Evan James MAGEE, 18391915 (aged 75 years)

Name
Evan James /MAGEE/
Birth
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.
Residence
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Birth of a sister
July 2, 1845 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
about 1851 (aged 11 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.

Death of a maternal grandfather
Death of a paternal grandmother
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
Military
Co A, Gould's Battalion, Walker's Division, Randle's Brigade CSA
1861 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Property
1873 (aged 33 years)
Note: Evan James received title to from Texas in 1889. He had to be resident on the land for 3 years to get title. It is clear from the documents that he was on the land by 1873. This must have been his home place from 1872 until at least 1898.

Evan James received title to from Texas in 1889. He had to be resident on the land for 3 years to get title. It is clear from the documents that he was on the land by 1873. This must have been his home place from 1872 until at least 1898.

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

Birth of a daughter
July 21, 1875 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Death of a maternal grandmother
Death of a brother
Death of a mother
Note: Her tombstone states she died Sept 25 1883. She is buried at the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a son
Death of a father
Note: Buried in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Death of a brother
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 (aged 75 years)
Family with parents
father
nathan.jpg
18181894
Birth: December 5, 1818 24 21 Louisiana
Death: April 10, 1894Trinity Co, Tx
mother
Marriage MarriageJanuary 24, 1839Rankin Co, Mississippi
11 months
himself
evanJmagee.jpg
18391915
Birth: December 29, 1839 21 19 Rankin Co, Mississippi
Death: June 8, 1915Trinity Co, Tx
21 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
20 months
younger sister
Eliza Ann Magee Womack
18451929
Birth: July 2, 1845 26 25
Death: December 17, 1929Centralia, Trinity Co, TX
2 months
younger brother
18 months
younger brother
18471880
Birth: March 2, 1847 28 27
Death: January 30, 1880
5 years
younger brother
Family with Malinda Finklin PRUITT
himself
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18391915
Birth: December 29, 1839 21 19 Rankin Co, Mississippi
Death: June 8, 1915Trinity Co, Tx
wife
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18371923
Birth: October 26, 1837 35 24 Sabine Co, Louisiana
Death: January 24, 1923Trinity Co, Tx
Marriage MarriageMarch 26, 1860Groveton, Trinity Co., TX, USA
11 months
daughter
18611950
Birth: February 6, 1861 21 23
Death: October 10, 1950Groveton, Trinity Co Tx
4 years
son
21 months
son
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18661941
Birth: September 15, 1866 26 28 Groveton, Trinity, Tx
Death: May 14, 1941Eagle Lake, Colorado, Tx
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
15 months
son
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18761929
Birth: October 16, 1876 36 38 Groveton, Tx
Death: December 6, 1929Houston, Tx
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 title to from Texas in 1889. He had to be resident on the land for 3 years to get title. It is clear from the documents that he was on the land by 1873. This must have been his home place from 1872 until at least 1898.

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.

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Grandchildren Remember Evan
Death
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Note: Photo taken in Groveton in 1914. Evan Magee is number 11 in the photo.
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Battle Flag for Walker's "Greyhounds"
Battle Flag for Walker's "Greyhounds"
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.
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Note: Photo taken in Groveton in 1914. Evan Magee is number 11 in the photo.
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