My first known ancestor is William Mackay or McCay, born in Scotland about 1700. He may have been called William Thomas McCay (Mackay). He was married and had one son - Thomas McCay (Mackay) - born about 1730 in Scotland.
Thomas came to America about 1759-1763. He was granted ownership of 150 acres of a plantation in Craven County (present North Carolina) on the South side of Wateree River on a branch of Dutchman's Creek, 1762. He
Thomas had one son - Daniel McCay (Mackay) born in Scotland (Dec. 1756). Daniel came to America (thru New York) in 1773, with his uncle Peter Mackay. We think Peter was Thomas McCay's brother or uncle, as he was older than 16-year-old Daniel. Peter was a colonel in the British Army, and had been to America before 1773.
Daniel fought for America in the Revolutionary War, and received a pension in 1814. On his pension application, he stated that he...... "was formerly of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the part that became Mane."
Daniel married Elizabeth "Betsy" Stanley about 1796, in Spartanburg, SC. She was the daughter of Lewis Stanley and Adah Martin.
Thank you for your help.
1. William MACKAY (b. Scotland ca 1700)
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