The Shemwell Family

Harrison PoseyAge: 63 years17701833

Name
Harrison Posey
Given names
Harrison
Surname
Posey
Birth March 15, 1770 37 36
Death of a paternal grandfatherFrancis “Carpenter” Posey Sr.
before April 23, 1774 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnne Clarke
after April 23, 1774 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Posey
before October 7, 1776 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 4 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 4 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
MarriageSarah MoranView this family
January 6, 1794 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Charity Canterwood Posey
December 4, 1794 (Age 24 years)
Death of a daughterCharity Canterwood Posey
about 1795 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2Charles Posey
September 14, 1796 (Age 26 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Moran
about 1796 (Age 25 years)
MarriageAnn DentView this family
October 31, 1797 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#3John Hatch Dent Posey
July 1, 1798 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 22 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Birth of a son
#4Thomas Posey
December 26, 1800 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#5Peter Dent Posey
January 11, 1803 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 32 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 daughter
#6Mary Ann Posey
June 20, 1805 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7Henrietta Posey
April 13, 1808 (Age 38 years)

Death of a motherHenrietta Musgrove
before June 11, 1811 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#8Harrison Posey Jr.
February 19, 1812 (Age 41 years)

Death of a daughterHenrietta Posey
April 6, 1814 (Age 44 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 41 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
Marriage of a childJohn Hatch Dent PoseyElizabeth ShemwellView this family
March 20, 1824 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childThomas PoseySarah Catherine SwannView this family
January 24, 1826 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childPeter Dent PoseySusan MortonView this family
January 26, 1826 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Elizabeth J Posey
1830 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sonJohn Hatch Dent Posey
February 20, 1830 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 61 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 before March 26, 1833 (Age 63 years)