Perry Green Magness, Jr.

Male 1753 - 1785  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Perry Green Magness 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 0___ 1753  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1785  (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4144  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2013 

    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  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1753 - Prince George's County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1785 - (Rutherford County) North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Perrigreen Magness, Jr., was born in 1753 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was technically Perrigreen Magness III, but apparently was never so designated. Both he and his father were sometimes referred to as Perrigreen Magness, Jr., causing occasional confusion.

      He apparently enlisted in the army on two successive years. He was age 21 and 5 feet 9 inches tall on July 1, 1775 when he enlisted in Captain Eli Kershaw’s Company of Colonel Thompson’s Regiment of South Carolina Rangers. His name also appears on the roll of Colonel William Thompson’s 3rd South Carolina Regiments, with an enlistment date of July 24, 1776. he probably died in early 1785, as William Magness was appointed administrator of his estate in April 1785 by the Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The inventory showed that he owned four horses and 60 gallons of whiskey (which were sold to William Magness for 32 pounds 5 shillings) and that Ben Magness owed the estate 10 pounds.

      He was apparently unmarried and died without heirs. [2]
    • 26 Jul 2006:

      Re: MAGNESS OUTLINE
      Posted by: Shirley M Carter Date: June 10, 1998 at 14:52:33
      In Reply to: MAGNESS OUTLINE by Jeffrey L. Martin of 692

      Jeff,

      I was interested in your outline, although I do have different data on the Magness family. I do not have David, Morgan, & Sallie, Patsy & Susannah Magness, I haven't been able to prove their descent yet. We can't seem to find the maiden name of Mary Magness, wife of Perry Green Magness, or her birth or death dates. If she was born by 1725, I don't believe she would have had children as late as 1784 or surely by 1791 or 1794, she would have been in her 50's and 60's.

      Names I have for Perry Green & Mary Magness are:

      William, unmarried

      James b. 1750 d. 1782

      Perry Green b. 1753 d. 1785 m. Mary Reagan

      Benjamin b. 6 Apr 1754 Prince Georges Co MD

  • 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.