By any chance do you have information on the ELZISA or ELVIRA/ ELZIRA McAFEE of the 1840 HABERSHAM CO. GA Census, who is then on the 1850 Cherokee Co. GA Census, as her grandson WILLIAM WASHINGTON McAFEE b. 1851 GA had first wife named MARTHA JANE BECKHAM b. abt. 1847 NEWTON CO. AR and she is the daughter of ZACHERIAH BECKAHAM and wife ELIZABETH CASEY.
We find Spencer Alvin McAfee an uncle to William Washington McAfee had moved to MARION CO. AR by 1860 and living with him is his 2nd wife HANNAH ADELINE LANCE and Spencer's mother ELVIRA SUTTON. We think that ELZIRA/ ELVIRA/ McAFEE had married her neighbor ASA SUTTON in CHEROKEE CO. GA after their 1850 census's there. ASA SUTTON may have died in GA and it is my guess that SPENCER then took his mother ELVIRA SUTTON to AR with him when he moved there from Cherokee Co. GA. The first I have found SPENCER McAFEE in AR is in 1853 when he is then listed on a TAX LIST in Fulton Co. AR. He had other deeds in Fulton Co. AR up to 1859 but then enlisted in the CIVIL WAR in ROLLA MO and has military records showing his duties then.
We know the LANCE brothers of Spencer's 2nd wife also enlisted in Rolla MO too and served with Spencer there, and we know that Spencer's brother JOHN McAFEE also enlisted with them too. John McAfee may be the same as the JOHN A. McAFEE on the 1860 Fulton Co. AR Census, living near the LANCE family then.
We know that MARTHA JANE BECKHAM who married WILLIAM WASHINGTON McAFEE ( the son of BERRY McAFEE and NANCY C. OXFORD ) had died about 1885 in AR. After that WILLLIAM WASHINGTON McAFEE remarried two more times.
Any help with the surname of McAFEE would be most appreciated or with the SUTTON surname as well. Spencer Alvin McAfee Sr. b. abt. 1832 NC and his 3rd wife SURELDA JANE DUNEHEW were my GG Grandparents on my maternal side.
Tina Rogers Beller
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