The Shemwell Family

George Thomas FreelandAge: 57 years18351892

Name
George Thomas Freeland
Given names
George Thomas
Surname
Freeland
Birth August 12, 1835 32 27

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 50 days)
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
Birth of a sisterMaria Rebecca Freeland
April 5, 1838 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
August 11, 1842 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPriscilla Gover Sewall
February 25, 1843 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Diana Dare Freeland
November 9, 1844 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
June 29, 1847 (Age 11 years)

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 10 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 of a sisterAgnes Amelia Freeland
August 21, 1852 (Age 17 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 21 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
MarriageWilhelmina LylesView this family
December 6, 1860 (Age 25 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 25 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 31 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 31 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death of a motherElizabeth Crane
June 15, 1868 (Age 32 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 33 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 28, 1874 (Age 39 years)
Burial of a sisterSallie Eliza Christiana Freeland
December 30, 1874 (Age 39 years)
Cemetery: Saint Paul's Episcopal Cemetery
Note: Shemwell, Sallie [Mrs.]
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 42 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a fatherWilliam Ethelbert Freeland
October 5, 1884 (Age 49 years)

Death of a sisterMaria Rebecca Freeland
September 17, 1886 (Age 51 years)

Death November 14, 1892 (Age 57 years)

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younger sister
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Family with Wilhelmina Lyles - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 6, 1860

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