The Shemwell Family

Benjamin C AcuffAge: 78 years18021880

Name
Benjamin C Acuff
Given names
Benjamin C
Surname
Acuff
Birth 1802 34 34
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 12 months)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Acuff Sr.
January 1, 1805 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 10 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 30 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
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 33 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
Death of a brotherJames W Acuff
about December 1847 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 44 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
Death of a motherAnn “Nancy” Watson
1856 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 55 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Death of a sisterSarah “Sally” Acuff
after June 1, 1860 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Acuff III
August 24, 1861 (Age 59 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Acuff III
about August 26, 1861 (Age 59 years)
Cemetery: Presbyterian Cemetery
Death of a brotherDavid Acuff
March 18, 1865 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 59 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
Death of a fatherJohn Acuff Jr.
about 1866 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 65 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 65 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 67 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 brotherThomas D Acuff Sr.
August 13, 1874 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 76 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death 1880 (Age 78 years)
Last change March 20, 201608:35:12

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: August 24, 1790Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States
6 months
elder brother
James W Acuff
Birth: March 4, 1791 23 23Virginia, United States
Death: about December 1847Pikeville, Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States
3 years
elder sister
Sarah “Sally” Acuff
Birth: between 1792 and 1793 24 24Tennessee, United States
Death: after June 1, 1860Grainger, Tennessee, United States
14 months
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
John Acuff III
Birth: December 10, 1797 29 29Virginia, United States
Death: August 24, 1861Ellettsville, Monroe, Indiana, United States
2 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
Benjamin C Acuff
Birth: 1802 34 34Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1880Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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