Name: William McGaughy
Given Name: William
Birth: 1738 in Scotland
Death: 1812 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee 1 2
Military Service the Revolutionary War
Note: He took an oath of allegiance to make land claim under the settlement/preemption rights. He is DAR Ancestor #: A076904.
Change Date: 21 Feb 2015 at 14:55
William was a hunter, Indian trader and explorer. He owned land in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama. He also had a passport from the state of Georgia to go and trade there.
In 1771 he moved from Pennsylvania to Holston River Settlement, Washington District, Virginia, made a settlement in Turkey Cove in Powell'sValley in present Lee County, Virginia. On 4 Oct 1774 he was listed as a soldier at Elk Garden Fort (spelled Magee). He was living in Virginia. In 1775 he served under Col. John Neville in the Virginia Militia which marched on Ft. Pitt by order of Provincial Convention of Virginia. In 1782 he served with Capt. Daniel Boll's Company on the Pennsylvania line during the American Revolution. He was paid off at Romney, West Virginia as a private.
In 1786, he moved to Boyd's Creek, Tennessee, and established McGaughy's Fort about 13 miles southeast of Knoxville. After the death of Elizabeth, William moved with sons James Harvey and George Washington to Maury County, Tennessee.
Father: William McGaughy b: 1690 in Northern Ireland. Ulster Province,
Mother: Margaret Boyd b: 1695 in Scotland
Elizabeth Lackey b: 1742 in , Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
in , York County, Pennsylvania
- Change Date:
2 Dec 2010
- Samuel Alexander McGaughy b: 15 Jul 1763 in , York County, Pennsylvania
- Elizabeth McGaughy b: 1764 in , York County, Pennsylvania
- Agnes McGaughy b: 18 Sep 1765 in , York County, Pennsylvania
- Margaret McGaughy b: 1767 in , Augusta County, Virginia
- Anna McGaughy b: 24 Sep 1774 in , Augusta County, Virginia
- William McGaughy b: 23 Feb 1773 in Virginia
- James Harvey McGaughy b: 9 Apr 1777 in , Washington County, Virginia
- George Washington McGaughy b: 12 Jan 1780 in , Washington County, Virginia
- Mary M. "Polly" McGaughy b: 1786 in , Greene County, Tennessee
- Abbrev: Jerry Reid-Linda Sullivan
Title: Jerry Reid-Linda Sullivan
Author: Jerry Reid
Publication: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tribal Pages Family Tree
- Abbrev: Early Families of Benton County, Mississippi
Title: Early Families of Benton County, Mississippi
Page: page 353