The Shemwell Family

Mary Sothoron

Name
Mary Sothoron
Given names
Mary
Surname
Sothoron
Married name
Mary Clarke
MarriageLeonard ClarkeView this family
unknown

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
Death of a daughterElizabeth Clarke
after 1810
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

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
Deathunknown

Last change July 23, 201612:41:32

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Leonard Clarke - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage:
daughter
son

No family available