I have recently exchanged e-mails with Nuala McGee who lives in Derry, Northern Ireland.Nuala has relatives in Taughboyne Parish, Donegal and Derry/Londonderry and is interested in McGee family history.This is what is known so far.
The McGees in question may have originated in Drumkeen, Donegal.Two brothers, John and William.William went to sea and John remained in Donegal.The two boys were both raised as Catholic while their sisters were raised as Protestants.All four girls emigrated to Massachusetts.
John married Mary Harkin 12 Nov 1871.They had four children. John, b 24 Oct 1873 married twice, to Mary McGlinchey and to Catherine Houston.Thomas, b 24 Oct 1876, married Catherine Hamilton.Mary Anne married Henry Toland.Daniel, b 1881, William b 1883, James b 1884, Elizabeth b 17 July 1887 married Harkin and Bernard.
Thomas and Catherine Hamilton McGee are buried in the Taughboyne Church of Ireland Cemetery, as is John, the husband of Mary Harkin. Johnwas buried January 1914.
Nuala also seeks information about William McGee, who moved to Philadelphia in 1954.His wife Gracie Curran from Newtoncunningham, Donegal, did not accompany him and died 8 June 2010.
Nuala may be reached at email@example.com