James Magness

Male 1750 - 1781  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name James Magness 
    Born ~ 1750  (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died ~ 1781  [1
    Probate 0Oct 1783  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I32153  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2015 

    Father Peregrine Magness, Jr.,   b. Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Naylor,   b. 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Married ~1745  (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F1556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1750 - (Prince George's County, Maryland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 0Oct 1783 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Magness was probably a son of Peregrine and Mary Magness, but no conclusive evidence has been found to establish him positively as one of their children.

      James was probably born about 1750 in Maryland.

      On August 2, 1778, in Tryon County, North Carolina, he made claim to 150 acres on Little Broad River, but the claim was denied because someone else had a prior claim.

      At the October 1783 Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and inventory of the estate of James Magness was returned by Abraham Collins, administrator. (Collins appears as a witness on several Magness deeds.)

      James Magness was apparently unmarried and died with heirs. Some have thought that James died at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781, and this seems quite possible, though no record has been found at this time. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7891] Thomas G. Webb | DeKalb County, TN Historian | 835 South College Street, Smithville, TN 37166 | Abstracted from his, "Ma.

    2. [S806] Thomas G. Webb | DeKalb County, TN Historian | 835 South College Street, Smithville, TN 37166 | Abstracted from his boo (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4304] "The House of Magness", by John B. Cowden, 1876-1965, published 1956,, p. 7.

    4. [S14481] "Mary Magness (Naylor) (1725-aft 1800)", Profile, no sources, https://www.geni.com/people/Mary-Magness/60000000377456999.