The Shemwell Family

William Ethelbert FreelandAge: 81 years18031884

William Ethelbert Freeland
Given names
William Ethelbert
Birth July 28, 1803 42 31
MarriageElizabeth CraneView this family

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a sisterZaenett Freeland
October 22, 1805 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 8 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 -
Death of a fatherRobert Freeland
August 27, 1823 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Fayette Ferdinand Freeland
January 17, 1829 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Virginia Elvira Freeland
November 30, 1830 (Age 27 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 28 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#3Zaenett Priscilla Freeland
March 14, 1833 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4George Thomas Freeland
August 12, 1835 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 32 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 daughter
#5Maria Rebecca Freeland
April 5, 1838 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#6Sallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
August 11, 1842 (Age 39 years)
Death of a motherPriscilla Gover Sewall
February 25, 1843 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Frances Diana Dare Freeland
November 9, 1844 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8Agnes Amelia Freeland
June 29, 1847 (Age 43 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 42 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 daughterAgnes Amelia Freeland
August 21, 1852 (Age 49 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 53 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Marriage of a childGeorge Thomas FreelandWilhelmina LylesView this family
December 6, 1860 (Age 57 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Wesley ShemwellSallie Eliza Christiana FreelandView this family
before 1864 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Dr. Joseph Freeland Shemwell
May 25, 1864 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge H DysonMary Elizabeth FreelandView this family
April 24, 1865 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 57 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 -
Birth of a grandson
#2Wesley Shemwell
February 27, 1866 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 63 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 63 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a grandson
#3William S Shemwell
1868 (Age 64 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Crane
June 15, 1868 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 65 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 -
Marriage of a childRichard Levin LylesFrances Diana Dare FreelandView this family
February 3, 1870 (Age 66 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#4Eliza Rebecca Shemwell
April 21, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Fayette Shemwell
1872 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6Sallie Shemwell
August 27, 1873 (Age 70 years)
Death of a granddaughterSallie Shemwell
June 8, 1874 (Age 70 years)
Death of a daughterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 28, 1874 (Age 71 years)
Burial of a daughterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 30, 1874 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Saint Paul's Episcopal Cemetery
Note: Shemwell, Sallie [Mrs.]
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Zeanette Lyles
March 1877 (Age 73 years)
Death of a grandsonFayette Shemwell
1878 (Age 74 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 74 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterZaenett Freeland
September 29, 1880 (Age 77 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Wesley ShemwellZaenett Priscilla FreelandView this family
after 1880 (Age 76 years)

Death October 5, 1884 (Age 81 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Robert Freeland
Birth: March 7, 1761 30 20Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Death: August 27, 1823Christ Church, Calvert, Maryland, United States
Priscilla Gover Sewall
Birth: February 4, 1772 26 22Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: February 25, 1843Callaway, Missouri, United States
Marriage: about 1802Calvert, Maryland, United States
19 months
2 years
younger sister
Zaenett Freeland
Birth: October 22, 1805 44 33Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: September 29, 1880Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Family with Elizabeth Crane - View this family
22 months
2 years
Zaenett Priscilla Freeland
Birth: March 14, 1833 29 25Maryland, United States
Death: October 23, 1903Calvert, Maryland, United States
2 years
4 years
2 years
3 years

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