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Biographical Sketch of Charles J. McGehee

CHARLES J. McGEHEE was born December 8, 1840, in Todd County, Ky.; is the son of Carr and Lucy (Tate) McGehee-both natives of Louisa County, Va. The father was a farmer, and soldier in the war of 1812. He first furnished a substitute and later volunteered; his death occurred in 1852, aged fifty-five. The mother died in 1852, aged fifty-one. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The parents came to Todd County in 1825, and settled in the southern portion of the county, where Charles J. was born and raised; he remained there till 1861; he first owned 109 acres, which was a part of the old home-stead; this he afterward sold and located on this farm, consisting of sixty-five acres, where he now resides. His location and surroundings are among the nicest in this part of the county. He can raise on this farm almost anything that can be produced in this latitude. He was married October 12, 1865, to Mrs. Sarah J. (Edwards) Martin. She Is a daughter of H. B. and Elizabeth Edwards, of this county; both Mr. and Mrs. McGehee are members of the Christian Church; the former is a member of the Masonic order, Kirkmansville Lodge, No. 615.

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