The Shemwell Family

Susannah Dodson1875

Susannah Dodson
Given names
Married name
Susannah Vittitoe
MarriageThomas VittitoeView this family

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase

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

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 daughter
#1Clara Vittitoe
after 1818
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
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
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 -
Marriage of a childThomas D Acuff Jr.Clara VittitoeView this family
July 10, 1839
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Frances Jane “Frankie” Acuff
after 1839

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary “Polly” Acuff
September 18, 1841
Birth of a grandson
#3Stokely Acuff
April 6, 1844
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Amanda “Mandy” Acuff
about 1846
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Phoebe P Acuff
March 1848
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 grandson
#6Samuel L Acuff
October 7, 1849
Birth of a grandson
#7John Wesley Acuff
December 4, 1852
Birth of a grandson
#8Rev. James Thomas Acuff
April 8, 1855
Birth of a grandson
#9Cannon S Acuff
about 1858
Birth of a grandson
#10Millard Filmore Acuff
November 25, 1858
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Almira Acuff
February 1860
Birth of a grandson
#12Robert Thornburg Acuff
December 1860
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Eula June Acuff

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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
#14William Sherman Acuff
May 10, 1866
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 granddaughterAlmira Acuff
before 1870
Note: Almira is in the 1860 Census-6mo. old then disappears. -b
Death of a granddaughterAmanda “Mandy” Acuff
between 1871 and 1877
Death 1875
Family with Thomas Vittitoe - View this family
Thomas Vittitoe
Birth: 1795 26 22Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 1879Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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