Rufus Marion McGaha

Male1844–23 April 1924

Brief Life History of Rufus Marion

When Rufus Marion McGaha was born in 1844, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, his father, Lenoir Magaha, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Peggy Burnett, was 38. He married Sarah Cockram on 28 September 1867, in Macon, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Monroe, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 17, Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 23 April 1924, in Yellow Creek Township, Graham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lower Yellow Creek Cemetery, Yellow Creek, Graham, North Carolina, United States.

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Rufus Marion McGaha
Mary Angeline Rader
Marriage: 17 October 1872
James M McGaha
Martha McGaha

Sources (19)

  • Rufus McGaha, "United States Census, 1900"
  • R M Mc Gahay, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Rufus Marion McGaha, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    17 October 1872
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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


    Age 2

    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.


    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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