The Shemwell Family

Joshua Marsden GrandinAge: 82 years18141897

Name
Joshua Marsden Grandin
Given names
Joshua Marsden
Surname
Grandin
Birth April 3, 1814
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 17 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 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
MarriageAnn Dove ShemwellView this family
February 19, 1841 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 31 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
Census October 3, 1850 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Seabury Grandin
May 1857 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 42 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Military
Civil War - Confederate Army Chaplain
July 24, 1863 (Age 49 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 46 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 (Age 52 years)
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 (Age 52 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 54 years)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Ann Virginia Grandin
December 20, 1875 (Age 61 years)

Death of a daughterAnn Virginia Grandin
November 11, 1876 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 63 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Louise Bennett
January 1879 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew Jackson BennettMary Seabury GrandinView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 28, 1879 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Grandin Lyne Bennett
September 8, 1880 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Gatewood Seabury Bennett
March 31, 1884 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Joshua Marsden Bennett
October 1, 1892 (Age 78 years)
Death 1897 (Age 82 years)

Family with Ann Dove Shemwell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 19, 1841St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
16 years
daughter
19 years
daughter
Ann Virginia Grandin
Birth: December 20, 1875 61 48
Death: November 11, 1876Maryland, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Marsden Grandin - Household

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Joshua M Grandinhead35MWMethodist preacherMD
Ann D Grandinwife23FWMD

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Marsden Grandin - Household

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Grandin, Joshuahead56MWministerNY
Grandin, Ann wife44FWMD
Grandin, Marydaughter12FWMD