The Shemwell Family

James Harvey GriffinAge: 71 years17961867

Name
James Harvey Griffin
Given names
James Harvey
Surname
Griffin
Birth about 1796
Occupation
Merchant

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 7 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 16 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 36 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 39 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageElizabeth Julianna ShemwellView this family
January 11, 1841 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
#1William E Griffin
January 2, 1842 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ellen Ann “Annie” Griffin
June 1844 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary L Griffin
May 1846 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 50 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a wifeElizabeth Julianna Shemwell
between 1850 and 1860 (Age 54 years)

Census September 4, 1850 (Age 54 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 61 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 13, 1860 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 65 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (on the date of death)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Death 1867 (Age 71 years)
Last change May 30, 202112:41:21

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Elizabeth Julianna Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 11, 1841Maryland, United States
1 year
son
William E Griffin
Birth: January 2, 1842 46 29Maryland, United States
Death: May 1, 1936Florida, United States
3 years
daughter
Ellen Ann “Annie” Griffin
Birth: June 1844 48 31Maryland, United States
Death: 1910Florida, United States
2 years
daughter

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