Tennessee Library Records
Magness Library, McMinnville TN, McGee Folder
Born in Kentucky on December 13, 1805 and died Dec. 31, 1884.
Buried in McGee Cemetery. He was the son of John McGee (Rev.
soldier, see pension records), died Jan. 24, 1820 and his wife,
Ester Clendenon McGee died March 1846.
Minerva Hamons McGee
Born in Warren County, Tennessee on January 17, 1820 and died
Oct 7, 1905. Buried in McGee Cemetery. She was the daughter
of Leroy Hammons and Mary (Polly) Hampton. Miinerva Ann was
one of their 13 children. Leroy Hammons moved to Warren-White
County, Tennessee in 1809, from Giles-Montgomery Counties area
of Virginia. He erected a tavern at Scott's Ford near Viola in
1828, which was a stage stop. A Captain, White County, Milita
on August 1, 1807 and on May 21, 1808 he became commandant and
Lt. COl. of the Warren County Milita. He married Mary Hampton
on September 10, 1809 in White County, Tennessee. Leroy served
during the War of 1812 in the 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee
Milita under General Winchester, he was discharged at Wilson's
Springs, Alabama on April 10, 1815. In 1820, he owned nine
slaves and this had increased to 13 by the 1840 Warren County,
(For more information on the Hammons family, check the Hammons
file in the library).