The Shemwell Family

Leonard Clarke

Name
Leonard Clarke
Given names
Leonard
Surname
Clarke
MarriageMary SothoronView this family
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Birth of a daughter
#1Elizabeth Clarke
1741
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Mary Jane Higgs
before 1750
Note: 1800 Census shows a Mary Shemwell who is in the White Female over 45yr category. Without any other sources to establish her age, it is assumed that she was born before 1755.
Marriage of a childCapt. Zachariah HiggsElizabeth ClarkeView this family
1755
Birth of a grandson
#2Leonard Clarke Higgs
September 13, 1756
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Elizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
1757
Historical Event
The French & Indian War
between 1754 and 1763

Note: The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years War, fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France - http://goo.gl/SiIuNc
Birth of a grandson
#4John Higgs
January 1, 1764
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Cassandra Elizabeth Higgs
1764
Birth of a grandson
#6Kenelm H Higgs
January 1, 1769
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Eleanor Higgs
1773
Birth of a grandson
#8Sothoron Higgs
1775
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1775 and 1776

Note: In 1775, there was an epidemic of unknown cause in North America (especially New England,) followed in 1775-1776 by what is described as one of the worst worldwide influenza epidemics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_epidemics
Birth of a grandson
#9William Higgs
1777
Historical Event
The American Revolution
from 1775 to 1783

Note: The Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the independent nation, the United States of America - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
Death of a sonCharles Sothoron Clarke
1785
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth “Eliza” Higgs
after 1789
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Fever_Epidemic_of_1793
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803

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 granddaughterMary Jane Higgs
1810
Deathunknown

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by: Barry Shemwell
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