Dear Malcom and Will, IV:
I too am a descendant of William McElwee II and Janet Black - their daughter, Eleanor McElwee, is my 5G grandmother.I am very interested in any further information you may have on this lineage.
Malcom, you noted in your message to the Forum that James McElwee was the father of William, and that James was "born in 1753 in the york dist of sc, died june 10 1818 roane tn buried in rockwood tn cenetary. he married nancy johnson may 10, 1781."Are you referring to a James further down the lineage from William II??
I have the following information on William McElwee II:
b. 1718 in Co. Tyrone, Ireland.d. June 1807 at Clarks Fork of Bullocks Creek, York Co. SC, and buried in Bethany A.R.P. Church, York Co. SC.m. Janet Black in 1757 in York Co., SC.
Descendants of William McElwee II
James W. McElwee, b: 17 Aug 1758 in Brunswick Co. VA, d: 13 Jun 1834 in Pike Co. MO
......+Rhoda Black, b: Mar 1777, m: 1793 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, d: 22 Aug 1848 in Pike Co. MO
William McElwee, b: 18 Aug 1762 in Petesburg, Virginia, d: 15 Nov 1854 in York County, South Carolina
......+Rachel Newman, b: 28 Aug 1762, m: 13 Jan 1785 in York County, South Carolina, d: 17 Oct 1853
John Calvin McElwee, b: 19 Jan 1765 in Brunswick County, Virginia, d: 11 May 1843
......+Jane Leslie, b: 29 May 1771, m: 1790, d: 21 Feb 1803
..*2nd Wife of John Calvin McElwee:
...... +Margaret Crawford, b: 1785, m: 1805, d: 27 Dec 1864
Eleanor McElwee, b: Abt. 1766 in York Co. SC aka: "Nellie", d: 23 Apr 1856 in York Co. SC
......+Samuel Leslie, b: Abt. 1763 in of York Co. SC, m: 4 Jan 1790 in York Co. SC, d: Aug 1805 in SC
Jane McElwee, b: 1768 in South Carolina, d: 1817 in Carroll County, Tennessee
......+John Leslie, b: 1765 in York County, South Carolina, m: in York County, South Carolina, d: 1840 in Carroll County, Tennessee
Agnes McElwee, b: 1770, d: 2 Jan 1856
Ann McElwee, b: 1771
Mary McElwee, b: 1772, d: 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky
......+Benjamin Enloe, b: 1767 in Maryland, m: 1789, d: 1859 in Mayfield, Kentucky
Elizabeth McElwee , b: 1774, d: 20 Oct 1836 in Monroe County, Kentucky
......+Jonathan Newman, b: 1764, m: 1790, d: 13 Jul 1844
Again, any information you may have in addition to what I've posted here would be welcome!