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Kirkham MCEWEN[1]

Male 1802 - 1865  (63 years)


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  • Name Kirkham MCEWEN 
    Born 19 Mar 1802  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Robert McEwen, head of household:
      1 male age 16-26: [Kirkham]
      1 male age 26-45: [Robert]
      2 females under age 10:[Cynthia, ?]
      2 females age 10-16:[Margaret, Elizabeth]
      1 female age 26-45: [Rachel]
    Land Lottery 18 Apr 1827  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    land 
    • Kirkham McEwen, for wife, was a fortunate drawer of land located in Lee County, Captain Maddux's District. (Number 12, District 13). Kirkham was a resident of Gwinnett County at the time of the drawing.
    Land Lottery 18 Apr 1827  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    land 
    • Kirkham McEwen was a fortunate drawer of land located in Muscogee County, Captain Wallis' District. (Number 117, District 2). Kirkham was a resident of Gwinnett County at the time of the drawing.
    Residence 18 Apr 1827  Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1830  Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Kirkham M. Irvin household:
      2 males under age 5: [George, Andrew]
      1 male age 20-30: [Kirkham]
      2 females under age 5: [Elizabeth, Mary Ann]
      1 female age 20-30: [Mary Ann]
    Land Grant 5 Aug 1837  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    158.95 acres 
    • The land was described as the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 20 North, Range 22 East.
    Land Grant 1 Aug 1838  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    79.475 acres 
    • The land was described as the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 20 North, Range 22 East.
    Census 1840  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • K McEwen household:
      1 male age 5-10: [Andrew]
      1 male age 10-15: [George]
      1 male age 30-40: [Kirkham]
      2 females under age 5: [Minerva, Virginia]
      1 female age 5-10: [Almeda]
      2 females age 10-15: [Elizabeth, Mary Ann]
      1 female age 30-40: [Mary Ann]
    Census 6 Nov 1850  Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Kirkham McEwen, age 48, millwright, value of real estate $650, born in Georgia
      Mary Ann McEwen, age 48, born in Georgia, cannot read and write
      George W. McEwen, age 21, born in Georgia, in school
      Francis M. McEwen, age 19, born in Georgia, in school
      Almeda McEwen, age 18, born in Georgia, in school
      Minerva McEwen, age 15, born in Georgia, in school
      Virginia McEwen, age 13, born in Alabama, in school
      Robert McEwen, age 7, born in Alabama, in school
    Occupation 6 Nov 1850  [9
    millwright 
    Census 7 Aug 1860  Tibbee, Lowndes County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • K. McEwen, age 59, carpenter, value of personal property $1000, born in Georgia
      Mary McEwen, age 58, born in Georgia
      Robert McEwen, age 18, born in Alabama
      Louiza McEwen, age 9, born in Alabama
    Died 19 Nov 1865  [2
    • Some sources state that Kirkham died while on a visit to Calhoun County, Mississippi.
    Person ID I216  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2009 

    Father Robert MCEWEN,   b. 1777, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age > 74 years) 
    Mother Rachel HAWKINS,   b. 1777, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Jan 1801  Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F530  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Ann CANADA,   b. 21 Jan 1805, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1889, Scott County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Amanda MCEWEN,   b. 6 Aug 1826, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1870  (Age 43 years)
     2. Mary Ann MCEWEN,   b. 8 Sep 1827,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. George Washington MCEWEN,   b. 22 Oct 1828, Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1901, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Andrew Jackson MCEWEN,   b. 4 Nov 1829,   d. 19 Oct 1830  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Francis Marion MCEWEN,   b. 14 Apr 1831, Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1914, Wilsonville, Shelby County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Almeda Emaline MCEWEN,   b. 22 Apr 1832, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age > 69 years)
    +7. Minerva Rachel MCEWEN,   b. 10 Apr 1835, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1920, Cumberland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +8. Virginia Caroline MCEWEN,   b. 13 May 1837, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Benjamin Franklin MCEWEN,   b. 25 Nov 1838,   d. 13 Jul 1839  (Age 0 years)
     10. Martha Margaret MCEWEN,   b. 28 Apr 1841,   d. 19 Apr 1842  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Robert Jasper MCEWEN,   b. 6 Mar 1843, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1924, Morton, Scott County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     12. Newton Canada MCEWEN,   b. 18 Nov 1844, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1845, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +13. Sarah Louisa MCEWEN,   b. 12 Oct 1851, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1934, Morton, Scott County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Mar 1802 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Gwinnett County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - land - 18 Apr 1827 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - land - 18 Apr 1827 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 18 Apr 1827 - Gwinnett County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Gwinnett County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 158.95 acres - 5 Aug 1837 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 79.475 acres - 1 Aug 1838 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Nov 1850 - Coosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Aug 1860 - Tibbee, Lowndes County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Memorial Record of Alabama:
      George W. McEwen, planter and miller, of Rockford, Ala., is a son of Kirkham and Mary (Kanada) McEwen. The McEwen family is of Scotch-Irish extraction, the great-grandfather of George W. McEwen having emigrated from Scotland before the Revolutionary War, in which he took part as a private soldier. He settled in North Carolina. Robert McEwen, the father of Kirkham, and his brother James, were the only children. James went to Tennessee and lived there, as do his descendants, but Robert removed to Georgia when a young man, and settled in Newton county. Here he married and reared his family, Kirkham among the rest. The family afterward removed to Gwinnett county, where Robert McEwen and his wife died.
      In Gwinnett county, Kirkham McEwen grew to manhood and married. Several of his children were born in this county. He then removed to Meriwether county, where he lived two years, and he removed thence to Alabama, in 1836. He settled on the Tallapoosa River, in the county of that name, about fourteen miles south of Dadeville. In 1844, he moved to Coosa County, and in 1855, his parents moved to Calhoun county, Miss., where they both died, the father in 1866 and the mother in 1889. He was a mechanic, as were nearly all the McEwens, both before and after him. He was a justice of the peace for years while he lived in Alabama, and he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
      Of his twelve children, six are now living: George W., was born October 22, 1828 in Gwinnett county, Ga., and for several years of his life followed farming. During the later years of his life he has mainly followed milling. In 1860, he located three and a half miles north of Rockford, on Hatchet creek, where he built a mill, which has since been in operation. He also owns a plantation of six hundred acres. He was married in 1849, December 29th, in Coosa county, Ala., to Mary C. Sears, by whom he has nine children, viz: Martha A., wife of S.M. Adams, of Coosa county; J.K. of Rockford; W.P., George W., Jr., and J.T., all three of Coosa county; Emma J., wife of J.A. Miller of Coosa county; Mary S., wife of T.J. King, of Greenhill, Ark.; Arsular, wife of John Dobson, of Coosa county, and Archie A., at home.
      Mr. McEwen enlisted as a private soldier in company C, Fifty-third Alabama cavalry, and was soon afterward elected second lieutenant, and was afterward promoted to first lieutenant. He served mostly in the western army. He was wounded in the Atlanta campaign, having a finger of his left hand carried away.
      Politically, Mr. McEwen is a democrat. He is a royal arch mason, and is treasurer of the blue lodge. He was worshipful master for some years. He has been a Methodist and a steward of his church for twenty years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] Memorial Record of Alabama, entry for George W. McEwen, pages 732-733 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S231] McEwen, Kirkham Family Bible.

    3. [S151] Georgia, Gwinnett - 1820 - Robert McEwen (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S131] Georgia Land Lottery - 1827, page 114, entry for Kirkham McEwen, for wife (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S685] Georgia, Gwinnett - 1830 - Kirham McEwen family.

    6. [S71] Bureau of Land Management, Entry for Kirkham McEwen, Document #5534, accessed 2006. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S71] Bureau of Land Management, Entry for Kirkham McEwen, Document #6349, accessed 2006. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S640] Alabama, Tallapoosa - 1840 - Kirkham McEwen family.

    9. [S3] Alabama, Coosa - 1850 - Kirkham McEwen family (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1641] Mississippi, Lowndes - 1860 - Kirkham McEwen.

    11. [S133] Georgia - Marriages - to 1850, entry for Robert Mcewin & Rachel Hawkins (Reliability: 3).


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