You can read about how I came to know about Dr. Boyd McNairy and his connection to my Sims family here. I updated this page in June 2013 with a chart showing the maternal links among the McNairy, Shelby, Minnick, Hodgekinson and Sims families.
At a recent Google Hangout with Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University, I posed the question of who a self-described Ultra Whig, who supported the Democrat Pierce and not the Whig Scott in the presidential election of 1852 and then supported the American Party candidate Fillmore in 1856, would have supported in the election of 1860 had such a person still been alive in 1860. This question referred to Dr. Boyd McNairy who died shortly after the elections of 1856. Professor Foner responds to this question first after the short housekeeping material in this video recording of the Hangout.
Professor Foner is an American historian of the U.S. Civil War. You can read more about his work here.
FILED FEBRUARY 21, 1900, J. R. YOUNG, Clerk. In the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, the 21st day of February, 1900, Henry C. Burch, executor, etc. agt. Irene A. Evans et al. No. 20934. Equity Docket 47.—On motion of the complainant, by Hamilton & Colbert, his solicitors, it is ordered that the defendants, Irene A. Evans, Anna M. Barrow, Fannie Caldwell, Ruffin L. Walker, Fannie Meredith, Eliza W. Gordon, Adele Evans, Anna M. Meredith, Eliza W. Gordon, Adele Mignon Goodrich and Yvonne Goodrich, cause their appearances to be entered herein on or before the first rule day occurring forty days after this day, otherwise the cause will be proceeded with as in case of default. The object of this suit is to obtain a judicial construction of the will of Walter S. McNairy, late of the District of Columbia, deceased, and a decree for the proper distribution of the assets in the hands of the complainant as executor and trustee under the will of said deceased. A copy of this order shall be published in the Washington Law Reporter and in The Evening Star once in each of three successive weeks before said rule day. By the court, A. B. HAGNER, Justice, etc. True copy. Test: J. R. YOUNG, Clerk, etc. by M. A. CLANCY, Assistant Clerk. HAMILTON & COLBERT., 512 F st.n.w fe21-law.3w25
Reference: Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) 21 Feb 1900, p. 4 as indexed at GenealogyBank.com, accessed October 2014
Grand Lodge of the United States I. O. O. F. This body commenced its session at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, in the Hall in Gay street. The following is a list of the representatives:—... Tennessee, Walter S. McNairy, P.G.S., ...