John Alexander McGee, Sr.

Male 1757 - 1820  (62 years)


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  • Name John Alexander McGee 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 30 Jan 1757  Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 30 Jan 1761  Rockbridge County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [3
    Died 24 Jan 1820  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried McGee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I2226  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 

    Family Easter Clendenon,   b. 30 Jan 1769, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1846, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1790  Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Jane McGee,   b. 28 May 1797, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1857, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Mary McGee,   b. 11 Jan 1799, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Clendenon "Clint" McGee,   b. 9 Sep 1800, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1846, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. Sarah McGee,   b. 4 Apr 1802, (Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Richard McGee,   b. 5 Mar 1804, (Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. YOUNG, (Giles County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Alexander McGee, Jr.,   b. 5 Mar 1804, Sevier County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1878, McGee Cove, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Samuel McGee,   b. 13 Dec 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1884, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Elizabeth McGee,   b. 21 Dec 1808, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. YOUNG, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James L. McGee, Sr.,   b. 3 Jun 1813, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1757 - Commonwealth of Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 30 Jan 1761 - Rockbridge County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1790 - Nelson County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1820 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McGee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Author unknown; "John McGee, A Revolutionary Soldier, is of Scotch-Irish descent, was born in the State of Virginia, January 30, 1757. His wife, Easter Clendenon McGee, was born January 30, 1769. They lived in the Virginia Valley before moving to Tennessee and relocated in what is known as "McGee Cove" in the 18th century. The first building stood near where Floyd McGee now lives, later he built a large log home in the same location with fireplace in the middle. John McGee was not only a Revolutionary War soldier but an Indian Fighter also. John McGee was the father of 9 children. He died at his home in Warren County, January 24, 1820. His wife, Easter, died March 24, 1846. They both were laid to rest in the family plot near the home.

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      To The Honorable House Of Congress on the Committee of Military Affairs:

      "With humble (respects), John McGee, Sr., I would inform your Honorable Body that I served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War and I yet have my discharge which reads as follows: (The bearer hereof, John McGee, a soldier in my Company of the 12th Virginia Regt. whose term of enlistment is fully expired having served upwards of two years and behaved himself during said time as good soldier is hereby discharged given under my hand at Ft.Randolph on October the 10th 1778 - Signed, Wm. McKey (Capt., 12th Virginia Regiment) for which services I have received any land grant nor warrant nor gave no person any power of attorney to receive it in my behalf -

      I your petitioner was on Lewis's Campaign against the Shawnee Indians and at the Battle at Gilford Court House with General Green against Lord Cornwallis, and have been wounded in my arm with two bullets through between my elbow and my wrist and on ball through my shoulder -

      I, your petitioner, John McGee, prays that your honors would grant me some land or warrant for land in the Western Country (as my residence is there in West Tennessee and Warren County) or do otherwise as your Honors shall think best and I your petitioner will ever pray-

      This from your humble servant-John McGee

      end of notation
    • fought in the 12th Virginia Regiment, discharged at Fort Randolph, Virginia (now West Virginia), in 1778.

      He was wounded by two bullets through his elbow and wrist and one ball through his shoulder.

      He also fought in Lewis's campaign against the Shawnee (1774) and fought at the battle of Guilford Courthouse (1780).

      Click here for images of the McGee Homeplace... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mcgee/index.html

      Dean McGee is the author and webmaster of this website. We were early collaborators on his McGee bloodlines...DAH

      John's DNA ... http://www.familytreedna.com/public/mcgee/default.aspx?section=yresults [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 282.

    2. [S4558] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=mcgee&GSfn=john&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=45&GScnty=2513&GScntr.

    3. [S45711] http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mcgee/index.html.

    4. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 282 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 3 - Macedonia Cemetery to Mullican, p. 14.

    6. [S38183] Nelson Co.,KY Marriage Records (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S13233] "McGee Family Home Page", authored by H. Dean McGee, dean.mcgee@mymcgee.com, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestr.