The Shemwell Family

Mary McGeheeAge: 67 years17651832

Name
Mary McGehee
Given names
Mary
Surname
McGehee
Married name
Mary Cook
Birth about 1765 40 35
Birth of a sisterPenelope McGehee
about 1766 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherJosiah McGehee
about 1768 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterPolley McGehee
about 1770 (Age 5 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Mackgehee
before October 1774 (Age 9 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Prewitt
after November 23, 1774 (Age 9 years)
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.
Marriage of a parentBenjamin McGehee SrMary PriddyView this family
November 23, 1775 (Age 10 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 10 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Birth of a half-sisterHaymon McGehee
about 1780 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a half-brotherBanks McGehee Sr
about 1781 (Age 16 years)
Tax
James McGehee Family Tax Lists North Carolina 1769-1809
1782 (Age 17 years)
James McGehee Family Tax Lists North Carolina 1769-1809

Note: The following McGehee family members are documented in the tax lists of the attached document: Banks…

Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 10 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Birth of a half-brotherCrafford McGehee
about 1784 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherShemuel McGehee Sr
about 1785 (Age 20 years)
MarriageWilliam CookView this family
February 2, 1789 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a half-brotherClaborn McGehee
about 1791 (Age 26 years)

Birth of a half-sisterSarah McGehee
about 1792 (Age 27 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 28 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Death of a motherLucy Banks
before 1800 (Age 35 years)
Note: Lucy was not in the 1800 Census for Benjamin McGehee Sr
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 38 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Death of a brotherCharles McGehee
before December 1808 (Age 43 years)

Death of a brotherBenjamin McGehee Jr
before December 1808 (Age 43 years)
Additional Info
Benjamin McGehee Sr Family Listing
December 26, 1808 (Age 43 years)
Will December 26, 1808 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 47 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Death of a fatherBenjamin McGehee Sr
August 1816 (Age 51 years)
Probate August 1816 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterPenelope McGehee
about 1820 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterPolley McGehee
about 1830 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 67 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Death January 25, 1832 (Age 67 years)
Last change March 29, 202216:36:13

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1745Virginia, United States
4 years
elder brother
Charles McGehee
Birth: about 1748 23 18North Carolina, United States
Death: before December 1808
3 years
elder sister
Lucy McGehee
Birth: about 1750 25 20Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: after 1850Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 years
elder brother
Benjamin McGehee Jr
Birth: about 1755 30 25Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: before December 1808Granville, North Carolina, United States
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
1 year
elder brother
Joseph McGehee
Birth: about 1760 35 30North Carolina, United States
Death:
6 years
herself
Mary McGehee
Birth: about 1765 40 35Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 25, 1832Wilmington, Hanover, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Penelope McGehee
Birth: about 1766 41 36North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1820North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
Josiah McGehee
Birth: about 1768 43 38Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1845North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger sister
Polley McGehee
Birth: about 1770 45 40
Death: about 1830North Carolina, United States
Father’s family with Mary Priddy - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 23, 1775Granville, North Carolina, United States
5 years
half-sister
2 years
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Crafford McGehee
Birth: about 1784 59 25Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1852Georgia, United States
2 years
half-brother
7 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Family with William Cook - View this family
husband
herself
Mary McGehee
Birth: about 1765 40 35Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 25, 1832Wilmington, Hanover, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: February 2, 1789Granville, North Carolina, United States

Mary McGehee has 11 first cousins recorded