This shows that Joseph Chapman McGee Sr. died in 1858 in Lawrence Co, AR:
From the book Lawrence County, Arkansas Loose > Probate Papers 1815-1890 by > Marion Clark Craig.
> MCGEE, AMANDA H. and EUGENE F. (minors); guardian,
> Dec. 8, 1858, WILLIAM
> BARNETT of Independence County, Arkansas appointed
> guardian for these under
> age 14 heirs of J. C. MCGEE, deceased. In 1860,
> Barnett said some of the
> heirs of J. C. MCGEE lived out of the state of
> MCGEE, JOSEPH C. (see his other folder below), d. c.
> 1858; adm?r appointed
> WILIAM B. MARSHALL Feb. 6, 1858; heirs: EDETH MCGEE
> widow; MARTHA E.
> BARNETT; PETER CUNNINGHAM in right of wife, E.
> CUNNINGHAM; CALVIN MOBLEY in
> right of wife H. MOBLEY; the minor heir of LUCY E.
> BRANDON; J. C. MCGEE;
> ISRAEL DAWSON as guardian of minor heirs of J. C.
> MCGEE deceased; WILLIAM F.
> MCGEE; and WILLIAM BARNETT as guardian of minor
> heirs of J. C. MCGEE
> deceased (note from author that these were all the
> heirs that could be
> identified in the papers of this folder)
> MCGEE, JAMES K. POLK, TOLBERT ALEXANDER, FRANKLIN
> PIERCE, GEORGE M. DALLAS,
> and EDITH ALMIRA, minors; guardian Dec. 8, 1858,
> ISRAEL F. DAWSON appointed
> guardian for these under age 14 heirs of J. C. MCGEE
> MCGEE, JOSEPH C. (Senior) (See his other folder
> above), d. c. 1858; adm?r
> Feb. 6, 1858, WILLIAM B. MARSHALL appointed; heirs
> as of April 1860: MARTHA
> E. BARNETT, J. C. MCGEE, CALVIN MOBLEY in right of
> his wife, ISREAL F.
> DAWSON as guardian for G. M. D. , J. K. P., T. A.,
> F. P. and E. A MCGEE;
> and WILLIAM BARNETT of Independence County,
> Arkansas; as guardian for EUGENE
> MCGEE? all of Arkansas; WILLIAM F. MCGEE of Plymas
> County, California and
> ANDERSON and HIRAM BRANDON, minor heirs of JOHN and
> LUCY BRANDON of Tarrant
> County, Texas.
> Misfiled in this folder is a folder concerning two
> under age 14 MARTIN
> children who were heirs of the estate of their
> great-grandfather, SAMUEL
> RANEY, deceased of Lawrence County.
> MCGEE, JOSEPHINE F. (minor); Nov. 3, 1879, petition
> of Josephine (age 17,
> born Aug. 14, 1862), wife of J. P. MCGEE, asking for
> removal of her minority
> disabilities so she could transact business as an
> MCGEE, WESLEY, died 1852; will dated June 13, 1852,
> proved Aug. 3, 1852;
> exe?r EUSTACIA MCGEE, wife; heirs: there were
> others, but none named except
> his wife.
> Misfiled in this folder is a paper on the estate of
> JOSEPH C. MCGEE, senior,