Martha Eleanor McGee

Brief Life History of Martha Eleanor

When Martha Eleanor McGee was born on 14 September 1839, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, her father, William McGee, was 34 and her mother, Martha Patterson, was 37. She married Arthur H. Bell about 1855. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Lincoln, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Edinburg, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 11 January 1905, in Leake, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mcgee Cemetery, Marydell, Leake, Mississippi, United States.

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Daniel Webster Henderson
Martha Eleanor McGee
Marriage: 27 April 1865
Alice Tennessee Henderson
Cora Lee Henderson
Lula Hortense Henderson
Walter Gray Henderson
Daniel Wilson Henderson Jr
Lilla Oma Henderson
Nora Myrtle Henderson
Alfy L Henderson

Sources (10)

  • Elna Henderson in household of David W Henderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha E Mcgee, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Martha Eleanor McGee Henderson, "Find A Grave Index"

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.


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Aoidh or Mag Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. See also McCoy .

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

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