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1 Colonial Roots of Some Families in Hall and Jackson Counties, Georgia
The ancestors of these families who settled in Hall and Jackson counties in the 19th century generally came from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia and, before that, England, Scotland, and the northern part of Ireland.

There is information about this family in

Ethel C. Grider's McGehee Descendants, Volume 1 (Cullman, AL: Gregath Company, 1987), pp. 337-340.
Mrs. Paul G. Herman's Descendants of Michael McGee (1759-1834) and Anna Melvina Sims (1763-1838), (1968)
"McGee (Magee, McGhee)," Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families. Ed. Margaret Watson. (Greenwood, SC: Attic Press, Rev. Ed. 1982), pp. 304-07.
Michael Magee (?-about 1786)
The birth year and birthplace of Michael Magee have not been established. He was probably Scotch-Irish and thought to have come from Magee Island according to the Leonardo Andrea records in the South Caroliniana Library. He may have immigrated first to Pennsylvania before moving to Brunswick Co., VA.

He married Elizabeth Hill, who was the widow of a man named "Steed." The family apparently lived in Virginia and North Carolina. Their children were

Michael McGee, Jr. Born June 17, 1759 in Brunswick Co., VA. Married Anna Melvina Sims about 1782. Died June 21, 1834 in Abbeville Co., SC.
Moses McGee.
John McGee.
 
Family: F74
 
2 It is also reported 9 Jun 1870 Family: F15
 
3 James Henry Carstarphen had four sons that fought in the war between the States.

William Henry Carstarphen enlisted Feb. 9, 1861 in Allenton, Alabama, he was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana on July 9, 1863, was released July 13, 1863 and was captured again. He was paroled at Selma, alabama June 1865.

Virgil H. Carstarphen enlisted july 6, 1861 in Bridgeport, Alabama. he was present at the Seige of davis farm in virgina, aug. 8,1864. He was severely wounded at Bethesda Church, VA., June3, 1864. He was capturedat Bermuda Hundred Defense, VA. April 3, 1865. was paroled at Harts island, New York Harbor on June 15, 1865.

Christopher F. Carstarphen enlisted July 6, 1861, at the age sixteen in Bridgefort, alabama. He died from pneumonia in the Chimborax Hospital #3 in Richmond, Virgina April 24, 1862.

Sidney Turner Carstarphen enlisted in the Army July 25, 1864 in Camden, alabama. December 21, 1864 he was patient in the Stonewall Hospital in montgomery, alabama. after recovering from his illness he returned to duty, and was captured by the Union Army and on May 1, 1865 was paroled by the Provost Marshall of the Union army, at greensboro, north Carolina. Before he was paroled, he had to sign the following pledge. "I, the undersigned, S.T. Carstarphen, do solemnly swear that I will not bear arms against the United States of America, or give any infomation, or do any military duty whatever, until regulaly exchange as a prisoner of war. description; 5 feet, 9 inches. Hair dark, Eyes, blue, Complexion, fair. 
Family: F31
 
4 Robert Carstarphen was a surgeon in the Army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and was at the battle of Cullooden Moor, april 16, 1746. After the diastrous defeat of the Scottish forces, a price being put on his head, he fled to America with his three sons, Robert, James, and john. They settled in the James River District of virgina. The sons Robert and James, moved to North Carolina and settled in the Halifax District. john remaining at southampton, Va. Family: F34
 
5 I can not find any marriage cert for this woman. She was hated by all of the kids. She would beat them and make the boys wear dresses. She buried W.L. McGee the next day. She then kicked all the kids out of the house, ages 7-14 years old to fend for themselves. Ettie
 
6 Bennetts on the Bias, Vol 1, by Muriel Bennett Minium:
"Richard married again, but he and Sarah, widow of Daniel Lewis, had no children." Page 107
WILL of Richard Bennett: The son of Thomas and Alice died in 1709. His Will as "Richard Bennett, Sr.," on the 4th of December 1709 was probated in February of 1710 in Surry County, VA. He like Major-General Richard, was an octogenarian. In his Will he mentions his wife, Sarah. Legatees were Mary Thorpe, daughter of Daniel Lewis; John Mangum; James Coffield; and Susana and Martha Lewis, daughters of Susan who had also married a Daniel Lewis.
Witnesses were: Thomas Thropp, William George, Mary Carnes, and John Mangum"
Richards' widow Sarah married Robert Lancaster. Page 112
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Source: http://expage.com/page/eake
Richard Bennett (d 1709 Isle of Wight Co VA) may have been the son of Thomas Bennett and Alice. In 1638 he patented 300A in Isle of Wight Co VA. He and John Cofer were granted 1400A (undated). In 1656 he purchased land at Hickory Valley Branch from William Miles, and on 5Jul1699 made a gift of it to his son Richard. In 1682 he patented 630A at Lower Parish in Surry Co VA. He made his will 1709, naming his wife, children and stepchildren. The will was probated Feb1710 at Isle of Wight Co VA. He m 1) Anne. Their children were:
Susanna m Daniel Lewis Jr
Martha m __ Lewis
Richard (d 1720 Upper Parish, Isle of Wight Co VA) m Elizabeth
James (d 1752 Southwark Parish, Surry Co VA) m Mary Evans
Richard m 2) Sarah, widow of Daniel Lewis Sr.

 
BENNETT, Richard Sr.
 
7 Individual:
BIOGRAPHY: "Richard Bennett, who acted as Governor from April 30, 1652, to March 30, 1655, was a Burgess from Warrasquoyoke in 1629, and a member of the Council in 1642. Because of his Puritan religious beliefs he left Virginia for Maryland to escape persecution. From thence he went to England, and in 1651 returned to Virginia as one of the Parliament's Commissioners to effect the reduction of the Colony under Cromwell. He was elected Governor by the Assembly, and subsequently sent to England as agent to represent Virginia's interests before Parliament. In 1666 he was made Major General and given command of the greater number of the militia of the Colony. In the following year he served as Commissioner to Maryland in the endeavor to regulate the cultivation and sale of tobacco. He was the owner of Wayanoak and Kicquotan plantations on the James."
Richard, colonial governor of Virginia in the 17th century. He was a Virginia planter who , with William Clayborne, was appointed by the "Long parliament" in 1651 to act with English commissioners in reconciling the colony to the administration of Oliver Cromwell in England . Many of the colonists favored the Stuarts, and the parliament wisely sought to conciliate rather than coerce them.
Bennet was a Roundhead, as was also his fellow-commissioner. All opposition did not disappear, however, until the British frigate "Guinea" arrived, in March 1652, with orders to carry out the instructions of the commissioners, and if necessary to enforce the authority of parliament. Virtual independence was, in fact, guaranteed to Virginia, and it was agreed that th e people should have all the liberties of free- born Englishmen, should enact their own laws , should remain unquestioned as to their past loyalty, and should have "as free trade as the people of England." So much was granted by parliament, but an article confirming her ancient bounds, prohibiting taxation without representation, and agreeing that no forts should be erected without the consent of the colony, was never approved.
Until the restoration, Virginia was nominally independent, although actually under the rul e of the commissioners. The executive officer became electire, and Bennet was chosen governor . Members of the house of burgesses were required to take oath that they would especially pro vide for the "general good and prosperity" of Virginia and its inhabitants. Governor Bennet had been treated oppressively by the late royalist governor, Sir William Berkeley, but nobly refrained from taking the revenge that was made easy by his official position. Under Bennet' s administration the house of burgesses claimed the right to define the powers of the governo r and council, and declared "that the right of electing all the officers of this colony should appertain to the burgesses as the representatives of the people."
Maryland was not so easily pacified, being more aggressively loyal, and Bennet with Clayborne went over in the "Guinea" frigate with the English commissioners, and enforced submission . In 1654 the Maryland royalists or proprietaries, under the instigation of Lord Baltimore, a gain revolted, and overthrew the parliamentarians, and intercolonial hostilities followed b y land and sea, resulting in victory for the Virginians under Governor Bennet. The decisive action took place on 25 March 1655, and many prisoners, including the royalist Governor Stone , were taken captive. At least four of these were executed. During the same year Governor Ben net retired from public life.
From Appleton's
Bennett Creek ; village in Nansemond County, Virginia , named for Richard Bennett , governor in 1652 -1656.
Richard Bennett, son of Thomas, is mentioned as "brother in law," in the will of Anthony Barham of Mulberry Island, 6th of September, 1641, as heretofore shown*. He resided at Blackwater in the vicinity of the plantations of Justinian Cooper and Francis England, for in 1669 Thomas Wood, "son of Arthur Wood, and Sarah Wooten his mother, relict of arthur deceased," deede him land an in the deed he is mentioned as "Richard Bennett of Blackwater." Col. Arthur Smith in 1666 made a deed to land at "Blackwater" inherited by his wife Sarah Jackson from her grandmother Alice Bennett."
In 1682, Richard Bennett patented 630 acres in the Lower Parish of Surry County, bounded by the land of Francis Mason, William Edwards and the Hollybush Swamp, for the transportation of thirteen persons, his name not being among those mentioned. As he did not receive any land for his own transportation it seems therefore that he was born in Virginia.
Soon after receiving the above grant he sold George Morrell part of the land as evidenced by the following deed (Deed Bk 2, pp.30-31):
"Richard Bennet, ye elder of the Upper Parish of Isle of Wight with the free will and consent of my wife, Anne, have for a valuable consideration to me in hand paid before the sealing, grant unto George Morrell of Lawne's Creek Parish in the County of Surry, 150 acres situate on the west side of Pocatink Swamp in Surry, the same parcel of land being part of a patent for 630 acres to me granted the 22 July 1682 - near Mr. Thos. Binns."
On the fourth of September, 1694, he made a gift of 200 acres on the west side of Pocatink Swamp to his son James Bennet of the Lower Parish of Surry County. (Deeds 1694-1709, p 18) July 5, 1699, as Richard Bennett of the Upper Parish of Isle of Wight, he deeded to his "son and heir" Richard Bennett, Jr., of the same parish "all right and title in land that belonged to Edward JOnes then taking in plantation Richard Bennett now lives, being part of land bought of William Miles in 1656." 9Bk 1688-1704, p. 292)
This date, 1656, is interesting for it shows that Richard Bennett must have been grown in 1656 and therefore could have been the Richard Bennett mentioned by Anthony Barham in his will in 1641. When the above Richard Bennett, Jr., made his will in 1720 he was still living on this land he speaks of "my plantation and land whereon I now live, it being part of ye land which was bought formerly of William Miles." Miles patented land on the second branch of the Blackwater adjoining Mr. England's land at an early date and died in 1698. He was aged seventy-five years on the 8th of March, 1697-8, which would have made him twenty-three years of age in 1656.
Richard Bennett's first wife was named Anne. She was probably the mother of his children. The wife mentioned in his will was named Sarah and she subsequently married Robert Lancaster whose will was probated in 1720. Sarah Bennett-Lancaster made her will the 31st of October, 1722, and same was probated 29 January, 1723.
Richard Bennett, Sr., died in 1709. He was then probably between eighty and eighty-five years of age as he had several sets of great grandchildren. Fifteen years before his death he made a deed of land in Surry to Ann Bell a married grandaughter. He made his will as "Richard Bennett, Sr.," on the 4th of December, 1709 and same was probated February, 1710. [Sixteenth Century Isle of Wight 294-296]
*NEHGR believes this is a reference to Richard Bennett, the governor of Virginia and not this Richard Bennett. [NEHGR CLXVII:393-394]
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BENNETT, Richard Sr.
 
8 Daniel Thornton (Husband)

Marriage: 31 OCT 1826
 
BRADLEY, Lucy C.
 
9 James was a Lieutenant in the Seventh North Carolina Continental Infantry. CARSTARPHEN, James N. "Jausu"
 
10 Mattie Martha Carstarphen recalls Uncle Dick as a great man. The woman he was in love with died before they were to marry. He never married because of her. He died of a heart attack while walking in the field. CARSTARPHEN, Judge L. (Dick)
 
11 Robert Corstorphine changed his name to Carstarphen when he move to America. CARSTARPHEN, Robert Jr
 
12 SSN: 440-38-4192 CARSTARPHEN, Sydney Cotteral (T.)
 
13 Sydney Cotteral and a crooked lawyer, took out a govenment loan for seed. The Lawyer defaulted on the loan, so The Government went after Sydney for the remainder of the loan. Sydney was poor and did not have the money, so he changed his name to S.T. Carstarphen to avoid the Government.

Sydney in the early years was a logger in Ruston, La. He, his wife and three kids lived in a tent. Sydney put all of his money in the bank. The bank failed and Sydney lost all of his money. 
CARSTARPHEN, Sydney Cotteral (T.)
 
14 Sydney T. and three of his brothers were in the Confederate Army. S. T. Carstarphen enlisted July 25, 1864, he was in the Stonewall hospital in Montgomery, Alabama on November 15, 1864, returned to duty November 21th. He was taken prisoner and when the war ended he had to apply for a parole and here is it says, Headquarters 16th.Army Corps, office of Provost Marshal, Montgomery, Alabama. He had to sign an oath that he would not bear arms against the United States of America. Two of the brothers were killed during the war. And offhand I do not know the names of the three other brothers. CARSTARPHEN, Sydney Turner
 
15 Carstarphen?s Genealogy: By Mattie Ruth (Galloway) Clark.
Sidney Turner Carstarphen born June 28, 1843 in Alabama, was the son of James Henry Carstarphen born 1800 in North Carolina, died 1869 near Camden, Alabama, his second wife Rhoda Ann Price born 1818 in South Carolina, died 1877 in Camden, Alabama. Both were buried the Enon Baptist Church cemetery in Grampen near Camden. In the 1850?s the Carstarphen family settled on a farm near Camden in Wilcox County Alabama, when Sidney Turner was about thirteen years old.

In the civil war he enlisted in Camden July 25, 1864 in LT. Porter?s group, and served in company B, 1st Regiment Alabama Infantry. December 21, 1864, he was a patient in the stonewall hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. After recovering from illness he returned to duty, was captured by the Union, was paroled May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, North, Carolina, was released by the Sixteenth Army Corps, Montgomery, Alabama.

Sidney Turner Carstarphen had three brothers to serve in this war. Pvt. Virgil H. Carstarphen enlisted July 6, 1861 in Bridge fort, Alabama, served with Co. A, 13th Regiment Alabama Infantry. He was present at the siege of Davis farm in Virginia, Aug. 8, 1864 and to the end of the war. He was severely wounded at Bethesda Church Va., June 3, 1864. He was captured at Bermuda Hundred Defense, Va. April 3, 1865. Was paroled June 15, 1865 at Harts Island, New York Harbor.

Pvt. Christopher F. (Judge) Carstarphen when only 16 years old enlisted July 6, 1861 in Bridgeport, Ala., served with Co. A. 13th Regiment Alabama Volunteers died from pneumonia in the Chimborax Hospital #3 in Richmond Virginia, April 24, 1862.

Pvt. William Henry Carstarphen enlisted Feb. 9, 1861 in Allenton, Ala., served with Co. B., 1st Regiment Alabama Infantry, and was captured at Fort Hudson, La. July 9, 1863. Later was paroled at Port Hudson, La. July 13, 1863. Reenlisted, again was captured again, and was paroled at Selma, Ala., June 1865.

After the war, Sidney Turner Carstarphen decided to start anew, farther West. He settled near Downsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, working on the farm of Rev. James Wesley Staples, who had settled in Louisiana in 1866 and originally from near Camden, Wilcox County, also. There he met Rev. Staple?s eldest daughter Margaret Elizabeth. They were married June 6, 1870 and settled on a farm near the Staples. In later years he was a rural mail carrier out of Ruston, Louisiana, delivering mail by horse and buggy. He passed away in 1918 at the home of his daughter, Viola Saphronia Post and was buried near his two sons in the Suyrna Cemetery in Union Parish, near Downsville.
After her husband?s death, Margaret E. Carstarphen and son, Judge, (Dick) bought a small farm in McCurtain, Oklahoma, Mailing address Cove, Ark. In 1931 they bought a larger farm near Durant, Oklahoma. Judge went out one morning to mend his fence, was found dead about noon by a neighbor. His death was probably caused by a heart attack. He was buried near Durant. She continued to live on the farm until she passed away in 1943 at the age of 92. She was buried near her son Judge.
Here are some corrections on Uncle Dick?s death, By Bud Galloway:
As it was related to me by Grandmother Carstarphen that when Uncle Dick died the weather had been unusually dry, and he had walked across the farm over to the cow pasture. Carrying a shovel to dig a little deeper in a stock pond to find water for the cows. He had not return to the house at noon as she had expected him to, and by the middle of the afternoon Grandma had begun to worry about him. But, in her feeble condition she could not walk that distance to see about him. But, as fate would have it, Mr. Ferguson the real estate man they had bought the farm from dropped by for a visit, as he and his wife often did. So he walked over to the pasture to look for Uncle Dick. But when he found him he was dead. Still leaning on his shovel. The way it was related to me by Grandmother was that a blood vessel in his neck burst, and in my understanding that is called a berry aneurysm.

Born to this union were eight children, all born in Union Parish, La.?
1. Cynatha Thince (Ollie)- B. April 1871, D. 1964, Durant, Okla.
2. James Virgil ? B. April 23, 1875, D. Nov. 20, 1906, Union Parish, La.
3. Judge C. ? B. April 1, 1876, D. Feb. 11, 1934, Durant, Okla.
4. Viola Saphronia ? B. Oct. 5, 1878, D. 1957, Phoenix, Ariz.
5. Zaidee Oney ? B. March 13, 1882, D. Oct. 18, 1936, Monroe, La.
6. Sidney Catrell ? B. Sept. 23, 1885, D. April 20, 1976, Durant, Okla.
7. Samuel Buriette ? B. Jan. 6, 1888, D. Dec. 21, 1894, Union P. La.
8. Carrie May ? B. July 17, 1892, D. Feb. 26, 1984, in Mena, Ark.




 
CARSTARPHEN, Sydney Turner
 
16 Adopted 3 Apr 1969 FAIN, Kristina Kay
 
17 Fullblood Muskogee Creek Indian
Tuckabatchee Clan 
FREEMAN, William E.
 
18 William E. Freeman was born about 1819. He and his wife Mary Norwood and all the children could read and write, according to Census Reports. This was unusual in those days, because he and his wife were full blooded Creek Indians. He was educated in the Choctaw Academy and Missionarys gave him the name of William E. Freeman. The records are being sent to us of their education and original Indian names. The Creek Nation also has his Will in their archives and will send us a copy. They are of the Tuckabatchee Clan of the Creeks. Tuck-a-batchee was a Red Town of the Creeks (awar town). Clan colors were red and black. FREEMAN, William E.
 
19 Elizabeth Hill married a man by the last name of Steed. Her next husband was Michael McGee. This is where the confusion on her last name. HILL, Elizabeth "Steed"
 
20 Individual:
Some databases I've seen have Elizabeth Steed.
The first record of Elizabeth Steed is a Brunswick Co.
Va, slander case, March 1748-March 1751 bought by John
Steed on behalf of Elizabeth Steed against William
Hogan. John is named as Elizabeth's " guardian" and
"next friend"The exact relationship between John and
Elizabeth is not known (maybe brother and sister).
However John's wife was Ann Hill, daughter of Robert
Hill and her brothers were Sion, Thomas, Green,
William and Abner Hill. There must have been a close
tie between the Steeds, Hills and McGees in Brunswick
Co. for the family names to appear in the McGehee/
McGee family.
I am assuming Michael McGee/McGehee Sr. married
Elizabeth Steed after the slander case around 1752.

 
HILL, Elizabeth "Steed"
 
21 Individual:
On Elbert Glenn's birth certificate it has his age as 22, which would make his birth date as 1886 which is two years off from his actual birth date of 1-3-1888, which makes him only 20.
On her marriage certificate her name is listed as Minnie V. Newsom.
On Elbert Glenn's birth certificate her name is listed as Roma Vivian Newsom and her age is 21, which would make her birth date 1887.
In the Family Bible her name is listed as M. V. Newsom.
The below census information is for her father, who is in the Hagerman Cemetery, Chaves, NM his name is listed as George B. and his wife is listed as Eva Lena.
1900 Johnson County Census
NAME COLOR SEX BIRTH MO. YR AGE Birth Fath Mhr
Newsom, Geo. B. W M 2 1862 38 NC NC NC
Eva L. W F 4 1873 28 TX IL TX
Minnie V. W F 10 1890 9 TX NC TX
Worthie T. W M 9 1892 7 TX NC TX
Myrtle M. W F 1 1896 4 TX NC TX
Clyde W M 11/12 1898 1 TX NC TX
The only problem with the above census is that in 1908 when Glenn was born she would have only been 18 not 21 as Glenn's birth certificate indicates. However, the age of Albert is wrong on the birth certificate so it is likely that her's is too.
1910 US Census, Hagerman, Chaves County, New Mexico
NameRelshpSex ColorAgeMar./Yrs.Occup.Birth PlaceFatherMother
McGee, Fred A.HeadMW22 M 3Laborer on CanalTXMSMS
Minnie V.WifeFW18TXSCTX
Elbert G.SonMW15 mo.TXTXTX


 
MCGEE, Albert Fred
 
22 Individual:
PICKENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA - SELECTED ABSTRACTS FROM PICKENS CO., SC DEEDS,
NOV 7, 1834. Benj. MCGEE of Pickens to Jacob R. COX of same. $220. 100 A...on Harbins Road...to
Andersonville Road...on waters of Tugaloo River..Wit: Livingston ISBELL, James MASON p. 223-4

 
MCGEE, Benjamin Mattison
 
23 Individual:
The following comes from "McGee (Magee, McGhee)" is in Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families. Ed. Margaret Watson. (Greenwood, SC: Attic Press, rev. ed. 1982), p. 305:
Burrell McGee, 1795-1854, is buried in Turkey Creek Church cemetery. He married Sarah Hodges, 1799-1887, daughter of Major John Hodges; 13 children: Elizabeth Frances, Nancy Evaline, George Washington, William Sanford, Mary Jane, Lucy Ann, Matilda America, Sarah Ann, Celestia, Eliza A., Lyttleton Huger, John Milton, and Henry L. Pinckney McGee.
In the 1820 federal census for Pendleton Co., SC, the Burrel McGee family was enumerated as:
* between 16 and 26 male: 2: 2
* between 16 and 26 female: 1
There was one male slave under 14.
In the 1830 federal census for Anderson Co., SC, the Burwell McGee family was enumerated as:
* under 5 male: 2
* between 5 and 10 male: 1
* between 30 and 40 male: 1
* under 5 female: 1
* between 5 and 10 female: 2
* between 30 and 40 female: 1
There were four slaves: two males between 10 and 24, one female under 5, and one female between 10 and 24.
In the 1840 federal census for Anderson Co., SC the Burwell Magee family was enumerated as:
* under 5 male: 1
* between 5 and 10 male: 1
* between 10 and 15 male: 2
* between 15 and 20 male: 1
* between 40 and 50 male: 1
* under 5 female: 2
* between 5 and 10 female: 2
* between 10 and 15 female: 1
* between 15 and 20 female: 2
* between 40 and 50 female: 1
There were 14 slaves: four males under 10, one male between 10 and 24, three males between 24 and 36, three females under 10, one female between 10 and 24, one female between 24 and 36, and one female between 36 and 55. In the 1850 federal census for Eastern Subdivision, Anderson Co., SC, the family was enumerated as:
* Burrel McGee, 56, farmer, real estate valued at $3,000
* Sarah McGee, 50
* Hugh L. McGee, 24, farmer
* William McGee, 20, student
* Lucy Ann McGee, 18
* America McGee, 16
* Sarah Ann McGee, 14
* Henry L. P. McGee, 13
* Cillistia L. McGee, 8
Burrell McGee died on January 25, 1854 in Anderson, SC, at the age of 59. He is buried in the Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery near Ware Shoals, Abbeville Co., SC.


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MCGEE, Burrell S.
 
24 Cemetery Marker Reads: "How many hopes lie buried here" MCGEE, Charles Emmitt
 
25 In the early records for the Mount Moriah PBC church, Polly Leach, Elihu Magee, and Statia Magee show up...years later (1840's), Elihu and Polly Magee ask for letters of dismissal (this is when they moved to Alabama).

In 1850, Elihu and family had returned to LCT.

By the 1870 census, Charles and Martha Ann had married, leaving only Bettie, Willie, and Elihu at home, and Polly was listed as ?keeping house.? It is assumed that in the intervening time, middle sister California died, although no record of this is known to exist.

After 1870, Polly shows up in Bedford Co., TN living with the widowed son, Charles H. (1880 census). Sister Martha had probably died in late 1879. We do not know when/how Bettie died.

In 1883, Polly McGee is BACK at Mount Moriah. Willis, Elihu ("Uncle Lile"), etc. still lived in LCT. Charles disappears after the 1880 census, as did Bettie. Martha's husband has seemingly remarried.

On 14 June 1892, a "Mollie" McGee, aged 72, was buried in the Colter Cemetery, near Belleville, LCT. As some of Uncle Lile?s children were buried here, it seems quite possible the Mollie is Polly, Uncle Lile?s mother and widow of Elihu.

 
MCGEE, Elisha B "Elihu"
 
26 Individual:
Source for linking my John James McGee with James Simon McGee was Dorothy Mullinix (email: annmull@tenet.edu). Plus the 1860 and 1870 Census of Mississippi. From Alabama James moved to Blackland P., Tishoming Co., Mississippi by the time of the 1860 census. Then they were in Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi by the 1870 census. By the 1880 they were living in Burleson, Johnson, TX.
Fought in the Civil War
1850 US Census, Western Division, Anderson County, South Carolina
NameAgeSexColorOccupationValue of EstatePlace of Birth
James McGee21MWFarmer600SC
Mary A.21FWSC
Elizabeth1FWSC
1860 US Census, Blackland Precinct, Tishomingo County, Mississippi
NameAgeSexColorOccupationValue of EstatePlace of Birth
James S. McGee31MWFarmer1500600SC
Martha31FWSC
Harriet10FWSC
John J.9MWAL
Wm. M.3MWAL
Elbert G.1MWAL
1870 US Census, Township 5 Range 6, Prentiss, Mississippi - P.O.: Booneville
NameAgeSexColorOccupationValue of EstatePlace of Birth
McGee, James S.41MWFarmerSC
Mary A.41FWSC
Harriett E.20FWSC
John J.18MWAL
William M.13MWAL
Elbert G.11MWMS
Martha E.8FWMS
Mary6FWMS
Margaret A.3FWMS
1880 US Census, Justice Precinct 6, Johnson County, TexasPage 76
NameColorSexAgeRelationshipOccup.Birth PlaceFatherMother
McGee, James S.WM51FarmerSCSCSC
Mary A.WF51WifeKeeping HouseSCSCSC
William M.WM23SonFarmingALSCSC
Elbert G.WM21SonFarmingMSSCSC
MaryWF18Dau.At HomeMSSCSC
Anna M.WF13Dau.At HomeMSSCSC
Luther W.WM9SonMSSCSC

 
MCGEE, James Simon
 
27 Jesse McGEE, b. 1787 in VA, living in Laurens Co., SC by 1810, moved to Madison Co., AL in 1814, then to Lincoln Co., TN about 1834 MCGEE, Jesse P
 
28 Individual:
Will of John MAGEE pp306-308
Wife Nancy to retain portion coming from her former
husband's estate for division and as we have in our
possession a portion of said estate in property for
which I stand indebted it is my will that she retain
in her hands said property and that it not be sold as
a part of my estate but that the debt be paid out of
my property which I now possess exclusive of all debts
against me at the time of my death.An equal share with
each of my children hereafter named, except son
MICHAEL. Son Samuel. Heirs of my son Jesse. Benjamin
Mattison an equal share. Theodotia Amanda Harkness an
equal share. Caroline Richey an equal share. Gabriel
an equal share. James an equal share. Elizabeth Siddle
an equal share. Nancy an equal share. Harriet Martha
an equal share.John an equal share. Lucy Christian an
equal share.
( NOTE: after Gabriel should come William an equal
share, and Hillman an equal share.) If present wife
Nancy should have a living heir or heirs it or they
are to have equal shares, but if either of my minor
heirs depart life before they arrive at mature age
their portions to revert to other children and their
children. Executors: Sons Gabriel L. Magee and William
Magee. Dated 21 June 1850
Wit.: Michael McGee
E.J.Earle
Nathan Harris signed John Magee
proven 7 Oct.1850
Pendleton District & anderson Co.
SC Wills Estates Inventories, Tax Returns & Census
records compiled by Virginia Alexander, Colleen Morse
Elliott and Betty Willie published 1980
The Oct 9th 1850 census of Anderson Co, SC
John McGee, 65, SC;
Nancy, 40, SC
Nancy, 16, SC
Martha, 12, SC
John, 4, SC


 
MCGEE, John
 
29 Individual:
Marriage records to three wives in Johnson County, Texas.
1880 Census Johnson County, Texas, age 27.
1900 Census Johnson County, Texas, age 48
1910 Census Moore County, Texas, age 58.
Monument in Bethesda Cemetery, Johnson County, Texas. John James McGee was born in Alabama, later moved to Missippi. His father fought in the Civil War. John James McGee moved to Texas in 1869. His father and family moved to Johnson County, Texas in 1872 and settled in Burleson and lived in a log house one mile south of Burleson.
1880 US Census, Johnson County, TX
NameColorSexAgeRelationshipOccup.Birth PlaceFatherMother
McGee, JohnWM27FarmerALSCSC
MarthaWF22WifeTXMSMS
JamesWM5SonTXALTX
EdithWF9/12Dau.TXALTX
1900 US Census, Alvarado, Johnson County, TX
NameColorSexBirth Mo.YearAgeYrs Mar.Birth PlaceFatherMother
John J. McGeeWM11852486MSNCNC
Rebecca H.WF10187227
Alice F.WF6188514
Albert F.WM1188713
Chas. E.WM3189010
John H. WiddonWM818909
Robt. C.WM318937
Michael E.WM1218955
Agnes A.WF1218963
Orva P.WM118991
1910 US Census, Precinct 2, Moore County, Texas
NameRelshpSex ColorAgeMar./Yrs.Occup.Birth PlaceFatherMother
McGee, John J.HeadMW53 M ALSC
L. A.WifeFW48MTNALTN
Michael E.SonMW15TXLATN
AgnesDau.FW12TXLATN
Orval P.SonMW11TXLATN
Johnnie M.Dau.FW8TXLATN
AnnieDau.FW5TXLATN
BillieSonMW2TXLATN

 
MCGEE, John James
 
30 SSN: 462-05-1548
SFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II, KOREA 
MCGEE, Johnnie Thomas
 
31 The lady in question is Martha Adaline (Aunt Mat Ab; Mattie) McGee, daughter of (as far as I can tell; I think she's one whose death certificate I've had problems finding) Abner S. McGee and Mary Ann Marshall.

The dates I have are 1 February 1857 - 18 April 1933. She died at her home on Gimlet Creek, near Booneville.

Wait, I just found a note where Abner's will mentions his daughter, Martha Faulkner, and he should be buried next to her.

Anyway, she was the second wife of William "Billy" (Calvin?) Faulkner, born in Ireland. His first wife, Elizabeth Bandy, died about four years before he married Mattie.

They had two kids, Thomas Arthur "Kip" Faulkner and Lavinia "Vinie" A. (Faulkner) Ashby, who later remarried, this time to a Brown.

I've talked to one of Kip's daughters. Some of Vinie's kids may be alive, but I have NEVER been able to track those Ashby's down.

 
MCGEE, Martha Adaline
 
32 Matilda America McGee was born on November 12, 1833 in Anderson Co., SC. She was a daughter of Burrell S. McGee and Sarah Hodges.

On September 9, 1852 she married John James Smith in Jefferson Co., TN. She was 18, and he was about 24. The family moved quite a bit over the next 20 years. Children were born in Tennessee, SC, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. For more information on their family, see the material on John J. Smith.

John J. Smith apparently died in July 1874, according to a document signed by Georgia Smith in 1917. It is not known where John J. Smith is buried.

On October 31, 1876, America married Nelson M. Bryson in Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., AL. She was 42. America and Nelson Bryson had one child, Lela, who was born on July 26, 1878 in Tallahassee, Leon Co, FL. One of Lela's descendants, Samuel W. Ault, III, has old photographs of the Smith family.

In the 1880s the Brysons moved to the Chattanooga area in Hamilton Co., TN.

In the 1900 federal census for Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, America was enumerated with the family of her son-in-law:

Sam W. Ault, 30, druggist
Lula L. Ault, 28
Vashti Ault, 9/12
America Brison, Nov. 1833, 66, married
William E. Smith, Feb. 1872, 28, paper hanger
In the 1910 federal census for Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, she was enumerated with the family of her son-in-law:

Sam W. Ault, 41
Lela B. Ault, 31
Vashti V. Ault, 10
Samuel Ault, 6
Willard B. Ault, 4
William H. Ault, 2
Mary E. Ault, 1/12
America M. Bryson, 76
In the 1920 federal census for Civil District 3, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, she was enumerated with her son at 209 Belle Avenue:

Walter Smith, 59, widowed, shoe maker
America Bryson, 86, widowed
America McGee died at the age of 92 on June 7, 1925 in Chattanooga.

The following obituary is from the Chattanooga Daily Times, June 8, 1925:

Mrs. America McGee Bryson
Mrs. America McGee Bryson, age 92, died Sunday night at 9:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel W. Ault, 631 Forrest avenue, North Chattanooga, after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Burl McGee and Sarah Hodges McGee of South Carolina and was born Nov. 13, 1833 in Anderson, S. C. where she spent her earlier years, later moving to Tennessee. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. R. L. Beville of Miami, Fla; Mrs. Willard Springfield and Mrs. Samuel W. Ault of Chattanooga; four sons, W. W., W. E, H. H., and C. B. Smith, and by fifty-two grandchildren. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by the R. J. Coulter Undertaking company.

The following notice is from the Chattanooga paper:

Funeral Mrs. Bryson
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, 631 Forrest avenue, for Mrs. America McGee Bryson. The Rev. O. E. Gardner officiated, with interment at Chattanooga Memorial Park. Elsea Smith, John Smith, Frank Smith, W. J. Springfield, D. S. Henry and George E. McGee served as pallbearers. Coulter's had charge of arrangements.

 
MCGEE, Matilda America
 
33 Sally died in the Atisia Mts at grandmas house. She fell off an old railroad track and was decapitated MCGEE, Melvina Irean
 
34 Individual:
1790 United States Federal Census:
County City Pg Name W Males 18+ 18- Females
Laurens 96 District 72 Michael McGee 1 2 3
The Will of Michael McGee
McGee, Michael: Box 66 Pack 1589. Probate Judge Office. Abbeville, SC Est. admnr. by Burrell McGee, Abner H. McGee, William Barmore and Ezekiel Rasor who are bound unto Moses Taggart, Esq. Ord. in the sum of $20,000. Dated 10 Nov. 1834. Inventory made 24 Nov. 1834. Slaves named Dick and Siller, Tim Florah and Mahaly, George, Harry, Jack, Joe, Fillis, Lewis, Amy, Rachel, Reuben, Black Man, Shake, Tom, Snipe, Ball. Appraisers, Ezekiel Rasor, Albert N. Ware, W.T. Jones. Citation published 9 Nov. 1834 at Turkey Meeting House. Signed: Arthur Williams. Sale held 25-26 Nov. 1834. Widow (Anna McGee), Wm. Ware, A. H. McGee, D. Prowitt, A. H. McGee, W. F. Jones, Isaac Agnew, James Agnew, William Richey, Wm. Kay, D. Roney, G. Wallace, A. N. Ware, J. Dodson, S. Kinman, Wm. Mattox, William Long, Charles B. Foshee, James Dodson, D. Maybury, M. Henderson, A. Norris, N. McGee Senr., Wm. Barmore, D. O. Hawthorn, J. Burnes, Harrison Hodges, S. Kinman, H. Dixon, J. Robertson, J. W. Norris R. V. Posey, Joseph Richey, M. Killingsworth, J. Raysor, widow Kinman, W. Drummond, S. Agnew Jr., widow Mattox, J. McCullough, S. Jones, Jr., S. Dodson, J. S. McGee, A. H. McGee, Asa Franklin, Abner Nobbs, B. McGee, R. Robertson, S. Williamson, Price Posey. Paid to Polly Dunn for Samuel Dunn on power of Attorney, resided in Indiana $600. Michael McGee $545. William McGee $355. G. H. Brownlee $360. John McGee $250. James Dodson $598.84. Wm. Barmore for his dtr. Margaret $395. Elizabeth Sims as legatee $496.
Andrea files shows: "Michael Magee, a young single man from Magee Island, Ireland (birth date estimated at 20 at birth of oldest child) came into VA in 1750. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Steed. They later crossed from Brunswick Co, VA into NC - he died there. Estate Admst b y stepson, Jessee Steed.. sons John who wed a sister of Hezekiah Rice and Michael who wed Anna Sims... 3 brothrs came into Laurens Co, SC... all three were soldiers in the Rev in NC.. J esse Steed settled in Pickens Co, SC... John Magee as John McGehee was in Laurens Co in 179 0 with brother Michael...John prob. moved to Miss in 1800. His wife thought to be sister o f Hezekiah Rice." p. 29 of McGee File.
RESIDENCE: Rockingham, NC > Anderson Co SC 1772. Settled on a plantation where the manufacturing plant of Ware Shoals now stands. The trip was made to that place by horseback, Mrs. McGee riding while her husband walked, carring on his back all their earthly possessions. They bought from the government on credit several hundred acres of land in what is now Greenwood Co, paying $1.40 per acre.
5 sons: William, burrell, Abner, John and Mike. William was a wellknown Baptist preacher... their beloved Rev Mike McGee who lived to be an old man, was the son of William - Traditions and History
of Anderson County SC
Vandiver, Louise Ayer. TRADITIONS AND HISTORY OF ANDERSON COUNTY, SC. (DAR Library, 1994) . p. 154 "The McGee family, are descended from John McGee & his wife, a Miss Sims, who came to the section in 1772 from Rockingham, NC. They settled on a plantation where the manufacturing plant of Ware Shoals now stands. The trip was made to that place by horseback, Mrs. McGee riding while her husband walked, carring on his back all their earthly possessions. They bought from the government on credit several hundred acres of land in what is now Greenwood county, paying $1.40 per acre. 5 sons: William, Burrell, Abner, John and Mike. William, wa s a well known Baptist preacher ..their beloved Rev Mike McGee, who lived to be an old man, w as the son of William."
!Birth/Death/Marriage/Children: Herman, Louise. The Descendants of Michael McGee. Greenvill e Library.
Additional Information: Andrea Papers. Microfilm #954544 (used at Pelham SC FHC.)
Military/Revolution: Private, NC or VA - Tombstone says " a soldier in the Revolution"
He was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, served as a soldier in the N. Carolina line. He died in Abbeville Co., SC, and his epitaph records his Christian virtues and his aid to the Colonies.
The first official record of Michael's military
service lies in the pension application of James
Tinsley. Tinsley was a substitute soldier for John
SIMS of Laurens Co. who was later to be Michael's
father-in-law, from 10/1779 to the end of the war in
1782. Tinsley claimed in his pension application that
he had been made a Captain by Col Levi Casey, and had
for his 1st Lt. Henry Pitts, and for his Ensign,
Michael McGehee. This was in Feb.1781 Michael was then
22 and in order to be an ensign, he had probably been
in service earlier.One of the family descendants of
Michael says he was in the service when he was 16. The
War began when he was 17 but SC didn't get involved
until some time later.
There are NC pay vouchers for a Michael McGhee in
Wilmington District NC in March 1782, so his regiment
could have moved on into NC or these vouchers are for
his father.
The following entry is in Bobby Gilmer Moss' Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution:
Maghee, Michael.
m. Ann (Anna) Sims
He enlisted, while residing in the Ninety Six District, as an ensign under Lt. Henry Pitts and Col. Casey. (Tinsley, James, S31426).
Revolutionary War Courts-Martial Records-Summer Soldiers-Chpt 6:
McGee, Michael. Colonel Burrell's regiment. Abusing and threatening the life of Allan McDonald, and inhabitant: acquitted. (84)
McGee, Michael. Colonel Holmes' Regiment. Sleeping while on his post, ten lashes, pardoned. (118)
After returning from the War, Michael married Anna Melvina Sims (d of John & Ann 'Nannie' Griffin Sims) in Abbeville County, SC, in 1782. Together they raised 10 children, six boys (Jesse, John, Burrell, William, Michael, and Abner) and four girls (Jane 'Jennie', Mary 'Polly', Elizabeth 'Betsy', and Nancy).
In 1792 Michael purchased 100 acres in Lauren's
Co.on Jan. 11th on the Saluda River from john Powell.
In this document he is named Mical Magee of Laurens
Co. On July 15,1795 these 100 acres were sold to
William Powell of Laurens Co. for 28 pounds by Michael
and Anna McGee of Abbeville. Co.
According to Turkey Creek Baptist Church minutes 17
members constituted the church on Jan.22,1785. This
list did not include the McGees. But following the
entry is: The Solemn Covenant, concluding with a list
of 72 signatures, among them Michael Mege and Anna
Mege. Michael Megee was baptized on Jan.10,1793 and
Anna Megee on May 11,1793. Michael Megee is listed as
a church messenger in 1797 and 1802, deacon in 1798,
resigned in 1821 because of ill health.
In the 1940's Harry L. Watson wrote in Greenwood Index
Journal several columns entitled "Our Old
Roads.""...This place was owned by the late Jesse S.
McGee and was his home for years until he removed to
Greenville.......(gives directions)This was the home
of Michael McGee, Revolutionary soldier( the name is
spelled variously Magee, Megee, McGee and McGhee)
Michael McGee is buried at Turkey Creek Church and so
is his wife, Anne Melvina Sims McGee. Both were
members of this church". All that remains of the home
now is a tall crooked chimney as of 1999.
He also wrote"The family, along with thousands of
others came from Northern Ireland to this country. A
descendant says that Michael McGee was a waggoner
during the revolution, and he is sure he was a good
one...He had become a member of Turkey Creek a year
after the 1790 census....Michael McGee is said to have
come into this section on horseback and his wife Anne
also rode a horse.He had according to family tradition
just one "bit" of cash. The amount of one "bit" is
exactly 12 and 1/2 cents. McGee however, had courage,
and he began to buy up the cheap land which the State
of S.C. was offering to sell at very low prices per
acre and on easy terms to induce settlers to come into
the state. It is said that Michael McGee was very
thrifty and saved his money. Soon he became a sort of
community banker and would lend cash to neighbors of
his own selection. He never required security only a
plain note, but he picked his borrowers. In a word he
selected his own risks."
Another reference to the early history of this family
can be found in Louise Vandiver's " Traditions and
History of Anderson County. She names John as the
father of the family, rather than Michael. They came
to S.C. in 1772 from Rockingham NC. They settled on a
plantation where the manufacturing plant of Ware
Shoals now stands."
Buried Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Ware Shoals, SC. with McGee family.
Grave Stone Inscription:
Sacred To the Memory of Michael McGee who departed this life the 21st of
June 1834 aged 74 years and 4 days. He was a soldier in the Revolution War
and had been a member of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church upward of forty
years. Peace was his theme in life, And died in peace with all Men and his
God.
Blessed are the dead which die In the Lord, from henceforth Yea saith the
spirit that they may Rest from their labours and their works do follow them.
"Marriage of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800", by Dorothy F. Wulfeck, Vol. 2 1986: McGee, Michael, b. 1759; d. 1834, Abbeville Co., SC, son of John and Anne (Ayer); served in Rev. War from North Carolina; m. Mariah Anne Simms. DAR No. 72 560; DAR No. 78 903.
There is a book about Michael McGee by Louise Bull Herman, Aug. 1999
[Deeds of North Carolina]
1-11-1791 - 7-27-1792. John Powell, to Mical McGee, pl. for 40 sterling, 100 acres on Saluda River bound on John Chapman. Witness: Joshua Noble, William Simms, James Griffen. Thomas Woodsworth, J.L.C.
[Deeds of North Carolina]
7-15-1795 - 7-22-1795. Michael McGee and wife Anna of Abbeville Co. to William Powell for 28 sterling, 100 acres north side of Saluda River bound on Joseph South and sd Powell. Witnesses: Thomas Simms, Matthew Bolton, Ann Delph., Danl. Wright, J.P.
Orange NC Deed Book 02-461
13 Apr 1782 JAMES CAIN to Thomas Sutton, 700pds, 203ac. McCullock,
Michael McGee. s/ JAMES CAIN. wit/ H. Hunt, Stephen Wilson.
[NI00571] Michael & Anna moved across Saluda River from Laurens Co. into Abbeville
(Greenwood) Co. early in the 1790s. Their home was near Ware Shoals on the
south side of the road leading to Shoals Junction. Both became members of
Turkey Creek Baptist Church in 1792. His tombstone reads Michael McGee and
"he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War." His name is spelled Magee in
church records. In his estate settlement "McGee" is the spelling, but
some of his children spelled their names Magee.
[NI00572] Mrs. Paul G. Herman of Burbank, CA, assembled family data over a period of nearly 40 years and in 1968 compiled a booklet, "The Descendants of
Michael McGee & Anna Melvina Simms." A copy of this very detailed listing was
given to the County Historical Society collection in the Greenwood Public
Library. The records which follow in this database are in part from the
book "Greenwood County Sketches" by Margaret Watson, 1970, which are condensed from said work.
Census Records:
Laurens Co. SC 1790
Michael McGee
males 16 & up 1
Males under 16 1
Females 3
Slaves 0
Abbeville Co. 1800
Michael McGee
Males 0-9 3
" 10-15 1
" 26-44 1
Females 0-9 2
" 10-15 2
" 26-44 1
Slaves 7
Abbeville 1810
MICAL McGee
Males 0-9 1
" 10-15 3
" 45& up 1
Females 10-15 1
" 16-26 1
" 45& up 1
Slaves 3
Michael McGee
Males 0-9 2
" 10-15 2
" 45 & up 1
Females 10-15 1
" 16-26 1
" 26-44 1
Slaves 3
Is this the same family listed under Mical and Michael
or two different families
His son Michael could be 10 or 9 depending on the
month of the census. Does someone have ancestry where
you could look this up???
Abbeville Co. 1820
Michael McGehee
Males 0-9 1
" 10-15 1
" 16-17 2
" 26-44 1
Females 26-44 either says 2 or 0 hard to read
" 45 & up 2 who would this be besides
Anna?????
Slaves 9
Abbeville Co. SC 1830
Macal McGee
Males 0-4 1
" 5-9 1
" 10-14 1
" 15-19 1
" 70-79 1
Females 60-69 1
Slaves 13
Now Total says 16 with the slaves but this doesn't
add up so either slashes were marked in error or
someone can't add. needs further research.
Current address of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church:
99 Turkey Creek Rd.
Ware Shoals, SC 29692
(864) 456-3558


 
MCGEE, Michael Jr
 
35 Individual:
Andrea files shows: "Michael Magee, a young single man from Magee Island (which is actually an Isthmus near Antrim County, Ireland), Ireland (birth dat e estimated at 20 at birth of oldest child) came into VA in 1750. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Steed. They later crossed from Brunswick Co, VA into NC - he died there. Estate Admst by stepson, Jessee Steed.. sons John who wed a sister of Hezekiah Rice and Michael who wed Anna Sims... 3 brothrs came into Laurens Co, SC... all three were soldiers in the Rev in NC.. Jesse Steed settled in Pickens Co, SC... John Magee as John McGehee was in Laurens Co in 1790 with brother Michael...John prob. moved to Miss in 1800. His wife thought to be sister of Hezekiah Rice." p. 29 of McGee File.
The earliest found record of Michael Sr. (1) is in the
Halifax VA Pleas, Part 1, May 1752-March 1755, page 59
" Michael McGee, plaintiff, bought a suit against
Robert Sims, Dec.20,1752 for a debt of 2 lbs 1
shilling."
Birth/Marriage/Death: Andrea Papers (McGee File) #954553, Pelham FHC, SC

 
MCGEE, Michael Sr.
 
36 Colonial Roots of Some Families in Hall and Jackson Counties, Georgia
The ancestors of these families who settled in Hall and Jackson counties in the 19th century generally came from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia and, before that, England, Scotland, and the northern part of Ireland.

There is information about this family in

Ethel C. Grider's McGehee Descendants, Volume 1 (Cullman, AL: Gregath Company, 1987), pp. 337-340.
Mrs. Paul G. Herman's Descendants of Michael McGee (1759-1834) and Anna Melvina Sims (1763-1838), (1968)
"McGee (Magee, McGhee)," Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families. Ed. Margaret Watson. (Greenwood, SC: Attic Press, Rev. Ed. 1982), pp. 304-07.
Michael Magee (?-about 1786)
The birth year and birthplace of Michael Magee have not been established. He was probably Scotch-Irish and thought to have come from Magee Island according to the Leonardo Andrea records in the South Caroliniana Library. He may have immigrated first to Pennsylvania before moving to Brunswick Co., VA.

He married Elizabeth Hill, who was the widow of a man named "Steed." The family apparently lived in Virginia and North Carolina. Their children were

Michael McGee, Jr. Born June 17, 1759 in Brunswick Co., VA. Married Anna Melvina Sims about 1782. Died June 21, 1834 in Abbeville Co., SC.
Moses McGee.
John McGee.
Michael Magee died around 1786 in North Carolina.
 
MCGEE, Michael Sr.
 
37 Magee, McGee, Mag Aoidh, A Gaelic surname meaning descendant of Aodh, which personal name meant 'fire'. It may be of either Irish, or Scottish origin. Many of the surname in east Ulster would be of Scottish origin. A sept who were chiefs of Muinntear Tláměn in Westmeath. According to Woulfe; Magee may be ó Maolghaoithe, descendant of Maolghaoithe meaning 'chief of the wind'. A sept of Tír Conaill; parish of Clondavaddog, Donegal. Also see Wynne. In 1890 Magee was the ninety-third most numerous surname and the estimated number of bearers was 8,600. In that year the surname was chiefly found in Antrim, Armagh and Down as Magee; and in Donegal and Tyrone as McGee. In the United States McGee is the 356th most numerous surname with an estimated 85,250 bearers, and Magee is the 1,097th most numerous surname with an estimated 30,250 bearers.
In ancient Scotland, the first people to use the name Magee were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from the Gaelic name Aodh, meaning Hugh, and the word mac, meaning son of.
Spelling variations include: MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.
First found in Dumfries where they were seated from early times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Andrew McGee who settled in Baltimore in 1804; Catherine MacGee settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; Charles, Daniel, Francis, Henry, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Robert and William McGee all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.

 
MCGEE, Michael Sr.
 
38 The Will of Michael McGee

Burial:
Place: Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery, Ware Shoals, SC

Individual Note:


1790 United States Federal Census:


County City Pg Name W Males 18+ 18- Females


Laurens 96 District 72 Michael McGee 1 2 3

The Will of Michael McGee


McGee, Michael: Box 66 Pack 1589. Probate Judge Office. Abbeville, SC Est.
admnr. by Burrell McGee, Abner H. McGee, William Barmore and Ezekiel Rasor
who are bound unto Moses Taggart, Esq. Ord. in the sum of $20,000. Dated 10
Nov. 1834. Inventory made 24 Nov. 1834. Slaves named Dick and Siller, Tim
Florah and Mahaly, George, Harry, Jack, Joe, Fillis, Lewis, Amy, Rachel,
Reuben, Black Man, Shake, Tom, Snipe, Ball. Appraisers, Ezekiel Rasor, Albert
N. Ware, W.T. Jones. Citation published 9 Nov. 1834 at Turkey Meeting House.
Signed: Arthur Williams. Sale held 25-26 Nov. 1834. Widow (Anna McGee),
Wm. Ware, A. H. McGee, D. Prowitt, A. H. McGee, W. F. Jones, Isaac Agnew,
James Agnew, William Richey, Wm. Kay, D. Roney, G. Wallace, A. N. Ware, J.
Dodson, S. Kinman, Wm. Mattox, William Long, Charles B. Foshee, James
Dodson, D. Maybury, M. Henderson, A. Norris, N. McGee Senr., Wm. Barmore,
D. O. Hawthorn, J. Burnes, Harrison Hodges, S. Kinman, H. Dixon, J. Robertson,
J. W. Norris R. V. Posey, Joseph Richey, M. Killingsworth, J. Raysor, widow
Kinman, W. Drummond, S. Agnew Jr., widow Mattox, J. McCullough, S. Jones,
Jr., S. Dodson, J. S. McGee, A. H. McGee, Asa Franklin, Abner Nobbs, B.
McGee, R. Robertson, S. Williamson, Price Posey. Paid to Polly Dunn for
Samuel Dunn on power of Attorney, resided in Indiana $600. Michael McGee
$545. William McGee $355. G. H. Brownlee $360. John McGee $250. James
Dodson $598.84. Wm. Barmore for his dtr. Margaret $395. Elizabeth Sims as
legatee $496.


Andrea files shows: "Michael Magee, a young single man from Magee Island,
Ireland (birth dat e estimated at 20 at birth of oldest child) came into VA in 1750.
He married Mrs. Elizabet h Steed. They later crossed from Brunswick Co, VA
into NC - he died there. Estate Admst b y stepson, Jessee Steed.. sons John
who wed a sister of Hezekiah Rice and Michael who wed An na Sims... 3 brothrs
came into Laurens Co, SC... all three were soldiers in the Rev in NC.. J esse
Steed settled in Pickens Co, SC... John Magee as John McGehee was in
Laurens Co in 179 0 with brother Michael...John prob. moved to Miss in 1800.
His wife thought to be sister o f Hezekiah Rice." p. 29 of McGee File.
RESIDENCE: Rockingham, NC > Anderson Co SC 1772. Settled on a plantation
where the manufacturing plant of Ware Shoals now stands. The trip was made to
that place by horseback, Mrs. McGee riding while her husband walked, carring
on his back all their earthly possessions. They bought from the government on
credit several hundred acres of land in what is now Greenwood Co, paying $1.40
per acre.


5 sons: William, burrell, Abner, John and Mike. William was a wellknown Baptist
preacher... their beloved Rev Mike McGee who lived to be an old man, was the
son of William - Traditions and History of Anderson County SC


Vandiver, Louise Ayer. TRADITIONS AND HISTORY OF ANDERSON COUNTY,
SC. (DAR Library, 1994) . p. 154 "The McGee family, are descended from John
McGee & his wife, a Miss Sims, who came to the section in 1772 from
Rockingham, NC. They settled on a plantation where the manufacturing plant of
Ware Shoals now stands. The trip was made to that place by horseback, Mrs.
McGee riding while her husband walked, carring on his back all their earthly
possessions. They bought from the government on credit several hundred acres
of land in what is now Greenwood county, paying $1.40 per acre. 5 sons:
William, Burrell, Abner, John and Mike. William, wa s a well known Baptist
preacher ..their beloved Rev Mike McGee, who lived to be an old man, w as the
son of William."


Birth/Death/Marriage/Children: Herman, Louise. The Descendants of Michael
McGee. Greenville Library.


Additional Information: Andrea Papers. Microfilm #954544 (used at Pelham SC FHC.)


Military/Revolution: Private, NC or VA - Tombstone says " a soldier in the Revolution"


He was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, served as a soldier in the
N. Carolina line. He died in Abbeville Co., SC, and his epitaph records his
Christian virtues and his aid to the Colonies.


The first official record of Michael's military
service lies in the pension application of James

Tinsley. Tinsley was a substitute soldier for John
SIMS of Laurens Co. who was later to be Michael's

father-in-law, from 10/1779 to the end of the war in
1782. Tinsley claimed in his pension application that

he had been made a Captain by Col Levi Casey, and had
for his 1st Lt. Henry Pitts, and for his Ensign,

Michael McGehee. This was in Feb.1781 Michael was then
22 and in order to be an ensign, he had probably been

in service earlier.One of the family descendants of
Michael says he was in the service when he was 16. The

War began when he was 17 but SC didn't get involved
until some time later.


There are NC pay vouchers for a Michael McGhee in
Wilmington District NC in March 1782, so his regiment

could have moved on into NC or these vouchers are for his father.


The following entry is in Bobby Gilmer Moss' Roster of South Carolina Patriots in
the American Revolution:


Maghee, Michael.
m. Ann (Anna) Sims


He enlisted, while residing in the Ninety Six District, as an ensign under Lt.
Henry Pitts and Col. Casey. (Tinsley, James, S31426).


Revolutionary War Courts-Martial Records-Summer Soldiers-Chpt 6:


McGee, Michael. Colonel Burrell's regiment. Abusing and threatening the life of
Allan McDonald, and inhabitant: acquitted. (84)


McGee, Michael. Colonel Holmes' Regiment. Sleeping while on his post, ten
lashes, pardoned. (118)


After returning from the War, Michael married Anna Melvina Sims (d of John &
Ann 'Nannie' Griffin Sims) in Abbeville County, SC, in 1782. Together they
raised 10 children, six boys (Jesse, John, Burrell, William, Michael, and Abner)
and four girls (Jane 'Jennie', Mary 'Polly', Elizabeth 'Betsy', and Nancy).


In 1792 Michael purchased 100 acres in Lauren's
Co.on Jan. 11th on the Saluda River from john Powell.

In this document he is named Mical Magee of Laurens
Co. On July 15,1795 these 100 acres were sold to

William Powell of Laurens Co. for 28 pounds by Michael
and Anna McGee of Abbeville. Co.


According to Turkey Creek Baptist Church minutes 17
members constituted the church on Jan.22,1785. This

list did not include the McGees. But following the
entry is: The Solemn Covenant, concluding with a list

of 72 signatures, among them Michael Mege and Anna
Mege. Michael Megee was baptized on Jan.10,1793 and

Anna Megee on May 11,1793. Michael Megee is listed as
a church messenger in 1797 and 1802, deacon in 1798,

resigned in 1821 because of ill health.


In the 1940's Harry L. Watson wrote in Greenwood Index
Journal several columns entitled "Our Old

Roads.""...This place was owned by the late Jesse S.
McGee and was his home for years until he removed to

Greenville.......(gives directions)This was the home
of Michael McGee, Revolutionary soldier( the name is

spelled variously Magee, Megee, McGee and McGhee)
Michael McGee is buried at Turkey Creek Church and so

is his wife, Anne Melvina Sims McGee. Both were
members of this church". All that remains of the home

now is a tall crooked chimney as of 1999.


He also wrote"The family, along with thousands of
others came from Northern Ireland to this country. A

descendant says that Michael McGee was a waggoner
during the revolution, and he is sure he was a good

one...He had become a member of Turkey Creek a year
after the 1790 census....Michael McGee is said to have

come into this section on horseback and his wife Anne
also rode a horse.He had according to family tradition

just one "bit" of cash. The amount of one "bit" is
exactly 12 and 1/2 cents. McGee however, had courage,

and he began to buy up the cheap land which the State
of S.C. was offering to sell at very low prices per

acre and on easy terms to induce settlers to come into
the state. It is said that Michael McGee was very

thrifty and saved his money. Soon he became a sort of
community banker and would lend cash to neighbors of

his own selection. He never required security only a
plain note, but he picked his borrowers. In a word he

selected his own risks."


Another reference to the early history of this family
can be found in Louise Vandiver's " Traditions and

History of Anderson County. She names John as the
father of the family, rather than Michael. They came

to S.C. in 1772 from Rockingham NC. They settled on a
plantation where the manufacturing plant of Ware

Shoals now stands."

Buried Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Ware Shoals, SC. with McGee family.


Grave Stone Inscription:


Sacred To the Memory of Michael McGee who departed this life the 21st of
June 1834 aged 74 years and 4 days. He was a soldier in the Revolution War
and had been a member of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church upward of forty
years. Peace was his theme in life, And died in peace with all Men and his God.

Blessed are the dead which die In the Lord, from henceforth Yea saith the
spirit that they may Rest from their labours and their works do follow them.


"Marriage of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800", by Dorothy F. Wulfeck, Vol. 2
1986: McGee, Michael, b. 1759; d. 1834, Abbeville Co., SC, son of John and
Anne (Ayer); served in Rev. War from North Carolina; m. Mariah Anne Simms.
DAR No. 72 560; DAR No. 78 903.


There is a book about Michael McGee by Louise Bull Herman, Aug. 1999


[Deeds of North Carolina]


1-11-1791 - 7-27-1792. John Powell, to Mical McGee, pl. for 40 sterling, 100
acres on Saluda River bound on John Chapman. Witness: Joshua Noble,
William Simms, James Griffen. Thomas Woodsworth, J.L.C.


[Deeds of North Carolina]


7-15-1795 - 7-22-1795. Michael McGee and wife Anna of Abbeville Co. to
William Powell for 28 sterling, 100 acres north side of Saluda River bound on
Joseph South and sd Powell. Witnesses: Thomas Simms, Matthew Bolton, Ann
Delph., Danl. Wright, J.P.


Orange NC Deed Book 02-461
13 Apr 1782 JAMES CAIN to Thomas Sutton, 700pds, 203ac. McCullock,

Michael McGee. s/ JAMES CAIN. wit/ H. Hunt, Stephen Wilson.

Michael & Anna moved across Saluda River from Laurens Co. into

Abbeville (Greenwood) Co. early in the 1790s.
Their home was near Ware Shoals on the

south side of the road leading to Shoals Junction. Both became members of
Turkey Creek Baptist Church in 1792. His tombstone reads Michael McGee and

"he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War." His name is spelled Magee in
church records. In his estate settlement "McGee" is the spelling, but

some of his children spelled their names Magee.


Mrs. Paul G. Herman of Burbank, CA, assembled family data over a
period of nearly 40 years and in 1968 compiled a booklet, "The Descendants of
Michael McGee & Anna Melvina Simms." A copy of this very detailed listing was

given to the County Historical Society collection in the Greenwood Public
Library. The records which follow in this database are in part from the

book "Greenwood County Sketches" by Margaret Watson, 1970, which are
condensed from said work.


Census Records:
Laurens Co. SC 1790

Michael McGee
males 16 & up 1

Males under 16 1
Females 3

Slaves 0


Abbeville Co. 1800
Michael McGee

Males 0-9 3
" 10-15 1

" 26-44 1
Females 0-9 2

" 10-15 2
" 26-44 1

Slaves 7


Abbeville 1810
MICAL McGee

Males 0-9 1
" 10-15 3

" 45& up 1
Females 10-15 1

" 16-26 1
" 45& up 1

Slaves 3

Is this the same family listed under Mical and Michael

or two different families
His son Michael could be 10 or 9 depending on the

month of the census. Does someone have ancestry where
you could look this up???


Abbeville Co. 1820
Michael McGehee

Males 0-9 1
" 10-15 1

" 16-17 2
" 26-44 1

Females 26-44 either says 2 or 0 hard to read
" 45 & up 2 who would this be besides

Anna?????
Slaves 9


Abbeville Co. SC 1830
Macal McGee

Males 0-4 1
" 5-9 1
" 10-14 1

" 15-19 1
" 70-79 1
Females 60-69 1

Slaves 13


Now Total says 16 with the slaves but this doesn't
add up so either slashes were marked in error or

someone can't add. needs further research.


Current address of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church:
99 Turkey Creek Rd.

Ware Shoals, SC 29692
(864) 456-3558



 
MCGEE, Michael Jr
 
39 Individual:
World War 1 Draft Registration Cards
REGISTRATION CARD
Name: Mike Earnest McGee
Residence: Bellevue, TX
Date of Birth: Dec 22, 1894
Citizenship: Natural born
Birthplace: Alvarado, Texas
Occupation: Farmer
Dependent: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Signed: Mike Ernest McGee
REGISTRAR'S REPORT
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Grey
Color of Hair: can't read
Registrar: L.S. Spirey
Precinct: 24
City of County: Bellevue
Date of Reg: June 5, 1917
************
1920 US Census, Clay County, Texas, Justice Precinct 5
Page 218 (Sheet 13A), Dwelling #41, Family #41
McGee, M. E., Head, Rents, male, white, 25, male, Texas, Alabama, Texas, Farmer
McGee, Ruby, wife, female, white, 20, married, Texas, Texas, Indiana
McGee, John J., son, male, white, 2, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
************
1930 US Census, Clay County, Texas, Part of Precinct 4
Page 134 (Sheet 1A), Dwelling #9, Family #9
McGee, Mike E., Head, rents, male, white, 36, married, m 1st at 22, Texas, Texas, Texas, Farmer
McGee, Ruby E., wife-homemaker, female, white, 30, married, m 1st at 17, Texas, Texas, Texas
McGee, John J., son, male, white, 12, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
McGee, Ruth, daughter, female, white, 9, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
McGee, Ernest, son, male, white, 7, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
McGee, Mary A., daughter, female, white, 4, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
McGee, Lena A., daughter, female, white, 2, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
McGee, Rena, daughter, female, white, 5/12, single, Texas, Texas, Texas
************
Social Security Death Index
Ancestry.com
Name: Mike McGee
Last Residence: Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1894
Date of Death: Nov 1983
SS Issued: Texas (before 1951)


 
MCGEE, Michael Ernest
 
40 Died from self inflicted gun shot in Albaquerque, NM. at the Hitching post MCGEE, Olen Lafayette
 
41 Samuel and Nancy were married by Rev. William McGee.

 
MCGEE, Samuel Agnew
 
42 Individual:
Cemetery marker reads:
"Sleep on sweet babe and take your rest
it is God's will and may be best"

 
MCGEE, Thelma
 
43 Individual:
William, was a well known Baptist preacher ..their beloved Rev Mike McGee, who lived to be an old man, was the son of William."
Whose child was Nina? Was with William Magee in 1860 census; Martha Glenn in 1870 census as N ina McGee; as Nina Glenn in 1880.
Census:
1860, Anderson Co, SC, Film# 1212, p. 197, #663/651;
Wm Magee 62 preacher ME;
Ascinth M . 59;
Sarah & Martha (twins) 24;
Michael 22;
Nina E 1. All b. SC
1870, Anderson Co, SC. Roll 1482. p. 599. J. M. Glen 36, farmer, b. SC; M. E. Glenn (F) 34 ; N. E. McGee (f) 11; W. A. Glenn (m) 2; Sarah L. 6/12 (b. Dec)
Birth- Death: Anderson Co. Cemetery Records V 1, Rice Cemetery.
Birth- Death- Marriage: McGee File, Andrea Collection. FHC, Pelham, SC.; Descendants of Micha el McGee. (Greenville, SC library)
Birth- Death- Marriage- Children: Herman, Louise. The Descendants of Michael McGee. Greenvil le Library.
Burial: Buried Rice Cemetery, on Rice Cemetery Road -- off 413, near intersection with 252.

 
MCGEE, William
 
44 SSN: 525-14-9144 MCGEE, William Glenon
 
45 Twenty-third (Newman's) Battalion, Infantry, A-N, Confederate Army 1861-1865 Tenn. MCGEE, Willis Doff (H)
 
46 Individual:
Rebecca is bured at the Cahill Cemetery in Alvardo, TX.
The cemetery is located behind and on the north side of Cahill United Methodist Church located on the northeast corner of County Road 604 and Farm Road 917 in Alvardo.
Her gravestone says "No pain, no grief, no anxious fear can reach thy precious sleep.

 
MYERS, Rebecca Helen
 
47 Individual:
[Mcgee.ftw]
On her marriage certificate her name is listed as Minnie V. Newsom.
On Elbert Glenn's birth certificate her name is listed as Roma Vivian Newsom and her age is 21, which would make her birth date 1887.
In the Family Bible her name is listed as M. V. Newsom.
The below census information is probably her father, for in the Hagerman Cemetery, Chaves, NM his name is listed as George B. and his wife is listed as Eva Lena.
1900 Johnson County Census
YEARS PLACE OF BIRTH
NAME COLOR SEX BIRTH MO. YR AGE MAR. Br Fath Moth
Newsom, Geo. B. W M 2 1862 38 10 NC NC NC
Eva L. W F 4 1873 28 10 TX IL TX
Minnie V. W F 10 1890 9 TX NC TX
Worthie T. W M 9 1892 7 TX NC TX
Myrtle M. W F 1 1896 4 TX NC TX
Clyde W M 11 1898 1 TX NC TX
The only problem with the above census is that in 1908 when Glenn was born she would have only been 18 not 21 as Glenn's birth certificate indicates. However, the age of Albert is wrong on the birth certificate so it is likely that her's is too.

 
NEWSOM, Minnie Vivian
 
48 Fullblood Muskogee Creek Indian NORWOOD, Mary
 
49 Individual:
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Anna Magee, Consort of Michael Magee Who departed this life June 25th 1838. Aged 75 years, 3 mos. & 2dys. She was a member of the Turkey Creek Baptist church upwards of 40 years.
The Will of Anna McGee
McGee, Anna: Box 58 Pack 1381. Probate Judge Office. Abbeville, SC. I Anny Magee widow of Michael Magee decd. of Abbeville dist. being of sound mind and memory. First I give my grandson Michael Magee Senr. forty dollars, then the balance, I desire to be equally divided between my children viz; John Magee, Jane Dodson, Elizabeth S. Sims., Polly Dun, Burrel Magee, Michael Magee, Abner H. Magee, William Magee, Nancy Barmore decd. her part to be equally divided between Malinda Brownly and Margaret Marmore and my grandson Michael Magee Senr. I desire to receive an equal part of all my est. that is to be divided after my death. I appoint my son John Magee my executor. Dated 22 Sept. 1837. Wit: Wm. Barmore, Washington Youngblood, Isaac Agnew. Signed: Anna X Magee. Inventory made 26 Nov. 1838 by Benjamin Smith, Ezekiel Rasor, John Rasor.


 
SIMMS, Anna Melvina