Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Each week focus on one ancestor and post something about him or her. Last week, I decided to post about women for the month of March since it's Women's History Month. Today is St. Patrick's Day so I've picked Robert's 3rd great grandmother, Fannie McKinley who happens to be Irish.
Fannie McKinley is one of the women on Robert's direct maternal line. All the the women in this direct line would have mtDNA haplogroup J which they passed on to their children.
I've not done a lot of research on this family, I'm hoping Robert will help out some day, but here is some of what I've found. Fannie was born in Ireland about 1850 according to most of the records that I've found. Fannie's parents were John McKinley and Ann, both born in Ireland. Fannie has a younger sister, Annie, who doesn't marry. The family immigrates to Nova Scotia, Canada after 1853 since Annie is born in Ireland about that time and before 1871 since they are found in that census living in Aylesford area, Nova Scotia.
Fannie marries George Mapplebeck on January 27, 1876 in Aylesford, Nova Scotia by license Church of England. George and Fannie have two girls, (Annie and Bessie) and four boys, (George, John, Emery, and, Stanley). Fannie dies at age 49 in 1899. She is buried in the East Margartsville cemetery by her parents. George remarries in 1900 to Mary Dempsey.
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