|Birth: ||1749, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1814|
William married Mary Welsh Jan. 3, 1774 in Rowan, County, NC. They moved to Pendleton Dist. of SC where by 1789 he owned over 1000 acres adjacent to the Cherokee Nation. The 1790 census shows he owned four slaves.
About 1796 the family moved to Green Co.(became Barron Co.) KY and later to TN. William continued to acquire property and status and served in the TN militia.
William and Mary had 10 known children; many dates are uncertain.
Sarah(Sally) b1775 Tryon, Polk Co. NC d25 Dec 1846 Jefferson Co. IL.
m ca.1789 in Pendleton Co. SC
William Twitty d1808/09 (disappeared)
m1838 IL James Bodine 1772VA 18_?IL
Elizabeth b1777 NC d06 Feb 1834 Johnson Co. IL
m1790 SC Isaac Casey 1816-1851 Jefferson Co. IL
Thomas 1778?- ca.1812(believed killed by Native Americans)
m Peg McKay d1805
Rachel b18 May 1781 SC d__ ___ 18__?
m04 Dec 1796 Green Co. KY Rev. John Green
Nancy b17??? d18???
m 18?? (Michael D.?) Robinson
Mary (Polly) b17?? d bfr 1850
m14 Sep 1801 Barron Co.KY 'Big'Joseph Neville
Jemima b1789 KY d10 Feb 1836
m1803 in Barron Co.KY Sherrod Bybee
Anne b1790? d18___
m01 Nov 1807 Barron Co. KY
John b17?? d aft 1838
m20 Jan 1838, White Co. TN Nancy Chism
William, Jr. b1796 SC d4 Jan.1835
Wesley Dodson, genealogist-historian for Warren Co. TN alleges William, Sr. was a preacher at Buck Primitive Baptist Church in Warren Co for a time shortly before his death.
His gravestone inscription:"Departed this life on the 3rd day of March AD 1814 in the 65th year of his age. He was a hero of the Revolution and a worthy member of society." However, he died before the pension list from the Revolutionary War was set in 1832, and we do not know where he was living when he enlisted.
NOTE: Legal records show the family name also spelled McKey and McKee.
A John Mackey married 18 Dec. 1746 in Charleston, SC to Elizabeth Hamilton. Could these be William's parents?
The name MACKEY appears in the Irish/ Quaker immigration lists of 1740-50.
The Mackey (stone says McKey) burial farm was known as the "Old Palo McVey farm" in 1964. It is part of the Pleasant Cover Nursery in 2009.
Rev. John Green served as administrator of the William Mackey,Sr. estate. He received control in 1829. Final settlement July 1835 in Session court, Warren Co. TN.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND CORRECTIONS WELCOME.
Mary Welsh Mackey (1752 - 1826)*
Sarah Mackey Twitty (1775 - 1846)*
Sarah (Twitty) Mackey Bodine (1775 - 1846)*
Elizabeth Mackey Casey (1776 - 1834)*
Jemima Mackey Bybee (1789 - 1836)*
William McKey (1796 - 1835)*
Pleasant Cove Farm Cemetery
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6636795
Genealogical Serendipity Vol. I, page 199IV. Rachel Mackey was born May 18, 1781, place unknown; died May 17, 1826, White Co., Tennessee; m. Dec. 4 1796, Green Co., Ky., John Greene, son of Jarvis and Sarah (Griggs) Greene.|
Added: Jan. 22, 2013
William was my 4th Great Grandfather. RIP Grandfather|
Added: Oct. 14, 2012
William Mackey, page 648: Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution "Mackey, William b. c. 1749 d. 3 March 1814 He enlisted in the Sixth Regiment on 12 March 1776 and was discharged 1 June 1777. On 1 June 1777 he enlisted in the Third ...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 12, 2011
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