The Shemwell Family

Benjamin McGehee JrAge: 53 years17551808

Name
Benjamin McGehee Jr
Given names
Benjamin
Surname
McGehee
Name suffix
Jr
Birth about 1755 30 25
Birth of a sisterHulda McGehee
about 1758 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterAnn McGehee
about 1760 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph McGehee
about 1760 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Birth of a sisterMary McGehee
about 1765 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterPenelope McGehee
about 1766 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherJosiah McGehee
about 1768 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterPolley McGehee
about 1770 (Age 15 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Mackgehee
before October 1774 (Age 19 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Prewitt
after November 23, 1774 (Age 19 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 20 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 20 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 25 years)

Birth of a half-brotherBanks McGehee Sr
about 1781 (Age 26 years)
Military
Benjamin McGehee Jr Revolutionary War Pay Voucher January 11 1782
January 11, 1782 (Age 27 years)
Benjamin McGehee Jr Revolutionary War Pay Voucher January 11 1782
Benjamin McGehee Jr Revolutionary War Pay Voucher January 11 1782

Note: Transcribed: “No. 269 State of North Carolina Hillsborough, District Auditors Office January 11, 17…

Military
Benjamin McGehee Jr Revolutionary War Pay Voucher June 10 1783
June 10, 1783 (Age 28 years)
Benjamin McGehee Jr Revolutionary War Pay Voucher June 10 1783
Benjamin McGehee Jr Revolutionary War Pay Voucher June 10 1783

Note: Transcribed: “No. 831 State of North Carolina June 10, 1783 Hillsborough Auditor Office

Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 20 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 29 years)
Birth of a half-brotherShemuel McGehee Sr
about 1785 (Age 30 years)
Tax
James McGehee Family Tax Lists North Carolina 1769-1809
from 1780 to 1786 (Age 25 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…

Birth of a half-brotherClaborn McGehee
about 1791 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a half-sisterSarah McGehee
about 1792 (Age 37 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 38 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 45 years)
Note: Lucy was not in the 1800 Census for Benjamin McGehee Sr
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 48 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 (on the date of death)

Death before December 1808 (Age 53 years)
Additional Info
Benjamin McGehee Sr Family Listing
December 26, 1808
Will December 26, 1808
Probate August 1816 (7 years after death)
Last change March 18, 202215:11:04

by: Bruce Troutman
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
himself
Benjamin McGehee Jr
Birth: about 1755 30 25Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: before December 1808Granville, North Carolina, United States
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
1 year
younger brother
Joseph McGehee
Birth: about 1760 35 30North Carolina, United States
Death:
6 years
younger sister
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

Benjamin McGehee Jr has 11 first cousins recorded