Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday's Faces From the Past - Benjamin Franklin McGee

B.F. McGee & grandchildren
Benjamin Franklin McGee, born 1830 in Lancaster, South Carolina, died 1920 in Monroe, Louisiana.  He was the son of a wealthy planter who grew up in a home with more than 50 slaves in Alabama.  Benjamin was a sergeant in the 30th Alabama Infantry, then retired to a life of farming after the war.  He survived two wives and was the father of 14 children.  In his old age, he moved to Monroe, Louisiana to live with his eldest son and his family. 

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