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Scotland, Virginia, and the McGehees:

A Timeline -  This timeline contains no theories or opinions, only observations gleaned from factual research by a variety of sources.  There are several excellent on-line sites for more history on Rob Roy and the MacGregor Clan, from which my son Gregory gets his name.  They are http://www.members.shaw.ca/tmcgrego2/clan_mcgregor.htm  and http://www.xroyvision.com.au/andrews/history/hist3.htm and C:\Documents and Settings\Nancy\My Documents\Genelogy\American Line\The McGEHEE Clan Made in America.htm   along with many others.  Just "Google"  Macgregor and see what you come up with.  

 

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1602, early winter: Luss, Scotland (beside Loch Lomond)

Two MacGregors, traveling through the area as night falls, ask for food and shelter from a family of Colquhouns, who refuse — an offense against Highland custom. The MacGregors take refuge in a hut and dine on a sheep they have caught in pasture, which is in keeping with Highland custom. The next morning, the MacGregors are arrested and executed for the theft of the sheep, their offers of repayment ignored.

 

1602, December 7: Rossdhu, Scotland (Colquhouns’ castle by Loch Lomond)

A raiding party of eighty MacGregor men takes revenge on the Colquhouns, killing two men and taking hundreds of sheep, goats, horses and cattle into Argyll.

 

1603: Stirling, Scotland

Several women are paraded before King James VI, bearing aloft bloody shirts allegedly worn by their husbands who supposedly were slain in the MacGregor raid (in fact, the shirts were stained with sheep’s blood). The King, unable to stand the sight of blood, grants the Colquhoun chief the right to take revenge on the MacGregors.

 

1603, February 7: Glenfruin, Scotland

The MacGregor chief, Alasdair of Glenstrae — heeding the advice of the Campbell chief, the Earl of Argyll (who though feuding with Colquhoun had no reason to wish the MacGregors well) — leads his clan against the Colquhouns to avenge the bald deceit undertaken at Stirling. Although the Colquhouns had 800 men to the MacGregors’ 300, the battle was a rout in favor of the MacGregors. Eighty Colquhouns were killed, and yet another lifting of Colquhoun sheep, goats, horses and cattle ensued.

 

1603, March 24: England

Queen Elizabeth I dies; her designated heir, Scotland’s King James VI, becomes England’s King James I.

 

1603, April 3: Scotland

Responding to the King’s order to “extirpate Clan Gregor and to ruit oot their posteritie and name,” the Privy Council proscribes the names Gregor and MacGregor and prohibits any MacGregor from carrying arms.

 

1603, April 5: Scotland

King James VI departs Scotland for London to take the English throne.

 

1604, January 20: Edinburgh

After having been treacherously taken prisoner by Argyll and delivered to Edinburgh, Alasdair of Glenstrae and five of his close kin are hanged at the Mercat Cross.

 

1604, January: Scotland

Clan Gregor, in a spontaneous rising, takes revenge on the Campbells — laying waste to their holdings across the country, before dropping from sight and taking the names of other, neighboring clans.

 

1607, Virginia Colony

Settlers establish a capital town on an island off the north bank of the James River, and name it for the King of England and Scotland: Jamestown.

 

1611: Scotland

MacGregors are forbidden the sale of arms.

 

1612: Scotland

James Graham, destined to lead a Highland army (including MacGregors) for King Charles I in the Scottish Civil War, is born to the Earl of Montrose. He inherits his father’s title in 1626 at the age of 14.

 

1613: Scotland

MacGregors are forbidden to assemble in groups of five or more; they are also forbidden to cut their meat with pointed knives.

 

1621: Scotland

The 1603 Proscription is extended to the new generation of MacGregors.

 

1625, March 25: England

King James I dies, is succeeded by his son Charles I.

 

1627: Scotland

The 1603 Proscription is further applied to the children of the generation proscribed in 1621.

 

1633: Scotland

Members of the clergy are forbidden to christen any child with the name Gregor; also, “Letters of Fire and Sword,” authorizing more reprisals, are issued in response to new MacGregor uprisings.

 

1639: Edinburgh, Scotland

In rebellion against attempts by King Charles I to anglicize the Scottish church, Scottish Calvinist leaders have established a political Covenant and forced the King to accede to their demands. As a result, the Covenanter regime comes to power, led by Archibald Campbell, the 8th Earl of Argyll — son of the man whose treachery led to the death of the MacGregors’ chief in 1604. Among the Covenanters at this early stage is James Graham, Earl of Montrose.

 

1642

Civil War erupts in England; King Charles I is opposed by the Parliamentarians in England who, later, establish an alliance with the Covenanters in Scotland. For many Highland clans Argyll’s involvement in the Covenanter regime is by itself enough to side them with the King.

 

1644-46: Scotland

Montrose’s campaign against the Covenanters in Scotland. The young Earl has been elevated to Marquis and granted royal commissions as Lieutenant-Governor and Captain-General of Scotland. Clan Gregor’s participation under their new chief, Patrick Roy of Glenstrae, leads Montrose to pledge (7 June 1645) in the name of King Charles that the MacGregors’ name and lands will be restored once Parliamentarian leader Oliver Cromwell and his allies are defeated. When the King unexpectedly surrenders to the Covenanters in 1646, the campaign ends suddenly and Montrose escapes to the European mainland.

 

1649, January 30: London

King Charles I is beheaded. Cromwell’s Commonwealth is proclaimed in London.

 

1650: Scotland

Montrose returns to champion the cause of the late King’s son, but is again defeated and — this time — captured and executed in Edinburgh, where his head is displayed on a spike at the Tolbooth prison.

 

1651, January 1: Scone, Scotland

Charles II is crowned King of Scotland under terms with the Covenanter regime, but after his forces are defeated by Cromwell’s the young King is forced to flee to France (17 October).

 

1653, April 14: York County, Virginia

William MackGahye is listed as a “headright” on a grant of 1000 acres to William Hoccaday. This means MackGahye is indentured to Hoccaday for a term of years, while the indenture accounts for a portion of the land grant to Hoccaday. THIS WAS OUR DIRECT ANCESTOR WHOSE LINE BECAME THE McGeeHees of North Carolina.  My great grand-mother was Francis Pierce McGeeHee.  She married Alexander Stewart Terrell.

 

 

 

1658, September 3: England

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland, dies. He is succeeded by his son, Richard, who will maintain the Commonwealth until May 25, 1659.

1658, November 17: York County Court, Virginia

William MaGahee is a witness in a case concerning a canoe. In testimony he gives his age as 40 years. This would put him in his mid to late 20s during Montrose’s campaign.

1660, May 29: London

Charles II arrives to take the throne denied him since his father’s death in 1649.

1661: Edinburgh, Scotland

The Marquis of Argyll, who led the Covenanters in the Scottish Civil War, is executed at the Tolbooth, where his head replaces that of the Marquis of Montrose.

1661: London

King Charles II lifts the 1603 Act of Proscription against Clan Gregor. Although the MacGregors hope to regain their lands as well, this does not come about due to fears that the new Marquis of Argyll might become too powerful; Charles’ advisers choose to groom John Campbell of Glenorchy — who holds the lands Clan Gregor wants restored — as a counterbalance to Argyll. John Campbell is later created 1st Earl of Breadalbane.

1671: Glengyle, Scotland

Robert MacGregor, called “Rob Roy” for his red hair, is born to Donald “Glas” (“the Pale”) MacGregor and the former Margaret Campbell.

167?, New Kent County, Virginia

William MackGehee was born about this time. He is widely believed to have been the younger brother of the better known Thomas MackGehee (see below) whose will was recorded in 1724.

1679, April 25: Virginia

Thomas Mackgehey purchases 150 acres in Pamunkey Neck from George Smith. This strongly implies his date of birth was no later than 1658.

1685, February 6: England

King Charles II dies, is succeeded by his Catholic younger brother, James II.

1685, England

The Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of the late King Charles II, stages a brief rebellion aimed at claiming the Crown. His effort ends when he is captured and beheaded.

1688

King James II is driven from the throne, and William of Orange, husband of James’ daughter Mary, takes the throne as William III — inaugurating the reign of “William and Mary.”

1689: Scotland

John Graham of Claverhouse, who bears the title Viscount Dundee and is a cousin of the late 1st Marquis of Montrose, leads a Highland army bent on reversing the ouster of the Stuart dynasty. At Killiecrankie his Highlanders rout their enemy but lose the war when “Black John of the Battles,” as the Highlanders call him, is mortally wounded by a stray bullet.

1689, May 4: Virginia

Thomas MackGehee is appointed a land processioner at a vestry at St. Peter’s Parish Church. The church serves portions of both James City County and New Kent County (a portion of which will later become King William County).

1693, June 15: Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament passes an Act for the Justiciary of the Highlands which contains a clause re-enacting the MacGregor Proscription.

1698: New Kent County, Virginia

James MackGehee is born to William MackGehee and his wife. Among James’ descendants is his great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson, your host, Kevin McGehee.

1699, June: Jamestown, Virginia

A committee favors 28 separate grants in Pamunkey Neck, including 100 acres leased by Thomas MackGehee to Daniell Grant.

1699: Middle Plantations, Virginia

Virginia gets a new colonial capital some miles inland from Jamestown, named for the present King: Williamsburg. Jamestown is all but abandoned.

1701: England

The Act of Settlement establishes the line of succession to the English throne, excluding King William’s brother-in-law, James Edward Stuart, and his heirs in favor of the heirs of Sophia, granddaughter of James I and wife of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover.

1702, March 10: King William County, Virginia

James Johnson confers a power of attorney upon Thomas MackGehee, witnessed by Edward Huckstep, William Lacy, and John Williams.

1702: England

King William dies, is succeeded by his sister-in-law, Anne.

1702, October 28: King William County, Virginia

Thomas MackGehee receives a land patent for 256 acres, which is re-affirmed in 1713.

1704: King William County, Virginia 1714, August 1: England

Queen Anne dies, is succeeded by George I, son and successor of Ernest Augustus as Elector of Hanover.

1715, September 9: Braemar, Scotland

“Bobbing John” Erskine, the Earl of Mar, champions James Edward Stuart, son of King James II (who was deposed in 1688), in “the ’15,” the first Jacobite rebellion. The rebellion quickly fizzles.

1724, July 27: King William County, Virginia

The last will and testament of Thomas MackGehee is recorded. If Thomas was born in 1658, he was 66 when he died.

1727, June 10: Germany

King George I dies, is succeeded as King of Britain by his son George II.

1734: Inverlochlarig Beag, Scotland

Rob Roy dies peacefully at home of old age.

1745, August 19: Glenfinnan, Scotland

James Edward Stuart’s son, Charles Edward (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”), begins his campaign to claim the British throne from George II in “the ’45.”

1746, April 16: Culloden Moor, near Inverness, Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highland forces are defeated, and the prince is put to flight. After a long and dangerous chase across Scotland, he finally escapes to France in September.

1760, October 25: England

King George II dies and is succeeded by his grandson — George III.

1775, April 19: Concord, Massachusetts

“The Shot Heard Round the World” begins the American Revolution.

1775: Britain

The MacGregor Proscription enacted in 1603, lifted in 1661 and re-imposed in 1693, is repealed once and for all.

1776, July 4: Philadelphia

The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.

1779: At or near Charlottesville, Virginia

A group of local landowners draft and sign a Declaration of Independence for Albemarle County, home of Thomas Jefferson. Among the signers: William McGehee, son of James MackGehee.

1781: Yorktown, Virginia

After being defeated in battle here by the shores of the York River not far from the sites of Virginia’s first and second colonial capitals, Lord Cornwallis, commanding British forces seeking to put down rebellion in Virginia, surrenders to General George Washington, effectively ending the American Revolution.

Thomas McGehee is listed for 250 acres on Virginia Quit Rent Rolls.

1706, June 7: King William County, Virginia

Thomas MackGehee, Samuel Norment and William Lacey are sworn as appraisers of the estate of Alexander Autry, the value of which they place at 4000 pounds of tobacco.

1707: England

The Act of Union dissolves the Scottish Parliament in favor of a unified British Parliament in London.

1712: Scotland

The Duke of Montrose (4th Marquis) quarrels with Rob Roy MacGregor over a sum of money, beginning the feud that was the basis for the recent movie starring Liam Neeson. The real-life feud ends years later when Montrose realizes he can never get the better of his nemesis.  (continued on the next page)

1714, August 1: England

Queen Anne dies, is succeeded by George I, son and successor of Ernest Augustus as Elector of Hanover.

1715, September 9: Braemar, Scotland

“Bobbing John” Erskine, the Earl of Mar, champions James Edward Stuart, son of King James II (who was deposed in 1688), in “the ’15,” the first Jacobite rebellion. The rebellion quickly fizzles.

1724, July 27: King William County, Virginia

The last will and testament of Thomas MackGehee is recorded. If Thomas was born in 1658, he was 66 when he died.

1727, June 10: Germany

King George I dies, is succeeded as King of Britain by his son George II.

1734: Inverlochlarig Beag, Scotland

Rob Roy dies peacefully at home of old age.

1745, August 19: Glenfinnan, Scotland

James Edward Stuart’s son, Charles Edward (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”), begins his campaign to claim the British throne from George II in “the ’45.”

1746, April 16: Culloden Moor, near Inverness, Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highland forces are defeated, and the prince is put to flight. After a long and dangerous chase across Scotland, he finally escapes to France in September.

1760, October 25: England

King George II dies and is succeeded by his grandson — George III.

1775, April 19: Concord, Massachusetts

“The Shot Heard Round the World” begins the American Revolution.

1775: Britain

The MacGregor Proscription enacted in 1603, lifted in 1661 and re-imposed in 1693, is repealed once and for all.

1776, July 4: Philadelphia

The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.

1779: At or near Charlottesville, Virginia

A group of local landowners draft and sign a Declaration of Independence for Albemarle County, home of Thomas Jefferson. Among the signers: William McGehee, son of James MackGehee.

1781: Yorktown, Virginia

After being defeated in battle here by the shores of the York River not far from the sites of Virginia’s first and second colonial capitals, Lord Cornwallis, commanding British forces seeking to put down rebellion in Virginia, surrenders to General George Washington, effectively ending the American Revolution.

 

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Descendants of Majory Stewart

 

Majory Stewart (GRANDDAUGHTER OF KING ROBERT

DE BRUCE)

1344 - 1417

...  +Eoin Mor MacDomhnaille - Lord of the Isles

 

1.  Donald MacDomhnaille

.....+Margaret Leslie

2.  Alexander MacDomhnaille 1380 -

......+Daughter of MacPhee or Elizabeth de Seton 1380

3.  Hugh MacDomhnaille 1410 - 1498

.......+Mary 1410 -

4.  Donald Galloch MacDonald 1440 - 1506

.....+daughter of MacDonald's of Ireland

5  Donald Grammach MacDonald 1470 - 1534

.......+Margaret Bisset, daughter of MacEoin Bisset, Lord of the Glens

6   Donald Gorum MacDonald 1500 - 1537

.........+Margaret McLeod

7 Archibald MacDonald 1550

....+Margaret MacDonald

8   Donald MacDonald 1570 - 1644

............ +Janet McKenzie 1570 -

9   James McDonald 1643 - 1678

10   [113] Marian McDonald 1620 - (CHIEF'S DAUGHTER)

....+[101] Patrick MacGregor 1620 - (NAME CHANGE)

.11   [102] Thomas MacGehee 1660 - 1724 (COMES TO AMERICA AND AGAIN CHANGES THEIR NAME)

.......+[103] Ann Bastrop 1650 - 1724

12   [104] William McGehee 1689 -

....+[105] Mary Carr

13   [106] John March Mcgehee, Sr. 1725 - 1801

....+[107] Ann Graves

14   [108] John McGehee

.....1 748/49 - 1825

.....+[109] Mary Steward 1756

15   [110] Garrett Connor McGehee - 1830

.....+[111] Nancy Harris 1780 - 184

16   [1] Alexander Stewart McGehee 1826 - 1893

.....+[2] Mary Jane Thompson

17   [3] Frances Pierce McGeHee 1852 - 1929

....+[4] Charles Thomas Terrell 1852 - 1923

18   [5] Early Thomas Terrell 1882 - 1967

.....+[6] Ophelia Louise Harris 1884 - 1968

19   [7] James Emmett Terrell 1911 - 1967

.....+[8] Nannie Belle Clendenin 1910 - 1972

20   [9] Nancy Terrell 1940 -

....+[10] M.F. "Bud" Longnecker (Dr.) 1936 -21   [11] Michael Emmett Longnecker 1964 -

.......+[12] Tina Wendy Hilty 1961 -

22   [13] Taylor Hilty Longnecker 1989 -

.................... 21   [14] Gregory Stuart Longnecker 1966 -

.......................... +[15] Helen Hernandez 1965 -

..................... 22   [16] Lauren Longnecker 1988 -

.................... *2nd Wife of [14] Gregory Stuart Longnecker:

.......................... +[17] Stacy Marie Weinkel 1977 -

..................... 22   [18] Christian Terrell Longnecker 1997 -

..................... 22   [19] Hannah Marie Longnecker 1998 -

................... 20   [20] James Emmett Terrell, Jr. 1944 -

.................. 19   [21] Earley Thomas Terrell, Jr. 1907 - 1955

........................ +[22] Eugenia Jackson Beazley

................... 20   [23] Betty Jeanne Terrell 1931 -

......................... +[24] Beverly Monroe Wilkerson

.................... 21   [25] Kenneth Earley Wilkerson 1952 -

.......................... +[26] C. J. Dowling

..................... 22   [27] Megan Lynn Wilkerson

.................... 21   [28] Beverly Anne Wilkerson 1954 -

.................... 21   [29] Sheryl Mae Wilkerson 1958 -

.......................... +[30] Gary W. McNeeley

..................... 22   [31] Thomas Randolph McNeeley 1959 -

.................... 21   [32] Thomas Randolph Wilkerson 1959 -

................... 20   [33] Anne Jackson Terrell 1934 -

......................... +[34] Richard Everett Kirkpatrick 1931 -

.................... 21   [35] David Lee Kirkpatrick 1954 -

.......................... +[36] Penny Monroe

..................... 22   [37] David Lee Kirkpatrick II

.................... 21   [38] Gayle Renee Kirkpatrick 1956 -

.................... 21   [39] Michael Earley Kirkpatrick 1958 -

.................... 21   [40] Douglas Bryan Kirkpatrick 1959 -

................... 20   [41] Mary Lou Terrell Terrell 1939 -

......................... +[42] Bobby Turner 1940 -

.................... 21   [43] Terrell Anne Turner 1960 -

.................... 21   [44] Faith Lynn Turner 1963 -

.................. 19   [45] Frances NelsonTerrell 1915 - 1972

........................ +[46] Henry Drewry Kerr 1914 -

................... 20   [47] Henry Drewry Kerr III 1941 -

......................... +[48] Cheryle Strong 1944 -

.................... 21   [49] Michelle Lynne Kerr 1968 -

.................... 21   [50] Stephen Phillip Kerr 1972 -

................... 20   [51] Martha Robbins Kerr 1947 -

......................... +[52] Clifford Allen Randolph

.................. 19   [53] Martha Louise Terrell 1920 -

........................ +[54] Nathan Lenoir Riddle 1923 -

................... 20   [55] Michael Lenoir Riddle 1954 -

......................... +[56] Andrea Jean Berry 1952 -

.................... 21   [57] Mark Andrew Riddle 1977 -

.................... 21   [58] Brian Christopher Riddle 1978 -

................... 20   [59] Alan Terrell Riddle 1957 -

......................... +[60] Denise Elaine Edgeman

.................... 21   [61] James Tobias Wheeler 1978 -

.................... 21   [62] Terrell Edgeman Riddle 1984 -

................... +62 Stacy

…………….. 22             [63] Terrell Jordan Riddle             2005

................. 18   [64] Emmett Hermann Terrell 1878 -

....................... +[65] Daisy Ellett

.................. 19   [66] Virginia Terrell

.................. 19   [67] Margaret Terrell

................. 18   [68] Hervey Rosser Terrell 1880 -

....................... +[69] Lucy Vaughn 1880 -

.................. 19   [70] Robert Terrell

........................ +[71] Millie

................... 20   [72] Jane Terrell

................... 20   [73] Susan Terrell

................... 20   [74] Martha Terrell

................. 18   [75] Joseph Stuart Terrell 1886 - 1950

....................... +[76] Roberta Y. Winfrey 1882 - 1965

.................. 19   [77] Joseph Stuart Terrell, Jr. l 1917 - 1980

........................ +[78] Katherine Hunt Galusha 1917 -

................... 20   [79] Katherine Winfrey Terrell 1948 -

......................... +[80] Charles Brenton (Dr.)

.................... 21   [81] Joseph Daniel Brenton

.................. 19   [82] William Winfrey Layne Terrell 1919 -

........................ +[83] Lillian May Shelton 1922 -

................... 20   [84] Mary Louise Terrell 1956 -

................... 20   [85] W. W. L. Terrell 1959 -

................... 20   [86] Martha Irene Terrell 1964 -

.................. 19   [87] Hervey Rossner Terrell 1920 - 1964

........................ +[88] Lillian D. Sibold 1923 -

................... 20   [89] HR. Terrell, Jr 1948 -

......................... +[90] Eleanor Hudson

.................... 21   [91] Shaun R. Terrell

.................... 21   [92] Margaret Ann Terrell

................... 20   [93] Margaret Ann Terrell 1951 -

................... 20   [94] Jean Stuart Terrell 1957 -

.................. 19   [95] Roberta Frances Terrell 1925 -

........................ +[96] John Parker Jarvis, Jr.

................... 20   [97] Alice Roberta Jarvis 1948 -

......................... +[98] Leslie F. Howell, Jr. 1946 -

................... 20   [99] John Stuart Jarvis 1954 -

................... 20   [100] David Terrell Jarvis 1959 -

 

Descendants of Garrett Connor McGehee –

 

1  Garrett Connor McGehee b: Abt. 1799 in Louisa County, Virginia

... +Elizabeth Lewis Cole b: Abt. 1803 in Louisa County, Virginia m: 12 January 1824 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Lewis Cole McGehee b: 23 July 1825 in Louisa County, Virginia

...... +Mary Jane Keasear b: Abt. 1829 in Louisa County, Virginia m: 23 September 1846 in Louisa County, Virginia

..... 3  John L. McGehee b: Abt. 1847

..... 3  Mary E. McGehee b: Abt. 1849

..... 3  George D.? McGehee b: Abt. 1851 in Louisa County, Virginia

..... 3  Fannie A. McGehee b: Abt. 1858 in Louisa County, Virginia

.......... +Peter G. Wood m: 05 December 1878 in Cabell County, West Virginia

......... 4  [2] Stella Wood

.............. +[1] Lee F. McGehee

..... 3  Henry C. McGehee b: Abt. 1860 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Alexander Stewart McGehee b: 16 September 1826 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 13 April 1914 in Hanover County, Virginia

...... +Mary Jane Thompson b: 30 November 1831 in Virginia m: 14 August 1848 in Louisa County, Virginia

..... 3  Sarah Blanche McGehee b: 23 June 1849 in Virginia d: 06 July 1939 in Virginia

.......... +John Lewis Thompson b: Abt. 1834 m: 06 September 1868 in Pigeon Hill, Hanover County, Virginia

..... 3  Mary E. McGehee b: Abt. 1856 in Virginia

..... 3  Lucy J. McGehee b: Abt. 1858 in Virginia

..... 3  Alice P. McGehee b: Abt. 1860 in Virginia

..... 3  Charles M. McGehee b: Abt. 1865 in Virginia

..... 3  John S. McGehee b: Abt. 1868 in Virginia

..... 3  Earnest H. McGehee b: Abt. 1873 in Virginia

..... 3  Edward M. McGehee b: Abt. 1875 in Virginia

3.  Fannie Pierce McGehee, b.  27 Nov. 1852, in Spotsylvania County, VA d, April 29, 1929, Hanover County, VA  m. Charles W. Terrell, b. May 30, 1852, Hanover VA; d. June 19, 1923, Hanover Co., VA.  He was the son of Joseph Carr Terrell and Ann E. Terrell.  Their children were -

A. Dr. Emmett Herman Terrell, b. May 10, 1878, Beaver Dam, Hanover Co., VA; m. Daisy Ellett.  They had two daughters.

1.   Virginia Terrell m. Austin Sydnor.  They lived in Richmond, VA  They had two children -

a.  Dr. Austin Sydnor, Jr. Charlottesville, VA

   b.  a daughter – no information

B. Hervey Rosser Terrell,  b.  Aug. 20, 1880, Beaver Dam, Hanover  Co., VA;  m.   Lucy Vaughn. Our most wonderful Aunt Lucy.  He died on Jan. 10, 1920. She died in the early 1940’s  They had the following children –

1. Charles F. Terrell.  M. Rena Street  - They had one daughter

a. Rena Street Terrell who is married and living in North

Carolina

(1.)

(2.)

3. Dr. Robert Vaughn Terrell.  He was in practice with Uncle Emmett Terrell.  He married Mildred Middleton and they had 3 daughters and grand children

a. Susan Terrell

(1.)

(2.)

b. Martha Terrell

c. Jane Terrell  m. Ernie Neer

4. Dora Terrell m. E. H. Williams, Jr.  of Richmond, Va.  They had two sons and two daughters

5. Ann Terrell m. J. H. Garrett of Irvington, VA  They have I son and 4 daughters and also grandchildren

C. 4.  Earley Thomas Terrell, b. May 13, 1882, d. 1966 Beaver Dam, Hanover Co., VA. M. Ophelia Harris b.  1882  d. 1967

1. Dr. Earley Thomas Terrell, Jr. m. Jean Beasley

a. Jean

b. Anne

c. Mary Lou

2. 5.  Emmett Terrell,  b. August 16, 1911 Beaver Dam, Hanover County, VA; d. Nov. 7, 1967  Evansville, IN. m.  Nannie Belle Clendenin, b. Dec. 18, 1910 in Greensboro, NC.  D. April 2, 1972 in Greensboro, N. C.

a. 6.  Nancy Clendenin Terrell b. Jan. 12, 1940, Richmond, VA; m. Dr. Morton Franklin Longnecker, Jr. b. Dec. 12, 1936, Winchester, IN  (Nancy kept the surname of Terrell during her life)

(1.) 7.  Michael Emmett Longnecker b. Jan. 20, 1964; Biloxi, MS m. Christine Hilty  b.  Dec. 12, 1961;  Paris, France

(a.) Taylor Hilty Longnecker b.  July 10, 1989; Bar Harbour, ME

(2.) 7.  Gregory Stewart Longnecker b. April 4, 1966, Bethesda, MD. m.  Helen Hernandez b.  Oct. 16, 1966

(a.) Lauren Elizabeth Longnecker b. June 30, 1988; Honolulu, HI

(b.) Christian Terrell Longnecker b.  Aug. 19, 1996;  Honolulu, HI.

(c.) Hannah Marie Longnecker b. Aug. 15, 1997;  Honolulu, HI

b. James Emmett Terrell, Jr.  b.  March 14, 1944 Richmond, VA d.  Aug. 19, 1989, New York City, N.Y.

3. Francis Terrell m. Drury Kerr

a. Henry (Biff) Kerr m. Cheryl  

(1)

(2)

b. Robin Terrell

4. Martha Terrell m. Nat Riddle

a. Michael Riddle m. Andrea

(1) Brian Riddle

(2)

b. Alan Riddle m. Denise Wedgeman

  (1.)  Terry Riddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. 2  William Graves McGehee b: 27 March 1828 in Louisa County, Virginia

...... +Amanda M. Lancaster b: Abt. 1825 in Virginia m: 11 December 1848 in Virginia

..... 3  Malcomb W. McGehee b: 22 March 1850 in Culpepper County, Virginia d: 19 May 1917 in Orange County, Virginia

.......... +Elizabeth Munday b: 17 March 1846 in Albemarle County, Virginia d: 17 October 1917 in Staunton, Virginia m: 19 January 1873 in Albemarle County, Virginia

......... 4  Belle Minor McGehee b: in Louisa County, Virginia d: 02 April 1914

.............. +William Warner Fitch

......... 4  Stewart Dickerson McGehee

.............. +Anne Lee Carper

......... 4  Lottie Walker McGehee b: 28 April 1877 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 28 July 1940 in Louisa County, Virginia

.............. +George E. Ficklin

......... 4  Ashly Wharton (Jack) McGehee b: 08 December 1878 in Louisa County, Virginia

.............. +Mena Towsey

......... 4  Roy Temple (Jim) McGehee b: 12 December 1879 in Louisa County, Virginia

......... 4  Ida Malcolm McGehee b: 18 April 1883 in Louisa County, Virginia

.............. +Oland W. Root

......... 4  Thomas Allen McGehee b: 22 November 1884 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 23 September 1907

......... 4  Harry Scott McGehee b: 1885

..... 3  James McGehee b: Abt. 1852 in Virginia

..... 3  Mary E. McGehee b: Abt. 1853 in Virginia

..... 3  Thomas A. McGehee b: Abt. 1855 in Virginia

..... 3  Susan McGehee b: Abt. 1857 in Virginia

..... 3  John McGehee b: Abt. 1859 in Virginia

. 2  Mary Ann McGehee b: 03 May 1830 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 30 April 1832 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Albert Galatin McGehee b: 29 February 1832 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 20 September 1900 in Simpson, Kentucky (Paralysis of the throat)

...... +Maranda A. Kennon b: Abt. 1829 in Madison County, Virginia m: 09 November 1857 in Virginia

..... 3  Nicy H. McGehee b: Abt. 1859 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Andrew Jackson McGehee b: 08 February 1834 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 1912 in Orange County, Virginia

...... +Mary J. Hambleton b: Abt. 1841 in Louisa County, Virginia m: 27 October 1855 in Virginia

..... 3  William G. McGehee b: Abt. 1857 in Louisa County, Virginia

..... 3  George McGehee b: Abt. 1859 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Matilda Jane McGehee b: 02 May 1836 in Louisa County, Virginia d: in Orange County, Virginia

...... +Walker O. Bartley m: 14 February 1854 in Virginia

..... 3  Theodore E. Bartley b: 15 December 1855 in Louisa County, Virginia

.......... +Mollie H. Meacham

. 2  Sarah Elizabeth McGehee b: 05 June 1838 in Louisa County, Virginia d: in Virginia

...... +A. J. Mason m: 26 November 1856 in Virginia

. 2  Garrett Connor McGehee, Jr. b: 19 December 1839 in Louisa County, Virginia d: 1905

...... +Georgia Ann Harris b: Abt. 1847 in Virginia m: 19 February 1865 in Virginia

..... 3  [1] Lee F. McGehee

.......... +[2] Stella Wood

..... 3  Ada C. McGehee b: Abt. 1864 in Virginia

..... 3  Eddie A. McGehee b: Abt. 1866 in Virginia

..... 3  Hugh C. McGehee b: Abt. 1868 in Virginia

..... 3  Charles D. McGehee b: Abt. 1870 in Virginia

..... 3  Walter R. McGehee b: Abt. 1872 in Virginia

..... 3  Parker R. McGehee b: Abt. 1873 in Virginia

..... 3  James L. McGehee b: Abt. 1875 in Virginia

..... 3  Elma G. McGehee b: Abt. 1877 in Virginia

..... 3  Willie G. McGehee b: Abt. 1879 in Virginia

. 2  Maria Louisa McGehee b: 13 October 1841 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Susan Ann McGehee b: 17 April 1844 in Louisa County, Virginia d: in Louisa County, Virginia

...... +George L. Hillman m: 13 February 1873 in Virginia

. 2  John Samuel McGehee b: 06 October 1845 in Louisa County, Virginia d: February 1846 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  Virginia Catherine McGehee b: 17 April 1847 in Louisa County, Virginia d: in Shenandoah County, Virginia

...... +George E. Ware m: 21 December 1871 in Louisa County, Virginia

. 2  James Allen McGehee b: 13 July 1850 in Louisa County, Virginia

...... +Alice Bell Blackmore b: Abt. 1848 m: 23 December 1869 in Augusta County, Virginia

He is the son of John March McGehee, Jr. and Mary Stewart

THE SADDEST TALE ON THIS WEBSITE CONCERNS OUR ANCESTORS THE MACDONALDS AND THE GLENCOE MASSACRE - THE SURVIVORS CHANGED THEIR NAMES TO MCGREGOR AND THEN TO MCGEEHEE WHEN THEY CAME TO AMERICA.  HERE IS WHAT KING WILLIAM OF ORANGE (WILLIAM & MARY) DID TO OUR ANCESTORS.  THIS MAKES ME MUCH MORE PROUD OF MY SCOTTISH ANCESTRY THAN IT DOES OF OUR ENGLISH FOREFATHERS.

 

 The Glencoe Massacre

On February 13, 1692, a tragedy occurred in the small valley of Glencoe in Scotland. The McIan's of the MacDonald Clan were wiped out in an early morning massacre. None were spared, not even the women and children, although a few of the McIan's managed to disappear into the early morning mist and cold.

 

It seems that politics and a personal vendetta brought on this incident, but there is some doubt. The facts are clear in some areas, which allows an analysis, but the touchy politics involved during this period requires that the reader form their own conclusions. It was a time of religious upheaval and one of political turmoil.

 

The Catholic, Protestant, and Presbyterian religions were all locked in a struggle for supremacy, which frequently turned violent. Add to this volatile mix, torn loyalties for the ousted King Charles II, and his replacement William of Orange. Charles II was the rightful King, but an unpopular one. While William of Orange, even though he was of the Stuart line, was considered a despicable 'Englander' in the Highlands. As one can see, there were plenty of things to fight about.

 

William of Orange, however, did not care much for or about the Highlands, as they were but a small portion of the kingdom. But he did require that their Clan Chiefs submit an oath of fealty to him as their King. This was an effort to pacify the region, as violence in the Highlands tended to spill over into the rest of the country. To 'manage' this area, he placed his trust in John Dalyrmple, Minister of Scotland and Master of the Stair.

 

It seems that there was a deadline placed on the swearing of fealty to the new King. This deadline was New Years Day 1692. This complicated matters for John Dalyrmple, as you can imagine, for getting any Scot to swear an oath to any King was difficult already. But with the threat of force hanging over their heads, most of the Clan Chiefs soon relented and journeyed to Inverarary. It is here that things get interesting, as one Clan Chief, either through error or purposely was told to report to Fort William. This was the Chief of the McIan of Clan MacDonald.

 

It appears that this was done purposely by John Dalyrmple, in order to cause the man to be late in his swearing of the oath or pledge. Upon arrival at Fort William, Ian was told to go to Inverarary and of course was late. But the sheriff who was to receive his oath was late also, even later than the chief was. The Clan Chief of the McIan swore his oath and went home, assuming everything was fine.

 

One month later, the small McIan Clan received visitors. The leader of the group was the chieftain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon (Glen Lyon). Most of the remainder of the visiting party were members of the Campbell Clan. They stayed with the McIan Clan for two weeks generally visiting and enjoying an atmosphere of friendship. There was drinking, feasting and dancing that was enjoyed by all.  

 

The atmosphere however, was a blatant lie, as Robert Campbell carried orders from John Dalyrmple himself, which was the cause of the 'visit'. It seems that John Dalyrmple used the late swearing of the oath as an excuse, and either through personal vendetta or as an example had ordered the killing of the McIans. The text of the note giving the order follows:

 

To Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon ' For Their Majesties' Service'

 

Sir, You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the M'Donalds, of Glencoe and putt all to the sword under seventy. You are to have special care that the old fox and his sons doe upon no account escape your hands. You are to secure all the avenues, that no man may escape. This you are to putt in execution at five o'clock in the morning precisely, and by that time, or very shortly after it, I'll strive to be att you with a stronger party. If I doe not come to you att five, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on. This is by the King's special command, for the good of the country, that these miscreants be cutt off root and branch. See that this be putt in execution without feud or favour, else you may expect to be treated as not true to the king's government, nor a man fitt to carry a commission in the king's service. Expecting you will not faill in the fulfilling hereof as you love yourself, I subscribe these with my hand.

 

Master of the Stair

(John Dalyrmple)

So at five a.m. on the morning of February 2, 1692, the Campbell led group carried out their orders. Most of the McIan's were sleeping and died quickly without giving warning to the rest. Some however managed to escape into the cold and snow and later died of exposure. Among the forty or so killed were two women and two children. McIan's wife was roughed up, had her finger bit off for her gold ring, and she was left to die.

 

Fortunately, some of the McIan's did survive that dreadful day. But the manner in which the massacre took place offended almost all of the Highlanders, and thus caused the violence the King was attempting to prevent. After this incident many Highlanders were against William of Orange and this may have led to the 'rising of 1715'.  

 

Even though the Glencoe Massacre happened more than 300 years ago, it is still a sensitive issue in the Highlands - and it will remain so for as long as there are MacDonalds to remember that fateful day.

 

 

 

 

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TO YOUR RIGHT -

Malcolm Wharton McGehee, w/ Sister and Brothers -

Richard, Mack (standing), Elizabeth, Albert, Thomas -

 

All are from Louisa County, VA and while not in our direct family line are cousins.  Lousia County just isn't that big!