The Shemwell Family

Rev. John Fox ClarkAge: 77 years18221899

Rev. John Fox Clark
Name prefix
Given names
John Fox
Birth January 10, 1822
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 13 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 daughter
#1Susan F Clark
December 11, 1848 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 23 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 -
MarriageFrancis “Nancy” TomlinsonView this family
estimated 1851 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#2Robert Benjamin Clark
December 11, 1851 (Age 29 years)
Death of a wifeFrancis “Nancy” Tomlinson
May 4, 1855 (Age 33 years)

Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 34 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Religious marriageMary Elizabeth Marguerite WebbView this family
December 31, 1863 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 39 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 -
Birth of a daughter
#3Mary W Clark
1867 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 44 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 44 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 46 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 -
Census July 5, 1870 (Age 48 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 3, 1880 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Lee CunninghamMary W ClarkView this family
1887 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandchild
January 10, 1888 (Age 66 years)
Death of a grandchildCunningham
January 10, 1888 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Bessie Lee Cunningham
March 3, 1889 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3Beulah May Cunningham
December 4, 1891 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 76 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 -
Death February 9, 1899 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Peninsula Cemetery
Family with Francis “Nancy” Tomlinson - View this family
Marriage: estimated 1851
11 months
Robert Benjamin Clark
Birth: December 11, 1851 29 30Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: March 20, 1913Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
-3 years
Susan F Clark
Birth: December 11, 1848 26 27Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: November 29, 1929Pettis, Missouri, United States
Family with Mary Elizabeth Marguerite Webb - View this family
Marriage: December 31, 1863Cooper, Missouri, United States
4 years
Merrit B Platte + Mary Elizabeth Marguerite Webb - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: December 12, 1847Cooper, Missouri, United States
20 months

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