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Descendants of Archibald McKay


Generation No. 1

1.  ARCHIBALD1 MCKAY died Aft. January 1804 in Richmond Co, NC1.  He married NANCY.
	
Children of ARCHIBALD MCKAY and NANCY are:
2.	i.	DUNCAN2 MCKAY, d. Bet. 1821 - 1822, Richmond Co, NC.
	ii.	CATHERINE MCKAY.
	iii.	WILLIAM MCKAY, d. Aft. 30 August 1813, Richmond Co, NC2.

Notes for WILLIAM MCKAY:
Archibald McKay (William's father) gave to William in his 1804 will:  100 acres of land lying on the west side of the white pond near or joining Daniel Brown's line.


	iv.	JOHN MCKAY.

Notes for JOHN MCKAY:
His father, Archibald McKay, left John in his will of 1804:  100 acres lying between the white pond and the cypress pond, formerly called Daniel Brown's place.

	v.	ALEXANDER MCKAY.

Notes for ALEXANDER MCKAY:
From his father's (Archibald McKay's) will of 1804, Alexander received the other half of the plantation
wherein he (the father) lived.  Alexander's mother, Nancy, received the other half of the plantation for
her lifetime.

	vi.	MARGARET MCKAY.
	vii.	JANE MCKAY.
3.	viii.	ARCHIBALD MCKAY, b. Abt. 1784; d. Bef. January 1860, Richmond Co, NC.
	ix.	MARY MCKAY.
	x.	ELIZABETH MCKAY.


Generation No. 2

2.  DUNCAN2 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD1) died Bet. 1821 - 1822 in Richmond Co, NC3.  He married MARY.

Notes for DUNCAN MCKAY:
From his father's (Archibald McKay's) 1804 will, Duncan received 50 acres of land at the head of the white pond joining Angus McAllester's line and 50 acres more above the heifer pond likewise joining McAllesters running across the wagon road, also his great coat and brown suit of clothes.


Notes for MARY: 
	
Children of DUNCAN MCKAY and MARY are:
	i.	NEILL3 MCKAY.
	ii.	MARY MCKAY, m. DOUGALD LEACH.
	iii.	FEMALE MCKAY, m. ARCHIBALD MONROE.

3.  ARCHIBALD2 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD1) was born Abt. 1784, and died Bef. January 1860 in Richmond Co, NC4.  He married FLORA WATSON 20 December 1800 in Ellerbe, Richmond Co, NC5,6.

Notes for ARCHIBALD MCKAY:
When Archibald's father, Archibald McKay, wrote his will in 1804, the younger Archibald was under 21.  His father gave him, in the will, his mother's half of the plantation after her death.

Archibald and Flora joined the Harmony Presbyterian Church in 1813.  

Notes for FLORA WATSON:
Flora received from her father's will "one negro girl by the name of Mary".
	
Children of ARCHIBALD MCKAY and FLORA WATSON are:
	i.	CATHERINE WATSON3 MCKAY, b. 20 October 1801, Richmond Co, NC7; d. Bef. 1857, Alabama; m. MR. CUNNINGHAM, 30 August 1828.
	ii.	JENNET MCKAY, b. 03 September 1803, Richmond Co, NC7; d. Mississippi (?); m. TILLOTSON O'BRYAN SMITH, ESQ., 01 February 1824.
4.	iii.	DUNCAN MCKAY, b. 18 December 1805, Richmond Co, NC; d. 26 July 1862, Jackson, Rankin Co.,MS..
	iv.	JAMES WATSON MCKAY, b. 28 July 18087; d. 12 September 1833.
5.	v.	CHRISTIAN THOMPSON MCKAY, b. 04 December 1810, Richmond Co, NC; d. 20 August 1872.
6.	vi.	ELIZABETH MURPHY MCKAY, b. 12 February 1813.
7.	vii.	JOHN MCKAY, b. 01 August 1814; d. 30 May 1900, Rankin Co.,Mississippi-Hollybush Cemetery.
8.	viii.	FLORA ANN MCKAY, b. 12 February 1819, Richmond Co, NC; d. 08 January 1894, Richmond Co, NC.
9.	ix.	WILLIAM ARCHIBALD MCKAY, b. 31 July 1822; d. 07 February 1889.


Generation No. 3

4.  DUNCAN3 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 18 December 1805 in Richmond Co, NC, and died 26 July 1862 in Jackson, Rankin Co.,MS..  He married KESIAH PULLIAM Abt. 1832 in MS.
	
Children of DUNCAN MCKAY and KESIAH PULLIAM are:
	i.	JAMES ARCHIBALD4 MCKAY, b. 14 December 1836.
	ii.	BENJAMIN WATSON MCKAY, b. 06 December 1834.
	iii.	JOHN F MCKAY, b. 12 November 1838.
	iv.	WILLIAM D MCKAY, b. 26 March 1840.
10.	v.	ANNA ELIZA MCKAY, b. 11 February 1842; d. 24 August 1896, Floresville, Wilson Co.,TX..
	vi.	THOMAS MCKAY, b. 08 February 1844.
	vii.	JEMIMA MCKAY, b. 05 February 1847.
	viii.	ABNER TATE MCKAY, b. 14 August 1849.

5.  CHRISTIAN THOMPSON3 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 04 December 1810 in Richmond Co, NC7, and died 20 August 1872.  She married HUGH HENDERSON 30 August 1828.
	
Children of CHRISTIAN MCKAY and HUGH HENDERSON are:
11.	i.	FLORA ANN4 HENDERSON, b. 19 May 1830; d. 01 October 1908.
	ii.	MARY JANE HENDERSON, b. 01 May 1832.
	iii.	CATHERINE ELIZABETH HENDERSON, b. 30 August 1834.
	iv.	DANIEL HENDERSON, b. 04 September 1836.

6.  ELIZABETH MURPHY3 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 12 February 1813.  She married SOLOMON RAY MORGAN Abt. 1830.

Notes for ELIZABETH MURPHY MCKAY:
Elizabeth may have married #2, Rev. Nathan Bowden
	
Children of ELIZABETH MCKAY and SOLOMON MORGAN are:
	i.	FLORA ELLEN4 MORGAN.
	ii.	ELIZA JANE MORGAN.

7.  JOHN3 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 01 August 1814, and died 30 May 1900 in Rankin Co.,Mississippi-Hollybush Cemetery.  He married JEMIMA PULLIAM 29 April 1839 in MS.
	
Children of JOHN MCKAY and JEMIMA PULLIAM are:
	i.	SARAH JANE4 MCKAY, b. 24 May 1842.
	ii.	JAMES W MCKAY, b. 02 December 1845.
	iii.	JOHN F MCKAY, b. 18 August 1848.
	iv.	ARCHIBALD DIXON MCKAY, b. 11 June 1851.
	v.	WILLIAM BENJAMIN MCKAY, b. 09 October 1855.
	vi.	ZILLAH AGNES MCKAY, b. 04 September 1858.
	vii.	KEZIAH ELIZABETH (BETTIE) MCKAY, b. 18 September 1864.

8.  FLORA ANN3 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 12 February 1819 in Richmond Co, NC8,9, and died 08 January 1894 in Richmond Co, NC10.  She married JOHN L. MCRAE Abt. 1835 in Richmond Co, NC.

Notes for JOHN L. MCRAE:
On 1850 Richmond Co, NC census, Fairground District, pg. 306, dwelling 843 -844, John McRey (sic),
age 40 is shown as a farmer, born in NC, with wife Flora, age 31, and children:  Jane 6 and Daniel 3.
Living next to them is Catherine McRey age 60 with Malcom 23, Margaret 28, Christian 26 and John 22.
Is this Catherine related to John???

Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church is on the Montgomery County line, near County Line Road SR 1153 and
Clayton Carriker Road, SR 1317.  The graves of John and Flora McRae are near the old white church in the back, to the right of the right front door, about the fourth row from the church.  There is also a grave for Amelia H. McRae, born 3 Nov 1834, d 10 Aug 1857.  

John L. McRae was a Deacon, elected 1859, at Mr. Carmel Presbyterian Church

	
Children of FLORA MCKAY and JOHN MCRAE are:
12.	i.	JANE WATSON4 MCRAE, b. 15 December 1844, NC; d. 01 April 1915, Richmond Co, NC.
	ii.	DANIEL ARCHIBALD MCRAE, b. 03 February 1848; d. 06 August 1913; m. LAURA AMANDA BOSTICK, 26 February 1880.
	iii.	CATHERINE R. MCRAE, b. 03 April 1851; d. 30 December 1928; m. SOLOMON T. BOSTICK, 17 December 1873.
	iv.	FLORA ANN MCRAE, b. 27 February 1854; d. 29 May 1932; m. SEBASTIAN C. CHAPPELL, 10 January 1878.

Notes for FLORA ANN MCRAE:
Flora was also called "Foed"

	v.	DUNCAN CHALMERS MCRAE, b. 29 June 1858; d. 22 December 1953; m. AUGUSTA "GUS" SCARBOROUGH, 27 December 1880.
	vi.	SARAH AMANDA MCRAE, b. Abt. 1860; m. KENNETH SCARBOROUGH, 22 December 1880.

9.  WILLIAM ARCHIBALD3 MCKAY (ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 31 July 182211, and died 07 February 1889.  He married ANNIE MCLEOD.

Notes for WILLIAM ARCHIBALD MCKAY:
Gravestone gives birthdate as 29 July 1825. 

Some information on William Archibald from book Richmond Co, NC Heritage 1995, pg. 212, article 596.

Buried at Old Scotch Graveyard near Roberdel (per London's History newspaper article in Rockingham
Post Dispatch, 4 Aug 1955.
	
Children of WILLIAM MCKAY and ANNIE MCLEOD are:
13.	i.	DANIEL DUNCAN4 MCKAY, b. 04 August 1864; d. 23 July 1955.
	ii.	THOMAS CHALMERS MCKAY, b. 11 August 1867; d. 12 October 1918; m. (1) CHRISTIAN MCINNIS, 23 April 1889, Richmond Co, NC; m. (2) ETTIE JUNE MORSE, 1910.

Notes for THOMAS CHALMERS MCKAY:
Thomas was nicknamed "Tobe"

	iii.	BETTIE MCKAY.


Generation No. 4

10.  ANNA ELIZA4 MCKAY (DUNCAN3, ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 11 February 1842, and died 24 August 1896 in Floresville, Wilson Co.,TX..  She married LEWIS MILTON GRIFFITH 22 December 1859 in MS.
	
Children of ANNA MCKAY and LEWIS GRIFFITH are:
	i.	VIRGINIA GRIFFITH, b. 01 May 1861.
	ii.	WELLS M GRIFFITH, b. 27 June 1864.
	iii.	JEPTHA WILLIAM GRIFFITH, b. 25 December 1866.
	iv.	TATE ABNER GRIFFITH, b. 27 February 1871.
	v.	KATE GRIFFITH, b. 20 January 1875.
	vi.	ELLA B GRIFFITH, b. 27 June 1877.
	vii.	KIZZIE GRIFFITH, b. 17 December 1879.

11.  FLORA ANN4 HENDERSON (CHRISTIAN THOMPSON3 MCKAY, ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 19 May 1830, and died 01 October 1908.  She married LEONARD L. WEBB 11 August 1853.
	
Child of FLORA HENDERSON and LEONARD WEBB is:
	i.	IRA WYCHE WEBB, m. LAURA FRANCES TOWNSEND.

12.  JANE WATSON4 MCRAE (FLORA ANN3 MCKAY, ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 15 December 1844 in NC12, and died 01 April 1915 in Richmond Co, NC13,14.  She married WILLIAM CAREY NICHOLSON 05 November 1867 in Richmond Co, NC.

Notes for JANE WATSON MCRAE:
Jane was buried at Bear Branch Cemetery on April 2, 1915.  

More About JANE WATSON MCRAE:
Cause of Death: "Tuberculer abscess of liver"

Notes for WILLIAM CAREY NICHOLSON:
W. C. Nicholson was a Private in the Civil War,, Company K, 33rd Regiment NC Infantry (record at National Archives, M-270, Roll #383.)  Entered service July 1, 1862, at age 20 from Richmond Co, NC.  He was "wounded at the wilderness" in the early months of 1864.  He was absent from May thru August 1864 musters because he was at a hospital.  He was absent for Sept/Oct 1864 muster as he was home wounded with leave.  He was at the hospital again for the January, 1865, muster.  Part of this information
also listed in Moore's Roster, Vol. 2, pg 638 at NCSA.

Per Joe McLaurin of Richmond Co. Descendants, William and Jane Nicholson helped found the
Roberdel Baptist Church.

Buried at Bear Branch Cemetery

	
Children of JANE MCRAE and WILLIAM NICHOLSON are:
	i.	SALLIE JANE5 NICHOLSON, b. 06 September 1868, NC15; d. 04 July 1910, Richmond Co, NC16; m. JAMES ALFRED GOODMAN, 02 June 1887, Richmond Co, NC17.

Notes for SALLIE JANE NICHOLSON:
Buried at Bear Branch Cemetery

More About SALLIE JANE NICHOLSON:
Fact 1: Buried at Bear Branch Cemetery, 5 miles NE of Ellerbe, NC

Notes for JAMES ALFRED GOODMAN:
Richmond Co, NC, 1900 census, National Archives #T623, 1213, pg 106A, sheet 15, listing #234-231
shows Goodman, James A. age 35, Sallie J. age 31, and children:  Maggie 13, Mary J. 9, Lawrence 7,
Alpha 5, Annie 3; and Sarah Nicholson age 71 as a boarder (Sallie Jane's father, Wm. Carey, had a sister named Sarah who was born in 1829 -- this may be the same Sarah.  She would be Sallie Jane's aunt).  James worked in a cotton mill and owned his own home.

James Alfred (Dob) was a Methodist and taught Sunday School at a frame church in Roberdel.  
Dob was a Mason.  R. W. Goodman, Jr. has his Mason's apron, framed.

Dob's wife died and he raised the children, he never remarried.  He loved to cook for people.  He was a small man and worked in a mill in Roberdel.  He lived across from the old Baptist Church.  The
Meachum's bought his home.  It is still standing.  (Per Libby Smith, 11/92)

More About JAMES ALFRED GOODMAN:
Fact 1: Buried at Bear Branch Cemetery, 5 miles NE of Ellerbe, NC
Fact 2: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Moved from Cumberland Co, NC to Rockingham, NC according to census records

	ii.	JOHN NICHOLSON, b. 1874; m. (1) JENNIE WEBB, 09 December 1896, Richmond Co, NC18; m. (2) GENIE COVINGTON, 12 December 1901, Richmond Co, NC19.
	iii.	FLORA ISABELLE NICHOLSON, b. 19 August 1877, NC; d. 1960; m. LUTHER WATSON BYRD, 24 August 1898.

Notes for FLORA ISABELLE NICHOLSON:
Flora was known as "Belle".

	iv.	LUCY NICHOLSON NICHOLSON, b. 07 February 1883; d. 24 May 190920.

Notes for LUCY NICHOLSON NICHOLSON:
Buried with parents at Bear Branch Cemetery.


More About LUCY NICHOLSON NICHOLSON:
Fact 1: Buried at Bear Branch Cemetery, 5 miles NE of Ellerbe, NC

13.  DANIEL DUNCAN4 MCKAY (WILLIAM ARCHIBALD3, ARCHIBALD2, ARCHIBALD1) was born 04 August 1864, and died 23 July 1955.  He married (1) MARY CATHERINE BRUTON DAWKINS.  He married (2) MRS. LIZZIE REYNOLDS.  He married (3) HENRIETTA TERRY 22 December 1887 in Richmond Co, NC.

Notes for DANIEL DUNCAN MCKAY:
Information on descendants of Daniel Duncan McKay from Richmond Co, NC Heritage 95 book, pg 210,
article 592.

Notes for MARY CATHERINE BRUTON DAWKINS:
Mary was the widow of Perry Dawkins when she married Daniel Duncan McKay	
	
Children of DANIEL MCKAY and HENRIETTA TERRY are:
	i.	LARA ETTA5 MCKAY, b. 19 November 1893; d. 08 September 1988; m. DANIEL WILLIAM MCDONALD, 17 January 1916.
	ii.	MARY ABIGAIL MCKAY, b. 07 June 1896; d. 25 August 1987; m. B. F. MARKS, 03 June 1917.
	iii.	JAMES LEROY MCKAY, b. 01 July 1898; d. 07 August 1972; m. THELMA MARKS, 22 December 1918, Richmond Co, NC.

Notes for JAMES LEROY MCKAY:
Information on James' family from Richmond Co, NC Heritage 1995 book, pg 211, article 594

	iv.	NONIA ANN MCKAY, b. 09 September 1901; d. 23 March 1979; m. MANLY HAYWOOD RUSSELL, 05 September 1919.
	v.	RADIA MCKAY, b. 08 August 1903; d. 13 November 1985; m. ELIZABETH PERKINS, 23 December 1925.


Endnotes

1.  Richmond Co, NC Will Book 1, pgs. 101 & 2, Will written 24 January 1804.  Executors:  Archibald McKay, blacksmith, and William Colvin, his brother-in-law.  Witnesses:  John McMillan, John McNair, and  Angus McAllester.
2.  Richmond Co, NC Will Book 1, pg. 159, Will written 30 August 1813, filed December, 1813.  Bequests to Margaret and Jane McKay and sister Mary.  Testators:  Duncan McDougald and Archibald McKay.
3.  Richmond Co, NC Will Book 1, pg. 236, Will was written 19 Oct 1821.  Filed January Court, 1822.  Mentions son Neill and sons-in-law Archibald Monroe and Dugald Leach.  A. Gilchrist and Angus Shaw were witnesses.
4.  Richmond Co, NC Will Book 4, pgs. 139-42, Written 4 Sept 1857, proven January term, 1860.  Codicil added 25 June 1859.Executor:  His trusty friend, Bethune B. McKenzie.  Witnesses:  John C. Knight andJames P. Leak.  Will mentions  216 acres on Cartlege's Creek.
5.  Harmony Church Notes (Chronicles), pg. 17.
6.  Richmond Co, NC Marriages, Book 1, pg. 020.   Marriage Bond #000115676.  Witness and party to bond:  Alexander Watson.  Clerk:  Eli Terry.  Marriage bond was for five hundred pounds.
7.  Harmony Church Notes (Chronicles).
8.  Richmond County Historical Collection.
9.  Harmony Church Notes (Chronicles).
10.  Tombstone at Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, Aged about 75 years.
11.  Harmony Church Notes (Chronicles).
12.  Luther Byrd Information.
13.  Richmond Co, NC Graveyard Record by Pee Dee Committee of Colonial Dames of America.
14.  Richmond Co , NC, Death Book 2, pg. 111.
15.  Richmond Co , NC, Graveyard Record by Pee Dee Committee of Colonial Dames of America.
16.  Richmond Co, NC Graveyard Record by Pee Dee Committee of Colonial Dames of America.
17.  Richmond Co, NC Marriage Book, pg. 202, Ceremony performed by Jesse H. Page, Methodist clergyman, at home of bride'sfather in Roberdel Village.  James A. was 24, Sallie J. was 22.  Witnesses:G. E. Wishart, Myrtle McAulay, Fannie T. Ussery.
18.  Richmond Co, NC Marriages, Witnesses:  O. B. Webb, H. O. Mattox, J. H. Webb.  John W. Nicholson was age22.
19.  Richmond Co, NC Marriages, Witnesses:  L. W. Byrd, J. A. Goodman, and Belle Byrd.  John W. Nicholson wasage 27.
20.  Richmond Co , NC, Graveyard Record by Pee Dee Committee of Colonial Dames of America.