I'm looking for information on a Robert and William Mcgee/Magee who were both born in PA about 1810.
From a bio on Robert's son James McGee they were probably from Washington County and members of the United Presbyterians. William died in Mercer Co., OH in 1855.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, 1918, transcribed by Tabatha Bunce, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, March 13, 2000.
Son of Robert McGee, possible brother of my William Mcgee
James Neal McGee
JUDGE JAMES NEAL McGEE, now in his third consecutive term as probate judge of Rice County, was one of the early settlers in the county and has lived here continuously for almost forty years. Judge McGee has that depth of character which is due to a long and diversified experience in practical affairs and in dealings with men. All these qualifications he has brought to his present position, where he has been instrumental in the delicate adjustment of human relationships and of property matters such as come before the probate tribunal.
Judge McGee was born near Mount Zion in Muskingum County, Ohio, March 20, 1843. His father, Robert McGee, was born in 1809 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Those familiar with Washington County will perhaps regard his birthplace as evidence in itself that he was a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian. In fact he was descended from one of two Scotch brothers who came to America in colonial times and one of them settled in Southwestern Pennsylvania in Washington County. Robert McGee belonged to that branch of the Presbyterian Church known as the United Presbyterians and was a very active member and an elder for years. He grew up in his native county, when a young man removed to Muskingum County, Ohio, and married there, went to Mercer County, Ohio, in 1853 and to Mercer County, Illinois, in 1863. He spent his active life as a farmer and died near Alexis, Illinois, in 1884. He was a republican in politics. His first wife was Miss McNaughton, and their only child, Mary Jane, is now deceased. March 10, 1842, Robert McGee married Mary Ann Allen. She was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1818 and was of pioneer stock. (see son James McGee for full bio).
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