Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - W.C. and Mary H. McGehee

Rev. W.C. McGehee
Sept. 29, 1818
Oct. 27, 1873

Mary H. McGehee
Dec. 10, 1835
Apr. 18, 1912

Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 15 Dec 2017.

The Rev. William C. McGehee and Miss Mary H. Dudley were married 22 August 1853 by S.N. Davis, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, at the home of M. Dudley. The bridegroom was born in Louisa County, Virginia and his bride was born in Princeton. [1]

The McGehee family was living in Todd County, Kentucky in 1860[2] and, by 1870, they were living in Princeton again.[3]  The Rev. McGehee wrote his will on the same day he died and it was recorded 16 December 1873.[4] He mentioned his wife, Mary H. McGehee, and "our children," but does not name them.

By 1900, Mary H. McGehee had moved to Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.[5] Ten years later she was living in the home of her daughter, Annie McGehee Dooley, in Knoxville.[6]

According to Death Certificate #5214, Mary H. McGehee was the daughter of Milton B. Dudley and Eliza Harpending and was born in Kentucky.[7]

[1] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriages1833-1853, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1997) 171, 180.
[2] 1860 Todd County, Kentucky census, Elkton, Roll M653-396, p. 760, Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2018.
[3] 1870 Caldwell County, Kentucky census, Princeton, Roll M583_451, p. 506B, Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2018.
[4] Caldwell County Will Book B, 279.
[5] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2018. Mary H. McGehee was living at 233 Church Ave E.
[6] 1910 Knox County, Tennessee, Knoxville Ward 6, Roll T624_1507, p. 6B, E.D. 86, Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2018.
[7] Tennessee Death Certificate #5214, Mary H. McGehee; Ancestry.com, accessed 12 March 2018.

Published 8 May 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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