The Shemwell Family

James Monroe BurrageAge: 73 years17841857

James Monroe Burrage
Given names
James Monroe
Birth March 18, 1784 52
Birth of a sisterCatherine Burrage
March 4, 1788 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward Burrage
about 1790 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherEdward Burrage Jr
May 1798 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherRebeckah Hannah Shemwell
May 1798 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 8 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 18 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 27 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 -
Death of a brotherWilliam Burrage
December 26, 1832 (Age 48 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 47 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 51 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 -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 61 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 -
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 72 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death April 28, 1857 (Age 73 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1770Maryland, United States
7 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
5 years
James Monroe Burrage
Birth: March 18, 1784 52Charles, Maryland, United States
Death: April 28, 1857Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother

James Monroe Burrage has 12 first cousins recorded