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Re: Lt. David Weeks Magill 8th Battalion Louisiana Artillery CSA
Posted by: Sue (ID *****3046) Date: November 15, 2006 at 21:55:06
In Reply to: Lt. David Weeks Magill 8th Battalion Louisiana Artillery CSA by johnnie manckiy of 18896

No relation, just doing a lookup for you.

On census, I only get one result for this name:

Name: David Magill
Age in 1860: 18
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1860: Attakapas, Saint Martin, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: St Martinville

Household Members:
David Magill 18 Planter Real Estate Value:$150,000 Personal Estate Value: $1000
owned a large number of slaves per Slave Schedules

David Magill St Martinsville, Saint Martin, LA abt 1841 Louisiana
A I? Magill 39 Lawyer $3000 VA
Francis M 28 LA
David 9
Mary 7
Augustine 6
Buckner 2
John A Smith 30 Doctor VA
(cannot find family in 1860

Louisianna Marriages:
Frances Mary Magill Buford A. Prewett 31 May 1855 St. Martin
Mrs. Frances Mary Magill Bufford A. Prewitt 02 Apr 1855 Terrebonne
(They must have had their marriage recorded in both parishes)

I double checked the real estate value showing up for David in 1860, and it's typed correctly here. I wondered how a man his age could have such a large sum showing, then I see that in 1850 it appears is father was an attorney. It then looks like he may have died prior to 1855 and that is wife remarried. David's fortune could have come from the estate of his father, he being the eldest son. I did not find any info to suggest he ever married tho.

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  • SOS Gary Adams 11/16/06

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