The Shemwell Family

Rebecca Crook1782

Rebecca Crook
Given names
Married name
Rebecca Singleton
Birth about 1782
MarriageJohn SingletonView this family

Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 11 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a daughter
#1Rebecca Vines Singleton
March 30, 1803 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 21 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 30 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 -
Marriage of a childIsaac Holmes WallerRebecca Vines SingletonView this family
June 25, 1828 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Jane Waller
January 16, 1829 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 50 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a grandson
#2William M Waller
about 1833 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nancy Elizabeth Waller
about 1834 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 53 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 grandson
#4James M Waller
about 1836 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5John William Waller
estimated 1839 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Matilda J Waller
estimated 1840 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Ann Eliza Waller
January 1842 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Simeon R Waller
estimated 1844 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Virginia W Waller
estimated 1846 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 64 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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Martha H Waller
October 1850 (Age 68 years)
Death of a husbandJohn Singleton
estimated 1850 (Age 68 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 75 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a grandsonWilliam M Waller
March 14, 1861 (Age 79 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 79 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 85 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 85 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 87 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 -
Death of a daughterRebecca Vines Singleton
July 10, 1876 (Age 94 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 96 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a grandsonJohn William Waller
December 25, 1880 (Age 98 years)

Family with John Singleton - View this family
John Singleton
Birth: estimated 1780Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Death: estimated 1850Meigs, Tennessee, United States

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