The Shemwell Family

Edward Burrage1790

Edward Burrage
Given names
Birth about 1790 58
Death of a fatherEdward Burrage Jr
May 1798 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherRebeckah Hannah Shemwell
May 1798 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 3 years)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 13 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
MarriageMary PeelerView this family
1810 (Age 20 years)
Name: Edward Burridge Spouse: Mary Peeler Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1810 Marriage County: Orange Marriage State: North Carolina
Birth of a son
#1William E Burrage
1812 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 22 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 -
Birth of a son
#2Pleasant Burrage
1819 (Age 29 years)
Census August 7, 1820 (Age 30 years)
Census June 1, 1830 (Age 40 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Burrage
December 26, 1832 (Age 42 years)

Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 42 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#3Edward M Burrage
1834 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 45 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Jane Burrage
1837 (Age 47 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 56 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 -
Census October 16, 1850 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherJames Monroe Burrage
April 28, 1857 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 67 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 71 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 -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 77 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) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 77 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 79 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 -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 88 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sisterCatherine Burrage
June 1, 1880 (Age 90 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 108 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 -

Last change May 7, 202301:51:46

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1770Maryland, United States
7 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
James Monroe Burrage
Birth: March 18, 1784 52Charles, Maryland, United States
Death: April 28, 1857Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
4 years
elder sister
3 years
Family with Mary Peeler - View this family
Marriage: 1810Orange, North Carolina, United States
3 years
8 years
16 years
4 years

Edward Burrage has 12 first cousins recorded