The Shemwell Family

Solomon McGeheeAge: 92 years17731865

Solomon McGehee
Given names
Birth 1773 44 33
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Mackgehee
before October 1774 (Age 21 months)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Prewitt
after November 23, 1774 (Age 22 months)
Note: Referring to the James McGehee Estate Sale held on November 23, 1774.... it is noted that a Mrs McGehee purchased some items. It is assumed that this was Rebecca McGehee (nee Prewitt); so, she would have died after this date. More work is needed to find her actual death date.
Birth of a brotherMial McGehee
about 1775 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 2 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 2 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Martin
about May 4, 1795 (Age 22 years)
Note: The court documents of the Will being proven refer to Joseph Martin as "deceased" on May 4, 1795.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 20 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
James McGehee Family Tax Lists North Carolina 1769-1809
from 1796 to 1798 (Age 23 years)
Death of a fatherNathaniel McGehee Sr
October 29, 1803 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 30 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 39 years)

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 -
Death of a brotherNathaniel McGehee Jr.
about 1828 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 59 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 62 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 -
Death of a brotherRobert McGehee
about 1841 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherJesse McGehee
December 22, 1847 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 73 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 -
Death of a brotherMial McGehee
before 1850 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 84 years)
Burial of a brotherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 84 years)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 84 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 88 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 1865 (Age 92 years)
Last change December 14, 201917:24:13

by: Bruce Troutman
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Marriage: 1764Granville, North Carolina, United States
10 years
Solomon McGehee
Birth: 1773 44 33Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1865Carrollton, Carroll, Arkansas, United States
-3 years
elder brother
Robert McGehee
Birth: about 1769 40 29Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1841Jones, Georgia, United States
-1 years
elder sister
-22 months
elder brother
Jesse McGehee
Birth: March 3, 1765 36 25North Carolina, United States
Death: December 22, 1847Hancock, Mississippi, United States
7 years
elder brother
5 years
younger brother
Mial McGehee
Birth: about 1775 46 35Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1850Guilford, North Carolina, United States
-19 years
elder brother
Nathaniel McGehee Jr.
Birth: about 1755 26 15Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1828Smith, Tennessee, United States

Solomon McGehee has 13 first cousins recorded