The Shemwell Family

Philip Briscoe

Philip Briscoe
Given names
Rev. War St. Mary's Co. Militia

Note: Maryland Militia in the Rev. war p. 210 appdx. B muster rolls and other lists
Death of a paternal grandfatherDr. Col. Philip Briscoe
January 29, 1724
Death of a paternal grandmotherSusannah Swann
April 25, 1724
Death of a fatherCapt. John Briscoe
January 12, 1734
Birth of a son
#1Dr. John Hansen Briscoe
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The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
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The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Birth of a grandson
#1Thomas Bond Briscoe
Death of a sonDr. John Hansen Briscoe
September 7, 1796
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Death of a grandsonThomas Bond Briscoe
March 26, 1826
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Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -