The Shemwell Family

Martha “Patsey” Brogden1816

Martha “Patsey” Brogden
Given names
Married name
Martha McGehee
Birth about 1816
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 19 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 -
MarriageNathan McGeheeView this family
October 14, 1842 (Age 26 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 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 10, 1850 (Age 34 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census September 4, 1860 (Age 44 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 51 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 53 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 -
Will September 26, 1871 (Age 55 years)
Death of a husbandNathan McGehee
about October 1871 (Age 55 years)

Probate October 20, 1871 (Age 55 years)
Probate December 15, 1871 (Age 55 years)
Probate December 30, 1871 (Age 55 years)
Probate January 22, 1872 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 62 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Probate July 11, 1881 (Age 65 years)
Probate July 23, 1881 (Age 65 years)
Probate August 3, 1882 (Age 66 years)
John Banks McGehee Sr and Martha Brogden Land Deal 1884
July 9, 1884 (Age 68 years)
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 82 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 100 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 101 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 102 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Last change January 16, 202018:04:23

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Nathan McGehee - View this family
Nathan McGehee
Birth: about 1820 39 31North Carolina, United States
Death: about October 1871Granville, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: October 14, 1842Granville, North Carolina, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Nathan McGehee - Household

Nathan McGeheehead30MW
Martha McGeheewife34FW

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Nathan McGehee - Household

Nathan McGeheehead40MW
Martha McGeheewife35FW
Banks McGehee Srparent79MW
Clary McGeheemother83FW