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charles fought in the battle of new orleans, war of 1812, in capt. william bickham's comp. of the 12th and 13th regt. under major wright and col. thomas c. warner; winter of 1814/15.
he is found voting in st. tammany in 1833. appears in the 1830 (p. 76), 1850 ( p. 292) , 1860, sun (p.303) and1870 (1st ward, covington, p. 5) censuses here. was taxed 47 cents in 1865, st. tammany. he was given 160 acres of land and a pension of $8 per month.
an alexander magee (born circa 1819 la) was living with the family in the 1850 census. this must have been a younger brother or more likely his son from a previous marriage. (another possible son from this first marriage is david, born abt 1825; about the time his first wife, if there was one would have died.) also in the household in the 1850 census was a john montgomery, b. abt 1821 ireland, a school teacher, and his son, john, b. abt 1837, ireland.
value of real estate in 1870 = $200 value of personal estate = $125
malinda penny magee could not read or write, according to the census.
references: st. tammany p. marriage records, vol. 1, page 75. kinsmen all, by william