James Joseph McGee

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James Joseph McGee

Birthplace: Treanamullin, Stranorlar, Donegal, Ireland
Death: August 19, 1876 (79)
Lawrence, Douglas, KS, United States
Place of Burial: Lawrence, Douglas, KS, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas McGee and Margaret McGee
Husband of Mary Ann Neidigh
Father of Mary Ann McGee; Susannah Clay Corel; Thomas Stewart McGee; Margaret A. Mary Corel and John Jacob McGee
Brother of Mary Ann McGee; William McGee; Caldwell McGee; Sarah McGee; Margaret McGee and 1 other

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About James Joseph McGee

Ann McGhee changed the spelling of their last name from McGhee to McGee.

James McGhee worked on the Erie Canal (constructed in the y ears 1817-1825); lived in Bellefonte, Centre County, Penn , after his marriage and during the years that seven of hi s children were born; and moved to Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill, in 1838 or 39.

"The History of Stephenson County, Illinois", pub. in 1880 , pg 253:"But at the time we speak, politics was a most significant factor in the daily walks of life, and in 1838, a t least, bore no appearance to what it is today. The arrivals that year included...(46 persons were named, including James McGhu(ee)) and some others doubtless, but lack of memory prevented the securing of their names. Taken for it al l in all, the year 1838 was one of success for Stephenson County, paving the way for the important events which follow ed in the years that succeeded."

1840 US Federal Census; Centre Pct., Stephenson Co., Illinois pg. # 238 (living next door to his father, Thomas McGee)

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James Joseph McGee's Timeline

October 28, 1796
Treanamullin, Stranorlar, Donegal, Ireland
- 1825
Age 20
Erie Canal, Pennsylvania, United States
Virginia, United States
December 3, 1827
Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States
December 25, 1828
Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 28, 1834
Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
April 9, 1836
Bellefonte, Centre, PA, United States
August 19, 1876
Age 79
Lawrence, Douglas, KS, United States

Obituary 22 Aug 1876 Lawrence, Douglas Co., Kansas
Republican Daily Journal
"Mr. James McGee, one of the oldest settlers of Douglas County, and father of our two farmer friends, J. J. and T.S. McGee, departed this life on Saturday, August 19th. Mr. McGee came to this country in 1855 and took an active part in t he struggles that tried men's souls. He was a delegate to t he Big Springs convention and also a member of the Free State Legislature, disbanded by the troops at Topeka. He die d at the advanced age of seventy-nine years and ten months, of sheer old age, with no disease. Without regret and without pain he joined 'the innumerable caravan that moves t o the pale realms of shade.' His respected sons have the sympathy of a large community."

Age 79
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas, KS, United States