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Neal McGaffey[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1794 - 1867  (73 years)


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  • Name Neal McGaffey 
    Born Jun 26, 1794  Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 07, 1867  Kaufman, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He and his son, Otis, arrived in Sabine Pass, Texas about Jan of 1840. They traveled back to White Pigeon, Ohio by 1841 to get their family.  He was living in a 2-room log cabin in Bevilport (Wiess' Bluff), Texas by 1842.  In 1845, he and his son, Otis, and their families, visited for several days with the family of Simon Wiess, old acquaintances.
      In 1839 Neal whose profession was a lawyer, came to Sabine Pass from Michigan.  He built a home west of town on brother John's land.
    Person ID I10215  mykindred
    Last Modified Oct 12, 2006 

    Father Samuel McGaffey, RS,   b. Jan 13, 1760, Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 25, 1823, Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Lydia Sanborn,   b. Dec 24, 1763, Epsom, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 20, 1844, Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Jun 10, 1783 
    Notes 
    Family ID F12935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah McNeil,   b. Sep 03, 1801, Tiffin, Seneca county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 08, 1862, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1819  Circleville, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Nov 23, 1819  Sabine, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Why, as I recall, Neal McGaffey killed a beef and cut it up and sent it around to the ladies to cook. Everybody was asked to bake bread, biscuits, or cake, or anything they could. Increase Burch had a fine sweet potato patch; he began to dig potatoes and cook them. Mrs. Kate Dorman got into her buggy and with Mrs. (Sarah) Vosberg (Chasteen's future sister-in-law) accompanying her, they delivered food to the fort during the thick of the battle. By the time the battle was over, the soldiers met these ladies with refreshments and ate their first meal of the day. Everything was done to honor those brave men by the citizens of the Pass, and not only then, but for as long as they remained at the fort."
      ... 'Uncle Joe Chasteen...",  By W. T. Block; Reprinted from Beaumont ENTERPRISE, Feb. 5, 1984.  Based on Chasteen's memoirs in the Confederate veteran's column of Galveston "Daily News" in 1899. (http://www.wtblock.com/wtblockjr/unclejoe.htm )
    Children 
    +1. Otis McGaffey,   b. Aug 30, 1820, Circleville, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 27, 1908, Luling, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Oliver McGaffey,   b. 1825, Fort Ball, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +3. Julia Maria McGaffey,   b. Jul 01, 1832, White Pigeon, St. Joseph county, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Family ID F12938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Autobiography leaves account of McGaffeys
    Autobiography leaves account of McGaffeys
    The Beaumont Enterprise; by W.T. Block

  • Sources 
    1. [S574] Block, William.T., http://www.wtblock.com/wtblockjr/mcgaffey.htm.

    2. [S574] Block, William.T., http://www.wtblock.com/wtblockjr/unclejoe.htm.

    3. [S886] Brittain, Julia M., email to Tom Cloud of MAY 24 2003.

    4. [S930] Gedcom - Preston, Karen.