The Shemwell Family

Benjamin Howard SuddarthAge: 73 years18001873

Benjamin Howard Suddarth
Given names
Benjamin Howard
Birth August 1800
MarriageMary Louisa WatkinsView this family

Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 2 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Birth of a brotherDr. Samuel Suddarth
estimated 1807 (Age 6 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 11 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 -
Census June 1, 1820 (Age 19 years)
1820 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Louisa W Suddarth
1830 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 31 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#2Allen Tandy Suddarth
January 22, 1833 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 35 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 son
#3Moore H Suddarth
1836 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Alvira H Suddarth
1839 (Age 38 years)
Census June 1, 1840 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Josephine P Suddarth
1842 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Amanda H Suddarth
1843 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#7Dr. Samuel Dyer Suddarth
February 14, 1846 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 45 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#8Sarah Emily Suddarth
1849 (Age 48 years)
Census October 15, 1850 (Age 50 years)
Made Saddles and Harnesses
1850 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Mary Suddarth
estimated 1854 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 56 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census June 1, 1860 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sonAllen Tandy Suddarth
January 13, 1863 (Age 62 years)
Note: Civil War
Death of a wifeMary Louisa Watkins
June 5, 1864 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 60 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 66 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 66 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 68 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 -
Census 1870 (Age 69 years)
Death September 29, 1873 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Carroll Cemetery
Last change February 24, 201809:54:15

by: Barry Shemwell
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Louisa W Suddarth
Birth: 1830 29 15Kentucky, United States
Death: January 9, 1915Jefferson, Illinois, United States
3 years
Allen Tandy SuddarthAllen Tandy Suddarth
Birth: January 22, 1833 32 19Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: January 13, 1863Richmond, Virginia, United States
4 years
4 years
4 years
2 years
3 years
4 years
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Mary Suddarth
Birth: estimated 1854 53 39Stewart, Tennessee, United States

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