The McGinty Family
surname McGinty is Scottish and derives from an ancient Celtic family.
According to Surnames in Ireland by Sir Robert E. Matheson, McGinty is a
derivative of the name McGinity. Other
variations of this name were Maginnetty, M’Entee, M’Ginety,
M’Ginnety and McGinnitty. The
name originates from Mag Fhinneachta, which means “Son of Fair Snow”
in Celtic. Two separate authorities, Patrick Woulfe and Edward MacLysaght,
who are publishers of Scotch/Irish research, have confirmed this meaning
of our name. M'Ginty
is also an old Irish name, stamped with the seal of the real bluebloods. Its
ancient form was Inty, which means "well-born." So the family
were of the purple, the well-born McGinty, or M'Intys, for the founder of
the line, or clan, was Irial, son of Conal Cearnach, the Warrior.
Conal Cearnach is one of the greatest of ancient Eire's heroes and there are many tales of his prowess and keen leadership. He was one of the great realities of Ireland, whose name, and deeds, have been passed won; not merely for generations, but for many centuries.
Possessions of the M'Ginty family were in what is now County Donegal, Ireland in olden times best known as Tirconaill, or Tir-connell, the land of Conaill. This territory was not named after Conal Cearnach, or Kearnach, but after Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland.
Conall Vernaugh, son of Amergin, was fourth in degree of Rory O'More, who gave his name to the tribe of Ulster in the year of 87 B.C.
Numbers of the M'Ginty family are known as McEntee, and M'Entee; some as M'Inty, which is like the ancient name. In some sections of Donegal, and in several sections of Eastern Ulster, descendants of this clan changed their name to Tinney.
"By Tinney" is a form of M'Attiny, which comes from MacAnt- Sionn - aigh, of Sionagh, and this name has been anglicized into "Fox"; sionagh means a fox.
The Scotch-Irish McGinty Family
We find in Black's "Surnames of Scotland" that the root word "innes" is of territorial origin in Scotland. Up the Northeastern shore of Scotland is the large Firth or Moray, or inlet. In the reign of King Malcolm IV a Fleming named Bero Wold got a charter for the Islands of Ineeas, or Easter ur que hart. in the province of Elgin. The Gaelic names means "Island"; as a stream in the province formed two branches around the island. This grant of land was chartered in Latin in 1225, or 1226, to Walter de Ineys, and the barony of the same name was in Morey parish, part of the mainland and part on the island.
We find a Wm' de Inays swearing fealty at Aberdeen in 1296, and giving his seal as a star with six points. In 1685 we find a branch of the family in Caithness Innice. The names "McGinnes" in Galloway is a variant of MaCinnes, son of Innes. It is a side form of Patrick McCinnis in Baedian Mylne in 1669. Around Glasgow it is probably a modern Irish name and spelled as "MacGinty."
This is the first time the name is spelled as we spell it today; and this was found in Scotland, though the family had gone to Ireland in the beginning of 1600 when the English and Scottish settlers were given great plantations in Ulster by the King of England, who was trying to settle the Northern part of Ireland. In Ulster the name was spelled in various ways, even down to the exodus to America, which began before 1700. In the Valley of Virginia it is very hard to trace the line, because these "sons of Ennis" were all sons, or "macs," and not being able to read nor write, the last part of the named was spelled as it sounded to the clerk who wrote down the land record.
The Presbyterian Historical Society of Northern Ireland has given us the first record of the name in Londonderry, in 1663 in the Camus Parish in Colerain Barony. James McGinnaghtie bought "one hearth" (or home) from the Hearth Money Roll Company. We also learn that the McGinty family grew from a tribe of clan in County Donegal which was a part of Northern Ireland in the early settlement. At first they had no given names, they just called themselves "mac" with the clan name of Innes, spelled in various ways, then they began to take the Scottish names of John, James, Robert, and Alexander from the Bible. They were all of the Presbyterian faith, which they brought with them from Scotland.
For over 50 years the McGinty family has thought that a John McCinney/McKinney of Augusta County, VA. was the first McGinty of our line to immigrate to the colonies. That John McKinney/McCinney was traced in Augusta County, VA. through tax records, deeds and finally his will, which was written in 1762. It has come to light, in the past year (2000), that this line is in fact the McKinney Family and is not related to our McGinty family at all. This John McCinney's (McKinney), who died in 1762, and left his will that named sons John, Robert, and Alexander, is definitely not our McGinty ancestor.. (Will of John McKinney) I have included the McKinney will for those who are researching that line in Virginia. The sons of this John McKinney migrated on to West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri. The son John, who we thought to be our direct ancestor, is later found in Lincoln County, Virginia, later to become Lincoln County, Kentucky. Previous researchers of the McGinty family just failed to pursue the McKinney line in Virginia after finding John McKinney's will dated in 1762. This was an easy mistake to make since John McKinney's son John ventured on into Lincoln County, VA. after 1762 and our McGinty's turned up in Mecklenburg County, NC after 1762. That John leaving Augusta County, VA mislead McGinty family researchers into thinking he was our ancestor. At the time McGinty family researchers were doing their research, the abundance of records was not as available as they are today and many assumptions regarding the family turned out to be inaccurate.
The greatest relative importance of Irish migration to the colonies (America) was from 1717 to 1775. Pennsylvania was their favorite Colony, but the coastline was already populated by the Society of Friends. The area west of Philadelphia in Lancaster County is where they began to settle. During the 1720's and 1740's they spread to what is now the Cumberland Valley. There were ill feelings between the German camps and the Irish camps in Pennsylvania around 1740 and many a riot took place during election times. As a result the Penn's instructed their agents in 1743 "to sell no land to the Scotch-Irish throughout the regions, but to make them generous offers of removal to the Cumberland Valley, farther to the Westward."
The early offers of removal to the Cumberland Valley were so liberal, that many of the Scotch-Irish accepted them. The Scotch-Irish were inclined to be clannish and were glad to relocate to a district that they could call their own. Other Scotch-Irish families of the Lancaster area, were more deeply entrenched and were not easily persuaded to give up their rights to the land on which they already lived.
Such was the first phase of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Pennsylvania, extending from Delaware to the Susquehanna and from the Susquehanna to the Alleghenies.
The first record, we have so far located, on our John McGinty I is found in Lancaster County, PA., in a 16, December 1755 land warrant for 50 acres. In Cumberland County, PA. in 1757, he is mentioned in a deed of sale (Public Auction) with his brother Alexander McGinty, who was an Indian Trader, and made many trips to the Carolina's, which is where our John McGinty I settled, along with his brother Alexander in the 1760's. Previous family researchers have indicated that Alexander McGinty was said to be the son of John McGinty, but I have found that he was more likely his younger brother. No documentation has been found which proves or disproves that Alexander McGinty was the son of John McGinty. More research will be required on John and Alexander to get an idea of how long they were in Pennsylvania before they migrated to North Carolina in the 1760's. Tax records of 1758 and 1759 indicate that John McGinty was listed in Donegal Township, which at that time was Lancaster County, PA. Donegal Township late became Mount Joy Township.
Alexander McGinty was known as an Indian Trader and in 1753 was captured by French Preying Indians when he and other traders were returning from the Carolinas.
Account of Alexander McGinty's capture:
"That on the twenty-sixth of January last your petitioner, in company with six other Indian Traders, being on their return from a trading journey among the Cuttawas (Cherokees), an Indian nation within the territories of Carolina, was met and taken prisoner by a party of French Indians, who took from your petitioner in goods, skins, and horses to the value of two hundred and twenty pounds, being all that your petitioner had in the world, and was even stripped of all his clothes; and being now reduced to extreme poverty and want... Deposition of Alexander McGinty
Many of the early German and Scotch-Irish settlers used what became known as the Great Wagon Road to move from Pennsylvania southward through the Shenandoah Valley through Virginia and the Carolinas to Georgia, a distance of about 800 miles. Beginning first as a buffalo trail, a great Indian Road (the Great Warrior Path) ran north and south through the Shenandoah Valley, extending from New York to the Carolinas. The mountain ranges to the West of the Valley are the Alleghenies, and the ones to the east constitute the Blue Ridge chain. The Second Treaty of Albany (1722) guaranteed use of the valley trail to the Indians. At Salisbury, North Carolina, the Great Warrior Path was joined by the Indian's "Great Trading Path." By the early 1740s, a road beginning in Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as the Lancaster Pike) connected the Pennsylvania communities of Lancaster, York, and Gettysburg. The road then continued on to Chambersburg and Greencastle and southward to Winchester. In 1744, the Indians agreed to relinquish the Valley route. Both German and Scotch-Irish immigrants had already been following the route into Virginia and on to South Carolina, and Georgia. After 1750 the Piedmont areas of North Carolina and Georgia attracted new settlers. From Winchester to Roanoke the Great Wagon Road and the Great Valley Road were the same road, but at Roanoke, the Wagon Road went through the Staunton Gap and on south to North Carolina and beyond, whereas the Valley Pike continued southwest to the Long Island of the Holston, now Kingsport. The Boone Trail from the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin joined the road at the Long Island of the Holston.
John's brother Alexander, who was probably born in Ireland about 1725/1726, first purchased land in Mecklenburg Co., NC in 1763 on Clems Branch. He later sold the land in 1799 to Elijah Miller. By 1810 you will find Elijah Miller along with Alexander's grandson, James Crawford living in the same area, but now it is part of York Co., South Carolina.
Alexander later purchased land from George Augustus Selwyn on Reedy Creek and McAppins Creek in January of 1767. He later mortgaged the property to Henry Eutace McCulloh for 75 pounds. Alexander paid off his debt to McCulloh in 1796. There are many land records and Court Minutes that mention Alexander in Mecklenburg County until his death in 1802. Alexander left a will which mentions his wife, Mary Ann, and many of their grandchildren. Mary Ann also left a will mentioning grandchildren. Neither Alexander or his wife Mary Ann mention any of their children in their wills. Family tradition states that Alexander McGinty married Mary Ann Orr, but I have found no documentation to prove this statement.
The known children of Alexander McGinty and his wife Mary Ann (?) are:
Children of Joseph and Rachel McGinty Crawford are:
b. James Crawford born ca. 1763
2. A daughter who married James Finney
Children of James Finney and (?) McGinty are:
a. James Finney
Children of David and Elizabeth McGinty Johnston are:
4. Alexander McGinty, born ca. 1765, married Hannah McDowell ca, 1787. Alexander died ca. 1798. His occupation was a lawyer. Went to law school with Andrew Jackson. Lived for a time in Burke Co., NC, where Hannah McDowell was from. In 1791 Alexander and Hannah sold 551 acres on Canoe Creek in Burke County, NC. to Hannah brother-in-law, James Murphy.
Alexander and Hannah McDowell McGinty had the following children:
b. Mary Ann McGinty, born ca. 1795, married William Kennedy Aug. 27, 1816
c. Henry McDowell McGinty, born ca. 1797.
d. Sophia McGinty, born
June 23, 1791, married ca. 1809 to Matthew Bain.
The French and Indian War hindered migration for a short time due to the Great Wagon Road being closed because of the war. In 1750, British and French representatives met in Paris to try to solve territorial disputes, but little progress was made. Early in 1755 Major General Edward Braddock was sent to America as commander-in-chief of the British forces in America. He quickly set in motion plans to capture Fort Duquesne, but was defeated, and in fact loss his own life, having died just four days after the battle. The French continued to maintain their hold in the Ohio Valley. Despite all this military activity, it wasn't until 1756 that war was officially declared between the French and British. The French had the upper hand until 1758 and the tide began to turn and the British started to take the upper hand. In 1759 the British lay siege to Quebec from June until September, when the French finally surrendered their garrison in the city. This was the turning point of the war, with an eventual British victory all but certain. In February of 1763 the Treaty of Paris was signed.
John McGinty I was probably born in County Donegal, Ireland about 1720 and died in Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina about 1782.The earliest record we have of John McGinty I is from the book, History of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys, edited by F. Ellis and A.N. Hungerford, published in 1886. It recounts the history of Mifflinburg (also called Taylorstown) which was three quarters of a mile below todays Mifflintown, PA. The 278 acres of property where this town was located was warranted to Robert Campbell on September 8, 1755. It was described as being bounded on the west by the Juniata River, on the north by Alexander Lafferty's land (now Mifflintown) and on the east by John McGinty's land. In 1755, this area of PA was in Cumberland Co. and John's property was in Fermanagh Township, east of the Juniata River. A few months later there is a warrant for fifty acres of land that John received December 16, 1755 (photo). This land was located adjoining William Henderson on a run northward of Juniata in Cumberland Co., PA. This section of PA had been purchased from the Indians on July 6, 1754, as the demand for land grew and settlers pushed west. John’s brother or son, Alexander, also acquired land in this area of PA in 1755. The tax list of both 1758 and 1759 show John paying taxes in Donegal township (formed before 1741), which was about fifty miles southeast of Mifflinburg in Lancaster Co. Donegal township was named for Donegal Ireland where the McGinty originated. It was formed in 1716-19. Another warrant for 100 acres was issued to him on July 29, 1762, also on the north side of Juniata in Cumberland Co. There are also references to Mifflin Co., which was formed out of Cumberland Co. in 1789. Juniata Co. was then formed from Mifflin in 1831. Of course, this was well after John had relocated to NC, so the references are relating to the later county names rather than the original ones. He received more warrants in this area for 190 acres and another 50 acres on July 29, 1762. Then another two acres in Fermanagh Township in what is today's Juniata Co., for land warrants received July 29, 1762. On August 5, 1762, we see him selling 250 acres to John Wilkins, located on the north side of Juniata in Mt. Joy Township, Cumberland Co. His wife, Rebecka is shown in this deed for the first time. This entry confirms the name of his wife in PA and later in NC. We also see him as witness to a deed for land in Derry and Donegal Townships, dated June 7, 1765.
John McGinty received a land warrant in Lancaster County, PA. in 1755. Tax records find him in Lancaster in 1758 and 1759. We find him mentioned in a deed of sale of his brother Alexander's land in Cumberland County, PA. in 1757. That deed stated that Alexander's land joined John McGinty's land. In 1762 John McGinty was living with his wife Rebecca in Lancaster County, PA. He sold property there and took up land in Cumberland County, PA., which he sold in September of 1766.
A North Carolina neighbor of John's, Thomas Polk, left Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1753 and followed Thomas Spratt's wagon through the Shenandoah Valley into the Carolina Piedmont. By 1755, Scotch-Irish settlers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland had forged the Great Wagon Road southward, and numbered several hundred in the area.
The Indian trouble, so vividly told in histories of the frontier at this time, sent a great many families fleeing to North Carolina, and we find the names of many of the old neighbors and friends of the McGinty family in Cumberland County, PA. in the early settlement of the Carolinas, and on into Georgia. Those families were the Finney's, Crawford's, Galbreath/Gilbreath's, Neal's, Maxwell's, Lowrey's, and others. They formed colonies and settlements in North Carolina. There were seven Irish colonies in Mecklenburg County, alone and several across the line in South Carolina, and a number in Old 96 and Edgefield District. Land was much cheaper in North Carolina than in Pennsylvania. As the land was bought from the Indians and opened up in northern Georgia, many moved across the river into Richmond County.
We can trace John McGinty 1 through land and Court Minutes after he settled in Mecklenburg in 1767. He purchased 321 acres from Lord George Augustus Selwyn January 4, 1767, just a little over 3 months after he and Rebecca sold their land in Cumberland County, PA. He later mortgaged this property to Henry Eustace McCulloh for 87 pounds. We have not found a record showing that the mortgage was paid as we did with Alexander's property. We also have the records to show that John's wife was named Rebecca, and that he had at least four sons, Robert, James, John and Joseph, and possibly a son named Alexander. Previous McGinty researchers have stated that John's wife was Sarah and that her name showed up in land records in Mecklenburg, but I have found no land records mentioning a Sarah or a Rebecca. The name Rebecca comes from the land records in Cumberland County, PA. and Court Minutes of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Book 1, October Session 1784: "Ordered that Letters of Administration on the Estate of John McGinty, deceased issue to Rebecca McGinty & James McGinty, Administrators, who come into Court and Qualified and enters into Bond with James Finny & Joseph Gilbreath who we bound in the sum of 200 pounds." The Estate Sale does not mention the widows name, but does mention items going to the widow, including a bible.
John later moved down on Little Sugar Creek where he bought 230 acres from the noted Thomas Polk and his wife Susannah Spratt Polk. He was neighbor to both the Polk and Jackson families; each of these families gave us a president of the United States. John's son Robert McGinty, in 1785, sold 122 acres of this property to William Kennedy who later married Mary Ann McGinty, granddaughter of Alexander and Mary Ann Orr McGinty. After Robert sold this land to William Kennedy, Rebecca, and the brothers of Robert, John and James, left Mecklenburg and went to Wilkes County, Georgia with Robert. In 1791 Rebecca McGinty joined the Phillip Mill Church by experience. Robert McGinty was received by experience in 1787.
We do not have an accurate list of the children of John1, but the known children are:1. Robert Earl McGinty, born between 1750-1760, (based on 1830 Census of Monroe County, GA.) probably in Pennsylvania, d. February 10, 1841 in Monroe Co., Georgia. Married Deborah Jackson, (b. ca.1749 d. ca.1850) around 1770. These dates unconfirmed but felt to be close based on other research.
Recent information from a website that includes Quaker Wrightsborough Township Records of Landholders, Residents, and Associated Families 1768-1810, records Deborah Jackson married to Robert McGinty. It also records her parents as Thomas and Mary Jackson and her brother, Joseph. Earlier research, done by other McGinty Family members, states that Deborah was the daughter of a Baptist minister named John Wright, but there is no documented proof of this. The “Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1”, by Hinshaw shows (p. 405) 1778 - Joseph Jackson McGinty, grandchild - Wrightsborough Monthly Meeting - 1779 Joseph Jackson and Deborah Jackson McGinty, child Thomas received Cane Creek Monthly Meeting.1778 - Deborah (McGinty) formerly Jackson - certified to Georgia". Cane Creek was in North Carolina so it looks as though they moved to Wrightsborough before 1778.
Her father, Thomas Jackson, was one of the founders of the Wrightsborough Colony of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1769. The records show that he was born April 22, 1731 in East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA. His wife was named Mary and they had at least two children, Deborah and Joseph. It is also interesting to note that Thomas was the son of Isaac Jackson who was born ca. 1705 in Ireland and was married in Chester Co., PA in 1730. The records of the Jackson family are well documented and show at least nine generations up to Deborah. This family was living in Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England as early as 1505. From there, they went to Cavan, Ireland, probably around 1650, and then came to America and Chester Co., Pennsylvania sometime before 1727.
The Wrightsborough monthly meeting minutes show that Thomas Jackson was "disowned" on May 3, 1775 for enlisting in the Province Services. Thomas died in 1779 of unknown causes. His son, Joseph Jackson, was also "disowned" on April 1, 1780 for "bearing arms in a warlike manner, and of partaking of plundered goods, and also of accomplishing his marriage disorderly or out of the unity of Friends." He moved to Wilkes Co. and then Green Co., GA with his wife, Mary Burke. They produced seven children. There are records of several land transactions and the mention of their slaves. They were divorced in 1801 and their property split between them. He remarried Anna Rainey in 1805 and died in Putnam Co., GA in 1835.
According to Jackson researchers, Deborah was a cousin of President Andrew Jackson. They shared the same great, great grandfather, Anthony Jackson II who was born ca. 1599 in Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England and died in October, 1666 probably in Ireland. All future children in the McGinty - Jackson line are blood relatives of the President.
The Wrightsborough settlement was in St. Paul's Parrish near present day Thomson, GA, which is about 30 miles west of Augusta, GA in McDuffie Co. 40,000 acres of land were granted to the Quakers by the General Assembly of Georgia for this settlement. It was named for Sir James Wright, Governor of the colony. The land was located on "both sides of Germany's Creek to the head thereof and from thence to continue this same course 'till it intersects the Indian Line". The original settlers were from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Thomas Jackson, who was from the Cane Creek meeting in either North or South Carolina, received an initial grant of 250 acres in this area. Records show that Robert McGinty lived in this community with Deborah and could have himself been a Quaker.
Robert was referred to as Robert "Earl" in earlier McGinty research. However none of the many documents we currently have show him as having this middle name.
2. James McGinty born about 1755 in Pennsylvania. James was a Revolutionary Soldier who served with Charles Polk. After the war he went to Georgia with his mother Rebecca, and brother John when Robert returned to Georgia after selling his 122 acres of land, which was part of his inheritance from his father's estate. James later returned to Mecklenburg County, NC. and is found in the 1790 Iredell County, NC. census. He witnessed a deed in July of 1793 and also is mentioned in Iredell County, NC, Land Valuations for Direct Tax 1800. "510 acres valued at $510, 1 barn 50 x 26, 200 acres on 4th Creek valued at $100.
3. John McGinty II born about 1760 in Pennsylvania. He was a Revolutionary Soldier who also served with Charles Polk's regiment. He followed his brothers Robert and James to Wilkes County, Georgia where he raised a family. Wife's name is not yet known.
Further information Robert McGinty:
early life was spent with his father and family in Mecklenburg Co., N.C.
Based on earlier research, he married Deborah Jackson around 1770 in
North Carolina. They moved to Georgia sometime later, near or in the
Wrightsborough Quaker settlement.
the first records of Robert was a deed that he witnessed in Richmond Co.
(Augusta) Georgia in 1777. This
deed was given by Absolom Bedell to David Robinson, and the land had been
granted to Bedell in 1772. Robert
purchased 270 acres of land from Peter and Sarah Buffington of the Old 96
district of South Carolina, August 4, 1785. This land was an original grant to
William Fanning in 1770 and was located on Germany’s Creek in Wilkes Co. There
is no further record of Robert during the Revolutionary War. Earlier researchers
speculated that he might have gone with families that were taken to safety in
the North Carolina mountains by Elijah Clarke and his men during this part of
the war but, as yet, there is no proof of this.
Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, reached these settlements in late 1779. By this time, Robert and Deborah had three of their twelve
children. Robert’s actual
involvement in the war is unclear. He
did receive a land grant after the war for 250 acres.
We have this documented. The land
was granted to him under a proclamation from Col. Elijah Clarke on February 2,
1784. However, it was common for citizens that did not actually bear arms to
receive land grants. In his grant, there is no mention of him actually serving
in the war. A search was also done at the National
Archives and there is no record of military service for Robert McGinty.
Other DAR records do not list him as a soldier.
is a record in the National Archives
of his brother, James McGinty serving in the North Carolina Militia as a foot
soldier with the rank of Private. The
records show that he served in Capt. Charles Polk’s Company from July, 1776
until after January 1779 when he was at Cross Creek.
His brother, John II also served in this unit and was the Company’s
the War, on February 2, 1784, Robert was given the land grant mentioned above
for 250 acres. This land was in
Wilkes Co. Georgia. On September
16, 1785, he was given an additional 200-acre “headright” in Wilkes Co. The
deed reads, “bounded on all sides by vacant land”.
Then on October 12, 1785, he was given an additional “headright” for
300 acres in Wilkes Co. The deed describes the location of the land, and one
side was bordered by the Absalom Bedell property. Absalom is mentioned above in
the 1777 land transaction. Both of these headright grants were signed by the
Governor of Georgia, Samuel Elbert (sp?). A “headright” was land that had
not been surveyed and divided into land districts and land lots. It was only
surveyed in response to an application for a head-right grant and could be any
shape the grantee desired so long as it conformed to the amount of his grant.
By the end of 1785, Robert owned 750 acres of land in Wilkes Co.,
February 1785, Robert returned to Mecklenburg Co. NC and sold 122 acres of land
that was part of his father, John McGinty’s estate.
This land was located on McAlpin’s Creek and was a tract originally
granted to Thomas Polk in 1775 and sold to John McGinty in 1779.
Robert sold the land to William Kenedy for 60 pounds (note: Kenedy
married Mary Ann McGinty, the granddaughter of Alexander McGinty who was
Robert’s uncle). After this sale, Robert, his mother Rebecka, and brothers
James and John II, returned to Wilkes Co., GA.
in October 1785, Robert cleared and then sold his land on Germany’s Creek to
Thomas Napier and moved his family to the newly granted property in Wilkes Co.,
Georgia. The Quaker records show that Deborah was “certified” in good
standing with the church and was moving to Georgia around this time. Robert is
shown in the 1785 tax records as being in Capt. Karr’s District, Wilkes Co.
with 300 acres. His brothers John
II and James are also listed but do not show any acreage.
This land on Kettle Creek was said to be near War Hill, just west of
Washington, GA, where the Revolutionary War battle of Kettle Creek was fought.
The home place was just south of Little River into which Kettle Creek
settling in Wilkes Co., Robert and Deborah sold part of their land grants in
several parcels. One hundred acres
were sold on Kettle Creek to Thomas Daniel.
This land had been granted to Robert, August 11, 1786.
Three hundred acres were sold to Edward Butler, November 24 1786.
This land was on the south side of Little River and is described as land
“whereon said McGinty now lives”. This
was part of the 1785 grant. There
is an additional record of some land “granted by the government to said
McGinty” that was sold to Charles Smith on August 4, 1787.
All of these sales are shown in Early
Records of Georgia, Vol. 1, Wilkes County compiled by Grace Gilliam Davidson
in 1932. The book is located in the
Jack Tarver Library at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
in this time frame, Robert converted to the Baptist faith and the church records
exist showing that he and Deborah joined the Phillips Mill Baptist Church by
“experience” in 1787. Records
show that they were members of this church as early as 1785, along with
Robert’s mother, Rebecka and a Jane McGinty whose parents are unknown at this
time. She could have been
Robert’s sister or the wife of his brother John II..
These records are on microfilm, Phillips
Mill Baptist Church, Wilkes Co. GA, Pub No
1111, Historical Commission, Southern Baptist
Convention, Nashville, TN.
Abstracted in 1989 by Charlotte G. Tucker.
Phillips Mill Baptist Church was founded June 10, 1785 by sixteen members who
met at the home of George Lea. The
first building was on the banks of Little River about one mile down river,
southeast of GA highway 44 near the Little River Bridge.
The first pastor was Silas Mercer one of the great Baptist in early
Georgia. Silas came from the church
at Kiokee, which was the first Baptist church in Georgia, established in 1772.
His son, Jesse Mercer and Robert McGinty were both received into the
church by profession of faith in 1787. They
remained close associates in the Baptist church for many years after that.
very possible that Robert met Silas Mercer and his son Jesse when they were at
the Kiokee Baptist Church. Kiokee was about ten miles from Germany’s Creek
where Robert and Deborah had lived prior to moving to Wilkes Co. However, Robert and Deborah did not join the Baptist
church until 1787. When Robert and
Deborah moved to Wilkes Co., Silas and Jesse were again their neighbors.
1787, Robert was appointed by the congregation at Phillips Mill, “trustee to get the meetinghouse floored and seated”.
By 1791 this had not been fully resolved according to the church minutes
and Robert and two other members were ordered to “see how cheap they could get
a workman to joint and lay the meetinghouse floor, make seats with backs and a
pulpit and to make doors and window shutters to the same”.
In 1787, Silas Mercer, pastor, referred to Robert as “one of our
beloved brethren at Phillips Mill”.
1787 tax returns Robert is shown in Capt. Heard’s District in Hancock Co.
owning 374 acres.
Robert became a licensed minister at Phillips Mill Church and began a long
career of service in the Baptist Church. He
remained at Phillips Mill Baptist until January 7, 1791, about four years.
shown on the 1790 tax returns of Wilkes Co., Georgia in Capt. McCormick’s
District, owning 250 acres.
the final two hundred fifty acres in Wilkes Co. to Nathaniel Dean on March 26,
1791, but the sale was not registered until August 21, 1794.
Wilkes Co., Robert and Deborah moved to Washington Co.
There is mention in earlier research about him having a Bounty Warrant,
number 1446 for the land in this county. Hancock Co. was later formed from
Washington Co. His church records
from 1791 until 1799 have not been located but there are records that he served
as Justice of the Inferior Court in Hancock Co. from 1793 – 1796.
He also served a second term from 1801 – 1807.
We do know that their family was large by then with twelve sons and one
daughter all born by around 1800.
he and Deborah joined the Island Creek Baptist church in Hancock Co. “by
letter”. He was listed as an
ordained minister. Three of their
sons were baptized there, Joseph on March 11, 1800, Thomas on September 1, 1804
and Washington on August 31, 1805.
1801/02 he served as Pastor of the Horeb Baptist Church in Hancock Co. According
to the church records, the current pastor became ill and Robert was asked to
serve for one year. Church records
show that “In February, 1802, Brother McGinty made known to the church that he
could not attend them any longer. On
leaving, the treasurer was ordered to procure a suit of clothes for Bro.
he served as Pastor of the Island Creek Church and in 1808 – 1809 he was the
substitute pastor or, as they were called, “supply”.
He was also Clerk of this church from 1815 – 1821.
October 4, 1804, Robert preached the sermon at the Georgia Baptist Association
meeting. The title of the sermon
was, “And there was given to me a reed, like unto a rod, Revelations 11:1”.
participated in the Ocmulgee land lottery drawings of 1806 in Hancock Co. These draws were in Capt. Gunn’s District. He drew twice
but was not successful. His
brothers James and John also drew and were unsuccessful.
His son, Joseph McGinty was successful in his draw.
His son, Robert McGinty Jr. also had one draw along with son, Thomas
McGinty with two draws.
Indians were being pushed steadily westward, it usually took up to five years
for their vacated land to be surveyed and divided up into lots of about two
hundred acres each. In typical land
lotteries, plats of each lot were traced on small cards, about the size of those
now used in the game of Monopoly, which were deposited in wire cages, along with
a number of blank cards. At highly
publicized events, the cards were drawn one by one, in full view of the
assembled crowds. Every white adult
male was entitled to one free draw, married men or widows with children had two
draws, and extra chances went to Revolutionary War veterans, those who had
served honorably in certain public offices, or had some other distinction.
list of 1810 shows him as owning property in Baldwin Co., Capt. Gunn’s
District along with John and Washington.
1811, Robert helped found the First Baptist Church of Milledgeville in Baldwin
Co. GA. Church records say that he
drafted the original constitution for the church.
Jesse Mercer was also one of the advisors that helped start this church..
and family remained members of the Island Creek Church for twenty two years,
departing by letter on November 17, 1821 when they moved on to Jones Co., GA and
he became pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church for a short time. He then appears
to have gone into Baptist association work.
At this time he was 76 years old and referred to as “Elder McGinty”.
it is known that Robert was very involved in “association” work from this
point forward in his life, It is important to understand what changes were
taking place in the Baptist church at this time in history.
the beginning, Baptist churches were not independent of each other. Whitney, in his History
of British Baptists covering the church history in the 1600’s shows that
they always sought the fellowship between the different churches to carry on
evangelistic work. This continued in America.
first Baptist church that was established in Georgia was founded in 1772.
It was the Kiokee Baptist Church in Columbia Co., near Augusta.
Over the next two years several others were formed.
In 1774 these churches formed an association called the Georgia because
it was the only one in the State. It
was constituted at Kiokee by the work of Elder
Daniel Marshall, the minister.
the next ten years the association flourished and by 1784 there were about
fifty-five churches with over 5,000 members.
Beginning in 1794, new associations were formed including the Hepzibah,
the Serepta and the Savannah. In
1810, the Ocmulgee Association (named for the Ocmulgee River, which was the
western boundary of white settlements in Georgia) was formed at Rooty Creek in
Putnam Co. It was the fifth association and had about 1,200 members. Robert McGinty was part of the committee that formed this
association of twenty-four churches. He
was then the moderator (chairman) from 1817 – 1822. He was President of the Ocmulgee Missionary Society around
1819 and for some years after.
this time, the question of foreign missions began to be considered by Georgia
Baptists. Cary, the great pioneer
in modern missions, had already been to Hindustan for a number of years and by
1812 great interest was developing in Georgia.
The first mission society is thought to have been in Savannah in 1813.
This society sent out a stirring address on the subject of missions,
which resulted in the formation of other societies.
1815, Jesse Mercer, one of the most influential Baptist of the day started a
society to “evangelize the poor heathen in idolatrous lands”.
same time a strong anti-mission spirit which condemned the whole movement was
underway. This caused great
division in the church with some becoming “Missionary Baptists” and others
anti-missionary, or “Primitive Baptists”. There was thought to be a need for
a general organization where brethren from different views could meet and
resolve their differences. The new
organization was called the General Baptist Association of the State of Georgia.
It was formed at Powelton, GA, June 27, 1822.
Robert McGinty, then pastor of the New Providence Church in Monroe Co.
was the first moderator. At the time there were eight separate associations in
Georgia with about 16,000 members. The
new association did not receive full support for many years.
In 1828 the name was changed to the Baptist Convention of the State of
Georgia (Georgia Baptist Convention). However,
by 1846 it was representing only 38,000 members out of estimated 60,000 total in
the association. There were bitter
feelings and divisions within the church in the period 1830-1840 over the
1820 census shows Robert and sons, Meshach and William living in Baldwin Co.
Robert and his sons, William and Josiah are also shown in the land
lottery draws of 1821 in Maj. Richard W. Ellis Battalion,
Flint River Association, tenth in the State, was formed October 16, 1824 at
Rocky Creek meetinghouse in Monroe Co. It
consisted of fourteen churches, five ministers and about 525 members. Robert
McGinty was the moderator of this first session.
In 1825 at the second session, Robert gave the introductory address.
In 1829 he was Chairman of the association. This association was created
out of the Ocmulgee and was a strong missionary group of churches.
The association responded to the needs of people at home, such as the
Indians and Negroes and abroad, where they could.
They heartily embraced the total world mission program.
The minutes of 1824 show Robert, in the first circular letter, admonished
the people of God, “in the name of Him in whose service you are engaged, go
on.” Robert continued active in the association until age and infirmity
compelled him to decline service.
In Georgia Baptists: Historical and Biographical by Jesse H. Campbell,
published in 1847, he offers the following on Robert McGinty:
“He was a man of general information, an excellent moderator, a person
of easy and polite manners, and a sensible, sound preacher”.
Last Will and Testament was probated February 10, 1841 in Monroe Co., GA. He
gave his servant, Molly, her freedom. He
gave all of his twelve children $25 each with equal shares of everything else
and appointed two of his sons, Thomas and William executors for the balance of
his estate. Will of Robert McGinty
exact date of his death is unknown. There
is a notice in the Christian Index, December
3, 1841 with the minutes of the Flint River Association, October 16-19, 1841
which includes a report on the death of ministers.
It reads as follows:
notice with much reverence, and long won worth and merit, the departure of our
honored and aged father and brother, Robert McGinty, who we remember in useful
life, and even when age had taken the vigor of youth and active usefulness, as
one of the pillars: Yes, he has gone up to reap his reward!”
McGinty had been a minister in the Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
Many of his descendents were also ministers and his longevity is also
found in several future generations of McGinty.
Children of Robert and Deborah Jackson McGinty:
+ 3 ii. Joseph Jackson MCGINTY the eldest son,
b. ca.1772, Mecklenburg, NC, d. in 1851, Conway,
Arkansas. Married (1) Elizabeth Hood in Georgia,
Elizabeth died in Yazoo County, Mississippi (2) Louise Scroggins,
born Mississippi and died in Conway, Co., Arkansas, (3) Melissa
Shaw born Conway County, Arkansas. Joseph served in the
Georgia Militia fighting the Seminole Indians in early
1800, then after moving to Mississippi, h served in the
War of 1812. (information provided by Robert McGinty
of Conway, Arkansas)
5 iv. James MCGINTY, third son,
- (The GA census of 1860 shows him at age 79, farmer), in Georgia, death date unknown.
Temperance "Tempy" (last name unknown). There
are few records with none showing children. (There
is a record in the 1900 census of Cullman Co., AL showing
a Benjamin and Rebecca McGinty ages 77 and 70
were both born in GA.
It is thought that Benjamin is the son of James). He received a
lottery land grant in the Act of 1803, but only one draw
indicating that he was not married at the time. We do not
see him in the records of the Island Creek Church but we
know that he belonged to one of the Baptist churches in
Georgia, because he joined an Alabama church later in life
by "letter". We feel that he went with his
brother, Washington to Alabama in 1835. He and Tempy
joined the Ephesus Baptist Church at McGinty's Crossroads,
Chambers Co., Alabama on December 20, 1850. They were
members here until they moved to Randolph Co., Alabama in October of 1856. There is a deed dated September 2, 1848
showing his purchase of land from James M. Spear, Chambers
Co. Deed Book 8, Page 544. We are told of his death by
some of his grandchildren who said that when he was very
old, he left the house on a very cold day and fell off of
a fence he was climbing over. This killed him. He would
have been over eighty when he died. James served in the
war of 1812.
+ 7 vi Thomas McGinty,
b. September 29, 1784 (date proven from family records), probably in
Wilkes Co., GA. (this was about the time his father was clearing his headright
land grant on Kettle Creek). He
died 1868 in Morehouse Parrish, Louisiana.
He was raised in Hancock Co. and married Sarah Castleberry, the daughter
of John and Mary Ann Castleberry, in 1804.
They produced a large family of eight girls and three boys. He had
two land lottery draws in the Ocmulgee Lands in 1806. On July 2, 1808, they took
out their letters and moved to Wilkinson Co., GA. and raised a large family of
6. + 8 vii George Washington McGinty, sixth son, was born ca. 1786. He married Nancy Thompson in Hancock Co., Ga. in 1810. He joined the Island Creek Church, 31 August 1805, and was excluded June 1814. He was restored to membership in 1816, and removed his letter January 1817, to join the Ramah Church in Wilkerson County, where he remained until he moved to Alabama in 1835. Apparently Nancy died for in 1813 he married Tabitha Moore who, also put her letter in Ramah Church. By 1821 they had three sons and a daughter and it seems that Tabitha died at this time. Washington married Naomi Moore, the sister of Tabitha by 1825, and they had a son and three daughters. In 1835, he moved his family to a place called McGinty Cross Roads, later changed to River View, Alabama. There he joined the Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church. When Naomi died he married Elizabeth Harrington and they had two sons and two daughters. Each of his twelve children raised large families. In 1850 he was excluded from the church over money matters. He is found in the 1850 and 1860 Chambers County, Alabama census. After this, he moved into Randolph County, AL., where he died March 14, 1874.
7. + 9 viii. Issac McGinty, seventh son, was born ca 1787, the year his parents became Baptist. He married Sarah Sample July 7, 1807 in Baldwin County, Georgia.. He can be found in the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 Georgia Census. He and Sarah are shown in the History of Upson County, p. 234.
+ 10 ix William McGinty, the eighth son, was born in Hancock
Co., about 1792 (census of 1850), d. April 4, 1858 (The
Christian Index, page 3, col. 7) in Monroe Co. GA. His
Will was prepared February 1, 1858. He married Martha Grant
at the house of Levi Speights, March 14, 1824, by Sterling
Bass, Esq. He may have married again. He is shown in
the 1820 census living in Baldwin Co.
9. 2 i Mary or Polly, the only daughter of Robert and Deborah left no record that we could find, not even who or if she married, though she is mentioned in her fathers will. There is some research, unconfirmed, that she married John Russell, March 4, 1811 in Amite Co., Mississippi.
+ 11 x Shadrach McGinty,
b. circa 1792 - 1795, d. 1843 in Jones Co., GA.
He married Mary Lamar,
August 5, 1818 in Putnam Co., GA having been guardian of her younger brother, A.
Richardson and sister, Caty after her father, James Lamar died. Mary was born in
1803. He served in the War of 1812.
Shadrach shows in the 1820 census in Wilkinson Co., GA and in the 1830 census in
Bibb Co., GA. He was in Jones Co.
after 1830 and is listed in a sheriff’s sale of 101 acres of his land.
He was in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1834 as part of the City’s “Board
of Visitors”. Family legend says
that he was a Baptist minister. He
moved to Jones Co., GA and received a land lottery grant in 1826.
He also got a second grant as a soldier in the militia.
He is shown in the Monroe Co., GA census of 1840 with three males and two
females in his household. There is a land sale totaling 362 acres that he made
in Monroe Co., GA in 1838. The buyer was Chosen Boynton. When he died in 1843,
his surviving family moved over to Dallas Co., Alabama to be near their Lamar
13 xii Abednego McGinty,
b. ca. 1795-1800, d. unknown. He
is shown in Baldwin Co. (Milledgeville, GA) in 1822 with his mother, Deborah and
father, Robert. He relocated to Decatur
Co. (Bainbridge, GA) before 1824 and lived there until after 1832. He was the tax collector in Decatur Co. in 1824. 232 acres of
his land in Decatur Co. was sold in a sheriff’s sale. There is a general index
card in the National Archives showing
that he was a Corporal in Wimberly’s Regiment, Georgia Militia, in the
Seminole War, 1817 – 1818. The Military Record Book of 1829-1841, p.83 located in the Georgia
Department of Archives where he is listed as a Colonel in the 88th
Regiment of the Georgia Militia (Early County Georgia), Commissioned on August
27, 1835. To attain the rank of
Colonel indicates that he spent a great deal of his career serving in the
Georgia Militia. He was the
commanding officer at Ft. Gaines (est. 1816) in Early Co., GA in 1836. He is listed in the 1840 Early County census with a son under 5 and
a daughter 10-15. No wife is listed. This part of Early Co. is now Clay Co. (1854). This was on
the extreme frontier at the time and there were many problems with hostile
Indians. There are letters that he wrote to the Gov. of Georgia asking for
workable muskets for his men and other needs. Early Co. is in extreme southwest
Georgia, next to Seminole Co., and near the Florida border. It is interesting to note that the second Seminole War
started in 1835 and lasted for seven years. Also of note is that his older
brother, Washington, served in the first Seminole War in 1818.
There is an A. McGinty, born in GA who shows up in a later census in Macon Co.
AL as the Postmaster. The birth dates and children match. Could be
him. Macon Co. AL is not too far from Early Co. GA.
There is an A. McGinty, born in GA who shows up in a later census in Macon Co. AL as the Postmaster. The birth dates and children match. Could be him. Macon Co. AL is not too far from Early Co. GA.
13. + 14 xiii Josiah McGinty, the last of the twelve sons, was born ca 1800. He married Marion Penelope Russ in 1825 and had a family of three sons and two daughters. R.R., Jeremiah, Perry, Marion Elvena, and Mariale Penelope. In 1830, he is listed in the Pike Co., GA census and later in the 1850 census in Bibb Co., GA. There are no other records on his family known at this time. In 1830 he is listed in the Pike County, GA. census and later in 1850 he had moved to Bibb County, GA.
2. James McGinty was born in Pennsylvania about 1755 and also remained in Mecklenburg County, though we find him getting land in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1785. The U.S. Census of 1790 list him as living in Mecklenburg County, District 15, down in the corner of the county, The census listed James with two boys under 16, and three girls. In 1800 he is found in Iredell County, NC. In 1801 he purchased 250 acres. He is found in other land records of Iredell Co., NC.
3. John2 McGinty was born ca. 1760 probably in Pennsylvania. Date of death and to whom he was married is not known. This John was possibly married twice, though we have not found any marriage records. His oldest son John A. McGinty was born in 1779. Since he was a soldier in the American Revolution, from North Carolina, we can assume that he was married first in North Carolina and possibly second in Georgia. (Georgia Lee McGinty's line is descended from this John). (See sketch on Alexander McGinty.)
4. Joseph McGinty birth date unknown could have also been known as Joseph Alexander McGinty. There is mention in the "The Tunis Hood Family History, by Dellmann O. Hood that an Alexander McGinty was married to a Lydia Hood. In 1813 he received a State Grant of 22 acres in Mecklenburg County, NC. on Back Creek.
3. Joseph3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Georgia about 1777. died. probably in Mississippi, date unknown. Married (1) Elizabeth? (2) Louise Scroggins (3) Melissa Shaw (these marriages come from an unconfirmed source). He witnessed a deed in Warren Co., GA. 31 August 1797 (Warren Co. GA. Deed Book A, p. 603). There is no record of his marriage or death, but there is mention of a family in 1803. He was baptized into the Island Creek Church, March 1, 1800. In 1803, he received two draws in the land lottery, showing that he was married at the time. He has a military record and a report dated April 13, 1804, that reads: "Joseph McGinty, Sergeant to Captain Graybill's Company, Hancock Co, being duly called as a delinquent for not attending the muster of officers on the 6th, is fined three dollars". In December 1805, he left the Island Creek Church and possibly departed at this time for Amite Co., Mississippi. He is found in the Zion Baptist Church in Amite Co. (History of Amite County in two volumes), and also listed on land tax records and the census. In the census of 1810, he is listed with nine slaves and a family of grown children. Two of his girls were married in this church and some of his sons are mentioned in the church minutes. Rev. Thomas Mercer and his family came to Mississippi with Joseph at this time. Some of his children were James, possibly Basil, Joseph, Polly (Mary) and Elizabeth. There could have been more. Joseph's land records show two draws in Hancock Co. in the Land Act of May 11, 1803, for a fee of $8.10. He sold this land after moving to Mississippi. In the Amite Co. tax report of 1816, Joseph Jr., his son is shown with 154 acres, and paid taxes of $307.00. In the Amite Co. tax report of 1825, Joseph (or Jr.) had 70 acres and paid taxes of $98.00. He is found in the Madison Co., Mississippi census of 1830.
Joseph MCGINTY had the following children:
15 i. James M.4 MCGINTY .
16 ii. Basil MCGINTY .
17 iii. Joseph MCGINTY .
18 iv. Mary MCGINTY
6. Robert3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Georgia about 1782. Robert died in Grimes Co., TX. Married (1) (Eleanor?) Penelope Moore, July 5, 1807 in Hancock Co., Georgia, (2) Eleanna (last name unknown). She was from Maryland and they were married before 1850. He had one draw in the Ocmulgee Lands of 1806. Robert and Penelope were baptized at the Island Creek Baptist Church on December 1, 1837 and they departed by letter on October 24, 1835, but Robert returned in 1851. Penelope probably had died or something else happened before 1851 because she did not re-join with him. We know that they did raise a very large family. Robert is shown married to a second wife, Eleanna, in the 1850 census and she re-joined Island Creek with him as Elan as shown on the church records. She came by letter from another Baptist church. Robert is shown as a house carpenter in the 1850 census. Robert did receive two land draws in Baldwin Co., GA under the Act of 1820 and he must have settled there on the eastern edge of the County, just a few miles from Island Creek Church in Hancock Co. There are many references to him in Milledgeville, Georgia as an executor of estates. He was a county commissioner there. Two of his sons appear on the church records and later these same two, John Moore McGinty and William Augustus McGinty, joined him when he moved to Texas, taking his letter out of Island Creek Church, September 7, 1853. John Moore McGinty and his wife, Mary L. Brown McGinty are later found in Central Texas on the Brazos River. William and his wife Lucinda came to TX at the same time. It is thought that Robert died in Grimes Co., Texas, and the date as yet unknown.
Robert MCGINTY and Penelope MOORE had the following children:
+ 20 i. William Augustus4 MCGINTY was born July 2, 1809.
+ 21 ii. John Moore MCGINTY was born November 10, 1823.
7. Thomas3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkes Co., GA September 29, 1784. Thomas died about 1868 in Morehouse Parish, LA. He was raised in Hancock Co. and married Sarah Castleberry, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Castleberry, in 1804. They produced a large family of eight girls and three boys. Four of his sons fought in the Civil War, Cornelius, Richard W., John T, and Sidney F. The Island Creek Church records show that both of them were baptized into that church on September 1, 1804. He had two land lottery draws in the Ocmulgee Lands in 1806. On July 2, 1808, they took out their letters and moved to Wilkinson Co., GA. and raised a large family of ten children.
The story of Thomas in
Wilkinson Co. has been told partly in The History of Wilkinson County by Victor Davidson and partly by
other sources. Thomas McGinty was
one of the first settlers in that part of Wilkinson Co., on the west side of the
Old Indian Boundary Line when the limits of the county were extended by the
Legislature following the Treaty of Washington in 1805.
He made his home on the “Ridge” separating Commissioner and Big Sandy
Creeks, where the old Hartford Road crosses the Irwinton and Macon Highway. With
him were families connected by blood and marriage including the Gays and the
Castleberrys. Together these Baptists from Wilkes Co. early settlements, and
then from Hancock Co. and Baldwin Counties, organized the Ramah Church, and
Thomas was one of the charter members; having at his own expense built the
church on his land. In 1810 he was selected by the Georgia Legislature as one of
the Commissioners from Wilkinson Co. to construct the Hartford Road from
Hartford in Pulaski Co. to Milledgeville, the State Capital. There was an urgent
necessity of building this road with the least possible delay in order to avert
the great crisis about to confront Georgia.
Hartford at the time was a frontier town situated at the head of
navigation on the Ocmulgee River. British
agents, stationed beyond the Ocmulgee were constantly stirring up trouble with
the Creek Indians. This road became
necessary so that troops, artillery and ammunition could be rushed to Hartford
as well as other points. The assignment of this task shows the confidence of the
Legislature in his ability and his patriotism. It was necessary to draft able bodied men subject to such
duties, assign into squads, direct clearing of the underbrush, the cutting of
the big trees to a level with the ground, the leveling of the rough places, the
making passable of boggy places and streams, and all the other things essential
to the construction of a road through “forest primeval”. Recently, when the John Ball chapter of the DAR erected the marker
on the Old Hartford Road, the site of his old home was selected.
Thomas MCGINTY and Sarah CASTLEBERRY had the following children:
22 i. Polly4 MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA November 6, 1806.
23 ii. Mary Anne MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA January 8, 1808.
24 iii. Elizabeth Jones MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA September 28, 1809.
+ 25 iv. Millie MCGINTY was born January 17, 1811.
+ 27 vi. William Jones MCGINTY was born June 22, 1814.
28 vii. Nancy MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA August 23, 1816.
29 viii. Jackson MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA January 15, 1818.
+ 30 ix. Deborah MCGINTY was born August 17, 1818.
31 x. Catherine MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA January 26, 1822.
8. George Washington3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkes Co., GA. about 1786. Washington died March 14, 1874 in Randolph Co., Ala. Married 1st Nancy Thompson October 26, 1810, 2nd Tabitha Moore, daughter of Ephraim Moore, August 12, 1813, 3rd Naomi Moore and 4th Elizabeth Harrington Northrop, April 22, 1838 in Chambers Co., Ala., Samuel Roth pastor.
It is almost certain
that Washington’s first wife was Nancy Thompson.
On October 26. 1810, a marriage license was issued in Hancock Co.,
Georgia for Washington to marry Nancy. Also,
on September 1, 1810, the minutes of the Island Creek Baptist Church have an
entry that “application was made by Brother Washington McGinty for a letter
for Sister Nancy”, and that it was granted.
Also of note is that the pastor of this church was Benjamin Thompson who
was probably the father or possibly brother of Nancy.
Naomi Moore, another
possible wife, does not show by name on any known records directly linking her
to Washington. If she actually
existed, she could have been the daughter of Ephriam Moore, father of Tabitha,
whose Will in Hancock Co., Georgia, dated July 7, 1801, mentions Tabitha by name
but does not mention a Naomi. It is
interesting that one of the children by whoever the wife is named Naomi Elvira
McGinty. Was she named for her mother? Also,
as mentioned before, her step-grandson, Wiley P. McGinty Sr. (1865-1957) said
that she, being his step-grandmother, was named Naomi Elvira McGinty. It is also
possible that Naomi was not a Moore and was from another family.
He was known as
“Washington”, the 6th son of Robert McGinty and Ann Moore.
His father, Robert was a prominent Baptist minister in Georgia.
When he was a young man, he accompanied his father on trips through the
Indian lands, receiving a passport in 1808 from the Governor of Georgia to
travel to the Creek Nation.
He married Tabitha Moore,
daughter of Ephraim Moore, August 12, 1813 in Baldwin Co., Georgia.
A lifelong Baptist,
Washington often was at odds with fellow church members.
The 1814 minutes of Island Creek Baptist Church in Hancock Co., Georgia
shows that he was excluded for “drinkingness, swearing and a neglect of
attending church – excommunicated without a dissenting voice”.
In 1816, he was restored to membership having “admitted the correctness
of the charges” for his expulsion.
He joined the Ramah Baptist Church in Wilkerson Co., Georgia in 1817. Both he and Tabitha show on the membership roll between 1809 – 1819. The Ramah church was founded in 1809 as a primitive Baptist church. Like other Baptist churches of the day, Ramah was involved in the dispute over Indian reform, missions and the encouragement to abolish slavery. When the church separated over these issues, Ramah became associated with the newly formed denomination, the Primitive Baptist. Thomas McGinty, b. September 29, 1784, Washington’s brother is listed as one of the founders. Thomas was also elected to the Georgia Legislature in 1809. He died in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana at age 84.
In 1818, at the age of 32, Washington was drafted to serve in the Seminole Indian War in Florida in the unit commanded by Captain David Childs. There were actually three Seminole wars and he served in the first one. It was short, beginning in December 1817 when General Andrew Jackson received orders to move into the area where fierce Seminole Indians, some discontented Creek and groups of escaped slaves and vagabonds had been raiding settlements north of the Florida/Georgia border. Jackson's army defeated them and pursued them into northwest Florida. The war was over in 1818. Washington was honorably discharged on April 07, 1818. On November 11, 1850, when he was 64 years old, he made a declaration for the purpose of obtaining Bounty Land under a recent "Act Granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in Military service of the United States", passed September 28, 1850. He received 40 acres.
On October 27, 1855 at age
69, he applied for additional Bounty Land under the act approved on March 03,
1855. He was granted an additional 120 acres for a total of 160
He is shown on the 1820
census in Wilkinson Co., Georgia along with his father and several of his
He is shown in the 1830
census in Pike Co., Georgia along with his father and several brothers.
It is thought that his first wife, Tabitha died prior to this because her
name is not shown in the census.
Washington moved his family to Chambers Co., Alabama.
This part of eastern Alabama now embraced by Chambers, Randolph,
Tallapoosa, Lee, Macon and Russell counties was owned and occupied by the Creek
Indians up until 1832 and was almost unbroken wilderness.
Up until this time only a few hardy pioneers had ventured into the land
occupied by the red men and they had come since Alabama was admitted to the
Union in 1819. On March 24, 1832,
at Cusseta, Georgia, the Indians signed a treaty by which they ceded the land to
the United States. A tide of
immigration began to flow into the new territory, now called “New Alabama”.
This movement began in the spring of 1832 and continued for several
years. The government had the land
surveyed as rapidly as possible. When
the Alabama General Assembly met in its 1832-33 session, it organized the new
counties mentioned above.
Washington was one of the first McGinty's into the "New Alabama" territory. He established our family in the area that became known as McGinty's Crossroads and then McGinty, Alabama. It is now part of Valley, Alabama. It is interesting to note that there are no records showing his initial land holdings. There are no deed records in the Chambers Co. Deed Book No. 1 - 1834 to 1876 in his name. According to the census, all of his children who were born in Chambers Co. were born in Osanippa, Alabama, which is near River View. He may have settled here initially and the family moved to the McGinty, Alabama farm later.
On April 28, 1838,
Washington married the widow, Elizabeth C. Harrington Northrop, daughter of
Jepta Harrington in Chambers Co., Georgia. Jepta was a well to do citizen and is
shown as owning 33 slaves in the 1840 Chambers Co., Alabama census. Elizabeth
was formerly married to a Northrop. On August 21, 1846, Washington is listed as
a charter member of the Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church.
In 1850, Ephesus Church charged Washington with accusing Tyre Freeman and
Levin Moore (believed to be his brother-in-law), commissioners of the township
school fund, of dealing unjustly with him in the distribution of school funds.
After “laboring with him according to the order of the Gospel” the
church excommunicated Washington for refusing to give satisfaction.
A successful farmer, he is shown in the 1840 census in Chambers Co., Alabama with 7 white males and 9 white females in his household along with 10 slaves. The ages are also shown but no names appear. A letter written by his grandson, John Franklin McGinty in 1930 and published in “A Twig of the McGinty Family Tree” by Garnie McGinty, says that Washington was married 4 times and also that he was a “cancer doctor of some fame, and very successful in the treatment of that disease”. In those days, a person might be a self appointed “doctor or dentist” without formal training. Washington’s son, Pinckney H. McGinty, was also a dentist.
Washington is shown on the 1850 census of Chambers Co., Alabama as a Farmer with wife, Elisabeth, 45 (born in S.C.), Narcissa E. 19 (born in GA), Pinckney 10, James 8, Missoura A.6 and Salina A. 2. His worth is shown as $2,000.00
In March of 1853, a
document shows that Washington sold some land in Berlin, Chambers Co., Alabama
area to Brokaw and Clemmens for $500.00.
He is shown again in the 1860 census as a farmer at age 74, living with wife Elizabeth and four children, Pinckney 21, James 19, Missouri 16 and Salina 12. His worth is shown as $1500.00.
He is shown in the 1870 census at age 84, as head of the household living with his daughter, Narcissa Carpenter and her two children, Elisabeth and William. Narcissa's husband Franklin Carpenter died in 1869. Washington was not living with his wife, Elizabeth at this time. She is shown living with her Son, Pinckney.
He died March 14, 1874 in
Randolph Co., Alabama, probably then living at the home of one of his children. His body was taken back to McGinty, Alabama where it lay in
state and he was buried in Fairview Cemetery.
He left no formal Will or testament.
According to a document dated March 30, 1874, concerning his estate, he
still owned the 160 acres received as Bounty for serving in the military and it
was valued at $300.00. In this document, his heirs were listed as Elizabeth, his
widow, and children, Nancy Means, Robert McGinty, William McGinty, Frank
McGinty, George W. McGinty, Narcissa Carpenter, Dora Ann Harroll, Pinckney H.
McGinty, Missouri A. Webb and Salina A. Webb.
The administrator of his estate was son-in-law, John A. Webb
According to relatives Rev. Basil B. McGinty and Wiley P. McGinty Sr., except for a cedar tree, which eventually became an old stump, his grave at Fairview Cemetery was unmarked for over 100 years, the knowledge of it’s location preserved by Basil and Wiley. Sometime in the 1980’s it was marked with a headstone.
Washington MCGINTY and Nancy THOMPSON had no known children:
Washington MCGINTY and Tabitha MOORE had the following children:
+ 32 iii. Franklin MCGINTY b.
1815, Macon, Georgia, d. unknown. One
source says that he lived to be an old bachelor before marrying. Another says
he married a sister of John Means. John had married his sister, Nancy. He
remained in the Macon, GA area when his brother left for Alabama. He spent his
life as a lumber and timber dealer.
33 iv. Nancy MCGINTY b. 1817, Macon, Georgia, d. unknown. She married John Means. They lived in Barnesville, Pike Co., Georgia and raised a large family all of who were said to be “reliable and prominent citizens”. She was the Mother of Joshua S. McGinty who died in the Civil War.
Joshua enlisted as a Private in Company
"A" of the 14th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment on July 26,
1861. He was 18 years old. See the complete history of the 14th
Alabama under the notes on Pinckney H. McGinty. In January of 1862 he
was listed on the military records as "sick at Fredericksburg" and
he died February 5, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia. His mother, Nancy B.
McGinty received his back pay consisting of 4 months and 5 days pay at $11.00
per month, the balance on his first commutation of $4.00 and his 2nd clothing
allowance of $25.00. The total was $74.83 and it was paid to her August
1, 1862. [His records are in the National Archives]
36 George Washington4 MCGINTY
b. ca. 1827 in Georgia. The 1870 Alabama
census shows Geo. W. McGinty, age 44 living in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
living with wife Mary, age 39 and three children: George, age 13, Sarah, age
5, Mary, age 8. His wife Mary could have been Mary Adeline Davis. The 1880
census of Morehouse Parish show George, age 52 with wife Julia, age 37,
Lizzie, age 19, Adeline, age 15. Julia was probably Julia Sawyer. Both wives
are mentioned on his tombstone. He was a private in the Hancock Co. Calvary in 1836.
He married Lavitus Rowe, November 1, 1838 in Hancock Co., Wm. A.
McGinty, Justice of the Peace.
36a. Elizabeth S. McGinty b. about 1830. She married Frank Carpenter, July 2, 1850 in Chambers County, Ala. Shows up with her husband Frank in the 1850 Chambers County census, but apparently died soon after their marriage for Franklin Carpenter married her sister Elenora Narcissus McGinty.
37 vii. Elenora Narcissus MCGINTY
b. 1831(this year
confirmed), Georgia, d. unknown. She married Frank CARPENTER
March 5, 1852.
The pastor was W. D. Harrington. He was the brother of her stepmother,
Elizabeth Harrington. Franklin
Carpenter died in 1869 and Narcissa and her two children moved into the home
of her father, Washington.
38 ii. Dorian MCGINTY b.
1834(confirmed in 1850 census) in Georgia, d. unknown.
She married James S. Howard in Chambers
Co., November 22, 1849. Jesse
Carpenter, J.P. was the pastor. In a document dated 1874, she is shown as an
heir to her father’s estate under the married name of Harroll.
Washington McGinty and Elizabeth Harrington Northrop has the following children:
+ 39 viii. Pickney Harrington MCGINTY was born July 6, 1839, Osanippa, Chambers Co., Ala, died January 8, 1918 in Beulah, Chambers Co., Ala.. He married Celia Tolen Pitts on September 11, 1860 in Chambers Co., AL, W. D. Harrington, and pastor. She was b. January 02, 1839, d. February 18, 1915. They are both buried in the Beulah Baptist Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama.
40 ix. James M. MCGINTY was born in Chambers Co., Ala about 1841. He married Martha SPINDLIN July 18, 1869. He died May 15, 1862. James enlisted as a Private in Company “A” of the 14th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment on September 9, 1861. He was 20 years old. The complete history of the 14th Alabama is recounted under the notes on Pinckney H. McGinty. James was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 3 in Richmond, Virginia, May 10, 1862 with “Remittent Fever”. He died 5 days later. [These records are in the National Archives]
41 x. Missoura A. MCGINTY was born in Osanippa, Chambers Co., Ala May 18, 1844. Missoura died February 22, 1907 at 62 years of age. She married Bluford W. WEBB in Alabama. Before she was married to Bluford Webb she was married to a Mr. Foster.
42 xi. Salina A. MCGINTY was born in Osanippa, Chambers Co., GA about 1848. She married John WEBB March 7, 1867. Salina (pronounced "Sa-Line-ey") married John Andrew Jackson Webb, a Confederate Army veteran. They were married in her father's, Washington McGinty's home. After the war, they married and settled down to farming and raising a family in Chambers County, Alabama. When Salina was young and still living in her father's house she had a Personal maid. After she was married she said "she was her own slave". She was a fun loving gal and one got "churched" or censored by the Beulah Baptist Church for buck dancing, which she loved to do. Buck dancing is a very energetic form of "clogging". After she and her sister apologized they were reinstated. She died March 21, 1932 in Tallapossa County, Alabama.
9. Isaac 3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkes Co., GA about 1787. He married first Sarah Samples July 7, 1807 in Baldwin County, Georgia. He married second, Mary Malone, February 2, 1832 in Pike County, Georgia.
Isaac McGinty and Sarah Samples had the following children:
9a. Shadrach L.4 McGinty, born May 7, 1815 in Georgia
10. William3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) the eighth son, was born in Hancock Co., ca 1792, died after 1858 as his Will was prepared February 1, 1858. His first wife's name is unknown, but they had three children, Robert, Elijah and Lewis. His second wife was Martha Grant, they had six sons and four girls. They married in Baldwin Co., Ga. at the house of Levi Speights 14 March 1824. They both joined the Island Creek Church in 1827. They moved to Monroe County, GA, around 1835 and affiliated with the church there. He is shown in the 1820 census living in Baldwin Co. One of these sons, John Thomas was Editor of the Monroe Advertiser , a schoolteacher and was Ordinary of Monroe Co., GA for many years. William’s grandson, George Banks McGinty was Secretary of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C. It is interesting to note that in William’s Will, he specifically mentions John T. as follows; “It is my will that my son, John shall not come in for any part of my Estate as I have provided him with a liberal education which I consider equal to what the balance of my children will get”. As it turned out, John T. was very successful in his life. William served in the War of 1812. William and Thomas were executors of their father's will. His son, John Thomas, was Ordinary for Monroe County for many years, and his son, Banks, became Secretary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., and was in Who's Who in America at the time.
There is an article in the Georgia Journal, December 16, 1817, saying that William and Levin Moore (father of Ann Moore who was wife of William Pitts McGinty) were drafted into the 1st Regiment of the Georgia Militia but had not joined the company. A reward of $5 was being offered for their delivery to Ft. Hawkins which is present day Hawkinsville, GA in Pulaski Co. William and the first wife Martha joined the Island Creek Baptist Church by experience, he in 1827 and she in December of the same year. He is shown in the 1830 census living in Baldwin Co. He and the second wife Martha left this church by letter in October 1835 having moved to Baldwin Co., Georgia. He was a member of the Grand Jury in that county in 1835. He was living back in Monroe Co. in 1858 and this land is mentioned in his Will as “the land I currently live on”. He owned several slaves and they were given to his wife and children in his Will.
is information from the Civil War Rosters of Georgia by
Lillian Henderson, regarding four of William's sons:
William MCGINTY and Martha GRANT had the following children:
+ 44 ii. Cornelius MCGINTY was born March 22, 1828.
46 iv. Alfred Clayton MCGINTY was born in Monroe Co., GA about 1834.
47 v. Elisha MCGINTY was born in Monroe Co., GA ABOUT 1835.
+ 48 vi. Richard Wilde MCGINTY was born July 2, 1838.
50 viii. Emily MCGINTY was born in Monroe Co., GA about 1842.
+ 52 x. John Thomas MCGINTY was born October 28, 1846.
William MCGINTY had the following children:
+ 53 xi. Elijah MCGINTY was born about 1819.
54 xii. Robert MCGINTY was born in Georgia about 1820. He married Jemima MOORE.
55 xiii. William Lewis MCGINTY was born in Georgia about 1823.
11. Shadrack3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1)was born in Wilkes Co., GA about 1792. Shadrack died about 1843 in Jones Co., GA. He married Mary LAMAR in Putman Co., GA, August 5, 1818.
Shadrack MCGINTY and Mary LAMAR had the following children:
56 i. Nancy4 MCGINTY
57 ii. John MCGINTY
58 iii. James MCGINTY
+ 59 iv. Robert Henry MCGINTY was born April 17, 1824.
14. Josiah3 MCGINTY (Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkes Co., GA about 1800. He married Marion Penelope RUSS in Georgia, about 1825.
Josiah MCGINTY and Marion Penelope RUSS had the following children:
61 ii. Jeremiah MCGINTY was born in Georgia about 1828. He married in June 11, 1850, wife's name unknown.
20. William Augustus4 MCGINTY (Robert3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Hancock Co., TX July 2, 1809. William died March 17, 1894 in Texas, at 84 years of age. He married Lucretia ARNOLD in Hancock Co., GA, August 1, 1833.
65 i. John Robert5 MCGINTY was born in Hancock Co., GA April 25, 1834.
+ 66 ii. William Marion MCGINTY was born September 21, 1837.
67 iii. Thomas Jefferson MCGINTY was born January 26, 1840.
71 vii. Samuel Americus MCGINTY was born September 18, 1845. He married Julia E. MONTGOMERY December 25, 1868.
72 viii. Vespucius Jones MCGINTY was born August 13, 1848.
21. John Moore4 MCGINTY (Robert3 Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Hancock Co., GA November 10, 1823. John died June 13, 1888 in Grimes Co., TX, at 64 years of age. His body was interred June 14, 1868 in Grimes Co., TX, Harmony Cemetery, Grimes Co., TX. He married Mary Loretta BROWN.
73 i. Robert R.5 MCGINTY was born in Hancock Co., GA March 10, 1845. Robert died October 12, 1898 in Grimes Co., TX, at 53 years of age.
74 ii. Mary P. MCGINTY was born in Hancock Co., GA About 1847.
75 iii. Martha Ann MCGINTY was born in Hancock Co., GA about 1848.
76 iv. John Thomas MCGINTY was born in Hancock Co., GA about 1851. John died December 28, 1927 at 76 years of age.
77 v. Benjamin H. MCGINTY was born in Georgia April 13, 1853.
78 vi. David MCGINTY was born in Grimes Co., TX about 1857. David died about 1865 in Grimes Co., TX.
79 vii. Addis MCGINTY was born in Grimes Co., TX about 1859. Addis died about 1875 in Grimes Co., TX.
+ 80 viii. Richard Junis MCGINTY was born about 1861.
25. Millie4 MCGINTY (Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkinson Co., GA January 17, 1811. Millie died April 15, 1883 at 72 years of age. She married William M. COOPER in Georgia, about 1830.
81 i. Mary Jane5 COOPER was born September 11, 1832.
82 ii. Sarah A. COOPER was born September 23, 1834.
84 iv. Emily A. M. COOPER was born October 23, 1839.
85 v. Nancy COOPER was born October 21, 1841.
86 vi. James M. COOPER was born December 30, 1843.
88 viii. Gattie W. COOPER was born November 12, 1849.
27. William Jones4 MCGINTY (Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkinson Co., GA June 22, 1814. William died June 1896 in Ringgold, LA, at 81 years of age. His body was interred Springhill Cemetery. He married Martha DAVIDSON in Georgia, about 1835.
+ 89 i. Mary Ann5 MCGINTY was born December 30, 1836.
90 ii. Thomas J. MCGINTY was born in Wilkinson Co., GA ABOUT 1838. Thomas died about 1863.
91 iii. Zadockmal MCGINTY was born in Cobb Co., GA about 1840.
92 iv. James R. MCGINTY was born in Cobb Co., GA ABOUT 1842.
93 v. Amanda MCGINTY was born in Cobb Co., GA about 1845. She married Davis BROWN.
+ 95 vii. Robert Dean MCGINTY was born March 28, 1850.
+ 96 viii. William Gibson MCGINTY was born July 21, 1852.
+ 97 ix. Joseph B. MCGINTY was born December 9, 1854.
30. Deborah4 MCGINTY (Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Wilkinson Co., GA August 17, 1818. She married Milton D. SLEDGE.
98 i. Millie5 SLEDGE
99 ii. Collin SLEDGE
100 iii. Jim SLEDGE
101 iv. Mary Ann SLEDGE
102 v. Susie SLEDGE
103 vi. John SLEDGE
32. Frank4 MCGINTY (Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Georgia about 1815.
Frank MCGINTY had the following children:
104 i. Maria5 MCGINTY was born in Georgia.
105 ii. L. MCGINTY
34. William Pitts4 MCGINTY (Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Georgia June 4, 1819. William died January 1, 1901 in Riverside, Chambers, Ala, at 81 years of age.
William Pitt, also known
as “Billie”, moved to Alabama with his father, George Washington when he was
about 15 years old. When he became
an adult, he bought the farm at McGinty’s Crossroads. It is unclear as to
whether he bought this farm from his father or acquired it in other ways.
He married Mary Ann Freeman, the daughter
of Rev. Tyre Freeman. Soon after
her death, he married 16 year old Ann Moore, daughter of Levin and Penelope
Patterson Moore, early Chambers Co. pioneers.
It is from Penelope’s father, Wiley Patterson, that the name Wiley and
Patterson of Wiley Patterson McGinty Sr. originates. Levin Moore and William
Pitt McGinty are buried in the McGinty plot at Fairview Cemetery, very near the
“Crossroads” of River and Columbus Road.
Note that the William Pitt McGinty tombstone is inscribed W.P. McGinty
Sr. This is interesting since there
was no William Pitt Jr. Apparently,
since his initials were W.P., the same as Wiley Patterson, and he was older, he
preferred W.P. Sr. It was then
common for men to use their initials rather than their actual names.
It is interesting to
note that William Pitt second wife; Ann Moore was the daughter of Levin and
Penelope Moore. Ann’s father,
Levin Moore was the son of Ephriam and Nancy Moore.
William Pitt father, Washington McGinty, married Tabitha Moore who was
also the daughter of Ephriam Moore. Therefore, William Pitt and his wife, Ann
Moore were first cousins.
Pitt deeded five acres of his land to the church for the Fairview Cemetery in
which many early McGinty are buried today. It is located on the old Fairfax –
River View Road. Bethlehem Baptist
Church was at one time located across the road from this cemetery (this church
was founded and admitted to the Liberty Baptist Association in September 1837).
Until 1846 this church was the only one in the Valley.
There was a split in the church and the faction known as the Primitive
Baptist Church withdrew fellowship from the faction known as the Missionary
Baptist Church. The Primitive Baptists started their own church known as the
Ephesus Baptist Church. The first pastor was Tyre Freeman and William Pitt Father,
Washington McGinty was a charter member.
the census of 1840, he is living with his parents, Washington and Elizabeth
McGinty on their farm in Chambers Co. It is unclear where this farm was located.
There is some reference to Osanippa, Alabama which is nearby. His father
could have settled here initially after arrival from Georgia.
There was a deed, written on sheepskin, for at least part of the McGinty
land, dated June 1, 1850 and signed by Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the
United States, 1849-1850. This was
the land at McGinty’s Crossroads. The original home of his parents was a log
cabin and he was born there. He
lived at the McGinty Crossroads farm with his family until very late in life.
is shown on the 1850 census in Chambers Co. at age 31 living with his wife, Ann,
and children, Lucinthe (Lou Cynthia) 5, James M. 2 and Theodore 1.
He is shown in the 1860
census at age 41 with his wife, Ann, and children Lucinthe 15, James M. 12,
Theodore 11, Laura 8, Franklin 5 and William 1. Daughter, Tabitha, age 10, for
some reason does not show in the census.
1870 census finds him at age 51 with his wife, Ann, and children James Madison
22, Theodore 20, Laura Nancy 18, John Franklin 15, William Levin 11, George 9,
Wiley P. 6 and Mary Reece “Molly” 2. Tabitha, age 20, does not show in the
census. Perhaps she was married by
1880 at age 61, the census shows his wife Ann and all of the children in the
1870 census with the addition of Andrew J. 8.
It also shows Tabitha A. age 29.
Pitt is shown in the 1900 Chambers Co., AL census at age 80 living with the
family of his son, James Madison McGinty. He died the next year in 1901.
The above information was submitted to this website by Gerald K. McGinty, Sr. of St. Paul, MN.
William Pitts MCGINTY and (?) FREEMAN had the following child:
William Pitts MCGINTY and Ann M. MOORE had the following children:
107 ii. James Madison MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala September 30, 1847. James died February 19, 1920 in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala, at 73 years of age. He married Olive J. WEAVER in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala, Olive died June 24, 1913. They are both buried at Fairview Cemetery.
108 iii. Tabitha MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala May 24, 1850. Tabitha died June 12, 1924 at 76 years of age. She married twice. She married Marshall M. TOMMIE. She married 2nd J.B.F. LINDSEY. She is buried at Fairview Cemetery.
109 iv. Nancy Laura MCGINTY was born in Roanoke, Randolph Co., Ala October 11, 1853. Nancy died February 2, 1942, buried at Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery in the Sardis Community in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She married Steven Cullen BASS on November 26, 1878. He was born October 30, 1861 and died January 18, 1929, Photo
+ 110 v. John Franklin MCGINTY was born August 5, 1855. He married Laura Viola Spikes. February 25, 1885 in Chambers Co., AL, H. Wood pastor. (2) Mrs. Caper Long, April 14, 1925. “Mr. Frank” was educated and taught school in Chambers Co. until 1900 at which time he moved to Troop Co., GA where he farmed until 1913. He then moved to LaGrange. In 1930, at age 75, he was living in Chatsworth, GA. He and Laura had three children, Rupert, J. Roy and Roland.
111 vi. Theodicia MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala About 1849. Theodicia died about 1877.
+ 112 vii. William Leven MCGINTY was born August 23, 1859. Died October 19,
1937. He married Laura Virginia Eckles, January 16, 1887. She was born 1866 and
died about 1918.
They are both buried in the McGinty plot at Fairview Cemetery. He is the father
of Rev. Basil B. McGinty who contributed much to the McGinty family research.
Basil also purchased the old McGinty farm which had been sold earlier to
the Scales family and remodeled it completely, retaining some of the original
hand hewn timbers in the foundation.
This house was still there near the Fairview Cemetery in May 2001 and was
photographed by the author.
+ 113 viii. George Washington MCGINTY was born February 13, 1862. Died September 6, 1947. He married Francis Emma Handley, December 9, 1889.
+ 114 ix. Wiley Patterson MCGINTY was born January 22, 1865 in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala. Died March 30, 1957. He married Mollie Hinton Redd, December 1, 1893, He second married Tinnie Mae Hunt November 2, 1932 They are buried at Fairview Cemetery.
115 x. Mary MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala September 9, 1868.
Mary died about 1923. Mollie never married and late in life lived with her niece, Annie Ruth McGinty
Anderson in West Point, GA. The Easter morning chimney fire, in the Anderson
home, for which Ruth’s husband, Bill Anderson Sr., asked fire chief Novatus L.
Barker "not to sound the siren," occurred in the front, or in
“Aunt Mollies” room, as it had a week earlier on Palm Sunday. Mollie is
buried in the McGinty plot at Fairview Cemetery.
116 xi. Thomas Jefferson MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala about 1869.
+ 117 xii. Andrew Jackson MCGINTY was born December 2, 1872. He married Sarah Francis Murphy..
35. Robert Alexander4 MCGINTY (Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Georgia March 8, 1821. Robert died January 10, 1892 in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Ala, at 70 years of age. He married Jane Elizabeth SHARMAN in Russell Co., Ala, April 3, 1845. Both are buried at Wyatt-Fargason Cemetery near Camp Hill in Talopossa Co., Alabama
+ 118 i. James Alexander5 MCGINTY was born April 18, 1846.
+ 120 iii. Robert W. MCGINTY was born about 1849.
+ 121 iv. Calvin E. MCGINTY was born April 11, 1851.
+ 126 ix. William Franklin MCGINTY was born November 16, 1863.
+ 127 x. George Pickney MCGINTY was born July 9, 1866.
+ 128 xi. John Lee MCGINTY was born January 9, 1869.
39. Pickney Harrington4 MCGINTY (Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Osanippa, Chambers Co., Ala July 6, 1839. Pickney died January 8, 1918 in Beulah, Chambers, Ala, at 78 years of age. He married Cecila Tolen PITTS in Alabama. Cecila was born January 2, 1839 and died February 18, 1915. They are both buried in the Beulah Baptist Cemetery, Chamber County, Alabama.
Pinckney, or “Uncle
Pink” as his nephews and nieces called him was one of three McGinty’s that
enlisted as a Private in Company “A” of the 14th Alabama
Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He actually enlisted on April 7, 1862 sometime after the
other two, in Yorktown, Virginia. At
the time, his uncle, W.D. Harrington was the commander of Company A. this
regiment was known as the “Cusseta Grays”, named for Cusseta, Alabama, which
is a short distance from where he lived.
Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama in 1861. It was
raised under the call of the Confederacy for volunteers to serve three years or
for the duration of the war. It was ordered to Richmond, Virginia in October
1861. From there, the unit was
carried to Evansport, Virginia where the real service began. In January 1862,
the unit was transferred back to Richmond to recover from health problems
described as “camp sickness”. Then
in March 1862 orders were received to move to Yorktown. It fought with
distinction at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. At
Seven Pines and during the seven-day fight with McClellan before Richmond, the
Company suffered severely in killed and wounded.
At the opening of the seven days fight the last of June 1862, the Company
had 47 men for duty. During the
seven-day fight, the Surgeon sent eight men to the hospital.
Thirty-eight were killed or wounded, leaving only one man, and to-wit W.
A. Prather, to answer roll call. The
Company went from this fight through the battles of Second Manassas, Sharpesburg
and Booneboro without any commissioned officers.
In 1863, the Company was in all the important battles of the Army of
Northern Virginia. It was part of
the small force that fought at Salem Church, driving General Sedgewick across
the river, and preventing his flank movement towards Richmond. At Gettysburg and Deep Mine, Company “A” bore its part.
During the Fall of 1864 and into
1865 until the retreat from Petersburg, the Company fought daily.
In January and February 1865, the Company was in several engagements on
the right of Lee’s army. The
duties from January till the surrender at Appomattox was such to “try men’s
constitutions as well as their souls”. At
Appomattox, Company “A” surrendered her arms and afterward took the oath of
allegiance to the Country. [from the records of Stephen Hodge, 3rd
Sergeant. Elected to 1st
Lieutenant October 8, 1862 and promoted to Captain, June 2, 1864. He was still
living in Alabama in 1901]
Pinckney was captured
April 6, 1865 near High Springs, Virginia as Lee’s army retreated from
Petersburg and carried to prison in Newport News, Virginia.
He was released July 2, 1865. According
to his personal statement, he participated in 21 battles from Yorktown to the
siege of Petersburg. He also
claimed to have taken care of Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveller, at some point
during the war. The 14th
was always near Lee and he is said to have been very fond of his “Alabama
Boys”. As long as he lived, he kept a framed picture of Lee’s horse near
him. After Lee died in 1870, Traveller was taken on tour thru the
South for the veterans to gaze at once more.
Pinckney told many “war stories” to his family.
He would laugh and say “how we made those Yankees run!”
Pinckney was also a
well-known dentist and had an office with a “Barber Pole” which identified
the dentist office at that time.
On July 1, 1911, at age 72, Pinckney made an application for Relief of Confederate Soldiers under the act of the Alabama General Assembly passed April 24, 1911. The application claims that he was wounded at Yorktown and the 2nd Battle of Manassas and that he is unable to make a living because of age and infirmities. He showed 70 ˝ acres of land and personal property worth $397.00.
The above information was submitted to this website by Gerald K. McGinty, Sr. of St. Paul, MN.
130 ii. James THADEUS McGinty was born in Beulah, Chambers Co., Ala May 4, 1866. James died April 2, 1884 at 17 years of age.
+ 131 iii. William Washington MCGINTY was born December 8, 1871.
+ 133 v. Oscar Lee MCGINTY was born February 19, 1874.
+ 134 vi. John Luther MCGINTY was born September 26, 1877.
9a. Shadrack L. McGinty (Isaac3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born May 7, 1815 in Georgia. He married first Winifred Mary Davidson, November 24, 1836 in Monroe County, Georgia, daughter of James Davidson and Elizabeth. He married second Margaret Johnson, December 12, 1885 in Coffee County, Alabama.
10a. T. L. McGinty, born about 1838 in Georgia
11a. James L. McGinty born about 1840 in Georgia
+ 12a. Elizabeth A. S. McGinty born December 1843 in Georgia.
+ 13a. Lucinda Artemissy McGinty, born February 20, 1849, Georgia, died June 27, 1923, Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
14a. Benjamin F. McGinty, born about 1851in Georgia.
15a. William P. McGinty, born about 1854 in Coffee County, Alabama.
44. Cornelius4 MCGINTY (William3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Monroe Co., GA March 22, 1828. He married Sarah Francis CLEMENTS.
135 i. Cornelia5 MCGINTY was born about 1868.
136 ii. John MCGINTY was born April 4, 1870. John died February 8, 1914 at 43 years of age.
137 iii. W.E. MCGINTY was born November 26, 1871. W.E. died August 18, 1894 at 22 years of age.
48. Richard Wilde4 MCGINTY (William3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Monroe Co., GA July 2, 1838. Richard died June 24, 1918 in Meansville, Pike Co., GA, at 79 years of age. He married Emily Mildred CLEMENTS in Monroe Co., GA, March 1, 1866.
140 iii. Roberta Christine MCGINTY was born in Monroe Co., GA February 6, 1874. Roberta died June 13, 1876 in Monroe Co., GA, at 2 years of age.
143 vi. Annie Clifford MCGINTY was born in Monroe Co., GA March 29, 1885. Annie died February 20, 1904 at 18 years of age.
52. John Thomas4 MCGINTY (William3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Monroe Co./Baldwin Co., GA October 28, 1846. John died April 22, 1910 in Forsyth, Monroe Co., GA, at 63 years of age. He married Lou M. BANKS.
+ 144 i. Thomas Asbury5 MCGINTY was born January 15, 1868.
145 ii. George Banks MCGINTY was born September 8, 1868. George died February 16, 1937 at 68 years of age.
53. Elijah4 MCGINTY (William3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Georgia about 1819. He married Ann in Georgia, about 1840.
Elijah MCGINTY and Ann had the following children:
146 i. Mary A.5 MCGINTY was born about 1841.
147 ii. Francis E. MCGINTY was born about 1843.
148 iii. Amanda E. MCGINTY was born about 1845.
149 iv. Sarah L. MCGINTY was born about 1849.
59. Robert Henry4 MCGINTY (Shadrack3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Jones Co., GA April 17, 1824. Robert died December 19, 1896 in Moulton, TX, at 72 years of age. He married Eliza Jane LUCAS February 6, 1844.
150 i. John Henry5 MCGINTY was born in Catahoula Parish, LA December 1, 1846. John died about 1853.
153 iv. Susan E. MCGINTY was born in Catahoula Parish, LA February 22, 1854. Susan died November 1859 at 5 years of age.
155 vi. Robert MCGINTY was born in Union Co., Arkansas September 23, 1859. Robert died about 1864.
158 ix. Calhoun MCGINTY was born in Union Co., Arkansas November 5, 1866. Calhoun died September 9, 1886 at 19 years of age.
66. William Marion5 MCGINTY (William Augustus4, Robert3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Hancock Co., GA September 21, 1837. William died September 27, 1910 in Aspermont, Stonewall, TX, at 73 years of age. He married twice. He married Nancy Margaret DAVIDSON in Goliad, TX, February 17, 1868. He married Cornett (?) in TX, about 1890.
+ 160 i. William Preston5 MCGINTY was born December 23, 1870.
+ 161 ii. Marion MCGINTY was born December 30, 1872.
165 vi. James Burke MCGINTY was born in Copperas Cove, Coryell, TX November 23, 1881. James died October 1965 in Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX, at 83 years of age. He married Mary Anne BREEDEN in Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX, August 12, 1908.
12a. Elizabeth A. S.5 MCGINTY (Shadrach L.4 Isaac 3 Robert Earl2 John1) was born December 1843 in Georgia. She married Robert Wiley JONES. He was born 1838 in Georgia, and died February 9, 1881 in Coffee County, Alabama.
16a. George M.6 JONES born 1865
16b. Fannie JONES born 1868
16c. Melissa JONES born April 1869
16d Monroe JONES born 1874
16e Daniel Palestine JONES, born February 12, 1877 Coffee County, Alabama, died February 8 1957, McCullough, Escambia County, Alabama. Married Emma Frances Clark, December 10, 1897, Coffee County, Alabama. Emma was born September 22, 1881, Coffee County, Alabama and died January 30, 1936, McCullough, Escambia County, Alabama.
16f. Laura JONES, born September 1879, married Tolbert MONROE, in 1896.
13a. Lucinda Artemissy5 MCGINTY, (Shadrach L.4 Isaac 3 Robert Earl2 John1), born February 20, 1849 in Georgia. Married George Washington MACK about 1873 in Alabama, son of Ezra MACK and Charlotte DRISKELL. He was born January 21, 1848 in Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died April 28, 1928 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
17a. Ezra Richmond MACK, born October 24, 1872 in Bullock, Coffee County, Alabama, died January 2, 1929 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama. Married Lela Leona STRAUGHN, February 6, 1896 in Covington County, Alabama. Lela was born July 31, 1880 in Geneva County, Alabama and died July 1, 1956 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
17b. Shady Lewis MACK, born January 29, 1875 in Crenshaw County, Alabama and died March 17, 1946 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama. Married Mary Ellafair WIGGINS, February 19, 1903 in Covington County, Alabama. Mary was born January 8, 1886 in Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama and died October 22, 1974 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
17d. Charlotte MACK born May 30, 1880, Coffee County, Alabama, and died September 5, 1952. She married William Henry CARROLL, July 8, 1897 in Covington County, Alabama. William was born August 8, 1868 and died May 4, 1956.
17e. John J. MACK born July 30, 1883 in Coffee County, Alabama, and died November 22, 1957 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama. Married Martha Ella Woodham. Martha born September 13, 1886 and died November 18, 1953 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
17g. Alto L. MACK born July 25, 1886 in Coffee County, Alabama, died October 9, 1953 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama. Married Leona WOODHAM. Leona was born November 1, 1890 in Alabama and died January 10, 1978 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
17i. Leamon Everette MACK, born July 5, 1890, Covington County, Alabama and died September 7, 1948 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama. Married Amy KING who was born May 30, 1891 and died November 25, 1965 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama.
17j. Mary Sophronia MACK born December 27, 1892, Covington County, Alabama and died June 16, 1974 in Babbie, Covington County, Alabama. Married Barney J. WIGGINS, November 3, 1912. Barney was born March 12, 1888 and died May 15, 1956 in Covington County, Alabama.
Information on the above family submitted to this site by Brenda Smith Inlow.
71. Samuel Americus5 MCGINTY (William Augustus4, Robert3, Robert Earl2, John1) was born September 18, 1845.
He married Julia E. MONTGOMERY December 25, 1868.
228 i. Edna E.6 MCGINTY
229 ii. John William MCGINTY
230 iii. Julia MCGINTY
231 iv. Ermon MCGINTY
232 v. Alberta MCGINTY
233 vi. Thomas Jefferson MCGINTY
80. Richard Junis5 MCGINTY (John Moore4, Robert3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Grimes Co., TX about 1861. Richard died November 6, 1946 in Grimes Co., TX, at 85 years of age. He married Ida Mae LOFTIN in Grimes Co., TX, April 17, 1883.
169 i. Andrew M.6 MCGINTY was born in Harmony, Grimes Co., TX April 6, 1886. Andrew died January 28, 1965 in Harmony, Grimes Co., TX, at 78 years of age. He married Mamie Estella MASON in Grimes Co., TX, December 11, 1912.
170 ii. Richard B. MCGINTY was born in Grimes Co., TX August 1, 1890.
171 iii. Marie MCGINTY was born in Grimes Co., TX March 19, 1893.
172 iv. Joseph D. MCGINTY was born in Grimes Co., TX April 25, 1895.
173 v. Ernest Abe MCGINTY was born in Grimes Co., TX October 25, 1898
89. Mary Ann5 MCGINTY (William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Cobb Co., GA December 30, 1836. Mary died June 23, 1925 in Ringgold, LA, at 88 years of age. Her body was interred in Bienville Parish, LA, Springhill Cemetery. She married Francis M. JOLLEY about 1853.
174 i. Jefferson F.6 JOLLEY
175 ii. Robert Gibson JOLLEY
176 iii. William T. JOLLEY was born in Georgia June 9, 1854. William died June 16, 1937 at 83 years of age.
179 vi. Walter Joseph JOLLEY was born June 6, 1871. Walter died December 12, 1964 at 93 years of age. He married Eliza Jane HUCKABY February 1, 1889. Eliza was born December 6, 1871. Eliza died September 22, 1913 at 41 years of age.
95. Robert Dean5 MCGINTY (William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Cobb Co., GA March 28, 1850. Robert died March 12, 1926 in Ringgold, Bienville Parish, LA, at 75 years of age. He married three times. He married Arvy SMITH. He married 2nd Mary Scott MCCOY. He married 3rd Mahalia Conly COWART.
+ 180 i. Jackson Walthrop6 MCGINTY was born October 6, 1870.
+ 181 ii. Alonza Eugene MCGINTY was born June 17, 1873.
+ 182 iii. Arthur Levy MCGINTY was born December 20, 1875.
+ 183 iv. Robert Theodore MCGINTY was born November 5, 1878.
184 v. Emma MCGINTY was born in Ringgold, LA March 24, 1881. Emma died March 28, 1881 at less than one year of age.
185 vi. Charley MCGINTY was born in Ringgold, LA March 10, 1883. Charley died July 10, 1883 in Ringgold, LA, at less than one year of age.
186 vii. James Elwood MCGINTY was born in Ringgold, LA July 10, 1884. James died November 1, 1898 in Ringgold, LA, at 14 years of age.
Robert Dean MCGINTY and Mahalia Conly COWART had the following children:
Robert Dean MCGINTY and Mary Scott MCCOY had the following child:
96. William Gibson5 MCGINTY (William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Cobb Co., GA July 21, 1852. William died June 17, 1939 in Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA, at 86 years of age.
He married twice. He 1st married Emma SMITH. He 2nd married Mary Harriett KOLB in Ringgold, LA, March 2, 1881.
193 i. Eugene6 MCGINTY
194 ii. Oliver MCGINTY
195 iii. Geneva MCGINTY
William Gibson MCGINTY and Mary Harriett KOLB had the following children:
196 iv. Vivian Kolb MCGINTY was born in Rosita, Custer, Co December 19, 1881. Vivian died June 20, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona, at 71 years of age.
197 v. Charles Gibson MCGINTY was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX March 17, 1884.
198 vi. Albert Lee MCGINTY was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX February 28, 1886. Albert died April 12, 1966 in Reno, Nevada. He married Ethel Hale December 11, 1906.
199 vii. Ernest Alexander MCGINTY was born in Oakland, CA July 12, 1890. Ernest died May 6, 1949 in San Francisco, CA, at 58 years of age.
200 viii. Florida Gertrude MCGINTY was born in Oakland, CA April 21, 1891.
201 ix. Ella MCGINTY was born in Golden Gate, CA about 1892. Ella died August 1, 1892 in Golden Gate, CA, at less than one year of age.
202 x. Elizabeth MCGINTY was born in Golden Gate, CA about 1892. Elizabeth died August 1, 1892 in Golden Gate, CA, at less than one year of age.
203 xi. Earl Dodson MCGINTY was born in Los Gatos, CA July 27, 1893.
204 xii. Ruth Mary MCGINTY was born in Los Angeles, CA September 23, 1896.
205 xiii. Nila Evelyn MCGINTY was born in Salt Lake City, Utah February 24, 1902
97. Joseph B.5 MCGINTY (William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Marietta, Cobb Co., GA December 9, 1854. Joseph died December 12, 1956 at 102 years of age. He married Margaret L. TEMPLER about 1882.
206 i. Helene6 MCGINTY
207 ii. Dan MCGINTY
208 iii. Junior MCGINTY
209 iv. Marie MCGINTY
110. John Franklin5 MCGINTY (William Pitts4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala August 5, 1855. He married Laura Viola SIKES.
211 ii. John Roy MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala June 19, 1886. He married three times. He married 1st Vera Vashti EDWARDS. He married 2nd Myrtle FANDREN. He married 3rd Emma Cliffie THOMAS January 29, 1917.
112. William Leven5 MCGINTY (William Pitts4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala August 23, 1859. William died October 19, 1937 in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala, at 78 years of age. He married Laura Virginia ECKLES in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala, January 16, 1887.
113. George Washington5 MCGINTY (William Pitts4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala February 13, 1862. George died September 6, 1947 at 85 years of age. He married Francis Emma HANDLEY in Tallapossa Co., Ala, December 9, 1889.
217 i. Oriole6 MCGINTY was born in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Ala September 25, 1890.
219 iii. Lou Ella MCGINTY was born in Camp Hill, Chambers Co., Ala January 30, 1894. Lou died October 14,1898 in Camp Hill, Chambers Co., Ala, at 4 years of age.
114. Wiley Patterson5 MCGINTY (William Pitts4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala January 22, 1865. He died March 30, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. He married twice. He married 1st Mollie Hinton REDD December 1, 1893. He married 2nd Tinnie May HUNT November 2, 1932. Tinnie was born May 15, 1895 and died September 15, 1970.
Patterson was named after Wiley Patterson, his mother’s grandfather.
Wiley’s mother, Ann Moore was the daughter of Levin and Penelope
Patterson Moore, early Chambers Co. pioneers.
Penelope Patterson, Wiley’s mother-in-law, was the daughter of Wiley
Patterson (b. Orange Co., N.C., 1775, d. 1852), and Anna Herndon (b. Orange Co.,
N.C. 1778, d. 1853). Earlier
McGinty researchers speculated that the name “Wiley” in Wiley Patterson was
actually “Willie” and was later changed to Wiley. However, recent
discoveries of church records show that Patterson’s name was always Wiley.
was the eighth of eleven children born to William Pitt McGinty and Ann Moore.
He had three sisters and seven brothers.
He was born and grew up on the old McGinty farm, very near the present
day Fairview Cemetery in Valley, AL.
was born in 1865, in the final days of the Civil War. The last Confederate fort
to fall to the northern armies was at Ft. Tyler in West Point, Alabama, just up
the road from Wiley’s home. Less
than 300 rebels held off over two thousand northern troops during the siege
which lasted from March 22 until April 20, 1865.
This battle actually ended eleven days after the surrender at Appomattox.
After the War, the Valley was farm country with the property in the hands
of a few large landowners. Wiley
documented most of the farm locations, their owners and what happened to this
land during his lifetime. All of
this information is located in the archives at the H. Grady Bradshaw Chambers
County Library in Valley, AL.
started school in 1872 at the Center schoolhouse, located halfway between
Langdale and River View. It was a
one teacher school and there were about 40 students.
He finished the 10th grade at Beulah, AL and started working
on the family farm. When he was 21, he worked for Smith Brothers of River View.
Here, he operated their cotton gin, planning mill and grist mill.
In 1891, he built his home at McGinty Crossroads in River View.
In 1920, he helped construct a new River View Baptist Church building.
He had been a charter member of this church since it was founded in 1897.
the Civil War, several cotton mills were built in the area, along the
Chattahoochee River, which supplied the necessary water resources for power.
Wiley witnessed this industrial revolution in the area.
He was an excellent carpenter and helped construct some of the mills as
foreman of the carpenter department at Batson Cook Co., in West Point, AL.
After this, he was an independent contractor and later in life operated a
general store in the area. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1896 and
served in the position for 48 years. He
was then a Notary Public until 1953.
in life, he enjoyed weaving Afghans, rugs, place mats and hot pads by hand.
His hearing was declining and he had the speaker from his television set
removed and placed on a long cord that reached to his bed, close to his ear, so
that he could hear the programs.
sister of his first wife, Carrie Leonard Redd, knew him well and remarked that;
“He was frugal, hospitable, affectionate, industrious and at times imperious.
He was a loving husband and father and a good manager of his affairs. He was very religious as were all his family.”
received many tributes in recognition of his outstanding life.
The Valley Daily Times/News, in
1953, on his 88th birthday said; “He has spent his entire life
here, ever exerting an influence for good, and it is to him and those like him
that we owe a deep debt of gratitude. Mr.
McGinty, throughout his life, has lived simply and sincerely, quietly and
modestly, but always positively and helpfully as churchman, citizen, neighbor
and friend. Since his retirement,
Mr. McGinty has demonstrated in a magnificent manner the fine art of “growing
old gracefully.” Possessed of an alert mind, he keeps abreast of the radio and
television sets. Of a bright,
cheerful disposition, he is still an inspiration to his many friends.”
1953, Wiley donated a man’s dress coat, complete with tails that was made by
his grandmother, Penelope Moore for his grandfather, Levin Moore, to the H.
Grady Bradshaw Chambers County Library and Cobb Memorial Archives in Valley, AL.
According to Wiley, the coat was made in about 1828.
He said that the cotton was hand picked from the seed, spun, copperas
dyed and woven by hand. This is one
of the oldest articles in the library collection.
The writer has seen and photographed the coat.
in his 90's, Wiley was moved to the Emory Convalescent Home in Atlanta, close to
several of his children, and passed away peacefully in 1957 at age 92.
His funeral was held back at the River View Baptist Church and he was
buried in the McGinty plot at the Fairview Cemetery in Valley, AL with his
Redd, Wiley's first wife and mother of all their children, was born at
Northport, Tuscaloosa Co., AL on April 8, 1875, and the fifth of 14 children
(only half survived infancy). Her parents were Henry Jackson Redd and Margaret
“Maggie” Jane Taylor. Henry
Redd’s paternal grandparents, Josiah and Elizabeth Woods were from Georgia and
settled in Bibb Co., AL around 1827. From
there they moved to Tuscaloosa Co. in 1838 but then returned to Bibb Co. in the
1860’s and died there. Henry’s
father, Josiah Jackson Redd married Narcissa McElroy and they settled 10 miles
west of the town of Tuscaloosa, where Henry was born in 1852. Meanwhile, “Maggie” Taylor’s parents, John Duke and
Sarah Ann Burdette were from Chambers Co, AL., where their only child was born
in 1852. Maggie was 5 when her
mother died, and she lived with her father and grandparents in Northport until
after the Civil War. She met Henry
there and they were married on April 11, 1869.
Henry was a Primitive Baptist preacher and his early pastorates were in
the area of Northport and Tusculoosa. After
1889, he moved his family often to take up various preaching assignments.
They lived in Taylors, Mississippi, then Camp Hill, AL and Opelika, AL.
(on April 25, 1892, Mollie’s 19 year old sister, Jessie, was killed while
working at a knitting mill by a runaway boxcar while walking along the railroad
track). In 1893, Henry moved the family to Riverview, AL. There, Henry served in
the Ephesus Church, in which the McGinty’s were founders and very active. The
family lived in the house owned by Wiley P. McGinty Sr. After he and Mollie were
married, the Redd’s moved out but remained in Riverview (Henry Redd was the
town’s first Postmaster). In 1904, Henry moved to Birmingham where as “Elder
Redd”, he finished out his days. He
died in 1916 and Maggie died in 1925.
Tinnie Mae’s father was George David Hunt, the “Grand Old Man” of the Congregational Christian Churches in Alabama. He served as pastor of Beulah Church for 50 years. Tinnie Mae served as Postmaster in River View for many years and along with Wiley, did considerable McGinty family research in the 1950’s. This information provided to this website by Gerald K. McGinty, Sr. of St. Paul, MN.
Herbert was named after the first U.S. Cabinet member from the former Confederate States after the Civil War (Hilary). He was a long time Baptist minister. He was pastor of the Baptist church in Gunter’s Landing, Alabama from 1921 until 1926. He also served in Arkansas and Kentucky before becoming pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO in 1934. He attended Auburn University and was a graduate of the old Howard College (Samford University) in Birmingham, AL and then the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his PhD. there. He was known as “ Dr. McGinty”. He and his family migrated from Alabama to Arkansas to Kentucky and finally to Missouri. He was editor of the Missouri Baptist newspaper, Word and Way, for 20 years. He was described by fellow editor W.G. Stracener of the Florida Baptist Witness as “one who had demonstrated the courage of his convictions, abiding loyalty and truth, compassion for lost souls, depth of concern for both civic and personal righteousness, fairness in judgement, clarity in speaking and writing, and a spirit of understanding and good cheer."
Wiley grew up in McGinty, Alabama, now named Valley, Alabama. He enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1928, completing his freshman year in 1929. In 1930, he moved to Atlanta full time and took a position with Southern Mills, Inc., a textile manufacturer. His sister, Maye had married George Ray who was already an employee of Southern Mills and helped Wiley get employment there. From 1935 – 1938, Wiley attended Emory University while also working at Southern Mills. He graduated in 1938 with honors, including membership in Phi Beta Kappa. From 1938 until 1941 he taught French and English at Technological High School (Tech. High) in Atlanta. After this, he returned to Southern Mills and worked there until retirement in 1982, with over 45 years total service. His position at retirement was Vice President and Secretary. Elisabeth had completed two years at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia and was working at the First National Bank in Atlanta. Wiley met her at a party held by a friend. They were married in 1939. In 1968, Elisabeth died of cancer at the early age of 49. Elisabeth is remembered by all that knew her as a wonderful person. She was a member of the Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta and devoted much of her time to supporting programs there. Wiley married Jacquelin Flanders Satterfield in 1969. She had also lost her husband to cancer. As of this writing, Wiley is 90 years of age and living in Atlanta, Georgia. This information provided to this website by Gerald K. McGinty, Sr. of St. Paul, MN.
also moved to Atlanta from Chambers Co., attended the University of Georgia
night school and eventually became President of Irvindale Farms, the largest
dairy products company in Atlanta at the time.
He loved to hunt and fish. He was an active Republican and received
several letters from and an invitation to John F. Kennedy’s inauguration.
Phil and Dot had two children.
The first was a baby boy that passed away shortly after birth. Their
daughter, Marilyn Hope McGinty Baker currently lives in Atlanta. After Dot
passed away he married Betty Cleo Cowart, April 30, 1966.
They had two children, Lisa and Philip Jr.
Crossroads was established in the mid 1800’s after the early McGinty’s
settled the area. This later became
known as McGinty, Alabama and according to the State of Alabama archives, it was
named after Washington McGinty. It is located near River View. McGinty, Shawmut,
Fairfax, Langdale and River View were combined into what has been known as
Valley, Alabama since 1980.
117. Andrew Jackson5 MCGINTY (William Pitts4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala December 2, 1872. He married Sarah Francis MURPHY.
231 iii. Carey J. MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala September 16, 1904.
232 iv. Sarah MCGINTY was born in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala January 29, 1912.
118. James Alexander5 MCGINTY (Robert Alexander4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala April 18, 1846. James died August 8, 1885 in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala, at 39 years of age. He married Mary Francis CHAMBERS in Riverview, Chambers Co., Ala, March 12, 1868.
233 i. Thomas Love6 MCGINTY was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala April 3, 1870. Thomas died April 24, 1945 in Kelsey, Upshur Co., TX, at 75 years of age. He married three times. He married 1st Alice BREWER. He married 2nd Anna WARE January 25, 1892. He married 3rd Maud MUCKLEROY August 1, 1925.
234 ii. Minnie Bell MCGINTY was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala April 13, 1872. Minnie died March 17, 1875 at 2 years of age.
235 iii. Louis Alexander MCGINTY was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala December 8, 1873. Louis died September 9, 1885 at 11 years of age.
239 vii. Charles B. MCGINTY was born in Cusseta, Chambers Co., Ala May 15, 1883. Charles died August 5, 1884 at 1 year of age.
240 viii. Mary James MCGINTY was born in Cusseta, Chambers Co., GA September 2, 1885. Mary died February 18,1897 at 11 years of age.
120. Robert W.5 MCGINTY (Robert Alexander4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala about 1849. He married Annie.
Robert W. MCGINTY and Annie had the following children:
241 i. Robert6 MCGINTY
242 ii. Pauline MCGINTY
243 iii. Paul MCGINTY
121. Calvin E.5 MCGINTY (Robert Alexander4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala April 11, 1851. Calvin died October 19, 1948 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co., Ala, at 97 years of age. He married Mary Ann Lucinda LANGLEY December 24, 1884.
246 iii. Valeria Lou MCGINTY was born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa, Ala May 9, 1890.
248 v. Hosea Langley MCGINTY was born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa, Ala April 27, 1893. Hosea died December 21, 1940 in Tallassee, Tallapoosa, Ala, at 47 years of age. He married Ada Mae CROCKETT in Tallassee, Tallapoosa, Ala, April 16, 1916.
126. William Franklin5 MCGINTY (Robert Alexander4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala November 16, 1863. William died April 20, 1950 in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Ala, at 86 years of age. He married Donna Hester HEARD.
127. George Pickney5 MCGINTY (Robert Alexander4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala July 9, 1866. George died February 18, 1891 in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Ala, at 24 years of age. He married Lenora SYKES December 1, 1887.
128. John Lee5 MCGINTY (Robert Alexander4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Berlin, Chambers Co., Ala January 9, 1869. He married Emma STANLEY.
256 i. Allan Bouldin6 MCGINTY was born in Bay City, Matagorda, TX November 23, 1903.
257 ii. Guy Laymond MCGINTY was born in Grand Falls, Ward Co., TX October 6, 1906.
258 iii. Homer Lee MCGINTY was born in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX March 12, 1909. Homer died November 4, 1921 at 12 years of age.
259 iv. Nanamae MCGINTY was born in Beckville, Panola Co., TX September 27, 1912.
260 v. Edna Blanche MCGINTY was born in Longview, TX April 2, 1914.
261 vi. Pauline Rebecca MCGINTY was born in Longview, TX December 22, 1916.
262 vii. John Lee Jr MCGINTY was born in Houston, Harris Co., TX August 28, 1919.
263 viii. Mildred Louise MCGINTY was born in Houston, Harris Co., TX September 7, 1922.
131. William Washington5 MCGINTY (Pickney Harrington4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Beulah, Chambers Co., Ala December 8, 1871. William died August 15, 1945 in Beulah, Chambers Co., Ala, at 73 years of age. He married Leona MURPHY in Chambers Co., Ala, December 2, 1895.
264 i. Edna Mary6 MCGINTY was born in Beulah, Chambers, Ala December 4, 1896.
133. Oscar Lee5 MCGINTY (Pickney Harrington4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Beulah, Chambers Co., Ala February 19, 1874. He married Eula Lurine GRIFFIN.
269 i. Annie6 MCGINTY was born November 29, 1896.
134. John Luther5 MCGINTY (Pickney Harrington4, Washington3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Beulah, Chambers Co., Ala, September 26, 1877. He married Tinie Orena MURPHY February 20, 1902.
280 vi. Thomas MCGINTY was born in Cusseta, Chambers Co., Ala August 8, 1918.
144. Thomas Asbury5 MCGINTY (John Thomas4, William3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born January 15, 1868. Thomas died April 12, 1940 at 72 years of age. He married Susan M. HOLLIS.
282 i. Bertha Mae6 MCGINTY was born March 18, 1890. Bertha died September 5, 1898 at 8 years of age.
283 ii. Sadie Louise MCGINTY was born April 23, 1899. Sadie died July 6, 1905 at 6 years of age.
284 iii. Thomas Hollis MCGINTY was born March 25, 1902. Thomas died March 27, 1902 at less than one year of age.
285 iv. Nellie Elizabeth MCGINTY was born May 18, 1904. Nellie died July 10, 1905 at 1 year of age.
160. William Preston6 MCGINTY (William Marion5, William Augustus4, Robert3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Goliad, Goliad Co., TX December 23, 1870. William died October 5, 1914 in Clifton, Greenlee, AZ, at 43 years of age. He married Mary Ellen SLOAN.
286 i. Mabel Ruth7 MCGINTY was born about 1896.
288 iii. Robert William MCGINTY was born in Guthrie, King Co., TX April 26, 1900. Robert died April 13, 1976 at 75 years of age.
289 iv. Marion Frederick MCGINTY was born in Goodwell, TX March 24, 1903. Marion died June 21, 1957 at 54 years of age.
290 v. George Preston MCGINTY was born in Goodwell, TX June 10, 1905. George died November 1, 1906 at 1 year of age.
161. Marion6 MCGINTY (William Marion5, William Augustus4, Robert3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Goliad, Goliad Co., TX December 30, 1872. He married Harriet Adelaide MORRISON March 6, 1898.
294 iv. Preston Burke MCGINTY was born in Guthrie, King Co., TX March 7, 1901. Preston died June 5, 1925 at 24 years of age.
295 v. Durwood Belmont MCGINTY was born in Guthrie, King Co., TX December 19, 1902.
180. Jackson Walthrop6 MCGINTY (Robert Dean5, William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Ashley, Arkansas October 6, 1870. Jackson died October 28, 1912 in Bienville Parish, LA, at 42 years of age. His body was interred October 1912 in Bienville Parish, LA, Springhill Cemetery. He married Martha Elizabeth WATTS May 25, 1888.
297 i. Thomas Guice7 MCGINTY was born February 25, 1893.
298 ii. Robert Richard MCGINTY was born November 18, 1894.
301 v. Zola Mai MCGINTY was born November 11, 1902.
302 vi. Roy Otis MCGINTY was born October 20, 1904.
303 vii. Emma Geneva MCGINTY was born June 8, 1908.
304 viii. Lucy Maurine MCGINTY was born May 26, 1911.
181. Alonza Eugene6 MCGINTY (Robert Dean5, William Jones4, Thomas4, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Arkansas June 17, 1873. Alonza died September 30,1946 in Ringgold, LA, at 73 years of age. He married Maude LESHE December 3, 1893.
310 vi. Alonzo MCGINTY was born November 6, 1903. Alonzo died March 5, 1904 at less than one year of age.
311 vii. Frankie Irene MCGINTY was born February 16, 1906. Frankie died January 8, 1955 in Bethesda, MD, at 48 years of age. She married Glenn F. TYNES in Klamath Falls, Oregon, 1934. Glenn was born August 18, 1892. Glenn died April 27, 1955 at 62 years of age.
182. Arthur Levy6 MCGINTY (Robert Dean5, William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Ashley, Arkansas December 20, 1875. Arthur died April 22, 1942 in Shreveport, LA, at 66 years of age. He married Mittie Lou MOORE January 5, 1902.
315 ii. Una Lee MCGINTY was born in Ringgold, Bienville Parish, LA December 24, 1904. She married twice. She married Abe RILEY 1921. She married Marvin Eliza Dever in Snyder, Scurry Co., TX, April 26, 1926. Marvin was born August 5, 1905
316 iii. Beamer Aubry MCGINTY was born in Poole, LA August 3, 1908. Beamer died November 6, 1914 at 6 years of age.
183. Robert Theodore6 MCGINTY (Robert Dean5, William Jones4, Thomas3, Robert Earl2 John1) was born in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas November 5, 1878. Robert died May 6, 1954 in Ringgold, LA, at 75 years of age. He married Julia Frances SHEPHARD December 28, 1898.
321 i. Arnold Reymon7 MCGINTY was born in Ringgold, LA December 20, 1899. Arnold died September 20, 1975 at 75 years of age. His body was interred in Bienville Parish, La., Springhill Cemetery. He married Annie Lee PURDY in Union Co., Arkansas, June 6, 1923.
323 iii. Lennie Virl MCGINTY was born in Bienville Parish, LA November 11, 1902.
324 iv. Eva MCGINTY was born in Bienville Parish, LA December 14, 1907. Eva died December 18, 1973 at 66 years of age. She married three times. She married 1st Horace HEMPERLEY December 1929. She married 2nd Earl HAYER in Minden, LA, 1940. She married 3rd Kager MORROW 1953.
When Josiah Martin fled his New Bern office on 31, May 1775, North Carolina attained the distinction of being the first colony to cause a royal governor to run to the British for safety. His departure cleared the way for the Provincial Congress, which was an illegal assembly of patriots, to establish a new government and assume responsibility for affairs of state.
One of their first concerns was the raising of two regiments of 500 men each for the Continental Line. James Moore and Robert Howe were selected as the regiments' colonels. These two continental regiments expanded to ten by 1777, and each of these regiments had eight companies of seventy-six men.
The Provincial Government divided the colony into six military districts, and six battalions of militia were authorized to be raised. All free white males sixteen to fifty were eligible for militia duty, and after 1777, the law provided that militia could be raised by draft.
In addition to Continental Troops and militia, there were many independent companies of irregulars, privately armed and organized. They fought when needed, sometimes under the guidance of a Continental Officer, sometimes under a leader of their own choosing. These irregular soldiers were known as "partisans", and there were many hundreds of them. During the later years of the war, in particular when the fighting had shifted to the South, many small battles and skirmishes took place which involved only partisans and Tories, with not a Britisher in sight.
There are no accurate statistics for North Carolina's soldiers. Estimates run between 5,000 and 8,000 for the Continental Line and another 10,000 militiamen and independents. Many North Carolina men served with other state lines such as South Carolina and Georgia, which caused complaints in North Carolina that the colony was the "recruiting ground for the entire south." Volunteers became more difficult to come by as the war progressed, and the colony had to resort to bounties to attract enlistments and drafts, when that did not bring in sufficient numbers of men. In 1780, the colony was giving a bounty of $500.00 upon enlistment, another $500.00 at the end of each year's service, and 200 acres of land in the Military Reservation in Tennessee.
The North Carolina Continentals were with Washington's army through most of the war, North and South. They fought with the Continental Line in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Nine of their ten regiments spent the long, hard winter of 1776-77 at Valley Forge, where some of them died. Their greatest disaster was at Charleston in May 1780 when over 1,000 North Carolina Continental and militia became prisoners of war.
After the Battle of Camden in 1781, Cornwallis marched his army to Charlotte, which he expected to occupy without any problems, to enlist the aid of the numerous Tories in the area. Josiah Martin, the ousted royal governor, then issued a proclamation on 3, October restoring royal rule. The restoration was short-lived. The British army was subjected to constant harassment by partisan bands, and only a week later, the news was received of the defeat of the Tories at King's Mountain. Cornwallis retreated to South Carolina with his army, leaving behind what he described was "a damned rebellious country."
Our John McGinty2 was a member of the Seventh Regiment, Captain Charles Polk's Company, Militia. We have his military papers showing he carried the rank of Sergeant, and took part in several campaigns, among them the Cross Creek expedition of January, 1779. His brother James also served with the unit. We show John serving as early as July, 1776 and as late as 15, January 1779. His older brother, Robert McGinty, served in Georgia with Colonel Elijah Clarke, his neighbor, and joined him on many raids, both in Georgia and up into the Carolinas.
After the war, John settled in Wilkes County, Georgia, along with his older brother Robert, who had received land for his war services. He was registered there in 1785 with a wife and family. Before leaving Mecklenburg County, NC he is found in Court Minutes starting in January 1783, serving on juries. The last record I can find in Mecklenburg is in July of 1784. His name also turns up in the Estate Sale of his fathers property. It is entirely possible that John2 was married twice. In the 1830 Pike Co., Ga. census he is listed with 1 female between the age of 10 and 15, 1 female between the age of 20 and 30 and one female of 50 and under 60. If we are to assume that the female of 50 and under 60 is his wife, then this wife would have been only 9 years old when John3 was born about 1779. So we must assume that he was married more than once, though we can find no record of either marriage in North Carolina or Georgia. He was the ancestor of our Georgia Lee McGinty and also the ancestor of the line of Dr. C. Lamar McGinty, one of our outstanding Baptist preachers of the McGinty Family Tree. John had several sons and one daughter that we have documented. He shows up in the Wilkes Co., Ga.- Early Tax List of 1785 along with his brother Robert McGinty and consistently shows up in the Wilkes Co., Ga. Tax Digest for the years 1809 through 1821. In the Georgia 1790 census he is listed in Captain Collier's District in what is now Sharon, Taliaferro County, Georgia. In 1805 he drew land in Wilkes County. Another John also drew land, but I think this was his nephew John, son of his brother Robert. His sons John A., James, and Alexander show up also in these tax digest for the years 1819 through 1821. Many of John's neighbors (Stewarts and Pugh's) also show up in Wilkes Co., Ga. in the same area (Stephens Creek) at this time. In 1791 John is listed as testator along with Daniel Williams, and Jesse Pugh, for Martha Stewart's will. The will was probated 20, September 1793. Martha Richardson Stewart was the wife of Robert Stewart who was born 25, November 1710 in Chester County, PA. John's friend Jesse Pugh served with him under Captain Charles Polk and Jesse was related to the Stewarts.
In 1799 we find John2 listed in Capt. Patterson's District as a tax defaulter. In 1800 he purchases 220 acres of land on Stephen's Creek, which joined his friend Stewarts land, from Lunsford Traweek. The 1801 Wilkes Co. Tax Digest lists him in William Ogletree's District and in 1806 he is listed in John Young's District and in the 1806 Lottery he had two draws. The land given out in this lottery was obtained from the Creek Nation, in a treaty concluded at the City of Washington, 14 November 1805, and was added to the counties of Baldwin and Wilkinson. These lots consisted of 202 1/2 acres. We can continue to track John2 through the Wilkes Co. Tax Digest next in John Little's District, 1809, still on Stephens Creek, and again in this same District, but not listed with any land in 1812, and in Capt. Hiram Williams District in 1813. He is listed at this time showing three slaves and having land in Twiggs Co., GA, 28th District.
In November of 1815, in the town of Milledgeville, 100 acres of land was taken away from John, to satisfy an execution in favor of James Thomas, Administrator of the estate of William Ryan, deceased.
We find John selling his land on Stephens Creek, Wilkes County, in 1810, to Archibald Gresham. He is still living in Wilkes County when the 1820 census was taken in Capt. John Bryant's District on Hardin's Creek. In 1820, Georgia had another land lottery. The 1805, 1807 and 1821 Land Lotteries were not held for the purpose of granting land to Revolutionary War veterans. In fact those lotteries did not even mention military veterans. Only the 1820, 1827 and 1832 lotteries gave any special consideration to veterans of wars. The Lottery of 1820 was the first of six which did recognize Revolutionary Soldiers, but only if they were invalid or indigent. Those who had had a fortunate draw, as a citizen of Georgia, in the 1805 and 1807 lotteries, were entitled to one extra draw in the 1820 lottery. If they had not had an extra draw, they were entitled to two extra draws in this land lottery. John2, his son, Alexander, and John's brother Robert McGinty drew land in Early County. John's son John A. McGinty drew land in Irwin County. We find John2 in Wilkes County in Capt. John Bryant's District in 1821. We do not have the date of his death, but after leaving Wilkes County he is found in the Pike County, Georgia U.S. Census in 1830. Though John's son James had land in Pike County we have been unable to find any land transactions for John2 in Pike County. Unfortunately we have not found a will for John or any other papers indicating the names of his children. In 1832 there was another land lottery and our John was listed in Bustins Military District, in Pike County. This Land Lottery made available for distribution and settlement that part of the Cherokee Indian Nation which was in Georgia. This land was generally north of the Chattahoochee River in the north west and north central parts of the state. Georgia's western and northern boundary had been established in 1802 by the cession of her western territory, from the Chattahoochee River to the Mississippi, to the United States. Although this cession had provided for the peaceful removal of the Cherokee Indians, some still remained in the area. Despite the fact that they were a peaceful and agricultural people, Georgia extended her jurisdiction over them and named the area Cherokee County. In 1832 the surveyors laid off the area in four sections, into land districts about nine miles square, and the land districts into land lots of 40 and 160 acres respectively. The 1832 Land Lottery is the last record I have been able to locate on John. In 1832 John would have been about 72 years old.
Children of John2 McGinty:
1. John A.3 McGinty (John2 John1) born about 1779 probably in Mecklenburg Co., NC and died April 16, 1853 Warren Co., GA. He married Jincey CULVERHOUSE in Georgia, August 5, 1844. First wife's name and mother of his children is unknown. He was about 39 years old when his son Joel T. was born. The probability that he had other children that did not survive to adulthood is high. The children below are mentioned in his will.
Obituaries from Christian Index:
Christian Index on 9/1/1853: John A McGinty
Died at his residence in Warren County Georgia on the 16th day of April last in the 75th year of his age, John A. McGinty having been a member the Baptist Church 60 odd years. He died in the triumph of faith.
"Blessed are the dead which die unto the Lord"
Christian Index on 4/3/1856: Mrs Jane McGinty
Died in the residence of Rev. R. E. McGinty, Mrs Jane McGinty, widow of John A. McGinty, deceased, on the 13th of March, 1856; aged about sixty-five. She died in the faith of Jesus, having been a member of the Baptist Church for a number of years.
John A. McGinty served in the War of 1812 and turns up in Warren County, GA in April of 1823. Court Minutes of Warren County show him serving jury duty.
John A. MCGINTY had the following children:
+ 2 i. Joel T.4 MCGINTY was born about 1818.
3 ii. Rabun E. MCGINTY was born in Wilkes Co., GA about 1821.
+ 4 iii. Richard Rhodes MCGINTY was born November 8, 1825 probably in Warren County, GA..
2. Joel T.4 MCGINTY (John A.3 John2 John1) was born in Wilkes Co., GA about 1818. Joel died about 1880 in Warren Co., GA. He married Frances HORNABERGER. Joel's occupation: Teacher.
+ 5 i. Flavius H.5 MCGINTY was born September 23, 1842.
6 ii. Valerius A. MCGINTY was born in Warren Co., GA September 10, 1844. Valerius died December 25, 1908 at 64 years of age. He married Mary E.
7 iii. Victoria Helen MCGINTY was born in Warren Co., GA about 1847.
4. Richard Rhodes4 MCGINTY (John A.2 John2 John1) was born in Georgia November 8, 1825. Richard died August 16, 1893 in Warren Co., GA, at 67 years of age. He married Mary Ann Elizabeth MCCRARY in Wilkes Co. Baptist Church, Wilkes Co. GA, November 11, 1842.
+ 8 i. Nancy P.5 MCGINTY was born October 19, 1843.
9 ii. Joel G. MCGINTY was born in Warren Co., GA about 1845.
10 iii. John E. MCGINTY was born in Warren Co., GA about 1847.
+ 11 iv. Jasper Newton MCGINTY was born about 1850.
+ 12 v. Cornelius Stephen MCGINTY was born July 3, 1855.
5. Flavius H.5 MCGINTY (Joel T.4, John A.3 John2 John1) was born in Warren Co., GA September 23, 1842. Flavius died September 10, 1891 in Warren Co., GA, at 48 years of age. He married Mary Jane ELLIOTT.
13 i. Pliny L.6 MCGINTY was born in Norwood, Warren Co., GA.
14 ii. Daisy MCGINTY was born in Norwood, Warren Co., GA.
8. Nancy P.5 MCGINTY (Richard Rhodes3, John A.2 John2 John1) was born in Warren Co., GA October 19, 1843. Nancy died August 1925 in Norwood, GA, at 81 years of age. She married Virgil A. GHEESLING.
17 i. Richard A.6 GHEESLING was born in Decatur, GA January 1867.
18 ii. Allie GHEESLING was born December 1867.
19 iii. Ida GHEESLING was born January 23, 1871.
+ 20 iv. Ollie GHEESLING was born January 20, 1873.
21 v. Betty GHEESLING was born October 1874.
22 vi. Patrick Mel GHEESLING was born September 1876.
23 vii. John B. GHEESLING was born August 16, 1878.
24 viii. Burmer D. GHEESLING was born March 1882.
25 ix. Horace GHEESLING was born April 1884.
26 x. Vernon A. GHEESLING was born September 23, 1886.
11. Jasper Newton5 MCGINTY (Richard Rhodes4, John A.3 John2 John1) was born in Warren Co., GA about 1850. He married Nellie CASON.
+ 29 iii. Charles Cornelius MCGINTY.
12. Cornelius Stephen5 MCGINTY (Richard Rhodes4, John A.3 John2 John1) was born in Warren Co., GA July 3, 1855. Cornelius died June 25, 1921 in Warren Co., GA, at 65 years of age. He married Lucy Ann ELLIOT about 1878.
30 i. Lillian May6 MCGINTY was born February 18, 1879.
31 ii. Newton Elliot MCGINTY was born in Warren Co., GA February 24, 1881. Newton died April 4, 1937 in Norwood, Warren Co., GA, at 56 years of age. He married Susie VEASEY in Warren Co., GA, April 26, 1905.
+ 32 iii. Claude Lamar MCGINTY was born February 9, 1885.
20. Ollie6 GHEESLING (Nancy P.5 MCGINTY, Richard Rhodes4, John A.3 John2 John1) (#51) was born in Augusta, Richmond Co., VA January 20, 1873. Ollie died January 1, 1934 at 60 years of age. She married Lawson JOHNSON.
33 i. Ruby7 JOHNSON
34 ii. Virgil A. JOHNSON
35 iii. Herbert JOHNSON
29. Charles Cornelius6 MCGINTY (Jasper Newton5, Richard Rhodes4, John A.3 John2 John1) He married Elizabeth BOHLER.
Charles Cornelius MCGINTY and Elizabeth BOHLER had the following children:
36 i. Howard7 MCGINTY
37 ii. Herbert MCGINTY
32. Claude Lamar6 MCGINTY (Cornelius Stephen5, Richard Rhodes4, John A.3 John2 John1) was born in Warren Co., GA February 9, 1885. Claude died December 10, 1958 at 73 years of age. He married Ruby Ann HERNDON in Crawford, Oglethorpe, GA, September 8, 1909.
38 i. Marion Lamar7 MCGINTY. She married Carey Truett VINZENT.
3. Alexander McGinty born about 1794 and died possibly in Mississippi. Married 1st Margaret Person/Pearson in Wilkes Co., GA 1818.
Alexander McGinty (John2, John1), born about 1794 most probably in Wilkes County, Georgia. Mother's name is unknown. Alexander married first July 1818, Margaret Pearson in Wilkes County, Georgia and second Elizabeth Ann Wright in Perry County, Alabama 15 September, 1823.
Our first record of Alexander, after his marriage, is found in Wilkes County, GA. in the 1819 Tax Digest. He is next found in the Greene County, GA. census for 1820. He is listed with 1 female under 10 years of age and 1 female between 16 and 26 years and 3 slaves. Even though we find him in the 1820 Greene County census we also find him listed in the 1821 Wilkes County Tax Digest paying taxes on land that he drew in the 1820 Land Lottery. This land was listed on lot 9 section 13 in Early County, GA. Alexander did not claim this bounty until 1837. At that time he was living in Perry County, Alabama and had purchased land during the same year.
Apparently sometime between 1821 and 1822 Alexander left Greene County, Georgia and moved to Perry County, Alabama. It is unknown what happened to his wife, Margaret Pearson and their daughter. They could have traveled to Alabama with him, but we have been unable to locate divorce or death records. Tax records for Greene County, GA. are missing for the years 1820-1821. Land records have been checked and the only McGinty having land in Pike County was James McGinty (possibly the older brother of Alexander). This James McGinty was listed in the tax records for 1822 in Capt. William L. Astens District.
It is possible that Alexander was familiar with his second wife's family. The Wright family is found in Greene County, GA. in the early 1800's, but moved on to Perry County, GA. around the same time as Alexander. They are both found in the 1830 Perry County, AL. census. Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael and Mariam (Royal) Wright, the granddaughter of Robert and Mary Perrin (Fitzpatrick) Wright, the great granddaughter of Joseph and Mary Perrin (Woodson) Wright, and the great, great granddaughter of Benjamin and Frances (Napier) Woodson. She was born in Greene County, GA. 15 March, 1808. and died in Gonzales County, TX. 20 March, 1886.
There has been some question on the parentage of Alexander McGinty. We have found no birth record for him, but it is stated in the Panola County, MS 1850 and 1860 census that his birth state is Georgia. His age in the 1850 census was listed at 56 and in the 1860 census as 66. The consistency, in regards to age, of these two census' lead us to believe that he gave the information to the census taker himself, therefore we conclude that his birth was about 1794 and that he was born in Georgia. At the time of his birth, there were only two McGinty's in Georgia on record. One being John2, who we believe to be his father, and Robert McGinty, the older brother of John. There has been no estate record or will found for John2, but a will has been recorded for Robert. In Robert's will he names all of his twelve children. Alexander is not mentioned and neither is Robert's brother John2. If Alexander was Robert's son, I think he would have mentioned him in his will, as he mentions all of his other children, even those who had moved on to Alabama and Mississippi.
After leaving Georgia, Alexander traveled to Alabama and we find him in the Alabama 1821-1829 Decennary Census Index. He is found in the Perry County, AL. 1830 census with 1 male under 5 years of age, two females under 5 years of age, one female of 5 and under 10, and 1 female of 20 under 30. In May of 1837, Alexander obtains 160 acres of land in Perry County. This land was in section 15, township 20 of range 9. In 1840 he is still living in Perry County and according to the census of that date he is listed with one male under 5 years of age, two males of 5 and under 10, one female under 5 years of age, one female of 5 and under 10, two females of 10 and under 15, and one female of 20 and under 30. Obviously Elizabeth stretched the truth a little about her age for at that time she would have been 32 years old.
By 1842 Alexander, Elizabeth and the children moved on to Panola County, Mississippi. Their son Jesse Greene McGinty (is this a hint to the birth place of Elizabeth) was born in Panola Co, MS in 1842. In the 1850 census Alexander is listed with Elizabeth his wife and five children. Three more children were born in Panola County, before the 1860 census. By 1860, Alexander was 66 years old as the 1860 census indicates. Apparently before the Civil War began Alexander’s wife and children removed to Texas as is indicated by the 1870 Gonzales County, Texas Census. One of their sons, Littleberry had relocated to Gonzales Co., TX in 1859. No other mention of Alexander is made and I have not found any of his descendants who know where he died, either in Mississippi or Texas.
Children of Alexander and Elizabeth Wright McGinty::
+ 2 i. Elizabeth Bennett4 MCGINTY was born June 2, 1824. (Is Bennett possibly the maiden name of Alexander's mother?)
3 ii. William P. MCGINTY was born in Perry Co., Ala March 15, 1827. William died November 6, 1911 in Wrightsboro, Gonzales Co., TX, at 84 years of age. His body was interred in Wrightsboro Cemetery. He married three times. He married 1st Eliza A. JOSLIN in Perry Co., Ala. He married 2nd Sara WAKEFIELD. He married 3rd Edna F. (?). William applied for a military pension in Gonzales Co., TX, September 28, 1897 and was a member of the Mississippi Defenders Co I of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry
+ 4 iii. Littleberry MCGINTY was born March 12, 1832. He married Amanda P. Sherrill, daughter of David R. Sherrill and Julia Frances Perry.
5 iv. Joseph J. MCGINTY was born in Perry Co., Ala. about 1834. Joseph died August 1863 in Steward Moore Hosp., Mobile, Ala, at 29 years of age. His body was interred in Waelder, Gonzales Co., TX. Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Panola Co., MS. Joseph served in the military in Panola Co., MS, 1863 and was a member of the Mississippi Defenders Co I of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry and was at the Battle of Vicksburg. All that is known is that he became ill, though it is unknown whether he was wounded. He was taken prisoner, but released by the Union, due to illness and sent to Mobile to the Confederate Hospital where he died. Family tradition says his body was taken back to Texas by his brothers Littleberry and Alexander, Jr.
6 v. Celina D. MCGINTY was born in Perry Co., Ala. about 1834.
+ 7 vi. Alexander MCGINTY, Jr. was born about 1836. Alexander married Elizabeth Jane Foster 20,July 1866.
8 vii. Jesse Green MCGINTY was born in Panola Co., Mississippi about 1842.
+ 9 viii. Minerva Jane MCGINTY was born August 1845. She married John Lloyd Halliburton 19, September 1867.
10 ix. John R. MCGINTY was born in Panola Co., Mississippi about 1847. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Gonzales Co., TX.
11 x. Sarah Ann MCGINTY was born in Panola Co., Mississippi April 7, 1852. Sarah died May 13, 1916 in Waelder, Gonzales Co., TX, at 64 years of age. She married Meldrum HALLIBURTON in Gonzales Co., TX, April/May 1910. Meldrum was born in North Carolina about 1842 and was the son of Mimns HALLIBURTON and Frances BROOKS. Meldrum was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. Meldrum was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. Meldrum was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Gonzales Co., TX.
2. Elizabeth Bennett4 MCGINTY (Alexander3 John2 John1)) was born in Perry Co., Ala. June 2, 1824. Elizabeth died July 26, 1896 in Caldwell Co., TX, at 72 years of age. She married Samuel L. WELLS in Perry Co., Ala., September 13, 1838. Samuel was born in Georgia August 27, 1818 and was the son of William WELLS and Nancy SAMS. Samuel died July 19, 1878 in Caldwell Co., TX, at 59 years of age. His body was interred in Tilman, TX, Wells Cemetery.
Elizabeth Bennett MCGINTY and Samuel L. WELLS had the following children:
12 i. Jessie D.5 WELLS was born in Caldwell Co., TX. She married Wilber F. CALLAHAN in Caldwell Co., TX, November 9, 1879.
13 ii. Susan Catherine WELLS was born in Perry Co., Ala about 1839. She married D. I. MISENHIMER August 1, 1865.
14 iii. Teresa Addie WELLS was born in Perry Co., Ala. July 11, 1841. Teresa died February 26, 1912 in Luling, Caldwell Co., TX, at 70 years of age. She married John D. ORCHARD in Caldwell Co., TX, June 22, 1865.
15 iv. Mary A. E. WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS December 24, 1843. Mary died February 17, 1846 in Caldwell Co., TX, at 2 years of age. Her body was interred in Caldwell Co., TX, Wells Cemetery.
16 v. Emily Frances WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS. March 6, 1846. Emily died April 8, 1926 in Travis Co., TX, at 80 years of age. Her body was interred in Caldwell Co., TX, Wells Cemetery. She married J. A. ALEXANDER in Caldwell Co., TX.
17 vi. Sarah WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS November 16, 1848. She married E. V. JONES in Caldwell Co., TX, January 31, 1867.
18 vii. William J.B. WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS about 1851. He married M. J. FRENCH in Gonzales Co., TX, December 13, 1876.
19 viii. Berry W. WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS about 1854. Berry died about 1928.
20 ix. Antoinette Cornelia WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS March 1856. Antoinette died about 1928 in Caldwell Co., TX. She married Nicholas Perkins RIDOUT in Caldwell Co., TX, March 12, 1874.
21 x. Alice Catherine WELLS was born in Panola Co., MS about 1859. Alice died August 29, 1877 in Caldwell Co., TX, at 18 years of age. Her body was interred in Caldwell Co., TX, Wells Cemetery. She married an unknown person in Caldwell Co., TX, November 5, 1874.
22 xi. John Bennett WELLS was born about 1860.
23 xii. Geneva C. WELLS was born in Caldwell Co., TX about 1864. She married James Wallace PERRY in Caldwell Co., TX, November 26, 1884.
4. Littleberry4 MCGINTY (Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Perry Co., GA March 12, 1832. Littleberry died August 9, 1913 in Wrightsboro, Gonzales Co., TX, at 81 years of age. He married twice. He married 1st Louisa V. COE in Gonzales Co., TX, June 5, 1856. Louisa died and he moved back to Mississippi and went to work on the Sherrill farm. He married 2nd Amanda P. SHERRILL in Gonzales Co., TX, November 8, 1859. Amanda was born in Perry Co., Ala March 25, 1845 and was the daughter of David R. SHERRILL and Julia Frances PERRY. Photo
Littleberry served in the military in Gonzales Co., TX, June 22nd 1861. He bought property in Gonzales Co., TX, October 1, 1870. Littleberry was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. He bought property in Gonzales Co., TX, May 13, 1875. Littleberry was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. Littleberry was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. Littleberry was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. Littleberry applied for a military pension in Gonzales Co., TX, June 1, 1913.
Littleberry MCGINTY and Amanda P. SHERRILL had the following children:
24 i. Sarah Ann Elizabeth5 MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX April 23, 1861. Sarah died May 13, 1927 in Gonzales Co., TX, at 66 years of age. She married John T. DAVIS in Gonzales Co., TX, December 17, 1883. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Gonzales Co., TX.
25 ii. Mary Cuvir MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX December 14, 1863. Mary died September 11, 1913 in Gonzales Co., TX, at 49 years of age. She married W. H. DAVIS in Gonzales Co., TX, October 2, 1878.
26 iii. Georgia Lee MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX June 30, 1866. Georgia died September 14, 1942 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, at 76 years of age. Her body was interred in Gonzales Co., TX, Saturn Cemetery. She married Thomas Ann HUNTER in Gonzales Co., TX, December 15, 1882. Photo See Hunter Family for continuation of my husbands family line.
+ 27 iv. Cora Bell MCGINTY was born June 14, 1870.
+ 28 v. John William Green MCGINTY was born February 13, 1873.
29 vi. Juliet Laredo MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX about 1876. Juliet died December 8, 1909 in Gonzales Co., TX, at 33 years of age. She married William J. EDWARDS in Gonzales Co., TX, about 1891.
+ 30 vii. Richard Berry MCGINTY was born May 2, 1878.
+ 31 viii. Josephine Willie Finney MCGINTY was born May 15, 1880. She married Earl VanDorn.
32 ix. Ada Ethel MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX November 16, 1882. Ada died December 14, 1970 at 88 years of age. She married Will Theodora MILLS in Gonzales Co., TX, about 1901.
+ 33 x. Koscinsko Victor MCGINTY was born June 11, 1885. He married Susie Fluitt.
7. Alexander4 MCGINTY (Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Perry Co., Ala about 1836. He married Elizabeth Jane FOSTER in Gonzales Co., TX, July 20, 1866.
Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Belmont, Gonzales Co., TX.
Alexander MCGINTY and Elizabeth Jane FOSTER had the following children:
34 i. Eliza5 MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX about 1867.
35 ii. John E. MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX about 1869.
9. Minerva Jane4 MCGINTY (Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Panola Co., Mississippi August 1845. Minerva died November 25, 1922 in Moulton, TX, at 77 years of age. Her body was interred in Gonzales Co., TX, Andrews Chapel. She married John Lloyd HALLIBURTON in Gonzales Co., TX, September 19, 1867. John was born in Pearson, North Carolina about 1834 and was the son of Mimns HALLIBURTON and Frances BROOKS. John died December 22, 1904 in Gonzales Co., TX, at 70 years of age. His body was interred Andrews Chapel Cemetery. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Gonzales Co., TX.
Minerva Jane MCGINTY and John Lloyd HALLIBURTON had the following children:
36 i. Robert Alexander5 HALLIBURTON was born in Gonzales Co., TX September 7, 1870. Robert died November 7, 1940 at 70 years of age. He married Beulah Elmira ADAMS in Gonzales Co., TX, August 16, 1892.
37 ii. John Hicks HALLIBURTON was born in Gonzales Co., TX December 1872.
38 iii. Tinsley B. HALLIBURTON was born in Gonzales Co., TX April 2, 1876. Tinsley died November 4, 1887 in Gonzales Co., TX, at 11 years of age. His body was interred in Gonzales Co., TX, Andrews Chapel. Died of gunshot wound: Gonzales County Newspaper reported: "Another sad accident resulting from an unloaded pistol occurred in the school at Andrews Chapel, three miles east of Waelder on Tuesday last. Some of the boys had been carrying pistols to school and hiding them out in the woods. At recess a group of boys were examining a pistol, and while in the hand of one of them who was snapping it, it went off. The ball striking a little eight year old son of Mr. John L. Halliburton about two inches above the navel. At the present writing the child is sinking. No hopes of his recovery."
39 iv. Elam P. HALLIBURTON was born in Gonzales Co., TX about 1878.
40 v. Jesse HALLIBURTON was born in Gonzales Co., TX about 1882. He married Mattie J. K. ADAMS in Gonzales Co., TX, October 22, 1902.
27. Cora Bell5 MCGINTY (Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX June 14, 1870. Cora died June 4, 1945 in Caldwell, Gonzales Co., TX, at 74 years of age. She married twice. She married 1st Joseph P. SHERRILL about 1885. Joseph was born in Mississippi about 1853 and was the son of David R. SHERRILL and Julia Frances PERRY. Joseph became the father of Edgar SHERRILL in Gonzales Co., TX. She married 2nd Alonzo F. WORTHINGTON in Gonzales Co., TX, November 19, 1892.
Cora Bell MCGINTY and Joseph P. SHERRILL had the following child:
41 i. Edgar7 SHERRILL was born in Gonzales Co., TX.
Cora Bell MCGINTY and Alonzo F. WORTHINGTON had the following children:
42 ii. Ethel WORTHINGTON was born in Gonzales Co., TX November 13, 1893.
+ 43 iii. Ida WORTHINGTON was born July 10, 1895.
28. John William Green5 MCGINTY (Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX February 13, 1873. John died October 2, 1946 in Seagoville, TX, at 73 years of age. He married Lora Lee Priscillia BOWLING in Gonzales Co., TX, September 25, 1890. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Gonzales Co., TX. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Gonzales Co., TX.
John William Green MCGINTY and Lora Lee Priscillia BOWLING had the following children:
+ 44 i. John Walter6 MCGINTY was born July 6, 1891.
+ 45 ii. Jennie Pearl MCGINTY was born March 30, 1893.
46 iii. Sidney Thomas MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX January 1895. He married Ethel STUARD.
47 iv. Eulah Mae MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX February 16, 1897. She married John B. DAVIS.
48 v. Lela Valentine MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX February 14, 1899. She married Will Ivy STUARD.
30. Richard Berry5 MCGINTY (Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX May 2, 1878. Richard died November 16, 1914 at 36 years of age. He married Vida Verna HEAFNER in Gonzales Co., TX, July 18, 1910.
Richard Berry MCGINTY and Vida Verna HEAFNER had the following children:
49 i. Erma Eva6 MCGINTY was born June 19, 1911. Erma died June 6, 1946 at 34 years of age. She married John Leland SHAW.
50 ii. Ola Frances MCGINTY was born July 28, 1912.
31. Josephine Willie Finney5 MCGINTY (Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) (#687) was born in Gonzales Co., TX May 15, 1880. Josephine died July 7, 1924 in Thorndale, Milam Co., TX, at 44 years of age. She married Earl VANDORN in Gonzales Co., TX, October 10, 1899. Earl was the son of Douglas VANDORN and Lou Acie HEATHCOCK. Josephine's father-in-law Douglas VanDorn was killed by her brother-in-law Thomas Ann Hunter. Family feud had been going on for several months when the murder occurred. The VanDorn's and Hunter's property adjoined.
Josephine Willie Finney MCGINTY and Earl VANDORN had the following children:
51 i. Edna Oletha4 VANDORN
52 ii. Walter Douglas VANDORN
33. Koscinsko Victor5 MCGINTY (Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX June 11, 1885. Koscinsko died December 14, 1970 in Gonzales Co., TX, at 85 years of age. His body was interred in Gonzales Co., TX, Wrightsboro Cemetery. He married Susie Anna FLUITT in Gonzales Co., TX, December 27, 1908. Koscinsko was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Gonzales Co., TX.
Koscinsko Victor MCGINTY and Susie Anna FLUITT had the following child:
53 i. Little Orvon7 MCGINTY was born in Gonzales Co., TX October 4, 1909. Little died February 4, 1974 at 64 years of age. He married Adell SLOAN.
43. Ida6 WORTHINGTON (Cora Bell5 MCGINTY, Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX July 10, 1895. Ida died February 28, 1966 at 70 years of age. She married William Lester VICKERS.
Ida WORTHINGTON and William Lester VICKERS had the following children:
54 i. Clara Inez7 VICKERS was born January 14, 1920. Clara died January 31, 1920 at less than one year of age.
55 ii. Vera Pauline VICKERS was born February 11, 1922. Vera died September 12, 1940 at 18 years of age.
56 iii. Raymond Douglas VICKERS was born May 17, 1924. Raymond died August 22, 1971 at 47 years of age.
57 iv. Marvin Scott VICKERS was born August 25, 1927.
44. John Walter6 MCGINTY (John William Green5, Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX July 6, 1891. John died January 7, 1969 at 77 years of age. He married Nora Maude LEDBETTER.
John Walter MCGINTY and Nora Maude LEDBETTER had the following children:
58 i. Evelyn7 MCGINTY was born May 21, 1911.
59 ii. Delma Lois MCGINTY was born June 7, 1912.
60 iii. Edith Mozell MCGINTY was born June 8, 1914.
61 iv. Horace MCGINTY was born September 3, 1920.
45. Jennie Pearl6 MCGINTY (John William Green5, Littleberry4, Alexander3 John2 John1) was born in Gonzales Co., TX March 30, 1893. Jennie died October 10, 1926 at 33 years of age. She married Joe HERBERT.
Jennie Pearl MCGINTY and Joe HERBERT had the following children:
62 i. Lora7 HERBERT
63 ii. Joe HERBERT
3. James McGinty, son of John I, fought in the Revolutionary War as a foot soldier under Capt. Charles Polk. He served along side his brother John, who was a Sergeant in Polk's unit. After the Revolutionary War he went to Wilkes County, GA. with his mother Rebecca, and brothers John and Robert. James married Lydia Hood, daughter of Tunas Hood of Mecklenburg at least by 1783, since one of their older children (Elizabeth) for who we have a firm birth year was born in 1784. Tunas Hood, Lydia's father, died by April 1797 when his will was recorded in Will Book D, pp 16, 17. In the will, he lists his children: John, Tunas, Solomon, Rueben, Elizabeth (now living at or near Natchez), Rachel Shaffer, Phoebe Harrison and Lydia McGinty.
The 1790 census of James McGinty in Mecklenburg Co., shows him as 1 male over 16 with 2 males under 16 and 4 females of all ages in District #15, now part of Union County, NC. James acquired State Grant #1583 for 100 acres on Stewart's Fork and Richardson Creek issued by 1793 by paying into the State Treasury a specified amount. The grant was recorded in Mecklenburg County Deed Book 17, page 77.
In Court Minutes book 3, April session 1796, there is a list of jurors called from Capt. McGinty's company which includes James McGinty, Reuben Hood, and Tunas Shaver. Rueben Hood was Lydia McGinty's brother and Tunas Shaver was her nephew.
James seems to have established his family in Iredell County, just north of Mecklenburg, by May of 1798 when he was called to server on a jury there. He was listed as the 15th juror in Iredell County Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 27 May, 1798. His name also appears in the Court Minutes in Iredell on August 22, 1799 in the case of Charles Price for Milligan vs James McGinty and in February 1801 in the case of Thomas McKay vs James McGinty.
The 1800 Federal Census for Iredell list James McGinty with a family of one male 45 and up, one female 26 to 45 (Lydia born between 1755 and 1774, later census records tell us she was born by 1765), five sons and four daughters. Lydia's brother, Solomon Hood, was also living in Iredell County. A tax valuation for Iredell County for 1800 shows James McGinty with 510 acres of land on 3rd Creek, dwelling house and one barn (50 x 26) and 200 acres on Fourth Creek.
There are three deeds for James McGinty in the court records of Iredell County, NC. The first is found in Deed Book D, page 387, dated November 3, 1801 showing that James bought 510 acres of land for $500.00 from Adam Correll on the waters of 3rd Creek. The second deed is in Deed Book E, page 393, dated February 3, 1802 showing that James sold for 350 pounds land on waters of 3rd Creek which be bought from Adam Kerrell to Wm. Astin of Pittsylvania County, VA. except for that part which is marked off and allotted for Butler Stonestreet. The third deed is in Deed Book E, page 1, dated February 26, 1802, showing that James McGinty sold to Butler Stonestreet of Iredell some land on the waters of 3rd Creek for $750.00. One of the witnesses of this 3rd deed is Ruben McGinty, son of James McGinty, whose name will show up again in Mississippi records. The fact that James sold off his land in Iredell probably indicates his decision to move his family down south. We know from Tunas Hood's will that one of Lydia's sisters, Elizabeth, married name not given, was living down in the Natchez area. No deed was found for the sale of the 200 acres of land on 4th Creek mentioned in the Tax Valuation in Iredell County.
The next appearance of James McGinty in official records is the listing on the 1810 Federal Census of Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Concordia Parish covered a great deal more land in 1810 than it does today, going up into what are now Tensas and Madison Parishes. In 1810, James is shown with six sons (three under 10, 2 of ages 10 to 16, and 1 of ages 16 to 20), two daughters both 16 to 26 and his wife and he, both born by 1765. From the 1800 census, we already know that James was born by 1755 and that Lydia was born after 1755. We can pinpoint Lydia's birth now as between 1755 and 1765 and James' as by 1755, but could be earlier. We know that James and Lydia Hood McGinty wee in the Louisiana/Mississippi area by 1804 because one of their younger sons, Robert J. McGinty, was born in Mississippi about that year according to his census statements. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the opening up of the Mississippi River, thousands of settlers came south to settle up the new lands. It appears that the James McGinty family joined that movement.
Though James McGinty, the father of the McGinty family, is listed on the 1816 Tax Roll for Claiborne County, Mississippi, he is missing on the special 1816 Federal Census giving us reason to believe that he died during the year of 1816. His wife Lydia (Hood) McGinty is listed as the head of the household in Claiborne County on that census. The entire census on the family reads 1 male over 21, 2 males under 21, 2 females over 21, and 1 female under 21. Lydia Hood McGinty may have died before the 1820 census since, as far as is known, she is not listed in that census enumeration with any of her children. She would have been at least 55 in 1820.
Children of James McGinty and Lydia Hood McGinty:
3a. Reuben McGinty
3b. Elizabeth McGinty born about 1784.
3c. Mary McGinty born about 1796
3d. Lydia McGinty born about 1793.
3e. Robert J. McGinty born about 1804
3f. Bertram G. McGinty born between 1790 and 1800
3g. John McGinty
3a. Reuben McGinty, son of James McGinty and Lydia Hood McGinty, married Maria Bruin, daughter of Peter Bryan Bruin. Their marriage took place before 1810 when Reuben is listed on the census as living in Claiborne/Warren County with one male over 21, one female over 21, one boy under 21 and 5 slaves. Rueben's father in law, Peter Bryan Bruin was one of the first Territorial Judges of Mississippi. lake Bruin in Louisiana is named for him. There was a lot of movement back and forth from Louisiana to Mississippi and vice-versa. Reuben is listed on the Tax Rolls for Claiborne/Warren County, Mississippi in 1811. He fought in the War of 1812 from October 1813 to April 1814 with Captain Parmenus Briscoe's Company of Mississippi Territory Militia, Col. Nixon's Regiment.
Reuben had a least two daughters who are named in court records. (1.) In 1822, one daughter, Tersea Caroline McGinty, daughter of Reuben McGinty, is named in James Gibson's will in Claiborne County, MS. Tersea Caroline was the niece of Gibson's wife and the impression is that she was a ward of the family. (2) In the Orphan's Court Minutes of Claiborne Co., on page 392, dated 1830, Elizabeth McGinty, a minor above the age of fourteen years and the daughter of Reuben McGinty, deceased, petitions the court and asks that Letters of Guardianship on her person and property be granted and issued to Wm Briscoe, Esq.. with Parmenus Briscoe an Erastus Lum his securities. William Briscoe married Eliza Bruin, Maria Bruin McGinty's sister, and so is uncle to Elizabeth McGinty. There is a marriage for Elizabeth McGinty to Samuel Floyd in Claiborne County, MS. on April 10, 1833. The boy listed with Reuben on the 1810 and 1816 censuses is not known.
Reuben McGinty appears on the 1816 Claiborne Co., MS special pre-statehood census as one male over 21, with one male under 21, one female over 21 and one female under 21. This lead us to believe that either Elizabeth or Tersea Caroline was born after the 1816 census was taken. Reuben's name is listed also on the 1816 Tax Rolls. Neither Reuben nor Maria appear on the 1820 census for Mississippi or Louisiana and are presumed to be dead by that year.
3b. Another familiar name on the 1810 Federal Census for Concordia Parish, Louisiana in the vicinity of James McGinty is that of James Gibson who married James' and Lydia's daughter Elizabeth McGinty on May 16, 1811 as his second wife. The marriage was performed by Methodist preacher, William Winans, in the Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS. area. In his diary, Rev. Winans says that it was the first marriage he performed in the Mississippi Territory and that James Gibson was a widower of about 35. A story of the marriage is found in the Book by Ray Holder entitled William Winans Methodist Leader in Antebellum Mississippi, on page 24. "The marriage took place in extraordinary, if not amusing circumstances. James Gibson was the groom, and the bride was Elizabeth McGinty. Her home was in Louisiana across the river from the mouth of Bayou Pierre, but the license has been obtained in Mississippi. Naturally desirous of being married in the presence of her family, she implored the parson to cross over and perform the nuptials at her father's plantation house. This Winans "perseveringly refused" to do because he could have been hauled into court and fined for an illegal act. Consequently, the bride and party made a hazardous crossing in high winds and pulled into the bayou. With the couple standing in the waist of the pirogue and the preacher in the stern, the vows were solemnly exchanged. Winans was even more nervous than the bride and groom when the wind flipped the pages of his open book." Look at the map of Mississippi/Louisiana to see the stage of this drama. The small town of St. Joseph is right across the Mississippi River from the mouth of the Bayou Pierre spoken of and the old river town of Rodney, Mississippi, now gone, was just a bit south. Notice how close that area is to both Claiborne County and Jefferson County, with Warren just up the river. People lived on one side of the river and then on the other, sometimes having property on both sides.
James Gibson's name appears on
the Claiborne Co., MS Tax Rolls as early as 1804 and continues to be found until
1808 when he disappears until 1814. It is assumed that he lived in Concordia
Parish, LA. During those missing years. It is positive he was in Louisiana in
1810 when he shows up on the census there. He returned to the Claiborne Co., Tax
Rolls in 1814 and remained until his death. James Gibson is listed on the 1820
Federal Census for Claiborne Co., MS as a male 26 to 45 years of age with 1 male
10 to 16, 1 female under 10, 3 females 10 to 16, 1 female 16 to 26 and 1 female
26 to 45. Elizabeth McGinty Gibson was about 36 in 1820. Gibson family research
has his name as James Stephen Gibson, born about 1777, died February 28, 1824,
buried in Old Colony cemetery, Claiborne Co., MS. He and Elizabeth McGinty
Gibson may have had no children. The little girl under ten may have
been Rueben McGinty's orphan child, Tersea Caroline.
James Gibson signed as bondsman on the marriage bond for Elizabeth's sister, Lydia McGinty, when she married Joseph Parmele in 1816 and Joseph Parmele was named one of the executors of James Gibson's will.
Elizabeth McGinty Gibson married again to John Venable, (from a suit in Warren County brought against her sister Mary) who is on the Claiborne Co., MS. Census for 1830 and 1840. The Fisher Funeral Home (Warren Co., MS) recorded Mrs. Elizabeth Venable's death May 1, 1856, 72 years old, consumption, which puts her birth officially as 1784. In her will dated March 6, 1856, Elizabeth left everything she owned to her beloved sister, Mary McGinty. Included in her property were several slaves, which were descendants of the slave Chana, given to Tersea Caroline McGinty, daughter of Rueben, by Elizabeth's first husband James Gibson. This original slave and her children were to remain the property of Elizabeth during her lifetime and then be turned over to Tersea Caroline. Elizabeth outlived Tersea, and either forgot or assumed they were negated with Tersea Caroline's death or ignored the stipulations in the Gibson will when she willed Chana's descendants to sister Mary. There was quite a lot of litigation in the Warren County courts over this since Tersea Caroline left a married daughter living there in Warren and a son George, of Madison Co., MS., who promptly brought suit against Elizabeth's unmarried sister, Mary McGinty. Tersea Caroline McGinty, daughter of Reuben McGinty married first Matlock and then David W. Briscoe (one reference says David M. Briscoe) in Madison Co., MS and they had two children, George Briscoe and Maria Jane C. Briscoe who married William L. Pursell. It was George and Maria Jane and her husband who brought suit. Since George was a minor, his suit was in the name of John J. Briscoe who was his uncle from Madison Co., MS. There was a William Purcell family living in Vicksburg in 1840, close to Mary McGinty and they had a son 20 to 30. It could have been this son who married Maria Jane C. Briscoe.
3c. Mary McGinty's name does not appear in records until the Federal Census of 1840, Warren County, Mississippi, on which she is listed as being 40 to 50 years of age. She was actually about 50. Living with her was another female 40 to 50 years of age, identity unknown. On the 1850 census, she is listed as Polly McGinty, age 60, living alone in Warren County. This census gives us a birth date for Mary for about 1790. Mary died September 23, 1858 proven by Fisher Funeral Home Records and by a letter from Robert J. McGinty, Mary McGinty's brother, written in a Vicksburg newspaper, the "Vicksburg Weekly Whig", of October 13, 1858. Robert was living in Carrollton, Mississippi at that time and discovered his sister Mary's death through reading a notice in the "True Southron" newspaper that Mary McGinty had died of old age in he city hospital as reported by the sexton. Robert was incensed that Mary had been sent to the hospital instead of being cared for at home by her great-niece Maria Jane C. Pursell and her husband. Evidently, the hospital in those days was a place paupers of the homeless were sent when ill. The letter gives information on the sibling relationship between some of the James McGinty family.
3d. Lydia McGinty first appears in public record at the time of her marriage to Joseph Parmelee in Claiborne County, Mississippi on October 26, 1816. James Gibson, first husband of Elizabeth McGinty, Lydia's sister, signed as bondsman. Joseph Parmelee was listed on the tax rolls for Jefferson County, MS., as early as 1811 and he and Lydia lived in Jefferson for many years. Just how Joseph and Lydia met is not known, perhaps through the Gibson connection.
James and Lydia Hood McGinty's daughter Lydia McGinty is enumerated with her husband, Joseph Parmelee, in Jefferson County on the 1816 census because the census page was dated November 1816, the month after the Parmelees were married. The Joseph Parmelee census reads, 1 male over 21 and 2 females over 21 and 2 slaves. Lydia has been assigned a birth date of about 1793 based on combined census records.
The 1820 Census shows Lydia and Joseph living in Jefferson County, Mississippi, but in 1827 and 1830 Joseph sold his land in Jefferson County and moved to newly opened land in Madison County, MS. In December 1835, Joseph sold out all Parmelee lands in Madison County and moved his family up into more new land in the Carroll County, MS area. Joseph died sometime between December 1837 and May of 1838. He left no will and much information can be gathered from documents found in the Orphan's Court.
Lydia later married a widower in the neighborhood, Alexander M. Townsend, on January 22, 1846, in Carroll County. The last court document found on her is a deed of gift she made to her younger son, William Jordan Parmelee, thanking him for the care he had always given her. The gift was made in August of 1865, but it doesn't look like she died until around December of 1869. Lydia did not leave a will and her land was divided among her heirs.
Joseph and Lydia McGinty Parmele had the following children:
3d1. Hulda Alamanza Parmelee born about 1817. Married Andrew J. Alsworth, December 17, 1833.
3d2. Eliza Alzade Parmelee, born November 1818. Married George D. McLean January 10, 1843. The 1850 census lists her widower George with no children.
3d3. Diana M. Parmelee born about 1824. Married Estill Beeler March 11, 1840.
3d4. Laura A. Parmelee born about 1825. Married John H. McCarroll on March 22, 1842. John H. McCarroll died November 12, 1845 and Laura married second, Isaac Curtis, February 4, 1852.
3d5. James M. Parmelee, born February 19, 1826. Married Mariah Louisa Phillips December 23, 1846. James died about 1862
3d6. Mary N, Parmelee born about 1828. Married Milton Hinds McCarroll on November 18, 1847.
3d7. Caroline Z. Parmelee born about 1830. Married Benjamin C. Alsworth on September 6, 1847.
3d8. William Jordan Parmelee born about 1832/33. Married his 1st cousin Lydia P. McGinty on February 19, 1851.
3d9. Hannah Jane Parmelee born about 1835. Married James W. Trotter on August 31, 1852.
3e. Robert J. McGinty born about 1804. There is a great deal of material in the courthouse on Robert buying and selling of property in Warren and Madison counties, and on his trustee and guardianship papers as well as material on his municipal positions in the city of Vicksburg. By 1825, he was the Assessor and Collector of Taxes on the first list of municipal officers of Vicksburg, MS., where he continued to live for many years serving in several municipal capacities including mayor. In 1828, he received a land grant in Madison County, MS.
Robert married Hannah Ball Kirby, on December 16, 1833. Hannah was a widow with two children. Hannah and Robert had one child, Lydia P. McGinty who was born on September 7, 1834.
After Hannah's death in 1844, Robert married again to a widow who had been married twice before, Harriet Hancock. They married on October 11, 1848 in Hinds Co., MS. Robert died sometime around 1879.
The information on James McGinty and his descendants was submitted by Eugenia Richards of Austin, Texas. She wishes to also acknowledge Phyllis Wood who also contributed to research on the James McGinty line. Only a small portion of their work is listed above. For more information on this line please contact Eugenia at CJR349@aol.com. I appreciate Mrs. Richards sharing her research with the rest of the McGinty Family. Without her contribution we would all have wondered what happened to James McGinty for possibly many years.
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