The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth “Betsy” Holland1792

Elizabeth “Betsy” Holland
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Harris
Birth about 1792 19 21
Birth of a sisterPolly Holland
about 1793 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherHezikiah Holland
November 29, 1794 (Age 2 years)
Marriage of parentsMichael HollandAgatha “Aggie” WardView this family
May 4, 1795 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Holland
January 24, 1797 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 12 months)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Birth of a brotherJohn Holland
February 4, 1799 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 11 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a brotherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 4, 1804 (Age 12 years)
Note: or 1806 Virginia
Birth of a brotherMichael Holland
about 1809 (Age 17 years)

Death of a motherAgatha “Aggie” Ward
about 1810 (Age 18 years)

Marriage of a parentMichael HollandAnna Margaret ShemwellView this family
October 2, 1811 (Age 19 years)
MarriageGeorge HarrisView this family
April 5, 1813 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 20 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 -
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Walker
June 8, 1821 (Age 29 years)
Death of a fatherMichael Holland
about 1825 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 40 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 43 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 of a brotherHezikiah Holland
January 1, 1843 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 54 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 -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 65 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a sisterPolly Holland
about 1863 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 69 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 (Age 75 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 75 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 77 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 86 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherThomas Holland
January 26, 1879 (Age 87 years)
Death of a brotherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
June 17, 1888 (Age 96 years)
Burial of a brotherJeremiah O “Jerry” Holland
1888 (Age 96 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Patoka Cemetery
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 106 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: May 4, 1795Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
-2 years
2 years
younger sister
Polly Holland
Birth: about 1793 20 22Virginia, United States
Death: about 1863Platte, Missouri, United States
23 months
younger brother
Hezikiah Holland
Birth: November 29, 1794 21 23Virginia, United States
Death: January 1, 1843Posey, Indiana, United States
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
younger brother
Father’s family with Anna Margaret Shemwell - View this family
Anna Margaret Shemwell
Birth: about October 1771 44 16St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Death: February 11, 1856Logan, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: October 2, 1811Warren, Kentucky, United States
Family with George Harris - View this family
Marriage: April 5, 1813Warren, Kentucky, United States

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