The Shemwell Family

Sarah Eleanor Dowell1815

Name
Sarah Eleanor Dowell
Given names
Sarah Eleanor
Surname
Dowell
Birth about 1815 45 23
Birth of a sisterDowell
about 1819 (Age 4 years)
Death of a half-brotherHenry Dowell
August 26, 1822 (Age 7 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth S Dowell
November 21, 1823 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Dowell
October 7, 1827 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Dowell
1829 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 17 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Death of a half-sisterMary Dowell
March 12, 1835 (Age 20 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 20 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 31 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 42 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 46 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 52 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) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 52 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 54 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a half-brotherGeorge Washington Dowell Sr.
March 21, 1874 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 63 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a brotherHenry Dowell
September 8, 1881 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 83 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 101 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 102 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 103 years)

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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
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Last change December 20, 201510:55:18

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

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