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Re: Daniel McGilvray, 1829-1864
Posted by: Bonnie (ID *****9860) Date: November 20, 2003 at 21:35:09
In Reply to: Re: Daniel McGilvray, 1829-1864 by Penny Dean Daye of 168

Hi Penny,

Evidently, Daniel and Harriet McGilvray moved to Jones County, Mississippi, prior to the Civil War because later census records in Alabama show their youngest child was born in Mississippi with the others born in Alabama. The only thing I know about Jones County is what appeared in Harriet's pension application. I also have no idea how Harriet and the children got back to Alabama or exactly when. I do know they were in Barbour County on September 1, 1864, so they moved back some time after July 4, 1862, when the youngest child was born. There is a Jones County cemetery on the Internet with McGilvray people buried there, but, I do not know how they might fit into the bigger picture.

One of Daniel's half-brothers died in Harrison County, Texas, in 1920. His first wife's grave stone records show they were in Harrison County, Texas, in 1885.

A descendant of one of Harriet and Daniel's sons said Christopher Columbus McGilvray and his family along with his sister, Chelley or Chellie McGilvray McKenzie, and her family moved to Texas in the early 1880s. Chelley died in 1884 in Navarro County, Texas. Bullock County records show Chelley married in 1882. Her first child was born in 1883 in Alabama with the second born in 1884 in Texas.

I hope this helps.

Bonnie


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