The Shemwell Family

Allbrittain “Brit” Sherrod1835

Name
Allbrittain “Brit” Sherrod
Given names
Allbrittain
Nickname
Brit
Surname
Sherrod
Birth June 10, 1835 42 35

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Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 3 months)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Death of a paternal grandfatherRobert Sherrod
September 9, 1836 (Age 14 months)
Birth of a sisterAmanda Sherrod
about 1837 (Age 18 months)

Birth of a brotherFinis Washington Sherrod
September 1, 1843 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 10 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 21 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a fatherThomas S Sherrod
about 1860 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 25 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 31 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 33 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a son
#1Vernon S Sherrod
calculated 1878 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 42 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 18, 1880 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 62 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a sisterElizabeth Rachel Sherrod
1904 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 80 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 81 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 82 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a brotherFinis Washington Sherrod
April 30, 1919 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a brotherFinis Washington Sherrod
1919 (Age 83 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 94 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 106 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Deathunknown

Last change October 13, 201607:55:05

by: Barry Shemwell