I am a descendant of William Sylvania McGinty, b. 31 Aug 1861 Tangipahoa Parish, LA, married Mary Loflin c1891, and lived in Livingston Parish, LA, and Amite, LA.
There are two conflicting origins for his father Robert McGinty in the unsubstantiated oral records of my mother's family - one says Arkansas, the other says Ireland. In the 1900 Census, William says his father was born in England.
The only actual record I can find for Robert McGinty is a land purchase in Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, LA in 1861. I can't find him on the Census, or a marriage record. His wife Elizabeth Schultz was born in Pike County, MS, to German immigrants. Nothing further of her family is known to me.
Do any of these families sound familiar at all to anybody? I've reached brick walls everywhere I look for information on them.