Part 2 ==============
book: "My McGee and Joyner Families," by: Helen Bowling McKnight Rev William McGee and Anne/Anna king; child:
John McGee b: ca 1797 TN -- prob. Sumner Co. =========
Trail Breakers Winter 1998 Clark Co., WA Gene. Soc.
Ancestor chart of Bradford Kenneth Stephens, Washougal, WA
144 -- John McGee b; 1730 IRE d: 13 Dec 1773 Guilford Co, NC md: #1 Martha McFarland (should be McFarlane, PAK) ca 1754 NC; md #2 Nancy B. ef 1754 (PAK: Martha #2 md;
#1 md wife name unk)
145 Martha McFarland (McFarlane) b: ca 1735 NC d: 9 Sep 1820 Randolph Co., NC md: #2 William Bell
72 -- William McGee b: 1768 Guilford Co., NC; d: 12 Sep 1840 Sumner Co., TN.
73 -- Anna King b: 1779 NC
36 -- John McGee b: TN d: Salem, Dent Co., MO.
37 -- Margaret Dickson b: Carroll Co., TN?
18 -- James D. McGee b: 18 Jan 1825 Obion Co., TN. d: 21 Feb 1904 Salem, Dent Co., MO md: #1 Sarah L. Pettigrew 17 Nov 1869 md: # 2 Catherine N. Hutchinson 27 Sep 1877
19 -- Sarah L. Pettigrew d: 18 Sep 1876 md: 17 Nov 1869
9 -- Ida Estella McGee b: 3 Jan 1872 Salem, Dent co., MO. d: 25 Mar 1939 Palo Alto, CA =========
1830 Census Obion Co., TN
John McGee 1-2-1-0-0-1 0-1-0-0-0-1
1840 Census Obion Co., TN
John McGee 0-0-2-1-1-0-1- 0-2-0-1-0-1
1850 census Shannon Co., TN
John McGee 53 M farmer TN
Margaret McGee 57 F TN
3 girls and 1 boy listed - names ??? Not sure this is the right John McGee. John McGee of Obion Co, TN moved to Dent Co., MO. ca 1845 and I could not find him on the 1850 census in Dent Co., MO. So the above a possible????? ====
Biographical Sketches of Margaret Ann McGee Pettigrew and William Thomas McGee As published in The Salem Monitor issue of Nov. 4, 1897.
There is a history of the McGee family that we consider proper to relate at this time.
1- We will begin with the Rev. William McGee, the grand-father of Margaret Ann McGee Pettigrew. We find the following biographical sketch given of him in McDonald's History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
"William McGee was born in N.C. in 1768. He was licensed and ordained in N.C. before 1796, at which time he was sent West as a missionary. He joined the Cumberland Presbyterian in Oct. 1810, and helped to form the confession in 1814. He died in 1817."
He was licensed and ordained in the Presbyterian Church and remained a member of it until the time he became a member of the Cumberland Presbytery as shown above. The "West" referred to in the biography has reference to that part of the states of Kentucky and Tennessee that lies between Green River in KY., and the TN. River in TN. This section of the West was known as "The Cumberland Country." From the best evidence we have at hand, William McGee lived in TN.
John McGee, a brother of William McGee was a minister in the Methodist Church. It was through these two brothers that what is known as "the union" was accomplished. Of which McDonald says: "The union formed in the time of the McGees was nothing more than a written contract to commune together and hold meetings together --- "union meetings." This was the beginning of inter-denominational communion which is so popular and wide-spread in America, and is now breaking down the denominational bigotry of the East, and it is to be hoped that within a few more years it will accomplish as much in the Eastern churches as it has accomplished in America.
William McGee was pastor of the Old Beech Church in Sumner county., TN. This church and its pastor sided with the revival party in 1800 and with its pastor came in the Cumberland Presbytery soon after its organization in 1810.
We regret that we are not able to give the names of the children of William McGee.
2- John McGee, the father of Mrs. Pettigrew, was the oldest son of Rev. William McGee and form the best information we have at our command he was born in TN. The family record was destroyed in time of the late war, hence the time of birth and marriage are possibly lost. He was married to Miss Margaret Dickson of Carroll Co., TN. To them were born seven children: William, Robert, Adaline, James, Thomas, Isabella and Margaret Ann. These have all passed away except James, who lives on his farm in Dent Co., MO. John McGee lived about 25 years in Obion Co., TN where, perhapes all of his children were born. He moved to the State of Missouri in 1845 and located in Dent Co., six miles south of Salem. He died at his home some time in Sep. 1864 or 1865.
3- Margaret Ann McGee, daughter of John McGee, was born in Obion co., TN., 22 Dec. 1833 and moved to the State of Missouri with her parents in 1845. She was married to E. A. Pettigrew 26 may 1858. To them were born six children: Belle, Thomas, Margaret, Eliza, George, Robert, Fannie, and Edwin A. of whom Belle, now Mrs. Dr. Welch of Salem, MO., Thomas and Fannie, now Mrs Owens of Dent Co., MO. and Edwin A. of Montana, are still living. etc...her death, which occurred 11 Oct 1897 at the home of her dau, Mrs. Dr. Welch, in Salem, MO. etc etc
P. F. Johnson
Pastor, C. P. Church
Salem, MO. 28 Oct 1897
Biography of William Thomas McGee
1- Rev William McGee (same as above)
2- John McGee gr-father of Wm. Thomas McGee (as above)
3- William McGee, the son of John and the father of William Thomas, was born in TN. and came with his father to MO. in 1845. He was married to Miss Martha Ross on 24th Feb 1858, in Hickman Co., KY. To this couple were born six children----William, Thomas, Sudie, John, Mollie, Amanda and Fins Ewing McGee. William McGee died 22 Sep 1892, at his home in Dent Co., MO., seven miles south of Salem, where he settled when he md and where his widow and one son still live.
4- William Thomas, son of William McGee, was born 5 Aug 1859, in Dent Co., MO. and md: Miss Martha A. Pemberton, 21 Sep 1881. To whom were born three sons----William Jessie, Lawrence and John Clyde McGee. He made a profession of religion in 1881 and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at new Hope, Dent Co., MO. In 1883 he moved to Salem and became a member of the Cumberland Presb. Church at that place. etc. He was stricken with typhoid fever from which he died on 21 Oct 1897. etc...
I have another record of the McGee and Pettigrew family line and will post that later.