|Elizabeth Gist McGee|
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|Birth: ||May 19, 1750|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1794|
Elizabeth married Ramsey McGee on 26 Nov 1775 in Garrison Forest, Baltimore County, Maryland.
Ramsey's name appears in the account books of Capt. Charles Ridgely (1733-1790) documenting the construction of "Hampton Mansion," which began in 1783.
• On 19 June 1784, Ramsey McGee received £6 cash.
• Carpenters' Bill No. 2 [work done prior to 4 Nov 1784] shows that Ramsey McGee did £60 worth of work while boarding with Capt. Ridgely.
• Ramsey McGee does not appear in the account books after 14 Apr 1786.
Ramsey McGee rented lot #160 on Forrest Street (now Charles Street) in Baltimore Town (City) on the west side of the Jones Falls on 2 Sept 1783 from Catharine Barnett [Baltimore County Land Record, Liber WG Q, Folio 231].
Baltimore County, Maryland, Chattels, 1773-84, page 495:
"On December 28, 1784, Thomas Gist, son of William, bought a negro from Ramsey McGee, late of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but now of Baltimore County, Maryland."
Elizabeth was buried in the Church Yard on 18 Feb 1794.
Ramsey and Elizabeth were the parents of Mary (McGee) Kirby ["Polly"] (5 May 1882 - 10 June 1812). She married John Kirby (c.1777 - 5 July 1861) on 16 Sept 1802.
In the the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Censuses, John was living in the 19th Ward of Baltimore City, Maryland, and he was a "farmer" (1850) and a "gentleman" (1860). In 1860, John had real estate valued at $65,0000 and personal estate valued at $1,000.
In the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Censuses, Polly and John's three children were living together in Baltimore City, Maryland. In 1870, the head of the household was John Miller (born c.1824). In 1880, they had four servants.
The children of Polly and John were:
1) Samuel Owings Kirby (born 1 Oct 1803) was living with his father in Baltimore City, Maryland, in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Censuses. He was a "lumber merchant" in 1860.
2) Ann M. (Kirby) Miller (born 17 June 1806) married John P. Miller (2 Dec 1804 - 3 Sept 1851). She was living with her father in the 1850 U.S. Census, but her husband, John P. Miller, was not.
3) Mary (Kirby) Grieves (born 9 Sept 1809) married Horatio G. Grieves. He is possibly the Dr. Horatio Gates Grieves who married Camsadel Bowie (Watkins) Grieves (born 10 Sept 1805) on 30 Oct 1832 in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Grieves was born in Wales or Scotland and was of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, at the time of his marriage to Camsdel. Camsadel was the daughter of Col. Gassaway Watkins (1752-1840) and Eleanora Bowie (Clagett) Watkins (1783-1871).
William Gist (1711 - 1794)
Violetta Howard Gist (1716 - 1783)
Comment by unknown person - "searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave. Very well kept historic cemetery with many old and beautiful grave markers; unfortunately many were rendered unreadable by time."
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: cmyers
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
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