Amanda Elizabeth Highsmith

12 October 1847–18 October 1926 (Age 79)
Waynesville, Brantley, Georgia, United States

The Life 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
1840–1915
Amanda Elizabeth Highsmith
1847–1926
Marriage: 16 April 1867
George Clarence McSweeney
1868–
Mary Elizabeth McSweeney
1870–
Gertrude McSweeney
1872–
James Gordon McSweeney
1875–1947
Willie B Mc Sweeney
1877–
Lula Eliza McSweeney
1880–1972
Charlie S P Mc Sweeney
1882–
Acsah H Mc Sweeney
1884–
Lilla Belle McSweeney
1888–1971
Maude J. McSweeney
1890–1974
Acheah Louise McSweeney
1891–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 April 1867
Wayne, Georgia, United States
children

(11)

    George Clarence McSweeney

    Male1868–Male

    Mary Elizabeth McSweeney

    Female1870–Female

    Gertrude McSweeney

    Female1872–Female

    Male1875–1947Male

    Willie B Mc Sweeney

    Male1877–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James W Highsmith

    Male1803–1877Male

    Female1805–1879Female

siblings

(10)

    Jasper Newton Highsmith Sr.

    Male1833–1903Male

    Male1836–1903Male

    Sarah Highsmith

    Female1838–Female

    Henry H Highsmith

    Male1841–1920Male

    Nancy Highsmith

    Female1841–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

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.
1863

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 distinguishing epithet high, probably denoting one whose forge was at a higher location than another nearby smith.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda E McSweney in household of Timothy McSweney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Highsmith in household of James Highsmith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda E Highsmith in household of James Highsmith, "United States Census, 1860"

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