Michael Magee was born In Antrim, Ireland in 1759. He died in Abbeville County in 1834. His wife was Anna Melvina Sims 1763-1838. They were founder members of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church. According to research undertaken by Linda G Cheek of the Anderson County Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, Michael Magee was a brother of William Magee/McKee born 1860 Antrim, Ireland who died in Anderson County, SC, Tilman Magee 1799-1850 Pickens County, SC and Benjamin Magee 1772-1860 Fair Play, Pickens County, SC.
In Anna Melvina Sims Magee's will dated 25 Sept. 1837 she names her children:
Elizabeth S Sims
Abner H Magee
Nancy Barmore (deceased)
Upon his death in 1834, Michael Magee's estate was administered by Burrell McGee, Abner H McGee, William Barmore and Ezekiel Rasor. The inventory of Michael Magee's estate was taken on 24 Nov. 1834. In it the following enslaved people were named and given a monetary value:
Dick and Siller (valued at $400)
Tim, Florah and Mahaly (valued at $800)
Sadly it is unclear if the following are the names of enslaved people or those of farm animals...
Black Maw or Mare ?? ($20)
(all links accessed 8 Sept. 2023)
Inventory of the Estate of Michael Magee 1834
South Carolina Wills & Probate Records 1670-1980 (available at ancestry.com) Recorded in Book 10, page 25 and following.
Will of Anna Sims Magee 1838
South Carolina Wills & Probate Records 1670-1980 (available at ancestry.com)
Will no. 407
Anderson Record Vol. 17 Issue 1 March 2004
Moses McKeown was born in Ireland about 1780 and died in Chester County, South Carolina in 1854. In the 1850 US Slave Schedule, Chester County, South Carolina, Moses is recorded as the enslaver of seventeen human beings. His Real Estate was valued at $5000 in the same year.
His wife Nancy Mobely was born in South Carolina and their children were
Mary Wagner McKeown Simpson 1804-1884
Samuel Mobely McKeown 1805-1890 (wife Caroline Atkinson)
Margaret McKeown Shannon 1807-1853
Elizabeth McKeown 1812-1823
In his Will, Moses McKeown bequeathed Tom, Bradly, Dianna, Adaline, Rose, Cisley and William to his son Samuel.
To his daughter, Mary McKeown Simpson, he bequeathed Dick, Andy, Sampson, Hanly or Haney, Farmer & Isiah.
Thomas Shannon, son of his daughter Margaret was to receive a boy named Dublin.
James Shannon, a boy named Ceyar?
Edward Shannon, a boy named Frank.
Hiram Shannon, Jude & Lucy.
Nancy Shannon, Minnie & Sevilla.
South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 compiled by Brent H Holcomb (1985) available on ancestry.com
1850 Slave Schedule www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HRWH-512M
1850 US Federal Census www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8Q6-1ZS
South Carolina Wills 1670-1980 (Chester County) available on ancestry.com
Martine Brennan (Curator) While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this work, mistakes may occurr. If you offer a correction, please provde documentation or a link to an historical document. Many thanks. MB
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