This Tombstone Tuesday is the hardest I’ve written. Donald Charles Bishop was my dad. He married the great-great granddaughter of James Pickens Corel.
Thomas Stuart is the youngest son born to Olivia Gillespie Corel and John Jacob McGee. He was born July 21, 1881 in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas. Thomas was only 7 when his father, John Jacob, died.
Since I have been researching my McGee/McGhee line this week, I thought I would continue with the McGee’s today on Tombstone Tuesday. Those of you who have been to the old section of the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, should recognize the McGee monument. I remember that when I was quite young, I was fascinated by this monument, and thought it would be cool if I was related to the people buried there. Today, I am proud that my 4th great grandparents are among those buried at this monument.
James Henry Corel was born on June 3, 1865 to Susannah Clay McGee and James Pickens Corel in Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas. He was the fifth child, but the first born son.
William Corel was born April 7, 1828 in Tazewell County, Virginia. William was the ninth child, and second son of William Corel and Rebecca Oney. He married Margaret Ann McGee about 1857 in Douglas County, Kansas. Margaret was born December 3, 1827 in Bellefonte Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Kathryn was born November 28, 1908 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was the youngest of eight children born to James Henry and Emma Augusta Miller Corel. James Henry Corel was the fifth child of James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel.
James and Susannah are my great-great-great grandparents. They are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.