. Thank you.

Submitted by Lillian Llamas 3-7-2000

I am descended from Achilles McGinnis and Jane Briggs through their daughter Virginia, wife of Carmi Hobson. In my family stuff I have several pictures. One of them is of a young woman and is inscribed "Maggie McGinnis, Guyandotte, W. Va., 1879" taken by G. W. Kirk, Huntington, W. Va. Another is a picture of a beautiful little blonde-haired boy and is inscribed "Willie W. McGinnis" but is not dated. It was taken by B. M. Clinedinst, Staunton, VA. Does anybody know who these two people were and where they hung on the McGinnis family tree?

Submitted by Timothy McGinnis 3-5-2000

I am the gr-gr-gr-gr-grandson of Edward McGinnis (b.1750 Va., d. 1817 Tn.) and Nancy McElhaney. My gr-gr-grandfather is Charles McGinnis, son of Moses. Charles transplanted with other family members from Tennessee to Christian Co. Missouri in the mid 1800's (pre-Civil war). Charles served in the CSA, volunteering in Arkansas after Union troops raided his farm in MO, and was wounded but not killed in an ammo wagon explosion. Apparently, three of his brothers fought in the CSA and died as a result of their experiences (Absolom, James, Edward). Am looking for any information about the war service of any of these four veterans, their regiments, their battles, how they died, etc.

Submitted by Claudia McGinnis Furlong 3/3/2000

Am searching for James Franklin McGinnis,b.5/13/1852,d.5/4/1910 in Warrens, WI. 1880 Census lists place of birth as Mercer Co., PA. Neither Mercer County or Allegheny County seems to have any record of him. At the time, Warrens, WI was reportedly a lumberjack camp, so vital statistics were not kept. Married Mary Cornelia Bailey,b.5/24/1960,d.11/30/1922 in Warrens, WI. 1880 Census lists place of birth as Ohio.

They had 12 children; my grandfather, Claude James was the oldest, b.8/30/1879 in Warrens, WI, d.10/11/1918 in St. Paul, MN. Married Anna Augusta Brehmer McGinnis in 1900. They had 4 children, Vera Mary, Adrian James, Clifford Henry, and Phyllis Ophelia. Clifford Henry was my father. Any information on James Franklin McGinnis and/or Mary Cornelia Bailey McGinnis would be very much appreciated.

Submitted by Diana McGinnis Corder 3-2-2000

My parents are James W. McGinnis and Daisy Gunter McGinnis my grandparents are Floyd and Bessie Brown McGinnis. I would like information if anyone has any. I have my great grandparents back to Robert McGinnis born 1779 died 1836 and Letiticia Hamble McGinnis I don't know the date of birth she died 1-17-1845. They were my great great great great grandparents. I would like any information on any of their descendants if any one has any of them Thank You.

Submitted by Connie 2-25-2000

Hi, I'm looking for a Emma Jane McGinnis B. abt. 1866 in Mo. or Tx. Married James Albert Smith 4-7-1889 in Grayson Co. Tx. Had 4 children James David, Johnny Lewis, Mary Lee, and my Grandmother Letha Pearl Smith Keck. Emma was said to have 3 brother known as Dutch, David and Jake(don't have any info on any of them.) and one sister Helen. Emma's father was born in Ill. and her mother was born in New York. Emma died in 1911 in Linn Township, Marshall Co., Oklahoma somewhere around Dec. My Grandmother was an infant at the time. Hope someone somewhere has some info that might help. Thanks and I enjoyed your site.

Submitted by Stephen Berwick 2/24/2000

Looking for the lineage of John McGinnis, born in Ireland around 1770. John had a son named William McGinnis, born in Ireland in 1791. He is listed as a sergeant in the British army. William married Sarah Clarke, born 1811 (Nova Scotia) and it seems he moved to Ontario. Together they had a son Robert Clarke McGinnis (born 1832 Ontario). Robert married Sara Jane Hughes (born December 31, 1843 (of the Irish Hughes family) together they had a daughter, Sarah-Jane (Sadie) McGinnis, born 18 March 1867 (Ontario). Sarah Jane McGinnis married Robert Berwick (4 Sep 1864) and they had 6 children, one of whom was my great-grandfather, Clarence Homer Berwick.

Submitted by Jeff Girvan 2/22/2000

I am related to a Michael McGinnis (1815-1891) he m: Elizabeth Brigham and lived in New York I believe around the Utica area. I know he had a daughter named Nancy and possibly a second named Lydia, please let me know if you know anything.

Submitted by Jackie Fletcher 2/19/2000

Sarah Ann Elizabeth McGinnis (1850-1928) daughter of Coat Mcginnis and Mary Sellers m: Calvin Grier Lynn (1850-1895). This family Lived in Cleveland Co., NC. Their children were:

Thomas Ross LYNN - b. 29 Sep 1872. / James Martin LYNN - b. 14 Oct 1874 / Charlie Crawford Lynn - b. 28 Feb 1877 / Elizabeth Jane LYNN - b. 4 Nov 1877 / John Davis LYNN - b. 12 May 1883 / Mary Maggie LYNN - b. 18 Jun 1886 / Purl LYNN - b. 13 May 1891 / Robert Stevenson LYNN b. 1 Jan 1894

Submitted by Troop McGinnis 2/18/2000

Looking for any info. on the McGinnis Family. I've tracked it to George Washington McGinnis who was m: to Angeline O'Kelly. They were from the Jackson Co., GA., area mid to late 1800's. Any help from the fellow McGinnis Members would be helpful

Submitted by Mike McGinnis 2/16/2000

Need info. on Robert J. McGinnis b: Mar 1867 in GA., Listed on 1900 census for Haralson county GA., with a sister named Sue McGinnis. Shows her to be b: Apr 1852 in GA., Shows both parents to have been born in GA., Any info. on these individuals would be appreciated. As always, I'm still looking for info on a Thomas J. McGinnis, b: 5 May 1854 in GA.

Also if you can, Please !!

I need to try to find obituaries for the following people:

James M. McGinnis, - b. 03-03-1820 d. 05-31-1896
Naoma A. McGinnis - b. 11-23-1825 d. 07-18-1899
Sarah Susan McGinnis - b. 04-09-1851 d. 04-04-1910
Robert Jack McGinnis - b. 03-31-1866 d. 01-26-1946

All of these people are buried in the Popular Springs Baptist Church Cemetary in Talapoosa, Haralson Co, GA.,. I am skeptical about finding obits for the older ones, but surely there's one for the man that died in 1946.

Submitted by Doris Matz Domatz's webpage 2/13/2000

Does anyone have any information on this family? John AGINNIS/MCGINNIS d: Mar 07, 1813. Marietta, Lancaster Co PA. M: to Margaret

Submitted by Rachel McGinnis 2/11/2000

Looking for any info. on Charles Arthur McGinnis m: to Maude. He was b: probably in late 1800's. I believe they were from Cherokee Co., Ga. They had Charles Jr., Catherine, and Gladys. Thanks for any help you have.

Submitted by Tonya Fernando 1/27/2000

My stepfather's name is Brian McGinnis and I am trying to tie down his roots. His father's name was Carl McGinnis, his grandfather's and great grandmother's names were Garfield and Bertha McGinnis, and his great grandfather and great grandmother were, we think, John and Matilda McGinnis. Anyone with information beyond this?

The lineage is as follows:
John and Matilda McGinnis
Garfield and Bertha McGinnis - Children:
Carl (deceased); wife- Jessie Jean Foster (living)
Harry (Bill) (deceased)
Clyde (deceased)
Wayne (deceased)
Walter (deceased)
Ralph (deceased)
Myrtle (deceased)
Hilda (deceased)
Sarah (deceased)
Dorothy (living)
Carl and Jessie Jean's children are:
Cathy (living); ex-husband Dennis; children - Kendra and Karla
John Terry (living); wife - Patricia; childre - Terry, Bethany, Megan, and Daniel
Brian (living); wife - Linda Burkley; step-children - Tamera Fernando, James Fernando, Tonya Fernando; children - Shaun
Colin (living); wife- Kathy; children - Cortni, Luke, Josh
Ralph (living); wife- Donna; children - Matthew, Micheal, Johnathon
Kenneth (living); wife- Michelle; children - Kelly and Kurt

Submitted by Phyllis 1/27/2000

My g g grandfather Patrick McGinnis is said to have been born in Mayo Co. Ireland about Mar 23, 1838. He came to America "when a boy", served in Civil War but to date no records of that, m: Ellen Sweeny in Pittston, Luzerne Co. PA., at the close of the war. Any one know anything about this McGinnis family?

Submitted by Ruth M. Rowe 1/15/2000

My maiden name was McGinnis. My father was Charles F. McGinnis; his parents were James W and Josie McGinnis; James W's parents were William J and Fannie McGinnis. My father was killed in an accident in Akron, OH., 22 June 1929. At the time, he was living with an aunt, Mrs. Mary Jackson at 724 Spicer Street. If anyone has any information on this line of the mcGinnis family or any of Mrs. Mary Jackson's descendants.

Submitted by Connie Seymour 1/15/2000

Looking for info. on Emma Jane McGinnis b. 1866-1869 in MO., or TX. M: James Albert Smith Apr 7, 1889 in Grayson Co. TX., They had 4 Children: James David Smith b. 12-26-1892, Johnny Lewis Smith b. 8-15-1895, Mary Lee Smith b. 6-7-1908 and my Grandmother Letha Pearl Smith b. 3-11-1911. James Albert was m: once before and had a daughter, Mary Susanna Smith b. 11-19-1879. Looking for any information on Emma Jane's parents or siblings. Emma Jane d: when my Grandmother was about 9 mos old, in Linn Township, Marshall Co. Oklahoma. Emma Jane was said to have 3 brothers and at least 1 sister.

Submitted by Ken Wieringo 12/31/1999

Looking for William ((maybe) Floyd)) McGinness b abt 1859 wife was Mattie Jones. He d: abt 1932 in Oregon or Idaho.

Submitted by Sharon Cantrall 12/28/2000

I am looking for the Thomas & Mary McGinnis family. Plain Tom was b: 1815 in Ireland, County Mayo. Mary (?) was b: 1844 in Ireland, May County. At this time I only know of one child from this union. He is James Patrick McGinnis, b: in Ireland, probably Cork Co., on Mar. 17, 1866. James Patrick m: Nancy Jane Cantrall on Dec. 26, 1887 in Jess Valley, Modoc Co., CA. He d: Jan. 19, 1935 in Nyssa, Malheur Co., OR.

James Patrick and Nancy Jane McGinnis had 12 children, all born at the McGinnis Place in Jess Valley, Modoc Co., CA.

I would really like to find more information about Thomas McGinnis and his wife Mary. Would appreciate any help. Will certainly exchange info.

Submitted by Spencer Leopard McGinnis or Alternate Email Addy 11/12/1999

My grandfather was Jasper James McGinnis he was b: in Center Ala. Jan 17,1909 to Henry McGinnis and Bessie Owens McGinnis. There were 3 children born to Henry and Bessie, Roscoe, Jasper, and Lillie Mae. Bessie past away when Jasper was 9 years old. At which time Henry left the 3 sibilings with thier Aunt and Uncle on the Owens side of the Family. Henry never returned to claim his children. It is said that Henry past away in GA., in the early 1970's. My grandfather Jasper passed away Dec 25, 1995. His siblings passed away before he did. No one in the family has ever tried to find anything about the family. I have spoken with members on the Owens side of the family, the only information that they have is that Henry came form DeKalb County GA. The court house has no records on file for a Henry McGinnis.

Submitted by Pauline Wilson 11/9/1999

Researching John Mcginnis b: 1795 in VA. Father of Alexander b: 1822 in VA., m: to Margaret Young b, 1825 in Mercer Co PA., also 2. John C b:1825 in VA., m: to Nancy Clanton & 3. Nancy b: 1828 in Mercer PA., 4. Susanna b:1830 in Mercer PA., 5. Lewis b:1832 in Mercer m: to Winnie Bishop. 6. David b:1833 in Mercer m: to Jane Young. 7. Elizabeth b:1834 in Mercer m: toWilliam Bradford 8. George b: 1836 in Mercer and d: in Civil War.

Submitted by Dave & Judy Stickney 9/26/1999

We're looking for descendants of Constantine and Margaret COAKLEY MCGINNIS. They were married in Toronto, probably, and all of their children but one were born in Guelph, Ontario. The family then moved to Marquette, MI., in 1864, where their youngest child, Maurice, was born.

Their children are James, b: abt 1844; Patrick, b: abt 1846; Mary, b: abt 1847; Ellen, b: abt 1850; Elizabeth, b: 25 May, 1853, m: John Stickney in Marquette; John, b: abt. 1854, m: Mary Rousseau in Ishpeming, MI.; Francis, b: abt 1856; Joseph, b: abt 1859; Margaret, b: abt 1860, m: Alfred H. Phelps in MI.; Sarah, b: abt 1862, m: [?] McGrath; and Maurice, b: 1864, m: Jennie Moyault in Superior, Wisconsin.

We've heard that Margaret d: in 1866 in Marquette, but have been unable to verify this so far. Constantine may have remarried a Catherine [?] by the 1870 census.


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