George Washington Gee

Brief Life History 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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George Washington Gee
Mary Jane Smith
Marriage: 27 January 1837
Elias Smith Gee
George Washington Gee II

Sources (27)

  • George W. Geo, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • George Washington Gee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George W in entry for Smith Gee Elias, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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

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.

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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 …

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