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McCAY Family, 1861-1870

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McCAY Family, 1861-1870

Nancy Clayton (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jan 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCAY, BOLING, BELL
Hello Walton County researchers: I am searching for any information about the location of the house where my McCAY family lived in the Athens area (Clarke, Oconee, Walton, or Morgan counties of Georgia) from 1861 till 1870.

It is known that several members of the McCAY line moved to Georgia from South Carolina from the early 1800s on. I am looking for the old location of my GRT-GRT Grandparents: William Boling McCAY and wife, Arena Catherine Bell-McCAY and children. Three children were born near Athens - William Andrew McCAY, Walter Bell McCAY, and Seldon Boling McCAY - see below for more on them.

Does anyone have any idea about where their farm house might have been located during the years 1861-1870? I know that William was a blacksmith, and worked in a gun factory during the War Between the States. He also served in Captain F.L. Cook's Company - 23rd Georgia Infantry Battalion - also known as Georgia Local Defense - Enfield Rifle Battalion. He was employed at the armory by Captain Cook in 1863 and 1864.

I would appreciate any help. Thank you. Nancy :-)
please e-mail me directly nyclay@peppersnet.com
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1. William MACKAY (b. Scotland ca 1700)
....2. Thomas MACKAY (b. Scotland ca 1730)
........3. Daniel McCAY (b. Scotland DEC 1756)

m. Betsy STANLEY
............4. Daniel S. McCay b. 1792

m. Rhoda Jane Hill
............4. William B. McCay b. 1794

m. Cassa_____? or Mary White?
............4. William Alexander McCay B. 1797

m. Nancy Golden
............4. Archibald McCay

m. Martha Wheeler
............4. John McCay

m. Katie Alford
............4. Jerusha McCay b. 1804

m. Harbert Arthur Hill
............4. Thomas H. McCay b. 1806

m. Elender Boling

***NOTE*** see family below
............4. Martin Stanley McCay b. 1806

m. Martha Patsy Collins
............4. (The following could also be children of Daniel McCay & Betsy Stanley: Margaret, Rosanna, Nancy, Jane, Benjamin - they are sometimes listed as McCoy, all born and raised in Pendleton District.)

*** My line is from: Thomas H. McCAY

(son of Daniel McCay & Betsy STANLEY)

b. 1806 South Carolina

d. 1843 Pickens County, SC

Thomas was a gunsmith, blacksmith, & farmer. He married Elender BOLING in August of 1827. (Could be spelled BOLING- BOLLING - BOWLING) She was b. 1808 in South Carolina. She died in 1850 (buried in Pickens County, SC).I don't have anything on her line.

Children: all born in Pickens County, SC

1. William Boling McCAY 1828-1909 (My GRT-GRT Grandparents)

b. 2 MAR 1833 Anderson County, SC

d. 11 JUN 1918 Gustine, Comanche County, TX

m. Arena Catherine BELL (see below for their children)

2. Elizabeth C. McCAY 1830-
3. Jarisha (Jarusha) A. McCAY 1832-
4. Catharin L. McCAY 1833-
5. Sarah A. McCAY 1835-
6. Margarett McCAY 1837-
7. Daniel W. McCAY 1839-
8. Unice E. McCAY 1841-
9. Martha T. McCAY 1842-

(Children of William Boling McCay & Arena Catherine Bell:

#1-6 born in Pickens County, SC;

#7-9 born in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia;

#10-12 born in Marshall County, Mississippi)

.....1. Arah Ella McCAY 1851-1939

m. James WAKEFIELD, then Wesley MYHAND

.....2. John Thomas McCAY 1853-1945

m. Martha Ann RUSHING

.....3. Rudie Artiemissie McCAY 1854-1879

m. Thomas M. HANCOCK

.....4. Missouri Eveline 1856-1933

m. Samuel H. HANCOCK

.....5. Unity Annie McCAY 1858-1886

m. Henry HUDSPETH

.....6. Tinnie C. McCAY 1861-1886

m. Pouncey NUCKOLS

.....7. William Andrew McCAY 1864-1942

m. Velma Etta CROUT

.....8. Walter Bell McCAY 1867-1928

m. Annie L.J. ROBINSON

.....9. Seldon Boling McCAY 1869-1886

....10. Bulah Pearl McCAY 1871-1951

m. Jefferson S. KELLEY

....11. Lou Dovic McCAY 1873-1886

....12. Alexander McCAY 1873-1876

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