Alexander County

Biography - S A McGee

S. A. McGEE, farmer. P. O. Clear Creek Landing. The father of our subject was A. N. McGee, a native of Kentucky, and born in 1822. He came with his parents when young to Pulaski County, this State. In that county the father remained until sixteen. Being of a roving disposition, he started out in life, and followed for some time whatever his inclination led him. He finally drifted into the practice of medicine, and settled down in Mexico, Adrian Co., Mo., where he married Sarah J. Burns, a daughter of Richard Burns, a native of Virginia. Here subject was born March 9, 1847. The father, soon after our subject was born, went to Putnam County, Mo., and he represented that county two terms in the Missouri Legislature. Our subject received his education from the schools of Unionville, that county. When about fifteen, his mother having died, he commenced working out by the day for farmers. In 1864, he began life for himself in this county, on a farm which he rented from Pilgrim McRaven. In 1872, he purchased his present place, a farm of eighty acres, in Section 7. Town 14, Range 3 west. Mr. McGee was married, August 10, 1868, to Eliza Giles, daughter of Alfred Giles, of Clear Creek Precinct. She is the mother of one child, Alfred W., born December 6, 1870. He enlisted in the Fifteenth Illinois Cavalry, Maj. Carmichael, Company H, Capt. Ezra King, on December 6, 1863, and was honorably discharged in June. 1864.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 238.

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