George Washington Gee

13 August 1815–20 January 1842 (Age 26)
Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Gee was born on 13 August 1815, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Salmon Gee, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Watson Crane, was 20. He married Mary Jane Smith on 27 January 1837, in Kirtland Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 20 January 1842, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Gee
1815–1842
Mary Jane Smith
1813–1878
Marriage: 27 January 1837
Elias Smith Gee
1838–1855
George Washington Gee II
1841–1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1837Kirtland Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +5 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 10
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: pronounced originally with a hard /g/, a shortened form of McGee , Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy ).English: pronounced with a soft g, /dʒ/; generally a variant of Jay .French (Gée): habitational name from any of several places called Gée or Gé, for example in Maine-et-Loire, derived from the Gallo-Roman domain name Gaiacum. Compare Ge .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ghee
    McGee

    Story Highlight

    SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON GEE

    Compiled by Garda G. Adams (edited C.E.B.) This sketch is the result of much research on my part about my ancestors, the Gee Family in America. The Gee ancestral line, as far as records permit us to …

    Sources (27)

    • George W. Geo, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • George W Gee in entry for Mary J S Gee, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • George W in entry for Smith Gee Elias, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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