The Shemwell Family

William McGeheeAge: 80 years17561836

William McGehee
Given names
Birth March 31, 1756 31 27
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 -
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Mackgehee
before October 1774 (Age 18 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Prewitt
after November 23, 1774 (Age 18 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.
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 18 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 -
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 18 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
MarriageDorina SheltonView this family
December 21, 1785 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#1John McGehee
about 1785 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#2Samuel Hezekiah McGehee
November 10, 1790 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherJames McGehee Jr
about 1796 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 36 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 46 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 55 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 -
Marriage of a childJohn McGeheeMary FranklinView this family
about 1820 (Age 63 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel Hezekiah McGeheeElizabeth MansfieldView this family
1822 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Hezekiah McGehee
1824 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John A McGehee
about 1825 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 75 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 79 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 -
Death May 1836 (Age 80 years)
Last change January 18, 202017:53:36

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
James McGehee Jr
Birth: about 1725 27 25St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1796Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
Marriage: about 1755New Kent, Virginia, United States
15 months
William McGehee
Birth: March 31, 1756 31 27St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Death: May 1836Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States
Family with Dorina Shelton - View this family
William McGehee
Birth: March 31, 1756 31 27St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Death: May 1836Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States
Marriage: December 21, 1785
6 years
Samuel Hezekiah McGehee
Birth: November 10, 1790 34 51South Carolina, United States
Death: July 20, 1857Jackson, Alabama, United States

William McGehee has 19 first cousins recorded