Wm MACKEY, a deed from Gerorge CATHEY, JR, sg 25 Dec 1752, both of Anson Co NC, tract of land adjoining JAMES ALEXANDER containing 613 acres. Wit; JAMES CARTER, JOHN DUNN (Anson Co B1-312)
In Rowan Co NC, Wm Mackie, Tanner, sg will 7 June 1753 proven 16 July 1755, naming his wife, Francis & chrildren: David Mackie, Wm. Mackie & my 4 dtrs (no names). Chn to be be with their mother during her widowhood if she acquises, or at the pleasure of my Exors who if they see cause to remove them, are to be sent to my brother ROBT MACKIE an continue under his care until they become of age..................Wm MACKY /S/
Exors: MY FRIENDS JOHN BRAVARD, ESQ, ROBERT LUCKIE.
Wit: WALTER CARRUTH, JOHN LUCKIE SR, ALEX OSBOURNE (Rowan Co 3-19)
22 Jan 1756: On motion of John BRAVERD (sic) it is ordered that he be appt'd guardian of David, Mary, William and Margaret, orphans of Wm Mackey, dec'd giving security according to law, whereon the sd John BREVARD, Alex OSBURN (sic), and John DUNN entered into the Penalty of 300 pounds & c. (Court Mins. Rowan Co)
Wm. MACKIE (sic) 22 JULY 1757: WHEREAS GEORGE CATHEY sold to WM MACKIE a tract of land on MARLINS CREEK at the UPPER GREAT FORK of said creek and a certain JAMES MCMANUS claims the same. It is thought expedient that the said GEO CATHEY should make a deed of another tract of land to the ORPHANS OF SAID WM MAKEE (sic) and that the said tract of land shall be viewed and valued by JOHN BREVARD, ESQ and ROBERT LUCKEY (sic) guardians to said orphans. ALEX. OSBORN , ESQ to return the same to next court and their agreement thereto &c.
22 Oct 1757: Order of the Court made last Court constituting and appointing ALEX OSBOURN, ALEX CATHEY, ROBERT LUCKEY AND JOHN BREVARD ESQ to view and value a certain piece of land that GEO CATHEY JR sold to WM MCKEE (sic) dec'd which has since been recovered by law by JAMES MCMANUS and likewise to view and value another certain piece of land belonging to GEO CATHEY lying on the SOUTH SIDE OF THE CATAWBA RV and judge the difference between the two. In pursurance thereof the difference in value of land is 20 pounds which sum the said GEO CATHEY is to pay to the ORPHANS of said WM MCKEE, DEC'D. (MCCUBBIN COLLECTION)
DAVID MACKEY of the Prov. of S.C. (no w. signs), a deed to JANE IRWIN, relict of HUGH IRWIN, dec'd sg 3 Dec 1767, "all that tract of land on waters of south fork of the Catawba River".
WIT; JOHN CATHEY, JOHN CATHEY JR, EBENEZER MCAIN (MECKLENBURG CO NC ...3-11)
DAVID MACKEY a deed to GEO CATHEY both of Mecklenburg Co NC signed 18 APRIL 1769 , tract of 147 acres on MARLINS CREEK in Rowan Co being part of the 613 acres granted to GEORGE CATHEY 25 MARCH 1752 AND BY HIM CONVEYED TO WILLIAM MCKEE, DEC'D.
WIT; ABRAHAM PIERCE, SAML. DINGLE (Rowan Co: 7-183)
WILLIAM MACKEY, COOPER, of Mecklenburg Co NC a deed to WILLIAM PATTERSON of TRYON CO Taylor (sic) signd 25 Feb 1771, tract of land containing 239 acres of 478 acres formerly conveyed by GEORGE CATHEY AND HIS WIFE FANNIE to JOHN BREVARD AND ROBT LUCKIE in trust for the use of WM MACKEY, DEC'D as appears by deeds of LEASE AND RELEASE bearing date 7th and 8th of DEC 1758. MW. MACKEY ?S?
WIT; WM. BEATEY, JR, FRANCIS BEATEY SR, WALLACE BEATEY, ALEX PATTERSON (LINCOLN CO : 2-132)
The land that William McKee first bought back in 1752 was, according to a map in CAROLINA CRADLE, located on MARLINS CREEK. Today that is the area south of Thyateria (sic) Church in present Iredell Co NC. This is in the heart of the Irish and Trading Camp Settlements 1747 - 62.
Does anyone know where the land that was supposed to be deeded to the heirs of William McKee by the defaulting George Cathey Jr was located. The last deed reference above is Lincoln Co - did the land end up in what is now Lincoln Co. This could be a great help to researchers of the McKee Family if someone would post it here.
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