The Shemwell Family


Birth about 1819 49 27
Death of a half-brotherHenry Dowell
August 26, 1822 (Age 3 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth S Dowell
November 21, 1823 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherHenry Dowell
October 7, 1827 (Age 8 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Dowell
1829 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 13 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Death of a half-sisterMary Dowell
March 12, 1835 (Age 16 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 16 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 27 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 38 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 42 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 -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 48 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) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 48 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 50 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 -
Death of a half-brotherGeorge Washington Dowell Sr.
March 21, 1874 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 59 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a brotherHenry Dowell
September 8, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 79 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 -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 97 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 98 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 99 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 -

Last change December 20, 201510:56:08

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: October 18, 1813
2 years
elder sister
Sarah Eleanor Dowell
Birth: about 1815 45 23Calvert, Maryland, United States
5 years
Birth: about 1819 49 27Calvert, Maryland, United States
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
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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