magaha, mcgee, mcgehee, clark
santa rosa county, florida -- magaha
loudoun county, virginia -- magaha, mcgee, mcgehee
clark or clarke in alabama (coosa county)
this is an excerpt from one of grider's books. i am the great-great-great granddaughter of malissa clark. (g-g-grandmother was mary ann magaha, grandmother was bertie magaha grimes.)mary ann would be the sister of william that faye bates talks about. is there any other information of this link and family in grider's volumes? i cannot find anything on isaac magaha in loudon county.... i would appreciate some help. thanks, eloise
i guess i really need to know more about isaac - and where he links up with other magahas or McGehee. thanks again.
Ethel C. Woodall Grider. BOOK:(DOC# BOOK0037)
McGehee Descendants - Volume II
The Library of Congress Catalog Card Number of her book is 88-83686. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1989. Page 381
"Faye Magaha Bates of Jay, FL, writes that she has reason to believe that her great-grandfather, Issac (spelled with two s's in text) Magaha was one of the McGehee family. 'He joined the U.S. Calvary in Ludlon (Loudoun Cty?), VA as a volunteer and fought in the Mexican War. He was discharged at Milton, FL in 1840 and given a land grant in Floridatown, FL for his services in the war. He was born in 1812, but we do not know anything about his family before he came to Florida. He married Malissa Clark, a full-blooded Creek Indian, in 1842. They had eight children. My grandfather, William Magaha, was one of the eight. As you see, we spell our name 'Magaha', but we had some cousins that spelled theirs 'Megaha and McGhee'.' If anyone has information, Faye would appreciate hearing from you."
The story is also told in the text that Isaac stole Malissa from the Indians and they went to Floridatown and raised their family.
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