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George Washington MCEWEN[1]

Male 1828 - 1901  (72 years)


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  • Name George Washington MCEWEN 
    Born 22 Oct 1828  Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Gwinnett County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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]
    Census 1840  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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  [6
    • 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
    Census 29 Jun 1860  Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Subdivision 2 
    • George W. McEwin, age 32, born in Georgia; owned real property valued at $3000, personal property valued at $400; miller
      Mary C. McEwin, age 26, born in Georgia
      Martha A. McEwin, age 6, born in Alabama
      John C. McEwin, age 4, born in Alabama
      Sarah S. McEwin, age 2, born in Alabama
      Wm. P. McEwin, age 1 month, born in Alabama
      Wm J. Ginn, age 21, born in Alabama
    Census 8 Aug 1870  Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • G.W. McEwin, age 41, born in Georgia; mechanic; $300 personal property
      M.C. McEwin, age 37, born in Georgia; keeping house
      M.A. McEwin, age 16, born in Alabama
      J.K. McEwin, age 14, born in Alabama, farmer
      W.P. McEwin, age 10, born in Alabama
      G.W. McEwin, age 7, born in Alabama
      J.L. McEwin, age 5, born in Alabama
      E. J. McEwin, age 3, born in Alabama
      M. L. McEwin, age 1, born in Alabama
    Census 30 Jun 1880  Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • George W. McEwen, age 52, born in Georgia; millwright; both parents born in Georgia
      Mary C. McEwen, age 48, born in Georgia; both parents born in Georgia
      William P. McEwen, son, age 20, born in Alabama; farmer; both parents born in Alabama
      George W. McEwen, son, age 18, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      James T. McEwen, son, age 16, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Emma J. McEwen, daughter, age 13, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Mary McEwen, daughter, age 10, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Arsula McEwen, daughter, age 8, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Archy A. McEwen, daughter, age 6, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • George W. McEwen, age 71, born October, 1828 in Georgia; both parents born in Georgia; married 50 years; farmer
      Mary C. McEwen, age 66, born January 1834 in Georgia; both parents born in Georgia; mother of 12 children, 9 of whom are living
      Archie A. McEwen, son, age 25, born July 1874 in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia; miller
      Emma E. Darman, housekeeper, age 31, born May 1869 in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia; [is this Emma J. McEwen, born 1867?]
      Guy Hall, farm laborer, age 15, born November 1884 in Alabama; both parents born in Alabama
    Military
    • He served as a Lieutenant during the Civil War in the 53rd Alabama Cavalry.
    Died 30 Mar 1901  Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • George Washington McEwen is buried in Sears Chapel Cemetery.
    Person ID I220  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2014 

    Father Kirkham MCEWEN,   b. 19 Mar 1802, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1865  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Catherine SEARS,   b. 23 Jan 1834, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1906, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1850  [13
    Children 
     1. Martha A. MCEWEN,   b. 24 Jul 1854, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1937, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. John Kirkham MCEWEN,   b. 28 May 1856, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1939, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Sarah L. MCEWEN,   b. Abt 1858, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1866, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    +4. William Powell MCEWEN,   b. Apr 1860, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1934, Goodwater, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +5. George Washington MCEWEN,   b. 13 Aug 1862, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1928, Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +6. James T. MCEWEN,   b. 11 Mar 1865, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1941, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Emma Jane MCEWEN,   b. 20 Mar 1867, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1940, Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Mary MCEWEN,   b. Abt 1869, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Arsula Antoinette MCEWEN,   b. 16 Apr 1872, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1946, Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Archie Andrews MCEWEN,   b. 17 Jul 1874, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1920, Coosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F524  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1828 - Gwinnett County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Gwinnett County, Georgia 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 - Address:
    Subdivision 2 - 29 Jun 1860 - Coosa County, Alabama
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Aug 1870 - Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jun 1880 - Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jun 1900 - Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1901 - Rockford, Coosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Coosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George W. McEwen (& other Coosa County, AL officials)
    George W. McEwen (& other Coosa County, AL officials)
    George W. & Mary Catherine Sears McEwen
    George W. & Mary Catherine Sears McEwen

  • 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. [S203] International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Version 5.0, downloaded 20 Feb 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S231] McEwen, Kirkham Family Bible.

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

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

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

    7. [S784] Alabama, Coosa - 1860 - George W. McEwen.
      George W. McEwin, age 32, born in Georgia; owned real property valued at $3000, personal property valued at $400; miller
      Mary C. McEwin, age 26, born in Georgia
      Martha A. McEwin, age 6, born in Alabama
      John C. McEwin, age 4, born in Alabama
      Sarah S. McEwin, age 2, born in Alabama
      Wm. P. McEwin, age 1 month, born in Alabama
      Wm J. Ginn, age 21, born in Alabama

    8. [S785] Alabama, Coosa - 1870 - G. W. McEwin.
      G.W. McEwin, age 41, born in Georgia; mechanic; $300 personal property
      M.C. McEwin, age 37, born in Georgia; keeping house
      M.A. McEwin, age 16, born in Alabama
      J.K. McEwin, age 14, born in Alabama, farmer
      W.P. McEwin, age 10, born in Alabama
      G.W. McEwin, age 7, born in alabama
      J.L. McEwin, age 5, born in Alabama
      E. J. McEwin, age 3, born in Alabama
      M. L. McEwin, age 1, born in Alabama

    9. [S1325] Alabama, Coosa - 1880 - George W. McEwen.
      George W. McEwen, age 52, born in Georgia; millwright; both parents born in Georgia
      Mary C. McEwen, age 48, born in Georgia; both parents born in Georgia
      William P. McEwen, son, age 20, born in Alabama; farmer; both parents born in Alabama
      George W. McEwen, son, age 18, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      James T. McEwen, son, age 16, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Emma J. McEwen, daughter, age 13, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Mary McEwen, daughter, age 10, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Arsula McEwen, daughter, age 8, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia
      Archy A. McEwen, daughter, age 6, born in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia

    10. [S1544] Alabama, Coosa - 1900 - George McEwen.
      {George W. McEwen, age 71, born October, 1828 in Georgia; both parents born in Georgia; married 50 years; farmer
      Mary C. McEwen, age 66, born January 1834 in Georgia; both parents born in Georgia; mother of 12 children, 9 of whom are living
      Archie A. McEwen, son, age 25, born July 1874 in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia; miller
      Emma E. Darman, housekeeper, age 31, born May 1869 in Alabama; both parents born in Georgia; [is this Emma J. McEwen, born 1867?]
      Guy Hall, farm laborer, age 15, born November 1884 in Alabama; both parents born in Alabama}

    11. [S1] Alabama - Civil War Service Database, Entry for George W. McEwen; accessed 2006. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S236] Letter from Barbara S. Lyle to Carol A. Voiles, Entry for George Washington McEwen (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S236] Letter from Barbara S. Lyle to Carol A. Voiles, page 3 (Reliability: 3).


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