Ancestors of Lawrence Ray Geddie
Generation No. 1
1. Lawrence Ray Geddie. (He is the son of
2. Floyd Ray Geddie and 3. Bernice Lee Stroud. Lawrence Ray (b.6/27/1944 Tyler, Texas) married (1) Beatrice Dorothy Anderson 8/25/1967 in New York City, NY (Beatrice Anderson b. 10/1/1948 Lewiston, ME). Beatrice's father was the noted portrait painter W. H. "Andy" Anderson (b. Helsinki, Finland 1909-d.Statesboro, Georgia 1998), son of John Ehrolla [Anderson-US] and Suomi Jocinen); her mother was author and animal activist Corinne Spinelli de LaScala Anderson, b.10/31/1915 Philadelphia, PA-d.9/27/2008 Statesboro, GA.
Ray, Bernice & Lawrence - Los Angeles, 1944
Children of Lawrence and Beatrice:
Laura Christine Geddie (b. 12/24/1981 Glens Falls, NY)
Bryan Ray Geddie (b. 4/28/1985 White Plains, NY)
Generation No. 2
2. Floyd Ray Geddie, born 07 October 1923 in Van Zandt County, Texas; died 22 February 1996 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. He was the son of 4. Tommie Dougald Geddie and 5. Pearl Ann Hale. He married 3. Bernice Lee Stroud. 3. Bernice Lee Stroud, born 26 June 1926; died December 11, 1991. She was the daughter of 6. Mathis Stroud and 7. Leonie Reynolds Stroud. Notes for Floyd Ray Geddie: WWII Veterans from Van Zandt County, Texas: Y 2/c Floyd R. Geddie, son of Mr. and Mrs Tommie D. Geddie, Browning, husband of former Bernice Stroud. Colfax, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego and Alameda, Cal. Served in S. Pacific. (photo with article) GEDDIE, F.R.--Funeral services for Floyd Ray Geddie, 72, Ben Wheeler, were held at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Hilliard Funeral Home Chapel, Van, with Jay K. Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Colfax Cemetery. Mr. Geddie died February 22, 1996, in a Tyler hospital. He was born October 7, 1923, in Van Zandt County to the late Tommie D. and Pearl "Pearly" Ann Hale Geddie, and lived in Ben Wheeler for 13 years, moving from Victoria. He was a retired accountant for the DuPont Company with 32 years of service, and was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Stroud Geddie, in 1991. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence Ray and Beatrice Anderson Geddie, Statesboro, Georgia, and Don and Katheryn Geddie, Ghent, New York; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Anthony Smith, Czech Republic; three brothers, Noble Geddie, Billy Dean Geddie and T.D. Geddie, all of Ben Wheeler,TX; two sisters, Marlene Bird, Columbus, Ohio, and Rachel Clowers, Cisco; and four grandchildren (Deanna Elaine Geddie; Hannah Lee Geddie; Laura Christine Geddie; Bryan Ray Geddie). Nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Smith and Floyd Smith. The Canton Herald, Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996, page 8B H
Children of Floyd Geddie and Bernice Stroud are: 1 i. Lawrence Ray Geddie, married Beatrice. ii. Gary Don Geddie, married (1) Diane Nelson; (2) Katheryn Johnson. iii. Debra Ann Geddie, married Anthony Smith.
Generation No. 3
4. Tommie Dougald Geddie, born 09 September 1890 in Colfax, Van Zandt County, Texas; died 18 February 1983 in Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas. He was the son of 8. Thomas Archibald Geddie and 9. Margaret Frances Wisdom. He married 5. Pearl Ann Hale 26 November 1911 in Van Zandt County, Texas4. 5. Pearl Ann Hale, born 04 October 1893; died 18 July 1945. Children of Tommie Geddie and Pearl Hale are: i. Rachel Geddie, married Everett Clowers. ii. Marlene Geddie, married Olvis Bird. iii. Helen Lucille Geddie. iv. Lillie Geddie, born 13 August 1913; died 04 October 1967; married Wedsell Peters. v. N F. "Noble" Geddie, born 07 January 1915; married Ruby Gleath Rowan. vi. Tommie Dougald Geddie, Jr., born 02 March 1921; married Lucille Matthews 25 December 1943 in Van Zandt County, Texas8. Notes for Tommie Dougald Geddie, Jr.: Tyler Morning Telegraph: Geddies Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Geddie of Ben Wheeler celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a reception at the home of Bill and Sandra Geddie hosted by their children. Mr Geddie married the former Lucille Matthews on Dec. 25, 1943. He retired from furniture refinishing in 1980. She is a homemaker and also makes dolls for the Salvation Army. Their children are Mike and Sherrie Geddie of Canton, Phyllis Ann Geddie of San Antonio and Tom Geddie of Dallas. The couple has three grandchildren. ****************************************************************************
VAN ZANDT NEWS, Nov. 30, 1997: GEDDIE MAKES BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS (photo with article) T.D. Geddie, who lives near Van, plays one of the double neck tenor guitars he made. Mr. Geddie also handmade all of the fiddles he is shown with, including the first one he ever made back in 1958 on the left. All of the instruments, except the 1958 fiddle are for sale. Article by Paul Maca VAN-----Many people can play more than one instrument, but what is rare is the person that can make an instrument and play it. Even more rare is a person who can make moe than one instrument by hand. T.D. Geddie of Van is one of those rare people who can play many instruments and can also hand make them. Even while he was in high school in Van back in the 30's, Mr. Geddie was playing guitar and enjoyed other instruments, but it was in 1956 that he made his first instrument by hand. A fiddle was the first instrument I made and even though it wasn't perfect, it turned out very well. "I like a deep tone on a fiddle. Not a shrill sound," Mr. Geddie said. "I've still got a little more experimenting to do." That first fiddle did sell but Mr. Geddie didn't have time to make anymore instruments for a while because his music career was going strong at the time. Along the way, he's met Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and others. While playing in or leading various bands, Mr. Geddie eventually started making musical instruments again--this time a double necked tenor guitar. "It's not as tedious as a fiddle," Mr. Geddie said, adding that he's used the guitar on stage before. After the double necked guitar, he decided to make some more fiddles including an electric fiddle that he used in his performances. According to Mr. Geddie, the process to make a fiddle takes around two to three months and is very detailed. The wood, European Spruce, must be air dried for eight to ten years and then can be used. The specifications to make a fiddle can be changed by a small portion and the sound of the fiddle will come out very different. The result has been some very good sounding and very attractive fiddles that Mr.Geddie now has for sale. For those who would like to hear the sound of the fiddle, just go to the Martins Mill grocery store on any Friday night of the year where area musicians gather together to eat, drink, talk, and play their music. "I've missed one Friday night in the last ten years," Mr. Geddie said. So while many people like the sound of the guitar, piano or drums, Mr.Geddie said, "I've always loved a fiddle." ****************************************************************************
2 vii. Floyd Ray Geddie, born 07 October 1923 in Van Zandt County, Texas; died 22 February 1996 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas; married Bernice Lee Stroud. viii. Billy Dean Geddie, born 22 January 1933; married Elfriede Karlberger 21 March 1956. 6. Mathis Stroud. He married 7. Leonie Reynolds. 7. Leonie Reynolds. Child of Mathis Stroud and Leonie is: 3 i. Bernice Stroud, born 26 June 1926; died December 11, 1991 in Mother Francis Hospital; Tyler, Texas; married Floyd Ray Geddie.
Generation No. 4
8. Thomas Archibald Geddie, born 03 February 1846 in North Carolina 10; died 21 September 1917. He was the son of 16. James Alexander Geddie and 17. Mary Margaret McPhail. He married 9. Margaret Frances Wisdom 09 October 1873 in Kaufman County, Texas12. 9. Margaret Frances Wisdom, born 22 June 1852 in Dallas County, Mississippi or Missouri13; died 29 January 1937. Notes for Thomas Archibald Geddie: 1880 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: 290-300 Geddie, T.A. M 35 NC NC NC Mary F. F 38 W MO MO MO Rosa Leland F 3D TX NC MO Babe F 1D Tx NC NC 1900 Van Zandt County Texas Census: 143-144 Geddie, Thomas hd Feb 1846 NC NC NC Margaret wi Jun 1852 Mo Tn Tn William R. son Jun 1884 Tx NC Ms Edeth F. Dau FEb 1888 Tx NC MS Thomas D. son Sep 1890 TX NC MS Allie L. Dau Apr 1895 Tx NC MS Confederate Pensioner's File # 26499, Van Zandt County, Texas, 1914: Geddie, T.A.--Thomas Archibald, Canton, age 68. Born in Cumberland County, N.C. Feb. 3, 1846, d. Sept 20, 1917. Veterinarian. In Texas and County 60 years. Enlisted Feb. 24, 1864. On furlough at surrender. Co. I, 22nd Texas Infantry. Witnesses A.P. Terry and R.G. Stewart of same unit. Notes for Margaret Frances Wisdom: Confederate Widower's Pension File #30498, Van Zandt County, Texas, Feb. 15, 1915: Geddie, M.F. Mrs--Margaret Francis, Canton, age 62, born June 22, 1852 in Dallas County Miss. (Mo?). In Texas since 1861, in county 41 years. Married Thomas Archibald Geddie, Oct. 9, 1873 in Kaufman County, Texas. Died Jan 29, 1937. Children of Thomas Geddie and Margaret Wisdom are: i. Rosie Leland Geddie, born 1875; married (1) Benjamin Stevens; married (2) T. Cardie Patterson 16 July 1899 in Van Zandt County, Texas15. ii. Jeffie Idora Geddie, born 01 July 1878 in Texas16; died June 1938; married Clinton Dewett Smith 16 January 1898 in Van Zandt County, Texas17. Notes for Jeffie Idora Geddie: 1920 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: 167,167 Smith, Jeffie I. 44 TX NC ? Ollie (d) 18 TX Gladys (d) 12 TX Edward (s) 10 TX Floyd (s) 7 TX Notes for Clinton Dewett Smith: HIs parents were William Adolphus Smith and Mary Ann Hogan. iii. William Robert Geddie, born 15 June 1884 18; died 11 July 1972 18; married Anna Rosa Mayne 28 August 1904 in Van Zandt County, Texas19.
Notes for William Robert Geddie: According to article written by Larry Mayne in Van Zandt County Histories and Biographies it states that William Robert and Anna Rosa Mayne had two children: Aubrey Thelmon & Pierce Geddie. Notes for Anna Rosa Mayne: Her parents were William Pierce Mayne b. Cobb Co, Ga, 5 Jul 1854 and died in Colfax VZC, TX, 23 NOv 1910. He was the son of Samuel Wilson Mayne and Elizabeth Caroline Yarbrough, both born in Ga. On 25 Nov 1880, William P.Mayne married Julia Mahulda Palmer in Colfax, Tx. She was born in Texas 22 Jul 1866, the daughter of William F. Palmer and Catherine Berry, whose parents were Robert Wilson Berry from Ala. and Mahulda Tunnel, born in Hopkinsville, Ky in 1810. William had a previous marriage, but her name is unknown. William and Julia Mayne lived out their lives near Colfax, Tx. where their six children were born and most of the family is buried in the Colfax Cemetery. William died 23 Nov 1910; Julia died 12 May 1915. (from Histories and Biographies of Van Zandt County Texas page 316 article written by Larry Mayne]
1900 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: 138-139 Mayne, William Hd Jul 1864 Ga Ga Ga Julia wife Jul 1866 Tx Va Al Minard son May 1885 Tx Ga Tx ROSA C. dau Apr 1889 Tx Ga Tx Burnell son Dec 1891 Tx Ga Tx Arthur son Jul 1894 Tx Ga Tx iv. Edith Geddie, born February 1888 in Texas20; married Dempsey D. Johnson 31 October 1913 in Van Zandt County, Texas21. 4 v. Tommie Dougald Geddie, born 09 September 1890 in Colfax, Van Zandt County, Texas; died 18 February 1983 in Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas; married (2) Rose Burgess Ayers; married (1) Pearl Ann Hale 26 November 1911 in Van Zandt County, Texas. vi. Allie Lois Geddie, born April 1895 in Texas22; married Grover C. Wood.
Generation No. 5
16. James Alexander Geddie, born 09 July 1807 in North Carolina23; died 07 May 1881 in Owlet Green, Van Zandt County,Texas24. He was the son of 32. John "Big John" Geddie and 33. Anna McKeithan. He married 17. Mary Margaret McPhail 04 May 1831 in North Carolina25. 17. Mary Margaret McPhail, born 22 October 1806 in North Carolina26; died 04 June 1874 in Texas27. She was the daughter of 34. Dougald McPhail and 35. Isabella Murpby.
Notes for James Alexander Geddie: This couple is buried in a private cemetery near the former community of Owlet Green (near Van), Van Zandt County, Texas. This couple along with their children, and with Mary Margaret's two brothers, Thomas and Archibald McPhail, together with their families, left North Carolina on March 22, 1850, going to Georgia and staying briefly with the Maxwells, leaving Georgia in December, 1850, heading west to Alabama, where they visited Geddies who had gone there before them. They stopped in Mississippi for a year to make a crop and then on to Texas in covered wagons, ox-carts. They stopped first in Cherokee County, Texas, where they paused long enough to size up the potential farming lands, and then ultimately to Van Zandt County, in which county they bought land a stone's throw from Owlet Green. (from book Geddie-McPhail by Jack Geddie) Scholastic Census Van Zandt County, Texas 1854-55 Parent: James Geddie-chilren, Job,Dugald, Jame E., Thomas A.
1880 Van Zandt County Texas Census: James A. Geddie, Sr. age 70, widowed, born NC is living in the household of James A. Geddie, age 64, born NC and wife Elizabeth. Also living in that household are J.D. McPhail, and Ben W.and Virginia McPhail Gentry and two of their children. Notes for Mary Margaret McPhail: (From Geddie McPhail Genealogy by Jack Geddie, page 35)
Children of James Geddie and Mary McPhail [See her Letter of 1854 to NC] are: i. Isabella Geddie, born 31 January 1832 in North Carolina28; died 01 September 1916 in Texas29; married Daniel McNeill McPhail 19 November 1851 in Rankin County, Mississippi30.
Notes for Daniel McNeill McPhail: 1860 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: McPhail D.M.N, 34,M, farmer, born NC; I., 27, F, born NC; E.E.N., 6, M, born TX; J.K., 5, F, born Tx; W.H. 2, M, born TX 1880 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: 145-166 McPhail, D.M.N., M , 53, farmer, NC NC NC; Isabella, F, 48W, NC NC NC; E.M.N., M, 26S, farmer, TX NC NC; Isabella K., F, 23D, TX NC NC; J.A., M, 15S, TX NC NC; T.L, M, 12S, TX NC NC; D.L., M, 9S, TX NC NC; Samuel M., M, 7S, TX NC NC; Lula A., F, 4D, TX NC NC; Green, Valentine, M, 12 hlg farmer, MS MS MS
1900 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: 163-164 McPhail, Daniel, hd Jan 1826 NC NC NC; Isibelli, wf, Jan 1832 NC NC NC; Isibelli K., d, Jan 1856, Tx NC NC; Lula, d., Jul 1876 Tx NC NC; McPhail, Heaton, bro, Jun 1835 NC NC NC; Allizala, gd Dec 1889 TX TX GA; McNeel, Robert s-i-l Jan 1868 NC NC NC
From Our Heritage, November 1991, Van Zandt County, Texas, page 134: Wills Point Chronicle, 11 June 1908 (submitted by Elvis Allen) DEATH OF A PIONEER: D. Mc. N. McPhail passed away at his late home near Colfax last Friday. In County over fifty years. Enjoyed an extended acquaintance throughout this section and had the confidence of all. Colfax, Texas, June 8...After a lingering illness for the long period of four years, occasioned by paralysis, "Uncle" Daniel McPhail died at his home near this place at 9:30 o'clock last Thursday night, the 4th ins., and was laid to rest in the Colfax cemetery Friday afternoon. Funeral services, at the Presbyterian Church, were conducted by Rev. Will Johns, assisted by Revs. Wm. Dawson and Pink White. Deceased was a well known and highly esteemed pioneer citizen of this community. Having resided here for over fifty years, he enjoyed an extended acquaintance thought this county; was a man whose high standard of ;morals, piety and entegrity had won for him the love and confidence of all who knew him, which was attested by the very large attendance of friends who had come from far and near to pay their last tribute of respect at his grave. He leaves a wife and a number of grown children, all of whom attended his bedside in his last illness and rendered every service possible for the alleviation of his suffering, and to whom the sympathy of the community is extended in this hour of affliction.
Biographical: Daniel Mc. N. McPhail was born Jan. 9, 1826 in Cumberland County, N. C. He was married to Isabella Geddie, Nov. 19, 1851, and died at 9:30 p.m. June 4, 1908. He professed faith in Christ and joined the Bluff Presbyterian church located in Cumberland County, N.C, about 64 years ago. Mr. McPhail started to Texas in the fall of 1850 and married the following November in Jackson, Mississippi, in which state he lived two years. From there he and his wife moved to Cherokee County, Texas in the early part of 1853, and lived there one year. He moved from there to his late home near Colfax, this county, in January 1854. He was the father of 11 children, six of whom are living. Thus closes the career of one who was indeed a pioneer citizen of Texas and Van Zandt County, a man whose Godly life, whose upright dealings with his fellow man and patriotic devotion to his family, his friends and his government is an example worthy of emulation by all who would seek to get the best and noblest out of his life. The editor of the Chronicle has known Mr. McPhail for many years and has often wondered at the fortitude, the energy, and the patience, and the privations which he and his wife, together with the other early settlers of this country must have suffered while blazing out the path-way to civilization which the present generation enjoys, and the editor has also always had for Mr. McPhail and wife the utmost veneration and the hightest respect for the example of the good citizen which their lives from exemplified. Our Heritage, Van Zandt County, Texas, November 1991, page 133: from the book Family Land Registry: The McNeill Ranch is located one and one-half miles east of Colfax. It was founded in 1859 by Daniel McNeill McPhail who had come from North Carolina in a wagon train in 1853. Original acreage was 160 which McPhail raised cattle and goats as well as ribbon cane and corn. McPhail married Isabella Geddie and to this union was born six* children: Sam, Shad, Lem, Jock,Sis and Lula. Lula and her husband, R.L. McNeill owned the land next and it is their son, Daniel Shad McNeill who is the present owner. McPhail and McNeill both acted as medical advisors for the community. Lula and R.L. McNeill had, in addition to Shad, five other children: O.A., Sabrah, J.C., Sarah Clota and Sam L.(according to Family Land Heritage Registry, Vol. 2, 1975, Daniel M.N. McPhail obtained his land grant of 160 acres in 9-19-1859.) ii. Catherine Ann Geddie, born 09 May 1833 in North Carolina31; died 19 November 1902 in Texas31; married Joshua Hallman 13 September 1855 in Van Zandt County, Texas32.
Notes for Joshua Hallman: 1880 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: Household 170, fam. 178 Hallman, Joshua m 49 farmer SC SC SC Catherine A. F (W) 47 NC NC NC Samuel K. M (S) 12 TX SC NC Sides, Willis W. M 25 div. laborer TX AL AL >From Colfax by Jack Geddie, page 106: Joshua Hallman was a fine, upstanding man of high religious principles and a stalwart pillar of the communities of Owlet Green and Colfax. iii. James Allen Geddie, born 31 March 1835 in North Carolina33; died 30 April 1906 in Texas33; married Rebecca Jane White 18 November 1857 in Van Zandt County, Texas34.
Notes for James Allen Geddie: 1860 Van Zandt County, Texas Census Records: Geddie J.A. 25M farmer born N.C. R.I. 22F MS M.E. 1 F TX 1880 Van Zandt County, Texas Census Records: 168-190 Geddie, Jas. A., Jr. M 45 farmer NC NC NC R.J. F 42W MS NC TN John A. M 18S TX NC MS B.I. F 11D TN NC MS Jas. N. M 4S TX NC MS White, M.A. F 66 Mi wid TN TN VA Anderson, L.A. F 22C wid TX-----Al Willie M. M 1C TX----TN Obituaries from Tyler, Texas Newspapers 1905-1915: Geddy, J.A. Died April 29, 1906, at home of his son-in-law, John Towns. Burial at Colfax, Van Zandt County. Age 71. He had lived in Tyler several years. Tyler Daily Courier, April 30, 1906. Confederate Pension Application for: J.A. Geddie, Hood County, Bluff Dale, Texas Post Office, Comptroller's File #1983 Approved 4 Oct 1899 Form #1 Application of Indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the act of May 12, 1899 The State of Texas, County of Hood To the Honorable County Judge of Hood County, Texas Your petitioner, J.A. Geddie respectfully represents that he is a resident of Hood County, in the State of Texas, and that he makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under the act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved May 12, A.D.1899, the same being an act entitled "An act to carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled and dependent Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an appropriation therefor," and I do solemly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are true.
What is your name? J.A. Geddie
What is your age? 64 years of age last March
In what County do you reside? Hood County, Texas
How long have you resided in the said County and what is your post office address? 5 years and 7 months. Bluff Dale, Erath County, Texas
Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected? No
What is your occupation if able to engage in one? Not able to engage in any occupation.
What is your physical condition? Bad. Not able to work and have not been for about 2 years.
If your physical condition is such that you are unable by your own labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability. Exposure during Confederate War.
State in what company and regiment you enlisted in the Confederate Army, and the time of your service. Company I, Hubbard's Regiment, 22nd Infantry under Capt. Sharp and Capt. Wood. Served 3 years and 2 months.
What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value of such property? Own no real estate. I own 3 head of cattle worth $45.00 1 horse, pony worth $15.00
What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application? In Oct. 1897, sold cow and calf for $25.00. Have sold no other property.
What income, if any, do you receive? None
Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of subsistence? I am. Dependent on my children for support.
Are you unable by your labor to earn a support? I am unable by my labor to earn a support.
Have you transferred any property of value of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? I have not.
Did you ever desert the Confederacy? Never did.
Have you been continuously since the first day of January, 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State? Yes. Have lived in Texas continuously since 1852.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved and such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law. Signed J.A. Geddie, 4 Aug 1899 Phil Jackson, County Judge, Hood County Affidavit of Witnesses The State of Texas, County of Hood, Before me Phil Jackson, County Judge of Hood County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared L.E. Carlile and R.A. Carlile who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by use duly sworn on oath, state that they personally kow J.A.Geddie the named applicant for pension and that furthur personally know that he, the said applicant is unable to support himself by labor of any sort. signed R.A, Carlile and L.E. Carlile, 16 August 1899 Affidavit of Physician The State of Texas, County of Hood. Before me Phil Jackson, County Judge of Hood County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared J.R. Echols, who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, who being by me duly sworn on oath, states that he has carefully and thoroughly examined J.A.Geddie applicant for pension, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself. Chronic Cystitus. Which he stated to me he contracted in time of war which has developed into ulceration which disables him for manual labor. Signed J.R. Echols, 17 Aug 1899 Confederate Application for pension, J.A. Geddie, applicant. To hon. Phil Jackson, County Judge, Hood County, Texas: Sir: You will take notice that J.A. Geddie, the applicant named above desires to take the depositions of T,A. Geddie and H.N. McPhail, resident citizens of Van Zandt County, Texas, in answer to the following interrogatories propounded to them by the said Applicant, the answers of the said witnesses to be used as evidence on behalf of the Applicant in the matter of his application for Confederate Pension. Direct Interrogatories to T.A Geddie and H.N. McPhail 1st. Intg. Please state your names, ages and place of residence? Also state the number of years each of you have resided in Texas. Are you acquainted with J.A. Geddie, and if yea, how long have you known him? 2nd. Intg. On the 4th day of August 1899, J.A. Geddie made application for Confederate Pension under the Act passed by the 26th legislature of the State of Texas, and approved May 12, 1899, and in said application said Geddie stated that he was a member of Company I, Hubbards Regiment, 22nd Infantry, and that he enlisted under Captain Sharp, and also under Captatin Wood, after the resignation of Captain Sharp. He also stated, in the said application, that he served the Confederacy 3 years and 2 months. Now please state fully what you may know concerning the enlistment and service of the said J.A. Geddie, in the Confederate Army; and in this connection, please give the date of his enlistment, the name of his Captain, the Company and regiment he was in and the length of time he served. Have you personal knowledge concerning the matters testified by you. Signed Jno. J. H????(can't decipher), Atty. for applicant Answers of H.N. McPhail and T.A. Geddie to direct and cross interrogatories? To the 1st Intg. They answer: "We live in Van Zandt County, Colfax P,O. We have lived in Texas continuously since 1853. We have know J.A. Geddie since were small children and all our lives. H.N. McPhail is 64 yrs. old and T.A. Geddie is 53 years old." To the 2nd Intg. They answer: "We both know that J.A. Geddie enlisted in Co. "I" 22nd Tex. Infantry. This co. was commanded first by Capt. Sharp and later by Capt. White Wood. He served something about three years don't remember the exact time. He came home after the close of the war. We know this of our own personal knowledge because we served in the same Co. and regiment. The regiment was commanded by R.B. (Dick) Hubbard." "He served under the name of James Allen Geddie. He enlisted fom Van Zandt County, Texas. The company was made up at Tyler from Smith, Van Zandt & Henderson Counties and we know of our own knowledge the facts to which we testified. The Orderly Seargent, J.J. Stanger, lives in this co. near Edom. signed T.A. Geddie H.N. McPhail Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of August 1899. Judge Spinks, Judge, Van Zandt County, Texas The State of Texas, Van Zandt County I, Jno. S. Spinks, County Judge of Van Zandt County do hereby certify that on the 7th day of August 1899, I caused to appear before me, H.N, McPhail and T.A. Geddie the witnesses named in the attached application, and who are known to me to be credible persons and citizens of Van Zandt County. That I read over said interrogatories to them. that they were duly sworn to make true answers, thereto. That their answers were written down by me and read over to them the said McPhail and Beddie, that they subscribed their names to said answers and were by me sworn as to the truth of the same. Witness my hand and the seal of the County Court of Van Zandt County, this 7th day of August 1899, Jno. S. Spinks, Co. Judge, Van Zandt County. If you served in the Confederate navy state when and where, and the time of your service. Did not serve in Navy. State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer yes in the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have received. Have received no pension or donation land certificate.
Notes for Rebecca Jane White: Her mother, M.A. White was living in their household at age 66, widowed born Tennessee in 1880 Van Zandt County, Texas Census. iv. Mary Elizabeth Geddie, born 15 February 1837; died 26 October 1837; married William Mayfield Davidson 08 January 1878 in Van Zandt County, Texas35. v. Sarah Elizabeth Geddie, born 02 September 1838 in North Carolina36; died 14 April 1885 36. vi. John Alexander Geddie, born 28 July 1840 in North Carolina37; died 30 June 191638; married Mary Jane "Mollie J." Wisdom 01 September 1869 in Van Zandt County, Texas39.
Notes for John Alexander Geddie: 1880 Van Zandt County Texas Census:285-296 Geddie, John M 35 NC NC NC Lollie F 28W Tx----------- Hettie F 10D Tx NC----- Thomas H. M 8S Tx NC----- Wm J. M 6S Tx NC----- Mary F 4D TX NC----- Elizabeth F 2D Tx NC----- Ida F 6m Tx NC----- Van Zandt County Marriage Record Book 1855-1880 lists marriage of John Gladie (should be Geddie) to Jane Wisdom on page 12 Date in book is Sept 7 1869. Confederate Pensioner's File # 12666, Van Zandt County, Texas, Jan. 15, 1907 Geddie, John, Canton, age 66. In county 52 years. Enlisted Dec. 23, 1861 to 1864/65 in Co. H., 15th Texas Cav. Corp. Witness, T.A. Geddie and A.P.Terry. CSA Canton. Born July 28, 1840, died June 30 1916. Colfax Cemetery.
Notes for Mary Jane "Mollie J." Wisdom: Confederated Widower's Pension File # 33324, July 5, 1916, Van Zandt County, Texas: Geddie, Mary Jane (Mollie)--Nee Wisdom. Canton, age 68, born in Dallas County, Mississippi, Nov. 14, 1847, died Jan. 6, 1918. In Texas 57 years. In county 47 years. Married John Geddie in Van Zandt County, Sept. 1, 1869. Colfax Cemetery. vii. Dougald Geddie, born 23 January 1842 in North Carolina40; died 06 October 1862 in Texas40. viii. Stillborn Baby Geddie, born 21 November 1843 in North Carolina41; died 21 November 1843 in North Carolina41. 8 ix. Thomas Archibald Geddie, born 03 February 1846 in North Carolina; died 21 September 1917; married Margaret Frances Wisdom 09 October 1873 in Kaufman County, Texas. x. William Robert Geddie, born 21 June 1848 42; died 28 April 1880 43; married Charlotte D. "Lottie" Graham 26 December 1872 in Van Zandt County, Texas44.
Generation No. 6
32. John "Big John" Geddie, born 1782 in Scotland45; died 14 March 1841 in Stedman, Cumberland County, NC45. He was the son of 64. James Daniel Geddie and 65. Isabella Mcphail. He married 33. Anna McKeithan. 33. Anna McKeithan, born 1788 in Stedman, Cumberland County, N.C.46; died February 1867 47. She was the daughter of 66. James McKethan, Jr. and 67. Christian McPhail.
Notes for John "Big John" Geddie: He was called "Big John" because of his weight and size. He weighed 350 pounds and considered himself an outstanding wrestler. When Big John was in is prime, he pulled any man in the whole country under the handspike, that is, rollling logs. He three a 200 pound colored man against the fence and broke his thigh in a wrestling match. He died when he was 59 years old from fatty degeneration of the heart.
Notes for Anna McKeithan: She was the daughter of James McKethan, Jr. (1750-1809) and Christian McPhail. Children of John Geddie and Anna McKeithan are: i. Dougald Geddie, born 21 May 182148; died 14 December 1878 48; married Sarah Baker 15 May 1850 in Cumberland County, N.C.49.
Notes for Dougald Geddie: There is a James D. Geddie 20 Jun 1855-10 Oct 1887 buried next to Dougald and Sarah Baker Geddie. This is possibly a son.
From book: The Decendants of John Williams and Katharine Galbreth of Sampson and Cumberland Counties in North Carolina (1740-1990) David James Laurin (John 1, John 2, Sarah 3) son of John W. McLeran 4 and Sylvania Butler was born 11 Nov 1855 and died 24 Dec 1906. He married first 24 Dec 1880 in Flea Hill Township, Alice L. Geddie, daughter of Dougald Geddie and Sarah Baker. Alice was born 20 June 1862 and died 7 Feb 1883. No children. Alice was sister to Annie Elizabeth Geddie who married Love McLaurin (220.127.116.11.) and Mary Catherine Geddie who married David McLaurin (18.104.22.168) Daniel and Alice are buried in the John A. McLaurin Family Cemetery. ii. Alexander Geddie, born 1829 50; married Mary McLamb 1859 51. iii. Christian Geddie, died in Moreouse Parish, Elton P.O, La, just across line from Arkansas52; married Robert Alexander Geddie 15 April 1843 53. Notes for Robert Alexander Geddie: (from Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie) Soon after he married his first cousin, Christian Geddie, they went to Alabama and settled down. A neighbor was caught stealing something, perhaps some hogs, from Robert Alexander Geddie, and the latter call him a thief and took him to court. The judge would not allow Robert Alexander Geddie to present the facts of the matter in court, and the thief in turn sued him for libel. Robert Alexander could not introduce the evidence in this trial that the man had stolen from him, so lost the libel case. He swore he would not live in any state in which truth could anot be part of court suit, and moved on to Louisiana, where on Dec 5, 1882, he had lived in Morehouse Parish, Elton Postoffice, for more than 30 years. He died there at the age of some 88 years. One day over in Arkansas, where he owned some land, he was riding through some piney woods when the wind rose to hurricane proportions. The timber was falling all around him, thick and fast. He couldn't go forward, and he couldn't go backward. He decided that if he had ever prayed then this was the time to do it. He got from his horse, hown on his knees and prayed. He was conscious of the terrible noise of the storm around him for a while, and then he began to shout. When he had finished his shouting, the storm was over, and practically every tree around him had been blown down, and none had hit him, even though they were inches from him. He joined the Methodist Church shortly thereafter and was a religious man for the rest of his life. iv. Catherine Geddie54, died 20 September 1911 in Cumberland County, N.C.55; married Haywood Gainey 1832 56. v. Elizabeth Ann Geddie, born 24 September 1809 57; died 26 February 1897 57; married Alexander McKethan 1832 57. 16 vi. James Alexander Geddie, born 09 July 1807 in North Carolina; died 07 May 1881 in Owlet Green, Van Zandt County,Texas; married Mary Margaret McPhail 04 May 1831 in North Carolina. vii. John "Jack" Geddie, born 23 March 1814 58; died 14 April 1885 58; married Janet Gainey 1841 59.
Notes for John "Jack" Geddie: Gedcom file source says death 14 Aug, 1885 viii. Daniel McPhail Geddie, born 14 August 1816 60; died 19 February 1883 61; married Elizabeth McPhail 06 May 1848 in Cumnberland County, North Carolina61. Notes for Daniel McPhail Geddie: N.C. Marriages and Deaths 1846-1867, Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette by Broughton: Geddie, D. to Elizabeth McPhail, My, Cumberland Co., RR May 20 1848 Daniel and his wife Elizabeth are both buried in Geddie Cemetery near Bethany Church, some 5 miles from Stedman, Cumberland County, North Carolina. 34. Dougald McPhail, born 20 May 1761 in Scotland62; died 01 July 1839 62. He married 35. Isabella Murphy. 35. Isabella Murphy, born 27 April 1771 in United States62; died 09 November 1846 62. She was the daughter of 70. Thomas Murphy and 71. Isabella Porter.
Notes for Dougald McPhail: (from Geddie\McPhail Genealogy by Jack Geddie, page 209) Dougald McPhail was born in Scotland and came to the United States around 1772 on a boat containing his sister, Isabella, his brother Daniel; James Daniel Geddie and possibly two of his brothers; and the remainder of the boat load were Maxwells. They settled somewhere in the valley of the Cape Fear River, around Fayetteville, probably some miles east or south of Fayetteville, North Carolina. His brother Daniel McPhail accepted land from the King of England in form of patents, and at the time of the revolutionary war swore that he would not fight a man who gave him land. During the period, a man representing himself as a tax collector of the crown confronted Daniel one day and forced him into a fight. Daniel was forced to kill him. After that Daniel McPhail disappeared, some say to Canada, some say to Alabama. Actually no one ever heard of him again.
The family McPhail is referred to by some writers as a sept of the Clan Cameron. Some writers refer to them as a sept of the Clan Chattan. Dr. George Fraser Black, in the Surnames of Scotland writes: "The Book of Mackay claims that a section of McPhails were the sons of Paul, son of Neil MacNeil Mackay, brother to Angue Dubb of 1411. The Seil-Phaill of Sir Robert Gordon appears to have been Mackays decended from Paul. A list of tenants of the Reay estates about 1678 shows a number of MacPhails." So, the name of McPhail really means the son of Paul.
From Colfax by Jack Geddie, page 108-109: McPhail Two McPhail brothers and their sister were among the original settlers of the Colfax-Owlet Green area. The oldest was Thomas McPhail, who settled just south of Colfax, Archibald McPhail, who obtained a grant of land in Owlet Green near to that of James A. Geddie, the husband of his sister, Mary Margaret McPhail. The McPhail Clan begins early in the history of Scotland. The name of the ancestors of the McPhails was Cattanach, and this Cattanach Clan was one of the original septs of the Clan Chattan, a powerful Highlands Clan that made itself known throughout the history of Scotland. The name means "Son of Paul". The first of the Clan was Paul Gow, and his son was called McPhail. His grandson was Sir Andrew McPhail of Invenness, Scotland, one of the first officials of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, shortly after the Protestant Revolution. The McPhails wrote their name into the Ecclesiastical History of Scotland, and into church and literary history of Australia, Canada, the United States, and other places over the world to which they, along with other Scotsmen, migrated. By the time the McPhails decided to come to Texas from North Carolina in 1850, most of their children were practically grown.
Notes for Isabella Murphy: She was the daughter of Thomas Murphy from Scotland and Isabella Porter from Ireland. Children of Dougald McPhail and Isabella Murphy are: i. James McPhail. ii. William McPhail, married Mary Landoman. iii. Thomas McPhail, born 01 April 1795 in North Carolina63; died 06 May 1875 64; married Margaret McNeill 01 April 1818 in Cumberland County, North Carolina65. Notes for Thomas McPhail: Family Land Heritage REgistry, Vo. 2, 1975, Van Zandt County, Texas According to abstract records, Thomas E. McPhail obtained his land grant of 160 acres on 10-11-1859. 1860 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: McPhail Thomas 69 M born NC farmer Hector 25 M NC farmer J.A. 20 M NC farmer I. 42 F NC L.R. 40 M NC farmer
From Histories and Biographies of Van Zandt County, Texas article F403, written by Martin G. White: The earliest McPhails in Van Zandt County were two brothers, Thomas McPhail (b. Apr 1, 1795 in NC and Archibald (b. May 31, 1811 in NC), the sons of Dougald and Isabella Murphy McPhail. They arrived in Van Zandt County around 1850, along with their sister Mary Margaret, who was married to James Alexander Geddie. Thomas McPhail settled in the Colfax Community and Archibald McPhail settled in the Owlet Green Community, near Van, as did Mary Margaret McPhail Geddie and her husband. Etc. iv. Daniel McPhail, born 1797 66; died 1880 66; married Margaret Christian Baker 18 December 1822 in Cumberland County, North Carolina67. Notes for Daniel McPhail: There is one single stone and did not seem to indicate that Christian was buried there too, just that she was his wife.
Notes for Margaret Christian Baker: She was a first cousin to John McPhail's wife. v. John McPhail, born 08 June 1799 68; died 12 July 1882 68; married Mary Baker 13 December 1825 in Cumberland County, North Carolina69. vi. Dougald McPhail, born 1801 70; died 17 September 1866 70; married Katherine Taylor 16 February 1826 in Cumberland County, N.C.71.
Notes for Dougald McPhail: Raleigh Register & North Carolina State Gazette 1826-1845: McPhail, Dougald to Catherine Taylor, Feb. 16, Cumberland Co, RR. Feb. 17, 1826. vii. Robert McPhail, born 1801 72; died 08 January 1880 72. 17 viii. Mary Margaret McPhail, born 22 October 1806 in North Carolina; died 04 June 1874 in Texas; married James Alexander Geddie 04 May 1831 in North Carolina. ix. Agnes "Nancy" McPhail, born 05 December 1809 73; died 16 September 1881 73; married William McPhail Geddie 01 May 1833 73. Notes for Agnes "Nancy" McPhail: If it were not for the closeness of feeling between Agnes and her sister, Mary Margaret, who married William McPhail Geddie's first cousin, James Alexander Geddie, much of the history and genealogy of the Geddie and McPhail families could not have been written. Because of this closeness, Mary Margaret wrote many letters, which were preserved by Thomas A. Geddie, son of Wm. McPhail Geddie, and Lela Geddie and Mary Beard, daughters of Thomas A. They graciously loaned the letters to Jack Geddie for about 10 years to study, analyze, and help in straightening out the tangle of relationships. x. Archibald McPhail, born 31 May 1811 in North Carolina74; died 1863 in Texas74; married Mary Magdalene Rosenbaum 01 November 1855 in Van Zandt County, Texas74.
Notes for Archibald McPhail: Archibald and Mary are buried at the Geddie cemetery at Owlet Green, south of Van in Van Zandt County, Texas. The cemetery is a part of the old James Alexander Geddie farm where James Alexander and Mary Margaret Geddie are also buried. 1960 Van Zandt County, Texas Census: McPhail, Arch 49 M farmer born NC A.M. 29 F born VA V.C. 3 F born TX J.D. 1 M born TX Emma 3/12 F born TX.
Generation No. 7
64. James Daniel Geddie, born Abt. 1750 in Scotland; died Abt. 1820 75. He was the son of 128. Alexander Geddie. He married 65. Isabella Mcphail. 65. Isabella Mcphail, born Abt. 1750 in Scotland75; died Abt. 1830 75.
Notes for James Daniel Geddie: (from Geddie-McPhail Geneology by Jack Geddie) The first Geddie in the U.S. was James Daniel Geddie, who married Isabella McPhail, both of whom came from Scotland around 1772. James Daniel may have had two brothers, and if he did have, they were John Geddie and Thomas Geddie. (for more inf. on these two refer to book). James Daniel Geddie fought in the North Carolina Militia during the revolutionary war. He is listed in Soldiers of North Carolina in the American Revolution compiled by the North Carolina chapter of the Daughters of the American Republic. Testimony to this fact lies today in the vouchers in Box B-1, The Comptroller's Office, North Carolina Archives, Voucher No. 1587 lists James Daniel Geddie and indicates he was paid for his services. James Daniel had several sons and some daughters. The daughters names have been lost in matrimony, except one who married Alexander McAllister and Elizabeth who married Alexander McKeithan. Children of James Geddie and Isabella Mcphail are: i. James Daniel Geddie, born Abt. 1775 75; died Abt. 1841 75; married Jannet Maxwell. Notes for James Daniel Geddie: Registrar of Deeds, Cumberland County, North Carolina: Will made out by James Daniel Jr., bequeathing his estate to his children, namely, James Daniel Geddie (III), Thomas Geddie, Robert Geddie (Robert Alexander), Elizabeth Geddie (Phares), Gavriel Geddie, William Geddie (Wm. McPhail Geddie), and John Geddie. ii. Dougald Geddie, married Sally Phares. Notes for Dougald Geddie: (from Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie) After he married Sallie, they went to Alabama. iii. Sarah Geddie, married Alexander "Hatter Sandy" McAllister. iv. Elizabeth Ann Geddie, born 1809 76; married Alexander McKeithan77. 32 v. John "Big John" Geddie, born 1782 in Scotland; died 14 March 1841 in Scotland; married Anna McKeithan. vi. Thomas Geddie, born 1790 in North Carolina; married Marron Macdougall. Notes for Thomas Geddie: The trade of cooper was very prevalent in this branch of the Geddie family headed up by Tom Geddie. Tom must have known something about the cooper trade. He apprenticed his son, James Alexander Geddie to Thomas McPhail, a cooper, when James Alex was 12 years old, to learn the cooper trade. Then Tom took off for Alabama. In those days, around 1824, every boy was taught a trade of some sort, especially among the Scots. A cooper was a barrel maker. Barrels were made by hand to hold cider, vinegar, tar, turpentine, and in some cases whiskey in those early days of the Cape Fear district in North Carolina.
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Notes for Marron Macdougall:
It is part of the legend of the Geddie family, handed down through generations, and to the writer of Geddie and McPhail Genealogy, Jack Geddie by Henry Clay Geddie that the wife of Tom Geddie, Marron MadDougall, born in a Scots colony in Cuba around 1790, was descended from Robert Bruce, the onetime King of Scotland. It may or may not be true. vii. Alexander Geddie, born 25 August 1792; married (1) Unknown; married (2) Anna McMillan 04 June 1810 78. Notes for Alexander Geddie: (from book Geddie-McPhail by Jack Geddie) Alexander's wife died and he took his four sons and daughter to Florida, where his son Alexander fought in two Indian Wars, one of them the Seminole War, and later participated in the Civil War. Then he headed for Louisiana, got waterbound by the Mississippi, and stopped to raise his family in Mississippi. In Mississippi, he married again, and to this union were born Joel Geddie and four daughters. 66. James McKethan, Jr., born 175079; died 1809 79. He was the son of 132. James McKethan. He married 67. Christian McPhail. 67. Christian McPhail. Children of James McKethan and Christian McPhail are: 33 i. Anna McKeithan, born 1788 in Stedman, Cumberland County, N.C.; died February 1867; married John "Big John" Geddie. ii. Dugald McKeithan, born 1786 79. iii. Christian McKeithan, born 1780 79; died 1840 79; married Archibald Cameron 18 May 1809 in Fayetteville, North Carolina80. 70. Thomas Murphy, born in Scotland81. He married 71. Isabella Porter. 71. Isabella Porter, born in Scotland81. Child of Thomas Murphy and Isabella Porter is: 35 i. Isabella Murphy, born 27 April 1771 in United States; died 09 November 1846; married Dougald McPhail.
Endnotes 1. The Canton Herald, Thursday, February 29, 1996, page 8b, obituary of F.R. Geddie 2. Obituary of Floyd Ray Geddie, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Fri., Feb 23 1996, sect. 1 page 6 3. Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with G, Date of Import:Jun 22, 1997, Internal Ref. #22.214.171.124732.80 4. Van Zandt County Marriage Records book 10, p. 262 5. Geddie McPahil Book by Jack Geddie 6. Colfax Cemetery Records from Van Zandt County, Texas 7. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 119 8. Geddie McPahil Book by Jack Geddie 9. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 119 10. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 117 11. Colfax Cemetery Records from Van Zandt County, Texas 12. Confederate Widower's Pension File # 30498. 13. Colfax Cemetery Records from Van Zandt County, Texas 14. Colfax Cemetery Records, Van Zandt County, Texas 15. Van Zandt County Marriage Records, book 7, p. 127 16. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 117 17. Van Zandt County Marriage Records, book 6, p. 459/Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 117 18. Colfax Cemetery Records from Van Zandt County, Texas 19. Van Zandt County Marriage Records, book 8, p. 356 20. Van Zandt County Texas Census, 1900. 21. Van Zandt County Texas Marriage Records. 22. Van Zandt County Texas Census, 1900. 23. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 98 24. Records from Geddie McPhail Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas, Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, Page 98 25. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 98 26. Records from Geddie McPhail Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas 27. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 98 28. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 99& The History of Colfax by Jack Geddie 29. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 99 30. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, page 99 31. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie p. 108 32. Van Zand County Marriage Records, book FF-222 33. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 126 34. Van Zand County Marriage Records, book 1, p. 137 35. Van Zandt County Marriage Records, book 3, p. 142 36. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 131 37. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 120 38. Colfax Cemetery Records from Van Zandt County, Texas 39. Van Zand County Marriage Records, book 8, p. 215 40. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 125 41. Information from Pat Davidson James, descendant of Big John. 42. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 125 43. Records from Geddie McPhail Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas, 44. Van Zandt County Marriage Records Book 1855-1880, p. 20 45. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 46. Information from Pat Davidson James, direct descendant of Big John Geddie. 47. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 48. North Carolina Death Index, 1968-1969. 49. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 50. Descendency Chart for James McKeithan, Internet Source. 51. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 52. World Family Tree Vol. 1, Tree# 1953 53. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 54. Descendency Chart for James McKeithan, Internet Source. 55. Information from Pat Davidson James, descendant of Big John. 56. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, p. 98 57. GEd2HML v.2.5 internet source. 58. Geddie McPhail book by Jack Geddie, p. 131 59. GEd2HML v.2.5 internet source. 60. Geddie McPahil Book by Jack Geddie 61. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 62. The Canton Herald, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, page 6A. 63. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie, The History of Colfax by Jack Geddie, Van Zandt County Biographies, Article written by Martin G. White 64. Van Zandt County Histories & Biographies, article written by Matin G. White 65. Cumberland County, North Carolina, U.S. Genweb Site, Marriage Records. 66. The Canton Herald, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, page 6A. 67. Cumberland County, North Carolina, U.S. Genweb Site, Marriage Records. 68. The Canton Herald, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, page 6A. 69. Cumberland County, North Carolina, U.S. Genweb Site, Marriage Records. 70. The Canton Herald, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, page 6A. 71. N. Carolina Marriages and Deaths 1826-1845. 72. The Canton Herald, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, page 6A. 73. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 74. Van Zandt County Histories & Biographies, article written by Matin G.White 75. North Carolina Death Index, 1968-1969. 76. Descendants of James McKethan, Internet Source. 77. Geddie McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 78. Geddie-McPhail Book by Jack Geddie 79. Descendency Chart for James McKeithan, Internet Source. 80. Internet source. 81. Geddie/McPhail Book by Jack Geddie.
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