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Descendants of Thomas Mackie


Generation No. 2


2. JOHN2 MACKIE (THOMAS1) was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, and died Abt. 1802 in Elbert County, Georgia. He married ELIZABETH PARKS.

Notes for J
OHN MACKIE:
REFERENCE: Original papers of the Georgia Archives.

      Elbert County, Ga., 30 December 1802: Personally came John Mackie, Exor Of Thomas Mackie, dec'd. before me and being duly sworn deposeth that sometime to the best of his recollection in the year 1788/89, were stolen from the sd. Thomas Mackie, 5 head of horses which he believes were worth $300 and he has reason to believe that they were either taken by the Creek Indians or carried to the Creek Nation by the Cherokees, and this deponent further saith that his reason for believing it was the Creek Indians is that at the Rock Landing Treaty he found one of his horses that were in possession of a Creek Indian which was stolen from him in about the same time.

John Mackie/S/

30 Dec 1802: Wm. Mackie, being duly sworn says he believes the above horses were worth $350.

Wm. Mackie/S/

      John Mackie of Franklin Co, Ga. A deed sg. 20 Jan. 1802 to Wm. Mackie of Elbert Co. original grant of 318a. to John Mackey (sic) 29 Jan 1792. Wit: David Clark, Samuel Mackey (sic).

John Mackie/S/

      John Mackie, son of Thomas Mackie, also served in the Revolution from N. C.
He drew 350a on the North Fork of Stair Creek, 5 March 1785, in Wilkes Co., Ga. for his service. (Plat BK. B-116) The same year he is shown with 1 poll on the tax list in Capt. Walker's Dist. As John McKee (Davidson: Early Recs. of Ga. - 24.)

      In the "Central Presbyterian" published 20 August 1859, states "John Mackie was a surveyor and appears to have been a citizen of excellent traits of Character, but was killed in 1802 by a falling tree."

Notes for E
LIZABETH PARKS:
NOTE: On April 1803, Elizabeth Mackie and Samuel Mackie were granted Letters of Administration on the estate of John Mackie. In the Court Term 4 Jan 1808, Henry Parks was appointed guardian of "Patsey Roxanna Mackie, orphan of John McKee (sic) dec'd."
(Historical Collection of Georgia Chapters DAR 1 pp 339-345.)

      Elizabeth Mackie, widow, drew land on Sea's Crk. 6th Dist. Madison Co. Ga.      
(Cherokee Land Lottery-390)
     
      6 Dec, 1821, Jackson Co., Ga.: Quit Claim Deed, James Hargroves and Geo. W. Hudson of Franklin Co. Ga. A certain piece of land lying in Jackson and Franklin Cos., Ga. Being part of an 800a. survey granted to John Macky (sic). Betwixt the land deeded to Wm. Macky (sic) and the land deeded to Thomas Bowen. Wit: Martin Anthony, Owen I. Bowen. (Jackson Co., Ga.: M-90)

     

More About E
LIZABETH PARKS:
Daughter of: Rev. Henry Parks, a pioneer Methodist minister.
     
Child of J
OHN MACKIE and ELIZABETH PARKS is:
  i.   PATSEY ROSEANNA3 MACKIE, b. Abt. 1801.


3. MARY ANN2 MACKIE (THOMAS1) was born December 05, 1756 in Tyrone County, Ireland, and died September 1804 in Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina. She married THOMAS HEMPHILL 1773. He was born July 09, 1746 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died May 04, 1826 in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina.

More About M
ARY ANN MACKIE:
Burial: Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina
Daughter of: Thomas and Rosannah Mackie

More About T
HOMAS HEMPHILL:
Burial: Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina
Son of: James and Susannah Hemphill
     
Children of M
ARY MACKIE and THOMAS HEMPHILL are:
  i.   MARTHA3 HEMPHILL, b. March 14, 1774, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. November 17, 1835; m. THOMAS YOUNG HEMPHILL MCENTIRE; b. 1770, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina.
  ii.   SAMUEL HEMPHILL, b. March 03, 1775, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina.
8. iii.   ROSANNAH HEMPHILL, b. February 06, 1777, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. January 1851, Buncombe County, North Carolina.
  iv.   MARY HEMPHILL, b. October 26, 1778, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. July 25, 1848, Walker County, Georgia; m. ____HEMPHILL; b. Abt. 1778, Georgia.
  v.   JAMES HEMPHILL, b. July 25, 1780, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. October 05, 1857; m. MARGARET DYPART, Abt. 1832; b. 1784, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina.
  More About JAMES HEMPHILL:
Burial: Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina

9. vi.   ANDREW HEMPHILL, b. November 08, 1782, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. November 08, 1858, McDowell County, North Carolina.
  vii.   THOMAS HEMPHILL, b. March 17, 1784, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. As an infant..
  viii.   JANE HEMPHILL, b. February 09, 1785, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina.
  ix.   ANNA HEMPHILL, b. February 04, 1788, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. August 14, 1838, Benton County, Alabama; m. MOSES WHITESIDE, March 13, 1811, Burke County, North Carolina; b. 1786, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1864.
  x.   RACHEL HEMPHILL, b. March 05, 1790, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. April 03, 1833, Rutherford, North Carolina; m. THOMAS WHITESIDE, November 15, 1813, Burke County, North Carolina; b. 1790, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1840.
  xi.   REBECCA HEMPHILL, b. August 26, 1792, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina.
  xii.   RUTH HEMPHILL, b. May 06, 1794, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. March 23, 1847, Benton County, Alabama; m. JOHN UNDERWOOD WHITESIDE, May 04, 1819, Burke County, North Carolina; b. September 16, 1797, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. November 10, 1886, Alabama.
  xiii.   THOMAS MCENTIRE HEMPHILL, b. July 09, 1796, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina; d. August 08, 1874; m. MALINDA BURGIN, October 25, 1821, Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina; b. 1800, Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina.
  xiv.   BERTHA HEMPHILL, b. Abt. 1798, Old Fort, Burke County, North Carolina.


4. RACHEL2 MACKIE (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1759 in Tyrone County, Ireland. She married (1) JOHN BRIXEY. He was born in Ireland. She married (2) BARNABY STRICKLAND.

Notes for R
ACHEL MACKIE:
NOTE: Rachel Mackie was married to Barnaby Strickland at the time of her father, Thomas Mackie's will in 1796.

More About J
OHN BRIXEY:
Son of: Colonel Solomon Strickland and Amy Pace.
     
Children of R
ACHEL MACKIE and JOHN BRIXEY are:
  i.   THOMAS3 BRIXEY, m. SUSAN CLARK, January 08, 1805, Abbeville County, South Carolina.
  Notes for THOMAS BRIXEY:
NOTE: Thomas Brixey was named as a legatee in Thomas Mackie's will, 1796

10. ii.   JANET BRIXEY, b. October 06, 1780; d. December 28, 1846.
     
Children of RACHEL MACKIE and BARNABY STRICKLAND are:
  iii.   SOLOMON3 STRICKLAND, b. May 06, 1790; d. February 09, 1851; m. POLLY SMITH.
  Notes for SOLOMON STRICKLAND:
NOTE: Solomon Strickland's will was probated in 1854 in Madison County, Georgia.

  More About SOLOMON STRICKLAND:
Burial: Blue Stone Creek Cemetery, Elbert County, Georgia

  iv.   POLLY STRICKLAND, b. April 24, 1793; m. PHILIP WARE.
  v.   ROSA STRICKLAND, b. September 27, 1795; m. (1) BENNETT SOWELLS; m. (2) BENJAMIN AVERY.
  vi.   EPHRIAM STRICKLAND, b. October 05, 1799.
  vii.   WILSON STRICKLAND, b. February 12, 1807; d. July 16, 1847.
  More About WILSON STRICKLAND:
Burial: Blue Stone Creek Cemetery, Elbert County, Georgia


5. WILLIAM2 MACKIE (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1760 in Tyrone County, Ireland, and died Abt. 1835 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He married (1) BATHSHEBA DUNCAN. He married (2) SUSANNA WALKER January 23, 1779 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. She was born in South Carolina.

Notes for W
ILLIAM MACKIE:
NOTE: William Mackie, son of Thomas Mackie and Rosannah McIntire, was born in Ireland about 1760. He came with his father and their family to North Carolina where they lived during the Revolutionary War. When the lands in Georgia became open to those who had served during the Revolution, the Mackie family moved to Georgia where most of them received bounty land in the various land lotteries.
      It is shown through various records that the members of this family were active in the affairs of their community. I have seem reference to the fact that John was a surveyor as well as a Justice of the Peace. I have found the following references to William Mackie:

      "Wm. Mackey, 7 Sept. 1793, stationed at Fort Independence, Franklin Co., Ga.
(Ga. Military Affairs-448)

      Wm. McCay/Mackey, Juror, 27 March 1809. (Jackson Co., Ga. Court Minutes, 1-4)"
      These notes were taken from Beatrice Mackey Doughtie's THE MACKEYS (Variously Spelled) and Allied Families. My research does not agree with some of her data, and I will show you how I disagree later.

      William Mackie appeared in the 1820 and 1830 U. S. Census of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, as follows:
     
      1820:      Vol. 2, p. 133             Male            Female
            Wm. Mackey            1 10 to 16      3 under 10
                              1 over 45            1 10 to 16
                                          1 26 to 45

      1830:      Vol. 3, p. 209
            Wm. Mackey            1 5 to 10            2 10 to 15
                              1 20 to 30     
                              1 60 to 70

      From this data we can draw some conclusions, namely, that William Mackie was born about 1760. Also, since a female does not appear in the 1830 Census that would
be of the age that Bathsheba Duncan Mackie (Female aged 26 to 45 in the 1820 Census),
we must assume that she died between 1820 and 1830.
      Mr. Harley B. Bozeman, a historian, has written extensively about Winn Parish
in his column WINN PARISH AS I HAVE KNOWN IT, which was published regularly in the Enterprise News-American over several years. I quote from an article that he wrote for the Sesquicential Edition of Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, La.

      "After the United States acquired Louisiana from France in 1804 until after the Civil War, the outstanding leaders of all Central Louisiana, in my opinion, were William Mackie and his two sons, Dennis and Thomas Mackie. They were civil engineers by profession.
      William Mackie prior to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France was appoiinted engineer in charge of making a survey of the entire Louisiana Territory, not just the state of Louisiana, for the federal government at Washington.
      After the Louisiana Purchase the Mackies were commissioned to survey and establish the western boundaries of the state of Louisiana, and to assist in the surveying and establishing the northern and eastern boundaries of the state of Louisiana.
      William Mackie established his home at Natchtioches. His son Dennis Mackie made Gansville, in Winn Parish, his home. Gansville then was the largest cultural and commercial center in the hill country between Alexandria, Monroe and Shreveport, Thomas Mackie made his home in Alexandria.

                  SURVEYED THE PARISH

      After the death of William Mackie, his sons, Dennis and Thomas Mackie surveyed the parish and township lines of Southern Louisiana. Then after the dceath of Thomas Mackie, his brother Dennis Mackie surveyed the parish lines for the new parish of Winn, which was created in 1852 by the Louisiana legislature, from parts of Rapides, Natchitoches and Catahoula parishes."

      Mr. Bozeman states that for months he had collected information on the Mackie family from those relatives living at that time, i.e., Mrs. Clara Long Knott, Hasson Morris, Dr. A. W. Radeseich and Mrs. A. L. Smith. He also lists among his contributors Dr, Nita Pyburn of Florida State University and Miss Jessie Julia Mize, co author of "Threads of Ancestors" and Mr. Thomas S. Stone, grandson of Barton Warren Stone and Bathsheba Mackie.

      THE MACKIES, by Thomas S. Stone supplied much interesting information about the family and was printed in two columns in January, 1963. I quote some of the data that in my opinion is historically important:

      "Occupational history compiled from old family records, William Mackie and his oldest son, Thomas Mackie studied civil engineering at North Carolina University, Chapel Hill, N.C. There they met Barton Warren Stone, an instructor in Civil engineering, who later married William Mackie's daughter, Bathsheba Mackie. She was a half sister of Thomas Mackie.
      "The Stones had been established in Louisiana for a number of years. Barton
Warren Stone persuaded his father-in-law to move to Natchitcoches, Louisiana; William Mackie, who could speak Spanish fluently, was employed under the Free Trades Act to make a survey of the rivers and coastal waterways in Louisiana Territory (then a Spanish possession). With his son, Thomas, he continued this work for a number of years--retiring on account of ill health.
      "Thomas Mackie, Barton Warren Stone and Dennis Mackie, who having finished school established an office; and working under Federal appointed surveyors Dinsmore and others, were for a number of years busily establishing Range-Township-Section lines, and checking the Base Meridian lines. As this class of work gradually moved Westward, they turned to private practice.
      "Upon the death of Thomas Mackie, Barton Warron Stone and Dennis Mackie then persuaded his sister, Bathsheba Mackie Stone, to let him train his favorite nephew and namesake, Dennis M. Stone, as a surveyor. They worked together until Dennis Mackie retired in 1875.
      "Dennis Mackie, upon his retirement, left his account books, field notes, records and the Mackie compass in trust with my father, Dennis M. Stone, until myself and my brother D. T. Stone, reached maturity; at which time they were to be surrendered to us.     
      "Later, I purchased my brother's interest, and still have all of them.
      "Among the Dennis Mackie records is an old 600 page book, combined history and geography, printed in early English, describing the U.S., Canada and Mexico, listing the Territory west of the Mississippi River as unknown.
      "This book was evidently used as a school book in the 1700 century! It contains quite a number of maps, and on the backs of them quite a lot of information written about the Mackies."

      Certificate #847, Ouachita Land Office, dated September 14, 1832, shows that William Mackie purchased forty acres for $1.25 per acre, totalling $50.00. The cover of the document notes "Patented 15th June 1837. Rec'd. Vol. e, Page 166."

      This certificate documents that William Mackie was living in 1832.

      Earlier I said that I would show how and why I disagree with the data that Mrs. Doughtie cited in her book. I disagree that Isaac Mackie was a son of William and this is why.     
      According to the will of Thomas Mackie, William's father, William inherited not only a portion of the lands held by his father but also he and Samuel "I give and bequeath unto Samuel and William Mackie and the heirs of theirs of their body one Negro woman named Cat, Negro boy named Isaack, one Negro woman named Joan & child named Tom to S. Samuel Mackie and William Mackie forever to be equally divided between them both," (Recorded in Will Book 1791-1803, Page 19, Elbert Co., Ga.)
      We must assume that the Negro boy named Isaac in the will is the same Isaac Mackie that appears in the 1850 Census of Rapides Parish in the household of William Mackie, born in 1820. (William, Jr.) The Isaac listed in the census record was color coded Malatto, as was the Elizabeth Mackie listed in the census record. She was probably Isaac's wife.
      On page 38 of BE IT KNOWN AND REMEMBERED, BIBLE RECORDS, Volume Three (La. Genealogical and Historical Society), there is listed: "Bathsheba Mackie, born July 7th, 1805, daughter of William Mackie and Bathsheba Duncan, Jackson Co., Ga. Barton W. Stone and Bathsheba Mackie married March 13, 1823, Rapides Parish, La."
      The will of William Mackie (Jr.), recorded in the Grant Parish Courthouse in Colfax, lists as legatees his brother and five sisters (no mention of Isaac or his heirs and no mention of Elizabeth or her heirs) The bulk of his estate went to Mary Jane Stevens, daughter of his sister Julia Ann and Matthew Nugent. He also mentions four more of Julia Ann and Matthew Nugent's daughters. The list of children Mrs. Doughtie attribute to Isaac, with the exception of Elizabeth are the children of William Mackie, Sr.
     
     
Children of W
ILLIAM MACKIE and BATHSHEBA DUNCAN are:
11. i.   JANE3 MACKIE, b. Georgia.
  ii.   NANCY MACKIE, m. __________GILMORE.
  Notes for NANCY MACKIE:
NOTE: The only information that is available at this time is the story that is told concerning the one son that Nancy Gilmore had. It is said that he drowned in Little River.
Verification has proved fruitless.

12. iii.   BATHSHEBA MACKIE, b. July 07, 1805, Jackson County, Georgia.
  iv.   DENNIS MACKIE, b. September 20, 1809, Jackson County, Georgia; d. November 11, 1887, Winn Parish, Louisiana; m. SOPHIA MATILDA KILGORE, September 19, 1833; b. February 13, 1813; d. April 20, 1890, Winn Parish, Louisiana.
  Notes for DENNIS MACKIE:
REFERENCE: WINN PARISH AS I HAVE KNOWN IT, by H. B. Bozeman, Article 353, Enterprise@News-American, Thursday, February 6, 1964:

      "The will of Dennis Mackie is the first will filed by anyone after the Winn Parish court house here was burned November 23, 1886, by Quincy and Richard Travis who wee hired by Raz Pratt to commit the crime. All Winn Parish public records were destroyed in this court house fire back to the time Winn Parish was created in 1852.

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      Dennis Mackie, his father, brothers and his Stone kinsmen were among the earliest U. S. Government surveyors in Louisiana after the U. S. acquired Louisiana from France.

            WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DENNIS MACKIE

STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF WINN

      BE IT KNOWN, that I, DENNIS MACKIE, a resident of the Parish of Winn, State of Louisiana, being of sound mind and aware of the uncertainty of life and owning to my advanced age in life, the near prospect of death, do now make this my last Will and Testament, and desire that the dispositions herein made be carried into effect in manner and form as herein directed and the provisions of law.

      Item 1st. I commit my soul to the will of the Almighty God, the creator of all things.
Item 2nd. I desire that my body be buried in plain and neat style.
Item 3rd. I desire that all my just debts be paid out of my effects left at my death.     
      Item 4th. I desire that all my property left after the compliance of above provisions be controled and used by my beloved wife, Sophia Matilda Mackie during her life, in case I should die before she does.
      Item 5th. After my death and the death of my beloved wife, I will and bequeath unto my great niece by marriage MRS. NANCY R. RADESCICH, wife of and widow of Andrew J. Radescich and the bodily heirs my entire Estate, such as it may be after the Stipulations above made.
      Item 6th. I hereby appoint Dennis M. Stone my lawful Executor to administer my Estate, and carry out the provisions herein made as the law directs.
      This done and signed in the Town of Winnfield, Louisiana in presence of the undersigned competent witnesses on this the 11th day of February, A.D., 1887.

Signed,
ATTEST: Dennis Mackie
J. L. DARK
W. J. SOWERS
J. C. WHITE
J. E. DELOACH

CLERK'S OFFICE

STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF WINN

      Before me the undersigned authority personally come and appeared John E. DeLoach, one of the attesting witnesses to the above and foregoing document of writing who being by me first duly sworn deposes and says that he saw Dennis Mackie sign the above and foregoing document of writing viz. his last will and Testament after the same was read over in the hearing of said Dennis Mackie and himself and his co-witnesses he signed the same for the purpose therein set forth and expressed that he saw his co-witnesses viz. J. L. Dark, W. J. Sowers and J. C. White sign their names to same and such and he now recognizes and acknowledges his signature to same to be genuine. So help him God.
J. E. DeLoach
      Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of February A. D., 1887.

R. C. Jones
Clerk 4th District Court
      Filed for record and recorded February 23, A.D., 1887.
R. C. Jones
Clerk District Court and
Ex-Officio Recorder"

"State of Louisiana
Parish of Winn.
      I hereby certify that the within is a true and correct copy of the original instrument as same appears in this office of date Feb. 11, 1887 Time:
Recorded in Conveyance Record Vol. A, page 77.
      Given under my hand and seal of office at Winnfield, La. this 27 day of Jan., 1964.
      B. W. THOMPSON
Deputy Clerk &
Ex-Officio Recorder"

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      The following advertisement appeared in several successive issues of the Louisiana Gazette and Planters' Intelligencer, Alexandria, La. (An early newspaper published in Alexandria):

      "Notice is hereby given, that the road between this place and Monroe, has
      been completed according to contract, by the subscriber, and received by the
      authorized commissioners - , as proof of which I have in my possession, the      
      certificates of Morgan Woodson, and David Brown, David Mills, John Allbright,
      and Dennis Mackey.

            STAGES - From Alexandria to Mrs. Jeffries' 10 miles, to Mackey's 5
            to Lawrences' 7, Phillips' 5, Mill's ferry 4, Jones' 4, Haggerty's
            cow-pens 6, Smith's 6, Gray's 4, Jones' ferry 12, from thence to      
            Monroe 26. Travellors may be at no loss by noticing the blazes with
            a notch above.

      The subscribers to this road in the parish of Rapides will please pay their
      subscritpions to Mr. King Holston, who is authorized to receive the same.

                                    C. B. Harvey
      Alexa, May 22, 1833"


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      The following is a quotation from HUEY LONG, by Williams, T. Harry, New York, Alfred A. Knopf - 1969, pages 11 and 12:

      "Winn Parish was a recent creation when John M. Long moved to it. It had been carved out of four adjoining parishes in 1852, as a result of the machinations of one of the most remarkable men in the area, Dennis Mackie, who was assisted by his brother Thomas and other associates. Dennis Mackie was born in Georgia of Irish extraction, and he and other members of his family had moved to Louisiana in the 1830's. He was probably the largest landowner in that part of the state, its recognized political boss, and a powerful and domineering personality (through marriage this strong Mackie blood would eventually enter the Long strain). Dennis and his associates decided that they could profit policically and economically by manipulating the creation of new parishes out of existing large ones, which would enable them to speculate in land titles, and they persuaded a compliant state legistlature to authorize the formation of Winn. When representatives of the various settlements in the new parish began to squabble about where the seat of government should be located, Dennis characteristically stepped in to settle the argument. He proposed that the parish seat should be placed away from any community with a name, at a small and untitled spot which by a process that seemed logical became Winnfield. At the time of the creation the parish had a population of only 2,600 persons, but by the time John Long arrived, increasing migration had swelled the number to 5,700."

      NOTE: The John M. Long referred to in the above quotation is John Murphy Long, father of Huey Long, Senior and grandfather to Huey Long, Jr. and Earl K. Long.

  More About DENNIS MACKIE:
Burial: New Jeruselem Cemetery, Winn Parish, Louisiana

  Notes for SOPHIA MATILDA KILGORE:
REFERENCE: WINN PARISH AS I HAVE KNOWN IT, by H. B. Bozeman, Article No. 354, Enterprise@News-American, Thursday, February 13, 1964:

      "One Week After Dennis Mackie Made His Last Will Here In Winnfield, February 11, 1887, His Wife Made Her Will At Their Home, Up In Ward Four, February 18, 1887, Bequeathing All Her Personal And Real Property To Her Great-Niece, Mrs. Nancy R. Radescich, Widow of Andrew J. Radescich.
      "Below Is A Certified Copyt Of Mrs. Dennis Mackie's Last Will And Testament ---- And Following The Will, I Will Tell Why Mrs. Nancy R. Radescich Became The Sole Heir of Mr. And Mrs. Dennie Mackie.

            WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MRS. S. M. MACKIE
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF WINN
      BE IT KNOWN, that I, SOPHIA MATILDA MACKIE, a resident of the Parish of Winn, State of Louisiana, being of sound mind and aware of the uncertainty of life and owing to my advanced age in life, and the near propect of death, do now make this my last Will and Testament, and desire that the dispositions herein made, be carried into effect in manner and form as herein directed and provisions of law, viz:
      Item 1st. I commend my Soul to the will of the Almighty God the creator of all things.     
      Item 2nd. I desire that my body be buried in plain and neat style.
      Item 3rd. I desire that all my just debts be paid out of my effects left at my death.
      Item 4th. I desire that all my property left after the compliance of above provisions be controled and used by my beloved husband, Dennis Mackie, during his life, in case I should die before he does.
      Item 5th. After my death and death of my beloved husband, I Will and bequeath unto my Great Niece MRS. NANCY R. RADESCICH, wife of and widow of Andrew J. Radescich, Deceased, and her bodily heirs my entire Estate, such as it may be after the Stipulations above made are carried into effect.
      Item 6th. I hereby appoint Dennis M. Stone my lawful Executor to administer my Estate and carry out the provisions herein made as the law directs.
      Thus done and signed at my residence situated in the country about twelve miles North West from the Town of Winnfield, Louisiana, in presence of the undersigned competent witnesses on this, the 18th day of February, A.D., 1887.
      All interlineations made before signing.
Sophia Matilda Mackie
ATTEST:
John M. Wasson
Walter L. Stinson
Albert J. Wasson
Crocket K. Jones
CLERK'S OFFICE
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF WINN
      Before me the undersigned authority, personally came and appeared John M. Wasson, one of the attesting witnesses to the above and foregoing document of writing, who being by me first duly sworn, deposes and says, that he saw Sophia Matilda Mackie, sign the above document of writing viz: her last Will and Testament after the same was read over twice in the hearing of said Sophia Matilda Mackie, and himself and co-witnesses and that she signed the same for the purposes therein set forth and expressed, that she saw his co-witnesses viz: Walter L. Stinson, Albert J. Wasson and Crocket K. Jones sign their names to same as such and he now recognizes and acknowledges his signature to same to be genuine. So help him God.
                              John M. Wasson
      Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of February, A.D., 1887.
R. C. Jones
Clerk 4th District Court
      Filed for record and recorded February 23rd, A. D., 1887.
R. J. Jones
Clerk District Court and
Ex-Officio Recorder


State of Louisiana
Parish of Winn
      I hereby certify that the within is a true and correct copy of the original instrument as same appears in this office of date Feb. 18, 1887 Time:________
Recorded in: Conveyance Record, Vol. A page 78.
      Given under my hand seal of office at Winnfield, La. this 27 day of Jan. 1964.
B. W. THOMPSON
Deputy Clerk &
Ex-Officio Recorder

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      Why Mrs. Nancy Rogers Radescich Was Named The Sole Heir Of Mr. And Mrs. Dennis Mackie?

      Dennis Mackie and his wife never had any children of their own. When the Civil War came Dennis Mackie was one of largest landowners in Winn Parish and lived at Louisville (Gansville). Nearby lived Charles B. Parsons and his wife Mary Rogers Parsons and their baby daughter Nancy Rogers Parsons. Charles B. Parsons was killed at the Battle of Yellow Bayou while serving in the Confederate army, and his wife died during the Civil War, leaving Nancy Rogers Parsons an orphan. Nancy's great-aunt, and Dennis Mackie took her into their home and reared her as if she was their own child, but never legally adopted her.
      After the Civil War was over, Dennis Mackie disposed of most of his lands around Louisville (Gansville), and established a new home on a large tract of land he owned south of Big Creek, and near the domain of his old friend Luca Radescich. Here Nancy grew to young womanhood in the Dennis Mackie home and was treated as if she had been their own daughter, and married Andrew J. Radescich, son of Dennis Mackie's close friend, Luca Radescich.
      Andrew did not live but a few years after he and Nancy were married, leaving her a widow with two small children, Dr. A. W. Radescich and a daughter, Irene, now deceased. Irene married Cyrus Jones of Dodson.
      Mrs. Nancy Rogers Radescich was married the second time on December 13, 1887 to Osey McLain Barnes, a month after Dennis Mackie's death, and continued to live in the Mackie home and take care of Mrs. Mackie until her death April 20, 1890 with devotion and affection equal to that of any daughter for her own mother. This is why Mrs. Nancy Rogers Barnes became the sole heir of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mackie."


  More About SOPHIA MATILDA KILGORE:
Burial: New Jeruselem Cemetery, Winn Parish, Louisiana

  v.   ROSANNA MACKIE, b. 1814.
13. vi.   JULIA ANN MACKIE, b. October 08, 1817, Jackson County, Georgia; d. May 08, 1881, Grant Parish, Louisiana.
  vii.   WILLIAM MACKIE, b. 1820, Louisiana; d. November 05, 1880, Grant Parish, Louisiana.
  Notes for WILLIAM MACKIE:
NOTE: According to documents from the National Achives, Willim Mackie was a private in the Reserve Corps of the Confederate forces. He appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War of Detachment of different Commands of the Confederate States Army, commanded by Col. Grogan, surrendered at New Orleans, La., by General E. K. Smith, C. S. A., to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U. S. A., May 26, 1865, and paroled at Alexandria, La., June 12, 1865.

REFERENCE: The succession and will Of William Mackie can be found recorded in Grant Parish, Louisiana, as follows:

Will of State of Louisiana
Grant Parish
William Mackie October 26, 1880

      In the name of God I of sound disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

      Item the 1st. I donate to Mrs. Emeline Neal (15) fifteen dollars.

      Item the second. I donate to my sister Julia Ann Nugent (1) one dollar, also my brother Dennis Mackey the same amount, my sister Bathsheba Stone (1) dollar, my sister Rosanna Low her heirs (1) one dollar each, my sister Jane Nugent her heirs (1) one dollar each, also my sister Nancy Gilmore her heirs (1) one dollar.

      Item the 3rd. My land I donate to Mary Jane Stevens and her bodily heirs during their lives. My bedding is to remain in possession of my sister Julia Ann Nugent during her life after which her daughters Laura A. Nugent and Martha Cornelia Nugent will take them as theirs for life. I also give to Henrietta Virginia Gray my cooking utensils. I give to Sarah Zilpha Sanford (1) trunk and contents. I give the remainder of property consisting of blacksmith tools and farming utensils, also an undivided interest in my hogs, also what money I have on hand to paying my debts and funeral expenses and recording of this my last will and testament.

      Witness my hand and seal this 26 day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.
                                          /Signed/William Mackie

Attest. R. M. Dean this 26th day of Oct. 1880
N. Gentry
Alfred Stevens

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      To the Hon'l the Judge of the 12 Judicial District Court holding sessions in and for the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana.

      The petition of William Stevens a resident of aforesaid Parish & State respectfully represents that Wm. Mackey departed this life on or about 5 day November 1880 leaving some personal and landed property that he made his last will and testament which last will and testament is hereto annexed and made a part hereof and that your petitioner desires to have said will executed and recorded.

      Wherefore petitioner prays that witnesses be duly summoned before your honorable court on 22nd day of Nov. 1880 to prove this will and testament of the deceased aforesaid and after due proceedings had in the premises that the same be executed and recorded according to law, for general relief and all further orders necessary in the premises.

                                    /Signed/ H. L. Daigre

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In the matter of the 12th Judicial Dist. Court
succession of William Parish of Grant
Mackie decd. State of Louisiana

      Personally came and appeared before me, N. Gentry, who being first duly sworn deposeth and says that he was a subscribing witness to the foregoing and annexed will of William Mackey that the signature of Wm. Mackey thereto is genuine as well as my own and that of the other subscribing witnesses, Alfred Stevens and R. M. Dean. That the said will was written by one of the witnesses viz: R. M. Dean in the presence of the Testator and the other witnesses and was dictated by the testator, Wm. Mackie, and was written down as dictated, by the said witness R. M. Dean and read to the testator in the presence of the other subscribing witnesses as dictated to him by the testator, and other persons then present, in an audible voice, and was then and there declared by the testator to be his will and testament, he signing the same in the presence of all the subscribing witnesses and other persons present.

Sworn to and subscribed /Signed/N. Gentry
before me this 22nd
day of November 1880

R. S. Cannon
(L.S.) D'y Clerk

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      Alfred Stevens sworn says that he was a subscribing witness to the foregoing and annexed will of Wm. Mackie that the signature of Wm. Mackie thereto is genuine as well as my own and that of the other subscribing witnesses N. Gentry and R. M. Dean, that said will was written by one of the witnesses viz: R, M. Dean, in the presence of the testator and the other witnesses and was dictated by the testator Wm. Mackie and was written down as dictated, by the said witness R. M. Dean and read to the testator in the presence of the other subscribing witnesses and other persons then present in an audible voice and was then and there declared by the testator to be his will and testmant he signing the same in the presence of all the subscribing witnesses and other persons present.

      Sworn to and subscribed                  /Signed/W. Stevens
      before me this Nov. 22, 1880
(L.S.) R. S. Cannon
D'y Clerk

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      The foregoing petition being considered together with the evidence thereto attached with the production of the will and the death of the testator having been proved it is ordered adjusged and decreeed that the last will and testament be filed recorded and executed as the last will and testament of Wm. Mackey deceased.
      Thus done read and signed in chambers this 22 day November A. D. 1880.
                                   
                                          /Signed/Aristides Barbin
Judge of the 12 Jud.
Distict Court
Filed Nov. 22nd 1880
      S. B. Shackelford
            Clerk

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      State of Louisiana of probating the last will and testament of William Mackie which was handed to me opened by Wm. Stephens praying in a petition for the execution and recording the same.

      2nd. The following witnesses were separately sworn to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth on the holy Bible N. Gentry and Alfred Stephens personally appearing before me which dispositions were reduced to writing in my presents by R. S. Cannon, D'y Clerk of my court.

      3rd. I them read the will in an audible and distinct voice to the witnesses and other persons present.

      4th I then ordered the execution and recording of the will and deposited in the Records of the Clerk's office Parish of Grant after having signed it Ne Varietur at the beginning and end of each page all done read and signed by me this 22nd day Nov. 1880

                                          /Signed/Aristides Barbin
Dist. Judge
12th Jud. Dist.
Filed Nov. 22nd 1880
S. B. Shackelford
Clerk

Duly Recorded this Nov. 24th, 1880
R. S. Cannon
D'y Clerk and Ex Officio Recorder































  More About WILLIAM MACKIE:
Burial: Liberty Chapel Cemetery, Williana, Grant Parish, Louisiana
     
Child of WILLIAM MACKIE and SUSANNA WALKER is:
  viii.   THOMAS3 MACKIE, b. Abt. 1800.
  Notes for THOMAS MACKIE:
NOTE: There is very little available in the records in this area relating to Thomas Mackie, son of William Mackie and Susannah Walker. The only document that I found in my search was the following :

Elender Mackey
to
Stephen G. Matthews

Procuration
            Before me John C. Carr, parish Judge of the parish of Natchitoches, and State of Louisiana and exofficio Notary Public in and for the same and in presence of the undersigned witnesses, personally appeared Miss Elender Mackey of the said parish, who declared that she had made ordained, constituted and appointede, and that by these presnt she Doth make, ordain, constitute and appoint Stephen G. Matthews, also of the Said parish, to be her true and lawful attorney, giving unto him full power and authority, for her, in her name, and to her use, to ask, dem,and sue for, and by all lawful ways and means recover and recieve of and from all and every person or persons whatsoever, all and every Such Sum and Sums of money, goods and effects, as now are, or hereafter shall or may be any ways due, owing, payable, or belonging to her as legal heir of her deceased father Thomas Mackey, formerly of Bibb or Houston County in the State of Georgia; and to settle adjust, and balance all accounts, and to compound, arbitrate, compromise, conclude and agree all differences; and of every thing that shall be recovered and received to give laful acquittances and discharges, and if need be, to appear in any court or courts of record, and before all jusges and justices, there to answer, defend and reply to all matters and causes touching or concerning the premises, and to seize, sequester, arrest, attach, distrain and imprison, and out of prison again to deliver; and generally to do whatever Shall be needed and convenient in and about the premises, as amply and effectually to all intent and purposes, as She the said Elender Mackey, herself, might or could do in person present, with faculty to substitute one or more attorneys under him with the like or more limited power, and the Same at pleasure to revoke, ratifying and hereby comfirming whatever her said attorney or attorneys, substitute or substitutes shall lawfully do or cause to be done in the presmises by virtue of these presents. In Testimony whereof the said Elender Mackey hath hereunto set her hand and seal, in presence of and with me said Notary and the undersigned witnesses, in my office in the Town of Natchitoches, in the parish aforesaid, this twenty-third day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and twenty-nine. -- (signed) Elender Mackey X her mark, declaring she knew not how to write == witnesses ==Edw'd Ogsburg ==Ate Lecomte ==John C. Carr parish Judge of the parish of Natchitoches & Notary Public ex officio.--

      According to the data provided by the Winn Parish historian, Thams Mackie made his home in Alexandria. During the Civil War, the city of Alexandria was burned, leaving few records upon which to base genealogical research. No further information is know about Thomas Mackie, son of William Mackie.


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