The Shemwell Family

Osborn McGeheeAge: 86 years17711857

Name
Osborn McGehee
Given names
Osborn
Surname
McGehee
Birth 1771 42 34
Birth of a brotherSolomon McGehee
1773 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Mackgehee
before October 1774 (Age 3 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca Prewitt
after November 23, 1774 (Age 3 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.
Birth of a brotherMial McGehee
about 1775 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 4 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 4 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Martin
about November 1795 (Age 24 years)
Property
George Alston and Osborn McGehee Land Deal 1797
October 14, 1797 (Age 26 years)
MarriageSarah Rebecca ShemwellView this family
January 31, 1798 (Age 27 years)
Note: May have moved to Georgia after marriage.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 22 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a daughter
#1Anna McGehee
about 1798 (Age 27 years)
Note: Georgia, USA
Birth of a son
#2John McGehee
1800 (Age 29 years)
Census August 4, 1800 (Age 29 years)
Property
Osborn McGehee and James Cardin Land Deal 1800
October 31, 1800 (Age 29 years)
Tax
James McGehee Family Tax Lists North Carolina 1769-1809
from 1798 to 1802 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha “Patsey” McGehee
between 1803 and 1809 (Age 32 years)
Will
Osborn McGehee Proceeds from Nathaniel McGehee Will
August 15, 1803 (Age 32 years)
Note: From his father's (Nathaniel McGehee) will, Osborn received: (1) a Negro slave named Payton, (2) $80 (pounds), (3) some additional money to be split with his brothers after his sister (Patsey) died, and (4) miscellaneous items to be split with his brothers.
Death of a fatherNathaniel McGehee Sr
October 29, 1803 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 32 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
Probate August 26, 1803 (Age 32 years)
Census August 6, 1810 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy McGehee
March 2, 1812 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Sarah “Sally” McGehee
August 28, 1812 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Eleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 20, 1815 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 41 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
Marriage of a childJohn Hood SrAnna McGeheeView this family
April 29, 1816 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Francis “Fanny” McGehee
February 4, 1818 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Osburn P Hood
1818 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha Jane “Patsy” Hood
January 10, 1820 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Robert McGehee
about 1822 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4John Hood Jr
between 1825 and 1830 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Ransom Hood
about 1828 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Epps McGehee
about 1828 (Age 57 years)

Death of a brotherNathaniel McGehee Jr.
about 1828 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph C AllenMartha “Patsey” McGeheeView this family
about 1829 (Age 58 years)

Census 1830 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Lucinda Epps
May 25, 1831 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam H JohnsonAnna McGeheeView this family
about 1831 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Daniel Epps
September 4, 1832 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 61 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
Birth of a grandson
#9Martin Van Buren Johnson
December 1832 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childJames Madison DaughteryEleanor “Nelly” McGeheeView this family
October 13, 1833 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10William Epps
1834 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John A Epps
November 24, 1835 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childJohn McGeheeMilly View this family
estimated 1835 (Age 64 years)

Marriage of a childJohn PruittNancy McGeheeView this family
about 1835 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 64 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 granddaughter
#12Belzora Bettzard Johnson
1836 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Emaline McGehee
April 7, 1837 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Mary Epps
1837 (Age 66 years)
Note: Wayne County Missouri, now Butler County Missouri
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Nancy Adaline McGehee
about 1838 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Thomas Epps
January 1838 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Carrol Estel Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 68 years)
Associate: Obadiah R Epps
Birth of a grandson
#18Obadiah R Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 68 years)
Associate: Carrol Estel Epps
Marriage of a childMoses KnightonMartha “Patsey” McGeheeView this family
about 1839 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Belfame “Bell” Johnson
February 1840 (Age 69 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Elizabeth Ann Daughtery
August 29, 1841 (Age 70 years)

Death of a brotherRobert McGehee
about 1841 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#21Thomas Benton Johnson
about 1842 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Martha Epps
1842 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#23Joseph McGehee
about 1843 (Age 72 years)
Will October 30, 1844 (Age 73 years)
Note: The will made John McGehee the executor. It documented the 6 slaves that Osborn owned. It listed his 6 children (Ann, John, Martha (aka Patsey), Sarah (aka Sally), Eleanor (aka Nelly), Nancy, and Francis.
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Eleanor Jane Johnson
about 1845 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25Tennessee McGehee
about 1845 (Age 74 years)
Death of a brotherJesse McGehee
December 22, 1847 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26Ransom B McGehee
May 3, 1848 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 75 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 grandson
#27Thomas McGehee
about 1848 (Age 77 years)
Death of a brotherMial McGehee
before 1850 (Age 79 years)
Census December 10, 1850 (Age 79 years)
Census December 11, 1850 (Age 79 years)
Birth of a grandson
#28John T Pruitt
May 31, 1853 (Age 82 years)
Death of a grandsonEpps McGehee
1853 (Age 82 years)
Property
Land Record
May 1, 1854 (Age 83 years)
Note: 40 Acre Land Grant
Birth of a granddaughter
#29Sarah Frances McGehee
August 18, 1855 (Age 84 years)
Note: Tombstone photo shows a birth year of 1855.
Property
Osborn McGehee Deeds: Conway, Arkansas
between 1855 and 1856 (Age 84 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Rebecca Shemwell
about 1857 (Age 86 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.
Probate April 14, 1857 (Age 86 years)
Burial of a wifeSarah Rebecca Shemwell
June 1857 (on the date of death)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 86 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death June 1857 (Age 86 years)
Burial June 1857 (on the date of death)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Probate July 28, 1858 (13 months after death)
Last change January 18, 202001:00:45

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1764Granville, North Carolina, United States
10 years
younger brother
Solomon McGehee
Birth: 1773 44 36Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1865Carrollton, Carroll, Arkansas, United States
-3 years
elder brother
Robert McGehee
Birth: about 1769 40 32Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1841Jones, Georgia, United States
-1 years
elder sister
-22 months
elder brother
Jesse McGehee
Birth: March 3, 1765 36 28North Carolina, United States
Death: December 22, 1847Hancock, Mississippi, United States
7 years
himself
5 years
younger brother
Mial McGehee
Birth: about 1775 46 38Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: before 1850Guilford, North Carolina, United States
-19 years
elder brother
Nathaniel McGehee Jr.
Birth: about 1755 26 18Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1828Smith, Tennessee, United States
Family with Sarah Rebecca Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 31, 1798Granville, North Carolina, United States
11 months
daughter
3 years
son
10 years
daughter
10 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Eleanor “Nelly” McGehee
Birth: May 20, 1815 44 41Kentucky, United States
Death: May 15, 1860Alton, Denton, Texas, United States
-3 years
daughter
Nancy McGehee
Birth: March 2, 1812 41 38Kentucky, United States
Death: January 14, 1908Deer, Newton, Arkansas, United States
6 years
daughter

Osborn McGehee has 13 first cousins recorded

Marriage
May have moved to Georgia after marriage.
Census
1800 United States - Census transcript - Osborn McGehee - Household Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Hillsboro, Granville, North Carolina Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 1 Number of Household Members Over 25: 1 Number of Household Members: 3
Will
From his father's (Nathaniel McGehee) will, Osborn received: (1) a Negro slave named Payton, (2) $80 (pounds), (3) some additional money to be split with his brothers after his sister (Patsey) died, and (4) miscellaneous items to be split with his brothers.
Census
1810 United States - Census transcript - Osborn McGehee Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 4 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Numbers of Slaves: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 5 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 9
Census
1830 United States - Census transcript - Osborn McGehee - Wayne, Missouri Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59 - 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29 - 2 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39 - 2 Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69 - 1 Slaves - Males - Under 10 - 2 Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35 - 1 Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35 - 1 Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54 - 2 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 - 4 Total Free White Persons - 6 Total Slaves - 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) - 12
Census
1840 United States - Census transcript - Osborn McGehee - Little Red River, Van Buren, Arkansas Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69 1 Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69 1 Slaves - Males - Under 10 2 Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23 1 Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35 1 Slaves - Females - Under 10 1 Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture 3 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write 2 Total Free White Persons 2 Total Slaves 6 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 8
Will
The will made John McGehee the executor. It documented the 6 slaves that Osborn owned. It listed his 6 children (Ann, John, Martha (aka Patsey), Sarah (aka Sally), Eleanor (aka Nelly), Nancy, and Francis.
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Osborn McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Osborn McGeheehead79MWFarmerNC
Rebecca McGeheewife76FWNC

Property
40 Acre Land Grant