Jonathan Nathan MAGEE, 18181894 (aged 75 years)

Name
Jonathan "Nathan" /MAGEE/
Birth
Note: One significant fact that points to Nathan being the son of Evan James Magee is the fact that he was eventually appointed guardian to Evan's children in Rankin Co MS in 1845. The other guardians included his mother Naomi and her husband Samuel Miles.
Birth of a sister
1819 (aged 0)
LA
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
about 1825 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a sister
about 1828 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brother
1830 (aged 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfather
Note: Jonas Short appeared in several tax lists from 1823 through 1825 but had disappeared from the tax rolls by 1829. Davis Short was also in the tax rolls during this time. Jonas sued a Jacob Lilley in late 1828. In 1829 Wiot Short and John Short appeared on the rolls and Davis Short continued on the rolls.

Jonas Short appeared in several tax lists from 1823 through 1825 but had disappeared from the tax rolls by 1829. Davis Short was also in the tax rolls during this time. Jonas sued a Jacob Lilley in late 1828. In 1829 Wiot Short and John Short appeared on the rolls and Davis Short continued on the rolls.

However, in 1831 Mary Ann Short and Jonas Short's marriage was dissolved by an act of the Mississippi Legislature; thus Jonas was alive in 1831.

Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
about 1836 (aged 17 years)
Death of a father
Note: Evans death was chronicled many years later in the Westville News Dated 27 October 1898, which described the incident as follows:

Evans death was chronicled many years later in the Westville News Dated 27 October 1898, which described the incident as follows:

....."For many years there were from two to five retail liquor saloons in Westville, around and about which many disturbances occurred, such as fistcuffs and affrays, with occasionally a shooting or cutting affair. One night, some 51 or 52 years ago, a row took place in one that stood on the corner where Drummond's store now stands. Evan Magee (father of Thomas and W.J. deceased) was cut with a knife from the effects of which he died. A man by the name of Revels was indicted for the murder, and when the case came up for trial, he applied for a change of venue and his case was moved to Smith Co., where he was convicted of manslaughter, this having occurred before there was a penitentiary in the state. He was branded for the crime. After Magee's death, Mr. Miles, father of S.J. Miles of Harrisville, married his widow Naomi Magee."

Death of a father
Note: Evan Magee was dead by 1837 since his widow's name appeared in the Mississippi census of 1837.
Marriage
Birth of a son
Death of a maternal grandfather
1840 (aged 21 years)
Note: In 1840 a Jonas Short appeared in Texas with Simeon Short and Elbern Short where Jonas was granted 320 acres by a land commission in Jasper Co. This might have been old Jonas Short with his son and grandson. Or it might have been young (15 years old) Jonas, son of Simeon. No age was given in the land record.
Census
1841 (aged 22 years)
Note: Nathan and Caroline Magee lived close to his grandfather Jonathan Magee in 1841 census. Their sons Evan and William Joseph are also accounted for on the census.
Birth of a son
Death of a paternal grandfather
Note: Estate Notice for Jonathan Magee, Jackson Mississippian, Oct 22, 1841: December 1841 term of the Probate Court, Simpson County MS. Thomas Hutson and William H Pervis, Adms.
Birth of a half-brother
Birth of a half-brother
Birth of a daughter
Death of a paternal grandmother
1845 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
July 2, 1845 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Census
1850 (aged 31 years)
Note: 1850 United States Federal Census For Nathan McGee

1850 United States Federal Census For Nathan McGee
Newton, Texas
Birth 1819 Louisiana
Nathan McGee 31
Caroline McGee 28
Evin James McGee 12
Wm Joseph McGee 9
Mary Melissa McGee 7
Eliza Ann McGee 5
Warren Solomon McGee

Birth of a son
about 1851 (aged 32 years)
Note: John Bangman "Shug" Magee, Trinity Co., TX

John Bangman "Shug" Magee, Trinity Co., TX
Posted by: Gwen (ID *****2024) Date: November 09, 2005

Jonathan/John Bangman "Shug" Magee, b. abt 1851, TX, to Caroline Mangum and Johnathan/Jonathan "Nathan" Magee, married 1. Marguret Bass, abt 1871, 2. Mary "Mollie" Clark Magee, 23 DEC 1881 (the widow of William Jasper Magee.

John "Shug" and Mollie Magee were last found on the 1920 census, as boarders, at Groveton, Trinity Co., TX. Mollie's son by first marriage was a doctor, named William Jasper Magee, who died about 1929. Shug was a house carpenter and a farmer, according to the census records.

John Bangman Magee's brother Abram Green Magee married the sister of John's first wife. Abram and his wife Mary Lou Tishua Bass Mangum are buried in the Glenwood Cem. at Groveton.

Property
1857 (aged 38 years)
Note: Nathan received a land patent from Texas. He settled on the property after arriving in Trinity County from MS circa 1853. The property is west of Groveton and had a Pennigton Texas mail address.

Nathan received a land patent from Texas. He settled on the property after arriving in Trinity County from MS circa 1853. The property is west of Groveton and had a Pennigton Texas mail address.

County: Trinity
Abstract Number: 430
District/Class: Houston 3rd
File Number: 001053
Original Grantee: McGee, Nathan
Patentee: McGee, Nathan
Title Date:
Patent Date: 17 Apr 1862
Patent No: 101
Patent Vol: 36

Death of a mother
Note: Miles Family Genealogy Forum:

Miles Family Genealogy Forum:

Posted by: Pat Smith Date: January 17, 2002 at 09:39:15
In Reply to: Benj. & Saml Miles, Rankin Co., MS by Gary E. Young of 3816

My g.g.g.g.grandmother, Naomi (Short) Magee married a Samuel Miles as her 2nd husband. Her 1st husband, Evan James Magee was killed in 1836 in Simpson Co., MS. The Westville News ran an article on the history of Westville in 1898 that had the following:

"After Magee's death, Mr. Miles, father of S.J. Miles of Harrisville, married his widow Naomi Magee."

I don't have any dates on Samuel but Naomi's was b. abt. 1795 Ga. - d. 17 Aug. 1859 Simpson Co.

Marriage of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Death of a brother
1869 (aged 50 years)
Death of a son
Death of a wife
Note: Her tombstone states she died Sept 25 1883. She is buried at the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Death of a brother
Note: From Findagrave for William J Magee

From Findagrave for William J Magee

Birth: Mar. 18, 1839
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1887
Mississippi, USA

Middle name may be Joseph.

Family links:
Spouse:
Mary Magdalene Harper Magee (1841 - 1916)

Children:
William Franklin Magee (1863 - 1897)*
Charles Walter Magee (1872 - 1963)*
Eula Magee May (1885 - 1922)*

Burial:
Zion Hill Cemetery
Braxton
Rankin County
Mississippi, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 113407817

Death
April 10, 1894 (aged 75 years)
Note: Buried in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Family with parents
father
17941836
Birth: about 1794 24 20 Richmond Co Ga
Death: about 1836Westville, Simpson Co, MS
mother
Marriage MarriageNovember 26, 1815St Tammany Parish LA
3 years
himself
nathan.jpg
18181894
Birth: December 5, 1818 24 21 Louisiana
Death: April 10, 1894Trinity Co, Tx
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
18301916
Birth: 1830 36 33
Death: about 1916Rankin Co MS (possibly)
7 years
younger brother
-16 years
younger sister
-23 months
elder sister
10 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Samuel J. MILES
mother’s partner
mother
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Family with Caroline MANGUM
himself
nathan.jpg
18181894
Birth: December 5, 1818 24 21 Louisiana
Death: April 10, 1894Trinity Co, Tx
wife
Marriage MarriageJanuary 24, 1839Rankin Co, Mississippi
11 months
son
evanJmagee.jpg
18391915
Birth: December 29, 1839 21 19 Rankin Co, Mississippi
Death: June 8, 1915Trinity Co, Tx
21 months
son
2 years
daughter
20 months
daughter
Eliza Ann Magee Womack
18451929
Birth: July 2, 1845 26 25
Death: December 17, 1929Centralia, Trinity Co, TX
2 months
son
18 months
son
18471880
Birth: March 2, 1847 28 27
Death: January 30, 1880
5 years
son
Birth

One significant fact that points to Nathan being the son of Evan James Magee is the fact that he was eventually appointed guardian to Evan's children in Rankin Co MS in 1845. The other guardians included his mother Naomi and her husband Samuel Miles.

Census

Nathan and Caroline Magee lived close to his grandfather Jonathan Magee in 1841 census. Their sons Evan and William Joseph are also accounted for on the census.

Census

1850 United States Federal Census For Nathan McGee
Newton, Texas
Birth 1819 Louisiana
Nathan McGee 31
Caroline McGee 28
Evin James McGee 12
Wm Joseph McGee 9
Mary Melissa McGee 7
Eliza Ann McGee 5
Warren Solomon McGee

Property

Nathan received a land patent from Texas. He settled on the property after arriving in Trinity County from MS circa 1853. The property is west of Groveton and had a Pennigton Texas mail address.

County: Trinity
Abstract Number: 430
District/Class: Houston 3rd
File Number: 001053
Original Grantee: McGee, Nathan
Patentee: McGee, Nathan
Title Date:
Patent Date: 17 Apr 1862
Patent No: 101
Patent Vol: 36

Death

Buried in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.

Note

There is a dispute between descendents of Nathan concerning his parentage. Several pedigrees have been published for Nathan; some by descendents in Texas and others by Magees in Mississippi. As indicated by our genealogy publication, one groupclaims that Nathan's parents were Evan James Magee and Naomi SHORT; another claims that his father was Jonathan Magee Jr. Evan James and Jonathan Jr. were brothers and sons of an older Jonathan Magee and Rebecca JAMES of Georgia and South Carolina. The one thing that is agreed upon is that Nathan's grandparent's were the elder Jonathan Magee and Rebecca James. A most significant piece of evidence is that Nathan Magee, in 1841, was not appointed guardian of his younger siblings nor was he listed as an orphan. But in 1845 Nathan was added as a guardian to the remaining underaged children, along with his mother Naomi Miles.

Nathan Magee's family moved from St. Tammany Parish in La to Mississippi when he was about 10. In Mississippi he married Caroline Mangum and they started a family in Mississippi. About 1850, Nathan, his brothers and other relatives moved west to Texas, settling in Newton, Polk and Trinity Counties north and east of Houston.

Trinity County was a rough and somewhat lawless place. It was the county that eventually spawned the famous outlaw John Wesley Hardin whose family lived in the county seat Sumpter. The Magees prospered in Trinty county, living close to the communities of Friday and Pennington. Nathan was awarded a homestead by the state of Texas by farming unoccupied land for several years.

Nathan and his wife are buried in the graveyard next to the small Ellis Prarie church near Friday, Texas - between Groveton and Crockett Texas.

Note

Information from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~eastozarka/washington/wasg220.htm

Caroline married Jonathan MAGEE on Jan 24 1839 in Rankin County, MS. Jonathan was born in 1818 in Louisiana. He died on Apr 10 1894 in Trinity County, Texas.

They had the following children:

Evan Janes MAGEE was born on Dec 19 1839 in Mississippi. Evan married Malinds Finklin PRUETT.

William Joseph MAGEE was born on Sep 21 1841 in Mississippi. He died on Mar 26 1896. William married (1) Bettie YOUNG. William married (2) Mrs. Caroline JONES.

Mary Malisia MAGEE was born on Nov 12 1843. Mary married (1) TYNES.
Mary married (2) Rufus AVERY in Trinity County, Texas.

Abraham Green MAGEE was born on Aug 25 1845 in Mississippi. He died in 1922 in Groveton, Trinity County, Tx. Abraham married Mary Lou TISHUE.

Eliza A. MAGEE was born on Jul 2 1847. Eliza married William WOMACK.

William Solomon MAGEE was born on Mar 2 1849 in Mississippi. He died on Jan 30 1889. William married Mary Sarah Frances LOWE.

Jonathan Bangman MAGEE was born on Aug 10 1851 in Mississippi.
Jonathan married (1) Margaret BASS.
Jonathan married (2) Mary Clark MAGEE.