I am researching The McGee/McGhee Family. We are a group of people with a proud heritage. Until my generation (six generations) the McGee/ McGhee Family survived Slavery, Reconstruction of the South and the Great Depression of the 1930's by working together as a unit. After searching the Georgia State Archives and Federal Census Reports in Muscogee and Troup Counties as well as 'ancestry.com' the family resided primarily in Harris County, Georgia. Other research was done in the local libraries of Harris and Muscogee counties. There is no reasonable indication of reliable value that our ancestors originated in Meriwether County, Georgia as we previously assumed. John Cornelius McGee was a white slave owners of Harris County, GA USA. John C. McGee's property was located where Callaway Garden's is located today. John's asset valued over fifty thousand dollars, approximately $52,000.00 in the 1860's. According to the 1860 slave schedule of Harris County, GA, regarding the McGee, MaGee, Mcghee, McGehee & McGeehee clan, the only slaveholder with a close correct pattern of ages to match the people ages in the 1870 census of Anthony McGee's household was James Monroe, McGeehee; however, there were no slave names given with the slave schedule. But according to a combination of other factors regarding the two slave owners, John Cornelius McGee's plantation is where our ancestors resided, noting factors such as, (1) the spelling of his surname matching our surname, "McGee"; (2) the place of his plantation was located in the general area where most of our ancestors grew up, the 'Goodman, Cochran and Rough Edge' districts of Harris and Troup Counties, then later after 1865 some of them moved out into Meriwether County, GA; and (3) there was no logical reason that our Ancestors had to change their surnames from "McGeehee" (James' surname) to "McGee" (John's surname). Also, according to the 1870 Federal US census, the first known people in our Ancestory line were 2 women and 1 man whose names were (Hannah McGee age 70, Aggie McGee age 55 and Anthoyn McGee age 35), who spelled their names as 'McGee', not 'McGeehee'. It is further verified and confirmed that Hannah McGee was a Slave of John McGee according to a News paper clipping extracted by Ted Evans which states, "Brought to jail in this place on Tuesday morning last, two negroes, viz. Hannah, a bright mulatto girl, 35 years old, 5 feet 4 inches high and Billy, a black boy, 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, say they belong to John McGehee of Harris County. (Sighed) James C. Holland, Jailor... Source CE. This clipping confirms that our Ancestors were living on the slave plantation of John McGee. More details are explained in the McGee Family History Book, by: Sylvester "Sonny" McGee.
Until my generation, these people are responsible for six (6) generations of the McGee/McGhee Family Tree and History:
1st gen = Hannah McGee, born 1800 in Virginia, USA
2nd gen = Aggie McGee born 1815 in Virginia, USA
2nd gen = Betty McGee born 1818, Harris county, GA
3rd gen = Anthony McGee born about 1835, Harris County, GA
3rd gen = George McGee born about 1848, Harris County, GA
4th gen = Sophronia "Fronie" Goodman (AKA McGee), 1857, Harris
4th gen = Burrell Goodman(AKA McGee) born 1859, Harris County, GA
4th gen = Mahalia McGee, 1863, Harris County, GA
4th gen = James McGee born 1865, Harris County, GA
4th gen = Elbert McGee born 1866, Harris County, GA
4th gen = George McGee born 1869, Harris County, GA
4th gen = Marion "Maynard" McGee,1873, Harris County,GA
4th gen = Dixie McGee born 1867, Harris County, GA
4th gen = Piety McGee born 1871, Harris County, GA
5th gen = Fairchild "Bud" McGee, 1903, Chipley, Harris County, GA
6th gen = Sylvester "Sonny" McGee, 1948, Chipley, Harris County, GA
- Nikki-Tiffany & Tae'lor McGee (36 KB)
Nikki, Tiffany & Tae'lor McGee @ Tae'lor's birthday party.
- Sonny & Juanita McGee (18 KB)
This photo (Sonny & Juanita McGee) was taken in August 2000, on the McGee Family Lake in Pine Mountain, GA. It was taken primaily to commemorate our Divine Law Marriage, October 28, 1988 and our Civil Law Marriage, August 19, 2000.
- McGee & Johnson Family Reunion 2011-Photo #2 (1263 KB)
This is photo #2 of the McGee-Johnson Family taken 9-3-2011 at Sonny McGee and Juanita Johnson-Leverette home on Labor Day weekend... This was the biggest and best reunion on both side of the family thus far...
- Tae'lor McGee (42 KB)
Tae'lor McGee, daughter of Tracie McGee and Grand daughter of Leon McGee @ Tae'lor's birthday party.
- Sonny McGee & Ronald Jenkins 111(Zuriel) (35 KB)
This photo of me and my Grandson was taken when Zuriel was approximately 6 months old at his home in College Park, Ga. (Like Grandfather-Like Grandson)
- Asaru McGee (my Grandson) (232 KB)
This is a photo of my Grandson 'Asaru McGee', and was taken when he was approximately 3 months old... he was born in November 2009....
- Tracie & Tae'lor McGee (35 KB)
Tracie & Tae'lor McGee @ Tae'lor's birthday party.
- Sonny McGee & Tre'Djimon Tyriq Terry (25 KB)
Sonny McGee(Grandfather) of Tre', photo was taken 7/2000 at home, 212 McGee Road; Pine Mountain, Ga, Tre' was 6 months old. (Like Grandfather-Like Grandson)
- Sonny McGee & Tre'Djimon Tyriq Terry (26 KB)
Photo was taken 02/2000 at Tre's house in Pine Mountain, GA. Like Grandfather-Like Grandson.
- Sonny McGee & Tre' (31 KB)
Sonny McGee (Grandfather) of Tre', photo was taken 10/2000, Tre' was 8 1/2 months old. Born 01/20/2000; Taken at home 212 McGee Rd., Pine Mountain, GA
- Sonny McGee & Tre'Djimon Tyriq Terry (86 KB)
Photo was taken 04/2001, like granddad-like grandson.
- Ronald Jenkins 111(Zuriel) (48 KB)
Zuriel's photo taken 10-24-2000
- Felicia Amaya McGee (25 KB)
Feicia Amaya McGee, the daughter of Felix McGee, grand daughter of Jessie J. McGee, born February 18, 2002 @ 7:44am. She weighed 61-LBS 10-OZ., 19.5 inches.
- Ronald Jenkins 111(Zuriel) (51 KB)
Zuriel's photo was taken 10-24-2000
- Jaedon Elijah Terry (48 KB)
Jaedon (Jae'), the Grandson of Sonny and Juanita McGee, the borther of Tre'djimon (Tre')... Jae' was born January 3, 2002, by Lassonda (Terry) Copeland.
- Ronald Jenkins 111(Zuriel) (56 KB)
Zuriel's photo taken 10-24-2000
- Felix McGee & Family (465 KB)
Felix McGee b-day 3/30 ...
LaQuellis (wife) b-day 10/13 ...
Briah (daughter) b-day 11/4, she's 3 yrs old ...
Felicia (daughter) b-day 2/18, she's 1 yrs old and a son that will be born in Jan.
- Tiffany B. McGee (3 KB)
Tiffany is the daughter of Leon and Glendale McGee. Tiffany is 6yrs. old, in the first Grade. Photo was taken in 2000.
- Jakaia VeniciaTyres Copeland (14 KB)
Jakaia is the Granddaughter of Sonny and Juanita McGee. She was born February 10, 2005, and weighted 5 lbs 14oz. and 19in. This photo was taken at age 3 1/2 mos.
- Leon & Tiffany McGee (31 KB)
Leon & Tiffany @ Tae'lor McGee's birthday party.
- McGee & Johnson Family Reunion 2011 (826 KB)
This is a photo of the McGee-Johnson Family taken 9-3-2011 at Sonny McGee and Juanita Johnson-Leverette home on Labor Day weekend... This was the biggest and best reunion on both side of the family thus far...