Amanda Elizabeth Highsmith

Female12 October 1847–18 October 1926

Brief Life History of Amanda Elizabeth

When Amanda Elizabeth Highsmith was born on 12 October 1847, in Waynesville, Brantley, Georgia, United States, her father, James W Highsmith, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Willis, was 42. She married Timothy Murphy McSweeney on 16 April 1867, in Wayne, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Wayne, Georgia, United States for about 20 years and District 334, Wayne, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 18 October 1926, in Waynesville, Brantley, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Highsmith Cemetery, Brantley, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Murphy McSweeney
Amanda Elizabeth Highsmith
Marriage: 16 April 1867
George Clarence McSweeney
Mary Elizabeth McSweeney
Gertrude McSweeney
James Gordon McSweeney
Willie B Mc Sweeney
Lula Eliza McSweeney
Charlie S P Mc Sweeney
Acsah H Mc Sweeney
Lilla Belle McSweeney
Maude J. McSweeney
Acheah Louise McSweeney

Sources (12)

  • Amanda E McSweney in household of Timothy McSweney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arnanda E. Highsmith, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Amanda Mcsweeney, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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  • Marriage
    16 April 1867Wayne, Georgia, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 14

    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 21

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a smith, with the distinguishingepithet high, probably denoting one whose forge was at a higherlocation than another nearby smith.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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