The Shemwell Family

James Harvey GriffinAge: 51 years18161867

James Harvey Griffin
Given names
James Harvey
Birth about 1816


Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 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 19 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 -
MarriageElizabeth Julianna ShemwellView this family
January 11, 1841 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 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
#1Letha Griffin
1851 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#2Joseph Griffin
1854 (Age 38 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Julianna Shemwell
between 1850 and 1860 (Age 34 years)

Census September 20, 1850 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census August 1, 1860 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 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 (on the date of death)
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 (on the date of death)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Death 1867 (Age 51 years)
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by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell - View this family
Marriage: January 11, 1841Maryland, United States
11 years
4 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Griffin - Household

Calvert, Maryland, United States

James Harvey Griffinhead34MWMerchantMD
Ann J Griffinwife37FWMD

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Harvey Griffin - Household

James Harvey Griffinhead45MWLighthouse keeperMD
Ann Griffinwife29FWMD
Letha Griffindaughter9FWMD
Joseph Griffinson6MWMD