Jane Yarboro McGimsey was a daughter John McGimsey Sr. John McGimsey Sr. came to Burke County, N.C. as a widower from Penn. and Va. about 1800. He receive 300 acres of land from his nephew John McGimsey Jr. Her brother Joseph Lewis McGimsey (b. 1774) married Allie Moore Wakefield, a widow of Alexander Wakefield. Alexander was a brother of Jane'shusband John. Jane's mother is unknown, but it is presumed her maiden name was Lewis. Joseph Lewis McGimsey died in 1852 and still has descendents in Burke county.