The Shemwell Family

Shemuel McGehee Jr Tombstone 1897

Shemuel “Shem” McGehee JrAge: 75 years18221897

Name
Shemuel “Shem” McGehee Jr
Given names
Shemuel
Surname
McGehee
Name suffix
Jr
Nickname
Shem
Birth January 1, 1822 37 29
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 10 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
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 13 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageEliza Jane HaswellView this family
October 7, 1843 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1Leroy Thomas McGehee
about 1846 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Robert McGehee
about 1846 (Age 24 years)
Marriage of a parentShemuel McGehee SrMartha “Patsey” CookView this family
October 2, 1847 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Winfred Scott McGehee
January 10, 1848 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4Zachariah Taylor McGehee
January 10, 1848 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 24 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Property
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Jamis Shaw Indenture 1849
March 14, 1849 (Age 27 years)
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Jamis Shaw Indenture 1849

Note: The proceedings document that Shemuel McGehee Jr is at present unable to discharge his debts and is …

Debt
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Charles W Lynum Indenture 1850
September 2, 1850 (Age 28 years)
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Charles W Lynum Indenture 1850

Note: Indenture made between Shemuel McGehee Jr and Charles W Lynum. It was noted that Shemuel McGehee Jr…

Census September 26, 1850 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Henry Louis McGehee
June 15, 1851 (Age 29 years)
Property
Shemuel McGehee Jr and William Car Land Deal 1852
September 1, 1852 (Age 30 years)
Shemuel McGehee Jr and William Car Land Deal 1852

Note: Indenture made between Shemuel McGehee Jr and William Car. The transaction was for $80. William Ca…

Birth of a son
#6George W McGehee
April 24, 1853 (Age 31 years)
Death of a fatherShemuel McGehee Sr
about 1855 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Jane McGehee
June 12, 1856 (Age 34 years)
Death of a wifeEliza Jane Haswell
after 1856 (Age 34 years)
Note: She died after the birth of her daughter in 1856. Need to find an actual death record
MarriageDilly FreemanView this family
February 8, 1858 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#8Shemuel J McGehee
January 25, 1859 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 35 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census September 14, 1860 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 39 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 45 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 45 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 47 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Debt
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Jefferson A Henley Indenture 1870
April 30, 1870 (Age 48 years)

Shemuel McGehee Jr and Jefferson A Henley Indenture 1870

Note: Indenture made between Shemuel McGehee Jr and Jefferson A Henley. Jefferson A Henley loaned Shemuel…

Marriage of a childHenry Louis McGeheeSarah Ann PendletonView this family
June 16, 1870 (Age 48 years)
Debt
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Henley Ward Indenture 1872
March 14, 1872 (Age 50 years)
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Henley Ward Indenture 1872
Shemuel McGehee Jr and Henley Ward Indenture 1872

Note: Indenture made between Shemuel McGehee Jr and Henley Ward. The transaction was for $60 and was a lo…

Marriage of a childWilliam T BrownJane McGeheeView this family
March 25, 1874 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a brotherJoseph McGehee
December 29, 1888 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sonGeorge W McGehee
December 24, 1892 (Age 70 years)
Death June 2, 1897 (Age 75 years)
Last change February 26, 202020:50:03

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 5, 1805Granville, North Carolina, United States
9 years
elder brother
8 years
himself
Father’s family with Martha “Patsey” Cook - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: October 2, 1847Granville, North Carolina, United States
Family with Eliza Jane Haswell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 7, 1843Granville, North Carolina, United States
3 years
son
Leroy Thomas McGehee
Birth: about 1846 24 20Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 8, 1924Franklin, North Carolina, United States
1 year
son
Robert McGehee
Birth: about 1846 24 20Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1920Granville, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
Winfred Scott McGehee TombstoneWinfred Scott McGehee
Birth: January 10, 1848 26 22Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 15, 1911Franklin, North Carolina, United States
son
Zachariah Taylor McGehee TombstoneZachariah Taylor McGehee
Birth: January 10, 1848 26 22Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 15, 1912Franklin, North Carolina, United States
3 years
son
Henry - Sarah McGehee TombstoneHenry Louis McGehee
Birth: June 15, 1851 29 25Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 18, 1918Franklin, North Carolina, United States
22 months
son
George W McGehee TombstoneGeorge W McGehee
Birth: April 24, 1853 31 27Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 24, 1892Franklin, North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
Jane McGehee
Birth: June 12, 1856 34 30Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 30, 1915Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Family with Dilly Freeman - View this family
himself
wife
Dilly Freeman
Birth: 1834Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 21, 1914Franklinton, Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: February 8, 1858Franklin, North Carolina, United States
1 year
son
Shemuel J McGehee TombstoneShemuel J McGehee
Birth: January 25, 1859 37 25North Carolina, United States
Death: June 25, 1901Franklinton, Franklin, North Carolina, United States
John R McGehee + Eliza Jane Haswell - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1856North Carolina, United States

Shemuel “Shem” McGehee Jr has 4 first cousins recorded

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