McAfee Researchers Directory

Description

This directory was created to provide descendants of John McAfee II and Mary Rodgers, through their children James McAfee Sr. and Mary McAfee Curry, a means to share research and communicate with one another. Researchers are organized by their descent from the grandchildren of John McAfee Jr. and Mary Rodgers.

If you are a descendant of John McAfee II and Mary Rodgers, and wish to be added to this directory, please email the following information to Jenny Tenlen:


Directory

1.    James McAfee (1707, Co. Armagh, Ireland - 1785, Botetourt Co., VA) and Jane McMichaels (1710, Co. Armagh, Ireland - 1783, Mercer Co., KY)

1.1   James McAfee Jr. (1736, Co. Armagh, Ireland - 25 Jun 1811, Mercer Co., KY) and Agnes "Nancy" Clark (abt 1738, Ireland - 2 May 1814, Mercer Co., KY)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall/Comments
Luther Allen Davenport
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Postal address:
1047 Jenny Lillard Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
James Jr. > Elizabeth McAfee & William Davenport > Allen Davenport > William Davenport > Edward Eligha Davenport > Doran Kavanaugh Davnenport > J. T. Davenport > Luther A. Davenport Notes. I grew up on Salt River on land surveyed by the brothers in 1773 Our farm was due west of the Cove Spring Camp site. Have knowledge of McAfee places of interest and access to research materials not readily available to those who do not have time to find it within a scheduled visit to Kentucky. Look forward to hearing from anyone and gladly share what info. I have.
Linda A. Dickson
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James Jr. > John B. McAfee > James McAfee > James Lawrence McAfee > Lawrence Ellisworth McAfee, Lillian Edna (McAfee) Waggoner > Dean Waggoner > Linda Ann (Waggoner) Dickson  
Evelyn Evans
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James Jr. > Elizabeth McAfee & William Davenport > Allen Davenport & Drucilla Burks > Margaret Ann Davenport & Benjamin Armstrong Hunter > Armstrong Hunter > Joseph William Hunter > Gertrude Hunter Leatherman > Evelyn Maye Leatherman Evans  
Darrel Hunter
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James Jr. > Elizabeth McAfee & William Davenport > Allin Davenport > Margaret Ann Davenport & Benjamin Armstrong Hunter > Armstrong Hunter > John Hunter > Carl Hunter > Darrel Hunter  
Dianna Sims Rose
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James Jr. > Elizabeth McAfee & William Davenport > John Davenport & either Polly Walden or Catherine Goodnight > Abraham Davenport & Martha Ann Sims > Arthur Merritt Davenport & America Evaline Reed > Obe Carey & Lee Davenport > Fred Sims & Celestial Carey > Edwin Richard Sims & Mary French > Dianna Sims Rose My brick wall isn't with the McAfee line at all -- I am unsure who Abraham Davenport's mother might be. Catherine Goodnight and John Davenport were married after Abraham's birth.

1.2   John McAfee (1737, Co. Armagh, Ireland - 1768, Rudy Creek, VA) [no descendants]

1.3   Malcolm McAfee [died in infancy]

1.4   George McAfee Sr. (5 Apr 1740, Lancaster Co., PA - 14 Apr 1803, Mercer Co., KY) and Susan (Susannah) Curry (8 Oct 1740, Botetourt Co., VA - 3 Sep 1810, Mercer Co., KY)

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Greg LeMay
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George McAfee Sr. (b 1740) > Mary m. Robert Armstrong > Susannah m. Edward S. Slaughter > Robert m. Minerva Jones > Nancy "Nannie" m. Joseph Ashford > Nellie Marie m. Joseph Brummett > Nannie Mae m. Charley Jones > Nellie Marie Jones m. ? Thomas > Minnie Mae Thomas m. ? LeMay (Greg's parents)  
Bill Rogers
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George McAfee Sr. (b 1740) > Mary m. Robert Armstrong > Joseph Armstrong m. Charlotte B. May > Robert Henry Armstrong m. Mary Jane Cunningham > Lena Armstrong m. Robert Stack, Sr. > Robert Stack, Jr. > Mary Ellen Stack m. Ralph Rogers, Jr. (Bill's parents)  
Benjamin William Sparks
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George McAfee Sr. (b 1740) > Col. George McAfee Jr. (b. 1777) > William H. McAfee (b. 1809) > Samuel L. McAfee (b. 1834) > Benjamin William McAfee (b. 1861) > Jessie Pearl McAfee (b. 1903) > Benjamin William Sparks (b. 1937, Jessie's youngest son)  
Brenda June Sparks
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George McAfee Sr. (b 1740) > Col. George McAfee Jr. (b. 1777) > William H. McAfee (b. 1809) > Samuel L. McAfee (b. 1834) > Benjamin William McAfee (b. 1861) > Jessie Pearl McAfee (b. 1903) > Benjamin William Sparks (b. 1937 > Brenda June Sparks (b. 1960)  

1.5   Mary McAfee (1742, Lancaster Co., PA - ?) and (1st) John Poulson; (2nd) Thomas Gaunt (? - 19 Aug 1782, Mercer Co., KY)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall/Comments
Marion Ganzel
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Mary McAfee and Thomas Gaunt >
Mary (Polly) & Henry Eccles >
Angelina Gaunt Eccles & Robert H. Blackwell >
Joseph Robert Blackwell & Harriet Hamilton >
Bessie Hamilton Blackwell & John Clarke Bennett >
Marion Clark Bennett & Louis Charles Ganzel >
Marion Clarke Bennett Ganzel
I am interested in the beginnings of the McAfee family in Scotland. As a result, I visited the isle of Colonsay (Inner Hebrides) where they originally lived. At that time (2003), there was only one McAfee still living there but I met a whole roomful of Mcafees visiting there. It looked like reunion but was totally unplanned. It just happened by luck! I also went to the Isle of Iona hoping to find the burial tomb of Malcolm McAfee, Highland Chief of Colonsay. He was the last one. I would also like to know more about Thomas Gaunt.

1.6   Robert McAfee Sr. (10 Jul 1745, Lancaster Co., PA - 10 May 1795, New Orleans, LA) and Anne McCoun (1 Aug 1746, Augusta Co., VA - 1794, Mercer Co., KY)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall/Comments
Linda Carroll
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Robert > Robert Breckinridge & Mary (Cardwell) McAfee > William & Eliza (Crockett) McAfee > Mary McAfee & John Clelland Woods > Nellie Woods My brick wall is Nellie Woods. I have a front page newspaper article from the Lamar Democrat when Mary Mcafee/Woods died stating her daughter Nellie Woods was an artist living in Chicago, Illinois. I can not find any information about Nellie.
Rebecca Smith Griffin
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Robert > Samuel & Mary (Cardwell) McAfee > John J. "Ginger" McAfee & Mary Jane Stagg > Julia A. McAfee & John T. Smith (my gr-gr-grandparents)  
Jenny Tenlen
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Website
Robert > Samuel & Mary (Cardwell) McAfee > William C. & Rebecca (Richards) McAfee > Clark Roberson & Alice (Freshour) McAfee > Laura & William Henry Sherbondy (my gr-grandparents) Rebecca (Richards/Ritchie) McAfee, my 3rd-gr-grandmother, has been my greatest brick wall. On her marriage certificate, her miaden name is spelled "Richards". However, on her son John Ritchie McAfee's death certificate, her maiden name is spelled "Ritchie". She was born in Jun 1811 in KY (according to 1900 census). She and William were married 20 Jan 1831 in Clay Co., MO. She died 11 Sep 1888 in Elkhorn Twp., San Joaquin Co., CA and is buried at Woodbridge Cemetery. I have all of her probate records (100+ pages) that provides detailed information on descendants - but no clues on any possible siblings or parents. According to census records, her father was born in VA and mother in TN, but so far I have been unable to find them in any records (including the 1830 Clay Co., MO census.)

1.7   Margaret McAfee (1747, Lancaster Co., PA - ?) and George Buchanan (abt 1745, Co. Armagh, Ireland - 5 May 1813, Mercer Co., KY)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall/Comments
Rochelle Koehly
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Margaret McAfee & George Buchanan > Mary Polly Buchanan & William Provine Sr. > Alexander Provine & Sarah "Sallie" Walker > Mariah Jane Provine & John Allison > Zachary Taylor Allison & Minnie Mae Bridges > Sudie "Bernice" Allison & Floyd R. Robertson > Harold G. Robertson & Harriette J. Tallcott (my grandparents)  

1.8   Samuel McAfee Sr. (Oct 1748, Lancaster Co., PA - 7 Jun 1801, Mercer Co., KY) and Hannah McCormick (24 Oct 1750, Rockbridge Co., VA - 27 Jun 1835, Mercer Co., KY)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall
Michael Black
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Samuel > John McAfee/Margaret McCamey > Samuel McAfee/Hannah Bohon > Susan Mary McAfee/Homer Howard Winchell > Fannie Ely Winchell/Frank William Lane > Frances Adams Lane/Louis Henry Yelland (gr-grandparents)  
Kate McAfee Rybka Brennan
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Please note that my grandparents were second cousins, so there are two lines of descent (6th & 7th level):

Samuel McAfee/Hannah McCormick > John McAfee/Elizabeth McKamey > Joseph McKamey McAfee/Priscilla Ann Armstrong > John Armstrong McAfee/Anna Waddell Bailey > Laplsey Armstrong McAfee/Ella Taylor > Wallace Taylor McAfee/Edna Angeline Clark > Lapsley Malcolm McAfee/Ruth Elizbeth "Betty" Brown (2nd cousins) > Priscilla Wick McAfee > Katherine McAfee Rybka/Richard Brennan > I have two children (Rhea McAfee Rybka Brennan and Sage McAfee Rybka Brennan)

Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" Brown's ancestry: John Armstrong McAfee/Anna Waddell Bailey > Cleland Boyd McAfee/Harriet Lawson Brown > Ruth Myrtle McAfee/George William Brown > Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" Brown
I have the book "You Are a McAfee: For the Descendants of John Armstrong McAfee and Anna Waddell Bailey McAfee" by Joseph Ernest McAfee. I am especially interested in learning more about the early descendants as well as the lines not mentioned in this book. I am also happy to share information from it.
Helen McCune Lawless
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Samuel/Hannah McCormick > John/Elizabeth McKamey > Joseph McKamey/Priscilla Ann Armstrong > John Armstrong/Anna Waddell Bailey > Helen Bailey McAfee/George Shannon McCune > George McAfee McCune/Evelyn Margaret Becker  
Steven McAfee Richardson
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Samuel/Hannah McCormick > John/Elizabeth McKamey > Joseph McKamey/Priscilla Ann Armstrong > John Armstrong/Anna Waddell Bailey > Lapsley Armstrong/Ella Taylor > Hugh Bailey/Anna Mildred Nichols > Frederica McAfee/Artemas Richardson I cannot find anything about Elizabeth McKamey and I know little about the Taylor family beyond Ella's parents.
Patrick McAfee Thompson
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Samuel/Hannah McCormick > John/Elizabeth McKamey > Joseph McKamey/Priscilla Ann Armstrong > John Armstrong/Anna Waddell Bailey > Helen Bailey McAfee/George Shannon McCune > George McAfee McCune/Evelyn Margaret Becker > Heather McAfee McCune Thompson (mother)  

1.9   William McAfee (1750, Lancaster Co., PA - Aug 1780, Floyd Station, KY) and Rebecca Curry.

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall
Jan Marx
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William & Rebecca (McAfee) Curry > Mary McAfee & Willis Atwell Lee > Letitia Atwell Lee & Alexander Hueston Rennick > Catherine Martin Lee Rennick & John Montgomery (gr-gr-grandparents)  
Robert Stanley Boswell
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William & Rebecca (McAfee) Curry > Ann McAfee & Captain Elijah Craig > Merritt Scott Craig & Priscella Bernard > John S. Craig & Mary E. Lingenfelter > Ella Craig & William Wadsworth Shepherd > James Stanley Shepherd & Emma Lee Sowers > Virginia Lee Shepherd & Leonard Boswell > Kenneth Stanley Boswell & Dorothea Ebert > Paul Alex Boswell & Paula Barbara Simmons > Robert Stanley Boswell & Lori Lynn Payton  

2.    Mary McAfee (abt 1718, Co. Armagh, Ireland - ?) and William Curry II (abt 1714, Lancaster Co., PA - abt 1791)

2.1   Susan Curry [see 1.4 above]

2.2   William Curry III (abt 1744, Botetourt Co., VA - bef Oct 1801, Mercer Co., KY) and Sarah Bigham (abt 1750, Botetourt Co., VA - ?)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall
William Fisher
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William & Sarah (Bigham) Curry III > James Curry & Polly Cooney > Matthew Curry & Nancy Simpson > Mary Jane Curry & James Henry White > Raymond White > Zella White Fisher (grandmother) We don't have any particular dead ends, but are interested in documenting and fleshing out known relations.
Chris Russo
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William & Sarah (Bigham) Curry III > William Curry & Peggy Cooney > John D. Curry & Nancy Lemmons > Thomas Jefferson Curry & Mary Elizabeth Curry > Coleman Carter Curry & Beulah Peel > Deuward Benson Curry & Hilda Askew > Cynthia Patricia Curry > Philip Russo (parents) > Christopher Michael Russo & Sharon Gail Taillefer > Eva Christina Russo The Curry family had a large presence in both Mercer and eventually Green County, KY. Migration to Texas occurred sometime between 1880 & 1896. If you would like any further information and anything else, just ask. At this time, no brick walls.

2.3   James Curry (abt 1746, VA - 11 Feb 1828, Mercer Co., KY) and Ann Curry (abt 1755, VA - 11 Feb 1838, Mercer Co., KY)

2.4   John Curry (abt 1750, Botetourt Co., VA - 1823, Knox Co., IN) and Margaret Adams (15 Feb 1749, Augusta Co., VA - bef 1816, Knox Co., IN)

2.1   Rebecca Curry [see 1.9 above]

Allied lines

James McCoun IV (1716 - 4 Oct 1800) and Margaret Walker (1717 - 3 Jun 1784)

1.   James McCoun IV (11 Mar 1745 - 1790) and Ann "Nancy" Tilford
2.   Anne McCoun (1 Aug 1746) and Robert McAfee (10 Jul 1745 - 10 May 1795) [see above]
3.   Mary (Mollie) McCoun (13 Aug 1750 - 29 Jul 1837) and John McGee (1 Jan 1730 - 1 Jun 1810)

Name Line of Descent Brick Wall
Laurie Mueller
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4.   Susan McCoun (1752 - ?) and James McCoun (? - Nov 1800)
5.   John McCoun (28 Mar 1754 - 1800) and Elizabeth Tilford (abt. 1755 - ?)
6.   Jane "Ginney" McCoun (1 May 1756 - 21 Feb 1818) and (1st) James Woods; (2nd) Samuel Adams (27 Mar 1752 - 25 Aug 1828)
7.   Margaret McCoun (15 Apr 1758 - 1778) and William Carr/Kerr
8.   Elizabeth McCoun (7 Feb 1761 - ?) and James Ledgerwood (1753 - 1806)