The Shemwell Family

Anna McGeheeAge: 86 years17981884

Name
Anna McGehee
Given names
Anna
Surname
McGehee
Married name
Anna Hood
Married name
Anna Johnson
Birth about 1798 27 24
Note: Georgia, USA
Marriage of parentsOsborn McGeheeSarah Rebecca ShemwellView this family
January 31, 1798
Note: May have moved to Georgia after marriage.
Birth of a brotherJohn McGehee
1800 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha “Patsey” McGehee
between 1803 and 1809 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherNathaniel McGehee Sr
October 29, 1803 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 5 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 maternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy McGehee
March 2, 1812 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” McGehee
August 28, 1812 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 20, 1815 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 14 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
MarriageJohn Hood SrView this family
April 29, 1816 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#1Osburn P Hood
1818 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a sisterFrancis “Fanny” McGehee
February 4, 1818 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Martha Jane “Patsy” Hood
January 10, 1820 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#3John Hood Jr
between 1825 and 1830 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#4Ransom Hood
about 1828 (Age 30 years)
Census 1830 (Age 32 years)
MarriageWilliam H JohnsonView this family
about 1831 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 34 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
Birth of a son
#5Martin Van Buren Johnson
December 1832 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 37 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
Birth of a daughter
#6Belzora Bettzard Johnson
1836 (Age 38 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Hood Sr
August 1836 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Belfame “Bell” Johnson
February 1840 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#8Thomas Benton Johnson
about 1842 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Eleanor Jane Johnson
about 1845 (Age 47 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam H Johnson
about 1845 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 48 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
Census December 11, 1850 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childRansom HoodAmanda A MaxwellView this family
between 1851 and 1856 (Age 53 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Gray Jr.Belzora Bettzard JohnsonView this family
February 26, 1854 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childMartin Van Buren JohnsonEmaline McGeheeView this family
August 4, 1854 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Frances A Gray
about 1855 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Nancy Adeline Johnson
1856 (Age 58 years)
Property
Anna Johnson (nee McGehee) Deeds: Conway, Arkansas
October 8, 1856 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3John B Hood
about 1857 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Milley J Johnson
1857 (Age 59 years)
Death of a fatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 59 years)
Death of a motherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 59 years)
Note: Daughter Anna McGehee Hood Johnson had "boarded and clothed" both Rebecca and Osburn from March 27, 1857 to June 25, 1857. She was paid $55.35 for this service from the estate (Conway Co., Arkansas, Probate Book C, page 317) These records give us an approximate date of death for both Osborn and Rebecca.
Marriage of a childJohn W MaxwellBelfame “Bell” JohnsonView this family
Type: Civil marriage
August 20, 1857 (Age 59 years)
Probate about 1857 (Age 59 years)
Note: Transcription:
Birth of a grandson
#5William Elbert Gray
1858 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Katie Alifair Maxwell
March 1859 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7William Thomas “Tom” Johnson
July 1859 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 59 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 15, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Census July 16, 1860 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sonMartin Van Buren Johnson
September 1860 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Pinkney Maxwell
about 1861 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sisterMartha “Patsey” McGehee
after 1860 (Age 62 years)

Marriage of a childGeorge G HamiltonMartha Jane “Patsy” HoodView this family
October 1, 1861 (Age 63 years)
Marriage of a childWesley M BrewerEleanor Jane JohnsonView this family
February 18, 1862 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Mary Margaret Gray
April 26, 1862 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Thomas Jefferson “Tom Jack” Maxwell
June 10, 1862 (Age 64 years)
Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” McGehee
October 18, 1862 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Flora Jane Maxwell
January 11, 1865 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12William Amos Brewer
January 1865 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 63 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
Birth of a grandson
#13Zachariah Maxwell
about 1865 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childHezekiah HarringtonBelfame “Bell” JohnsonView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 8, 1867 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sonRansom Hood
about 1867 (Age 69 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 69 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 69 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a daughterBelzora Bettzard Johnson
1868 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sonThomas Benton Johnson
about 1868 (Age 70 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#14Mary Ann “Mollie” Harrington
December 1868 (Age 70 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 71 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
Death of a granddaughterMilley J Johnson
before 1870 (Age 72 years)
Death of a daughterEleanor Jane Johnson
after 1870 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Bellzora A Harrington
July 1871 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Hezekiah Harrington
about 1875 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherJohn McGehee
about January 1875 (Age 77 years)
Note: Probate Court established Ann McGehee as the Administrator of John McGehee's estate on January 20, 1875. This would suggest he probably died sometime in January 1875.
Probate
Adminstrator for John McGehee Estate
between January 20, 1875 and January 11, 1877 (Age 77 years)
Note: Ann McGehee served as the Administrator for John McGehee's Estate from 1875 to 1877.
Birth of a granddaughter
#17Nellie E Harrington
about 1877 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 80 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a grandson
#18Elbert Morley Harrington
October 10, 1882 (Age 84 years)
Will April 7, 1884 (Age 86 years)
Note: Know all men by these presents, that I, ANNA JOHNSON, of Conway County, state of Arkansas, being…
Note: The Will was originally written on April 1, 1878; but, not recorded until April 7, 1884.
Death about 1884 (Age 86 years)
Last change January 17, 202020:19:06

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 31, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
11 months
herself
3 years
younger brother
10 years
younger sister
10 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Eleanor “Nelly” McGehee
Birth: May 20, 1815 44 41Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 1860Alton, Denton, Texas, United States
-3 years
younger sister
Nancy McGehee
Birth: March 2, 1812 41 38Kentucky, United States
Death: January 14, 1908Deer, Newton, Arkansas, United States
6 years
younger sister
Family with John Hood Sr - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: April 29, 1816Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
Osburn P Hood
Birth: 1818 31 20Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1893
2 years
daughter
Martha Jane “Patsy” Hood
Birth: January 10, 1820 33 22Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: about 1895Missouri, United States
11 years
son
John Hood Jr
Birth: between 1825 and 1830 38 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death:
4 years
son
Family with William H Johnson - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1831Missouri, United States
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
daughter

Anna McGehee has 46 first cousins recorded

Father's family (2)

Parents Mial McGehee + Susanna Inscore
1Miles McGehee18121876

Mother's family (44)

Parents John “Jack” Parham Jr. + Mary “Molly” Shemwell
1Rebecca Parham17931884
2Johnson Parham17941846
3Shemwell Parham17961880
4Allen Parham17981871
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Susan Jemimah Whatley
1Jemima Shemwell18141857
2John Paul Shemwell18151880
3Maletha Shemwell18181894
4Joseph Shemwell18221847
Parents Zachariah Shemwell + Mary Suit
1Thomas W Shemwell18001877
Parents Joseph Hudspeth + Anna Margaret Shemwell
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Barbara Suit
2William Shemwell18001870
3Ann Shemwell18021889
Parents James Shemwell Jr. + Elizabeth “Betsey” Ashbourn
Parents Samuel J Shemwell + Jane “Jenny” Dickerson
1James G Shemwell17981849
3Nancy Shemwell18001855
5Samuel Shemwell18091881
8William G Shemwell18191884
Parents Samuel Kittrell + Ellender “Nellie” Shemwell
3Solomon Kittrell18071872
4Joseph Kittrell18091840
5Samuel B Kittrell18201854
Parents Joseph M Shemwell + Mariam Jones “Milly” Whatley
8Mary Ann Shemwell18261890
Birth
Georgia, USA
Census
1830 United States - Census transcript - John Hood - Household Home in 1830 - Wayne, Missouri Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 - 2 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 - 1 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 - 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 - 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 - 1 Free White Persons - Under 20 - 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 - 2 Total Free White Persons - 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) - 6
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Anna McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Ann Johnsonhead52FW
Ransom Johnsonson22MW
Van Buren Johnsonson19MW
Belzora Johnsondaughter14FW
Belfame Johnsondaughter10FW
Benton Johnsonson8MW
Jane Johnsondaughter5FW

Probate
Transcription: “… also a claim of Anna Johnson against said guardian for board and nursing said ward and his wife and for clothing furnished the said ward and his wife from 27th day of March A.D. 1857 until the 25th of June AD 1857 amounting in all to the sum of fifty five & 35/100 dollars which claim is allowed and released to be paid by the said Guardian….”
Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Anna McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Anny Johnsonhead61FWKeeping HouseNC
Thomas B Johnsonson17MWWorks on FarmMO
Eleanor J Johnsondaughter14FWMO

Next door to Ransom & Belzora

Probate
Ann McGehee served as the Administrator for John McGehee's Estate from 1875 to 1877.
Will
Know all men by these presents, that I, ANNA JOHNSON, of Conway County, state of Arkansas, being old and feeble, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First: I hereby constitute and appoint Thomas Kilgore and M. L. Asbury to be sole executors to pay all my just debts and funeral expense and the legacies hereinafter: Second: After the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses, I give each of my grandchildren (should read children) viz: AUSBER(Asburn) P. HOOD AND PATSY HAMPILTON (Hamilton) and JOHN HOOD, the legal heirs (should read heir) of RANSOM HOOD, deceased, who was my legal heir, the sum of five dollars, each and the remainder of my property, both real and personal, I bequeath to be divided equally among the remainder of my legal heirs. One fourth to BELFANE HARRINGTON, if living, if dead to her legal heirs. One fourth to the legal heirs of BELLZANE GRAY, viz, WILLIAM A. GRAY, MARY M. GRAY, my grandchildren. The remaining one fourth divided equally between the heirs of VAN BUREN JOHNSON, viz, NANCY A. CHAMBERS AND WILLIAM T. JOHNSTON, my grandchildren. Third: For the division and distribution and the payment as aforesaid, it is my will that my executor soon after my death, proceed to sell all my real and personal property and after paying ,my just debts then to pay off the legacies as herein before mentioned, to those entitled and it is my will that my executor keep possession of the property that may be due my grandchildren that are minors until they arrive at the maturity or of sufficient discretion to transact their own business and it is also my will that my executor, Thomas Killgore during his life is to transact and put into effect this my last will and testament, but in the event he should die, I want W. L. Asbury to proceed to carry this my last will into execution. In testimony whereof I hereunto put my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in presence of the witnesses named below this 1st day of April 1878. Signed: ANNA JOHNSTON ( HER MARK ) Witness: I, John Hinkle, signed Anna Johnston's name to this will at her request. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Anna Johnston as and for his last will and testament in presence of ers" ( not clear) who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto: Signed: John Hinkle, R. L. Cargile, C. C. Murphy Filed for record January 12, 1884 ( this date stricken out and replaced with the date of April 7., 1884 ) Signed by M. L. Asbury, Clerk I, John Hinkle, being duly sworn before M. L. Asbury, Clerk of the Probate Court within and for the County of Conway and state of Arkansas on this the 7th day of April A.D. 1884 do depose and say that I was present at the execution of the last will and testament of Anna Johnston which was executed and published by her on the 1st day of April 1878 and is hereto annexed that I saw the said testator subscribe her name by mark to said will and heard her publish and declare the same to be her last will and testament and that the said testator at the time of executing said will was of full age and of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint and that I signed said will as a witness at her request and in the presence of R. L. Cargile (who is dead) and in the presence of C. C. Murphy who is now absent from the county. Signed John Hinkle Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 7th day of April 1884. Also personally appeared before me at the same time, W. S. Hanna, and N. A. Nations, who after being by me, first duly sworn, deposed and says that they are familiar with the handwriting of R. L. Cargile who is now deceased and whose name is signed to the annexed will of Anna Johnston as a witness thereto. That they believe the name was written by the said R. L. Cargile. That they have no interest in the probate of said will whatsoever. signed: W., S. Hanna and N. Nations. Filed for record April 7. 1884
Will
The Will was originally written on April 1, 1878; but, not recorded until April 7, 1884.