Mary Elizabeth Magill

13 December 1831–28 December 1904 (Age 73)
Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Magill was born on 13 December 1831, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Boyd Magill, was 32 and her mother, Ester Rogers, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with James Rodgers Reid. She lived in Lewisville, Chester, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 December 1904, in Richburg, Chester, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Richburg, Chester, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Rodgers Reid
Mary Elizabeth Magill
James Robert Reid, Sr.
William John Reid
Mary Erin Reid
Esther Byrd Reid

Spouse and Children



    James Robert Reid, Sr.


    William John Reid


    Mary Erin Reid


    Esther Byrd Reid


Parents and Siblings

    James Boyd Magill


    Ester Rogers




    Sarah Boyd Magill


    Thomas Rodgers Magill


    James Robert Magill I


    Margaret Moffatt Magill



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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 4

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Age 29

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and Irish:1. Anglicized form of Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the lowlander or stranger’. In Ireland the name was given to the descendants of early Anglo-Norman settlers. 2. probably in some cases a short form of a surname beginning Mac Giolla.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Reid in household of James Reid, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Reid in household of James R Reid, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Mcgill in entry for Jas. R. Reid, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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