The Shemwell Family

Sarah Rebecca ShemwellAge: 83 years17741857

Name
Sarah Rebecca Shemwell
Given names
Sarah Rebecca
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Sarah Rebecca McGehee
Note: Susan Rebecca ?
Birth about 1774 47 24
Note: abt 1778 - St. Mary's, Maryland, USA?
Birth of a brotherJames Shemwell Jr.
about 1775 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherSamuel J Shemwell
February 1, 1776 (Age 2 years)
Note: BORN: Old date: 19 FEB 1775
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 12 months)

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
Birth of a sisterEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
September 20, 1780 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph M Shemwell
April 25, 1783 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 12 months)

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
Census 1787 (Age 13 years)
Census August 2, 1790 (Age 16 years)
Shared note: Documents that James Shemwell and Household lived in the Tabb's Creek area of Granville County, Arkansas. However, the last page (in the reduced document) shows that no data was entered for anyone in that district.
Death of a fatherJames Shemwell Sr.
February 18, 1797 (Age 23 years)
MarriageOsborn McGeheeView this family
January 31, 1798 (Age 24 years)
Note: May have moved to Georgia after marriage.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 19 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 24 years)
Note: Georgia, USA
Birth of a son
#2John McGehee
1800 (Age 26 years)
Census August 4, 1800 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Martha “Patsey” McGehee
between 1803 and 1809 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 29 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 motherMary Jane Higgs
1810 (Age 36 years)
Census August 6, 1810 (Age 36 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Clarke
after 1810 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Nancy McGehee
March 2, 1812 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Sarah “Sally” McGehee
August 28, 1812 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Eleanor “Nelly” McGehee
May 20, 1815 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 38 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 42 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherCapt. Zachariah Higgs
1816 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Francis “Fanny” McGehee
February 4, 1818 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Osburn P Hood
1818 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha Jane “Patsy” Hood
January 10, 1820 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Robert McGehee
about 1822 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4John Hood Jr
between 1825 and 1830 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherZachariah Shemwell
1826 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Ransom Hood
about 1828 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Epps McGehee
about 1828 (Age 54 years)

Marriage of a childJoseph C AllenMartha “Patsey” McGeheeView this family
about 1829 (Age 55 years)

Census 1830 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Lucinda Epps
May 25, 1831 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam H JohnsonAnna McGeheeView this family
about 1831 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherJames Shemwell Jr.
July 10, 1831 (Age 57 years)
Note: James may have passed prior to 1831. Elizabeth is listed as head of the household in the 1830 US Federal Census in Todd, Kentucky, United States. This census was taken June 1, 1830 - August 1, 1830.
Birth of a grandson
#8Daniel Epps
September 4, 1832 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 58 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 58 years)
Marriage of a childJames Madison DaughteryEleanor “Nelly” McGeheeView this family
October 13, 1833 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10William Epps
1834 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11John A Epps
November 24, 1835 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childJohn McGeheeMilly View this family
estimated 1835 (Age 61 years)

Marriage of a childJohn PruittNancy McGeheeView this family
about 1835 (Age 61 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 61 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 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Emaline McGehee
April 7, 1837 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Mary Epps
1837 (Age 63 years)
Note: Wayne County Missouri, now Butler County Missouri
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Nancy Adaline McGehee
about 1838 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#16Thomas Epps
January 1838 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph M Shemwell
March 6, 1838 (Age 64 years)
Note: or Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Birth of a grandson
#17Carrol Estel Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 65 years)
Associate: Obadiah R Epps
Birth of a grandson
#18Obadiah R Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 65 years)
Associate: Carrol Estel Epps
Marriage of a childMoses KnightonMartha “Patsey” McGeheeView this family
about 1839 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#19Belfame “Bell” Johnson
February 1840 (Age 66 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Elizabeth Ann Daughtery
August 29, 1841 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a grandson
#21Thomas Benton Johnson
about 1842 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Martha Epps
1842 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#23Joseph McGehee
about 1843 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterMary “Molly” Shemwell
1843 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Eleanor Jane Johnson
about 1845 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25Tennessee McGehee
about 1845 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26Ransom B McGehee
May 3, 1848 (Age 74 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 72 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 74 years)
Death of a sisterEllender “Nellie” Shemwell
1850 (Age 76 years)
Census December 11, 1850 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a grandson
#28John T Pruitt
May 31, 1853 (Age 79 years)
Death of a grandsonEpps McGehee
1853 (Age 79 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#29Sarah Frances McGehee
August 18, 1855 (Age 81 years)
Note: Tombstone photo shows a birth year of 1855.
Death of a sisterAnna Margaret Shemwell
February 11, 1856 (Age 82 years)
Burial of a sisterAnna Margaret Shemwell
1856 (Age 82 years)
Cemetery: Pilot Knob Cemetery
Death of a husbandOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a husbandOsborn McGehee
June 1857 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
Property
Susan Rebecca Shemwell Deeds: Conway, Arkansas
between 1856 and 1857 (Age 82 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (on the date of death)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death about 1857 (Age 83 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.
Burial June 1857 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Kilgore Cemetery
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September 30, 2019

by: Barry Shemwell
Last change November 11, 201921:14:00

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1765St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
1 year
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
3 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
13 months
younger brother
sister
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Osborn McGehee - View this family
husband
herself
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

Sarah Rebecca Shemwell has 9 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Birth
abt 1778 - St. Mary's, Maryland, USA?
Census
Documents that James Shemwell and Household lived in the Tabb's Creek area of Granville County, Arkansas. However, the last page (in the reduced document) shows that no data was entered for anyone in that district.
Marriage
May have moved to Georgia after marriage.
Census
1800 Hillsboro, Granville, North Carolina - Osborn McGehee 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
Census
1810 Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky - 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
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Osborn McGehee - Household

Union, Conway, Arkansas

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Osborn McGeheehead79MWFarmerNC
Rebecca McGeheewife76FWNC

Name
Susan Rebecca ?
Death
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.
Note
Listed as Sarah in genealogy & Rebecca in will resided in Stewert Co. TN
Note
1658-1758 charles county MD families "The first 100 years" ID167408 death 1857 in birdtown conway arkanas married married osborne McGehee jan 31 1798 in grandville county north carolina
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