Looking for the family of James W McGee who married Lucinda Smith.
I am descended from Peter Smith (part Armstrong) and Matilda Montgomery (1808-1874, dau of James), both of Posey Co IN.Their daughter, Lucinda, was born in Posey Co in 1846.By 1860 the family had moved to Franklin Co IL
On June 4 1863, Lucinda married James W (William?) McGee/McGhee (babt 1841 - spelled McGee on IL state online archives).They had two sons -- William Monroe and James Marion.In 1866, this family (along with McGee's sisters Mary M and Martha J)moved to AR to join McGee's family.Lucinda died in Cotton Plant, Woodruff Co AR in Nov 1866.It is thought tha JW McGee died in 1867.
The orphaned boys were retruned to Peter & Matilda -- they are on the 1870 Franklin Co IL census.In 1874, after Matilda's death, Lucinda's sister Martha/Patsey (Mrs George W) Finch of Patoka, Gibson Co IN took them in (McGee boys on 1880 census as Finch's sons.)William Monroe married Laura Alice McFetridge and James Marion married a Reavis -- both Gibson Co girls.
Who was James W McGee/McGhee?Was he a member of the family of Margaret McGhee Journey, who came to Cynthiana with her daughters Elan "Nellie" (Mrs John) Davis, Hannah (Mrs James) Nesbit, and Audra (Mrs Ralph) Martin?