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View Tree for William McElweeWilliam McElwee (b. 1718, d. June 1807)

William McElwee (son of William McElwee I) was born 1718 in County Tyrone, Ireland, and died June 1807. He married Jeanette (Jane) Black on 1757 in County Tyrone, Ireland.

 Includes NotesNotes for William McElwee:
William II and his brother David emigrated to America in 1750 and landed at Philadelphia, PA.
William and Janet moved to Brunswick Co., VA which area is now Greenville Co., VA. They were the parents of eight children. In 1765, they moved their family to Clarks Fork of Bullock's Creek in York District of South Carolina.

In the fall of 1812, the trouble with Indians at David MCELWEE's house occurred.The blockhouse located three miles northeast of Missouri City witnessed a harrowing experience with Indians. Dave MCELWEE, at the time of the visit, was in Tennessee, taking his wife and daughter, Mrs. Margaret HOWDESHELL. He left James, William and Sarah MCELWEE at the farm near the blockhouse.Mr. Martin PALMER incensed the hatred of the Indians and one of the Indians pointed his gun at Mr. PALMER. Before the Indian could cock his gun, Mr. Martin PALMER shot him. Both Indians and white ran for cover. Two Indians ran to the house. Sarah MCELWEE ran outside the house. Mrs. LANEY and Miss CRAWFORD got under the bed. The Indians entered the house, William MCELWEE was struck by one of the Indians. The tomahawk cut off one of William MCELWEE's fingers.They climbed on the roof of the cabin and tore into the roof. As the two Indians entered the cabin, one Indian was killed and one wounded. Two Indians died and one was wounded at the blockhouse. The other six Indians escaped into the wooded hills taking three horses.The three horses were sent back to their tribes. Seven Indians stayed fifty yards from Mr. David MCELWEE's home all day.
Source: "History of Missouri City" (Clay County, Missouri)

1870 York, South Carolina Census:
(name, age, sex, race, birthplace, township, page#)
MCELWEE, DUDLEY,24, Male, Black, SC, Yorkville Post Office, 461
MCELWEE, FLETCHER,18, Male, Black, SC, Yorkville Post Office, 221
MCELWEE, FRANK,23, Male, Black, SC, Yorkville Post Office, 458
MCELWEE, HENRY,71, Male, Black, VA, Yorkville Post Office, 221
MCELWEE, HENRY,19, Male, Black, SC, Ebenezer Township, 352
MCELWEE, JAMES,69, Male, White, SC, Bethel Township, 363
MCELWEE, JEROAM,27, Male, White, SC, Catawba Township, 318
MCELWEE, JONATHAN,75, Male, White, SC, Broad River Township, 465
MCELWEE, JONATHAN,60, Male, White, SC, Catawba Township, 306
MCELWEE, JONATHAN,28, Male, White, SC, Catawba Township, 307
MCELWEE, LEE,30, Male, Black, SC, Bethel Township, 366
MCELWEE, MELINDA,50, Female, Black, SC, Kings Mountain Township, 507
MCELWEE, NELLY,20, Female, Black, SC, Bethel Township, 377
MCELWEE, NEWMAN,41, Male, White, SC, Kings Mountain Township, 505
MCELWEE, ROMEO,2, Male, Mulatto, SC, Bethel Township, 377
MCELWEE, SAMUEL,35, Male, Black, SC, Bethel Township, 385
MCELWEE, SAMUEL,34, Male, White, SC, Yorkville Post Office, 287
MCELWEE, SAMUEL,30, Male, Black, SC, Kings Mountain Township, 391
MCELWEE, SANDY,75, Male, Black, SC, Bethel Township, 404
MCELWEE, THADDEUS,22, Male, Black, SC, Broad River Township, 467
MCELWEE, THOMAS,46, Male, Black, SC, Ebenezer Township, 354
MCELWEE, THOMAS,14, Male, Black, SC, Yorkville Post Office, 212
MCELWEE, WILLIAM White,36, Male, White, SC, Bethel Township, 385

South Carolina Military Payrolls, 1775 - 1780:
McElwee, James
Company or Regiment: Warley Company
Month: July
Year: 1779

Mcelwee, James
Company or Regiment: Warley Company
Month: September
Year: 1779

Mcelwie, James
Company or Regiment: Third Regiment
Year: 1780





More About William McElwee:
Burial: Unknown, Bethany Church Cemetery, Bethany, York Co., South Carolina.

More About William McElwee and Jeanette (Jane) Black:
Marriage: 1757, County Tyrone, Ireland.

Children of William McElwee and Jeanette (Jane) Black are:
  1. James McElwee, b. August 19, 1758, d. date unknown.
  2. +William McElwee III, b. August 28, 1762, Greene County, Virginia, d. date unknown.
  3. +Jane McElwee, b. 1764, d. date unknown.
  4. John Calvin McElwee, b. January 19, 1765, d. date unknown.
  5. +Mary McElwee, b. 1772, d. 1809, Barron County, Kentucky.
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