The Shemwell Family

Clerinda Maletha ShemwellAge: 33 years18381872

Name
Clerinda Maletha Shemwell
Given names
Clerinda Maletha
Surname
Shemwell
Married name
Clerinda Maletha Riggins
Birth December 14, 1838 38 25
Birth of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 22 months)

Death of a brotherZachariah Thomas Shemwell
November 2, 1840 (Age 22 months)

Census 1840 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Narcissus “May” Shemwell
June 23, 1842 (Age 3 years)

Death of a motherMartha Cherry
February 21, 1845 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 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
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Cherry
May 7, 1849 (Age 10 years)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 11 years)
Note: Living with Robert Adams family
Marriage of a parentThomas W ShemwellMildred Elizabeth “Millie” ArmstrongView this family
January 11, 1853 (Age 14 years)
MarriageWilliam M Riggins Jr.View this family
December 22, 1853 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Ann Demaris “Bette” Shemwell
December 31, 1854 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#1Walthen P Riggins
about 1855 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn A Shemwell
December 3, 1855 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2A M Riggins
1856 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLydia Minerva Daniel
September 1856 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Annie E Riggins
January 31, 1857 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Allen Shemwell
December 20, 1857 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Martha Earl Riggins
June 30, 1858 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Mason Shemwell
July 17, 1859 (Age 20 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census September 20, 1860 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAlice Shemwell
April 25, 1862 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMahala May “Ella” Shemwell
May 24, 1864 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 22 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
Birth of a son
#5William Riggins
March 1, 1866 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Isaac Shemwell
October 14, 1867 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 28 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 28 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#6Thomas Magus Riggins
August 28, 1868 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAnn C Shemwell
January 15, 1869 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 30 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
Census August 2, 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Fannie Bell Riggins
November 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSusan Shemwell
May 12, 1871 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Daniel StallsMartha Earl RigginsView this family
Type: Civil marriage
February 26, 1872 (Age 33 years) Wife: 14 years old
Death 1872 (Age 33 years)