The Shemwell Family

Elizabeth Birckhead1792

Elizabeth Birckhead
Given names
Married name
Elizabeth Dowell
Birth 1792

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798 (Age 12 months)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 11 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
MarriageHenry DowellView this family
October 18, 1813 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 20 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 daughter
#1Sarah Eleanor Dowell
about 1815 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
about 1819 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#3Henry Dowell
October 7, 1827 (Age 35 years)
Death of a husbandHenry Dowell
1829 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 40 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 43 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 54 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 -
Not marriedHenry DowellView this family

Marriage of a childHenry DowellAnn Louisa NixdorffView this family
December 11, 1852 (Age 60 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 65 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 69 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 75 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 75 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 77 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 86 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a sonHenry Dowell
September 8, 1881 (Age 89 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 106 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 December 20, 201510:53:48

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Henry Dowell - View this family
Marriage: October 18, 1813
Not married:
2 years
Sarah Eleanor Dowell
Birth: about 1815 45 23Calvert, Maryland, United States
5 years
Birth: about 1819 49 27Calvert, Maryland, United States
9 years
Henry Dowell
Birth: October 7, 1827 57 35Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: September 8, 1881Calvert, Maryland, United States
Henry Dowell + Ann Scrivener - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: February 9, 1796Calvert, Maryland, United States
10 months
Francis S Dowell
Birth: November 25, 1796 26 23Calvert, Maryland, United States
15 months
Henry Dowell
Birth: March 2, 1798 28 25Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: August 26, 1822Calvert, Maryland, United States
16 months
Elizabeth S Dowell
Birth: July 1, 1799 29 26Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: November 21, 1823Calvert, Maryland, United States
15 months
18 months
Ann S Dowell
Birth: March 6, 1802 32 29Calvert, Maryland, United States
19 months
1 year
Richard Dowell
Birth: September 1804 34 31Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: September 1804Calvert, Maryland, United States
5 months
Elijah Dowell
Birth: January 20, 1805 35 32Calvert, Maryland, United States
18 months
John S Dowell
Birth: July 12, 1806 36 33Calvert, Maryland, United States

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