The Shemwell Family

Hezekiah McGeheeAge: 56 years18241880

Hezekiah McGehee
Given names
Birth 1824 33 20
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 8 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 11 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 of a paternal grandfatherWilliam McGehee
May 1836 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherDorina Shelton
October 26, 1841 (Age 17 years)
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 22 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 -
Death of a fatherSamuel Hezekiah McGehee
July 20, 1857 (Age 33 years)
Hezekiah McGehee Land Deal 1859
February 16, 1859 (Age 35 years)
Note: Documents a Deed between Hezekiah McGehee and Robert Owen for 1 horse and 5 cows. The monetary transaction was $60. Note that since the Deed was signed on Feb 16, 1859, Hezekiah must have died after that date.
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 33 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 37 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 -
Probate March 23, 1863 (Age 39 years)

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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 43 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 43 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 45 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 motherElizabeth Mansfield
August 13, 1875 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 54 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death after 1880 (Age 56 years)
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Samuel Hezekiah McGehee
Birth: November 10, 1790 34 51South Carolina, United States
Death: July 20, 1857Jackson, Alabama, United States
Elizabeth Mansfield
Birth: November 2, 1803North Carolina, United States
Death: August 13, 1875Marshall, Alabama, United States
Marriage: 1822Alabama, United States
3 years
Hezekiah McGehee
Birth: 1824 33 20Alabama, United States
Death: after 1880Arkansas, United States

Hezekiah McGehee has 1 first cousin recorded

Father's family (1)

Parents John McGehee + Mary Franklin
1John A McGehee18251880

Mother's family (0)

ProbateArkansas Court Records
Documents a Deed between Hezekiah McGehee and Robert Owen for 1 horse and 5 cows. The monetary transaction was $60. Note that since the Deed was signed on Feb 16, 1859, Hezekiah must have died after that date.