The Shemwell Family

Ann DentAge: 76 years17701846

Name
Ann Dent
Given names
Ann
Surname
Dent
Married name
Ann Posey
Birth June 23, 1770
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
MarriageHarrison PoseyView this family
October 31, 1797 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#1John 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
#2Thomas Posey
December 26, 1800 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Peter 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
#4Mary Ann Posey
June 20, 1805 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5Henrietta Posey
April 13, 1808 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a son
#6Harrison Posey Jr.
February 19, 1812 (Age 41 years)

Death of a daughterHenrietta Posey
April 6, 1814 (Age 43 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 53 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 of a husbandHarrison Posey
before March 26, 1833 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 65 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 granddaughterElizabeth J Posey
December 7, 1836 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 75 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 December 21, 1846 (Age 76 years)