William McRae & family migrated from North Carolina no sooner than 1814 and no later than 1816.Information on the McRae family an be found beginning on page 213 in the book : "Early Settlers of Barbour Co., AL", vols. I & II. This was published in 1979 by Rev. Silas Emmett LUCAS, Jr.It is ISBN 0-89308-161-2 and Lib./Cong# 79-91538 and was published by : Southern Historical Press in Easley, SC.
Back in 1815, Barbour Co., AL did not exist.It was formed in 1832 from parts of Pike & Henry Counties and parts of the ceded Creek Indian Lands from 1817.Land in fractional sections of 40 acres could be patented by paying a nominal amount at the US Patent Office in Sparta, AL.Alabama became a Territory in 1817 and was carved off of the Mississippi Territory.About 1807 battles with the Creek Indian Nation began and ended in 1814 when General Andrew Jackson & 2,000 Tennessee Volunteers fought the decisive battle at Horse Shoe Bend.The Creeks ceded this land 3 years later and moved further west.
William McRae was born 8-Jan-1798 in North Carolina and married Margie ?? probably in 1814 in NC before they moved to AL. Their first son, Farquhard C. McRae was born abt. 1817 in what was then Alabama Territory and probably then within Pike County, AL.All of their 6 children were born in what was to become Barbour Co., AL.This family was Presbyterian and helped to found the Pea River Presbyterian Church and Cemetery.There other children were : 2. John C. b. abt. 1821 in AL 3. Daniel C., b. abt. 1823 4. Catherine, b. abt. 1830 & m. 25-Jan-1852 to John N. McRae - a Cousin 5. Murphy, b. 28-Jan-1832 6. Washington, b. 5-Oct-1836 in Barbour Co., AL married 13-Nov-1866 to Catharine H. RUSH
I'm seeking information on the wife of William McRae, only known to me as "Margie Unknown".Her birthdate was 10-March-1792 Probably in North Carolina, perhaps in the same county as her husband William.