The Shemwell Family

Elijah BillingsleyAge: 52 years18181870

Name
Elijah Billingsley
Given names
Elijah
Surname
Billingsley
Birth 1818 25 21
Birth of a brotherHenry Hugh Billingsley
about 1820 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Billingsley
about 1820 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherAndrew Billingsley
1821 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary A Billingsley
1823 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Bohaney Billingsley Jr.
1824 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Billingsley
1827 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 14 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 sisterMartha Ann Billingsley
estimated 1833 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherMadison Billingsley
1834 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 17 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 brotherWilliam Billingsley
about 1839 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 28 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
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 39 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a brotherAndrew Billingsley
1859 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 43 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 49 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 49 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 51 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 fatherJames Bohaney Billingsley
before 1870 (Age 52 years)
Death 1870 (Age 52 years)
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Elijah Billingsley
Birth: 1818 25 21South Carolina, United States
Death: 1870Alabama, United States
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younger sister
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