The Shemwell Family

William Joshua McGeheeAge: 58 years18511910

William Joshua McGehee
Given names
William Joshua
Birth November 21, 1851 29 29
Birth of a sisterMary Ann McGehee
March 17, 1854 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha “Mattie” McGehee
February 1, 1857 (Age 5 years)
Death of a motherNancy Harvil
February 13, 1857 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 5 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Marriage of a parentRobert McGeheeMelissa Adeline MurphyView this family
May 6, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Census July 14, 1860 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Abraham McGehee
November 26, 1865 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a parentRobert McGeheeSarah DuncanView this family
April 16, 1866 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRobert Gordon McGehee
August 8, 1867 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 15 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a half-sisterTabitha Clementine McGehee
August 1868 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 17 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a fatherRobert McGehee
October 12, 1870 (Age 18 years)
Death of a sisterJulia Ann McGehee
December 24, 1873 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn McGehee
about January 1875 (Age 23 years)
Note: Probate Court established Ann McGehee as the Administrator of John McGehee's estate on January 20, 1875. This would suggest he probably died sometime in January 1875.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageElizabeth Jane BellView this family
1883 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Allenah David Megehee
July 16, 1885 (Age 33 years)
Adminstrator for John McGehee Estate
between April 9, 1878 and April 14, 1886 (Age 26 years)
Note: William Joshua McGehee served as the Administrator for John McGehee's Estate from 1878 to 1886.
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 46 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 5, 1900 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childEzra Jackson EasleyAllenah David MegeheeView this family
November 6, 1909 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Robert McDonell Easley
September 17, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death of a grandsonRobert McDonell Easley
September 22, 1910 (Age 58 years)
Death after 1910 (Age 58 years)

Last change March 26, 202013:02:47

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1842Missouri, United States
20 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
Julia Ann McGehee
Birth: about 1849 27 27Ripley, Missouri, United States
Death: December 24, 1873Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Melissa Adeline Murphy - View this family
Marriage: May 6, 1860Conway, Arkansas, United States
6 years
William Abraham McGehee
Birth: November 26, 1865 43 36Butler, Bates, Missouri, United States
Death: August 4, 1941Celeste, Fannin, Texas, United States
Father’s family with Sarah Duncan - View this family
Marriage: April 16, 1866Butler, Missouri, United States
16 months
13 months
Family with Elizabeth Jane Bell - View this family
Marriage: 1883Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States
3 years

William Joshua McGehee has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Robert McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

Robert McGeheehead37MWFarmerMOY
Melissa E McGeheewife32FWCooksTNY
John McGeheeson16MWWorks on FarmMO
James S McGeheeson13MWAR
Julia A McGeheedaughter11FWMO
Joshua McGeheeson9MWMO
Mary McGeheedaughter6FWTX
Martha McGeheedaughter3FWAR
James A Fryer11MWAR
Nancy C Fryer7FWAR
William A Fryer5MWAR
Richard L Fryer2MWAR

William Joshua McGehee served as the Administrator for John McGehee's Estate from 1878 to 1886. BETWEEN 09 APR 1878 and 14 APR 1886
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Joshua McGehee - Household

Eason, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma

McGehee, Joshua WheadWMNov186138M17MOMOILMail Carrier
McGehee, ElizabethwifeWFJan185744M1711MOTNTN
Megehee, AllenahdaughterWFJul188514STXMOMO

Joshua birth year should be 1851 -b