The Shemwell Family

Susan Fox

Susan Fox
Given names
Married name
Susan Herndon
MarriageBenjamin HerndonView this family

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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 -
Birth of a son
#1William J Herndon
July 16, 1829
Birth of a son
#2John F Herndon
February 20, 1831

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary Frances Herndon
April 15, 1836

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836
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 -
Birth of a son
#4Thomas J Herndon
November 11, 1839

Death of a sonThomas J Herndon
August 22, 1840

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
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 -
Birth of a son
#5Henry Herndon
about 1851

Death of a sonJohn F Herndon
October 28, 1851

Marriage of a childWilliam J HerndonMary E McMahanView this family
about 1853

Marriage of a childCol. Christopher Columbus HiggersonMary Frances HerndonView this family
April 15, 1856
Birth of a grandson
#1Charles Edwin Higgerson
August 9, 1857
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Martha Ellen Higgerson
August 11, 1859
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a grandsonCharles Edwin Higgerson
February 21, 1860
Death of a granddaughterMartha Ellen Higgerson
March 30, 1860
Death of a sonHenry Herndon
September 16, 1861

Birth of a grandson
#3Emmit Lee Higgerson
calculated 1862
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Effie May Higgerson
calculated 1863
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Ida Belle Higgerson
August 1, 1863
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Mary Enola “Molly” Higgerson
April 1867
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
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
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

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 -
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Susan Olive Higgerson
March 1870
Birth of a grandson
#8James Jackson Higgerson

Birth of a grandson
#9Benjamin Herndon Higgerson
October 18, 1875

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898
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 -
Death of a granddaughterMary Enola “Molly” Higgerson
Death of a grandsonBenjamin Herndon Higgerson
March 3, 1907

Death of a granddaughterIda Belle Higgerson
February 28, 1910
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -

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