Samuel McGaha, minor heirs, #147984 (Margaret, Linia, Sarah, Hannah)

F. G. McGaha guardian of the minor children of Samuel McGaha who was a private of Co E, 2nd Regiment Tenn Cavalry Vols

Jane McGaha, mother of the children, died on or about 04/18/1857 and that Samuel McGaha did not remarry after the death of his wife Jane McGaha [this is incorrect; he did remarry]

[recorded in Jefferson County, Tn] Agnes Roberts and Lucy Large of Cocke County were both present at the dates of births of the following name children of Samuel McGaha:

Margaret, born 11/16/1850

Lavina, born 04/09/1852

Sarah A., born 10/11/1853

Hanah, born 04/09/1855

pension file includes a copy of the marriage license of Samuel McGaughy and Amanda Tucker, dated 05/12/1860; from Sevier County

State of South Carolina, Greenville County – Amanda Magathey, widow of Sam’l Magatha – 07/26/1905 – She had lived in the city some 30 years; raised three small girls, daughters of her deceased daughter, Rebecca J. Mays; her son-in-law, Benj. Mays. She came to this city claiming to have come from near Brevard Court House in NC and always claimed her husband, Sam’l Magatha, was born and raised in Cock County, Tennessee, and died from disease while in the Federal army, in the Federal Hospital at Nashville, TN.

09/27/1880 – Amanda McGaha, widow of Sam’l McGaha, swore that the children of her late husband by his former wife never lived with her but were taken to another county by their relations before she married and she had no record of them.

07/26/1880 – Amanda McGaha swore that her husband, Samuel McGaha, had six children by his former wife: William, Elizabeth, Sarah A., Margaret, Hannah, and Jackson; all of them are dead except two; she does not know the names of the two living. She had two children by Samuel: Rebecca Jane, born 02/11/1861 in Transylvania County, NC; Pheby, born 07/09/1862 in Cocke County, Tn.

Amanda McGaha swore that Samuel told her that he had five children by his first wife. She saw three of them in Cocke County: William, Hannah, and Margaret. The other two lived in Blount County. Her children are Rebecca Jane and Phebe Ellen.

Samuel McGaha died 04/06/1864 of measles