The Shemwell Family

Sarah “Sally” McGeheeAge: 50 years18121862

Sarah “Sally” McGehee
Given names
Married name
Sarah Epps
Note: Nickname was found in Osborn McGehee's will
Birth August 28, 1812 41 38
MarriageJoshua EppsView this family

Birth of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 20, 1815 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a sisterFrancis “Fanny” McGehee
February 4, 1818 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Lucinda Epps
May 25, 1831 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2Daniel Epps
September 4, 1832 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 19 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#3William Epps
1834 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#4John A Epps
November 24, 1835 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 23 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Epps
1837 (Age 24 years)
Note: Wayne County Missouri, now Butler County Missouri
Birth of a son
#6Thomas Epps
January 1838 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#7Carrol Estel Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 27 years)
Associate: Obadiah R Epps
Birth of a son
#8Obadiah R Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 27 years)
Associate: Carrol Estel Epps
Birth of a daughter
#9Martha Epps
1842 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 33 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census October 28, 1850 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel EppsElizabeth J FergusonView this family
May 1853 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Marrion L Epps
about 1856 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 44 years)
Death of a motherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 44 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Birth of a grandson
#2Henry Carroll Epps
about 1858 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childObadiah R EppsMinerva VandoverView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 20, 1859 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childCarrol Estel EppsMartha Jane “Mattie” LanleyView this family
Type: Civil marriage
December 15, 1859 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 44 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 15, 1860 (Age 47 years)
Census July 17, 1860 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterMartha “Patsey” McGehee
after 1860 (Age 47 years)

Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas Anderson Epps
January 30, 1861 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Isaac N Epps
about 1862 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 48 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Death October 18, 1862 (Age 50 years)
Cemetery: Epps Cemetery 2
Last change October 20, 201923:03:30

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
10 years
elder sister
10 years
3 years
younger sister
Eleanor “Nelly” McGehee
Birth: May 20, 1815 44 41Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 1860Alton, Denton, Texas, United States
-3 years
elder sister
Nancy McGehee
Birth: March 2, 1812 41 38Kentucky, United States
Death: January 14, 1908Deer, Newton, Arkansas, United States
6 years
younger sister
Family with Joshua Epps - View this family
Lucinda Epps
Birth: May 25, 1831 22 18Cane Creek, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: 1900Cane Creek, Butler, Missouri, United States
15 months
2 years
23 months
2 years
Mary Epps
Birth: 1837 28 24Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: 1863Butler, Missouri, United States
13 months
Thomas Epps
Birth: January 1838 29 25Missouri, United States
Death: 1909Texas, United States
22 months
Obadiah R Epps
Birth: November 1, 1839 31 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1899Oklahoma, United States
3 years

Sarah “Sally” McGehee has 46 first cousins recorded

Father's family (2)

Parents Mial McGehee + Susanna Inscore
1Miles McGehee18121876

Mother's family (44)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

Butler, Missouri

Joshua Eppshead41MWFarmerTN
Sarah Eppswife37FWKY
Daniel Eppsson17MWFarmerMO
William Eppsson16MWFarmerMO
John Eppsson14MWMO
Mary Eppsdaughter13FWMO
Thomas Eppsson12MWMO
Carrol Eppsson10MWMO
Obadiah Eppsson10MWMO
Martha Eppsdaughter8FWMO

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri

Joshua Eppshead51MWFarmerTN
Sarah Eppswife48FWHousekeeperTN
John Eppsson24MWFarmerMO
Thomas Eppsson22MWFarmerMO

Nickname was found in Osborn McGehee's will