The Shemwell Family

William RoachAge: 74 years17711845

William Roach
Given names
Birth about 1771
MarriageHannah GrayView this family

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776 (Age 4 years)

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics -
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The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783 (Age 4 years)

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America -
Birth of a son
#1Elza Roach
about 1795 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 22 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 32 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 41 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 childElza RoachKatherine StillView this family
February 25, 1818 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Permelia J Roach
1822 (Age 51 years)
Note: or Tennessee
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Emeline Roach
about 1823 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Luvenia “Vena” Roach
1825 (Age 54 years)
Note: October 10, 1826 ?
Birth of a grandson
#4Charles L “Charlie” Roach
October 18, 1828 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 61 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 64 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 -
Death about 1845 (Age 74 years)
Family with Hannah Gray - View this family
William Roach
Birth: about 1771Dobbs, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1845Davidson, Tennessee, United States

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