The Shemwell Family

John William CooperAge: 62 years18181880

John William Cooper
Given names
John William
Birth 1818 45 40

Death of a brotherBennett Cooper
1830 (Age 12 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 14 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 17 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 of a sisterSarah Alston Cooper
June 9, 1837 (Age 19 years)
Death of a motherJinnett Phillaw
before 1839 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a parentEdmund Blount CooperElizabeth FreemanView this family
September 5, 1839 (Age 21 years)

Death of a sisterJane Elenor Cooper
1843 (Age 25 years)

Death of a brotherWhitmel H Cooper
1845 (Age 27 years)

Death of a sisterMary “Polly” Cooper
1845 (Age 27 years)

Death of a fatherEdmund Blount Cooper
1845 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 28 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 brotherEdmund Blount Cooper
about 1858 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 39 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 43 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 -
Death of a brotherJesse Christmas Cooper
November 30, 1867 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 49 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 49 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 51 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 60 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death 1880 (Age 62 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: July 27, 1799Bertie, North Carolina, United States
17 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Sarah Alston Cooper
Birth: February 15, 1802 29 24Bertie, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 9, 1837Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
4 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
Jesse Christmas Cooper
Birth: December 25, 1813 40 35North Carolina, United States
Death: November 30, 1867Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States
5 years
Father’s family with Elizabeth Freeman - View this family
Marriage: September 5, 1839Henry, Tennessee, United States

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