The Shemwell Family

Susan FoxAge: 83 years18021885

Name
Susan Fox
Given names
Susan
Surname
Fox
Married name
Susan Herndon
Birth 1802
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 12 months)

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 10 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
MarriageBenjamin Zachery HerndonView this family
October 1828 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#1William J Herndon
July 16, 1829 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2John Fox Herndon
February 20, 1831 (Age 29 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 30 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 son
#3George C Herndon
1834 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 33 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 daughter
#4Martha Herndon
1836 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Frances Herndon
April 20, 1839 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#6Thomas Jefferson Herndon
November 11, 1839 (Age 37 years)
Death of a sonThomas Jefferson Herndon
August 22, 1840 (Age 38 years)
Burial of a sonThomas Jefferson Herndon
1840 (Age 38 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Herndon Cemetery, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Birth of a son
#7Henry G Herndon
October 14, 1841 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 44 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 September 18, 1850 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sonJohn Fox Herndon
October 28, 1851 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a sonJohn Fox Herndon
1851 (Age 49 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Herndon Cemetery, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Marriage of a childWilliam J HerndonMary E McMahanView this family
about 1853 (Age 51 years)

Marriage of a childCol. Christopher Columbus HiggersonMary Frances HerndonView this family
Type: Religious marriage
April 15, 1856 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Edwin Higgerson
August 9, 1857 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge C HerndonElizabeth PopeView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 26, 1858 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha Ellen Higgerson
August 11, 1859 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 55 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 grandsonCharles Edwin Higgerson
February 21, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Death of a granddaughterMartha Ellen Higgerson
March 30, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Census August 23, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Emmett Lee Higgerson
June 9, 1861 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sonHenry G Herndon
September 16, 1861 (Age 59 years)

Burial of a sonHenry G Herndon
1861 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Herndon Cemetery, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Ida Belle Higgerson
August 1, 1863 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 59 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
#5Effie May Higgerson
December 18, 1865 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Enola “Molly” Higgerson
April 1867 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 65 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 65 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 67 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
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Susan Olive Higgerson
March 1870 (Age 68 years)
Census August 6, 1870 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8James Jackson Higgerson
August 2, 1872 (Age 70 years)
Death of a husbandBenjamin Zachery Herndon
August 7, 1873 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Benjamin Herndon Higgerson
October 18, 1875 (Age 73 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 76 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childWilliam J HerndonAdelia M TurleyView this family
1882 (Age 80 years)

Death August 1885 (Age 83 years)
Family with Benjamin Zachery Herndon - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 1828Madison, Kentucky, United States
6 years
son
3 years
daughter
-7 years
son
19 months
son
John Fox Herndon
Birth: February 20, 1831 28 29
Death: October 28, 1851Cooper, Missouri, United States
8 years
daughter
7 months
son
Thomas Jefferson Herndon
Birth: November 11, 1839 37 37Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: August 22, 1840Cooper, Missouri, United States
23 months
son
Henry G Herndon
Birth: October 14, 1841 39 39Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: September 16, 1861

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