The Shemwell Family

Clara O MeltonAge: 73 years18361910

Name
Clara O Melton
Given names
Clara O
Surname
Melton
Married name
Clara O Long
Birth August 23, 1836
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 9 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 20 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
MarriageWilliam Nevins LongView this family
December 25, 1860 (Age 24 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 24 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 30 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 30 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a son
#1Samuel Walter Long
February 2, 1868 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 32 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
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 28, 1880 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 61 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
Death of a husbandWilliam Nevins Long
January 8, 1907 (Age 70 years)
Death July 18, 1910 (Age 73 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Cedar Grove United Methodist Cemetery
Last change July 11, 201810:18:27

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with William Nevins Long - View this family
husband
William Nevins Long
Birth: February 12, 1832 34 33North Carolina, United States
Death: January 8, 1907North Carolina, United States
herself
Clara O Melton
Birth: August 23, 1836North Carolina, United States
Death: July 18, 1910Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage: December 25, 1860Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
7 years
son
Samuel Walter Long
Birth: February 2, 1868 35 31Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 23, 1956Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - William Nevins Long - Household

Logans Store, Rutherford, North Carolina

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Long, William NWM48headMFarmerNCNCNC
Long, Clarinda O. N.WF42wifeMNCNCNC
Long, Samuel RWM12sonSNCNCNC