Evan Magee the old Confederate soldier

Evan James MAGEEAge: 7518391915

Name
Evan James MAGEE
Birth December 29, 1839

Military

Note: Evan James applied for a pension as an indigent Confederate veteran in 1914. His wife's brothers, E.G. and W.L. Pruitt, were witnesses.
Birth of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
September 21, 1841 (Age 20 months)

Birth of a sisterMary Malissa MAGEE
November 12, 1843 (Age 3)

Birth of a sisterEliza Ann MAGEE
July 2, 1845 (Age 5)

Birth of a brotherAbraham Green MAGEE
August 25, 1845 (Age 5)

Birth of a brotherWarren Solomon MAGEE
March 2, 1847 (Age 7)

Birth of a sisterEliza Ann MAGEE
July 2, 1847 (Age 7)
Birth of a brotherWarren Solomon MAGEE
March 2, 1849 (Age 9)
Birth of a brotherJohn Bangman “Shug” MAGEE
about 1851 (Age 11)
Note: John Bangman "Shug" Magee, Trinity Co., TX
Death of a maternal grandfatherSolomon MANGUM
December 29, 1852 (Age 13)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNaomi SHORT
August 17, 1859 (Age 19)
Note: Miles Family Genealogy Forum:
MarriageMalinda Finklin PRUITTView family
March 26, 1860 (Age 20)
Military
Co A, Gould's Battalion, Walker's Division, Randle's Brigade CSA
1861 (Age 21)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Angelina “Mollie” MAGEE
February 6, 1861 (Age 21)

Birth of a son
#2
Walter Nathan MAGEE
December 13, 1864 (Age 24)

Birth of a son
#3
William Joseph MAGEE
September 15, 1866 (Age 26)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Luticia “Tishie” MAGEE
July 18, 1869 (Age 29)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Sarah Caroline “Callie” MAGEE
December 11, 1872 (Age 32)

Birth of a daughter
#6
Tollie MAGEE
July 21, 1875 (Age 35)

Birth of a son
#7
Evan J. “Ev” MAGEE
October 16, 1876 (Age 36)
Marriage of a childWilliam T HUTSONMary Angelina “Mollie” MAGEEView family
November 29, 1877 (Age 37)
Death of a maternal grandmotherZillah CHAPMAN
February 21, 1879 (Age 39)
Death of a brotherWarren Solomon MAGEE
January 30, 1880 (Age 40)

Death of a motherCaroline MANGUM
September 28, 1883 (Age 43)
Note: Her tombstone states she died Sept 25 1883.
Marriage of a childMarcus Green BROWDERMary Angelina “Mollie” MAGEEView family
January 19, 1887 (Age 47)
Marriage of a childWilliam Joseph MAGEEMary Melisse Caroline BENNETTView family
February 9, 1889 (Age 49)
Residence
Property 1889 (Age 49)
Note: Evan James received land from Texas in 1889. He had to be resident on the land for 3 years to get t…
Death of a fatherJonathan “Nathan” MAGEE
April 10, 1894 (Age 54)
Death of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
March 26, 1896 (Age 56)

Name conflict

Note: Some claim that his name was Evan Jasper Magee, but his wife states it was Evan James in her statement for a widow's pension.
Grandchildren Remember Evan


Death June 8, 1915 (Age 75)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: January 24, 1839Rankin Co, Mississippi
11 months
21 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
20 months
younger sister
2 months
younger brother
18 months
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Family with Malinda Finklin PRUITT - View family
wife
 
Marriage: March 26, 1860Groveton, Trinity Co., TX, USA
10 months
daughter
4 years
son
21 months
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
15 months
son

Military

Evan James applied for a pension as an indigent Confederate veteran in 1914. His wife's brothers, E.G. and W.L. Pruitt, were witnesses.

Property

Evan James received land from Texas in 1889. He had to be resident on the land for 3 years to get title.

County: Trinity Abstract Number: 458 District/Class: Houston Preemption File Number: 000169 Original Grantee: Magee, E J Patentee: Magee, E J Title Date: Patent Date: 23 Aug 1889 Patent No: 233 Patent Vol: 22

Name conflict

Some claim that his name was Evan Jasper Magee, but his wife states it was Evan James in her statement for a widow's pension.

Media object

Photo taken in Groveton in 1914. Evan Magee is number 11 in the photo.

Media object

This flag, from an unidentified Texas regiment, is inscribed with battle honors \"Mansfield, April 8th 1864\" and \"Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864.\" This flag is important for two reasons. First, it was carried by a Texas unit in the two desperate Louisiana battles that turned back Union General Nathaniel Bank's Red River Expedition, thus saving east Texas from conquest. Second, it is one of only two so-called Taylor battle flags still in existence. [Taylor flags are named for General Richard Taylor, son of President Zachary Taylor, and Confederate commander in western Louisiana.] The Taylor flags are unusual because they are Saint Andrews cross rebel flags with the colors reversed, i.e. a blue field instead of the famous red field, and ared rather than blue cross with white stars.

Note

Evan James Magee was a reluctant soldier in Co A, Gould's Battalion,Walker's Division of Randle's Brigade in the Confederate army. His unit was referred to as Walkers Greyhounds because of their ability to cover distances quickly. His unit fought in Louisian and Arkansas. He wrote a letter during the war to his beloved wife Malinda criticizing the Confederacy for the war. (See the media section) His unit was disbanded at Navasota Tx in 1865 at the end of the war. It was thought that many confederate soldiers in Texas would not follow Lee's order to surrender but would follow other confederate generals west of the Mississippi to continue the War of Insurrection. However, Evan's unit and others at Navasota had had enough of war and they "voted" to go home with their feet.

BirthListen to Evan's grandaughter Effie MAGEE Austin naming Evan's siblings.
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BirthPicture of Evan James with his siblings. (The caption has incorrectly called him Evan Jasper.)Picture of Evan James with his siblings. (The caption has incorrectly called him Evan Jasper.)
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MilitaryEvan Magee was officer of United Confederate Veterans Reunion of 1895. See newspaper article.Evan Magee was officer of United Confederate Veterans Reunion of 1895. See newspaper article.
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MilitaryConfederate Pension Application for Evan Magee
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ResidenceEffie describes her Grandpa Evan Magee and his family circle
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Grandchildren Remember EvanEffie describes Grandpa Evan Magee.
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Grandchildren Remember EvanDewey Magee recalls encounter with his Grandpa Evan.
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DeathEvan Magee Confederate Military TombstoneEvan Magee Confederate Military Tombstone
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Note: Photo taken in Groveton in 1914. Evan Magee is number 11 in the photo.
Media objectAnti-war Letter written as a Confederate soldierAnti-war Letter written as a Confederate soldier
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Media objectBattle Flag for Walker's "Greyhounds"Battle Flag for Walker's "Greyhounds"
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Note: This flag, from an unidentified Texas regiment, is inscribed with battle honors "Mansfield, April 8th 1864" and "Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864." This flag is important for two reasons. First, it was carried by a Texas unit in the two desperate Louisiana battles that turned back Union General Nathaniel Bank's Red River Expedition, thus saving east Texas from conquest. Second, it is one of only two so-called Taylor battle flags still in existence. [Taylor flags are named for General Richard Taylor, son of President Zachary Taylor, and Confederate commander in western Louisiana.] The Taylor flags are unusual because they are Saint Andrews cross rebel flags with the colors reversed, i.e. a blue field instead of the famous red field, and ared rather than blue cross with white stars.
Media objectEvan Magee the old Confederate soldierEvan Magee the old Confederate soldier
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Note: Photo taken in Groveton in 1914. Evan Magee is number 11 in the photo.
Media objectPicture of (L-R) Tollie, Callie and Mollie MAGEE in later years.Picture of (L-R) Tollie, Callie and Mollie MAGEE in later years.
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