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Evan J MAGEEAge: 42 years17941836

Name
Evan J MAGEE
Given names
Evan J
Surname
MAGEE
Source: Date of Import: May 26, 1999.
Note: Evan's middle name could have been James but, just as likely, John. The probate of his father Jonathan indicates it could have been John.
Birth about 1794 24 20
Birth of a brotherHolden MAGEE
1796 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth MAGEE
about 1797 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth
after January 6, 1800 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterRebecca MAGEE
1803 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a sisterRuth MAGEE
December 17, 1805 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a brotherJoseph MAGEE
about 1807 (Age 13 years)

Military
Private, 12 and 13 Cons. Reg't , LA Militia
1812 (Age 18 years)
Note: Captain Bickham's Unit - 12 and 13 Consolidated Regiment., La. Militia
Birth of a sisterJemina MAGEE
about 1813 (Age 19 years)
Military 1814 (Age 20 years)
Note: Evan Magee was part of the 13th LA Militia, serving under William Bickham. According to records of the Battle of New Orleans, his unit served in reserve at the battle but did not actively fight.
MarriageNaomi SHORTView this family
November 26, 1815 (Age 21 years)
Note: St Tammany LA Parish Marriage bonds: Evin Magee, 20 Nov 1815, to Naomi Short, daughter of Jonas Short.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Martha MAGEE
about 1816 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Jonathan “Nathan” MAGEE
December 5, 1818 (Age 24 years)
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 daughter
#3
Sarah MAGEE
1819 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Warren MAGEE
December 3, 1820 (Age 26 years)
Census 1820 (Age 26 years)
Note: Ebin Magee listed on 1820 census.
Birth of a son
#5
John Calvin MAGEE
November 13, 1823 (Age 29 years)
Property
T1S R9E
1824 (Age 30 years)
Note: According to Land office in LA Archive records, Evan Magee received title to land along Silver Creek in St Tammany Parish.


Birth of a daughter
#6
Nariza MAGEE
about 1825 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Emeline MAGEE
about 1828 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Evan Thomas MAGEE
1830 (Age 36 years)

Census 1830 (Age 36 years)
Note: Evan J Magee
Birth of a son
#9
William Joseph MAGEE
1836 (on the date of death)
Birth of a son
#10
E.J. MAGEE
about 1836 (on the date of death)

Death about 1836 (Age 42 years)
Note: Evans death was chronicled many years later in the Westville News Dated 27 October 1898, which desc…
Death about 1836 (Age 42 years)
Note: Evan Magee was dead by 1837 since his widow's name appeared in the Mississippi census of 1837.
Probate 1841 (5 years after death)
Note: Naomi, Evan's widow, was appointed one of the guardians of his underaged orphans.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 19, 1793Richmond Co Ga
13 months
himself
3 years
younger brother
10 years
younger sister
-2 years
younger sister
-5 years
younger sister
11 years
younger brother
7 years
younger sister
Family with Naomi SHORT - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 26, 1815St Tammany Parish LA
3 years
son
2 years
son
3 years
son
7 years
son
7 years
son
-16 years
daughter
-2 years
daughter
10 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
9 years
son
Samuel J. MILES + Naomi SHORT - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
step-son
2 years
step-son

NameDate of Import: May 26, 1999.
Military

Bounty Land Warrant for Evans McGee. (Naomi McGee) 286761

The following were copied in the National Archives on Feb 20, 2010.

Bound Land Claim Number 286761, Naomi (Evans) McGee

A handwritten letter dated 23 Nov 1857.

The State of Mississippi Simpson County

On this 23rd day of November 1857 before me the undersigned An acting Justice of the peace in And for said County personally appeared Naomi McGee a resident of Simpson County aged about Sixty-two years who being duly sworn according to law declares that She is the widow of Evans McGee who was a private in the Company of Louisiana militia Commanded by Captain William Bickum in the War declared by the United Sates against Great Britain on the 18th day of June 1812. that the said husband Continued in actual service in said war three months and was honorably discharged at the Navy Yard in said state of Louisiana.

She further states that she was married to the said \"Evans McGee\" in Saint Tammany Parish in the said state of Louisiana about the year 1816. that her said husband died in Said Simpson County in the state of Mississippi about the Year 1836. And that She is now a widow. that there is no .. of this marriage that she can procure. She makes the declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the Acts approved 3rd March 1855 and 14th May 1856. She never applied for or obtained bounty land under this or any other Acts of Congress heretofore passed. She hereby irrevocably Constitutes and appoints Terence McGowan of Brandon Mississippi to be her true and lawful attorney to prosecute this claim and to demand and receive from the proper Office of the Government of the United States the Certificate or Warrant to which She may be Entitled whenever the same may issue.

                    Naomi   X   McGee
                                   her mark

We Aaron Hutson and Richard Burk residents of said Simpson County in the state aforesaid of Mississippi upon an oath declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Naomi McGee in our presence. that we were personally acquainted with Evans McGee in his lifetime for ten years previous to his death and with the said Naomi McGee and that they have lived together as husband and wife during said period of time and was of good repute as such and that the said \"Evans McGee\" died of a wound inflicted upon him at Westville by one \"Revell\", in or about the year 1836. Affiants say that they are not interested in the prosecution of this claim.

                    Aaron Hutson
                    Richard Burk
Military

Captain Bickham's Unit - 12 and 13 Consolidated Regiment., La. Militia

From \"Louisiana in the War of 1812\", by Powell A. Casey, 2nd Division, the 12th & 13th Regiments Consolidated of Louisiana Militia (Florida Parishes, Section East of Amite River, 1814 - 1815)

Military

Evan Magee was part of the 13th LA Militia, serving under William Bickham. According to records of the Battle of New Orleans, his unit served in reserve at the battle but did not actively fight.

Marriage

St Tammany LA Parish Marriage bonds: Evin Magee, 20 Nov 1815, to Naomi Short, daughter of Jonas Short.

Census

Ebin Magee listed on 1820 census.

Ebin Magee Washington, Louisiana Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Males - Under 10: 1 Nathan Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Evan Males - 45 and over: 2 ?? Perhaps Jonas Short Females - Under 10: 1 Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Naomi

Property

According to Land office in LA Archive records, Evan Magee received title to land along Silver Creek in St Tammany Parish.

Census

Evan J Magee Males 1 under 5 2 under 10 1 under 15 (Nathan Magee) 1 under 40

Females 1 under 5 1 under 10 1 under 15 1 under 40

in Simpson Co MS.

Name

Evan's middle name could have been James but, just as likely, John. The probate of his father Jonathan indicates it could have been John.

Death

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

Evan Magee was dead by 1837 since his widow's name appeared in the Mississippi census of 1837.

Probate

Naomi, Evan's widow, was appointed one of the guardians of his underaged orphans.

Note

Evan married Naomi Short in St Tammany Parish. He received headrights to land north of Covington in Washington Parish. By 1830 he had moved his family to Simpson County Mississippi. Evan died about 1836 leaving his widow Naomi to raise the family. She remarried after 1840 to Mr. Miles.

Note

The following documents support the contention that Nathan Magee was the son of Evan James Magee, not the son of Evan's brother Jonathan Magee, as some have claimed.

From the legal records (films) in Simpson Co:

a. Mar 25 1841: Guardians of John C Magee, Narissa Magee, Emiline Magee, Evin T Magee, William Magee are stated to be Samual Miles, Josephine Chapman, ? Pervis, and ?. (Samuel was second husband of widow Naomi Magee. )

b. Feb 26 1845: Evan J Magee minors. Nathan Magee looks after minors - Evaline Magee, Evan T magee, William t Magee. signed: Nathan Magee (X). Nathan probably took over guardianship of his younger siblings.

c. May 22, 1848 Warren Magee, Nathan Magee, William Townsend are stated as guardians of Evan T Magee.

d. Fourth Monday of may, 1848. Warren Magee appointed guardian of Evan, son of Evan J Magee.

MilitaryMuster Records for Evan Magee in 1814-1815.Muster Records for Evan Magee in 1814-1815.
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PropertyOld Plat Map for Greenburg District, T1S R9EOld Plat Map for Greenburg District, T1S R9E
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PropertyLetter for Land Certificate 332 for Evan MageeLetter for Land Certificate 332 for Evan Magee
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PropertyTract Book Shows Evan Magee on Township S1 Range 9ETract Book Shows Evan Magee on Township S1 Range 9E
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Death1837 Simpson Co Census - Jon and Naomi Magee Families1837 Simpson Co Census - Jon and Naomi Magee Families
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ProbateGuardians for Evan's ChildrenGuardians for Evan's Children
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Media object1837 Simpson Co Census - Jon and Naomi Magee Families1837 Simpson Co Census - Jon and Naomi Magee Families
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