U.S. States: Texas: Coryell County
I'm seeking information about my great-great-great-grandfather James William MCILHANEY. I'm especially interested in learning of his parents, his siblings (if any), date and location of immigration, and birthplace. I have included much of what I know
about him below. I am willing to share info about him and his descendants. Thank you.
James William MCILHANEY (aka MCELHANEY), parents unknown, was born about
1795, probably in Ireland. He married Mary Jane GIBSON, maybe in Kentucky
or Tennessee, date unknown. I believe she was the daughter of Jesse GIBSON
and Elizabeth PHARMLEY, and that she was born 10 March 1803 in Kentucky or
James may have immigrated to the U.S. as a young man, but I do not know
whether he came in a family group or by himself. I am told he is listed on
the 1830 census for Henderson County, Tennessee, with a wife and three
girls. He apparently left Henderson County about 1834 and bought land in
Tippah County, Mississippi in1830s and/or early 1840s. He appears on the
1850 census of Tippah County with his wife, Jane, 4 daughters, and 3 sons.
Approximately 1853, he moved his family to Texas, settling in Coryell
County. James and Mary Jane were charter members of the Baptist church in
Coryell. James died in December 1869 when he drowned while crossing a
swollen creek in Coryell County.
The children of James William and Mary Jane (GIBSON) McIlhaney included:
i. Margaret MCILHANEY, born 1829 in Tennessee, died 1878,
married William WIGGINS.
ii. Catherine MCILHANEY, born 1830 in Tennessee, died in ?,
married Jesse JAMES.
iii. Rebecca Jane MCILHANEY, born 1834 in Tennessee, died 1912
in Texas, married Ephraim Parmley GIBSON.
iv. Minerva Ann MCILHANEY, born 1837 in Mississippi, died 1868
in ?, married Isham A. JOHNSON.
v. William James Gibson MCILHANEY, born 8 May 1839 in Tippah
County, Mississippi, died 30 July 1904 in Coryell County, Texas, married
Mary Charlesann Elizabeth "Mollie" CARTER in Austin, Texas.
vi. Randle H. MCILHANEY, born 1842, died 1863 at Camp Douglas,
vii. Henry Clay MCILHANEY, born 1844 in Mississippi, died 1863
in Little Rock, Arkansas.
I can be reached at email@example.com.
John Randall "Randy" McIlhaney, Jr.