I have received wonderful news that there is a full page FORMAL picture of CSA John Ashley McAfee in a book recently published re Johnson County, Georgia.The county seat of Johnson County is Wrightsville, GA.
CSA John Ashley McAfee is a generational grandson of the early day William McAfee, the NC hunter.This William had two brothers: NC James McAfee Jr. and NC/SC/GA Robert McAfee.(Note this Robert McAfee has many court records and some deeds listed in early day Washington County, NC which later became Washington County, TN.)
The GA McAfee Researcher who has located this Johnson County GA book with the McAfee portrait is Jeff McAfee, the generational grandson of CSA John Ashley McAfee and wife, Maryann Hightower.(Note: CSA GA soldier John Ashley McAfee and his CSA McAfee brother wrote to their cousinship, Lt. Colonel Lee M. McAfee, who was a field officer in 49thNC, and asked for the Colonel's help in getting the two GA brothers assigned to his NC unit.These old letters exist somewhere....they were posted at one point on-line but have been since been removed.
Researcher Jeff McAfee tells that he purchased the Johnson County GA book and, then, discovered the formal portrait of his great. great McAfee grandparents as he went through the book!Can you imagine what an unexpected surpise that this portrait must have been for this researcher?
Note: Researcher Travis McAfee of Arkansas is the young gentleman who has a collection of generational McAfee portraits for the line of William McAfee.So, Travis, please do get in contact with Jeff McAfee (he has posted on this site).
Other related McAfees' who may be interested in owning this book on Johnson County with the McAfee portrait, please know that you may order the book with this ISBN: 0-7385-0641-9. Jeff McAfee tells that the book features old pictures of Johnson County couples and implying that they were influential in the early days of Johnson County, GA. Note: There seems to be information that, perhaps, Johnson County and early day Washington County, GA share a nexus; hence, McAfee records may be found in both counties for both family lines.Note: DNA of the Washington County, GA McAfees who seemed to have come from Pitt County, NC does not match the DNA of the Johnson County, GA McAfees' of the line of Jeff McAfee.
Jeff McAfee further tells that researcher Max Jordan is of this same McAfee family line; both of these researchers have the very same GGGrandfather McAfee, CSA John Ashley McAfee.
The lesson to take from this is that new publications are being marketed, constantly, and one never knows when he will find a portrait or other unknown information on his very own early day McAfee family.So...keep up with the latest publications in the area of genealogy!
Note: I would suggest looking at the credit for the McAfee formal portrait in this book and note if the source may have other old pictures of this McAfee family.Indeed, if one genealogical gold nugget has been found, there may be others!
Thank you, Jeff McAfee in GA, for sharing your new discovery re your GGGrandaprents...this portrait discovery will relate to ever so many other McAfees' of this William McAfee line!