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McGehee, Meredith F.

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McGehee, Meredith F.
March 15, 2007 05:56PM
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p.

MEREDITH F. McGEHEE was born in Olden [sic] County, Ky., nine miles
northeast of Louisville, Feb. 9, 1826. His parents were Asa and
Bathsheba (Wilhite) McGehee, natives of Virginia, where they were
married, and soon after moved to Olden [sic] County, Ky., where they had
a family of three sons and three daughters. Meredith was the third
son. He remained in Olden [sic] County until ten years old, when he
came in 1836 with his parents to Daviess County, Ky., and settled within
a quarter of a mile of where Meredith now lives, in Masonville
Precinct. His father died here in October, 1839. He was born in 1778.
His mother died in 1866, in Olden [sic] County, Ky. Meredith was
married in Masonville Precinct to Sallie Kelly, April 29, 1849. She was
born in Murray Precinct, Daviess Co., Ky., and was a daughter of Joseph
R. and Elizabeth (Newton) Kelly, natives of Kentucky. After his
marriage Mr. McGehee settled on the farm where he still resides. He and
wife had one son--Richard, born May 3, 1850; he married Miss Jane Loyd.
They reside in Masonville Precinct. Mrs. McGehee died Oct. 21, 1850.
Mr. McGehee then married Miss Melvina Kelly, a sister of his first wife,
June 22, 1852. They had four children, two living--Bathsheba, born May
27, 1853, is the wife of John Dill and resides in Muhlenburg County,
Ky.; Zachariah W., born Nov. 8, 1855, resides on the old homestead with
his parents. The mother died Nov. 13, 1857. She was a member of the
Baptist church. April 16, 1860, Mr. McGehee married Nancy Smith. She
was born in Muhlenburg [sic] County, Ky., and was a daughter of F. and Juda
(Stune) Smith, natives of North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. McGehee had four
children, three living--Virgie L., born Jan. 10, 1861; Mary Airedelle,
born March 4, 1865; Amanda B., born March 4, 1867. Mr. McGehee owns a
farm of 150 acres, 120 under cultivation, and raises corn and tobacco.
He enlisted in the Mexican war, remaining in the service until its
close. In politics he is a Democrat.

McGehee Wilhite Kelly Newton Loyd Dill Smith Stune
Oldham-KY VA Muhlenberg-KY NC

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