Shortly after the passing of my grandfather Sherman Franklin McGahuey, I had a growing interest in finding who the people were in my past that made me who I am today. Not knowing who my great-grandfather was, I started making phone calls and writing letters to find the person or persons who were keeping track of the family history. To my surprise this person didn’t exist. There were people tracing past generations and people keeping track of current generations of their own branch, but now one individual had taken the task of putting all this gathered information into a book so that everyone could see and enjoy.
In 1983, I came upon the 62 page pamphlet published in 1951 by Georgia McGaughey Brakmo. After spending quite some time reading the pamphlet, I came to the two line reference of my great-grandfather Calvin Luther McGahuey. All that was mentioned of him was his first and last names, and stating that he had two sets of children, and that he was buried in CA. Today, those two lines of Calvin Luther McGahuey information have now been expanded to over 775 lines, making his, of the larger recorded families in the book.
The information originally gathered in 1951 and 1990 for this book was material taken from vital statistics, cemeteries, Bibles, letters, and memories from people when personally contacted. The information in this printing primarily compiled from many sources located on the Internet or the World Wide Web.
Since 1984, I have devoted most of my efforts in continuing the updating of this research that has been neglected for so many years, giving special interest in the 23 children of William McGahey (McGaughey, McGahuey) and descendants. Today since I know the names of William’s brother and sister, I have added their names and lineage to the research.
My special thanks go to those who were closely involved in helping me with this never-ending research. Without these people this printing wouldn’t have been possible. We have many things to look forward to in our lives, the past can easily be put aside and forgotten, we need to remember those people that shaped this country of ours and brought us to where we are today.