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Otis McGaffey[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1820 - 1908  (87 years)


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  • Name Otis McGaffey 
    Born 30 Aug 1820  Circleville, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Gender Male 
    Census 23 Oct 1850  Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

     
    Census 26 Jun 1880  Luling, Caldwell county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

     
    Census 11 Jun 1900  Oak Cliff, Dallas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7

     
    Died 27 May 1908  Luling, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Notes 
    • He was postmaster and notary public at Sabine in the 1850's.  Mr. W.T. B
      lock writes in "A History of Jefferson County, Texas", chapter 9 "Early I
      ndustry & Businesses":  "A successful merchant from 1846 until 1878, Ot
      is McGaffey was Sabine?s lone cotton broker to survive the John Sealy-J
      . H. Hutchings epoch which ended in 1854. He held many public offices d
      uring his lifetime."
      http://www.wtblock.com/wtblockjr/history%20of%20jefferson%20county/Chap
      ter%2011.htm

    Person ID I36008  mykindred
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2006 

    Father Neal McGaffey,   b. 26 Jun 1794, Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1867, Kaufman, Texas, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Hannah McNeil,   b. 3 Sep 1801, Tiffin, Seneca county, Ohio, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 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 23 Nov 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 i
      t around to the ladies to cook. Everybody was asked to bake bread, bisc
      uits, or cake, or anything they could. Increase Burch had a fine sweet p
      otato patch; he began to dig potatoes and cook them. Mrs. Kate Dorman g
      ot into her buggy and with Mrs. (Sarah) Vosberg (Chasteen's future sist
      er-in-law) accompanying her, they delivered food to the fort during the t
      hick of the battle. By the time the battle was over, the soldiers met t
      hese ladies with refreshments and ate their first meal of the day. Ever
      ything was done to honor those brave men by the citizens of the Pass, a
      nd not only then, but for as long as they remained at the fort."
      ... 'Uncle Joe Chasteen...",  By W. T. Block; Reprinted from Beaumont E
      NTERPRISE, Feb. 5, 1984.  Based on Chasteen's memoirs in the Confederat
      e veteran's column of Galveston "Daily News" in 1899. (http://www.wtblo
      ck.com/wtblockjr/unclejoe.htm )

    Family ID F12938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Tomb "Mary Jane" McCollister,   b. 4 Mar 1822, Salem, New York, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1896, Luling, Texas, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 18 May 1841 
    Notes 
    • -
      1850 census, TX, Jefferson cty, (M432-912, p.247)
      Oct. 23, 1850, HH 199
      Otis McGaffey, 30, M, merchant, $700, OH
      Mary Jane, 28, F, NY
      Mary J, 9, MI
      Sary E, 7, TX
      Delia F, 5, TX
      John W, 4, TX
      Amelia, 2, TX
      -
      1880 census, TX, Caldwell, Luling, p. 72, sd 6, ed 28, (T9-1294, p.248)
      June 26, 1880, HH 630/636
      Harris, T,R, W, M, 34, lumber merchant, TX, NY, N??
      "  , Delia F, W, F, 35, wife, TX, OH, NY
      Harris, A.J. 17, son, clerk in lumber yard, TX, LA, TX
      McGaffey, Otis Sr, W, M, 60, father-in-law, dry goods mer, OH
      "  , Mary Jane, W, F, 55, mother-in-law, NY
      "  , Otis Jr, 22, bro-in-law, lumber merchant, TX, OH, NY
      -
      1900 census, TX, Dallas, Oak Cliff, e.d. 145, 17-B, (T623-1626, p.240)
      June 11, 1900, 57 Lancaster Ave, HH 300/ 321
      McGaffey, Charles N, head, W, M, Dec 1853, m 25 yrs, 46, TX, OH, NY
      "  , Annie B, wife, W, F, Dec 1857, 42, m 25 yrs, 6/6 children, MD, MD
      , MD
      "  , Annie B Jr, dau, May 1881, 19, TX
      "  , Lella B, dau, Jany 1884, 16, TX
      "  , Charles N Jr, son, May 1886, 14, TX
      "  , May Mc, dau, May 1891, 9, TX
          "  , Otis Sr, father, Aug 1820, 79, widowed, OH, HN, NY
      -

    Children 
    +1. Mary Jane McGaffey,   b. 11 May 1842, White Pigeon, St. Joseph county, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1921, Sealy, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sarah Emily McGaffey,   b. 14 Dec 1843, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1888, Luling, Caldwell county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +3. Delia Frances McGaffey,   b. 17 Aug 1845, Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1892  (Age 46 years)
    +4. John Wyatt McGaffey,   b. 7 Feb 1847, Sabine Pass, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1935  (Age 88 years)
     5. Amelia Cornelia McGaffey,   b. 15 Nov 1848, Sabine Pass, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1862  (Age 13 years)
     6. Charles Neal McGaffey,   b. 20 Jan 1851, Sabine Pass, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1852  (Age 1 years)
    +7. Charles Neal McGaffey,   b. 26 Dec 1853, Sabine Pass, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1928, Dallas, Dallas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Ella McGaffey,   b. 30 Jun 1855, Sabine Pass, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +9. Otis McGaffey, Jr. ,   b. 5 Aug 1858, Sabine Pass, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1936, Houston, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F12939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    McGaffey, Otis (1820-1908)
    McGaffey, Otis (1820-1908)

    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. [S885] Rand, T.J. , http://www.2eha.net/epsom.htm
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    3. [S886] Brittain, Julia M. , email to Tom Cloud of MAY 24 2003
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    4. [S930] Gedcom - Preston, Karen .

    5. [S4251] 1850 US federal census , 1850 census, TX, Jefferson cty, (M432-912, p.247)
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    6. [S135] 1880 US federal census , 1880 census, TX, Caldwell, Luling, p. 72, sd 6, ed 28, (T9-1294, p.248)
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    7. [S3961] 1900 US federal census , 1900 census, TX, Dallas, Oak Cliff, e.d. 145, 17-B, (T623-1626, p.240)
      .