Matthew McGehee

about 1786–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew McGehee was born about 1786, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William McGhee, was 30 and his mother, Dorina Shelton, was 30.

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William McGhee
Dorina Shelton
James Crawford McGehee
William McGee
Matthew McGehee
John McGehee
Samuel Hezekiah McGehee
Henry McGehee
Anna McGehee
Elijah McGehee
Nancy McGehee
Daniel McGehee

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 10

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Name Meaning

Irish: probably a variant of McGaughey .

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

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