The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth PatilloAge: 84 years17581842

Elizabeth Patillo
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Caruthers
Birth about 1758
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 17 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 -
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The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
MarriageRobert CaruthersView this family
about 1785 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary “Polly” Caruthers
1794 (Age 36 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 35 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 45 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Marriage of a childGeorge PattonMary “Polly” CaruthersView this family
before 1810 (Age 52 years)

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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 54 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Margaret Adelaide Patton
about 1820 (Age 62 years)
Death of a husbandRobert Caruthers
October 4, 1828 (Age 70 years)
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Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 74 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 77 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 -
Death 1842 (Age 84 years)
Family with Robert Caruthers - View this family
Robert Caruthers
Birth: about 1762 47 47Burke, North Carolina, United States
Death: October 4, 1828Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States
Elizabeth Patillo
Birth: about 1758Burke, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1842Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: about 1785Lincoln, North Carolina, United States
10 years
Mary “Polly” Caruthers
Birth: 1794 32 36Burke, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1850Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States

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