The Shemwell Family

John Murray ElamAge: 42 years18131855

John Murray Elam
Given names
John Murray
Birth November 10, 1813
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 -
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 18 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 21 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 -
MarriageAnn Vincent EvansView this family
October 20, 1842 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Ann Elam
February 2, 1844 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Sarah Margaret “Sally” Elam
about 1846 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary M Elam
June 18, 1848 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 32 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 daughter
#4Susan Murray Elam
January 1849 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5William Franklin “Willie” Elam
February 28, 1851 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6Samuel Hugh Elam
April 2, 1855 (Age 41 years)
Death December 6, 1855 (Age 42 years)
Last change November 16, 202000:06:16

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with Ann Vincent Evans - View this family
Marriage: October 20, 1842Tennessee, United States
15 months
Elizabeth Ann Elam
Birth: February 2, 1844 30 25Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 3, 1907Florida, United States
3 years
3 years
Mary M Elam
Birth: June 18, 1848 34 29Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 18, 1888Yazoo, Mississippi, United States
7 months
Susan Murray Elam
Birth: January 1849 35 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 6, 1901LaFayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States
2 years
William Franklin “Willie” Elam
Birth: February 28, 1851 37 32Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: March 17, 1942Kingsland, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States
4 years
Samuel Hugh Elam
Birth: April 2, 1855 41 36Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: December 9, 1928Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States

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