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Decendants of Lawson A. McAfee


Special thanks for information on Abner McAfee:
Carolyn Mcguire and Barbara Brakebill

Lawson A. McAfee was born 12 March 1812 in North Carolina., most likely in Lincoln County. He was the son of Abner McAfee (Abner's will 1844) who was enumerated "West of The South Fork of The Catawba River" in Lincoln County in the 1820 census.

Lawson A. McAfee was apparently living in the Cleveland County, North Carolina area in 1845 when a Devisavit Vel non was filed in Cleveland County concerning his father's will. I do not know if he was married at that time.

Lawson had moved to Talladega, Alabama when the 1850 census was taken. He had married Margaret J. Starnes. She was born circa 1830 - 1831; two census records indicate her place of birth was South Carolina, one listed Alabama.

Lawson, Margaret and family lived in Talladega County, Alabama when the 1860 census was enumerated. They had a 12 year old W. Morgan living with them at that time. I do not know if she was his niece.

Lawson and Margaret McAfee left Talladega, Alabama after June 1860. It is quite possible they were living in Hopkins County, Texas by 1862, definitely by 1864(tax rolls). They lived in in Precinct 2 in Hopkins County when the 1870 census was taken.

You may access information on each of Lawson and Margaret's children by clicking on their names.

Children of Lawson A. and Margaret J. McAfee are:

  1. John M. McAfee, born March 1847 in North Carolina
  2. Green T. McAfee, born 09 July 1849 in Alabama - likely in Talladega County
  3. E. J. "Lizzie" McAfee, born abt. 1852- 1853 in Alabama or Texas.
  4. Nancy L. McAfee was born abt. 1856 in Alabama. She married J. A. Pharr 13 October 1871 in Hopkins County, Texas (Vol 3, p 404)............. No further information on her.
  5. Martha Isabelle "Belle" McAfee, born April 1865 in Texas
  6. Leroy R. "Tone" McAfee, born 31 August 1866 in Texas

Margaret Starnes McAfee died 22 May 1879 in Hopkins County, Texas. She is buried in the Old Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo, Hopkins County, Texas

Lawson A. married (2) Sarah Caroline "Cally" Richey, widow of Milburn C. Ratliff, 22 February 1885 in Hopkins County, Texas (Vol 5, p 396). She was born 06 June 1838 in Alabama.

Lawson A. McAfee died 18 December 1899 in Hopkins County, Texas. He is buried beside Margaret Starnes McAfee in the Old Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo, Hopkins County, Texas

Sarah Caroline McAfee lived with her son, Milburn Mosely Ratliff, and his family in Pine Forest after Lawson died. She died 08 July 1920 in Hopkins County. She is buried in Pine Forest Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas.

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1850 Talladega, Talladega County, AL - Page: 440A
Margaret's maiden name was listed as Starnes in LeRoy McAfee's death certificte: (Birth and Death Records - Vol: BB, P: 16) in Hopkins County, Texas.
1860 Northern Division, Talladega, AL
1860 Slave Schedules, Talladega, AL
1870 Precinct 2, Hopkins, TX - Post Office: White Oak - Page: 92A
1880 Precinct 2, Hopkins, Texas - Page Number 151C
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