The Shemwell Family

Zeanette Priscilla FreelandAge: 70 years18331903

Zeanette Priscilla Freeland
Given names
Zeanette Priscilla
Married name
Zeanette Priscilla Shemwell
Birth March 14, 1833 29 25
Birth of a brotherGeorge Thomas Freeland
August 12, 1835 (Age 2 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 2 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 -
Birth of a sisterMaria Rebecca Freeland
April 5, 1838 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
August 11, 1842 (Age 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPriscilla Gover Sewall
February 25, 1843 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Diana Dare Freeland
November 9, 1844 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
June 29, 1847 (Age 14 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 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 -
Death of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
August 21, 1852 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 28 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 33 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death of a motherElizabeth Crane
June 15, 1868 (Age 35 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 35 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 -
Birth of a son
#1Fayette Shemwell
1872 (Age 38 years)

Death of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 28, 1874 (Age 41 years)
Burial of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 30, 1874 (Age 41 years)
Cemetery: Saint Paul's Episcopal Cemetery
Note: Shemwell, Sallie [Mrs.]
Death of a sonFayette Shemwell
1878 (Age 44 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 44 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageJohn Wesley ShemwellView this family
after 1880 (Age 46 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Ethelbert Freeland
October 5, 1884 (Age 51 years)

Death of a sisterMaria Rebecca Freeland
September 17, 1886 (Age 53 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Thomas Freeland
November 14, 1892 (Age 59 years)

Death of a sisterFrances Diana Dare Freeland
March 2, 1893 (Age 59 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 65 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterVirginia Elvira Freeland
November 29, 1900 (Age 67 years)

Death of a husbandJohn Wesley Shemwell
March 8, 1903 (Age 69 years)
Burial of a husbandJohn Wesley Shemwell
March 10, 1903 (Age 69 years)
Cemetery: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery
Death October 23, 1903 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery: St. Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery
Last change April 2, 201613:16:12

by: Barry Shemwell