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James McAboy
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Birth: 1817
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1901
DeWitt County
Illinois, USA

Son of John McAboy and Mary Houghton McAboy
Husband of Sarah Mann McAboy
Father of William Warren McAboy, Arthur J. McAboy, Benjamin McAboy, Maggie McAboy, and Nina McAboy Mills


November 8, 1901 Clinton Register

AT FOUR SCORE AND FOUR.One of DeWitt County's Oldest Citizens Dies at His Home in Clintonó Funeral Held Yesterday.
Another of the fully ripened sheaves has been harvested; another aged father has been called to his final rest. James McABOY has joined loved ones gone before after a pilgrimage of 84 years along Life's uneven pathway. Tuesday afternoon at his home in the southwest part of the city, death came to him as the evening sun was nearing the western horizon. Last summer he suffered a stroke of paralysis and a few weeks afterward fell and broke his hip. Since then there had been little hope of his recovery.
James R. McAboy was born in Culpepper county, W. Va., in 1817, and his parents moved to Ohio a few years later. When a young man he came to DeWitt where in 1841 he was married to Miss Sarah MANN, who survives him. Of the nine children born to them, only two, William, of Fresno, Cal., and Mrs. Nina MILLS, of Clinton, are living. A brother, Thomas, lives at Baxter Springs, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah GRAMP and Mrs. Mary CAMPFIELD, also survive him. He lived southeast of Clinton until about twelve years ago when he moved to Clinton. He united with the Baptist church many years ago. Politically he was a Democrat. His life had been a busy one and he went to this last rest mourned by a large number of relatives.
Funeral services were held at the home yesterday at 11:30, conducted by Rev. PICKERILL, of DeLand. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
Family links: 
  John McAboy (1796 - 1878)
  Sarah Mann McAboy (1825 - 1910)*
  John T. McAboy (____ - 1859)*
  William Warren McAboy (1842 - 1925)*
  Arthur J. McAboy (1847 - 1895)*
  Nina McAboy Mills (1863 - 1951)*
  James McAboy (1817 - 1901)
  Mary McAboy Camfield (1826 - 1902)*
  T. C. McAboy (1832 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
DeWitt County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Debi Austen
Record added: May 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52011751
James McAboy
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