David McGee was born in Scotland, July 25, 1763. He emigrated to the United States a short time before the Revolutionary War and is supposed to have settled in Virginia, later moving to South Carolina. In 1787 he married Mary Cook, whose birth, birthplace, death, time and place of decease are unknown to the writer. He was a solider in the colonial forces during the War of the Revolution, and rose to the rank of sergeant.
Records are not very clear, but aftr the Revolutionary War, he must have gone to Tennessee, as the family history relates that he came from Tennessee, and settled in that section of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, known as "North River," in 1819, and died at the latter place in 1857.