The Shemwell Family

Robert McGehee1813

Robert McGehee
Given names
Birth about 1813 38 34
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 -
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 19 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 22 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 -
MarriageNancy IrvinView this family
March 16, 1838 (Age 25 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 33 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 -
Birth of a son
#1John Madison “Matt” McGehee
October 4, 1849 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherMial McGehee
before 1850 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherSusanna Inscore
after 1850 (Age 37 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 44 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#2Franklin McGehee
about 1862 (Age 49 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 48 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 -
Birth of a son
#3David McGehee
October 14, 1865 (Age 52 years)
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 54 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 54 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 56 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 -
Death of a brotherMiles McGehee
September 19, 1876 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 65 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 85 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 -
Death of a sonJohn Madison “Matt” McGehee
September 27, 1915 (Age 102 years)
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 103 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 104 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 105 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 12, 202020:10:19

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Mial McGehee
Birth: about 1775 46 35Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1850Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Susanna Inscore
Birth: about 1779North Carolina, United States
Death: after 1850Gilford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: March 19, 1803Granville, North Carolina, United States
9 years
elder brother
Miles - Mary McGehee TombstoneMiles McGehee
Birth: April 3, 1812 37 33Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 19, 1876Guilford, North Carolina, United States
21 months
Family with Nancy Irvin - View this family
Marriage: March 16, 1838Guilford, North Carolina, United States
12 years
John Madison “Matt” McGehee
Birth: October 4, 1849 36 30Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 27, 1915Guilford, North Carolina, United States
13 years
Franklin McGehee
Birth: about 1862 49 43North Carolina, United States
4 years
David McGehee TombstoneDavid McGehee
Birth: October 14, 1865 52 46Randolph, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 11, 1930Gaston, North Carolina, United States

Robert McGehee has 7 first cousins recorded

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