Most of all the Southern ROCHELLE descendants migrated from Virginia in the 1700's. Many lines are hard to prove, due to destruction of records in the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Pictures are even rarer. I have not come across any ROCHELLE pictures from Virginia. So if there is anyone out there who has any early pictures, please send them I would love to put them on my website. Send to Sloan Mason:


The following pictures are kindly sent to me by Jerry WOOLARD of Brandon, Florida. Please e-mail him at the following address:


A brief history:

Elizabeth ROCHELLE, was the daughter of Hinchy ROCHELLE and Jemima ATKINSON of Sussex Co., Va. She was born 15 September 1790. Elizabeth ROCHELLE married Henry M. MAGEE, b. 2 October 1788; they married 17 Dec. 1817 in Sussex Co., Va. Littleberry PARTRIDGE served as surity.Elizabeth Rochelle MAGEE, probably died before 1860, as Henry is living with his daughter and sons. Henry MAGEE'S will was probated 2 Feb. 1875 in Sussex Co.,Va. Their children were: 1)Alexander C. MAGEE, b.1820 d.4 Oct. 1901, Sussex Co., Va. 2) John R. MAGEE, b. 1821? 3)Elizabeth S. MAGEE, b. 1823 4) William H. MAGEE, b. 1824?

The following pictures descend from the the 1st child Alexander C. MAGEE who married Lucy A. SPAIN, 6 Sept. 1849 in Sussex Co., Va.; daughter of John SPAIN, Jr. and Rebecca ROE of Sussex Co., Va. Their children were: 1)Laura Frances MAGEE, b.11 August 1851-2)William Albert MAGEE, b.2 March 1853-3)Rosa C. MAGEE, b. 1855-4)Atla G. MAGEE, b. 4 January 1861-5)Bamaba Barney Atkinson MAGEE, b. October 1862?


Please see the Virginia ROCHELLE Bible, which mentions the MAGEE line:BIBLES


The following pictures are the grandchildren of Elizabeth ROCHELLE and Henry M. MAGEE of Sussex Co., Va.

This is Jerry Woolard's great grandmother.

Laura Frances MAGEE, born 11 August 1851 in Sussex Co., Virginia. She married Benjamin Thomas BISHOP, on 19 December 1877 in Sussex Co., Va.; son of Thomas BISHOP and Martha SLEDGE.


This is a picture of Laura's brother.

William Albert MAGEE, b. 2 March 1853 in Dinwiddie Co., Va., d.10 April 1886 in Petersburg, Va. He married Betty A. SADLER in Sussex Co., Va.

Another Brother

Bamaba Barney Atkinson MCGEE, b. October 1862 in Sussex Co., Virginia. He married Mary HALLIGAN.


Rosa C. MAGEE, b. 1855 in Sussex Co., Va.; never married. She died 17 January 1924 at age 68 years.


Atla G. MAGEE, b. 4 January 1861 in Sussex Co., Va. She died 7 September 1933, age 72 years, 8 months, 3 days. She never married. She and Rosa lived with their neice Willie A. MAGEE, and raised her after her parents died when she was a young girl.