John W. McGhee

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J. W. McGhee
Feb. 22, 1900
Aged 79 yrs.
Co. K. 8. Ala.
Full Name: John W. McGhee
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:R  Number:21
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1821 
Died: February 22, 1900 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Maryland 
Occupation: Dentist 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1871 
Residence: Dallas, Texas 
Admitted To Home: April 2, 1898 
Division: Longstreet's 
Regiment: 17th Virginia 

MCGHEE, JOHN W. (1821 ~ 1900). John W. McGhee, Confederate veteran, was born in Maryland in 1821. With the outbreak of the Civil War, McGhee enlisted in Company K of the 17th Virginia Infantry, accoridng to Confederate records. However, McGhee's headstone states he served in Company K of the 8th Alabama.

In 1871, McGhee, a dentist, migrated to Texas and settled in Dallas. Suffering from the effects of age, he moved to Austin on April 2, 1898, to live in the Confederate Men's Home. After living in Austin for nearly two years, he died on February 22, 1900, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Upon entering the Home, McGhee listed that he was a widower. His wife's name is not currently known. Upon his death, he wished that a Mrs. Lizzie Ward, of Dallas, be notified. It is possible that Mrs. Ward was a daughter.

Information taken from his headstone and Confederate Home Roster files.

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