The Shemwell Family

Henry DowellAge: 53 years18271881

Name
Henry Dowell
Given names
Henry
Surname
Dowell
Birth October 7, 1827 57 35
Death of a fatherHenry Dowell
1829 (Age 14 months)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 4 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 7 years)

Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 7 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 18 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
MarriageAnn Louisa NixdorffView this family
December 11, 1852 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 29 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 33 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 39 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 39 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 41 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 46 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 50 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death September 8, 1881 (Age 53 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Mount Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery
Last change December 20, 201512:47:52

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 18, 1813
Not married:
2 years
elder sister
Sarah Eleanor Dowell
Birth: about 1815 45 23Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
5 years
elder sister
Dowell
Birth: about 1819 49 27Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death:
9 years
himself
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:
Family with Ann Louisa Nixdorff - View this family
himself
Henry Dowell
Birth: October 7, 1827 57 35Calvert, Maryland, United States
Death: September 8, 1881Calvert, Maryland, United States
wife
Ann Louisa Nixdorff
Birth: August 12, 1827 33Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death: December 29, 1902Calvert, Maryland, United States
Marriage: December 11, 1852Calvert, Maryland, United States

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