The Shemwell Family

Little Berry WittAge: 77 years18111889

Little Berry Witt
Given names
Little Berry
Birth November 11, 1811 24 18
Birth of a brotherJohn Witt
about 1814 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 51 days)

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 sisterJane Witt
about 1815 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam L Witt
about 1821 (Age 9 years)
Death of a motherSarah Witt
before 1823 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a parentWilliam WittJane CoxView this family
November 28, 1823 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMargaret Ann Witt
about 1824 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-brotherStephen Cox Witt
October 1829 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDavid Witt
about 1830 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherRobert F. Witt
about 1832 (Age 20 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 20 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
MarriageMary Thomas CoxView this family
October 2, 1833 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 23 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 half-sisterSarah Ann Witt
about 1836 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a half-brotherElisha Witt
about 1838 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas B Witt
about 1840 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Paulina Jane Witt
about 1842 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMartha Elizabeth Witt
about 1842 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMelissa Witt
about 1844 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 34 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
#2Martha Elizabeth Witt
May 5, 1852 (Age 40 years)
Death of a half-sisterMargaret Ann Witt
about 1855 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a son
#3Robert Ellis Witt
January 1858 (Age 46 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 45 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 49 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 55 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 55 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 57 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 -
Marriage of a childJames M ToddPaulina Jane WittView this family
February 28, 1870 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Witt
about 1870 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Henry Clark Todd
December 7, 1873 (Age 62 years)
Death of a wifeMary Thomas Cox
April 14, 1875 (Age 63 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Witt
December 25, 1878 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 66 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childHenry MathewsPaulina Jane WittView this family
April 10, 1884 (Age 72 years)
Death of a sisterJane Witt
about 1886 (Age 74 years)
Death September 26, 1889 (Age 77 years)
Last change January 21, 201620:25:32

by: Brian Shemwell
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Marriage: November 21, 1810Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia, United States
1 year
3 years
younger brother
John Witt
Birth: about 1814 27 21Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1870Madison, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Jane Witt
Birth: about 1815 28 22Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Death: about 1886South Dakota, United States
7 years
younger brother
William L Witt
Birth: about 1821 34 28Nelson, Virginia, United States
Death: May 1, 1894Madison, Kentucky, United States
Father’s family with Jane Cox - View this family
Marriage: November 28, 1823Madison, Kentucky, United States
13 months
Margaret Ann Witt
Birth: about 1824 37 22Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1855
6 years
Stephen Cox Witt
Birth: October 1829 42 27Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: about 1907Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States
15 months
David Witt
Birth: about 1830 43 28Madison, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Robert F. Witt
Birth: about 1832 45 30Madison, Kentucky, United States
5 years
Sarah Ann Witt
Birth: about 1836 49 34Madison, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Elisha Witt
Birth: about 1838 51 36Madison, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Thomas B Witt
Birth: about 1840 53 38Madison, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Martha Elizabeth Witt
Birth: about 1842 55 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
3 years
Family with Mary Thomas Cox - View this family
Marriage: October 2, 1833Madison, Kentucky, United States
19 years
Martha Elizabeth Witt
Birth: May 5, 1852 40 40Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 16, 1901
6 years
-15 years

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