The Shemwell Family

Susan Elizabeth McGeheeAge: 41 years18391880

Name
Susan Elizabeth McGehee
Given names
Susan Elizabeth
Surname
McGehee
Birth about 1839 41 38
Birth of a sisterEmma C “Emily” McGehee
June 13, 1841 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherMicajah McGehee
November 25, 1845 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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
Probate 1849 (Age 10 years)
Probate 1850 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 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 sisterEmma C “Emily” McGehee
July 19, 1863 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 39 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a motherMartha S Venable
January 7, 1879 (Age 40 years)
Death about 1880 (Age 41 years)
Last change March 16, 202019:07:28

by: Bruce Troutman
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father
mother
Marriage: August 14, 1822Prince Edward, Virginia, United States
5 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Charles Abner McGehee
Birth: February 25, 1829 31 28Virginia, United States
Death: November 16, 1895Stokes, North Carolina, United States
5 years
elder brother
7 years
herself
Susan Elizabeth McGehee
Birth: about 1839 41 38North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1880Davidson, North Carolina, United States
2 years
younger sister
Emma C “Emily” McGehee
Birth: June 13, 1841 43 40North Carolina, United States
Death: July 19, 1863Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

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Probate
Rockingham County, North Carolina, Probate – Fall Term 1849 - Court Appearance #1 Transcribed: “State of North Carolina, Rockingham County, In Equity To the Honorable Judge of the Court of Equity in the County aforesaid: The petition of Nathan McGehee, Elizabeth McGehee, and Emily McGehee by their Guardian Henry J McGehee respectfully herewith unto your Honor that your petitioners Nathan McGehee, Elizabeth McGehee, and Emily McGehee are all minors and of tender years and children of Micajah McGehee deceased, late of said County. That the said petitioners are each signed in fee simples, and is severally, of one ascertained shall on one eighth pact of a certain tract or parcel of land situation in the country aforesaid, and laying on the ??? of Dam River, adjoining the lands of Zachary Wall, John Foy, and others and containing five hundred acres or thereabouts; that the respective lots or shares of said petitioners are small, containing only about forty acre each: that the said minor petitioners are all of very tender years, and have not ??? property sufficient to cultivate and keep in repair the said several lands; and that it would therefore be for the benefit and material advantage of the said petitioners that their respective interests and shares in the said estate should be sold, and the proceeds of the sale thereof, initiated and secured in some suitable manner for their account. Your petitioners therefore pray to your Honor to order and decree a sale of their shares ad interests in the premises aforesaid; and that your Honor would order, decree, and direct the Clerk and Master of this land proceed to sell the said petitioners interest in said estate after duly advertising the sums; and to make and execute suitable deeds to convey the sum, and to summon the proceeds of such sale in such manner, and on such terms as you Honor may deem proper; and that your Honor will grant all such other and further release as to ??? may seem need and proper in the premises; and your petitioners as in duly bound will ever pray Signed, B Aikens, Solicitor for the Petitioners” (Micajah McGehee - Rockingham, North Carolina, Probate - 4 Fall Term 1849.jpg) (Micajah McGehee - Rockingham, North Carolina, Probate – 5_1 Fall Term 1849.jpg)
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Rockingham County, North Carolina, Probate – Fall Term 1849 – Court Appearance #2 Transcribed: “State of North Carolina, Rockingham County John Foy and Zachary Wall being both duly sworn deposed and say that they are ??? with the premises as set forth in the foregoing petition and with the interests of said minors themselves; that the facts set forth in the said petition are true; and that in their opinion it would rationally and essentially promote the interest of said minors, thus their shares in the said petition mentioned should be sold and the proceeds ??? as ??? prayed. Furthermore the say not. Signed by Zak Wall and John Foy Sworn to and subscribe before me this 31 october 1849. AN Yearly, Clk" (Micajah McGehee - Rockingham, North Carolina, Probate – 5_2 Fall Term 1849.jpg)
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Rockingham County, North Carolina, Probate – Fall Term 1849 – Court Appearance #3 Transcribed: “State of North Carolina, Rockingham County Nathan McGehee, Elizabeth McGehee and Emily McGehee by their Guardian and ??? friend Henry J McGehee, Ex Parte. Petition to sell Real Estate. It is ordered and decreed by the court in this case that a reference be made to the Clerk and Master of this land to inquire and report whether it could rationally and essentially propose the interest of the petitioners that their shares and interests in the premises mentioned in their petition should be sold as ??? prayed.” (Micajah McGehee - Rockingham, North Carolina, Probate – 6 Fall Term 1849.jpg)
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Rockingham County, North Carolina, Probate – Spring Term 1850 – Court Appearance #4 Transcribed: “State of North Carolina, Rockingham County Court of Equity Nathan McGehee and Others by their Guardian J McGehee, Ex Parte Petition to Sell Land Report to Spring Term 1850. In obedience to an order of the last Court I advertised the Lots or parcels of Land mentioned in the petition in this Case, to be sold on the premises, i.e., at the late residence of Micajah McGehee deceased on the 18th day of December 1849 on a credit of twelve months, While and where the Lots were sold as follow, to wit: Lot Number 1 belonging to Elizabeth McGehee containing 45 acres more or less, to Zachariah Wall at the price of four hundred and five dollars; who executed his bond with Samuel Wall Security for the purchase money. Lot Number 3 containing 44 acres which belonged to Nathan McGehee, to be the same more or less, to John Foy at the process of five hundred and forty three dollars ($543) who executed his bond with Pleasant Webster Security the same. Lot Number 4 containing 38 ¾ more or less, which belonged to Emily McGehee to John Foy at the price of six hundred and two dollars, who executed his bond for the same with Pleasant Webster Security, all which bonds are payable and due twelve months after date, to wit, the said 18th day of December 1849 – and which are held subject to the further order of this Honorable Court. Respectively Submitted Jno L Lyuew, Clk” (Micajah McGehee - Rockingham, North Carolina, Probate - 2 Spring Term 1850.jpg)