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Patrick McGee

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Birthplace: Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Ireland
Death: May 1818 (67-68)
Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Esther McGee
Father of Mary Ann Pershing and Robert Lewis McGee

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About Patrick McGee, Immigrant

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  • Revolutionary War veteran 1776-1780 1st Batallion 7th Company, Cumberland. Was prisoner of the British for some time in New York City.
  • Bond 1818.
  • Came to Franklin County in 1771 from Ireland.
  • All this per mom's notes.

Patrick McGee came to America and located in Franklin Co.,PA in 1771. He was a wheelwright and wagon maker. During the Revolutionary War he served as Pvt. in Cpt. John Marshall's Company, 2nd battalion, PA Rifle Regiment in 1776, under the command of Col.Samuel Miles. In 1780-81 he is listed as Pvt.,7th Co., 1st Bat., Cumberland Co. Mil.. It is said that during one of these tours he was captured by the British and imprisoned in NYC. After the war he settled near Grafton, Indiana Co.,PA where he continued in his trade and engaged in farming.He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Patrick married Esther Pilson, Apr.17,1796. He died in Blacklick Twp. and was buried in Hopewell Methodist Cemetery same township. His wife Esther, born 1762, died in 1830 and was buried beside him. Their grave markers were removed to the Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, PA, in the 1940's. Their children were James, married to Mary Lyons, Robert, and John. (Sketches of Revolutionary Soldiers of Indiana County by Frances Strong Helman,Clark House News, June 2009,p.8)

Patrick McGee, grandfather of Esther Ellen McGee and founder of her McGee family in the United States, was born in 1750, in Londonderry, Ireland, where he grew to manhood. At age 21, he came to America in 1771, when the country was still a Colony of Great Britain. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing vessel, he arrived in Pennsylvania and settled in Franklin County where he was a wheelwright and wagonmaker by trade. In 1776, during the great struggle for American Independence, Patrick enlisted in the Continental Army and served as a soldier for several years. He fought as a private in Captain John Marshall's Company, Second Battalion, Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, commanded by Col. Samuel Miles. During the winter of 1777 and 1778, Patrick served for General George Washington at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, when the American Army endured their terrible suffering. The soldiers had little food and hardly enough clothing to protect themselves from the cold. In 1780 and 1781, he served as a private in the 7th Company, 1st Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, under the command of Lt. Col. James Johnston. He fought in the battle of Long Island, was taken prisoner by the British, and confined to a prison at Sugar House in New York City. After his adopted country had earned its freedom, Patrick moved to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until 1794. During 1794, he moved to Indiana County, Pennsylvania, and located near the village of Grafton in Blacklick Township. He continued to make his home here during the remainder of his life, following the trade of wheelwright and wagonmaker and also engaging in farming. Patrick was Presbyterian by faith. On April 17, 1796, Patrick McGee married Esther Pilson (1762~1830). Together, they had three sons: James (born 2/14/1797), who married Mary Lyons; Robert (born 10/25/1798) and married Isabelle Ross; and John McGee (born 5/19/1801), who married Margaret Lyons. Patrick McGee died at Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, in 1818, at the age of 68. He was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery. His wife, Esther, died 12 years later, in 1830, also at the age of 68, and was buried beside him in the same cemetery. Their grave markers were moved to Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pennsylvania during the 1940's.


Patrick McGee came to America and located in Franklin Co.,PA in 1771. He was a wheelwright and wagon maker. During the Revolutionary War he served as Pvt. in Cpt. John Marshall's Company, 2nd battalion, PA Rifle Regiment in 1776, under the command of Col.Samuel Miles. In 1780-81 he is listed as Pvt.,7th Co., 1st Bat., Cumberland Co. Mil.. It is said that during one of these tours he was captured by the British and imprisoned in NYC. After the war he settled near Grafton, Indiana Co.,PA where he continued in his trade and engaged in farming.He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He married Esther Pilson, Apr.17,1796. He died in Blacklick Twp. and was buried in Hopewell Methodist Cemetery same township. His wife Esther, born 1762, died in 1830 and was buried beside him. THEIR GRAVE MARKERS WERE REMOVED TO THE OAKLAND CEMETERY, INDIANA,PA,in the 1940's. Their children were James married to Mary Lyons, Robert, and John. (Sketches of Revolutionary Soldiers of Indiana County by Frances Strong Helman,Clark House News, June 2009,p.8).

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Patrick McGee, Immigrant's Timeline

1750
1750
Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Ireland
1765
1765
Indiana, PA, United States
1798
October 25, 1798
Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States
1818
May 1818
Age 68
Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 1818
Age 68
Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States