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Jonathan “Nathan” MAGEEAge: 7518181894

Name
Jonathan “Nathan” MAGEE
Birth December 5, 1818
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 sisterSarah MAGEE
1819 (Age 27 days)
Birth of a brotherWarren MAGEE
December 3, 1820 (Age 23 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn Calvin MAGEE
November 13, 1823 (Age 4)
Birth of a sisterNariza MAGEE
about 1825 (Age 6)

Birth of a sisterEmeline MAGEE
about 1828 (Age 9)

Birth of a brotherEvan Thomas MAGEE
1830 (Age 11)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJonas SHORT
1831 (Age 12)
Note: Jonas Short appeared in several tax lists from 1823 through 1825 but had disappeared from the tax ro…
Birth of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
1836 (Age 17)
Birth of a brotherE.J. MAGEE
about 1836 (Age 17)

Death of a fatherEvan J MAGEE
about 1836 (Age 17)
Note: Evans death was chronicled many years later in the Westville News Dated 27 October 1898, which desc…
Death of a fatherEvan J MAGEE
about 1836 (Age 17)
Note: Evan Magee was dead by 1837 since his widow's name appeared in the Mississippi census of 1837.
MarriageCaroline MANGUMView family
January 24, 1839 (Age 20)
Birth of a son
#1
Evan James MAGEE
December 29, 1839 (Age 21)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJonas SHORT
1840 (Age 21)
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.
Conditional Certificate Recipients in Jasper Co Tx, 1841

Note: Charles Irby and his Short in-laws were in Jasper Co Tx obtaining land in 1841. Evidently they did not stay but returned to Rankin Co MS by 1850.

Birth of a son
#2
William Joseph MAGEE
September 21, 1841 (Age 22)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJonathan MAGEE
October 1841 (Age 22)
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.
Census 1841 (Age 22)
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 half-brotherSamuel J. MILES
1842 (Age 23)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Malissa MAGEE
November 12, 1843 (Age 24)

Birth of a half-brotherWiett? S. MILES
1843 (Age 24)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Eliza Ann MAGEE
July 2, 1845 (Age 26)

Birth of a son
#5
Abraham Green MAGEE
August 25, 1845 (Age 26)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca JAMES
1845 (Age 26)

Birth of a son
#6
Warren Solomon MAGEE
March 2, 1847 (Age 28)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Eliza Ann MAGEE
July 2, 1847 (Age 28)
Birth of a son
#8
Warren Solomon MAGEE
March 2, 1849 (Age 30)
Census 1850 (Age 31)
Note: 1850 United States Federal Census For Nathan McGee
Birth of a son
#9
John Bangman “Shug” MAGEE
about 1851 (Age 32)
Note: John Bangman "Shug" Magee, Trinity Co., TX
Property 1857 (Age 38)
Note: Nathan received a land patent from Texas.
Death of a motherNaomi SHORT
August 17, 1859 (Age 40)
Note: Miles Family Genealogy Forum:
Marriage of a childEvan James MAGEEMalinda Finklin PRUITTView family
March 26, 1860 (Age 41)
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry WOMACKEliza Ann MAGEEView family
May 22, 1866 (Age 47)
Death of a brotherJohn Calvin MAGEE
1869 (Age 50)

Death of a sonWarren Solomon MAGEE
January 30, 1880 (Age 61)

Death of a wifeCaroline MANGUM
September 28, 1883 (Age 64)
Note: Her tombstone states she died Sept 25 1883.
Death of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
October 7, 1887 (Age 68)
Note: From Findagrave for William J Magee
Death April 10, 1894 (Age 75)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: November 26, 1815St Tammany Parish LA
3 years
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
-16 years
younger sister
-2 years
elder sister
10 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Samuel J. MILES - View family
step-father
mother
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Family with Caroline MANGUM - View family
wife
 
Marriage: January 24, 1839Rankin Co, Mississippi
11 months
son
21 months
son
2 years
daughter
20 months
daughter
2 months
son
18 months
son
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.

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

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.

BirthNathan Appointed as One of the Guardians of his SiblingsNathan Appointed as One of the Guardians of his Siblings
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CensusMagees on 1841 Census Simpson Co MSMagees on 1841 Census Simpson Co MS
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PropertyNathan Magee's Patent File From Texas Land Office
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Media objectNathan's tombstone in Ellis PrarieNathan's tombstone in Ellis Prarie
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