The Shemwell Family

Benjamin McGehee SrAge: 91 years17251816

Name
Benjamin McGehee Sr
Given names
Benjamin
Surname
McGehee
Name suffix
Sr
Birth about 1725 27 23
Birth of a brotherJames McGehee Jr
about 1725
Birth of a brotherCarr McGehee Sr
about 1726 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherThomas McGehee Sr
about 1728 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherNathaniel McGehee Sr
about 1729 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam McGehee
about 1730 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterLydia McGehee
about 1731 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph McGehee
about 1735 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry McGehee Sr
about 1738 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherMichael McGehee
1741 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a brotherJosiah McGehee
about 1742 (Age 17 years)
Death of a brotherMichael McGehee
1742 (Age 17 years)
MarriageLucy BanksView this family
1745 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Charles McGehee
about 1748 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Mackgehee
December 9, 1748 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Lucy McGehee
about 1750 (Age 25 years)
Note: Based on 1850 Census with Banks McGehee Jr household. Lucy was Banks Jr Aunt who is listed as a "Pauper" living with them
Birth of a son
#3Benjamin McGehee Jr
about 1755 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Hulda McGehee
about 1758 (Age 33 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Agnes Carr
December 13, 1759 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ann McGehee
about 1760 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#6Joseph McGehee
about 1760 (Age 35 years)
Property
James McGehee and Benjamin McGehee Land Deal 1762
August 1762 (Age 37 years)
James McGehee and Benjamin McGehee Land Deal 1762

Note: Indenture made between James McGehee and Benjamin McGehee. The transaction was for 4 Pounds and 6 S…

Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763 (Age 29 years)

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 daughter
#7Mary McGehee
about 1765 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Penelope McGehee
about 1766 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#9Josiah McGehee
about 1768 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Polley McGehee
about 1770 (Age 45 years)

Death of a fatherJames Mackgehee
before October 1774 (Age 49 years)

Death of a motherRebecca Prewitt
after November 23, 1774 (Age 49 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.
MarriageMary PriddyView this family
November 23, 1775 (Age 50 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 50 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
Fact
Nathan, Benjamin, Joseph, and Charles McGehee Oath to Sell Corn to the Troops 1776
August 1778 (Age 53 years)

Nathan McGehee Sr Oath to Sell Corn 1776
Nathan McGehee Sr Oath to Sell Corn 1776

Note: Several farmers in Granville, North Carolina signed an oath to sell corn to the Revolutionary War troops. McGehee’s that signed the oath were Nathan, Charles, Joseph, and Benjamin. The document was reviewed in the August 1778 Court with John Pope serving as the Recorder.

Birth of a daughter
#11Haymon McGehee
about 1780 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a son
#12Banks McGehee Sr
about 1781 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childStephen GarrotAnn McGeheeView this family
March 19, 1781 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childHarrell DukeHulda McGeheeView this family
June 16, 1781 (Age 56 years)
Death of a brotherCarr McGehee Sr
October 7, 1782 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 50 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 son
#13Crafford McGehee
about 1784 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a son
#14Shemuel McGehee Sr
about 1785 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam McGehee
after 1786 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam CookMary McGeheeView this family
February 2, 1789 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a son
#15Claborn McGehee
about 1791 (Age 66 years)

Birth of a daughter
#16Sarah McGehee
about 1792 (Age 67 years)

Death of a brotherJoseph McGehee
about 1793 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childJosiah McGeheeLucy View this family
about 1795 (Age 70 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Lemuel McGehee
January 30, 1796 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherJames McGehee Jr
about 1796 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 68 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 wifeLucy Banks
before 1800 (Age 75 years)
Note: Lucy was not in the 1800 Census for Benjamin McGehee Sr
Death of a brotherJohn McGehee
about 1800 (Age 75 years)

Death of a brotherThomas McGehee Sr
about 1800 (Age 75 years)

Death of a brotherJosiah McGehee
about 1800 (Age 75 years)

Census August 4, 1800 (Age 75 years)
Death of a brotherNathaniel McGehee Sr
between August 15, 1803 and August 26, 1803 (Age 78 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 78 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
Marriage of a childShemuel McGehee SrElizabeth HawkinsView this family
February 5, 1805 (Age 80 years)
Marriage of a childCrafford McGeheeElizabeth PriddyView this family
May 6, 1806 (Age 81 years)
Marriage of a childBanks McGehee SrClary PriddyView this family
October 28, 1806 (Age 81 years)
Marriage of a childGriffinSarah McGeheeView this family
before 1808 (Age 83 years)

Death of a sonCharles McGehee
before December 1808 (Age 83 years)

Death of a sonBenjamin McGehee Jr
before December 1808 (Age 83 years)
Tax
James McGehee Family Tax Lists North Carolina 1769-1809
from 1769 to 1809 (Age 44 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…

Additional Info
Benjamin McGehee Sr Family Listing
December 26, 1808 (Age 83 years)
Will December 26, 1808 (Age 83 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Banks McGehee Jr
about 1810 (Age 85 years)
Property
Benjamin McGehee and Clabourin Cook Land Deal 1810
March 21, 1810 (Age 85 years)
Benjamin McGehee and Clabourin Cook Land Deal 1810

Note: Indenture made between Benjamin McGehee and Clabourin Cook. The transaction was for $1 and included…

Census August 6, 1810 (Age 85 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Joseph McGehee
August 17, 1813 (Age 88 years)
Marriage of a childClaborn McGeheePollie WoodleyView this family
September 27, 1814 (Age 89 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 87 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 wifeMary Priddy
before 1816 (Age 91 years)
Note: She was not mentioned in the 1816 Probate of Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate
Death of a brotherHolden McGehee
April 2, 1816 (Age 91 years)
Death August 1816 (Age 91 years)
Probate August 1816 (on the date of death)
Probate after August 16, 1816 (Age 91 years)
Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate Payment to Banks McGehee Sr 1816
Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate Payment to Banks McGehee Sr 1816

Note: Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate Payment to Banks McGehee Sr

Probate after August 1816
Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate Payment to Charles McGehee 1816
Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate Payment to Charles McGehee 1816

Note: Benjamin McGehee Sr Estate Payment to deceased son Charles McGehee's widow, Mary McGehee, to care for his children

Identification number
LYHM-MLF

Last change March 23, 202223:11:25

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 9, 1721Hanover, Virginia, United States
15 months
elder brother
Holden McGehee
Birth: about 1722 24 20Hanover, Virginia, United States
Death: April 2, 1816Hanover, Virginia, United States
2 years
elder brother
John McGehee
Birth: about 1723 25 21Hanover, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1800
3 years
twin brother
James McGehee Jr
Birth: about 1725 27 23St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1796Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
1 year
himself
2 years
younger brother
Carr McGehee Sr
Birth: about 1726 28 24Caroline, Virginia, United States
Death: October 7, 1782Hanover, Virginia, United States
3 years
younger brother
Thomas McGehee Sr
Birth: about 1728 30 26Hanover, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1800
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
William McGehee
Birth: about 1730 32 28Hanover, North Carolina, United States
Death: after 1786Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Lydia McGehee
Birth: about 1731 33 29Virginia, United States
Death: June 22, 1821Virginia, United States
5 years
younger brother
Joseph McGehee
Birth: about 1735 37 33Hanover, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1793North Carolina, United States
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Michael McGehee
Birth: 1741 43 39Virginia, United States
Death: 1742Virginia, United States
2 years
younger brother
Josiah McGehee
Birth: about 1742 44 40Hanover, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1800
Family with Lucy Banks - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1745Virginia, United States
4 years
son
Charles McGehee
Birth: about 1748 23 18North Carolina, United States
Death: before December 1808
3 years
daughter
Lucy McGehee
Birth: about 1750 25 20Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: after 1850Granville, North Carolina, United States
6 years
son
Benjamin McGehee Jr
Birth: about 1755 30 25Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: before December 1808Granville, North Carolina, United States
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
1 year
son
Joseph McGehee
Birth: about 1760 35 30North Carolina, United States
Death:
6 years
daughter
Mary McGehee
Birth: about 1765 40 35Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: January 25, 1832Wilmington, Hanover, North Carolina, United States
2 years
daughter
Penelope McGehee
Birth: about 1766 41 36North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1820North Carolina, United States
3 years
son
Josiah McGehee
Birth: about 1768 43 38Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1845North Carolina, United States
3 years
daughter
Polley McGehee
Birth: about 1770 45 40
Death: about 1830North Carolina, United States
Family with Mary Priddy - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 23, 1775Granville, North Carolina, United States
5 years
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
son
Crafford McGehee
Birth: about 1784 59 25Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1852Georgia, United States
2 years
son
7 years
son
2 years
daughter

Benjamin McGehee Sr has 20 first cousins recorded