The Shemwell Family

John McGeheeAge: 75 years18001875

Name
John McGehee
Given names
John
Surname
McGehee
Birth 1800 29 26
Birth of a sisterMartha “Patsey” McGehee
between 1803 and 1809 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherNathaniel McGehee Sr
October 29, 1803 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 3 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 10 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy McGehee
March 2, 1812 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” McGehee
August 28, 1812 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 20, 1815 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 12 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
Birth of a sisterFrancis “Fanny” McGehee
February 4, 1818 (Age 18 years)
Census 1820 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Robert McGehee
about 1822 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Epps McGehee
about 1828 (Age 28 years)

Census April 15, 1830 (Age 30 years)
Note: Name: John Mc Geeher
Property
David Fuller and John McGehee Land Deal 1831
February 3, 1831 (Age 31 years)
Note: Indenture between John McGehee and David Fuller. The transaction was for $171.75. David Fuller purchased the land which included 57 acres and partially bordered by the Ford Levee. The agreement was witnessed by Thomas Usry and DH Whitefield.
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 32 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
MarriageMilly View this family
estimated 1835 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 35 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
#3Emaline McGehee
April 7, 1837 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy Adaline McGehee
about 1838 (Age 38 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 40 years)
Note: Name: John Mcgbeehee
Marriage of a childRobert McGeheeNancy HarvilView this family
estimated 1842 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#5Joseph McGehee
about 1843 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1John Edward Megehee
August 27, 1843 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Tennessee McGehee
about 1845 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James S McGehee
about 1846 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#7Ransom B McGehee
May 3, 1848 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 46 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
Birth of a son
#8Thomas McGehee
about 1848 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Julia Ann McGehee
about 1849 (Age 49 years)
Census December 11, 1850 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4William Joshua McGehee
November 21, 1851 (Age 51 years)
Witness
Cyrus Maxwell and Elizabeth Cargile Wedding
January 3, 1852 (Age 52 years)

Death of a sonEpps McGehee
1853 (Age 53 years)
Court
Court Verdict
September 11, 1853 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Mary Ann McGehee
March 17, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childMartin Van Buren JohnsonEmaline McGeheeView this family
August 4, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Sarah Frances McGehee
August 18, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Note: Tombstone photo shows a birth year of 1855.
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Nancy Adeline Johnson
1856 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Milley J Johnson
1857 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Martha “Mattie” McGehee
February 1, 1857 (Age 57 years)
Death of a wifeMilly
about 1857 (Age 57 years)

Death of a fatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 57 years)
Death of a motherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 57 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.
Court
John McGehee Civil Trial
September 16, 1857 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childGreen H McKeeNancy Adaline McGeheeView this family
Type: Civil marriage
March 11, 1858 (Age 58 years)
MarriageMatilda OBarrView this family
May 9, 1858 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9William Thomas “Tom” Johnson
July 1859 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 57 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Marriage of a childRobert McGeheeMelissa Adeline MurphyView this family
May 6, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 15, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Census June 9, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Property
John McGehee Deeds: Conway, Arkansas
between 1855 and 1860 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sisterMartha “Patsey” McGehee
after 1860 (Age 60 years)

Probate
Guardian/Administrator for Osborn McGehee Estate
between April 14, 1857 and January 16, 1861 (Age 57 years)
MarriageRosanna RileyView this family
after 1861 (Age 61 years)

Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” McGehee
October 18, 1862 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sonThomas McGehee
December 10, 1864 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 61 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
#10William Abraham McGehee
November 26, 1865 (Age 65 years)
Marriage of a childRobert McGeheeSarah DuncanView this family
April 16, 1866 (Age 66 years)
Guardian
John McGehee Guardian of E.L. Middleton
April 16, 1866 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childRansom B McGeheeLucinda WoodrellView this family
October 17, 1866 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Robert Gordon McGehee
August 8, 1867 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12James Henry McGehee
November 17, 1867 (Age 67 years)
Note: Tombstone says 1868, but mother died April 1868. Ransom did not marry Mary until 1889. -b
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 67 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 67 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a grandson
#13Leander A “Lee” Tilley
February 28, 1868 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Tabitha Clementine McGehee
August 1868 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childJames Henry TilleyEmaline McGeheeView this family
estimated 1868 (Age 68 years)
Property
1868 Tax records: Conway, Arkansas
1868 (Age 68 years)
Divorce
Divorce Continuance Motion
October 31, 1868 (Age 68 years)
Note: Bill for Divorce. Transcription: "On this day comes the Complainant and makes application to …
Divorce
Divorce Dismissal Motion
April 13, 1869 (Age 69 years)
Note: Bill of Divorce. Transcription: "Comes the Plaintiff by solicitation and on his motion this ca…
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 69 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 70 years)
Court
Witness Payment
April 4, 1870 (Age 70 years)
Census June 16, 1870 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sonRobert McGehee
October 12, 1870 (Age 70 years)
Marriage of a childRansom B McGeheeMary Ellen EthridgeView this family
December 5, 1870 (Age 70 years)
Marriage of a childJames Albert ChambersSarah Frances McGeheeView this family
September 21, 1871 (Age 71 years)
Property
John McGehee and TT Harris Land Deal 1872
December 5, 1872 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a grandson
#15Daniel Martin McGehee
November 1, 1873 (Age 73 years)
Death of a granddaughterJulia Ann McGehee
December 24, 1873 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Florence A Chambers
April 10, 1874 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17James Lewis Tilley
November 22, 1874 (Age 74 years)
Death about January 1875 (Age 75 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 between January 20, 1875 and April 14, 1886
Last change January 21, 202018:47:32

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 31, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder sister
3 years
himself
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 Milly - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: estimated 1835
2 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
6 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
8 months
son
Thomas McGehee
Birth: about 1848 48 33Arkansas, United States
Death: December 10, 1864Arkansas, United States
8 years
daughter
Family with Matilda OBarr - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 9, 1858Conway, Arkansas, United States
Family with Rosanna Riley - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: after 1861
John McGehee + … … - View this family
himself
son
7 years
son
Epps McGehee
Birth: about 1828 28
Death: 1853Granville, North Carolina, United States
Benjamin Franklin Fleming + Rosanna Riley - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: July 11, 1854Perry, Ralls, Missouri, United States
6 years
step-son
8 years
step-daughter

John 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
Census
Name: John Mc Geeher [John McGehee] [John McGeehee] [John M geeher] Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Wayne, Missouri Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 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
Property
Indenture between John McGehee and David Fuller. The transaction was for $171.75. David Fuller purchased the land which included 57 acres and partially bordered by the Ford Levee. The agreement was witnessed by Thomas Usry and DH Whitefield.
Census
Name: John Mcgbeehee [John McGehee] [John Mcgheehee] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Harain, Conway, Arkansas Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 20: 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - John McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
John McGeheehead50MWFarmerNC
Milly McGeheewife35FWMO
Emeline McGeheedaughter14FWMO
Nancy McGeheedaughter12FWMO
Joseph McGeheeson7MWAR
Tennessee McGeheedaughter5MWAR
Ranson McGeheeson3MWAR
Thomas McGeheeson2MWAR

Next door to father

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
John McGeheehead60MWFarmerNC
Matldia Oharwife40FWCooks & ??TN
Ranson McGeheeson5MWAR
Sarah McGeheedaughter4MWAR
Thomas McGeheeson2MWAR

childrens ages off

Divorce
Bill for Divorce. Transcription: "On this day comes the Complainant and makes application to have this case continued. It is ordered by the court that this case is continued until next term of this Court."
Divorce
Bill of Divorce. Transcription: "Comes the Plaintiff by solicitation and on his motion this case is dismissed at said Plaintiff's cost."
Census1870 United States - Census transcript - John McGehee - Household

Benton, Wayne, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
MacGehee, Johnhead69MWCommon LaborerNC
MacGehee, Rosannawife33FWKeeping HouseMO
Flemming, Charles Rstep son?11MWLives in familyMO
Flemming, Lizzie Jstep daughter?4FWIL

Death
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.