The Shemwell Family

Martha “Patsey” McGeheeAge: 57 years18031860

Martha “Patsey” McGehee
Given names
Married name
Martha Knighton
Married name
Martha Allen
Note: Nickname was found in Osborn McGehee's will
Birth between 1803 and 1809 32 29
Death of a paternal grandfatherNathaniel McGehee Sr
October 29, 1803
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy McGehee
March 2, 1812 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” McGehee
August 28, 1812 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 20, 1815 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a sisterFrancis “Fanny” McGehee
February 4, 1818 (Age 15 years)
MarriageJoseph C AllenView this family
about 1829 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 29 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 32 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 husbandJoseph C Allen
about 1837 (Age 34 years)
MarriageMoses KnightonView this family
about 1839 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 43 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 husbandMoses Knighton
after September 1850 (Age 47 years)

Death of a fatherOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 54 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.
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 54 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterEleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 15, 1860 (Age 57 years)
Death after 1860 (Age 57 years)

Last change December 15, 201923:44:01

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 31, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
11 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
10 years
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 Moses Knighton - View this family
Marriage: about 1839Missouri, United States
Family with Joseph C Allen - View this family
Marriage: about 1829

Martha “Patsey” 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
Nickname was found in Osborn McGehee's will