The Shemwell Family

Martha Grinshaw1797

Name
Martha Grinshaw
Given names
Martha
Surname
Grinshaw
Married name
Martha Billingsley
Birth 1797
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 6 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 15 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
MarriageJames Bohaney BillingsleyView this family
before 1818 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#1Elijah Billingsley
1818 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#2Henry Hugh Billingsley
about 1820 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#3Andrew Billingsley
1821 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary A Billingsley
1823 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#5James Bohaney Billingsley Jr.
1824 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Margaret Billingsley
1827 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 35 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
Birth of a daughter
#7Martha Ann Billingsley
estimated 1833 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#8Madison Billingsley
1834 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 38 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
Birth of a son
#9William Billingsley
about 1839 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew BillingsleySarah LongView this family
1840 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1James N Billingsley
estimated 1844 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childHenry Hugh BillingsleyMary Minerva BradfordView this family
February 8, 1844 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Andrew Billingsley
estimated 1845 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew BillingsleyMalissa ThorntonView this family
1847 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 49 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Sarah J Billingsley
estimated 1849 (Age 52 years)
Census December 28, 1850 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ann Billingsley
estimated 1852 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5John R Billingsley
1854 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Tennessee Billingsley
1857 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 60 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Mary L Billingsley
about 1859 (Age 62 years)
Death of a sonAndrew Billingsley
1859 (Age 62 years)
Census June 23, 1860 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Barbara Billingsley
March 16, 1861 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 64 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#9Elmira “Minnie” Billingsley
about 1865 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#10Laura A Billingsley
April 7, 1866 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 70 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 70 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 72 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
Death of a husbandJames Bohaney Billingsley
before 1870 (Age 73 years)
Death of a sonElijah Billingsley
1870 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11George Franklin Billingsley
January 1872 (Age 75 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 81 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a sonHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1882 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sonJames Bohaney Billingsley Jr.
January 24, 1889 (Age 92 years)
Death of a granddaughterElmira “Minnie” Billingsley
about 1890 (Age 93 years)

Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 101 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Deathunknown

Family with James Bohaney Billingsley - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: before 1818
1 year
son
Elijah Billingsley
Birth: 1818 25 21South Carolina, United States
Death: 1870Alabama, United States
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son
2 years
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3 years
daughter
2 years
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4 years
daughter
7 years
daughter
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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - James Billingsley - Household

Rabun, Georgia

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
James Billingsleyhead60MWFarmerSC
Martha Billingsleywife53FWSC
James B Billingsleyson26MWFarmerSC
Martha H Billingsleydaughter17FWSC
William H Billingsleyson11MWSC

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - James Billingsley - Household

Moccasin, Rabun, Georgia

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
James Billingsleyhead64MWFarmerSC
Martha Billingsleywife62FWSC
William Billingsleyson21MWFarmerGA