The Shemwell Family

Thomas PoseyAge: 64 years18001865

Name
Thomas Posey
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Posey
Birth December 26, 1800 30 30
Birth of a brotherPeter Dent Posey
January 11, 1803 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 2 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Posey
June 20, 1805 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterHenrietta Posey
April 13, 1808 (Age 7 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherHenrietta Musgrove
before June 11, 1811 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherHarrison Posey Jr.
February 19, 1812 (Age 11 years)

Death of a sisterHenrietta Posey
April 6, 1814 (Age 13 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 11 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
MarriageSarah Catherine SwannView this family
January 24, 1826 (Age 25 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Hatch Dent Posey
February 20, 1830 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 31 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Death of a fatherHarrison Posey
before March 26, 1833 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 34 years)
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 wifeSarah Catherine Swann
December 18, 1840 (Age 39 years)

Death of a motherAnn Dent
December 21, 1846 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 45 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 56 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 60 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
Death October 28, 1865 (Age 64 years)