Samuel McGaha

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel McGaha was born on 11 January 1836, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, Issac C McGaha, was 30 and his mother, Anne Frances Ramsey, was 32. He married Anna McMahan about 1853, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 17, Sevier, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1861. In 1880, at the age of 44, his occupation is listed as farmer in Tennessee, United States. He died on 16 March 1923, in Emerts Cove, Sevier, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Webbs Creek Cemetery, Sevier, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel McGaha
Anna McMahan
Marriage: about 1853
John Henry McGaha
Rhoda McGaha
Augustus MaGaha
about 1865–
James McGaha
about 1868–1933
Elizabeth McGaha
Isaac McGaha
Millie McGaha
Samuel " Sam" McGaha, jr.
Annie McGaha
Jesse McGaha
Matilda Mcgaha
George Mcgaha

Sources (24)

  • Samuel Mcgaha Sr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel Mcgaha, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"
  • Samuel Mcgaha, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

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World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see McGaffey ).

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

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