Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Davis McGee

Sacred to the memory of Davis McGee, whose many charitable acts and virtuous deeds remembered in the hearts of those who best knew his private character.

Davis McGee was born in Jones, Georgia in 1794.  He married his first cousin, Mary Sarah McGee, had nine children, and moved to Plantersville, Alabama where he became a successful planter.  The 1850 slave schedule shows him owning more than 40 slaves.  He also owned and operated a stage coach inn, where travelers stopped for food and lodging and horse traders from Tennessee would gather to sell and swap their stock. 

Mary Sarah lived until 1878.  They are buried together in the cemetery at the Plantersville United Methodist Church in Plantersville, Alabama.

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